Pease started sailing before she can remember. Her parents—forgoing a babysitter—took her out when they each raced a Rebel on Lake Springfield, Illinois. As Pease got older, she took a more active role as a crew and then as a skipper of a Sunfish, and then went on to high school and college sailing teams. After graduating from Brown University with an Engineering degree, Pease campaigned for the new Women's 470 event in the 1988 Seoul Olympics with her college crew, Cindy Goff. After a second place in the World's and silver at the Goodwill Games they were among the favorites at the Olympic Trials, but were not successful.
Pease then made a shift to catamarans. She and Jay campaigned a Tornado for the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. They won the Tornado Nationals and North Americans as well as the Prindle 19 Nationals, but did not win an Olympic berth. In 1998 she shifted roles again and went for the 2000 Olympics back on the 470, but this time as a crew for JJ Isler. The fourth time was the charm, and they won the silver medal in Sydney. She and JJ were recognized as the 2000 Rolex Yachtswomen of the Year.
Since then Pease's sailing has been diverse. She continues to race multihulls, winning the 2003 A Cat North Americans and sailing an F18 catamaran and F16 catamaran with Jay. She did quite a bit of match racing, winning the Women's Nationals and the Santa Maria Cup as tactician, as well as keelboat racing, winning the Rolex Women's Keelboat Championships and Melges 24 Nationals as tactician. Pease campaigned a Yngling for two years with Jody Swanson and Cory Sertl, finishing sixth in both the 2001 and 2002 Worlds.
Pease started working with Jay at Danger Sails and continued at Ullman Sails after the lofts merged. At Glaser Sails, Pease wears lots of different hats. She manages the office, runs the plotter, sews, does handwork, and is able to answer customer questions on the phone. With her manufacturing engineering training, she keeps the loft wheels turning smoothly.