Jack spent 20+ years in the staffing business in the Washington, DC area, where he started, built, ran and sold his company, which had three offices and cut almost 2000 W2s. He has come to believe that it is all about relationships and providing a service to clients. His philosophy is don’t promise what you can’t deliver, but deliver more than you promise. Prior to starting his own company, he was Executive Director of The National Kidney Foundation in Washington, DC.
Jack’s sailing began on the Potomac River in the shadow of George Washington’s Mt. Vernon and continued on the Chesapeake Bay. And like all good sailors, he progressed from his 20-foot boat to a 22-foot, then a 25-foot, a 30-foot, and then to a 40-foot vessel. Eight years ago, Jack moved to Los Angeles and began plying the waters around Marina del Rey.
His excellent skills at crewing (i.e., following orders) are the result of being married for 46 years to his first wife, Susan. They have two children and two grandsons. Jack has a M.Ed. from Temple University, a BA from University of Cincinnati, and served in the Peace Corps in Brazil, (and yes he says he can still get along in Portuguese which has now morphed into Portañol).
Michael grew up sailing. As soon as he was old enough to take out a Laser (small single-sail craft) by himself he promptly set sail for more then 5hrs before returning home safe. Almost as comfortable on water as he is on land, Michael was also a competitive swimmer, surfer, kiteboarder, and stand-up paddle boarder. Michael has also crewed on various boats. Michael graduated from Virginia Tech, moved to Los Angeles over 14 years ago and has never looked back. His day job is in insurance specializing in both business and personal lines.
CAPTAIN GEZA SINKOVICS
Captain Geza Sinkovics comes to the LA Sailing Club and School after a long career as a cinematographer, having filmed many feature films and documentaries. He has been teaching sailing for ten years in and around So Cal when he was not working as a captain/instructor in the US and British Virgin Islands on both monohulls and catamarans. In 2009 he worked in Hong Kong as a sailing instructor for a newly formed ASA school where he trained and prepared students for IQC as well as the ASA 106 Advanced sailing course.
Geza holds a USCG 50-ton Master License and is certified to teach ASS Basic keelboat, Basic Cruising, Barefoot Cruising, Coastal Navigation and Advanced Sailing (101-106 and 114).
Geza is an experienced sailor and has completed passages in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean.