Masters Coaching Advisory Board

The goal of the MC Advisory Board is to give Masters Coaching rowers more avenues for giving and receiving feedback and information, while also making MC as transparent as possible. 


Our goal is to make it easier for you to ask questions, express your ideas and have a voice in MC. We want to hear from you!


Of course Mayrene is always available, too.

See below for the AB members. Each name is a link to email, so feel free to send any of our Advisory Board an email.

Chelsea Pemberton

Chelsea Pemberton 

Orlando, FL

Hello, and welcome! I am one of the MC coaches. 

I began rowing the summer before my freshman year in high school, and have coached all age levels since graduating from college in 2005. 

I joined Masters Coaching in 2007 at a clinic in Lemon Bay, FL. 

I love the heart and teamwork that goes into making boats go fast and work together, and I love technique! I currently work for Apple in Orlando, and live with my fiancé, Lars. We have a puppy and 3 cats, and make it our mission to explore great local food and beverages. 

Julie Gesch

Julie Gesch

San Francisco, CA

Hi there, and welcome to MastersCoaching! My name is Julie Gesch and I am one of our team's coxswains. I live in San Francisco, California and have been a part of MastersCoaching since 2003. I love being a part of such a supportive, positive, and competitive team! Aside from rowing, I spend my free time working as an emergency physician, running along San Francisco Bay, spending time in Germany with my husband, watching reruns of The West Wing, and flying small planes. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about MastersCoaching!

Deb Klingaman

Deb Klingaman 

Waterloo, IA

Deb Klingaman, a retired educator, learned to row with Waterloo Rowing Club (Iowa), 1990, and joined Masters Coaching in 2003; she is a ‘G’ USRowing member.


Memorable rowing experiences include two free trips to the Crash B’s in Boston, ‘rowing with’ the US Women’s Olympic team at a Fantasy Camp in Chula Vista (2000), several memorable races on the Charles, many fun races at Masters Nationals and a win in a tough 8+ race at Masters World Regatta in Bled, Slovenia. Deb has earned a USRowing Level II Coaching Certificate.  She admires the women of Masters Coaching for their integrity and mutual desire to work hard.

Kathryn Kyle

Kathryn Kyle

Chapel Hill, NC

Jane Spiro

Jane Spiro

Boston, MA

My name is Jane Spiro. I live in Boxford, MA, just north of Boston with my husband, Gregg, our two high school aged boys, Ian and Collin and our happy go lucky goldendoodle, Ollie.  

I joined MC seven years ago looking to improve my aged collegiate and rough masters rowing skills and expand my competitive opportunities. MC quickly became my school of rowing and my rowing family home. I recently graduated into the “D” masters age group. I enjoy rowing all boat classes and especially love the challenge of rowing and racing the 2-. When I’m not rowing, I enjoy gardening, cooking and baking, reading and crossfitting.


Martha Laugen

Madison, WI

I started rowing in 1993 as a college sophomore and have coached and/or trained nearly every year since. I joined Masters Coaching in 2017 and I love being part of the team because:

  • We are fierce athletes and competitors, one and all;

  • I am proud and privileged to be on a team of trailblazers and to train and race with rowers of all ages and backgrounds;

  • I am pleased to say that at my age, I'm still just getting started - I have more lessons to learn and LOTS more meters to train and race!

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Nancy Jarvis

Madison, WI

I’m from Madison Wisconsin, and row on Lake Mendota with Mendota Rowing Club.  It has been my extreme pleasure to have participated in many wonderful clinics and races with Masters Coaching, and to have gotten to know so many kind, strong and capable women from all over the country.  My personal passion is reading, watching, discussing and, yep, practicing rowing with the goal of becoming the best technical rower and teammate I can be.  I’m kind of a nuts and bolts person, and like making spreadsheets, figuring out details, and fixing rowing equipment.