Meet the Board & Support Team
John Scopazzi - Board Chair
John Scopazzi is a licensed and insured general contractor and owns Scopazzi Construction where he has led successful projects in Marin for over 25-years. With his wife Lisa, John also owns and runs two local businesses in Sausalito, Five Stars Yacht and Sausalito Bike Return. As a boat captain, John maintains a USCG 100 Ton Master Captain's License. John serves on the Sausalito Business Advisory Committee and is an active member of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce and San Rafael Rotary Club. His love for the water comes from his Italian grandfather who migrated to America from Italy in the early 1920’s. Growing up near the Santa Cruz coast, John’s grandfather taught him to fish on a small boat, igniting his passion for the water. Leading the Sausalito Community Boating Center as board chair, John is excited to launch the construction phase of the project and provide opportunities to get people excited and on the water, similar to how he found his passion in a small boat with his grandfather.
John Shuey - Board Vice Chair & Fleet Manager
John Shuey has been messing around in water and on things that float since childhood. Youth sailing and boating started in El Toro’s on Tomales bay leading to class racing and ocean passages. His first year round job was in an Inverness marina followed by a life of mostly maritime work on both coasts. John’s primarily a craftsman, designer and builder of boats, buildings, gadgets, machinery and vehicles. He has recently been specializing in electric propulsion for sailboats, but for the past 25+ years he has been in the yacht repair business here in Sausalito. John is now semi-retired and trying to finish building his own boat ‘Dolfin’ which he lives aboard, berthed in San Rafael. He has been an active local volunteer for decades including fundraisers, the starting of Willow Creek school, Site Counsel chair, Little League coach, and RBMA board. Itching for an active working waterfront, John found SCBC’s use of traditional wooden boats to teach sailing, seamanship and environmental stewardship irresistible. He came aboard to help a little with the growing donated fleet and recently joined the Board in the position of fleet manager.
Mary Gidley - Board Member
Mary and Cass Gidley established the original “Cass’ Marina” sailboat rental and school in 1960, as part of an extensive commercial fish operation on the old Napa Street Pier. Mary and Cass lived and raised their children on the Bay aboard the classic wooden sailboats, the Tia Mia and the Yo Ho Ho. The Gidley family did extensive international cruising in the off season. Mary is retired from a teaching position at College of Marin, and retains her passion for wooden boats and the sea. Mary’s son Memo, and daughters Lupe and Sharon, share her enthusiasm for this project.
Raylene Gorum - Board Member & Secretary
A Bay Area native, Raylene Gorum studied architecture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and in Paris with special studies in New York City, London and Spain. She now focuses these skills toward creating large-scale public art installations. She recently relocated to California and bought a houseboat in Sausalito after selling a popular singing bar, Baby Grand, that she designed, owned and operated in Soho, NYC with her husband. She supports her waterfront community as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner appointed by the City of Sausalito, as a volunteer at Willow Creek Academy, as a member of the Board of Directors with the Sausalito Community Boating Center and through collaborations with Sausalito Beautiful and her live-aboard community at Galilee Harbor.
Anne Teller - Board Member & Treasurer
Anne Teller is a member of the Sausalito Community Boating Center Board and Board Treasurer. Anne has owned ACT Services, a Bookkeeping Service for over 30 years. She grew up in Marin County and has lived in Sausalito for 20 years. Member of Sausalito Chamber of Commerce, Sausalito Woman's Club and Sausalito Yacht Club where she has been on several Board in the past. Anne is presently Treasurer of the Sausalito Rotary Club and Sausalito Sister Cities Inc.
Cameron Tuttle - Board Member & Sailing Program Director
Cameron Tuttle is a fourth generation Marin county native who has been sailing on the San Francisco Bay for almost as long as he could walk. He grew up taking out his family’s boat from Sausalito every weekend and over the years, that family hobby turned into a passion. His impressive sailing resume includes serving as the Race Chair at the Tiburon Yacht Club for three consecutive years, teaching at the San Rafael High School PE sailing course, coming in first place in the sailing race around the Farallon Islands, and racing from San Francisco to Hawaii in the Pacific Cup race during the Summer of 2018. In his day job, Cameron serves as a Senior Engineer at DNV GL as the lead on technical research projects for organizations like PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission. He has experience cruising, racing and teaching and is thrilled to bring his longtime love for sailing to the SCBC as the Sailing Program Director.
Board Support Team:
- Heather Richard: founding member of the nonprofit
- Justin Lindenberg: fundraising and grants coordinator
- Christanne Gallagher: Bay Model Park Manager, programming and curriculum contributor
- Steve Kielar: programming and curriculum contributor
- Shapiro "Reno" Cambridge: programming and curriculum contributor
- Pete Brewster: programming and curriculum contributor
- Mike Langford: City of Sausalito Department of Parks and Recreation Director
- Matt Butler: Harbormaster of San Rafael Yacht Harbor
- Michael Rex: Sausalito architect
- Benjamin Shaw: storyteller and a communications expert
- Ken Kirkland: marine engineering, naval architecture, yacht design, and boat building