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 (101,103,104). Look for the interview with Capt. Pierre Wallinder at the end of this page.
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.
Alexandra "Al" Wallinder
Alexandra "Al" 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
Tim Overdorf
Tim OverdorfSailing 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.
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)
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
Gustav Gus Goldberg
Gustav Gus GoldbergConstruction
When something needs to be fixed, Gus is the man. He enjoys working with wood and fiberglass, and we are so lucky to have him with us. He is planning a longer sail-journey this summer, we told him he must come back. Gus was born in Sweden, so he loves living by the Great Lakes. Almost as home!
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