Officers & Trustees

2021 Officers

 

Commodore: Floyd Jones

Floyd was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.  He was always a "water person," and learned to fish the rivers and streams of the Northwest at a young age with his boating family.  He joined the Navy in 1968 and became a Navy Diver.  After being stationed in Vietnam for one year, he married Lynn, and their daughter Molly was born in 1981.

He has a degree in Agricultural Education from Oregon State and was employed by Portland Public Schools to teach Vocational Horticulture.  While at OSU, he was on their sailing team and became Commodore.  He began crewing on PYC sailboats throughout the 80's and early 90's.  In 1994 he obtained a Coast Guard Skippers License and started Alaska Tropic Charters in 1995, a charter fishing business in Southeast Alaska.

In 2011 he joined PYC.  After 45 years of marriage, Lynn succumbed to early onset Alzheimer's.  When one shining light left his life, a new one entered when he met Barbara Thompson.  They have been together since. Barbara grew up boating on Lake Oswego and Sunday sailing on the Columbia.  Floyd bought True North, a 4788 Bayliner that they have cruised in the San Juan's and the Columbia River.  Floyd and Barbara's lives revolve around boating and look forward to serving everyone at PYC this year.

Vice Commodore: David Gunsul

David Gunsul is locally grown...born in Vancouver, WA and raised in Portland.  He graduated from Lincoln HS and then started his own business, West Hills Handyman until he was hired as a carpenter by a small construction company at the time called R & H Construction.  He was one of the first hired and was instrumental in its success and growth.  He became a vice president and subsequently an owner.

After 34 years with R&H, he left in 2014 and purchased TEAM Construction in Vancouver, WA. He is currently the president and runs the day to day operations of this growing commercial construction company.

David is the son of Brooks Gunsul, an architect and longtime member of PYC since 1974. Brooks, who will be 92 this year still goes out on his boat SLA Rose, moored on C row. David raced with his father quite successfully all through the 70’s and early 80’s on boats Rosebud, The Point and SLA Rose.

David met his wife Heidi (a critical care nurse) in 1981 after they met in the middle of the Columbia River. She was skippering a sailboat with some of her friends and he was skippering his parent’s boat with some of his friends when the wind suddenly stopped, and they found themselves motionless right next to each other’s boats.  Fast forward… less than a year later David and Heidi were married and had their wedding reception at PYC.

They are the very proud parents of 4 children…sons (twins) Matt and Tony, and Andrew and daughter Lainie. They are blessed with 8 wonderful grandchildren and spending family time together is most important to them.

David and Heidi love to travel, ski on Mt Hood and sail on their Beneteau Oceanis 48 named GO TEAM! Throughout his lifetime David has spent many years creating great memories around PYC and he is excited about finally being able to give back.

Secretary / Treasurer: Tim Carman

Tim grew up in Michigan, learned to sail on the Lakes and also spent many winters deep-sea fishing off the Florida coast.  After moving to Portland in the early 1980’s he began racing sailboats on the Columbia as well as participating in several Oregon Offshore and other ocean races.  He met Vicky Jorgensen at the Lake Oswego Hunt Club and they were married in 1985.  Vicky’s main interests are equine, but her sailing bona-fides were earned racing dinghies growing up in Maryland.  Vicky’s family eventually returned to their native Portland, and her father, Victor was a close mentor of all things nautical to Tim. Tim and Vicky joined PYC in 1998 and Tim served on the board as a trustee in 2000-2002.  He is also a past Commodore of SYSCO.  They left the club in 2005 after selling their boat but rejoined in 2016.

Vicky and Tim owned a succession of sailboats including a Cal 25 (Vim), Cal 40 (Firebird), and Heritage 20 (Ellie) before purchasing Ibis, a Devlin trawler in 2015.  They have since cruised Ibis on the Columbia and in the San Juans, as well as attending several Wooden Boat Festivals in Port Townsend.

Professionally, Tim has worked in the fire suppression industry since 1985 and is a Registered Fire Protection Engineer.  Vicky has a had a long career in marketing, including over 20 years at Intel, followed by establishing her own business.

Returning to PYC after a long absence made Tim and Vicky appreciate the family of friends they have here and all that the club has to offer even more deeply.  They are both glad to have the opportunity to give back!

Rear Commodore: Barbara Woodford

Barbara served as the 2020 Commodore.  She was born and raised in Michigan.  After graduating from college, she moved to Washington D.C., where she met her husband, Tom, a Portland native, who was completing a summer internship.  They returned to Portland and Tom went to work for his dad, Neil.  Tom and Barbara were married in 1979.  They are the proud parents of two boys, Devin and Garret, and daughter-in-law, Angie.

Barbara has been a workers’ compensation attorney for 36 years.  Tom is the president of Neil Kelly Co, which his father started in 1947.

Tom and Barbara bought their first sailboat, a San Juan 24 (Gambit), and began racing in 1977.  Racing was such a big part of their lives that they moved onto a floating home on Tomahawk Island in 1979.  In 1982, they moved their house across North Portland harbor to Bridgeton Road, where they still live.  They keep a Boston Whaler at the house to motor up to the club on warm summer evenings.  Over the years, they bought and raced and sold a Choate 27 (Chicanery), Santana 30/30 (Knockout), J35 (Blue Streak), and J122 (Anam Cara).  After a life-changing trek in Nepal in 2018, they downsized to JamJam, a J88, which is moored at the club.  Tom still races, and, Barbara, who had become more of a cruiser and fair weather racer, is back to racing.  They have sailed the San Juan and Gulf Islands, chartered in Greece, the BVI, and the Apostle Islands (Lake Superior), and sailed with friends in Mexico.

Barbara and Tom joined PYC in 1988.  Tom served as a trustee in the mid-1990's.  Barbara joined the board as a trustee in 2017.  They love gathering with friends at PYC and were especially proud to share the club with family and friends for Garret and Angie’s wedding in 2016.

 

Trustees

  • Greg Allison (Power)
  • Mark Denny (Sail)
  • Jay Densem (Sail)
  • Pam Sesar (Sail)
  • Steve Spahr (Power)

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