The basics: Married, kids, jobs, pets?
How did you get involved with rowing?
How has rowing changed you?
If anything, rowing has taught me patience; and I continue to strive for the best technique. Most of all, I love being in a boat out on the water. There is so much around us! The sounds, the smells, the animals, and the other rowers.
Do you prefer sprints or head races? Why?
What is your most memorable race?
Have you ever caught an ejector crab?
What’s your guilty pleasure after a regatta?
Who/what inspires you?
But, Joan Van Blom received chemotherapy the day before our HOCR win; and I never saw her without a smile. This sport has some amazing people.
I’d like to mention Jim Hana (former Georgetown University rower and current Dad Vail Regatta Board member) who always treats others with respect and is a very special kind of person.
When not rowing, what’s your favorite thing to do?
What’s the best piece of rowing/training advice you ever received?