Board Of Directors

President – Bernard Aparicio

Bernard Aparicio was a member of the rowing team from 2011-2015. Following graduation, he never stopped rowing, and continues to compete today.  He has previously been an officer of the H Del Beekley Foundation, and holds a long term goal of establishing an immense and engaging alumni base.  He’s inspired by the tenacity of Aztec Rowing, and the fire of the team to succeed.

Vice President – Royce Cumming

Royce “Buggy” Cummings is a former president of Aztec Rowing, and SDSU 2016 Graduate. He is a published biologist, with an expansive knowledge of insect species. He currently resides in New York, but frequently adventures the remotest regions of the world to discover new species. Royce has an
incredible love for rowing, and as a former club president, appreciates the growth these programs provide to young men and women.

Treasurer – Steve Lewis

Steve rowed with the Aztecs from 1991 – 1995. He was part of the undefeated novice boat in Spring 1992. After his rowing career with the men he coached the SDSU women’s crew for 3 years. He is still a morning person.

Secretary – Kameron Kennington

Kam rowed for the Aztecs from 2011-2015, serving his final year as the club’s Public Relations Officer. Kam joined the Foundation in 2020 as a member at-large and has stepped up to Secretary in 2021. He is eager to continue to follow the team’s growth, and is honored to have a chance to help create positive momentum for current and future Aztec oarsmen.

At large board member – Melissa Gogin

Melissa coxed for the Aztecs from 2014-2018, serving as the team’s treasurer her junior year. The Aztec Crew served as one of her highlights from college and she is eager to help give back to the program as an alumni. Melissa graduated with a degree in accounting and currently works as a licensed CPA specializing in taxes at a local accounting firm in San Diego.

At large board member – Kristopher Corley

Kris rowed with the Aztecs from 2012-2015. During his tenure, he served as Varsity captain and was the recipient of the H. Del Beekley award. Kris is currently working as an IT Consultant in NYC.

Team President – Abby Declines

Abby is originally from the east Bay Area, but grew up in Sacramento. She’s going into her senior year at SDSU as a kinesiology major with a minor in cognitive & behavioral neuroscience, and she’s currently in the process of applying to graduate schools to receive a doctorate in occupational therapy. This will be her fourth year with the team, and she’s super excited for the year to start! Go Aztecs!

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