Coach Bios

Station L Staff

Peter Edwards, Head Men’s Sweep Coach and Program Director
Now in his thirtieth year of coaching, Peter has worked with rowers of all ages and abilities. He directs our men’s sweep program and supervises the coaching staff. Contact Mens Coach

Reba Knickerbocker, Head Women’s Sweep Coach
With years of coaching experience at various college and masters clubs, Reba has stepped in to lead our women’s sweep program.  Most recently the head coach at Willamette University, Reba was previously the Program Director at East Bay Rowing Club.

Brad Crawford, Head Sculling Coach

As head sculling coach, Brad works primarily with our top scullers to develop their skill and fitness. Brad rowed in college at Nebraska and has held various coaching positions in the Portland area for the past twenty-plus years.  Contact Sculling Coach

Leslie Walker, Lead Assistant Women’s Sweep Coach, and Asst. Sculling Coach

Leslie is the lead assistant women’s sweep coach and works with many of our scullers.  A University of Portland graduate, Leslie also coaches juniors at neighboring Rose City Rowing Club.

Kelsey Paden, Assistant Sweep Coach
Kelsey rowed at Green Lake in Seattle and more recently for Portland State University.  Kelsey is the coach of the novice women’s sweep team and she teaches in our Learn to Row program

Sarah Deal, Assistant Sweep and Sculling Coach
A PSU rowing alum who rowed for Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia and Waikato Rowing Club in New Zealand, Sarah also coached while overseas. She is the assistant men’s sweep coach, teaches in our Learn to Row program and works with scullers.  Sarah is also the head rowing coach at PSU.

Kevin Mulvaney, Assistant Sweep & Sculling Coach
Kevin coaches scullers, Learn to Row classes and helps with both the men’s and women’s sweep programs. His coaching background includes work with masters and college rowers in Sacramento, CA. Kevin also serves as the head rowing coach at Reed College.

Sam Taylor, Summer Substitute Coach
Sam is currently the head rowing coach at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. In the summer months he helps out with both sweep and sculling.

Ralf Genske, Assistant Sweep and Sculling Coach14543609683_07bbf2e480_k
Ralf has been rowing and coaching for over five decades.  A long time Station L member, Ralf still competes (and wins!) regularly in sculling events at local regattas.  Ralf teaches in our Learn to Row program.


Dana Ham, Assistant Sweep and Sculling Coach

A Station L member and frequent competitor, Dana teaches in our Learn to Row program and works to introduce members to sculling.

Kass Schueman, Assistant Sweep and Sculling Coach
A Station L member and competitor, Kass teaches in our Learn to Row program and assists with the sculling program.

Melissa Gomez, Assistant Sweep Coach

Alexia Ingerson, Assistant Sweep Coach

Sculling Program Coordinator: Penny Luong

Membership Coordinator and Registrar: Kristin Bott, with assistance from Chris Lodore and Amanda Ryman

Boatman:  Phil Volz

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