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Sean Meiller

Position: Assistant Novice Men's Coach
Email: s.meiller12@gmail.com
College: Georgia Institute of Technology


Mike Gibel

Position: Head Coach, Varsity Men's Coach
Email: Coach.Mike@gtcrew.com
College: Saint Joseph's University

Bio: Coach Mike graduated from Saint Joseph's University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mike competed on their varsity rowing team for all 4 years as a lightweight, and received medals from the Dad Vail Regatta, SIRA, Knecht Cup, and more, rowing under John Fife. Prior to St. Joe's Mike rowed for Pennsylvania Athletic Club with a second place finish in the Senior Lightweight 8+ at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Mike competed with the Atlanta Sculling Development Team under Curt Browder. Mike rowed 4 years at Saint Andrew Rowing Club with 3 invitations to the USRowing Youth Invitational.

Rodd Talebi

Position: Varsity Women's Coach
Email: Coach.Rodd@gtcrew.com
College: University of California - Los Angeles

Bio: Coach Rodd finished his third and final year as a rower for UCLA in 2014. In that time he medaled at WIRA three times (twice in the heavyweight varsity 8), selected to All WIRA First Team in 2014, competed twice at ACRA with the men's heavyweight varsity boat, and elected as Head Captain for his final season. After graduating, he spent a year as the assistant novice coach at his alma mater for the '14-'15 season. He completed a Masters in Analytics at Georgia Tech in 2016 and is excited to have the opportunity to coach the Women's Varsity squad, saying "It's going to be a good year."

Hayden McKinley

Position: Novice Men's Coach
Email: Coach.Hayden@gtcrew.com
College: Georgia Institute of Technology

Bio: Coach Hayden graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Hayden's first year coaching the Novice Men ended many medal droughts for the novices. This included a Head of the Hooch medal in the Novice Men 8+ (first in 5 years), Dad Vail bronze in the Novice Men 4+ (first in 6 years), and ACRA silver in the Novice Men 4+ (first novice men ACRA medal in GT history). Hayden hiked 300 miles of the AT post graduation, and is currently training for a marathon run.

Sarah Howard

Position: Novice Women's Coach
Email: Coach.Sarah@gtcrew.com
College: Georgia Institute of Technology

Bio: Coach Sarah attends Georgia Tech for a BS in Industrial Engineering. Sarah began rowing at Tech, where she had been both a rower and coxswain. During her time at Tech, Sarah held an officer position as Women's Vice President. Her first semester coaching ended with the novice women posting their best Fall performance in over five years.


Varsity Men

Name Years on crew Major Hometown
Deniz Acil 2 Electrical Engineering Istanbul, Turkey
Zachary Adams 2 Materials Science and Engineering Groton, Massachusetts
Galvin Brady 4 Materials Science and Engineering Canterbury, Kent, UK
George Burdell 6 Engineering Atlanta, GA
Aaron Desmore 1 Civil Engineering Yarmouth, ME
Mario Dinatti 4 Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Rome, GA
Michael Fan 2 Computer Science Devon, PA
Carlos Fernandez-Otero 4 Mechanical Engineering Caracas, Venezuela
Nick Flint 2 Electrical Engineering Savannah, GA
Josh Forbes 2 Physics Atlanta, GA
Tory Heyerdahl 4 Aerospace Engineering Alpharetta, GA
Max Hodek 1 Materials Science and Engineering Peachtree City, GA
Mitchell Ketcham 2 Materials Science and Engineering Woodstock, GA
Joey Kilpatric 2 Mathematics and Computer Science Atlanta, GA
Clara Kim 2 Finance Johns Creek, GA
Maxwell Koerner 2 Mechanical Engineering Penn Valley, PA
Marc Larvie 3 Aerospace Engineering Springfield, VA
Sarah Leftwich 3 Chemistry Roswell, GA
Bailey Lin 2 Biology Savannah, GA
Michael Mutkoski 4 Computer Science Duxbury, MA
Matthew Nyce 2 Civil Engineering Savannah, GA
Michael O'Donnell 1 Architecture Alpharetta, GA
Kyle Richardson 2 Electrical Engineering Marietta, GA
Rama Sambatur 2 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Johns Creek, GA
Josh Shafran 2 Computer Engineering Kingston, NJ
Eric Shen 2 Aerospace Engineering Guangzhou, China
Collins Sherrill 2 Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics Savannah, GA
Talmage Studstill 1 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Decatur, GA
Jacob Sutton 3 Mechanical Engineering Roswell, GA
Mark Walker 2 Computer Science Roswell, GA
George Wang 3 Biomedical Engineering Guilford, CT
Tim Zhao 1 Electrical Engineering Beijing, China

Novice Men

Name Years on crew Major Hometown
Dean Badr 1 Aerospace Engineering Milton, GA
Zach Baskin 1 Computer Science Morristown, NJ
Julienne Harrison 1 Biomedical Engineering Marietta, GA
Vince Li 1 Computer Science Orange, CT
Breandan Mead 1 Physics Alpharetta, GA
Ruarai O'Tighearnaigh 1 Computer Science Columbus, Ohio
Dillan Pierce 1 Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Boston, MA
Siddharth Shrivastava 1 Mechanical Engineering Johns Creek, GA
Jason Smith 1 Aerospace Engineering Plano, Texas
Jason Smith 1 Aerospace Engineering Plano, Texas

Varsity Women

Name Years on crew Major Hometown
Amanda Barber 2 Civil Engineering Canton, GA
Rachel Boutom 4 Biomedical Engineering Fair Lawn, NJ
Adrienne Dorr 2 Aerospace Engineering Massapequa, NY
Kaela Frazier 4 Materials Science and Engineering Williamsburg, VA
Gabrielle Gershon 2 Biomedical Engineering West Hartford, CT
Grace Gilpatric 2 Industrial and Systems Engineering Milwaukee, WI
Jisu Jeon 1 Biomedical Engineering Seoul, South Korea
Liza Joyce 4 Environmental Engineering Dunwoody, GA
Julia Kerns 2 Mechanical Engineering Richmond, VA
Lopa Krishnan 4 Industrial and Systems Engineering Princeton, NJ
Hannah Lachmayr 3 Biology Fayetteville, GA
Hannah Murray 3 Civil Engineering Orlando, FL
Sarah Nastasi 2 Civil Engineering Marietta, GA
Julia Snell 4 Mechanical Engineering Maryville, TN
Rachel Stacks 4 Industrial Engineering Atlanta, GA
Isabelle Steffens 2 Computer Science Joinville, SC, Brazil
Alison Suhm 4 Industrial and Systems Engineering Marietta, GA
Megan Thoreson 4 Discrete Mathematics Ellicott City, MD
Johanna Tomkiewicz 3 Mechanical Engineering West Chester, PA
Ashley Walker 2 Biomedical Engineering Savannah, GA
Jenny Zhou 1 Computational Media Atlanta, GA

Novice Women

Name Years on crew Major Hometown
Madeline Boyle 1 Biomedical Engineering Franklin, PA
Emily Buchanan 1 Computer Engineering Milton, GA
Alison Burge 1 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Elon, NC
Annamarie Eustice 1 Environmental Engineering Conover, NC
Hannah Lachmayr 2 Biology Fayetteville, GA
Drew Lloyd 1 Biomedical Engineering Thomasville, GA
Qingyi Lou 1 Biomedical Engineering Hangzhou, China
Hannah Phillips 1 Mechanical Engineering Swainsboro, GA
Pooja Prabakaran 1 Computer Engineering Marietta, GA
Jamie Rogers 1 Biology Talbotton, GA
Julianne Schneider 1 Biomedical Engineering Durham, NC
Laura Toscano 1 Environmental Engineering Little Neck, NY
Crystal Uwazie 1 Biochemistry Loganville, GA
Kirsten Winters 1 Mechanical Engineering Alpharetta, GA


Position Name Email
President Nakul Sharma president@gtcrew.com
Men's Vice President Galvin Brady mensvp@gtcrew.com
Women's Vice President Liza Joyce womensvp@gtcrew.com
Treasurer Tyler Oliver treasurer@gtcrew.com
Public Relations Rachel Stacks publicrelations@gtcrew.com
Secretary Brandon Burnette secretary@gtcrew.com
Assistant Treasurer Courtney Smith assistanttreasurer@gtcrew.com
Fundraising Jacob Sutton fundraising@gtcrew.com
Social Promoter John Riordan socialpromoter@gtcrew.com
Boathouse Manager Ethan Neault boathousemanager@gtcrew.com
Assistant Boathouse Manager Sean Meiller boathousemanager@gtcrew.com

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