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.
Dragon Boat Team Coach
Sue Gouin has over 20 years experience in Health and Fitness. She holds a Masters degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotions from CalU, a Bachelors Degree in Health and Fitness from Westfield State University and an Associates Degree in Food & Nutrition from Holyoke Community College. She served as Program Director and Chair for the Professional Fitness Trainer Program at Branford Hall Career Institute in Springfield from 2009 to 20018. She is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Sue joined PVRC in 2014 to learn the sport of Dragon Boating and to get back in shape after enduring 6 months of cancer treatments. She raced for 3 years with the Rays of Hope Dragon Boat team. While undergoing treatments she became certified as a Cancer Exercise Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Cancer Society (ACS). Currently Sue is working with the South Windsor Community Center, managing their Fitness Center and offering various exercise classes and wellness workshops that cater to the Older Adult Population. Sue has recently signed on as our Dragon Boat Team Manager & Coach. She will work with our Dragon Rays team to recruit and train new members and to organize, manage and coach our current team members.
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.