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:

Ben Storch- President

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.  

Arthur Ware – Treasurer

Arthur has more than 35 years of rowing experience across rowing clubs from Boston, California, and South America. A heavyweight varsity rower from BB&N high school in Cambridge, MA and UC Berkeley and a competitive Master rower for Marin, Nereid, and others. He has competed in regattas in England, the US, and Canada and leads the organization of the racing schedule for the Nereid competitive masters which is a little bit like herding cats. 

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.

Silvia Helou- Secretary

Silvia has been rowing and competing for the last 30 years between Argentina and Nereid. Sha has compete in Head of Charles, Master Nationals, join the board of directors in 2022.

Kevin Maloney-Member at Large

A long, long time ago, Kevin was an unremarkable sweep rower in Canada, competing for Carleton University and (briefly) the Argonaut Rowing Club. Kevin joined Nereid in the 2022 season with two goals in mind: to learn how to scull and to compete at Head of the Charles.  He joined the Nereid board in April 2023.

Larry Wilkins- Member at Large

Larry is a proud graduate of Nereid’s adult Learn to Row program. He became a Nereid member in 2023 and joined the board in 2024. Larry competed in his first race in 2023, rowing with Evan Seehaus, and finished notlast in Men’s Masters Doubles at the Head of the Passaic. He is hoping to build on this resounding success in future competitions.

Peter Willcox- Member at Large

Peter has been a Nereid member since he graduated from Nereid’s adult Learn-to-Row program in the spring of 2005 and has just rejoined the Board after having served in various Board positions from 2008 to 2014. Peter has competed in local regattas including the Head of the Passaic, various events on the Schuylkill, and Head of the Charles in everything from a single to an 8+. Peter enjoys the solitude while heading out on the Passaic in his single but also loves the camaraderie of the big boats on Saturday mornings at Nereid. 

Jessi Zhuleku- Office Manager