Meet Our Team

People make the difference

Robert Norvell

President

Robert Norvell is a native Floridian, who grew up sailing small boats all over Florida.  He attended undergraduate at Boston University where he experienced enough cold weather to convince him that Law School at the University of Florida was his only chance to thaw out.  He has been in private practice here in Palm Beach
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Hillary Oswald

Vice President

Hillary grew up in Michigan in a family of sailors; both her dad and grandparents were avid sailors.  Hillary did not inherit the sailor genes, but she is married to a professional sailor and is a sailor-mom extraordinaire. Hillary has witnessed first hand how sailing can quickly transform young lives through the experience with her
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Geoff Jarvis

Treasure

Geoff Jarvis has lived in Florida since 2000, following career moves from Great Britain to Canada. Studies at Oxford and London School of Economics led to his Masters degree in Finance and a Chartered Accountant professional designation. A former principal of KPMG Peat Marwick and a public company executive, he brings a wealth of governance
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Sue Slater

Secretary

Sue Slater grew up in the Chicago area sailing Sunfish in the summers on Lake Michigan. Moved to the West Palm Beach area in 1982. Served as CFO of a multi-million dollar corporation until I decided I preferred self-employment. Retired in August 2018 after 25+ years of self-employment. I have been involved with youth sailing
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Tom Homberger

Director

Tom enjoyed sailing small boats on Biscayne Bay before getting hooked on windsurfing in the mid-80’s. Working in board shops through high school and as a certified windsurfing instructor during college, he shared his passion for the sport with hundreds of new sailors. Tom is a graduate of Florida State University with a Masters in
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Carolyn Ansay

Director

Carolyn Ansay is an environmental attorney with a focus on water quality issues.  Her law practice is focused on representing non-profit and governmental organizations.  She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Miami and law degree at the University of Florida.  While living in Miami she was an active participant in UM’s sailing club.
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Brooke Sharp

Youth Sailing Director

Brooke Sharp grew up sailing dinghies and keelboats in Southern California. Brooke attended University of California – San Diego where she participated on the club sailing team. She moved to Florida to work in the boat manufacturing business followed by teaching and heading up sailing programs – including the Palm Beach Sailing Club program in
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