Stefanie has been coaching the youth program for the last 9 years. Growing up in Palm City, Stefanie played multiple sports but it wasn't until she attended the University of Florida that she found rowing.
Since then Stefanie completed her B.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Science after transferring to Applachian State University and worked at the Martin Health and Fitness Centers as the Group Exercise and Program Coordinator for 8 years.
Since taking on the role of Rowing Director and Juniors Head Coach, Stefanie has brought the Juniors Team to the State Championships 9 times. In 2016 the Women's Juniors 8+ placed 5th in the State and in 2017 the Women's Freshman 4+ clinched the State Championship. In May of 2017 three crews competed at the USRowing Southeast Championship moving to the A Finals and placing top 7 in the region. In 2018, her Women's Junior 8+ won the State Championship. In 2019, the Junior Women came out on top again the Varsity 2- winning the Championship. Weeks later the Junior women traveled to the USRowing SE Youth Championship and the 2- won gold, the 2x won silver and the 4x won bronze...all three crews earning bids to the Youth National Championship where they finished the season ranking 4th in the 4x, 5th in th 2- and 12th in the 2x.