The LTS Board of Directors

The LTS Board of Directors is composed of seven members, each of whom serve up to two three-year terms.  Service on the LTS Board is entirely voluntary, and involves monthly board meetings, dozens of phone calls and emails per month, and many hours of on and off-the-water work to support the program.  The LTS Board oversees and directs the LTS program, including:

      • selecting and managing the senior staff;
      • long and short-term planning;
      • setting pricing and policies;
      • budgeting and financial oversight;
      • running the scholarship program;
      • evaluating and approving capital purchases;
      • fundraising;
      • and more.

Members of the Board also serve as the the officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) of Little Traverse Sailors, Inc, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit educational corporation. Most of the current LTS Board members are sailors themselves as well as parents of students in the program.

The Board can be contacted at Board@LittleTraverseSailors.org


Current Board Members

Matt Breckenfeld  [LTS Vice-President] (Term Ends October 2021)

Matt is an avid boater and father of two young sailors in the LTS program.  His day job is as the Store Manager for the Irish Boat Shop, running both the Harbor Springs and Charlevoix locations.  During summer evenings you’ll find him on the water — often racing Lasers with one or both of his sons on board.

Jill Sellers (Term Ends October 2023)

Jill and her family are summer residents of Harbor Springs and very active sailors, including three girls currently in the LTS program. She was a college sailor, sailing instructor, and has vast experience with nonprofit organizations.

Martin Grin (Term Ends October 2024)

Martin’s love of sailing started as an 8-year old at LTS and grew to be a participant in numerous fleets in Little Traverse Bay and the Great Lakes.  His association with LTS continued as an instructor throughout college and currently as a parent of four LTS sailing daughters.  Any of Martin’s sailing accomplishments pale in comparison to his lifetime total of over 1,000 Gurney’s sandwiches consumed and swims off the LTS dock that are too numerous to count…

Ali Hill [LTS President] (Term Ends October 2023)

Ali took her first sailing lessons at LTS and since then has experienced the program as an instructor, parent, and parent of an instructor.  Ali and her husband Chris Ford are former business owners and recently became year-round Harbor Springs residents, where they are currently active in the 420, Laser and J70 fleets on Little Traverse Bay.

[President@LittleTraverseSailors.org]