Board Of Directors

President – Andy Olson

Andy began his journey with SDSU Crew in 1997 and has spent many of the years since working to keep the team moving forward. As a member of the program, he was a multi-year officer and recipient of the H. Del Beekley Most Valuable Oarsman award. After rowing, Andy immediately started giving back by serving as the novice coach for the program where he was ultimately recognized as the Sport Club Coach of the Year. Once he could no longer make time to coach, he worked with other alumni to spearhead the H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation in the spring of 2008 and served as the founding president.

Vice President – Brandt Watson

Brandt rowed with the Aztecs from 2012 – 2016 and graduated from SDSU in 2016 with a degree in Economics. He currently works as a business analyst specializing in wireless strategy in the Carlsbad area

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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