Our staff

Captain M. Rorke Miller - US Captains Course Instructor

Capt. Rorke Miller, Program Coordinator and Captain

Capt. Rorke has been sailing for over 20 years.  After graduating from Chapman School of Seamanship in 1997, he worked for a season as First Mate on a 1956 90′ motorsailer. Rorke returned to Chicago to obtain a double major in Management and Communications at Loyola University Chicago; all the while, employed in a variety of positions with Chicago Sailing.

As a USCG Master (100GT) Near Coastal, American Sailing Association Instructor, and US Sailing Instructor, Rorke has taught over 1,000 people to sail.

He has been the Program Coordinator and Captain for the SAIL Champion program since 2011.



Charter Traverse City sailing sailboat

Joseph R. Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC, Clinical Director

Joseph is the Clinical Director for the SAIL Champion program. Joseph is a licensed professional counselor and limited licensed psychologist. As well, he is the owner of Mental Wellness Counseling. He is the past-chair for the region for The Association for Experiential Education. He has been working with youth from at-risk environments since 1998.

Joseph developed the clinical aspects of the program and has been Clinical Director since 2009.