A UCSC graduate in Marine Biology, Keith holds a 100 ton USCG Capt. License and is both an ASA certified sailing instructor and a US Sailing Certified Instructor.
Keith has been teaching sailing for the past 25 years through Pacific Yachting and Sailing in Santa Cruz, CA and was instrumental in the creation of the O’Neill Sea Odyssey Program which provides a hands-on educational experience to encourage the protection and preservation of our living sea and communities. With the move of his family to Port Angeles he has brought his deep experience to the area and teaches adult sailing as well as coaches the Junior Sailing Program.
He shares his passion for our ocean ecology and sailing with his three sons by cruising as a family whenever possible and looks forward to exploring the Puget Sound further on the families Sweden 41.
Steve has experienced the joys of sailing from the early age of 10 on Gravelly Lake in Tacoma, WA. By High School he was building a Sunfish in shop class. After serving a four-year tour in the US Navy, he worked as crew delivering sailboats on the West Coast and through the Caribbean Sea to Mexico. After gaining a degree in Environmental Design, Steve moved back to Seattle and immediately purchased an 18 foot daysailer. He and his wife Terri later settled on a Catalina 22 pop-top, (which they still have today).
After retiring from his “day job”, Steve has rescued several sailboats from neglect and made them available to non-profit organizations. His current passion is cruising on an Ericson 36 RH with his grandsons and passing the pleasures of sailing on to the next generation. Steve sits on the Ship Committee for Port Angeles Sea Scout Ship 1212 and holds a Merchant Marine US Coast Guard license for operating 50 and 100 ton vessels with a Sailing Endorsement.