The Shore Team


Vince Casalaina
Marketing Coordinator/Video Production

Vince has worked for four America’s Cup campaigns over 25 years. He has been part of marketing departments on two campaigns where he learned to tell the team’s stories that resonate with strong personal content. He lives in Berkeley, CA.


Kim Paternoster
On the Water Operations/Technology/Volunteer & Media Coordinator

Kim has over 22 years technical and leadership experience as an engineer, manager and executive in the software and Internet industries. She has been an active sailor for over 10 years including coastal cruising and bay sailing in California, sailboat deliveries, and managing sailing charters. In her free time, she runs a 14-year old web development agency. She lives in Point Richmond, CA.


Elisa Williams
Events Coordinator

Elisa’s passion is sailing and planning sailing parties. Also a journalist, her work has appeared in publications such as Newsweek, Real Simple and Budget Travel. Marketing clients include VISA, Yahoo!, Wind River, Visit Oakland and Goodwill of the Greater East Bay. She organized 10 parties in 51 hours to welcome the Clipper Round the World yachts as they arrived in SF Bay in 2012. After many years sailing in the British Channel, she loves living in balmy Alameda, CA.


Dan Karonis
Protector Manager

Dan has worked at United Airlines Maintenance Center as a mechanic for 27 years. He is overseeing service and maintenance for the team’s 28 foot Protector Chase Boat. His sailing experience started at a early age in New England. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Cathy Hammer
Media Coach

Cathy began her career in media on an NBC director’s team. Her wide-ranging experience includes co-authoring “Tips and Tactics for Conducting E-Commerce,” hosting the podcast “Say What?!”, managing the TV blog “Remote Possibilities” and serving as VP of Production for one of San Francisco’s first integrated marketing agencies. Cathy lives in San Francisco, CA.


Victoria Hayden & Ellen Rudy
Branding Advisors

Victoria Hayden and Ellen Rudy are partners in The Hayden Group, a branding and strategic marketing services agency located in Silicon Valley. We both love being on the water, and Ellen sailed the New England Coast for many years before sailing San Francisco Bay.


Ross Tibbits
Press Relations

Ross has been in the communications business for over 25 years and has used his interest in language to communicate in industries as varied as environmental remediation, personal technology and yachting. In recent years he has taken a distinct interest in looking at small businesses and their approach to marketing. Ross lives in San Francisco, CA.

Muggins Badgely
Muggins has a long history with hospitality management, having worked with the AmericaOne team during the 30th America’s Cup, as well as the BMW Oracle Racing Campaign during the 33rd America’s Cup. She also handles hospitality for events at San Francisco’s St. Francis Yacht Club. She lives in San Francisco, CA.

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