Donovan’s involvement with GAR began when he was in second grade and his older sister joined the team. Over the next 4 years he traveled around the Southeast watching his sister excel in the sport and this success, which included two trips to nationals, drove Donovan to the decision to pick rowing over other sports. Donovan began his rowing career at GAR the summer after fifth grade and rowed through his senior year, being elected captain his senior year. He began coaching for GAR the summer after graduating from St. Francis Catholic High school here in Gainesville. Donovan looks forward to using his 15 years of experience in and around rowing to help GAR achieve great things. He enjoys having the opportunity to help people and fellow rowers fall in love with rowing like he did all those years ago.
Dylan first tried rowing in his sophomore year. After falling in love with the sport he continued to row for three years. Dylan has always loved sports but rowing quickly became his favorite. He always enjoyed showing people rowing and wanted to keep teaching people after he had graduated. Dylan is currently attending Santa Fe College and plans on transferring to UF to pursue an architecture degree.
Dylan enjoys seeing people find a love for rowing and is excited to help those people succeed as much as possible.
Kristi began rowing in middle school with OARS. She went on to row for four years in high school, earned a Division 1 college scholarship and rowed for four years for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was captain her senior year. Kristi is excited about teaching her middle schoolers to love the sport of rowing!
Brett began rowing when he was a sophomore in high school and fell in love with rowing. Brett loves being on the water and couldn’t imagine life without boats. He also has a passion for fishing which he has been doing for as long as he can remember!
Brett is a GAR Alumni and was Men’s Captain for two years. He is currently attending Santa Fe College and aspires to transfer to FAU to study Naval Architecture.
Brett is excited to be GAR’s Assistant Middle School Coach and is looking forward to a fun year!