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2018 Board of Directors

 

Brian Forehand
Brian Forehand
President
president@dcstrokes.org

Brian is honored to serve as President of DC Strokes for the 2017 season! Brian began rowing with DC Strokes in 2003, joining the novice team after completing Learn to Row at Thompson's Boat Center. Since first joining DC Strokes, Brian has served as Programs Director (2004-05), TeamDC Rep (2014), and Development Director (mid-2014 to 2016), as well as ACBA's Renovations Committee Chair (2004-06; 2008) and Relocation Committee Chair (2009–10), where he helped to establish ACBA's current home. Brian is committed to ensuring that DC Strokes is as successful as possible, both on and off the water, and looks forward to fostering our sense of pride and interconnectivity as ‘One Team’ and strengthening our commitment to our rowers, programs, and outreach in the community!



Gretchen O'Sullivan
Secretary
secretary@dcstrokes.org

  
        

David Scherzer
Treasurer
treasurer@dcstrokes.org


        
   

Austin Blakeslee
Programs
programs@dcstrokes.org

I started rowing in high school, just down the river at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, VA. I took a break from rowing after college, but returned to it when I joined DC Strokes in 2016. In the short time I’ve been with Strokes, I have been overwhelmed by the welcoming and friendly atmosphere and by the dedication of my new teammates. I am excited to serve as Programs Director in 2017 and look forward to helping DC Strokes become better and stronger than ever.

         
  

BrianFisher
Brian Fisher
Membership
membership@dcstrokes.org

I first joined DC Strokes as part of the 2012 Learn-to-Row class, and I’ve found rowing with DC Strokes to be a incredibly rewarding experience, both as an excellent outdoor workout and because of the friendly, welcoming environment that the Strokes has fostered over the past 25 years. As Membership Director, my goal is to work with the club to continue to nurture and improve that environment by both expanding our membership base but also by supporting our current members.

           

Rodney Rudd
Operations
equipment@dcstrokes.org


                        

Adam Kuntz
Development
development@dcstrokes.org


                        

Andrew Coffey
Social Director

           


           

Katie Osweiler
OutReach
outreach@dcstrokes.org

Katie learned how to row in college but it took her another 12 years to live near rowable water again. She joined Strokes in 2011 moved away and joined again in 2015 when upon back in DC. This is her first time serving on the board and she is looking forward to making powerful connections between our fellow rowers with Hill East Crew and Athletes Without Limits.


           

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Ken Kreise
Previous Year President

I first caught the rowing bug in college. However, graduate school and work kept me from participating in rowing for many years. Fortunately, I was able to return to rowing in 2008 when he moved to DC. I was looking for a way to meet people, get involved in the community, and stay active and rowing seemed to be the perfect fit. Since joining DC Strokes, I have served three times as the club’s Programs Director, and coordinated the team’s regatta activities as Regatta Czar since 2009. As a team member, I’ve watched our club grow, in numbers of active rowers, with new, quality, equipment, and in our performance on the water. As President, I look forward to continuing this momentum and growth, while also challenging our club and members to think about and start planning for the future. Eight years and counting and I’m still as excited as ever to hit the water and start racing for DC Strokes.


 

 

 

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