The Ventura Canoe & Kayak Club will produce world class paddlers that have a life-long love for the sport, providing a community that focuses on helping all paddlers reach their highest potential.
Erin is a former Ventura Olympic Canoe Club paddler and National Champion. She also was on the women’s rowing team at Stanford University. Erin lives in the Seattle area today and is the founder and owner of indi chocolate.
Mary lives in Ventura and is a former Board member for the Ventura Unified School District. She is a law partner at the Haffner Law Group and is active in many social causes for Ventura.
Ed Goldthwaite lives in Tustin and is a CPA in private practice. Ed has paddled with Ventura for four decades, specializing in canoe. He has been a National Champion and member of the Junior World Championship team for the United States competing in Poland.
Ed continues to race in the Masters division at the Nationals each summer and is known for his quick starts and willingness to help all clubs with getting their younger athletes to the starting line.
Drew Story serves as the Board Secretary, maintaining minutes and preparing the agenda. He is also the current Head Coach which makes his role on the Board a non-voting one. The Board sets policy and direction for Drew to execute.
Drew has been a Ventura paddler for over four decades, has been a National Champion, and was on two Junior World teams competing in Finland and Bulgaria. A former history teacher, Drew now works (part-time) at Patagonia in the IT Department when he’s not paddling or coaching.