Coach Greg Gallishaw began rowing in college at UCLA. He is a lifelong waterman competing in triathlons and long distance paddling events. Coach Greg is pleased to work with the rowers of Montgomery Blair Crew.
Coach Loree began her rowing career at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park seven years ago, and she has raced competitively for the last four years in a variety of boats and regattas, including The Head of the Charles last fall in 2016. Loree also competed in the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints this year, taking first place in the 2000K Lightweight Woman’s Masters and Woman’s Masters Quad events. For Loree, rowing has been a life changing activity, and she believes it is very important to be aware of and embrace the role fitness plays in our health and well-being.
Loree’s interest in coaching first began with her weekly coxing of the Washington Rowing School Masters sweep rowing program over the last four years, and she has coached both individual “learn to row” lessons, and sweep rowing for the Bladensburg Races Community Challenge program. Now in her second year as assistant coach for Blair Crew, she is very proud to be part of the growing accomplishments and success of the Blair Crew program. Prioritizing individual fitness, increasing technical skills and promoting teamwork are goals she believes will result in a rewarding season this year. Off water, Loree is a registered architect and LEED certified professional, and also teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Montgomery College on the topic of “sustainability”.