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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bruce H. Smith
bruce@communityrowing.org
617.921.8788

Bruce is a medal-winning US National Team Coach and a social entrepreneur.  Under Bruce’s leadership, Community Rowing in Brighton has become a world leader in the transformative sport of rowing.  CRI continues to pioneer new programs serving people from all walks of life, with an emphasis on communities that need special care.  CRI continues to develop new equipment and methodologies to make rowing broadly accessible.  With an annualized growth rate over 20% and a digital and bricks and mortar strategy to reach millions of people over the next five years, CRI is poised to make rowing “America’s sport” once again, 80 years after Boys in the Boat at the 1936 Olympics.  In 2015, the Lightweight Men’s 8+ that Bruce coached earned the only US Men’s Team medal at the World Championships in Aiguebelette, France.

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Ellen Minzner

DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH

Ellen Minzner
ellen@communityrowing.org
978.869.3208

In the past five years, Minzner and her team of Outreach coaches have pioneered a model for serving people with disabilities, military veterans, and underserved youth that has become the national standard. She has a master's degree in Urban Planning from Tuft University, studying the role of Sport in Community Development---a course she now teaches at CRI's Institute of Rowing Leadership. A former World Champion (LW2-) and with over 25 years of coaching experience at the high school, college, and national team levels, she has led the US Paralympic LTA 4+ to a silver medal in Rio in 2016, and also serves on the FISA Para Working Group to address the future of para rowing.

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DIRECTOR OF COACHING EDUCATION

Matt Lehrer
matt.lehrer@communityrowing.org
617.634.9527

With a background in the sports industry domestically and abroad, Matt Lehrer is the Director of Coaching Education at Community Rowing, Inc. and the Institute for Rowing Leadership. Driven by the belief that sports present a unique arena to positively impact lives, his passion for working intensively with coaches to improve their craft is rooted by the profound influence sport has had on his life. His current role provides a myriad of opportunities to engage with coaches at all stages along the pathway of learning and an opportunity to grow the sport by driving positive athlete experiences through long-term coach development.

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Nonna Gale

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

Nonna Giunta
nonna@communityrowing.org

Nonna grew up in Cambridge, just a block from the Charles, and is a graduate of Tufts University. Arriving at CRI as an adult looking to learn rowing, when a chance to work at CRI presented itself she jumped on it. Prior to working at CRI, Nonna cooked and baked for area cafes, restaurants, caterers and private clients. Nonna is proud mom to Kira, Sia and Barrett.

Nonna is one of CRI's most reliable and experienced employees.  She has touched nearly every level of the CRI administrative evolution. Her areas of focus at CRI include (but are not limited to!) oversight of the front desk, managing and monitoring  registration processes, overseeing records tracking, managing a variety of CRI's communication channels, and supporting our coaches and their schedules. 

Since becoming Director of Programs, she has provided CRI with innovative and responsive leadership that has  enhanced the rowing experience for both our sweep and sculling communities.   

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director of operations

Ted Benford
ted.benford@communityrowing.org

Ted has operational responsibility for all areas of CRI's services and operations, including supporting the strategic advancement of CRI, accountability for organizational improvements and performance, and leveraging cross-program strengths to improve CRI’s overall operations . His position has both internal and external facing responsibilities ranging from project management (e.g., organizing strategic improvements/initiatives) to administration (reporting, safety, information technology) to human capital (Human Resource improvements, recruiting, career progression for CRI’s staff).  Ted has a diverse background with over 30 years of coaching, business and educational experience that includes organizational advancement,  senior leadership in addition to extensive coaching success.  

 

Coaches & Staff - in first name alphabetical order

Ariel Handler
COMPETITIVE GIRLS, CRI COACH

Ariel Handler

ariel.handler@communityrowing.org
617.779.8277

Ariel coxed at CRI from 2004 to 2006 and then at Newport Aquatic Center, where she was a senior captain, finishing her high school career with a bronze medal at Youth Nationals in the Junior Women’s 4+. In 2008, she attended Junior National Team ID and selection camp.  Ariel coxed for UCLA and as a senior was a varsity captain, leading the team to an overall seventh place at the NCAA championships. In 2012, she won the JV8+ at San Diego crew classic and was in the first UCLA boat to make a grand final at the NCAA championships. After college, she was a volunteer assistant coach at UCLA and a novice assistant coach for Marina Aquatic Center, and has been a resident adviser and coach for the Women’s Junior National Team.

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Anna Harris
Sculling Coordinator, CRI Coach

Anna Juraschek 

annaj@communityrowing.org

Anna started to row as a freshman walk-on at Duke University and rowed as part of the inaugural women’s varsity rowing team. She came to CRI to train the following the summer and soon entered the world of coaching. Since then, whenever she has lived in Boston, Anna has coached various groups of rowers at CRI. She coaches adult sweeps and sculling, assists with Row Boston, and works with adaptive rowers. Anna holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University.

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scheduling and equpment manager

Beatrice Sims

Beatrice found rowing as a walk-on freshman at Brown University, where she rowed for four years before graduating in 2012 with a degree in math and computer science and a 2011 NCAA championship ring. After graduation she spent five years working as a software developer, building logistics systems for large-scale packaging, sorting and shipping operations. She brought her logistics background to CRI in January of 2017 as the Travel and Equipment Coordinator, where she coordinates equipment for CRI's programs at home and away, and helps to organize travel for the youth competitive teams. She also coaches GS2 and CRRL and helps us fix the printer.

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HIGH PEFORMANCE PARA COACH

Beth Noll

Beth learned to row at CRI, began volunteering with the ParaRowing Program in 2011, and came on as a coach starting in 2012. She competes herself and continues to learn from the coaches at CRI, translating that ongoing learning to her work with CRI paraathletes. She brings her background in neuroscience, neurodegeneration and regeneration, and neurosurgical research to coaching, trying to understand how to circumvent the effect of neurological injury and maximize performance in individual rowers facing different challenges.

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Brent Bode

Competitive Girls Novice Coach

Brent Bode
coachbbode@gmail.com

A passion for speed, for learning, and an everlasting curiosity are the building blocks of Coach Bode’s vocational drive.  In an earlier time he served as assistant auto racing instructor at the Bridgestone Racing Academy at Mosport Park, Ontario, CA, and a Formula 2 driver.  He rowed as a non-traditional student in the lightweight 8+ for the Dowling College Lions, and served a 5-year tenure as assistant to Athletic Training at Elite Sports Medicine, Long Island, NY.   

Coach Bode is entering his eighth year as a teacher-coach at Community Rowing Inc. He works within many programs including the competitive youth Girls teams, recreational youth rowing, corporate rowing, & adult novice activities.  In addition, he instructs incoming fellows in CRI’s Institute for Rowing Leadership (IRL) program.  His work specializes on teaching novice coaches and athletes and he researches contemporary issues in youth sports.  Additionally (and most important) the competitive girls team continually meets its mission -- to enable each student-athlete's character to blossom respectfully, to inspire extraordinary performances, and ultimately to improve our community’s well being through the pursuit of honorable victory in athletic competition.

Coach Bode holds a Master’s degree in Exercise & Sports Studies from Smith College, and is a long-time member of the NSCA.  His hobbies include: cycling, research in teaching & learning, the study of being human, and is an avid fan of Formula 1 motorsport. 

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CRI COACH

Brian DeDominici

Bdedom@gmail.com

Brian began at CRI in 2010 and has been coaching at the collegiate and high school levels since 2001, including The Savannah College of Art and Design, Hobart College, Wayland-Weston Crew, Temple University and Penn AC.  He is currently the Jr. Mens' Head Coach and Boatman at Bromfield-Acton-Boxborough Crew in Harvard, MA.  Brian has a B.F.A in Sequential Art from SCAD and a Masters of Education from Framingham State University.  Brian coaches sculling classes and GS2 at CRI.

CB Sands Bohrer

COORDINATOR OF COACHING EDUCATION

CB Sands-Bohrer

CB's focus is on the coach development process as she works with the entire CRI coaching staff, the IRL fellows, and the larger coaching community to provide educational opportunities. Through program feedback systems, training all coaches at CRI through CRI Coach Certification, and her work with the IRL in multiple capacities, she provides opportunities for coaches to improve and grow.

CB has 30+ years of rowing and coaching experience and is an eight-time National Team member, winning gold at the World Championships in the lightweight double sculls in 1986 and 1989 and bronze in 1984 and 1987. CB was inducted into the National Rowing Foundation Hall of Fame in 1997 and recognized again by the NRF in 2000. In addition to her work at CRI, CB coaches the Junior Boys and Girls at Cambridge Boat Club and has previously been a guest coach at Northeast Rowing and the Craftsbury Rowing Center.

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RowBoston Coach, cri coach

Catherine Davie

Davie was a four year student-athlete Smith College, where she was elected team captain and competed at the NCAA national championships in 2009.  She also has rowed at clubs in Arkansas, Texas, and Israel. In Israel, Davie worked as a maritime archaeologist, so has a lingering tendancy to collect flotsam in the launch.  She coached for 4 years at Brandeis university. At CRI Davie coaches a range of programs including the Row Boston Novice Girls, Adult General Sweeps, Open Para, and Military classes.  Davie uses the captive audience of her rowing classes to try out jokes for her standup comedy routine, with varying levels of success.  

Coree Naslund
HIGH PERFORMANCE PARA COACH

Coree Naslund

Originally from Washington state, Coree moved to the Boston area in 2011 and coaches the High Performance Group for CRI's competitive para-rowers, as well as enjoying coaching special events such as Corporate Programs and the Charles River Rowing League. She also coaches varsity boys for the Wayland-Weston Rowing Association on Lake Cochituate and provides administration assistance to the not-for-profit organization. Coree hold a M.S. in Exercise and Sport Studies from Smith College, and B.A. in Journalism from Western Washington University. As an undergraduate varsity athlete, Coree coxed WWU's Varsity 4 in the 2006 NCAA Women's Rowing National Championships to gold, and helped secure the teams DII team victory. Coree's trusted side kick Millie can often be spotted at CRI in her yellow life jacket.

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CRI COACH

David DeIuliis

Dave has been coaching since 1991. He has coached juniors through masters. In addition to CRI, he is the head coach and girls varsity coach at Arlington Belmont Crew Club. 

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Manager of Middle School Rowing - Outreach

Eddy Mog

eddy.mog@communityrowing.org

Eddy began his rowing career at UMass Amherst in 2010 as a walk-on rower. He competed annually at the Head of the Charles Regatta, NERCs, ECACs, and ACRAs. He graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in History and was awarded Most Valuable Oarsmen by his teammates. After his first season of coaching in Bryn Mawr, PA, he came to Boston in 2015 to coach Brookline High School, Riverside Juniors, and CRI's Let's Row Boston's Program. As Head Coach for the Middle School Indoor Rowing Program, Eddy has instructed indoor rowing in more than 30 Boston Public middle schools. His students have learned erg technique, competed in the YETI Championship, and have learned to row on the water at the Harry Parker Boathouse in barges. He also teaches adult sculling at Harry Parker Boathouse and CRI Stoller Boathouse.

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Jamie Ames

After a stellar non-rowing college athletic career, Jamie got married, moved to Boston, and became an active member of Riverside Boat Club for more than the lifetimes of most people reading this note. He sculls and cycles before dawn and has  competed in both disciplines. Jamie is an  educator who resides in Watertown with his wife, two remarkable daughters, and the best dog in the world.

"My role at CRI is to impart my love of rowing to those not yet enamored. I feel it is essential to give back to a sport that has given me so much for so long. After sitting in the boat for ages it’s time to teach others what I’ve learned as I view the river moving forward." 

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CRI Coach

Jasper Barbash-Taylor

Jasper came to rowing and to CRI in the spring of 2016 while on leave from college and has been hooked ever since.  Jasper works primarily with the youth recreational programs (learn-to-row and crew league) at CRI and enjoys connecting young people to each other, their bodies, and the non-human world through rowing and mindfulness.  Jasper is passionate about increasing awareness of and improving the experiences of LGBTQIA athletes in the rowing world. 

Jeannie Watson
Adaptive Coach

Jeannie Watson

Jeannie taught junior high science and math in Lincoln for 30 years. She was the founder and president of Kartwheels in Motion, a physical activity program for individuals with physical, social, and emotional challenges, aged 5 to 22.  Jeannie learned to row at CRI in 1989 and helped to build the original Proctor Boathouse. Since 1989, she has competed at the masters national and world level for Cambridge Boat Club and Masters Coaching, a virtual rowing team coached by Mayrene Earle from Brewster, Massachusetts.

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Jenny Sichel

Adaptive rowing coordinator, Coach

Jenny Sichel

Jenny began her rowing career at Bryn Mawr College 11 years ago. She earned her bachelor's degree in Mathematics and continued on to pursue her passion of rowing after graduation in 2010. Jenny has represented the US Para Rowing National Team at World Championships in 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015 as the coxswain for the Legs, Trunk, and Arms 4+. In 2016 she went to the Rio Paralympics with Team USA and earned a silver medal. At Community Rowing, Inc. Jenny oversees the Para Rowing Department as the Para Coordinator. In this role she works with both ongoing CRI programs and organizes the Boston adaptive community in tailored group programming.

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John Sisk
COMPETITIVE GIRLS, CRI CoACH

John Sisk

John@communityrowing.org

John started his rowing career on the Hudson River with F.D. Roosevelt HS and rowed sporadically with the Marist College team. After a lengthy absence—during which he flew helicopters for the U.S. Navy and was an investment advisor for Morgan Stanley—he returned to rowing in 2004 at CRI. In 2005, John moved to Princeton, New Jersey, and joined Carnegie Lake Rowing Association, where he was elected to the Board of Trustees and chaired the Competition and Safety committees. He moved back to Boston in 2006 and joined Riverside Boat Club—where he rows competitively, mostly in the pair— and started coaching, serving as the Girls 3V coach for Boston Latin School. John has coached many programs at CRI, most recently as Girls Varsity Assistant Coach. He has been Head Coach of the Novice Boys and has coached Summer Youth Skills Camp, Adult Learn to Row, Competitive Women, and various outreach programs. He was previously the head coach at Brookline High School, Brandeis University, and Mystic Valley Regional Charter School. John is a USRowing Level II certified coach, is CPR and first aid certified, and has completed USRowing’s Safe Trailer Driving course.

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CRI COACH

Jon Smith

Jon began rowing in 1977 and rows to this day.  He is a three time Olympian, World Champion, IRA Champion and NEIRA Champion.  When rowing now, he likes to look for his friends the Herons and Turtles. John coaches all levels of sculling and is highly interested and personally motivated to build solid citizens with whom to share the river.

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ROW BOSTON PROGRAM COORDINATOR & GIRLS-ROW BOSTON HEAD COACH

Jovia Manzie

Jovia.Manzie@communityrowing.org

As the current Program Coordinator and Varsity Girls Coach for CRI's Row Boston program, Jovia is responsible for leading Row Boston, our competitive racing and academic enrichment program for Boston Public School youth. Origninally from Fairbanks Alaska, Jovia began rowing at the University of Puget Sound where she attended and raced at the NCAA Championships twice. After college, Jovia worked as a youth counselor in a Residential Behavioral Therapy Unit and quickly realized she wanted to combine her love of rowing with a desire to develop youth of all ages. She graduated from CRI's Institute for Rowing Leaderships in 2016 and worked as an assistant coach for Row Boston. In the summer immediately after graduation, she coached for Team in Training in Seattle, working with athletes who were learning a new sport while simultaneously fundraising for blood cancer research through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, but returned back to CRI to continue her work with Row Boston.

 

 Karl Harshe
Special Projects, Facilities, CRI Coach

Karl Harshe

harsheka@communityrowing.org

 

Karl began his rowing career in the fall of 2005 at Michigan State University, where he walked on. After making the top freshman boat in the spring and the top varsity boat the following fall, he became an assistant to the Novice Head Coach and coxed the 2nd Novice 8+ in the spring of 2007. He began his competitive career as a lightweight the following fall and continued through graduation and on to the Riverside Boat Club, where he joined the High Performance Group with national team aspirations. An injury in the spring of 2011 caused Karl to return to coaching and led him to CRI, where he enrolled in the Institute for Rowing Leadership and began assistant coaching for the Novice Boys program. Karl then spent his summer as the assistant to the US Men’s Lightweight 8+, which took bronze at the world championships. From his degrees in physics and statistics, to management of his collegiate club, Karl brings a diverse background to CRI.

 

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 Kane Larin
Special Projects, Major Gifts

Kane Larin

kane@communityrowing.org
617.903.7698

With more than 1,500 registrations each year, CRI is a beehive of activity every day.  Given his experience in the sport as an athlete, coach, and administrator, Kane is uniquely experienced to provide guidance and leadership in a broad array of special projects at CRI.  When CRI needs a deft hand at solving a unique challenge, whether it's a facility issue, a challenge with team travel, or to provide representation for CRI to a  local group or constituency, Kane provides CRI an experienced voice and steady guidance.  In addition to his special projects role, Kane oversees operations and programming at the Stoller Boathouse, CRI's location in Newton.

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Manger of Middle School Indoor Rowing

Kara White

Kara.White@communityrowing.org

Kara became involved at CRI while working at Boston Children’s Hospital through the OWL on the Water program. After volunteering for a year, she was hired as a part-time coach. About six months later, Kara came on full-time at CRI as the Manager of Middle School Rowing. In her current role, Kara works to expand our Middle School Indoor Rowing Program throughout Massachusetts and beyond to provide “Rowing for All”.

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para and Military Intake Assessment

Marilyn Koblan

marilyn@communityrowing.org

Marilyn is a registered nurse with a BSN in Nursing. She came to CRI as a beginning rower and a volunteer for the military and adaptive programs. Her background in critical care and clinical trials aligns with the management of athletes with complex needs. She also coordinates CPR/AED and First Aid training at CRI.

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COMPETITIVE BOYS COACH

Nick Jordan

Nick learned to row across the pond at Eton College high school.  He rowed at Harvard under Harry Parker and is currently a high school biology and chemistry teacher at the local Rivers school. Currently Nick working with the Competitive Boys coaching staff. 

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Manager of Corporate Programs

Patrick Larcom

patrick.larcom@communityrowing.org

Patrick is the Manager of Corporate Programs at CRI with a focus on sharing his passion for rowing with the business community of Boston and beyond. By early morning, he enjoys helping coach the CRI Military Rowing Program. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and is a US Rowing Level III Certified Coach.  Patrick graduated from CRI's Institute for Rowing Leadership in 2012 and has been an instructor for the IRL Strength and Conditioning Course since 2014.

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Tristan McKee

Manager of FAcilities

Tristan McKee

tristan.mckee@communityrowing.org

Tristan grew up in Nantucket, Massachusetts, where he developed a love for the ocean and boating. He attended UMASS Amherst and The Landing School in Arundel, Maine, where he studied traditional boat building and design. Tristan's professional experience includes five years working in composites manufacturing for Parlee Cycles, two seasons of fine home building in Nantucket, and building of yacht interiors at Boston Boat Works. Tristan now manages the shop and facility as CRI's first Manager of Facilities with his pup Floyd.  Together, they are overseeing an array of improvements and updates to CRI's repair process, the Launch Project, Inclusion Rowing materials and many other aspects of running the fast paced and diverse needs of our organization.

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CRI Coach

Rachel Schlosser

Rachel.Schlosser@communityrowing.org

Rachel has coached various programs here in the Harry Parker Boathouse including Para, General Sweeps, Corporate Rowing, Middle School Programs, and Competitive Youth on both the Boys and Girls programs. In 2015, Rachel graduated from the Institute for Rowing Leadership. Most recently, Rachel served as CRI's Corporate and Foundation Grants Coordinator until moving over to Tufts University.

Currently, Rachel is the Assistant Women’s Rowing Coach at Tufts University. Before heading to Boston, she coached in Rhode Island at Bay View Academy and at Franklin and Marshall College. Rachel is originally from Hood River, Oregon, but after rowing in college at Gonzaga University, she moved east to continue rowing over the summer at Penn A.C. She continues to love all that the sport of rowing has to offer.

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CRI COACH

Sam Ames

Sam Ames learned to row in high school where he rowed for seven seasons in the fall and spring. He also rowed during the summers at Riverside Boat Club in Boston and attended classes at the Florida Rowing Center, where he learned how to scull. After being away from the sport for many years, he coached three seasons at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, mostly focusing on the high school JV/novice program. He has also coached middle school rowers at BB&N for one season. At CRI, Sam has coached learn to scull and learn to row classes for youth and adults, and novice sweep adult classes. He is assistant coaching the girls competitive sweeps program this summer. He rows and sculls out of CRI as well, and has participated in the General Sweeps 2 and Competitive Men programs.

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CRRL COACH

Sam Wang

Sam discovered her love of rowing during undergrad where she rowed for the Georgetown University women's crew team for four years. Go Hoyas! She has coached at CRI for 10 years, with experience in both youth and adult recreational programming. During the day, she works at Athenahealth, Inc., a healthcare IT company based in Watertown, MA, just across the river.  Sam is currently a coach for the Charles River Rowing League program. 

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Outreach Rowing Coach and Boys Row Boston Novice Coach

Sandra Cardillo

To immerse herself in US culture, Sandra started rowing in the Girls Row Boston program during her sophomore year of high school, three months after moving from Guatemala the US. Sandra didn’t just learn how to row; she learned the language as well. Her first words in English were “Power Ten,” and for her first four months in the US, she got by with five English words: “Power Ten,” “Row,” and “Weigh Enough.” Sandra started coaching in the spring of 2008 with the Greater Lawrence Rowing Middle School Program and the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center.  Sandra has since returned to Row Boston as the Boys Novice coach, a dream come true for Sandra: “I am living proof of what Row Boston is all about.” Sandra also works closely with many of CRI's other outreach programs, including OWL on the Water, Para Rowing, and Military Veterans Rowing, and served as a Mentor Coach at the Agitos International Para Rowing Camp in Sarasota, Florida in 2017.

 

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competitive Boys novice coach

Sean Crowley

Sean started rowing in 2007 at St. Andrew's School, where he helped lead his team to Stotesbury Medals and Henley Royal Regatta Finals.  He was part of fastest boat in St. Andrews program history. Sean went on to row at Northeastern University, studied psychology and business and graduated in 2016. There, he earned Eastern Sprints and IRA medals, stroked Freshmen and Varsity 8. He was a member of the NU Varsity 8 that made the Henley Royal Regatta  finals in the Ladies Challenge Plate where his crew set course record and was the first collegiate crew to race under  6 minutes on the Thames in that event.  At CRI, Sean shares his passion for coaching and youth development/mentoring.  His personal interests include snow skiing, automotive mechanics and racing, personal fitness and training, and being an avid fan of sports and competition.

 

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competitive girls head coach

Skye Eliott

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Manager of Drive Rowing Studio

Stephanie Weiner

Steph.weiner@communityrowing.org

 An IRL fellow from the class of 2017, Steph has taken her coaching from on the water inside as the Manager of Drive Rowing Studio. She works with clients and staff in the studio to create a rowing related experience inside, building fitness and body movements for athletes of all levels. Steph is also one of the assistant coaches for the competitive Masters Men. In the past she's worked with Arizona State University and Boston University Rowing programs.  


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front desk manager

Svet Pejcic

coming soon!

 

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CONTROLLER

Tara Coleran

books@communityrowing.org

Tara is a finance professional, and as Controller, she ensures completion of CRI's complete financials including accounts payable, accounts receivable, bi-weekly payroll & the administration of employee benefits. She works closely with external auditors providing the pertinent information required to conduct the annual audit. Tara also partners with the development team in assembling the data required for grant submissions and also assists on the appropriation of grant funds received.

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RowBoston Coach

Tom Demers

Tom.Demers@communityrowing.org

Tom started rowing in 2005 on the Charles River, during a summer camp at Union Boat Club in Boston. Soon after he took it up as a full-time sport. He helped to start and grow a local rowing club, in Lawrence, MA, that he captained for two seasons. Tom went on to row at Northeastern University in Boston in the 1st freshman 8+.  After injuries caused him to have to stop rowing before his sophomore season at Northeastern, he started coaching at CRI with the adaptive outreach programs. From there his duties at the boathouse grew. He has worked with many programs at CRI from learn to row to sweeps II programs. Tom is also a vital portion of CRI's outreach staff, working closely with our para programs, OWL on the water (optimal weight for life), and Row Boston. Tom graduated from the Institute for Rowing Leadership in 2015, doing his practicum with Row Boston. Tom is now Row Boston’s assistant coach for the Varsity teams and helps with all aspects of Row Boston operations. 

 Wayne Berger

COORDINATOR OF COACHING EDUCATION

Wayne Berger
wayne@communityrowing.org

Wayne has a strong background in educational leadership and extensive coaching experience at the junior, collegiate, and international levels. With three IRA National Championships, five Eastern Sprints Championships, and two Ladies Plate titles from the Henley Royal Regatta during his time at Harvard University and a 2012 Youth National Championship with Deerfield Academy, Berger's crews have regularly had their seasons culminate on the podium. Under his leadership for five summers, the Boston Rowing Club program he established won seven championships at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta and four titles at the US Club National Championships. As a Head Coach at the Sydney Rowing Club in Australia, Wayne coached seven crews to national titles and led the club to a fourth-place finish overall. Wayne has been a teacher, admissions counselor, and college advisor at the Hotchkiss School, Loomis-Chaffee School, Groton School, and Deerfield Academy. In addition to coaching the Competitive Men, Wayne works directly with the Institute for Rowing Leadership coaching fellows in improving their coaching and teaches two courses in the program.

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Head coach, Competitive boys

Will Congram

coming soon

Yael Mito

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING

Yael Mito

yael.mito@communityrowing.org

Yael is very familiar with the world of rowing, having started her coxing career in Seattle at the scholastic level. Yael went on to cox at Boston University and has continued competing with masters teams since.  In her new role, Yael oversees CRI's Annual Fund and works closely with Bruce Smith as well as CRI staff to ensure our programming and staff are connected meaningfully to our community.  

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