Website Manager

President

Cindy White

Cindy fell in love with the sport of rowing in 2011 after taking a learn to row class through North Carolina Community of Sailing and Rowing. She liked it so much she moved to Lake Norman and joined the Board of NCCSR. Cindy transitioned to the BRC board when the rowing organization moved to Belmont, and enjoys competing in regattas as well as recreational rowing. Cindy is married and is a recently retired Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Charlotte. She has a JD from the University of Virginia.

Cindy is also the New Site Development Chair.

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Corporate Secretary

Julie Bingol

Julie learned to row in 2014 after enduring some harsh Detroit winters and discovered that rowing was a great way to enjoy the short but beautiful Michigan summers. After moving to Charlotte in 2016, she was delighted to find more rowing enthusiasts at the Belmont Rowing Center where she could continue her newfound passion and started competing in the masters program. Julie graduated from the University of Virginia and in her previous professional career was involved with political media production.

Julie is also the Fundraising Chair.

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Treasurer, Compliance Officer

Peter Nixon

Peter is a Masters rower and has raced in various sprint and head races in North and South Carolina, Georgia, New Jersey, Virginia, and Tennessee. He is a former prep school oarsman at Kent School in Kent, CT where he rowed for 5 years. In 1971, his senior year, Peter rowed on the varsity boat and traveled to England where he rowed in three regattas, including the Royal Henley Regatta. Peter is a Class of 1975 graduate of Cornell University where he rowed on the freshmen heavyweight crew and two years on the varsity lightweight crew. In 2014 Peter rowed in the 5 seat of the Cornell Alumni boat in the college alumni race held at the IRA in Princeton, New Jersey. In 2017 he retired from FairPoint Communications, Inc a Charlotte-based telecommunications company where he most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Revenue and External Relations. In addition to rowing, Peter is enjoying time with his wife and rowing enthusiast Janet and their four children and two grandchildren.

Peter is also the Spring Training Recruiting Chair. Learn more about our Team Training opportunities.

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Communications Coordinator

Jude Starrett

Jude was introduced to rowing in a Learn to Row class on Lake Norman in June 2011 through North Carolina Community of Sailing and Rowing and has been hooked ever since. Jude served as a board member of NCCSR and transitioned to the BRC board when the rowing organization moved to Belmont. Jude competes in regattas as a masters rower and appreciates the ability to train on the long, calm stretch of the Catawba River that is home to BRC. Jude is married and has two daughters, one of whom she persuaded to try rowing and is now a coach for BRC after being a varsity rower for UNC-Chapel Hill. Jude obtained her JD from Emory Law School and is a Senior Assistant City Attorney for Charlotte.

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Youth Parents Representative

Jeannie Boykin

Jeannie and her family came to BRC from Long Beach, CA in July 2019. Her two boys Matthew and Casey developed a love for rowing while living in California and rowed with Long Beach Jr. Crew for two years. Once Jeannie and her family knew they were making the move east, they decided to settle in Belmont, NC so the boys could continue to row. Jeannie is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill along with her husband Michael, who is a partner with Grant Thornton LLP. Jeannie has been an elementary school teacher and continues to substitute at Gaston Day School. She also has two additional children. Emily is a resident of Charlotte and newly engaged. Nicholas is a sophomore at California State University at Long Beach. Jeannie and her family are loving their new home in the McLean Subdivision in Belmont!

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ROAR Coordinator

Stacey Bhalla

Stacey is a Belmont resident who learned to row in 2014 when BRC relocated to Belmont. Stacey has had a lifelong love of sports, as a former collegiate swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, then masters competitive runner and triathlete. She enjoys competing in regattas, as well as long lazy rows down the beautiful Catawba River. Stacey is married and has two daughters who are both varsity collegiate rowers. Her older daughter is currently attending Princeton University and her younger daughter is at the University of Notre Dame. Stacey is a Certified Nurse Midwife for the Gaston County Health Department.

Contact Stacey about Rowing for Active Recovery (ROAR). Learn more about ROAR.

New Site Development Team

Steve Schreiner

Steve is a former Purdue University oarsman. Following graduation, he has remained involved with all aspects of rowing, including designing and building his own ergometer. Steve has been involved with numerous rowing programs including the startup of the Cincinnati Rowing Center in 1982 and organizing the first National Rowing Championship in 1983. Since moving to Charlotte in 1987, he was also involved with a small group of former college rowers that ultimately competed in the NC State Games and Head of the Potomac. Steve has been an avid sculler since 1995 and has competed in numerous regional rowing regattas.



Equipment Board Liaison

Robert Kleiderlein

Rob is a new BRC board member but has been involved as a masters rower and independent sculler for several years. Rob started rowing and sculling in high school in Philadelphia for The Shipley School. He was a varsity rower and competitive swimmer in college at Syracuse University and Skidmore College, before learning to row a single as a masters rower. Rob is also an avid skier and enjoys kayaking and stand up paddleboard.Rob is a Certified Financial Planner and Vice President at Merrill Lynch/Bank of America. He is married with three children.



Charlotte Youth Rowing Liaison

Byron "Doc" Walthall



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