The Lincoln Park Boat Club functions on a completely volunteer basis, including our Board of Directors. Each officer’s term is for two years.
The Board meets monthly, and invites all associates to attend the quarterly club meetings.
Mike began rowing during his sophomore year of high school due to lack of hand eye coordination for other sports. He rowed for 2.5 years during high school – picking up many DFLs on the way.
After some time off to pick up a triple major degree in computer science, drinking, and martial arts, at DePauw University, Mike began rowing again upon moving to Chicago and joining the LPBC Recreational team in 2014, before joining the Competitive team in spring 2015. Mike continues to row with the competitive team and particularly enjoys the social and convivial aspect of the teams at LPBC.
Will rows for LPBC’s competitive teams in sweep and sculling boats, and has also occasionally been seen out on a SUP on the lagoon. Will began rowing at Oxford University, where he was a Captain of Trinity College Boat Club. Will spent several years rowing with Auriol Kensington RC in London, before moving to Chicago in 2014. Will is a Manager at ZS Associates, a global management consulting firm headquartered in Evanston, IL.
Meagan is a coxswain for the competitive team and LP member since 2015. Meagan began coxing in high school and went on to cox Michigan State’s Men’s team for four years where she was named a Third-Team ACRA All-American. Since then, she has coached high schoolers at Ann Arbor Pioneer, coxed the men’s sweep team at Riverside Boat Club, and assisted with learn to row events at Community Rowing, Inc. Meagan’s professional background is in public relations with a focus on media relations.
Ari started his rowing career at Three Rivers Rowing Club and Taylor Allderdice HS in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Ari has rowed and coached at many different clubs throughout the country, and enjoys rowing and paddling in all forms. You can find him sculling on the lagoon, sweeping with the competitive team, and getting brunch.
Rick Klein has been a member since 2009 and trains with the competitive team. He sweeps and sculls, and has medals from Head of the Charles, Head of the Hooch, and Masters Nationals in addition to the local regattas. When not rowing, Rick is a school psychologist in Evanston.
Olaf is the Paddling Director at Lincoln Park Boat Club. He is a paddler himself with experience in different kinds of paddling including outrigger canoeing, kayaking, and dragon boating. Olaf has participated in events for teams and single paddlers. He started paddling dragon boat during his studies in Germany. At that point outrigger canoeing became a way to support that. Today paddling the OC is his passion and he competes in events all over the world. He helps growing the paddle sport at Lincoln Park Boat Club by setting up free Learn To Paddle Days, a Stand Up Paddling Event, and providing the community a well equipped and supportive club environment.