Mike Pantoja


Mike grew up in Southwest Missouri and relocated to Houston in 1989 finishing his college education at The University of Houston. Working his way through school in a small wine shop, he has now spent the last 31 years in the wine and spirits industry.

Mike’s passion for sailing began in the early 90’s when he purchased his first Laser and began racing in local area regattas. After joining Waterford Yacht Club in 2001 he began acquiring ASA certifications to become a more competent sailor. With those certifications and the learnings of fellow WYC members, he and his wife, Tina, finally felt confident enough to bareboat in 2004. Since then, they have both vacationed between the The Abacos, British Virgin Islands, and United States Virgin Islands consecutively for the last 14 years. Along the way, they have introduced many people, young and “seasoned” to the joys of sailing. One of Mike’s greatest pleasures is seeing his friend’s children gain respect of the water and have the confidence to take the helm. On most weekends throughout the year you’ll see Mike, Tina, and friends sailing Galveston Bay in their 35’ Beneteau Oceanis “Cocamane”.

In addition for his love of Tina, wine, and sailing, Mike is also an avid runner. He has run over 50 marathons across the United States and is considered a Legacy runner in Houston completing 16 Houston marathons.

Ellen Van London

Vice Cmmodore

Bio to be submitted.

Jeff Peterson

Rear Commodore
Wave Dancer

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Rafael Brom

Fleet Captain

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Vickie Voorhies

De Bonte Koe

I grew up in Los Angeles and always wanted to be near the water. My husband and I moved our young family to Houston in the early 80’s, and in 2013 were ready for boat ownership.  We bought the De Bonte Koe and have had lots of wonderful times out in the Galveston Bay and at the dock.  I earned my accounting degree while the children were growing up and have been an accountant/analyst in the oil and gas industry for more than 25 years.  I enjoy assisting with WYC’s many social activities and doing whatever it takes to keep the WYC fun. It has been my pleasure to serve as the Treasurer of WYC for the past two years.

John Winston


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Michelle Weidner

Director / Social Media
Sea Your Future

Michelle grew up in the city of Chicago but started her love for the water at an early age spending weekends on powerboats on the lakes of Wisconsin. Married in 2003 to husband John Judas they travel as much as possible and especially love trips to the Caribbean. They began their sailing adventures on Lake Michigan in 2012 with a 101 class aboard a J/22 all the while dreaming of one day escaping the long and cold winters of the Windy City.

The winter of 2013 brought her and John to Texas via a job opportunity and they soon after bought their first boat, S/V Sea your Future. When not out on Galveston Bay sailing with John, she is usually found in the kitchen cooking up a storm or working to plan her next vacation destination.


Sarah Winston

Director / Newsletter

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Oliver Priest

Director / At Large

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Daven Voorhies

Director / Tech Support
De Bonte Koe

I’ve been near the ocean and on pleasure boats since childhood in Los Angeles. There I learned basic seamanship, topside maintenance, and pram sailing. While finishing college my young bride, Vickie, and I honeymooned on board the family twin diesel motor yacht for five months. Fast forward to 2013, past a move to Houston, various energy industry analytic jobs, two sons, and five grandsons, Vickie and I are back on the water in a 38′ Beneteau Oceanis. We enjoy weekend sailing with our extended family, activities with the busy and growing Waterford Yacht Club, and all our boat buddies on Pier 11. As a member of WYC Board of Directors, I’m pleased to assist club members with any and all activities as needed to help make the WYC your preferred yacht club.

Trisha Stetzel

Social Director / Past Commodore
M/V Big Booty Loch'R

Trisha’s love for the water began many years ago with jet boat/water skiing on the Brazos River and Cedar Creek Lake in northern Texas during the 80s and 90s.

In 1991 Trisha left Texas for the United States Navy and served until 1998 as a Cryptologic Technician.  She served in Florida, Okinawa Japan, and Hawaii with several other stops along the way.  Upon leaving the military life she and her family moved to the Chicagoland area where she joined the forces of IBM supporting client’s IT departments eventually becoming an IT Manager and moved to Seattle, WA in 2004.

Living in the Chicagoland area was not necessarily conducive to the type of boating that Trisha preferred, but the open waters in Seattle sparked an interest in a new type of boating.  She and her family spent every weekend on the water in their new 25’ Monterey cabin cruiser.  They explored Lake Washington and all it has to offer along with using the locks to enter the Puget Sound for even more adventures in the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest.  The last family trip they took before shipping the boat to Texas was from Lake Washington to Friday Harbor, passing through Deception Pass in the fog!

Trisha and her family arrived in League City to start the next chapter of their lives in the summer of 2007.  Boating in the Bays and the Gulf were certainly different than in the Pacific Northwest.  They had their share of getting used to the shallow depths and maybe running aground once or twice, but once they got comfortable with the waters the boats got bigger.

In her spare time Trisha has several businesses.  She is an animal advocate and lover, showing through all of the work she does in the pet care industry, pet education, helping humans and their canine companions stay healthy together, and volunteering as an animal assisted therapy pet handler.

Trisha’s favorite days are spent on the water with her husband, Dennis, and their fur-family Ruby, Galena, and KoKo.