Mike Stemo

TACR's Inaugural Coach Mike Stemo began rowing at the University of Wisconsin in 1976, where he was a member of two National Championships teams. He coached at the Norwalk Rowing Club and organized the Northeast Junior Championship Regatta in 1998.…

Sue Parvin

Head Coach Sue Parvin was introduced to rowing when her son Jeff joined Pittsford Crew in 2003. She began rowing as a Master, which blossomed into coaching both Masters and Juniors. Sue has been instructing since 2006, coaching at Adventure…

Melissa Fournier

Sculling Coach Melissa Fournier has rowed since 2002 when she began with The Detroit Boat Club Crew.  She was instrumental in bringing the sport to Northern Michigan as a co-founder of both the Lake Leelanau Rowing Club and Traverse Area…

Todd Antrim

Sweep and Sculling Coach Todd Antrim began rowing after running into Coach Mike Stemo while helping at a Special Olympics erg event and has been improving his technique ever since.  (Thanks, Mike…it was a rough start!)  Todd happily helps as…

Danette Terzano

Erg Instructor Danette Terzano rowed for Carlson High School out of the Ecorse Boat Club on the first Junior Girls rowing team in the state of Michigan from 1986-1990.  She competed nationally and internationally, including at the Canadian Schoolboy and…

Cindy Diver

Erg Instructor Cindy Diver is a physical therapist in Traverse City. She has been rowing for five years and is a Certified Erg Instructor by UCanRow2. Cindy likes teaching the mechanics of rowing to help athletes consistently improve their technique…


Melissa Fournier, Co-founder and President
Cindy Diver, Vice President
Mary Hartman, Secretary
Cynthia Kienlen, Treasurer
John Plough
Barbara Jones Smith, Co-founder
Danette Terzano