Board of Directors
The ACSC Board of Directors is made up of a diverse group of local community members. Each board member volunteers at least 10 hours a month to the organization and attends monthly meetings. We are always looking for new valuable members of the Board, and please contact us if you would like to inquire about any openings
Kame Richards, Board President
Kame is the co-founder and owner of Pineapple Sails and has been a local sailmaker for over 40 years. He also serves with many local organizations, including the Northern California PHRF Committee that handicaps sailboats for racing. Kame Attended UC Berkeley and majored in Geophysics. He is a strong advocate for education at all levels of sailing as well as non water-based activities. Kame serves on ACSC Executive and Facilities Committees, and works on the development of the ACSC site.
Rich Jepsen, Board Vice President
Rich is the former CEO and principal of OCSC Sailing, a commercial sailing school in San Francisco Bay, having retired in 2013 after 33 years. For 20 years he has volunteered for the National Governing Body of the Sport, US Sailing, as the Chair of the Training Committee, responsible for all sail training in the United States as well as the board of directors of US Sailing. Rich is a US Air Force veteran. Rich believes that sailing is a unique environment for developing youth into productive, self reliant, environmentally knowledgeable citizens.
Doug Perry, Board Treasurer
Doug brings both his love of boating and his business experience to this job. For over 50 years he has been an avid sailor, sailing instructor and professional mariner. Currently he is a Flag Officer at Encinal Yacht Club. He studied business administration at Cal State Los Angeles and has owned numerous small businesses through which he learned the basics of accounting and financial analysis. In addition to his role as Treasurer, he serves on the Executive Committee and the Programs Committee.
Sally Richards, Board Assistant-Treasurer
Sally is the manager of Pineapple Sails and an active sailor. She is also a member of the Encinal Yacht Club.
Mike Bishop, Board Member
Mike has been an avid sailor for his whole life learning in optimist dinghy as a 7 year old. He now sails very actively on the Bay enjoying the huge variety of sailing conditions and boats on the Bay. A dinghy sailor at heart but races on everything form the laser to 54 foot yachts and everything in between. He lives in San Francisco and works in Oakland. As a founding Boardmembers of ACSC wants to be able to bring the great experience of sailing to the local community.
Jeannie Graham, Board Member
Jeannie Graham, born and raised in the Bay Area, graduating from UC Berkeley and GoldenGate University, BA/MBA, now works with a number of Non-Profit organizations and agencies to help them better achieve their goals and optimal performance with more For-Profit based skills and strategies. Jeannie spent her 20+year career in the Silicon Valley and San Ramon working in Telecommunication, in Napa creating and printing custom labels for wine and fine food makers and now—in addition to being a Non-Profit Attaché–she loves traveling the world, playing golf, bike riding, gardening, antique-finding, cooking and sailing. Jeannie’s an active board member for a number of companies and organizations serving healthcare, youth and family programs and services, theater arts and all things to do with Zinfandel wine. Cheers!
Nancy Hird, Board Member
Nancy is a retired healthcare administrator who holds a Bachelor of Science and an MBA in Finance. Her lifelong love of watersports led her to sailing after moving to California from the Lake Erie area of Ohio where she grew up enjoying her family’s weekend power boat excursions. She has cruised and raced sail boats from the Pacific Northwest down the coast, through the Panama Canal and throughout the Caribbean. She founded the Bay Area Single Sailors Group twenty five years ago and, as a member of Island Yacht Club, is the Chairperson of the Annual Women’s Sailing Seminar. Nancy serves on the Audit, Volunteer and Program Committees of ACSC and writes grants for the organization.