Leadership Team

Board of Directors ✼ Committees ✼ Staff


Board of Directors

BJ Engelhardt - President

  • Vision

  • Program oversight

  • Meeting chair

Sara Renn - Secretary

  • Keep and distribute meeting minutes

  • Plan meetings

  • Place apparel orders

Michael VanMeter - Treasurer

  • Manage bank accounts

  • Bookkeeping

  • Financial reports

  • Budgets

Ray Olivares - Marketing and Social Media Director

  • Recruitment

  • Public relations

  • Sponsorships

Melissa Miller - Equipment & Regattas Director

  • Track equipment and supplies

  • Coordinate repairs of motors

  • Arrange for equipment for regattas

  • Manage equipment acquisition plan

  • Coordinate purchase of equipment and supplies

Currently Vacant - Fundraising Director

  • Plan fundraisers

  • Manage donors

Currently Vacant - Recruiting Director

  • Participate in/liaise with Membership Council

  • Plan member communications

  • Manage internal communication channels

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is made up of CRU members who assist in making important governance decisions for the club with the input of the other team members. The LT often lead and coordinate club improvement initiatives, communication, and social events.

Tony Oltean - Chair of Membership Council

  • Lead the Membership Council

  • Respond to Membership inbox

  • Manage annual membership

Jennifer Boles - Design Coordinator

  • Create graphics, print collateral, fliers, videos

  • Other media for use in promotion or branding


Melissa Miller - Programs Coordinator

  • Liaise with Skokie Park District

  • Manage coach contracts and schedules

  • Organize LTR

  • Assist with communications

Coaching Staff

Our dedicated and professional coaches are empowered to design practices that lift and challenge the entire membership.

Coach bios coming soon!