Non Boat Owners Rep: Dian Walkinshaw
I was raised in Arizona, but moved to Texas after my first two years of college. Another couple of years at a university in Texas and I began my government career. I spent 28 years in Charleston, SC where I first developed a love for being on the water and boating. I moved to San Diego in 1995 as an Explosives Safety Inspector for the government. After 30+ years, I retired and began volunteering with garden clubs, Habitat for Humanity, the SPCA, other nonprofit organizations, and many local events that need volunteers. I even became a Norwegian Viking while living in WA for a few years.
I found the Polaris Society at the Festival of Sails in 2012, joined and quickly developed a love for sailing. Although I don't own a boat, I have found there are many friendly and generous boat owners in the club willing to take on a new crew member.
I have been active in Polaris for 1.5 years, having served one term as Vice Commodore of Social and two terms as Membership Chairperson.