Meet the Crew



Keith Young
Adult Head Coach

Coach Young learned the sport in college at University of Central Florida under the tutelage of Dennis Kamrad, who founded the UCF rowing program, the Edgewater High School (FL) rowing program, and the Orlando Rowing Club. Since the mid 1990s, Keith has been involved in many aspects of coaching, including team/culture building, having developed male and female athletes into state, regional, and national champions at the high school, collegiate, and adult (Masters) level. He also holds a Level Three (High Performance) Certification from USRowing, the governing body of rowing in the United States. Keith is a 7th generation Floridian, who raised his family in Orlando. He has four children, three grandchildren, and has been married to the love of his life, Misty, for over 25 years. He now lives along the South Clermont Trail that runs along the shore of Lake Minneola, which puts him a stones throw from the Lake County Rowing Association boathouse. He also currently trains and competes as a Masters rower as well. Keith has two favorite things about rowing itself. First is that it is a sport that you can do for life, regardless of your intensity level of participation. Second, is that there is always something to learn and develop, thus rowing does not get any easier, you just get faster. His favorite thing about coaching is that there is no better feeling then serving others in such a way as to create a vision and lead them to achieving something that they never thought possible.

Aaron Hosman
Adult Assistant Coach

Aaron “Hos” Hosman (Central Florida Native) was part of the group that founded Lake County Rowing Association (L.C.R.A) in 2011. His rowing background began at West Orange High School (1992 – 1996), rowing for Orlando Area Rowing Society, where he was a Varsity Coxswain (Freshman/Sophomore year) and then two year’s as a Varsity Rower. After high school, Aaron did not row in college, but certainly never lost his love of being on the water. After establishing his family in West Orange County, he moved his Wife Maren and then, two daughters (Hannah/Berkley) to Clermont in 2010 where he met what would be the founding members of Lake County Rowing Association.

Through much hard work and many “Learn-To-Row’s”, L.C.R.A started to take shape with an Adult Program, followed shortly by the club’s first Junior Program. After the Clermont Boathouse was completed in 2014, the club really took off and Aaron has been an integral part throughout it all. In addition to being an LCRA Masters Rower/Coxswain, Aaron has assisted with coaching duties, teaching learn to row, regatta set-up / breakdown, boat trailering, club promotion, new rower recruiting & club marketing (and much more). Aaron has his US Rowing Level 1 Coaching Certificate, CPR Certified, US Safe Sport Certified, Boater Safety Certification.

Aaron and his Wife Maren, live in South Clermont with their four daughters (Hannah, Berkley, Lilah & Raleigh). The Hosman’s love the water and if they are not at the LCRA boathouse, they can be found somewhere on the Clermont Chain of Lakes or downtown near the water!

Matt Outlaw

Youth Head Coach

Coach Matt has been coaching at LCRA since 2015 and was promoted to Youth Head Coach in August 2021. He studied Exercise Science at UCF and has his US Rowing Level III, SafeSport, CPR, and First Aid certifications.

Before coming to LCRA, Coach Matt was a high school and collegiate athlete competing on a national level in both rowing and triathlon. He and his wife added their daughter, Logan, to their family in August of 2020.

Liam Machinski
High School Assistant Coach

Coach Liam rowed at LCRA in high school and at Jacksonville University. While rowing for Jacksonville University Liam participated in the IRA National Championship. Liam has a double major in Psychology and Sociology and is currently working at BDA and enjoys being outdoors.

Regan Armstrong

Middle School Head Coach

Coach Regan is in her first season at LCRA as the Middle School Assistant Coach. She has her SafeSport, CPR, and First Aid certifications.

Coach Regan has been rowing since high school, where she rowed for LCRA, and then went on to row at Stetson University. She was the first high school athlete from LCRA to get a college scholarship as a coxswain. She competed with both the men’s and women’s teams at Stetson, medaling with both crews at regattas such as FIRA, SIRA, and the MAAC conference championship. Coach Regan splits her time between coaching and completing her Master’s degree at USF.

Michelle Heister

Interim Middle School Assistant Coach

Coach Michelle started competing with LCRA in 2014 and began coaching Middle School rowing in 2016. She has her US Rowing Level II, SafeSport, CPR, and First Aid certifications.

Before coming to LCRA, Coach Michelle was a competitive race walker and a volunteer assistant coach for a local youth track club. She also was an instructor for a program which teaches scuba to kids and adults with special needs.


Mark Vantrease


Dana Kelly
Vice President

Jennifer Swain
Youth Member Representative

Keri Caridi

Youth Member Representative

Michelle Cantrell
Adult Member Representative

Community Member Representative


Amanda Alderman

Dece Tuengel


Mercedes Kosbab
Youth Member Coordinator

Rebecca Young
Adult Member Coordinator

Janet Conway

Kelly Pivacco

Founding Members



Debbie Kiely

Nancy Hoff

Paul McPherson

Alison Strange