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Our Board of Directors

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


Chris Meehan


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.


Carol Phelan

Board Member / Chair of Masters Advisory Committee

Carole began her rowing career on the Connecticut river with what is now one of the largest community rowing programs in New England. As a masters rower with Riverfront Recapture, she has enjoyed many successes with her teammates at numerous regattas including the Head of the Charles, Masters Nationals Championships, Diamond States Regatta, and many others.


Dan Bryant

Board Member

Dan started rowing with the Palm Coast Rowing Club in January 2022 after moving to Palm Coast in 2019. In prior years he rowed with both the Three Rivers Rowing Club in Pittsburgh and the Baltimore Rowing Club, competing in the Head of the Ohio race as well as in club races around the Chesapeake Bay. Dan has spent his life around boats and has been racing and maintaining sailboats and kayaks for 50 years.


Alaine Donavan

Vice President/Secretary/Membership Committee Chair

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.


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.


Eli Rodriguez

Board Member / Treasurer

Eli lived in New York City for many years and saw the rowing around the city and always thought it would be a great sport to try. He got started rowing with the PCRC in 2021 after taking a Learn-to-Row course with the club that started at the Palm Coast Community Center. He thought the sport would be great for fitness and to enjoy the camaraderie and the friendly atmosphere of the club.


Paul Tibbetts

Board Member/Asst. Treasurer

Paul got interested in rowing with PCRC in Spring of 2021 following his Wife who started in January 2021. He quickly became a fan with rowing and is looking at many years on the water. He loves both sweep and sculling and purchased his own heavy weight single recently. Paul is a rescue scuba diver and figured it was time to enjoy being above the water as well as under water exploration. He sees many opportunities to contribute time to the club by being active in the Equipment Committee and the Masters Advisory Committee.

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