Our coaches have a variety of backgrounds and experience to draw upon with some having coached for decades, others having built programs from scratch, and more. Our coaches have rowed in everything from high school to international levels and bring a desire to share the amazing experiences and lessons that rowing gave them. We strive to maintain a welcoming and open team with positive coaching, team building, and helping athletes achieve their athletic goals.

Coaches are SafeSport trained, have WA boating licenses, and have to maintain a current CPR & First Aid certification.

USRowing Cert.Currently
Director of RowingKate HebdonL1
Individual Lessons
Lead Middle School
Team Coach
Ellie BirdAdults
High School
Middle School
Individual Lessons
Lead High School Girls Team CoachKathryn ReithHigh School
Lead High School Boys Team CoachRichard LauranceHigh School
Assistant Team CoachElla DirkxAdults
High School
Middle School
Assistant Team CoachFranklin PolkAdults
High School
Middle School
Assistant Team CoachGretchen Van DusenAdults
Assistant Team CoachHalle BertrandAdults
High School
Middle School
Assistant Team CoachHelen KramerAdults
Assistant Team CoachLydia BlackwoodL2Adults
High School
Individual Lesson CoachJim BertoliniLII/L2
Individual Lessons

Team Captains
Team captains are leaders on each of the coached teams, who are selected from the team at large and serve as extensions of the coaches and advocates of athletes.

TeamSelection ProcessIndividuals
Adult– under development –-vacant-
YouthApplications are reviewed and coaches
select from candidates.
Quinn Baker
Ruby Bosco
Ruby O’Donnell
Ryan McCabe