Coaches and Board

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.

Head Coach


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!

Assistant Coaches






Current Board Members

President – Kevin

Treasurer – Maria

Social Chair – Carly

Race Director – Fiona

Communications Director – Katherine

Social Media Coordinator – Jess

Former Coaches and Board Members

2016 & 2017 Head Coach – Vince

2017 Assistant Coach – Adrian

2017 Treasurer – Yoobee

2017 Social Media – Kensi

2017 Fundraising & Outreach – David

2016 President & 2015 Public Relations – Yiling

2016 Interim Public Relations – Mary & Ramya

2016 Public Relations –
Emily & Jessea

2015 & 2014 President – Jan







2015 Treasurer – Rob

2014 Vice President – Kevin

2014 Secretary – Sebastian

2014 Sponsorship Liaison & Head Coach – Lily






2014 Recruitment Officer – Wal

2014 Head Coach – Tim & Adele