Quick has been the Executive Director of PVRC since the Spring of 2016. Before accepting this position, he was a parent-volunteer since 2012, a competitive rower with the Masters Crew since 2014, and volunteer Chair of the Marketing Committee since 2015. In the Fall of 2014, he first began Erg workouts and competed in the March 2015 Rockrimmon Ergatta. Racing that Spring in Masters 8, Masters 4 and Mixed Masters 4 crews he was selected for the Four entered in Head of the Charles. Taking the helm (coxing the Crew?) of PVRC is a fulfillment of a goal to share the PVRC experience with Pioneer Valley residents and beyond with a common passion for the river, the outdoors, and healthy living.
Scott began rowing at the start of his first year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He spent the next four years training and racing with the team at regattas around the northeast such as the Head of the Charles, Head of the Fish, Dad Vail, and NERCs, earning medals at the Knecht Cup and ECAC regattas.
Upon graduating in 2011 with a BA in Comparative Literature and Spanish, he moved to North Carolina where he was Director of Rowing at a sailing and rowing club in the Charlotte area. Returning to the Northeast for graduate studies, Scott served as the Middle School Program Director and Head Coach at Essex Rowing Club. Scott’s most recent position was Director and Head Coach of Middle School and Development Programs for Greenwich Crew.
“My rowing and coaching experience has reinforced the importance of building a team from which people can derive personal friendships, joy, and meaning,” says Coach Branscomb. ”I try to frame my actions and decisions through the lens of, ‘What will make the community better?'”
Dragon Boat Coach
Becky joined the Dragon Rays in 2015 when she was looking for something fun and different to do. She has been a dedicated teammate ever since. By the second year she was learning how to steer and drum. She is a good steersperson and an excellent drummer. Seat 8 is her favorite seat to paddle from. She has been a part of every Springfield Dragon Boat Festival from the second year. The happiest place for her is on the Connecticut River in a Dragon Boat with her fellow Rays. For 2018 and 2019 she was one of the team captains and in 2022 she began serving as coach of this wonderful team. Working closely with the team captains, she knows each year will be better than the last! Go Dragon Rays!
Coach HB has been a part of the PVRC organization since 2017 when she chose to share her passion for rowing by coaching Novice junior rowers while working her full time job at BHN. A rower since her undergraduate days at Springfield College, HB is a crisis counselor by profession today. HB's belief in the PVRC community boathouse mission to work with any and everyone who comes to us is a strength that is carrying us forward for post-pandemic growth.
Bob "Bullet" Englehardt
With 30 years of rowing and coaching experience, Coach Englehardt brings versatility, utility, and the ability to teach the sport of rowing to adults and youth alike. First rowing for Springfield College, Bullet now rows competitively with the PVRC Masters when not coaching.
Coach Plummer has been coaching youth rowing at the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club since 2016 when he was an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts. He started rowing at Glastonbury High School, continued for UMass crew, and completed USRowing Level 2 Coaching certification. Plummer teaches in the Springfield Public Schools and coaches part-time for PVRC. He is an enthusiastic, versatile coach who shares his passion for rowing with PVRC youth and adult rowers.