Boston 1 is run completely by volunteers who are passionate about the sport and being on the team. Without the hard work and dedication of these members, B1 wouldn’t be as strong as it is today.
My dragon boat career started back in Montreal, Canada in 2007. Instantly falling in love with the sport, I co-founded student clubs at McGill University and University of Montreal as well as U23/24 team, TrueGrit (22Dragons). In 2012, I competed at the Club Crew World Championships in Hong Kong, winning two bronze medals, and at the Canadian Nationals, becoming the U23 Champions. I also had the pleasure of helping initiate the very first visually impaired dragon boat team in Montreal. In 2013, I had the opportunity to represent Canada at the World Championships in Szeged, Hungary as part of the mixed and open crews for the Canadian U24 National Team. Against all odds, we took all 8 gold medals. Ever since moving to Boston in 2013 to pursue a PhD in Electrical Engineering, I have kept looking forward. It has been my objective to elevate the dragon boat scene on the east coast and to develop athletes of all skill level into truly fast paddlers!
Currently, I hold the Dragon Boat Canada Level 1 Coaching Community certification and am acting as one of the head coaches of the Boston One Dragon Boat Team. For me, dragon boat isn’t just a hobby or a thing I do on the weekend… It’s a lifestyle. And I hope to share my passion with you in the near future! Cheers!
I previously paddled for 3 years with the UCSD DB Club. I was initially tricked to paddle by promises of laser tag. Sure, I finally laser tagged, won a lot of medals including gold in the U23 USA championships, and beat our fierce rivals, but memorably, my team became my closest friends.
Since moving to Boston I have been lucky to befriend and paddle with a new, wonderful group of fun and strong paddlers. I’ve improved immensely since my first year and this year, I’m training hard to compete in Club Crew Nationals and hopefully our pie in the sky plan is Club Crew World’s. I can’t imagine a better way to spend the summer than with my friends on the water.
Besides paddling, I support Man Utd, drum, collect too many cookbooks, and fall into medicine/art/architecture/fashion wiki rabbit holes.
Favorite ice cream flavor: Coffee, Caramel Buzz (formerly known as, Bonaroo Buzz) Crunchy, salty, chewy, slightly bitter and smoky — all things ice cream can be and should aspire to be.
Current Board Members
Former Coaches and Board Members