Club Information

Club History

Wasabi Paddling Club was founded in 1993.  It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the participation in, and promotion of, the national and international amateur sports of Dragon Boat and Outrigger Canoe racing. Our club has remained true to its goal of developing strong, competitive teams through mentoring and top-level coaching.  Our coaches are recognized both at the local and at the national level as some of the best in the world.  As a member of the Portland Boathouse, Wasabi is a part of the new effort to provide a long-term location for non-motorized watersport in the Portland area.  Our members are active community members spearheading fundraisers and contributing time to various community efforts.


Board of Directors

Club Officers

  1. Ardith Bowman (nominated 2020)
  2. Kirsten Day (nominated 2020)
  3. Connie Flesuras (nominated 2021)
  4. KJ Jackson (nominated 2020)
  5. Kate Kauffman (nominated 2020)
  6. Jay Marshall (nominated 2020)
  7. Kerri Robinson (nominated 2021)
  8. Nancy Thomas (2018, re-nominated 2020)
  9. Jack Winters (nominated 2020)
  • President - Kathy Criswell (appointed October, 2019)
  • Vice-President - Allie Wellman (appointed November, 2019)
  • Immediate Past Presidents - Janet Aldana and Kaspar Murer 
  • Club Secretary - Laura Freeman (appointed 2016)
  • Club Treasurer - Wendy Marshall (appointed 2021)
  • Assistant Treasurer - Joanna Haney (appointed 2015)

Chairs, Coordinators and Liaisons

  • Safety Officers - KJ Jackson and Jay Marshall
  • Coach Coordinator - Cindy Hickman
  • Outrigger Canoe Coach Coordinator - Kirsten Day
  • Manager Coordinator - Nicole Jaklevich 
  • Maintenance Chair - Nigel Arkell 
  • Boathouse Board Members - Chris Burkhart and  Kaspar Murer 
  • Regatta Sport Uniform Jerseys - Carolyn Stewart 
  • Wasabi Wear– Jennifer Radtke
  • Social Media/Facebook - Ingrid Olson
  • Website Administrator - Laura Freeman
  • TeamSNAP Adniistrator - Laura Freeman
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