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. Vassar Byrd (nominated 2022)
  2. Connie Flesuras (nominated 2021)
  3. Cindy Hickman (nominated 2022)
  4. Larry LaMarsh (nominated 2022)
  5. Jill Metz (nominated 2022)
  6. Christine Nair (nominated 2022)
  7. Alex Page (nominated 2022)
  8. Jennifer Radtke (nominated 2022)
  9. Kerri Robinson (nominated 2021)
  • President - Allie Wellman (appointed February, 2022)
  • Vice-Presidents - Jill Metz and Vassar Byrd (both appointed February, 2022)
  • Immediate Past Presidents - Kathy Criswell
  • Club Secretary - Laura Freeman (appointed 2016)
  • Club Treasurer - Wendy Marshall (appointed 2021)
  • Assistant Treasurer - Joanna Haney (appointed 2015)

Chairs, Coordinators and Liaisons

  • Safety Officer - Jay Marshall
  • Coach Coordinator - Cindy Hickman
  • Outrigger Program 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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