Erika Flowers – Events Coordinator

Flowers headshotErika has been planning and coordinating events in New Haven and throughout Connecticut for almost 20 years.  She is the CEO and Creative Director of Upscale Events, based in Hamden, Connecticut.  She has produced and coordinated events for non-profit agencies, corporations, concerts, conferences and private individuals.

Erika looks forward to bringing her expertise and professionalism from the event planning industry to the Canal Dock Boathouse to ensure that every event yields a positive experience. Erika is the main contact for all events to be held at the Canal Dock Boathouse.

When Erika is not in the office or planning events she tries to spend as much time as possible with her husband, children and friends.


Jen Arnold – Facility & Program Manager

Jen rowed her entire high school career in Jacksonville , FL Headshot Arnoldand was recruited to the University of Charleston before transferring to the University of Central Florida. She coached for Jacksonville Rowing Club and then for Lake Brantley High School Rowing Association. At Lake Brantley Jen coached middle schoolers before moving to masters, and eventually became varsity women’s coach where they won multiple Florida State Titles.

Jen spent last summer in Seward, AK coaching the Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club. She has experience in sweep and sculling, is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and ran her own online training company while head coach for Virginia Tech Rowing. Although, hundreds of miles from “home”, Jen looks forward to becoming a genuine “New Englander” and to providing the very best boating experience New Haven has to offer.


Nicole Moody – Coach/Assistant Program Manager

Nicole canal dock shotNicole began rowing in 2004 at Dexter Southfield School and was recruited to row at Trinity College class of 2013. While at Trinity, Nicole participated in the NCAA Championships all four years, with her senior year boat placing second at NCAAs and winning the New England Championships.

She was fortunate to participate at the Henley Women’s Regatta her senior year as well. Nicole was also the recipient of the Torch Award, which recognizes a teammate who fosters and perpetuates the spirit of Trinity Women’s Rowing.

Following her graduation from Trinity College, Nicole received her master’s degree at George Washington University in Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning. She enjoys running and hiking in her free time and coaches rowing and fitness at Miss Porter’s School.

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