MEET THE STAFF
Our leadership and their contact information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athlete, Youth parent
A native of Whidbey Island, Lisa's family bounced across the country twice and lived in Japan during her father's 28 years in the Navy. Lisa graduated from UW in 2003.
Lisa'a professional background includes 20+ years of human resources management with creative agencies in Seattle, including 10 years as the Director of HR for The Garrigan Lyman Group. Lisa is certified in crisis counseling and works for Crisis Text Line.
Lisa rows with the Women’s Competitive C+ Team. Her daughter, Parker, rows on the Varsity Girls' team. Lisa and her husband Hans are active on the Parent Steward Committee. This is her first year on the Management Committee.
Athlete , GPRF Board member
At the advice of her parents, Meg began rowing at Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge, MA. She went on to row at Connecticut College, where she was a recipient of the Anita DeFrantz Award for excellence in athletics. Although her favorite medal is from the Head of the Charles, Meg has competed (and coached) nationally and internationally for many years and has had some of the best experiences of her life due to rowing and the people she has met through the sport (Meg met her husband Peter next to an erg at the Pocock Rowing Center).
She rows with the PRC Competitive Women's Team and is the President of LuxuryRealEstate.com, the #1 website dedicated to high-end residential property.
Scott began rowing as a walk-on at Columbia University. After a 25 year hiatus from competitive rowing, Scott joined the Pocock Rowing Center in 2016.
Professionally, Scott is a corporate lawyer with Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle, where he focuses on commercial transactions, mergers & acquisitions and debt and equity financing.
Scott's daughter (LMU) and son (Lakeside) both row. In his free time, Scott enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, watching TV and movies. This is Scott’s first year on the Management Committee.
Ted started rowing as a junior for Green Lake Crew. After a hiatus, he hasn’t missed a racing season for the last ten years. At Capitol Rowing Club in DC Ted coordinated the adult novice program and coached. At Lake Union Crew Ted was the captain of the nationally competitive men’s team.
Ted races for the PRC Masters Sculling Team and for the PRC Men. Mixed doubles and quads are his preference and he’s been in the winning mixed A-B quad at regionals for the last three years. He loves going to summer rowing camp at Craftsbury Sculling Center with friends from the boathouse, is happy at PRC, and happy to serve it.
A graduate of Whittier College, a veteran of the Peace Corps, Ted attended the public policy graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University. Professionally he evaluates and writes about federal efforts to achieve policy goals for the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Ara learned to row as a master, but has enjoyed competitive sports throughout her life.
Ara’s professional background includes 17 years in communications and public engagement. She is currently a senior associate at a local communications and public involvement firm, EnviroIssues.
Ara fell in love with the competitive and team-oriented nature of the sport. When she’s not rowing with the PRC Women's Sweep team, she can be found cross-country skiing throughout the winter, hiking in summer and spending time with her two daughters Anja and Elsa and husband Todd (a member of the PRC men’s sweep team). Ara is actively involved in PTA.
Athlete, Youth Parent, GPRF Board member
Andrea is a CPA with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from La Salle University. She has been a member of the Pocock Foundation Board of Directors since 2004 where she serves as Treasurer of the organization. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. Andrea represented the U.S. on the 1995 Pan American rowing team and now enjoys spending time with her family, rowing, and running marathons.
Bill graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. He rowed in Navy’s 1965 clean-sweep of the IRA’s and for all four years at the Academy. After 30 years on active duty in the Navy (Submarines), Bill spent 6 years working at the University of Washington Applied Physics laboratory. He also taught Geometry, Fundamentals of Engineering, and Physics at the Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences for 12 years before retiring.
Bill volunteers as a Docent at the Museum of Flight and is a licensed and active Private Pilot. He has been rowing as a member of the Ancient Mariners since 1998. This is Bill’s first year on the Management Committee.