The Orange County Rowing Assocation was founded, and is governed by a group of likeminded community members that are dedicated to promotion the sport of rowing, development of the Hudson River, and overall improvement of quality of life in the Hudson Valley.
Megan A. Shedden, Esq
Chairman and Program Director
An attorney and resident of Newburgh, Boston University collegiate rower and USRowing Certified Level II coach.
Michael J. Griffin V
One of the newest additions to our board. Michael has a lifetime love and history with rowing. As a Poughkeepsie High School rowing alum as well as a former rower for Community Rowing in Boston, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Board and coaching staff. We look forward to working with him well into the future!
Treasurer and Coach
An actuary and resident of Newburgh, Marietta College rower, and graduate of University at Albany. He is a wonderful asset to our board and coaching staff.
A professor at Mount Saint Mary College, a former Cornell collegiate rower, and published author on rowing history. Eric comes with years of rowing experience, and has been with OCRA since its inception . Having founded a rowing program of his own at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) he knows all too well what is needed to create and maintain a successful program.