Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club Board of Directors

President, Seth Ahlborn

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Seth started rowing at the legendary Kent School in Connecticut under coach Hart Perry. He competed at the US Nationals, US National Team Camp and the US National Team Trials as an oarsman and sculler. He continued his rowing career as the Head Coach of numerous collegiate and junior programs in the Mid Atlantic, Midwest, and Northeast. He also has been a US Rowing Referee for over 35 years. His talent also led him to be a published researcher in exercise physiology.

Seth is married, with four daughters (all 4-year college graduates), and is now the Headmaster of Henderson International School.

Vice President, Maureen King

Secretary, John Delikanakis

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John Delikanakis is a commercial litigation partner at the Southwest regional law firm of Snell & Wilmer LLP in the firm’s Las Vegas, Nevada office.  He is also the Chairman of the Board of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, Southern Nevada’s public/private economic development authority .

As an undergraduate at Vassar College, Delikanakis was a founder and co-captain of the school’s first rowing club, rowing bow in Vassar’s first men’s eight.  Later while attending law school in Chicago, he sculled on the Chicago River and in Lincoln Park as a member of the Chicago River Rowing & Paddling Center and The Lincoln Park Boat Club.

Treasurer, Aaron Hastings

Aaron started rowing at the University of the Pacific for the men’s lightweight team. He progressed from a novice to varsity rower in the 8 and in a 4W.  In addition, Aaron rowed a single and pair.  in his senior year, he took over coaching the women’s team.  He coached the women’s team for two years.  On the weekends he gave sculling lessons to junior rowers.

Aaron is married and has two children ages 17 and 21 and is president of Arroyo Engineering Consultants.

Director: Laird Noble Sanders

Laird Noble Sanders, married to Rhonda Sanders for 35 years, 2 children, Laird and Sam. Lived in Las Vegas Valley for 40+ years. Owner of Lake Mead Boat Storage for 21 years where we “Just Rent Dirt!” Live in Lake Las Vegas where the rowing organization has given birth to the LLVRC and Nevada State College Rowing team.
Active on the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation, past President of the Henderson Development Association. On the Board of the Henderson chapter of the Salvation Army. Enjoy traveling around the world and the States with my lovely wife. Born in Montana and graduated from the University of Oregon. Serve in the US Army.

Director: David Pellew

Dave started rowing at age 10, mostly small fishing boats and continued rowing throughout life…. also, did a lot of paddling kayak’s and stand ups along with a love for power and sailing vessels. Only claim to fame in rowing is a rowing merit badge in Boy Scouts. Got into rowing more these past few years, purchased a single scull and row at Lake Mead. Was a drummer for many years playing the club circuit in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia and spent 15 years as a show drummer donating time and talent to nonprofit’s Minstrel Shows.

Born and raised in the Florist industry. From a family of florist business founded in 1910 in Wheeling West Virginia. Currently owner operator of the world famous English Garden Florist in Las Vegas and a proud member of the Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club.

Director: Matt McKnight

Matt is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and a former team commodore and stroke of the men’s varsity 8.  He enjoyed a successful career at Cal that included a Pacific Coast Championship his junior year, a course record at the time, and a 2nd place finish at IRAs his sophomore year.  A Bay Area native, he began his rowing career in high school at San Francisco’s Lake Merced for the Pacific Rowing Club.  Matt continued rowing after college with the highly successful Kent Mitchell Rowing Club and has won numerous medals at regional and world masters rowing championships.

After a long career in the video game business, Matt currently resides in Henderson, Nevada where he designs and produces gaming software with his wife and three boys.

Director: David Mahon

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Dave grew up in Reno, Nevada and moved to Marin County, California his junior year of high school where he joined the novice crew team and learned the fundamentals of rowing.  The following year he made the varsity boat, earning the attention of University of California-Berkeley’s freshman crew coach, who actively recruited rowers from around the country.
The following year, he and his freshmen crew at Cal had an undefeated season and set a course record at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships.  They later placed second to Princeton at the Intercollegiate Rowing Championships and received an invitation to compete at the Henley Royal Regatta in England.  Their epic season came to an unceremonious end when a seat’s sliding mechanism failed, prompting the egress of an oarsman shortly after the start of the race.  BBC Radio later claimed during the team interview that it was the first time in the history of the regatta that an oarsman left his boat in the midst of competition.
Dave graduated from Cal, and then the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco.  He owns a dental practice in Henderson and resides in Southern Highlands with his wife and two young children.
Director: Veronica Bowers

Veronica Bowers began her rowing career at age 40 in Northern California. She had a fantastic racing experience , often racing in two boats at each regatta. When her family decided to move to Las Vegas in 2015, with no rowing club yet, she traveled to California and joined in other clubs’ practices. Now that she gets to enjoy the beautiful Lake Las Vegas, she only has to travel 20 minutes to get in a boat.

Veronica’s love of this beautiful sport goes beyond the athletic component as it also includes the tight bond that rowers need to create the swing in the boat that makes a boat go fast. She is able to assist with learn-to-rows and make sure new rowers are doing more than just learning the physical basics, but having fun and feeling accomplished too. She enjoys sharing her passion.