Our Sales Team
Offshore Sailing School Sales Associates are Sail and Power Advisors
The people you meet on the phone, at boat shows and through emails, work at Offshore Sailing School headquarters in Ft. Myers, Florida. They are all avid sailors and boaters, have taken one or more Offshore Sailing School course, and are very knowledgeable about our locations. Our Sales Team is inspired by Beth Oliver, Director of Marketing on our Executive Team.
Wendy moved to Florida in 2007 from Milwaukee with her husband. She studied business at Eau Claire University in Wisconsin and has worked in Sales and Administration with GE Medical and Verizon. An entrepreneur, she has owned and operated two small business in Milwaukee and Cape Coral, FL. Growing up near Lake Michigan Wendy enjoyed sailing in the summers with her husband and three daughters. Her hobbies include fishing, boating, and traveling. Her direct line is 239-985-7509; email wendy.bishop@OffshoreSailing.com.
Sail and Power Advisor
Christy recently returned to Offshore Sailing School as a senior sales associate after two years working in the technology field. You may have met her this October at the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland. Her updated bio is coming soon. Her direct line is 239-985-7524, email Christy@OffshoreSailing.com.
Jeanne comes to Offshore Sailing School with a background in Commercial Property Insurance as an executive for International Retail Brokerage and Insurance Companies. She moved to Florida 2-1/2 years ago from Southern California, where she lived with her husband aboard their Beneteau 473 in Marina Del Rey and Santa Catalina Island. Jeanne has sailed the waters off Southern California for 11 years with her husband and their Labradoodle, Arlo. Her passions include sailing and cooking. Her direct line is 239-985-7530; email Jeanne@OffshoreSailing.com.
When her two sons left the nest, Diana elected started sailing on Highlanders in Indianapolis, IN. In 1997 her General Motors job moved to Detroit where she raced on a C&C35, J120s and NA40s at Bayview Yacht Club – one season as skipper and seven seasons as crew chief. She has sailed “her favorite boat,” the Colgate 26, since its introduction in 1997 and has taken every course Offshore Sailing has to offer. During her four years as President of the National Women’s Sailing Association, she taught at Women’s Conferences, led Caribbean flotillas and Chesapeake schooner sailing programs. Diana joined Offshore in 2004. Her direct line is 239-985-7506; email DianaSmith@OffshoreSailing.com.
Sales and Operations Coordinator
Josh moved to Florida from Milwaukee where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Secondary Education from Marquette University. In 2011 he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Hodges University. Before joining Offshore he worked as production specialist for MSX International, office assistant for Hunter Robert’s Homes, and Target. He lives in Bonita Springs, FL and is responsible for managing resource inventory and our booking system, while assisting the Director of Operations in whatever it takes to make branch operations run smoothly. His direct line is 239-985-7500, email Josh@OffshoreSailing.com.
Gabrielle was born and raised in Ft. Myers, Florida. She attends Florida Gulf Coast University and is pursuing a degree in Communications with a minor in Spanish. She doesn’t have a specific career in mind yet, but wants to travel to Spain and other countries to take classes abroad before she graduates. Her direct line is 239-985-7507; email Gabrielle@OffshoreSailing.com.