Our Sales Team
Offshore Sailing School Sales Associates are Sailing 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, have taken one or more Offshore Sailing School course, and are very knowledgeable about our locations. Our Sales Team is assisted by our Project & Sales Coordinator, Wendy Bishop (see below), and inspired by Deb Marlor, Vice President of Sales & Technology, and Beth Oliver, Director of Marketing on our Executive Team.
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.
Gisela Uriarte joined Offshore Sailing School as a Sales Associate in 2017. Gisela is from California and now resides in the Fort Myers, Florida, area. She has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience, assisting individuals and families to realize their dreams. Gisela is bilingual in both English and Spanish. She takes great pride in listening to your needs and providing excellent customer service to achieve your sailing goals. In her spare time, Gisela enjoys outdoor activities, gathering with friends to enjoy the beach, volleyball, family get-togethers, and loves riding motorcycles. Her direct line is 239-985-7524; email Gisela@OffshoreSailing.com.
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.
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.