Scottie, a resident of Essex, MA, grew up in Connecticut and spent much time there messing about in boats. She now sails with friends in New England and Canadian waters and charters in the BVI whenever possible. She is a long-standing advocate for women and girls, and for many years has worked with the American Association of University Women, her local Girl Scout Council, an array of human services agencies and with the Essex County Commission on the Status of Women to advance opportunity, equity and well being for females of all ages. This commitment motivated Scottie in July 2012 to join the WSF board where she hopes to further expand access to the broad range of experiences that sailing provides. Scottie was elected Treasurer in June 2013.