Chloe Tong

Executive Director and Head Coach

Chloe began rowing in high school, with Easton’s Freedom Rowers, and continued her passion by joining a master’s program in Australia, where she lived for a year after graduating from Randolph College in 2014.  It was her love of rowing, commitment to the community, and drive that helped found ESCR in the fall of 2016, all the while working full time at Chesapeake Maritime Museum, teaching and performing dance and night, and training as a helicopter pilot on her days off.

Penelope Cripps Dwyer

Co-President

Influenced by her children, Pen took up rowing in 2003 in Marin, CA at MRA, a multigenerational competitive rowing club with over 200 masters and 150 youth members. Now retired from 45 years of for- and non-profit business development, marketing and fundraising, she is happily back home on The Shore and back on the water.

Former member of US Rowing

BA Columbia University

William Brashares

Co-President

Bill joined ESCR in the spring of 2019 proving it’s never to late to learn to row! He holds a BA University of Virginia and JD University of Michigan, 1964.  His previous employment includes Covington & Burling, Washington D.C., Partners with Gore, Cladouhos & Brashares, Washington D.C., and Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, Washington D.C.  (Bar: District of Columbia; California)

Additional volunteer work includes: ACLU 1968-75, National Network to End Domestic Violence 1987-95, Board of Directors, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Board of Directors, Talbot Mentors, President 2016-18

Lisa Stone

VIce President

Lisa moved to Easton in 2018 from Boston, MA. She learned to scull in Boston ten years ago and enjoyed

being part of a rowing community. Finding the website for ESCRowers was a key factor in the decision to move to Easton. 

Lisa is retired from a career as an international public health physician with an expertise in epidemic preparedness and response. She has three children and is hoping to soon have grandchildren! In the meantime, she dotes on her dog Bruno.

Jon Douglas Webb

Treasurer

Doug's passion for rowing is transparent and infectious.  He joined ESCR soon after retiring to Easton and quickly joined the 5:30 competitive workout. Doug joins us with a substantive background in marketing, sales and training, operations, and business development with major US Corporations.  He currently sits on Board of Directors for Talbot Mentors and is Secretary, Easton Village HOA 2018

BSBA, University of Denver, Marketing

Doug Jurrius

Secretary

We just can't say enough about Doug, so for now we are not saying anything.

Terry Gleim

Safety Officer

Terry's rowing involvement started on land as a volunteer when her sons rowed in high school.  As Dock Master for PNRA Mercer, she supervised the launching and return of boats during regattas and worked with regatta officials to ensure a safe and well run event.   Now a passionate rower herself, she brings both her nursing skills and knowledge from volunteering at many youth regattas including national team selection events as well as collegiate and youth championships in various roles, such as timing, finish line, stake boat starts.  Terry is a Registered Nurse and volunteers with Positive Strides, St. Vincent DePaul, and Shore Rivers. 

Sandy Brown

Former VP, Current Board Member

Sandy is currently the Executive Director for the Mid-Shore Pro Bono, a local non-profit that strives to connect low income individuals and families who need civil legal services with volunteer attorneys and community resources. Originally from New York, Sandy moved to the Eastern Shore in 1993. While living in Chestertown, she joined the Chester River Rowing Club where she fell in love with rowing and enjoyed competing in a women’s 4+ in many events including Head of the Charles, Head of Occoquan, Diamond State Masters Regatta, and Head of the Schuylkill.  Now rowing her second season with ESCR, she is committed to helping others see all that rowing has to offer. She has volunteered with Plein Air Easton and was an assistant Tennis Coach at Easton High School.

Howard Parks

Former Treasurer, Current Board Member

Howard is a founding Board Member and although relatively new to the sport, he exemplifies grace and inner strength when rowing.  As a yoga and tai chi practitioner and teacher, he considers both disciplines highly compatible with rowing.  He currently works as Controller at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and brings his business acumen to ESCR as well as a Board member for Evergreen at Easton Point.  When not working, teaching, rowing, or sharing his expertise, you’ll often find him working on a wide range of harmonica riffs from delta blues to Celtic and back again!

Louisa Zendt

Board Member

Louisa Zendt is new to ESCR and the Easton Community. Retiring from the position of Dean of Admission at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware in 2018, Louisa and her husband moved to Oxford to be closer to her mother. Louisa rowed in high school and 20 years later coached the novice crew at St. Andrew’s.  She then spent 8 years following her son’s rowing career through high school and college, including a trip to the Royal Henley Regatta! Louisa has always had a passion for crew and was delighted to find ESCRowers so open and welcoming to newcomers to rowing, as well as seasoned veterans.

January White 

Executive Board Member Emeritus 

As a founding Board member, VP and President of ESCRowers, January has been on board, if not in the boat, since day one.  His business acumen, and devotion to the team has been invaluable.  Jan, a resident of Talbot County for 61 years, is currently semi-retired from Applied Computer Systems, which he founded in 1984. Previously he was the Comptroller for Zodiac of North America.  He was also a founder of the Eastern Shore Hockey League in 1979, coaching and playing for 21 years.  Currently he teaches Tia Chi with Howard Parks at Evergreen: A Center for Balanced Living.

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