Jon Raichek has been rowing recreationally and competitively for over twenty years. Jon joins AB Crew after coaching the boys novice squad at Westford Littleton. He has served as a USRowing Referee and Head of the Charles Umpire. Jon continues to compete at local and regional regattas as a rower, sculler and occasional coxswain including Head of the Charles, Head of the Fish, Independence Day Regatta in Philadelphia and Masters Nationals. He is a USRowing certified Level 2 Coach. He is also certified as an American Red Cross Lifeguard.
Andy O'Brien lives in Arlington and is the father of Annalie, who rowed for AB, Class of 2018. Andy has been rowing since 1979 and has rowed for Riverside since 1985. He has medaled in the last four HOCRs as one of the rowers in a master's 4+, competed in the Canadian Henley and tried out for the 1984 US Olympic team. Andy is passionate about rowing and has a deep understanding of the science of rowing and sports physiology in general. As an Assistant Coach he will be able to apply this knowledge to help the coaches create more effective training programs and work with smaller groups and individual athletes to help them reach their full potential.
Coach Klenk came to rowing as an adult in 2012. From her first day in a boat, she fell in love with the sport. She took all opportunities to get involved from that moment on: racing, supporting team efforts like fundraising and recruitment, working in club administration, volunteering at other regattas, and coaching. Rowing has become central to all aspects of her life.
After receiving her degree in Environmental Engineering Science from MIT, Jody had a successful engineering career before earning her M.Ed. in secondary science education and teaching middle school science. She transitioned to coaching professionally in 2017 obtaining her US Rowing Level II certification. Along the way, she has coached all age groups; her programs have included learn to row, winter erging, and summer clinics.
Coach Klenk is an avid outdoor enthusiast. When not in a shell she enjoys road cycling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, swimming, and walking her two greyhounds. In addition, she continues to compete as a masters rower having participated in over 30 regattas both local and away, big and small, sprint and head races. She looks forward to sharing her zeal for rowing with the AB Crew family.
Coach Liz Rambhia was first introduced to rowing at Middletown High School in Connecticut. As a high school coxswain, she attended the Mary Whipple Coxswain Camp. Her work in high school earned her a recruited spot on the Drake University's D1 Women's Rowing team in Des Moines, Iowa. After 3 weeks of practice, she was appointed to the varsity coxswain spot and continued to earn the top spot for all 4 years of her collegiate career.
At Drake, Liz studied Math, Math Education, and Computer Science. During her summers, Liz coached for Central Connecticut Rowing and the Minneapolis Rowing Club. Upon May 2020 graduation, she stayed in Des Moines for a Business Analyst role but always hoped to return to her rowing roots.
Prior to the Fall 2021 season, Liz has relocated from Des Moines to Framingham with her fiance, Nate, and their corgi, Calzone. When not at rowing practice, you can find Liz at CrossFit, a Disc Golf course, or exploring new hiking or biking trails.