Committee and Staff


Bill Lillis, Jr. - Chairmain
AJ Ficcardi
Tim Polaski
Rich Seibel
Ben Shaevitz
Rich Siegler
John Deimel
Laura Semple
Alex Nagle
Holly O’Hare, Special Advisor
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How Do I Become an Instructor?

To become an Instructor at the Erie Yacht Club you must be a minimum of 16 yrs of age by the start of the program. All instructors must receive US Sailing Level 1, CPR, and First Aid Training prior to the start of classes. Persons born on or after January 1, 1982 must obtained and have in possession a PA Boating Safety Certificate*. Pay is commensurate with age and experience. Instructor Job Discription

Caroline Mashyna Head Instructor Optis/Head Opti Race Coach
Nick Pardini Senior/Head Race Coach
Ellie Bloomstine Senior/420
Jake Orlando Senior/Maintenance
Anna Bloomstine Junior/420
Claire Christensen Senior/Adults
Bryan Lay Junior/420
J.T. Timon Junior/420/Assistant Race Coach
Geoff Wells Junior/420/Assistant Opti Race Coach
Emma Francoeur Junior/Opti
Nick Margay Junior420/Assistant Race Coach
Noah Nicolia Junior/420
John Schultz Junior/420
J.P. Jarecki Jr. Training/420
Lilly Myers Jr. Training/Opti
Michal Szelwach Jr. Training/Assistant Race Coach
Emily Grychowski Jr. Training/Opti