Coaches and Staff Bios + Board of Directors

Coaching Staff

Peter Edwards, Executive Director
With 35 years of coaching experience, Peter has worked with rowers of all ages and abilities, from beginners to US National Team members.  He is responsible for the operation of the club and serves on the Board of Directors.  He also contributes as one of the sweep coaches for our men’s and women’s teams.

Ednah Louie, Women’s Sweep Coach and Sweep Program Coordinator
Ednah coxed at Mount Holyoke College and competed as a coxswain and rower at the University of Kansas.  Prior to joining Station L, she was an assistant coach for Kansas Crew.  Ednah coordinates our sweep rowing program and coaches the women’s Nationally Competitive and Regionally Competitive sweep squads.

Penny Luong, Sculling Coach & Sculling Program Coordinator
Penny has been an active competitive rower with Station L for over 25 years.  She works with our regionally competitive and development squad scullers.  As the over all coordinator for our sculling programs she helps organize regatta entries and manages communication between all the sculling coaches.  

Kyle Pepin, Sculling Coach
Kyle started rowing in high school and has rowed and coached in Michigan and Philadelphia for over ten years.  He directs our Nationally Competitive sculling squad.

Kevin Mulvaney, Sculling Coach
A Station L coach since 2008, Kevin directs our regionally competitive sculling squad.  His coaching background includes work with masters and collegiate rowers in Sacramento, CA.  Kevin has served as the head rowing coach at Reed College.

Jim Hilsenteger, Chief Technical Coach and Video Coordinator
A native Portlander, Jim has been involved in rowing for over 35 years.  He has coached at the junior, collegiate, and masters level.  He provides technical coaching and video support to all members and coaches.

Todd Vogt, Assistant Coach
Todd’s coaching background includes work with collegiate, junior and masters rowers at the U. Wisconsin, U. Portland and Lake Oswego Community Rowing.  He was a member of the 2019 and 2022 US National Teams.   Todd coaches sweep and sculling at all levels.

Tara Jones, Assistant Coach
Tara learned to row at Station L and is a frequent competitor.  Tara works primarily with our scullers, supporting our beginner and development groups.

Scott Urbatsch, Assistant Coach
Scott learned to row at Station L fifteen years ago and enjoys competing.  While he works primarily with our Regionally Competitive scullers, Scott also fills in as needed to support all of our programs.

Deirdre O’Brien, Assistant Coach
Deirdre, a long-time Station L member, teaches in our Learn-to-Row program and supports our other programs.  She is also a USRowing referee.

Claudia Loeber, Assistant Coach
Claudia began rowing in high school and continued her competitive career at Temple University. She has coached juniors, masters, collegiate, and adaptive rowers in her nine-year career.  She currently serves as the varsity assistant coach at Lewis and Clark College and works with both sweep and sculling groups at Station L. 

Charlotte Copp, Assistant Coach
Charlotte is a Station L member and Learn-to-Row instructor.  She rowed at Lewis and Clark College and is the Head Rowing Coach at Pacific University in nearby Forest Grove. She has nearly a decade of rowing & coaching experience and loves teaching people how to row.

Ripley McChesney, Assistant Coach
Ripley is a Station L member and Learn-to-Row instructor.  She previously coached juniors for two years at the Humbolt Rowing Association and is an assistant coach at Lewis and Clark College.

Laura McArdle, Assistant Coach
Laura coaches Learn to Row and sculling at a variety of levels.  She’s also a USRowing Referee!

Nicole Langley Peralta, Assistant Coach
Langley is a Station L member and Learn-to-Row instructor.  She was formerly a competitive synchronized swimmer and coach.

CJ Walker, Assistant Coach
A Station L member, CJ learned to row at the club and now instructs in our Learn to Row program.

Miel Corbett, Assistant Coach
A Station L member, Miel coaches Learn to Row and Learn to Erg classes.

Station L Staff

Charlotte Copp, Membership Manager:

Laura McArdle, Education Manager: 

Scott Urbatsch, Webmaster:

Phil Volz, Boatman

Station L Board of Directors
Cynthia Newton, Chair
Mark Perepelitza, Secretary
Jenny Ruthven, Treasurer
Rachel Dumont, At-large, and Chair of Equity and Inclusion Committee
Eric Johnston, At-large
Jeffrey Krueger, At-large
Piper Davis, At-large
Peter Edwards, Program Director

Portland Boathouse Board Members
Sarah Lewins
Peter Edwards

Portland-Vancouver Rowing Association Board Representative
Deirdre O’Brien