Stefanie Falkner

Rowing Director and Juniors Head Coach

Stefanie moved to Palm City in 1995 with her family. After graduating from Martin County High School in 2000, she attended University of Florida and rowed for the club team. In her Junior year she moved to Boone, NC and transfered into the Nutrition program at Appalachian State University. She completed her B.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Science and moved back home to Stuart for work.


Stefanie took the reigns of the youth rowing program in 2011 when the program was in its second year with less than 20 high school aged kids, no State Championships and just a few older boats. Since then she has taken a small recreational program and grown it into a crew with over 80 youth from 8 - 18 years old, 9 State Championships and a very large competitive fleet. 


The clubs first State Championship was the 2017 Women's Freshman 4+ at the FSRA Sweep 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 in the Varsity 2- winning the State Championship. The Men's Freshman 4+ won the first title for the men's side of the program, then moving on to win the SE Regionals and 3rd place at the U17/15 National Championship.


The Juniors then traveled to the USRowing SE Youth Championship and where all 7 of the crews went to the finals with the women's 2- winning gold, the Women's 2x winning silver and the Women's 4x winning bronze...all three crews earning bids to the 2019 Youth National Championship where they finished the season ranking 4th in the 4x, 5th in th 2- and 12th in the 2x.


In 2020, the club faced unprecedented challenges as the pandemic swept the world changing the rules of social interaction and safety. The club was forced to close its doors for the first time in it's history but Stefanie kept the kids engaged by lending out rowing machines and going 100% virtual with the training program. Although the rest of the 2020 season would be canceled she knew how important keeping the kids focused would be to their mental and physical health. Her perservernce during this difficult time paid off in 2021 when the team rose to the top once again winning 4 State Championships, Women's Freshman 8+, Women's 2nd Freshman 8+, Men's Junior 4+ and the Women's Freshman 4x.



Corey Gardner

U19/17 Assistant Coach

Rodrigo Taboada

U15 Coach

Chris Kammel

U17 Men's Coach

Besides saving lives on a daily basis as the EMS Chief for the Martin County Fire Dept, Chris has been teaching the fundamentals of the rowing stroke to the new rowers of TCRC for three years now, and has inspired his crews to greatness. This past Spring his Freshman Boys 4+ won the FSRA Sweep State Championship and came in Second by only .9 seconds at the USRowing SE Regional Championship. The same crew traveled to the first U17/15 National Championship where TCRC won it's first Bronze medal in the U174+. The teams continued success can only be attributed to how Chris evenly divides his time among his crews with passion and knowledge. 

Rebecca Kretzer

U19/17 Assistant Coach

Coach Rebecca joined the Treasure Coast family in Spring of 2021. Originally from Midlothian, Virginia, she was an avid athlete, competing in numerous sports including soccer, swimming, volleyball, and many more. She discovered rowing as a freshman at Clemson University, where she walked onto the Division 1 team, and immediately fell in love with the hard work, dedication, and discipline rowing requires. She went on to be a 4-year Varsity letter winner, earning multiple All-ACC Academic team and CRCA Scholar Athlete awards along the way. She graduated Clemson in December 2016 with a Mechanical Engineering degree and a commision into the United States Air Force. From there, she moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to serve 4 years active duty as an engineer in the Air Force. Upon completion of her active duty service commitment, Coach Rebecca moved to Stuart, Florida and the rest is history! She continues to serve in the Air Force Reserves as an F-16 Aircraft Maintenance Officer as well as pursuing a career in Personal Training and Sports Performance.

Mitchell Gordon

U17 Women and Masters Coach

Mitchell started rowing in the first season of the Junior Rowing Team. After a successful four years of high school rowing, Mitchell attended the University of Florida and this May, 2018 graduated with a BS in Exercise Physiology. After coaching most of his summers off from UF, Mitchell took the coaching position and has become a very influential coach. Mitch completed his USRowing Level 2 coaching certification last year. This past Spring Mitchell coached his top U17 2x to the USRowing SE Regional Championship where they won Bronze!

Keith Harwood

U15 Coach

Keith rowed for Purdue University where he graduated with degrees in Aviation and Industrial Technology. He currently works in Digital Technology at Carrier Corporation in Palm Beach Gardens.  Keith rediscovered the sport of rowing and joined TCRC last Fall and has recently completed the course work for this USRowing Level 2 coaching certification. Keith's focus is to teach our youngest members to love the sport of rowing. In his first season at TCRC, he brought the top U15 Boys 8+ to the USRowing SE Regional Championship where they won Silver. 

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