George Yioulos (President/Owner)
George started sailing seriously at Marin Catholic High School in California, where he earned his varsity letter on the sailing team. In college, George competed for four years as a varsity skipper, coordinating the University of Oregon's team for three years. George was named to the All-Northwest Sailing Team twice and in his senior year he was selected for the Jim Rousmaniere Student Leadership Award and was elected to the College Sailing Hall of Fame. George spends much of his time working to promote youth sailing programs and expanding sailing as an activity for all people. He is a former High School coach, a board member for the Columbia Gorge Racing Association, and actively involved in many facets of sailing organizations locally and nationally.
Kyle Eaton (Inventory & Fulfillment Manager)
Kyle has worked at West Coast sailing since 2007, when he was pressed into service to fill the increasing mail order business. Kyle is fully active in College Sailing, where he serves as the Northwest Conference Commissioner. He spends many hours volunteering at College and High School races (he's the High School Coach in Portland), and he logs many miles doing so. Kyle is racing Tasars here in Portland and would love to see a Team Racing circuit get started. Kyle is a board member of the Columbia Gorge Racing Association.
Chris Brown (Sales Manager & Events)
Chris has been part of the team at West Coast Sailing since 2010. He led the Oregon State University sailing team for four years and in 2007, he received the Pete McKillop Sportsmanship Award and was named to the All Northwest Sailing Team. He has stayed involved with college sailing as the NW Interconference Regatta Coordinator. Chris has taught sailing in Portland and Seattle and he spent a summer coaching youth fleet racing. Chris loves blasting across the Gorge on a Laser and racing Tasars and Thistles. Chris is a board member of the Columbia Gorge Racing Association.
Phil Krug (Marketing Manager)
Phil made the move to Portland to join our team in June 2011 and is currently the head of our Marketing Department. A native of Huntington, New York, Phil grew up sailing dinghies on Long Island Sound and the Great South Bay. He went on to sail for Fordham University in NYC where he was a Co-Captain for several years and recipient of the Joseph Sullivan Jr. Leadership Award for his commitment and overall leadership of the team. You can find him sailing Lasers, Thistles, J24's, and more recently, a J70. He is a member of the Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation board. Give him a call any time to go sailing!
Andrew Cannard (Customer Service)
Andrew began working at West Coast Sailing during the summer of 2013. Andrew spent much of his early childhood on his family's sailboat and started racing in high school with the Portland area team. While attending The Evergreen State College, Andrew coached the local high school program and raced on a variety of keel boats. His summers were spent coaching on the Willamette or at Columbia Gorge Racing Association where Andrew worked as Sailing Director. During his last two years at Evergreen Andrew lived on his 30 foot Pearson which he continues to own and maintain. Andrew currently enjoys sailing his laser and coaches the local High School team.
Madeline Luce (Orders and Fullfilment)
Madeline joined the West Coast Sailing team in the fall of 2013.
Kendra Moore (Accounting)
Kendra is responsible for all the bookkeeping and paperwork we generate helping our customers. She make's sure we're on track and organized!
Abby (Office Assistant)
Abby assists with a number of tasks around the office to help us stay organized. She is a sail numbering expert!
John (Warehouse Technician)
John helps out in our warehouse by unpacking and rigging boats, assembling trailers, and keeping our boat inventory orderly.