Station L Coaches

Peter Edwards, Executive Director
With 34 years of coaching experience, Peter has worked with rowers of all ages and abilities, from beginners to US National Team members. He directs the sweep program, serves on the Board of Directors, and serves as the overall manager for all programs.

Penny Luong, Sculling Coach
Penny has been an active competitive rower with Station L for over 25 years. She works with our regionally competitive squad 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.

Kevin Mulvaney, Sculling Coach
A Station L coach since 2008, Kevin works primarily with 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.

Claudia Loeber, Sweep and Sculling Coach
An East Coast native, Claudia began her rowing career in 2005 on the Cooper River in New Jersey, before going on to row for four years at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She has been coaching at Lewis & Clark College since 2018, with previous coaching experience at Cooper Rowing Club and Row New York.

Tara Jones, Sculling Coach
Tara learned to row at Station L in sweep and sculling and currently competes as part of the Nationally Competitive sculling group. She coaches both new and experienced scullers in the Regionally Competitive group with the goal to teach skills, improve fitness, prepare for racing and most importantly: to make things fun.

Deirdre O’Brien, Sculling Coach
Deirdre learned to row at Wellesley College, and rowed competitively there. She joined Station L in 2004 and began coaching LTR and beginners sweep in 2018. She currently coaches with the development sculling squad. Deirdre enjoys teaching and supporting all who want to experience the beauty of rowing. She is also a US Rowing referee.

Charlotte Copp, Sweep and Sculling Coach
Charlotte is a Station L member and Learn-to-Row instructor.  She rowed at Lewis and Clark College and is the Interim 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, Sculling 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, Sculling Coach
Laura started rowing in 2013. Laura has coached for 8 years and been a USRowing referee for 9 years. Laura has focused her coaching on people new to rowing. Helping people learn to basics is always exciting! Laura also acts as our Registrar.

Miel Corbett, Sculling Coach
A long time rower and Station L member, Miel supports our Learn to Row, Learn to Erg and Development programs. She’s been hooked on the sport since learned at Mills College in Oakland, CA

Kess Moulton, Sculling Coach
Kess has been rowing for five years, and started coaching last year. They rowed at Lewis & Clark College, and now work at Pacific University as the novice coach, as well as Station L as a Learn-to-Row coach. Kess loves sharing their passion for the sport of rowing.

Kat Shapiro, Sculling Coach
A Station L member, Kat learned to row at the club and now instructs in our Learn to Row and Development programs.

Glenn Montgomery, Sculling Coach
Glenn began rowing mid-life and returned to Station L in 2022 after a 9-year “sabbatical.” He shares his appreciation for the practice of rowing and its benefits for the body, mind, and spirit. Outside of rowing, Glenn is a community organizer, singer, cocktail maker, and parent of two.

Ednah Louie, Assistant Coach
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.

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

Todd Vogt, Sweep and Sculling 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 US National Team,  in the PR3 Men’s pair. Todd coaches our  Nationally Competitive and Regionally Competitive sweep squads.

Station L Staff

Membership Coordinator/Registrar
Laura McArdle

Phil Volz

iCrew and Web Masters
Scott Urbatsch, Kevin Mulvaney, Kat Shapiro

Portland Boathouse Board Members
Jim Barrett, Peter Edwards

Portland-Vancouver Rowing Association Board Representative
Deirdre O’Brien

Volunteer Coordinator
Sarah Lewis