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Stuart Proctor

Executive Director

Stuart, or "Stu" to his close friends and random strangers, is involved in most aspects of life at Downtown Sailing. Contact him via email at

  • Hometown: Edenton, North Carolina
  • Alma mater: St. Mary's College of Maryland, BA English
  • Hobbies: cycling, Windmill sailing, working on his boat(s) and bikes

    John O'Riordan

    Fleet and Member Programs Director

    John, or "John O'," as his friends and colleagues call him, runs the fleet and helps with the membership. You can find him in the bilge of a boat or deep within the tool shed. If he is in the office, you can reach him at 410-727-0722 x114, or you can always drop him an email at john@downtownsailing.org

    • Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
    • Alma mater: Fordham University, BS Math
    • Hobbies: playing guitar, Texas-style Chili, hiking

    Rena Kazmierski

    Sailing Education Manager

    Lorena "Rena" Kazmierski has been involved with the DSC since 2005 as a member, volunteer, and staff person in various capacities. Stepping aboard as full-time staff in March of 2020, you'll find her managing multiple programs around the DSC. Rena can be reached on her cell at 443-528-4527 or via email at rena@downtownsailing.org

    • Hometown: Baldymore, hon
    • Alma mater: Mercy High School; Towson University, BS Fine Art; CCBC, AA OTA
    • Hobbies: adventuring with her dog Ace, reading, fixing up her house, Salsa dancing

    Graham Humphrey

    Office and Administrative Manager

    If you have taken a Keelboat or Access Dinghy course, or been a part of the Sailing Instructor Training (S.I.T.) Program, you know Graham. He has been serving at The DSC since 2015 in a part time capacity. Among other certifications, Graham holds his 100 ton USCG License. He is also a kayaking instructor, and possesses his US Sailing Level 1, Basic Keelboat, and Safe Powerboat Handling Instructor Certifications. Graham can be reached at 410-727-0722 x113 or via email at graham@downtownsailing.org.

    • Hometown: Portsmouth, Rhode Island
    • Alma Mater: Brandeis University, BA Art History, Johns Hopkins, MA Museum Studies
    • Hobbies: hiking, biking, traveling


    The Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
    1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
    (410) 727-0722 • info@downtownsailing.org