Oakcliff Sailing Staff

Dawn Riley
Executive Director
As CEO and captain of America True, Dawn Riley was the first woman to manage an America’s Cup sailing team. She has raced on four America’s Cup and two Whitbread (now Volvo Ocean Race) teams. She is the former president Read More
Tim Kent
Shore Manager
Tim Kent learned to sail on Lake St. Clair just north of Detroit, and did not start racing actively until his early 30s. He began keelboat racing, including the Port Huron and Chicago to Mackinac Races and really enjoyed the Read More
Ethan Johnson
Training Program Director; Boat Captain; 2015 Sapling
Ethan has been sailing for 13 years on offshore and inshore sailboats both large and small. He grew up sailing in high school competitively, shortly to begin coaching sailing. Before Oakcliff he spent each season coaching high school sailing and Read More
Chris Holman
Boat Captain: Farr 40 Black, 2017 Sapling Graduate
Chis was born in Oklahoma and raised in both Oklahoma and New Mexico, started sailing at an early age with the YMCA in Oklahoma City. He sailed a variety of dinghies and family-owned keel boats. He is a founding member Read More
Alex Lulewicz
2018 Sapling
Alex “Firefly” Lulewicz is currently serving as Boat Captain on Farr 40 Blue.
Brian Reilly
2018 Sapling
Brian Reilly is currently serving as Boat Captain for the Ker 50 Temptation.
Patrick Burks
2018 Sapling
Chris Bellerjeau
Development Manager
Chris Bellerjeau was originally from upstate New York but spent 10 years growing up on the water in Holland and Saudia Arabia. Despite his proximity to the sea, it wasn’t until his later years when he discovered Oakcliff in 2011 Read More
Cat Chimney
Technical Specialist & Rigger
Cat Chimney is originally from Lloyd Harbor, NY and grew up sailing at Seawanhaka Corinthian aYacht Club. Her very first race was a frostbiting experience in a Dyer Dink with her father, Ed, who is an Oakcliff Supporter and a Read More
Andres Guerra-Font
High Performance Fleet Manager