Officers & Board Members

Tom Mayes

Tom  has been sailing for more than 40 years and currently has an Ericson 35 sailboat in the Alamitos Bay Marina. The Ericson is a step up from his first boat, a Cal 20. Tom is a retired Professor of Management after faculty assignments at the University of Nebraska and Cal State Fullerton. He grew up in Kentucky where he received a BA degree in chemistry from the University of Louisville; he also earned an MBA from CSU Long Beach, and a Ph.D. from UC Irvine. He initially came to California as a Missile Launch Officer stationed at Vandenberg AFB. The weather kept him on the West coast, and he plans to remain in Long Beach, his adopted hometown.

Executive Vice President
John Caldwell

Bob Vatz

Bob is a Penn State graduate and was a Naval Reserve Officer for 18 years. He worked as an aerospace manufacturing engineer at American Optical, Fairchild, Xerox and Northrop. He retired in 1991. He has sailed in Southern California (Marina Del Rey and Long Beach) since 1968 and moved from a Snipe to a Cal-25 to a Newport-30. He has been active in the USCG Auxiliary for more than 30 years and teaches their sailing, boating safety, and navigation classes. He joined the LBMBOA Board to help all slip lease holders to have controlled slip lease costs and good marina services, including maintenance.

Harry Hutton

Immediate Past President
Carl Kirnbauer

Carl moved from Chicago in 1960 and has been living in Long Beach for over 20 years. He has been sailing for more than 40 years. His first boat was a Viking 30, from there a Cal 25; his current boat is a Ranger 29. Carl enjoys designing and installing toys on his boat such as solar panels and a wind generator. Carl is an attorney and an Inactive member of the California Bar. He also is a California real estate broker who teaches online courses in Law and Real Estate for Los Angeles Harbor College. Carl received his BA from the University of Chicago, his MS in Business from the University of Illinois, and his JD from UWLA. He joined LBMBOA in 19XX. An accomplishment he is proud of is being part of the LBMBOA effort to successfully stop the use of the yearly Consumer Price Index as a basis to increasing the slip fees. He intends to continue to serve the boat owners of the Long Beach Marinas as long as there are marina issues to be resolved.

Ways & Means
Position Open

Liveaboard and Security
Dean Zanone

Dean has enjoyed boating in Alamitos Bay for 40 years, 30 sailing and the 10 living aboard his trawler in Basin 1. He raced his Islander 30 and 36 as well as Prindle 18 Catamaran off the beach at “Rusty Chain”.  He lived and worked in Seal Beach and graduated from CSULB. His focus on The Board is live-a-board and security issues and meets regularly with Marina Operations Managers, Marine Patrol and Long Beach Police.

Jennifer Babsky

Jennifer is originally from Santiago, Chile and has lived in California most of her life. She has been sailing and living in Long Beach for five years and is the proud owner of a 20 foot Duffy in Marina Pacifica. She graduated from CSU Northridge, and is a Project Manager with 20+ years experience in for the Communications Industry and SHRM-CP certified in human resources. Jennifer also enjoys sailing as the first mate for Purjevene, a Coronado 25 in Alamitos Bay.

Enviromental Affairs
Doug Dworski

Public Relations
Eduardo A. Limon

Eduardo is originally from Mexico City and has lived in Long Beach for 17 years. He started sailing in Chicago over 30 years ago and loves sailing in the Channel and working on his Coronado 25 named Purjevene in Alamitos Bay Marina. He is an Architect specializing in hospitality and high end residential design and graduated from ITESO university in Guadalajara, Mexico and is a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional.

Editor Gangway Gazette

Eduardo A. Limon

Financial Analyst
Position Open