Our Board of Directors

Meet our Team, we are Passionate about helping everyone learn and enjoy rowing

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Chris Meehan

President

Chris started rowing in college at Northeastern University in Boston and fell in love with the sport right away with the discipline, fitness, competitive nature and comradery of the sport. He enjoyed some high level success with being on many winning teams and has continued to row recreationally in both sweep and sculling. Chris enjoys coaching and helping both adults and youth learn the sport.

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Julie Coolidge

Board Member/Asst. Secretary

Julie was first introduced to rowing at a girls’ Catholic high school in Toledo, Ohio. As their teacher, she met and interacted with the students/rowers and was impressed with their strength and dedication. Julie took a Masters Learn-to-Row program with the Toledo Rowing Club a number of years ago, and brought her interest in rowing to Palm Coast when she retired to Florida in 2011.

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Joe Danaher

Board Member

Joe has always enjoyed sports and was a competitive kayaker in the Kentucky Waterman Series prior to relocating to Palm Coast in late 2020. He first became interested in rowing after reading “The Boys in the Boat”. Joe joined PCRC after completing the 2021 Learn to Row class and has been impressed by how encouraging the existing members have been in helping “newbies” progress in rowing.

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Stan Swearingen

Vice President/Treasurer

Stan starting officially rowing in 2021 after taking a Learn-to-Row course with the Palm Coast Rowing Club. He quickly fell in love with rowing but was not a stranger to the sport as he had 2 son's that rowed competitively in high school.

Stan has a broad background in innovative technology development over his career and strong leadership and management roles in many companies. Stan is currently Chairman of the board for Rohinni Corporation.

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Joani McCullough

Board Member

Joani fell in love with rowing at the Atlanta Rowing Club as an adult when living in Atlanta. She now finds the time to help mentor new rowers to grow in the sport and is passionate to see the youth of Palm Coast find rowing a sport they can embrace in high school, college and throughout their lives. You will find her coaching and leading youth rowing activities when she can.

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Alaine Donavan

Secretary/Membership Committee

Alaine fell in love with rowing after having taken the Learn to Row class with PCRC in 2021. She is an enthusiastic rower and wants to encourage everyone to try the sport for fitness and fun. She loves being on the water and enjoys both sweep and scull rowing. Most importantly, she is blessed to be a part of this Club comprised of such incredibly wonderful and friendly people.

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Kim Shugg

Board Member/Asst. Treasurer

Kim has been part of the PCRC since its very early days and wants to see those new to the sport thrive and enjoy it. She faithfully helps manage all scheduling and group rowing activities and supports the Club with numerous volunteer activities. When not rowing, she manages a very busy family run custom cabinet business serving Flagler County.