Board of Directors and Committees


Every year, the composition of the Board of Directors changes with new volunteers bringing new energy and a new point of view. Here are the board members for 2017:

Deane Little – President (
Joanna Clark – Vice President (
Kris Koval – Secretary and Coaching Committee (
Petra St. George – Treasurer (
Wendy Gutcher – Coxing (
Greg Hoffman – Membership and Marketing (
Rhonda Ahrens – Fund raising, Finance (
Greg Winkler – Marketing, Learn to Row (

We have the following committees and volunteers

  • Boulder Sprints: Krista Bohme.
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  • Coaching: Chairperson Kris Koval and Mitzi Nicoletti.
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  • Equipment: Veronika Platzer (Head Coach).
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  • Finance: Petra St. George (Treasurer), Chairperson Leah-Kim Brown, Rhonda Ahrens.
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  • Marketing and Membership: Greg Winkler, Deane Little, Greg Hoffman.
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  • Programs: Leah-Kim Brown, Wendy Gutcher, Joanna Clark, and Chairperson Tom Carr.
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  • Volunteer Coordinator: Janice Rogers (

The club could not function without the help of off-the-water volunteers. Please offer to help if your name is not on this list! We can always find a spot for new volunteers.


Deane Little – Deane started his rowing career at Reed College, but promptly dropped out to play rugby instead. Realizing his mistake years later he picked up crew at grad school and has been rowing and racing ever since, at Oak Ridge Rowing Association, Stanford Rowing Club, Chinook Performance Racing and BCR. Deane is a ten time US and Canadian national rowing champion in a wide range of age categories due to his advanced age. When not rowing he is CEO and Chief Science Officer of Boulder clean tech company New Sky Energy.

Joanna Clark – Joanna and her husband love to enjoy the mountains of Colorado hiking, biking or skiing. These days, their teenage boys are busy doing their own thing, mostly enjoying college life or snowboarding. Joanna has enjoyed staying fit with running or triathlon training and learned to appreciate the rowing machine. She was thrilled to learn about the opportunity to take rowing onto the water in 2016 and became a total BCR groupie!

Kris Koval – Kris started rowing in 2015 to keep up with her teen-age sons (who row with CJC) and has now recruited her husband J.P. to join BCR as well. She is a lawyer and recently spent 6 weeks with her younger son in Sri Lanka, teaching English to monks and renovating temples. When she’s not rowing with her amazing teammates, she enjoys skiing (downhill, telemark, back-country, and nordic!), hiking, traveling, and photography. She and her family are climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro this summer and hope to eventually climb most of the Seven Summits.

Petra St. George

Greg Winkler – Greg started rowing in 2013 and is a former shot-putter, discus thrower, and cyclist. He loves the people who row and the technical aspects of rowing. A geek by day and a massage therapist by night, Greg is married and has a teen-age son and daughter. He is very proud of his “any seat, any time” award that he received from Coach Vee in 2016.

Rhonda Ahrens – Rhonda uses mornings at the Boulder Rez to get her zen on. She decided to try rowing a couple years ago when she turned 50. Now an aggressive member of the Intermediate squad, Rhonda enjoys racing sweep in an 8. When not spending early morning with BCR she is raising two active Middle Schoolers with her husband. Rhonda owns her own Mfg Rep Firm specializing in high tech electronic components for military and aerospace applications throughout CO, UT & WY.

Wendy Gutcher

Greg Hoffman

About the Author

Greg started rowing in 2013 and wishes he had started years earlier.