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Founder, Angela Abshier is determined to give elite sails a meaningful second life and help the lives of millions of people in the process. Angela has been in product development and commercialization for most of her career.

With a background in intellectual property law, Angela has served in executive roles in and around discovery and creation all of her professional life. She has been creating and designing solutions in industries ranging from casino gaming to sustainable fashion. She made a connection between the value of deadstock fabric in the garment industry and the unseen value in dead sails, and Sail to Shetler was born.


Fabian Kremkus has worked nationally and internationally on academic and research facilities, secondary schools, hospitals, corporate headquarters, sports, and entertainment facilities during more than 20 years of architectural practice. Since joining the firm in 1999, Fabian has designed major museums, performing arts, research, healthcare, higher education, and justice facilities in Southern California and throughout the country.

His enthusiastic devotion to the profession of architecture and the craft of building is unsurpassed, and his approach to each project merges design sensitivity with great attention to detail and craft. His award-winning career is a testament to his design ability and the art of building well. He has designed multiple projects for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; academic projects for LAUSD and the California State University; healthcare projects for Shriners Hospitals, Scripps Health, and Kaiser Permanente; and justice facilities for the Judicial Council of California.


Dr. Ewing has been fascinated by water for most of her life. She was splashing around in a pool and the ocean before her 1 st birthday, and she has been in or near the ocean most of her life.

She has also had a life-long concern for the environment, attending the first Earth Day at Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, and trying to follow the mantra of reduce, reuse, and recycle most of her adult life. In her early career, she combined her training in engineering and land use planning as an environmental engineer. Later, she learned that people could be coastal engineers. She returned to school, first for a master's in coastal engineering and then for a Ph.D. and, for over 30 years, Lesley served the State of California as a coastal engineer with the California Coastal Commission (CCC).

Lesley was raised in a family that valued community service. Soon after she discovered the coastal world, she became active in the California chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) and later in the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She has been a director of ASBPA and COPRI is now a director of CSBPA, a member of the Network Independent Advisory Committee for the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure of the National Science Foundation, and editor-in-chief of Shore & Beach, the ASBPA Journal. She also has served three times as the Chair of the Northern California Chapter of the Explorers Club. She has written and spoken extensively on coastal engineering issues, co-authoring the first CCC reports on how sea level rise could impact the California Coast, and has served on three ASCE teams post-disaster teams to learn engineering lessons from the Samoa and Tohoku tsunamis and from Hurricane Ike in Galveston. For all her work, she has been awarded the 2004 Coastal Zone Management Award, the 2006 ASBPA Unsung Hero Award, the 2008 ASBPA Morrough P. O’Brien Award, 2020 ASCE Orville T. Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award, and the 2022 ASBPA President’s Award. She holds professional engineer licenses in California and Virginia and is a licensed Crew Pilot for Deep Flight Aviator Submersible.


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