Nereid is a not-for-profit organization with 501c3 status. The club is a volunteer-based organization that is governed with by-laws and managed by a Board of Directors and a Captain. Members of the board are elected for three-year terms. The Board of Directors meets monthly. Club members come together in March each year for an annual general meeting. You can read about each member of the board below:


Martin Bogue – President

Martin learned to row at Fordham quite a while ago, and rowed for the NY Athletic Club for two years after college.  Martin has been a member of Nereid for 4 years where he rows a single and occasionally jumps into the bigger boats when he finds Nereid friends with a high tolerance for boat-stopping crabs.  He joined the board in order to devote a bit more time to helping the club thrive and grow.  Martin resides in Chatham, NJ with his wife Eileen (also a member) and their 3 girls.

Ben Storch- Treasurer

Ben learned to row as an adult after observing the Columbia and Fordham crews practice on the Harlem River while commuting to work.  He joined Nereid Boat Club in 2019 and enjoys rowing for recreation, fitness, and camaraderie.  Ben has not yet raced, but might give it a try in the future.  He also rows on the Hudson River with Piermont Rowing Club since 2015.  

Ian Hawkins – Assistant Treasurer

Ian learned to row at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University a long time ago. He’s rowed at City of Cambridge Rowing Club and Clyde Rowing Club in Glasgow. Ian has been a member of Nereid for over ten years. He’s also a member of the Leander Club in the UK. Ian occasionally races a single, but mostly trains on the Passaic and helps out coaching the Nereid youth program when he can.

Jeff Arnott – Programs Director

Jeff Learned to row at Binghamton University and quickly fell in love with the sport. Through an intense regiment of rowing and cycling, Jeff lost over 100lbs. Jeff went on to row for several notable racing teams including PennAC. Jeff joined Nereid BC in 2017, and moved to Lyndhurst with his fiancé Tess. Jeff now works as an insurance adjuster and trains with Nereid‘s competitive team recently achieving some of his fastest times. 

Evan Seehaus- Head of Facilities

Evan, or Mahe as he’s called on the water has been rowing since the fall of 2017. He fell in love with the sport watching his daughter Georgia row at Nereid and then at Cornell and now she’s back at Nereid coaching.

Briant Canha- Membership

Silvia Helou- Member at Large

Kevan Wisniewski- Member at Large

Jessi Zhuleku- Office Manager