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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.

A-Level Directors

Marc Prioleau

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 Tolle

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 Warner

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 Strambi

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.

Melissa Chun

Melissa Chun, former assistant coach at Jack London Aquatic Center and cox at Cal. Melissa has been a US Rowing referee for seven years and is the winner of the Mama Z national refereeing award. Melissa is the associate director of Sales and Product Development at Viscira.

Nat Schindler

Nat Schindler, former rower with Pacific in SF, and Dartmouth College. He also coached at Pacific.  Nat is the Director of Equity Research at Bank of America – Merrill Lynch

B-Level Directors

Bart Lammersen

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.

Marianne Jett

Judy John

Jodi Patzer

Douglas Park

Jennifer Santoro

Laura Woodside