Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

3320 Fuhrman Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102, USA

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MEET THE STAFF

Our leadership and their contact information.

Junior Team Head Coach

Before joining the team at Pocock, Alex was an assistant coach for the University of Washington Heavyweight Men. ​ Alex earned his Advanced Certificate in Rowing Leadership at the Institute of Rowing Leadership at Community Rowing in Boston. His coaching career has led him to positions at Boston University, Princeton University and an assistant position in the U.S. Junior Men's Sculling selection camp in 2014. ​ Coach Alex is a native of Bend, Oregon. He rowed for four years at the University of Puget Sound, graduating with a degree in International Political Economy.

ALEX MANN

Regatta Coordinator

Ben is the Regatta Coordinator for Masters and Junior Teams. He also coaches with the Junior team at PRC. Before joining the Pocock Rowing Center, Ben coached at Commencement Bay Rowing Club and the University of Puget Sound. Ben is from Torrance, California; he attended the University of Puget Sound, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, rowing for four years. Outside rowing, Ben has a passion for all things music. He is a Co-Founder of an independent music program and is responsible for their operations and stability.

BEN HAGEN

Boatman

Chuck is our boatman extraordinaire. His experience in the marine and rowing environments make him ideally suited to take care of our equipment. A true professional, Chuck is an asset to our boathouse on many levels.

CHUCK DESIDERIO

Adult Program Coordinator & Head Coach

Coree's coaching background includes NCAA DI and DIII women’s rowing, as well as competitive youth and masters. In 2017, Coree attended the World Rowing Championship, coaching the Austrian Para Rowing 3 Mixed 2x. She co-chairs the Para Advisory Committee for the Head of the Charles and coached the High Performance Para Rowing Team at Community Rowing, Inc. Prior to living in Boston, she completed her M.S. in Exercise and Sport Studies at Smith College. Originally from University Place, Coree started her rowing career at Commencement Bay Rowing Club, continuing to cox at WWU, winning the the NCAA Championships in 2006. Coree is excited to be back in the PNW and looks forward to getting out doors to explore and play with her dog, Millie. She also loves to cook and is looking forward to all the good eats and drinks around Seattle.

COREE NASLUND

Director of Rowing

As the Director of Rowing Operations, Padraic is responsible for the safe, sustainable and successful operation of the Pocock Rowing Center and Renton Rowing Center. Padraic began rowing as a youth in Point Pleasant, NJ. After rowing at Saint Mary's College of California, he joined the Seattle rowing community as a sculler. Padraic has competed and coached in youth, collegiate, elite and masters programs. As the Executive Director of the Everett Rowing Association, his focus on culture and communication led significant growth in membership, youth programming and fundraising results. Padraic's experience in the construction industry and at Pocock Racing Shells brings a strategic background to our infrastructure and project management needs. Outside of the boathouse, Padraic enjoys hiking, biking, woodworking and cooking.

PADRAIC MCGOVERN

Administrative Director

Patty is the Administrative Director for the Pocock Foundation which includes supporting all segments of the Foundation including Row to the Future, Row for the Cure in addition to the Pocock Rowing Center and Renton Rowing Center. ​ Patty began rowing at LaSalle University in Philadelphia and continued her rowing career training at Vesper Boat Club before she decided to move to Montana and, ultimately, Seattle. Before coming to work at the Pocock Foundation, she was an executive administrative assistant, a human resources generalist, and a bookkeeper. Her wealth of skills in almost every arena of administration keeps the boathouses of the Pocock Foundation in ship-shape. When not at work, Patty enjoys spending time with her husband, two wonderful children, and friends.

PATTY FINNEY

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The goal of the Management Committee at the Pocock Rowing Center is to be a liaison between membership and the Operations Director and Foundation. The MC meets monthly to discuss boathouse goals, identify issues, and come up with solutions. We are a group of 4-5 elected members who each serve for a 2-year cycle. We love hearing from you and supporting your interests, so please reach out to one of us in person with questions, or email the MC at mc@pocockrowingcenter.org.

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