Meet the Sail Buffalo Crew

Pierre Wallinder
Pierre WallinderDirector of Operations
A lifelong sailor who grew up on the windy shores at the West Coast of Sweden. After coming to Buffalo he has taken his Captains License and ASA Instructor credentials (201, 203, 204, 214). Look for the interview with Capt. Pierre Wallinder at the end of this page.
Alexandra Wallinder
Alexandra WallinderSailing Instructor & Visionary
Alexandra “Al” is a passionate teacher who loves children and to see them succeed on the water. She is wonderful with all ages, but is especially fond of the Junior Sail Campers
Captain Tim Overdorf
Captain Tim OverdorfASA Sailing Instructor
Having began his sailing career relatively late in life at 30 years old, Tim dove into the sport with a passion and quickly obtained his ASA 101, 103, 104 and 114 designations. During his eighteen years of sailing he has become an accomplished racer as well as a frequent cruiser in the Caribbean. Recently Tim decided it was time to help introduce others into the wonderful world of sailing and now holds instructor credentials for ASA 101, 103, 104, 105 and 114. Tim believes that it is never too late to begin your sailing career, and if stricken with the sailing bug like he was it wouldn’t take very long before you can be captaining your very own charter boat in the tropics.
Captain Justin Sircus
Captain Justin SircusASA Sailing Instructor
From commercial fishing in the Florida Keys to Coast Guard Patrols throughout the US East Coast and Caribbean, Justin has been working on the water for most of his life. Now a Licensed Captain and Certified ASA sailing instructor, he brings his experience to Sail Buffalo!
Captain Daniel C Britt
Captain Daniel C BrittInstructor ASA Classes
Worldwide traveler, freelance writer and restorer of an old church, Dan recently took his 100 t USCG license and became an ASA 201 Certified Sailing Instructor. He loves summers in Buffalo but is already planning for work in the Caribbean during winter months.
Flora Adams
Flora Adams Junior Sail Camp Councelor
Flora’s energy and good spirited nature is highly appreciated among all campers and staff! She has been with Sail Buffalo for several years already and we are looking forward to many more. She ensures everybody is trying their best and puts in the hard work so the learning includes tidying up as well. Flora has been sailing for 15 years in a variety of boats and is excited to pass her knowledge at Sail Buffalo’s Junior Sail Camp.
Suzanne Villacorta
Suzanne VillacortaAttorney & Artist
A passionate water aficionado- she will make you laugh while you will have the best outing to be found on the waterfront. When not paddle boarding she can be seen windsurfing or sailing far out onto the lake.
Lesa Quale Ferguson
Lesa Quale FergusonWeb Designer, Manager and Media Consultant
Lesa designed the new website, manages it and assists with online media. Given to chronic motion sickness, she is anticipating watching her husband and sons enjoy sailing while she takes pictures along the shore. She writes, designs, creates digital content and manage websites, email marketing and social media. This is what she can do for your business at Talking Iguana
Nick Wallinder
Nick WallinderAssistant Sailing Instructor & Co-Founder
Nick WallyWorld graduated from SUNY Maritime College with a BE in Naval Architecture 2016! Now he resides in Cleveland OH where he works for Great Lakes Group. He will also teach sailing out of Cleveland, on his Catalina 27, booking requests can be sent to us or to him directly: nicholas.wallinder@gmail.com – evenings and weekend only. A life long sailor with a passion for everything water, he teaches with both patience and a strong sense of safety. He has a 3rd mate unlimited tonnage USCG license, past Gold medalist of Junior Olympics 420 class and ASA Certified Student 101-103. (Soon-to-be Instructor as well)
Gib Bradbury
Gib BradburySailing Professor
Our “Sailing Professor”, what Gib doesn’t know, is probably not worth spending much time on anyway. With both ASA and US Sailing credentials, plus his 200 Ton Masters, Gib resides in St Petersburg, Florida. Make sure you ask him for advice before your next trip to the BVI!

A Conversation with Captain Pierre Wallinder