Karla Landis Program Director

Karla Landis

Karla Landis has more than 5 years of collegiate coaching experience and an aptitude for community development within the sport of rowing. Most recently reflected through her work with Lakeside Education and Enrichment Program, Karla understands the power of rowing to serve as a means for young people to embrace teamwork and build new friendships while enhancing individual ability and self-confidence. Karla is a former rower (‘98-‘02) and coach (’03-’09) from Western Washington University.

Karla is the Program Director for Row to the Future, and oversees all aspects of the initiative – including community and boathouse partnerships, fundraising, and program development and evaluation. She’s eager to strengthen rowing in the Northwest through outreach programs specifically created to broaden community access to Seattle lakes and water-sports.
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Heather Alschuler Erg Ed Instructor

Heather Alschuler

Heather Mandoli Alschuler joins Row to the Future from a past filled with various rowing, coaching and teaching experiences. As an athlete, she was an All-American rower at the University of Michigan and then went on to row for Team Canada for five years at various World Cup and World Championship regattas. She raced primarily in the women’s pair and eight events, placing sixth or higher in every international race and capped off her career in the women’s 8+ on the 2008 Olympic team. As a coach, she has had the pleasure of coaching everyone – novice Learn-to-Row to U23 world champions and aspiring Olympians. Heather moved to Seattle with her husband Kevin in September 2010, where she coaches the Novice Rowing Team at Mount Baker Rowing Club (including many of the RVR athletes) and Montlake Rowing Club, a group of fantastic, inspiring women with the average age of 60.

Heather is the Erg Ed instructor and coordinator for the Erg Ed program, introducing students throughout Seattle to rowing in PE and managing program logisitcs. She feels passionate about this program because she was first introduced to the sport of rowing when a rowing machine visited her PE class while she was in high school in Kelowna, British Columbia. Her hope is through Erg Ed she can give the same beginnings to the sport that created so many opportunities, friendships and amazing experiences within her life, to other students throughout Seattle.
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