Meet the Staff


  • Meet the Staff

    Taylor Marshall
    Sailing Program Director

    Hey there HYC family and friends! My name is Taylor Marshall and I am thrilled to be returning to HYC as the sailing program director for my fourth summer. In the off-season I am a first grade teacher and camping enthusiast. I fell in love with sailing when I was a young child living on Cape Cod. I grew up sailing mostly for fun in Sunfish, Optis, Lasers, and 420s. When I got to high school I competed on my varsity sailing team for four years and had the honor to serve as team captain. Through college, I worked as the head instructor for Waquoit Bay Yacht Club in Falmouth, MA. I have always found sailing to be a beautiful sport, one that I am extremely passionate about.

    I am looking forward to another fun-filled summer!

     

     

     

    Paige Speight 

    420 Race Coach

    Hi there! My name is Paige Speight, and I am ecstatic to be the 420 Race Coach this season. I have over seven years of competitive dinghy racing experience, including high-school and collegiate racing. I helped Bowdoin College qualify for Nationals for the first time in the college’s history, and was named to the 2015 ISCA All Academic Team. I’ve worked on the water for many years, doing everything from commercial fishing, to leading wilderness expeditions on sailboats for Outward Bound. There’s always something new to be learned on the water, and from each other. I look forward to laughing, racing, and learning with the next generation of sailors!

     

     

     

     

    Alexis Chomyn 

    Opti Race Coach 

    Hey! My name is Alexis Chomyn, and I’m so excited to return to HYC this summer as the Opti race coach! I study physics at Lewis and Clark College, and I am a member of the Lewis and Clark sailing club. I currently live in Los Angeles California, but I have spent all of my summers in Freeport. I grew up sailing at HYC, making my way up from recruits to the ATG program in 2016. I have always found a very strong community at HYC and I am thrilled to share my love for this summer camp with all of you!

     

     

     

    Kique Ruiz

    ATG Junior Instructor

    Hi, I’m Kique Ruiz. I’m from Swampscott, Massachusetts but have been spending my summers banging around in sailboats in Freeport for as long as I can remember. I’ve spent my last ten summers sailing at Harraseeket and racing in regattas across New England in 420s, lasers, and a few big boats. When I’m not in Maine, I’m a rising senior at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts where I am a captain of the sailing team. My high school team primarily focuses on team racing which has certainly widened my perspective on sailing. I’m super excited to join the HYC team as an instructor this year and pass my passion for sailing on to the next generation of Harraseeket sailors!

     

     

    Jackson Giumarro

    Mates Junior Instructor 

    My name is Jackson Giumarro, and I am excited to begin my coaching journey for my first year as a Junior Instructor at HYC. However, this is not my first time at HYC. I’ve been in the Youth Sailing Program for 6 years, 2 of them being on the 420 Race Team. I’ve always sailed for fun wherever I can, on everything from Optis to J24s. I’ve always loved sailing and being on the water in general, and I’m excited to begin another summer at HYC, and am excited to pass along my sailing experience to younger sailors!

    Ben Wintersteen 

    Mates Junior Instructor

    Hi everyone! My name is Ben Wintersteen, and I super excited to start coaching for my first time as an instructor at HYC. I’m an upcoming junior in high school and I race for the Falmouth high school team where I’ve traveled to national events for 420’s. I’ve always loved my experiences out on the through sailing and want to help give other people those same experiences. I think that sailing is a fantastic way to get introduced to the Maine waters and to begin feeling comfortable on the water. I am excited to share my love of sailing at HYC this summer.

     

    Ethan Bolles

    Recruits Junior Instructor

    My name is Ethan Bolles I am so excited for my first year at HYC as a junior instructor. I’ve always loved teaching people about sailing and helping spread the love for this amazing sport. I am a Senior at Yarmouth High School and have been sailing for 9 years now I started sailing down on cape cod when I was 7 and even though I didn’t know much at the time I loved being out on the water. over the years I’ve advanced alot and found my love for racing since then I’ve sailed Knock-abouts, Optis, 420s and lasers and have spent 7 seasons on my high school team. I’ve had such an amazing time sailing at HYC and am so excited to be helping out this summer.

     

     

    Daisy Brewer 

    Recruits Junior Instructor

    Hey everyone! My name is Daisy Brewer and I am so excited to be joining the HYC coaching team this summer as a junior instructor. I am going to be a junior this coming fall at Yarmouth High School. I sail both Fall and Spring with the Yarmouth High School Sailing Team, racing 420s and J22s. I have been a part of HYC Youth Sailing Program since I was 8 years old. I started as a guppy and competed on the 420 race team. I also enjoy swimming and spending time on the water. I am very excited to share my passion of sailing with all the HYC sailors this summer!