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 Community Rowing. Melissa was the first woman to race for LLRC when, in 2010, she sculled her single in the World Rowing Masters Regatta in St. Catharines, Ontario. She is a USRowing Level 2 Certified Coach whose goal is to help make rowing accessible to all. She most values the “community” in Traverse Area Community Rowing.