Shancy Holland, Education Director
Shancy started sailing in the 90's on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota when an opportunity to race on a Ranger 23 came her way. She was hooked. She joined OWSA in 2009 and has served in a variety of volunteer roles supporting technology and operations for OWSA. Shancy had the opportunity to race on a Martin 24 on the Columbia River with an amazing skipper and crew in 2019 and has cruised in the San Juan Islands, the BVI and Lake Michigan. She loves being on the water and gets out as often as possible on her Catalina 22. She has embraced boat ownership and maintenance and believes that any day sailing is an adventure!
Erica Graham, Social/Membership Director
Leeta Anderson, Operations Director
I have always been a water baby, but growing up in landlocked Utah meant skiing was a better bet than boats. Prior to OWSA, I took some sailing classes where I heard about an amazing women's group. I found OWSA and joined 5 years ago, first enjoying Wednesday night sailing and taking classes. After taking the OWSA racing class, I started racing 3 years ago and have crewed on several different boats for the Columbia races. There is no faster way to develop skills than to be out on a race! In 2019, I crewed on the Offshore race to Victoria providing an entirely different experience than river sailing.
This is my first all-in volunteer position with OWSA, and I hope I'll be able to help get more women out on boats. I'm looking forward to another great year on the water with this awesome group.
Carol Baker, Fundraising & Marketing Director
Formerly our Education Director, Carol has now stepped into Marketing. Bio will be coming.