Performance Staff

Sally Barkow

Olympic Team Coach and Performance Manager


Leandro Spina

Leandro Spina

Olympic Development Director


Following an extensive and distinguished early coaching career with experience at all levels of the sport, Leandro Spina joined the US Sailing Team in 2008 as a national team coach. In 2015, he was named Olympic Development Director, and is charged with running the Olympic Development Program (ODP).
Luther Carpenter

Luther Carpenter

Olympic Head Coach


Luther Carpenter has been an Olympic coach at US Sailing for 30 years and has attended eight Olympic Games with Team USA. He is the most successful Olympic sailing coach in U.S. history, and one of the best in the history of the sport, having guided athletes to five medals in an unprecedented four different classes.

Riley Schutt

USST IR&D Performance Analyst


Before joining the US Sailing Team in 2017, Riley Schutt worked as a designer in the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, and Vendée Globe. His career has focused on performance modeling and the design of racing yachts, building on an aerospace engineering background from MIT and Cornell University.

Management Staff

Justine O’Connor

Partnership Manager


Meredith Brody

Meredith Brody

Olympic Director


Kate Drummey

Kate Drummey

Olympic Coordinator


Brittney Manning

Brittney Manning

Communications Coordinator