Administrative Staff

Kevin Reinis

Executive Director

Liz Barhydt

General Manager

Pamela Cisneros

Rental Operations Manager

Carol Baxter

Member Services Manager

Stephanie Johnson

Events Manager

Master’s Coaching

Taylor Brown

Masters Racing Head Coach

Margaret Dail

Masters Racing Assistant Coach

James Oldeschulte

Masters Racing Development Coach

Megan Getman

Masters Club Head Coach

Duwyane Turner

Learn to Row Coach

Sam Factor

Masters Club Coach

Allie Aguilar

Masters Club Coach

Youth Coaching

Patrick Kelly

Junior Competitive Program Head Coach

Astrid Wettstein

Junior Competitive Assistant Coach

Ethan Nussdorfer

Junior Competitive Assistant Coach

Hannah Heyerdahl

Junior Competitive Assistant Coach

Liz Green

Junior Competitive Assistant Coach

Eleni Gesch-Karamanlidis

Junior Recreational Program Head Coach

Duwyane Turner

Junior Recreational Assistant Coach

Facilities

Peter Thrasher

Facilities Manager

Taylor Brown

Coach Brown has been the Masters Racing Team Head Coach since May 2021. 

Margaret Dail

Coach Dail is a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. Rowed in the 2V8+ for 4 years under Dave O’Neill, securing 4 BigXII championship titles and 4 top 5 finishes at NCAA. Rowed 7 seat of the 2V8+ that finished in 2nd at the 2019 NCAA Rowing Championships less than a second behind Washington. Originally from the Washington, DC area, Margaret began rowing as a junior for James Madison High School, winning state, regional and national titles. Margaret is pursuing a career in sports marketing and hopes to pursue coaching rowing in the future.

James Oldeschulte
Megan Getman

Coach Megan started rowing in 2002 and continued at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. She started coaching in 2006 when the local juniors program was in need of new coaches. Ever since then coaching and sharing the sport has been a driving passion for Megan. She moved to Boston, MA for grad school in 2009 and started coaching at CRI. In 2016 Megan moved to Austin TX for a job and was delighted to find the community at ARC. Megan is a collaborative coach with an eye to technique.

Duwyane Turner
Sam Factor

Coach Sam started rowing in his home town of Madison, WI in 2006 and rowed competitively in college at Wesleyan University in CT. He began coaching while he completed his Master’s at Wesleyan, helping to coach the novice crew. After moving to Austin to work on his Ph.D. in astronomy at UT Austin, Sam started coaching Masters at ARC in 2017. Sam loves talking about astronomy so feel free to ask your burning questions!

Allie Aguilar
Alice Aguilar joined ARC in 2011, after a “break” in playing roller derby, and rowed with masters club crews, later  with the women’s development and competitive teams and also coxed the men’s racing teams. She served on the board as the Program Director. Her background as an educator and a trainer led her to go for her Level II coaching and starting coaching with ARC in 2015 working with masters, Learn to Row programs, and cox and bow clinics.  By day, she’s the Executive Director of a national nonprofit social justice movement technology organization, Progressive Technology Project, and still finds time to play music, backpack, and do trail runs.
Patrick Kelly

Coach PK enjoys working with rowers of all ability and experience levels. Over the course of his ten plus years in Austin he has coached many ARC club members. Coach Kelly currently coaches the Varsity Boys squad with our Juniors Program. Coach Kelly stays active with rowing and cycling.

Astrid Wettstein

Coach Astrid grew up in Minnesota where she first started rowing after being introduced to the sport by her dad. She rowed at Princeton for four years and spent two of those summers training at Craftsbury as part of their GRP U23 program. After graduating, she moved to Denver and spent several summers coaching at Craftsbury’s sculling camps as well as a year coaching with University of Denver’s club program. She recently moved to Austin in the fall of 2019 and is excited to be back on the water

Ethan Nussdorfer

Coach Ethan has coached with ARC since 2016. He has coached rowers of all ages and skill levels, but his passion lies with the Juniors rowing team. Ethan enjoys working with student athletes to develop not just rowing proficiency, but also leadership, teamwork, and perseverance. 

Hannah Heyerdahl

Coach Hannah began coaching for the juniors program at ARC in 2018. She rowed at University of Georgia and Georgia Tech for four years while pursuing her engineering degree. She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Austin following graduation to work as a traffic engineer. To stay active she enjoys rowing on the women’s competitive team at ARC.

Liz Green

Coach Liz rowed for four years with Texas Crew, the club team at the University of Texas, and currently rows with ARC’s master’s competitive team. In addition, she competes as a coxswain with one of ARC’s long-standing master’s recreational crews, the Rowing Stones. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Sports Management at UT, and is excited to put her rowing and coxing knowledge to use coaching the junior’s program

Eleni Gesch-Karamanlidis

Coach Eleni has coached ARC’s Recreational team since 2016. Her sculling rowing career started when she was 5 in her hometown of Narragansett, RI and has taken her from the Charles to the open ocean off the coast of Maine. When she’s not at the boathouse, she serves as an innovation strategist for 18F, the federal government’s internal tech consultancy.

Peter Thrasher

Austin Rowing Club Board of Directors

Liz Hundley

President

Tatjana Lichtenstein

Vice President

Jen Lord

Treasurer

Sabelyn Arden

Secretary

John Derrick

Equipment

Mark Eaton

Facilities

Karen Jones

Programming

Colette Novak

Development

Jim Ruddy

Outreach

Dianne Willems

Marketing

Kevin Hight

Member at Large

Carol Baxter

Member at Large

Kevin Reinis

Executive Director

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