DC Sail Staff
Nina Boston, Office Assistant
With no prior sailing background, Nina is excited to learn about the sailing industry and perhaps even get out on a boat! Nina graduated from Elon University in May and is interested in researching development projects that work to solve inequalities through non profit organizations. She is excited to work toward the mission of DC Sail to provide the under-served youth of DC with the unique opportunity to learn to sail in their own neighborhood.
Ute Laser, Youth Programs Director
Hailing from Northern Germany, Ute developed a first taste of sailing growing up between two oceans. A couple of years ago she started sailing again, and this passion grew into off-shore cruising on the Mediterranean, the North Sea and the Caribbean. After Ute moved to the US, she joined DC Sail as a volunteer and now takes care of its youth programs.
Brian McNally, Director
Brian grew up learning how to sail in Southern New Jersey. Brian has lived and worked in the Caribbean doing various sailing related jobs. He has logged thousands of offshore miles and one trans-Atlantic crossing. He holds a US Sailing Level 2 small boat instructor certification, a US Sailing Level 3 coaching certification, and a US Power boating instructor certification. Brian is responsible for the oversight of all operations and staff.
Traci Mead, Director of Business Operations
With a passion for the marine industry, Traci comes to DC Sail with over a decade in nonprofit administration, and a lively interest in sailboat racing. Having been raised in Alexandria, Virginia, prior to her return "home," to DC, Traci served as a Commissioner for the Port Washington Wisconsin Harbor Commission, provided management and marketing of the Maritime Heritage Festival, where she wrangled several tall ship visits, and was on the Board of Directors for a maritime museum. She was introduced to the sailing industry during her six year tenure with, SAILING Magazine.
DC Sail Board of Directors
James Muldoon, Chairman
Mr. Muldoon has been actively involved in international sailing or boating-related organizations for over twenty five years. He has captained his 80-foot yacht, DONNYBROOK, with a highly competitive amateur team, in hundreds of races and has accrued over 75,000 miles of blue water ocean racing.
Mr. Muldoon, the former president of US Sailing, has received countless awards for his commitment, leadership, and achievements in the field of recreational boating and boating safety.
VP Sailing Operations
The Brick Companies
US Department of Education (ret)
Groundswell Communications, Inc.
Federal Aviation Administration
Counsel, Arent Fox
Senior VP, External Affairs, Altria
The Secor Group
Kurt M. Lowman
CBay Systems, Ltd. (ret)
RADM Robert Sutton USN (ret)