Rowing began as an escape from school in Zimbabwe, where I grew up. In 1985 I started as a cox for our school team. The bug bit, and I went on to row for my school at national level, winning gold.
Once I left school, I was invited back to coach rowing at three top private schools in Zimbabwe. I coached over 40 children, entering them into yearly regional championships. I also led the tour to Germany in 2005 for Junior World Championships as a Zimbabwe coach. Subsequently, I was head coach for the Zimbabwe
Rowing Squad that toured Botswana for the All Africa Games, as well as leading the annual tour to Canada at the Royal Canadian Henley. I was invited twice to assist in coaching for City Island Rowing, the Bronx, which was my introduction to rowing in the United States. After moving to Georgia, I coached for the Atlanta Rowing Club, holding the position of coach chairman in 2020.
Moving to Arizona for business, I joined Rio Salado Rowing Club as a coach, working for the master’s competitive program. I have completed both FISA 1 and 2 courses, as well as attained British Level 2 as a qualified coach. Rowing is my passion! As anyone knows, this a hard sport mentally, physically and emotionally. I love
working with a boat to get it to sing through the water and delight in each crew as they hit their individual goals, growing each time an obstacle is overcome or a mark is hit. Rowers are a special breed. I am honored to work with them.