Board of Directors
Norcal Crew’s Board of Directors meets quarterly to help conduct the business of the club. Please feel free to contact any of the Board members with your questions and concerns.
Marc works on location based services and technology at Mapbox, Inc. He is also a founding board member of Able Works, a non-profit working on economic development and poverty mitigation issues in East Palo Alto. He is the father of a former Norcal rower.
Sheila is a former coxswain for UCLA Men’s Crew and Harvard Business School Crew, as well as a USRowing, NCAA, and FISA rowing referee with over three decades of experience. Sheila is “semi-retired,” having held executive marketing positions at Autodesk and Intuit. Sheila is excited to be involved with Norcal and help the development of junior rowing in the region; she has always supported youth rowing as she believes it embodies the true spirit of the sport: enthusiasm, passion, and dedication.
Eric with his wife Kimberly live in Woodside and have been associated with Norcal as Parents since 2008. Their daughter, Makayla is a graduate of Boston University where she was a member of the lightweight women’s varsity team. Makayla and her partner Katie Kelly enjoyed great success at Norcal, winning a national championship for rowing doubles. Eric has been in technology over the last 25 years in the Bay Area and contributed to the success of several mainstream technology firms, as well as to pre-public firms over the years.
Michael and his wife, Alexandra, live in San Mateo with their three teenagers, including daughter Emily
who discovered her passion for rowing at Norcal with much success. She is continuing her rowing career
in college starting in the Fall of 2018 at the University of Pennsylvania. Michael has been a dedicated
advocate for youth sports for many years not only as a coach but most recently in the successful pursuits
of expanding opportunities and development of athletic facilities for youth. Michael has worked in the
technology sector in Silicon Valley for over 20 years in senior finance roles at multiple private and public
companies, including Macromedia and Telenav.
Rachel and her husband Andy live in Portola Valley and are the parents of two avid rowers, Isaac, who started at Norcal and is following his rowing passion at University of Wisconsin Madison, and Rhea, who is a dedicated Norcal athlete. Rachel herself rowed at the University of Rochester and with post-collegiate rowing teams in Cincinnati and the SF Bay Area. Rachel has worked in Silicon Valley for over twenty years as an operational strategy consultant to technology-based companies. Rachel is co-chair of the Norcal parents committee and manages parent communications for the 2018-19 season.
Lori and her husband Ivan live in Atherton and have been associated with Norcal since 2014 when their oldest daughter joined the novice program as a high school sophomore. Sara, is continuing to enjoy her passion for rowing at Cornell University. Daughter number two, Emma, is currently a senior at Menlo School and is in her 4th and final season at Norcal. Lori has been active within the Norcal parent community, serving as the head of the Parent’s Committee for the past 3 years.
April Steuber Carlson
April lives in San Carlos with her husband Jon and two sons Jack and Mike. April worked exclusively in fundraising, including positions at Carnegie Hall, San Francisco Performances, and Stanford University. Recognizing the importance of community service, April has served as President of the San Carlos Education Foundation and the Carlmont Academic Foundation.
Bart and his wife Sarah reside in Los Altos with their three daughters and two dogs. Bart’s middle daughter Caroline is a member of the Women’s Varsity team and has been with NorCal since her 8th grade year. Bart played basketball at Stanford University and has been an active coach in youth sports for nearly 20 years. He fully understands the positive impact team sports make on the lives of adolescents. Bart is in the commercial real estate industry as a Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle.
Pete and his wife Sharmila live in Woodside and are parents to Norcal Boys’ Varsity rower Liam. Pete is from Philadelphia and won high school national championships in double and quadruple sculls and competed in men’s nationals in the quadruple sculls. Pete has been in the real estate development business for over thirty years. He was a founder of Larkspur Hospitality, a diversified hotel company, and has developed commercial and residential projects in California, Oregon and Washington.