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Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your student athlete needs. If your questions are related to workouts, regattas, events, goal setting, and other rowing related needs, please contact one of the coaches.

For all questions related to administrative issues, such as registration, finances, travel logistics, volunteering, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Brett Tillotson

Head Coach/Director of Coaching

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Brett is a native of Kansas City, he moved to Tallahassee in 1996 and took up rowing his senior year of High School. He graduated from Leon in 1997 and Florida State University in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities. In addition to coaching, Brett is a City of Tallahassee Firefighter/EMT. Brett currently holds a US Rowing Level III Coaching Certification.

JonMichael Francis

Head Coach Women's Varsity

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JonMichael began rowing in 2008 for Tallahassee Area Crew, which quickly merged to become Capital City Rowing. As a rower, he got silver in the varsity 8+ his senior year at the State Championships, and went on to compete at nationals in the varsity 4+. After rowing throughout high school, JonMichael attended Marietta College where he won the Freshman Heavyweight 8+ at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. Now residing back in Tallahassee, he is finishing his degree at Tallahassee Community College, and started coaching at Capital City Rowing in the fall of 2014.

Board of Directors

Jenn Portero

President

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Jennie Bram

VP of Operations

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Tracie Parker

VP of Administration

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Gayle Carlton

Secretary

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Lee Kissell

Treasurer

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Stephanie Birtman

Member at Large

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Cindy Hoogerheyde

Apparel Chair

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Carrie Stolp

Past President

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