Coaches and Staff Bios + Board of Directors

Sweep Coaching Staff

Peter Edwards, Program Director
With over 30 years of coaching experience, Peter has worked with rowers of all ages and abilities, from beginners to US National Team members.  He directs our men’s sweep program, serves on the Board of Directors and is the overall manager for all of our programs.

Sweep Team Coaching Staff

Ednah Louie, Sweep Program Coordinator
Ednah coxed at Mount Holyoke College and competed as a coxswain and rower with Kansas Crew at the University of Kansas.  Prior to joining Station L, she was an assistant coach for Kansas Crew. 

Todd Vogt
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 also works with scullers of all abilities.

Sculling Coaching Staff

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 over 25 years. 

Penny Luong, Assistant Sculling Coach & Sculling Program Coordinator
Penny has been an active competitive rower with Station L for over 20 years.  She co-founded the Portland Fall Classic regatta and coordinates our sculling program.  

Kyle Pepin, Assistant Sculling Coach
Kyle started rowing in high school and has rowed and coached in Michigan and Philadelphia.  He works with scullers of all abilities.

Other Coaches and Instructors

Jim Hilsenteger, Chief Technical Coach and Video Coordinator
A native Portlander, Jim has been involved in rowing for over 30 years.  He has coached at the junior, collegiate and masters level.  He provides technical coaching and video support to all members and coaches.

Kevin Mulvaney, Assistant Coach
Kevin coaches scullers, Learn-to-Row classes and assists with both the men’s and women’s sweep programs.  His coaching background includes work with masters and collegiate rowers in Sacramento, CA.  Kevin has served as the head rowing coach at Reed College.

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, continued at Temple University, and has coached masters rowers for eight years.  She also serves as the varsity assistant coach at Lewis and Clark College. 

Scott Urbatsch, Assistant Coach
Scott learned to row at Station L over a decade ago and is an accomplished competitor.  Scott’s experience allows him to fill in as needed to support all of our programs.

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.

Tara Jones, Assistant Coach
Tara learned to row at Station L and is active in both sweep and sculling.  She assists with all of our programs.

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 interim head rowing coach at Pacific University in nearby Forest Grove.

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.

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

Learn to Erg and Dry land Instructors
Miel Corbett, Ripley McChesney, Anne Reid, Lori Jensen, 


Station L Staff

Amanda Ryman and Charlotte Copp, Membership Coordinator/Registrars

Phil Volz, Boatman

Scott Urbatsch, Webmaster

Station L Board of Directors
Sarah Lewins, Chair
Jim Barrett, past-chair
Leslie Spencer, Secretary
Donna Howard, Treasurer
Rachel Dumont, At-large, and chair of Equity and Inclusion Committee
Mark Perepelitza, At-large
Cynthia Newton, At-large
Peter Edwards, Program Director

Portland Boathouse Board Members
Jim Barrett
Peter Edwards

Portland-Vancouver Rowing Association Board Representative
Deirdre O’Brien