Affiliated Organization Representative – Michelle Sommers Michelle Sommers has served as the executive director of the Eastern Surfing Association since 2012. Working closely with ESA's Board and overseeing the 24 East Coast districts (including the Great Lakes and Gulf Coast of Florida), she and her team have successfully brought ESA into its 50th year. As chairwoman of USA Surfing's Affiliated Member Organization Committee, Michelle represents USA Surfing's member organizations on the USA Surfing Board of Directors. Michelle’s marketing and business experience includes former positions as an award-winning territory manager for a national pharmaceutical firm, a cardiac rehab specialist for a regional hospital, and a 2011 featured athlete for the women's apparel company Athleta. Since 2009, she has operated her own business, Sommers Surf Lessons, offering surf lessons and surf camps specializing in women. She earned her BS degree in Heath & Fitness and lives with her husband and two sons in Fenwick Island, Delaware.
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