Milwaukee Community Sailing Center
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Teresa Coronado Named Program Director at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center

Coronado graduated from the White Lake Yacht Club Sailing School in 1989 which began her life-long passion for sailing.

By - Oct 22nd, 2018 02:18 pm
Teresa Coronado. Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center.

Teresa Coronado. Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center.

(MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, Ocotber 22, 2018) – The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center is pleased to announce the appointment of long-time instructor and volunteer Teresa Coronado to the position of Program Director. Coronado graduated from the White Lake Yacht Club Sailing School in 1989 which began her life-long passion for sailing. She has been an MCSC volunteer and instructor since 2009 and has sailed extensively on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior and in the Virgin Islands and Florida. This summer she competed in the “Race to Alaska” on “Elle”, a Balboa 20. She is also a long-time racer with the Milwaukee Bay Women’s Sailing Organization and a committed member of the Midwest Women’s Sailing Conference organization.

“Teresa will bring her extensive knowledge of our programs and membership along with her enthusiasm to expand offerings and create new initiatives to better serve all our members,” said Holly Church, MCSC Director. Coronado will be responsible for all on-the-water programs and classes, winter programs and classroom instruction as well as staff recruitment and education/training. She is anxious to meet with membership and learn about ways the Sailing Center can better serve its members. “We are thrilled to welcome someone with Teresa’s infectious personality, tenacity and here understanding of our mission to our team,” said Jamie Bargenquast, Board President.

Since 2013 Coronado served as an Associate Professor of English at UW-Parkside in Kenosha and holds a BA in English from Hillsdale College, an MA in English from Eastern New Mexico University and a PhD, Early American Literature, University of Oregon. Coronado is currently studying for a BS in Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Her other interests include travel, solo camping throughout the western United States, competing in triathlons and participating in Bike MS: Best Dam Bike Ride six years.

The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary with over 14,000 people having gone through our program since its inception. The Center was created by a group of sailing advocates in 1970s to increase access to the sport of sailing and Lake Michigan, our most valuable natural resource. Located in Veterans Park in the McKinley Marina on Lake Michigan, the Sailing Center has become a model for other centers around the globe and has been recognized for its innovative programming. The Sailing Center has over 500 members and has programs for children as young as eight, an extensive all-day summer youth program and more than 20 different classes for adults. Year-round membership includes a variety of enrichment classes, guest speakers, a book club and social opportunities. Every summer the Sailing Center hosts more than 800 individuals with special needs from a wide variety of community and social service organizations. Scholarships are available to members at who demonstrate financial need.

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