Meet Our Coaches
Men's and Women's Teams
Shayne Wright (left) and Fender Carmine (right) will be coaching our men's and woman's team. They bring a talented combination of great coaching, skill, experience, and partnership to the beach. Together, they are working on a comprehensive program for our members that emphasizes not only team objectives, but personal goals, organized workouts, and technical training. Their outgoing and friendly personalities create a positive atmosphere on and off the water.
Susan Stein is the novice coach for the 2017 novice race season. Susan has been an active member of the club as well as an integral part of the woman's paddler program. She brings endless enthusiasm and organizational skills to our novice program. Susan is excited to collaborate with Shayne, Fender, and last year's novice coach, Roy Ervin, in order to make the novice season successful.
Woody Maxwell returns as our keiki coach. He has held this position for many years and his athletes have continued with our club and have joined our men's and women's teams. Woody coaches the fundamentals of the sport and instills teamwork and ohana within the keiki program. He makes sure everyone leaves the beach happy and excited for the next practice or race.
The Board Members
Ona Shiroyama is starting her second year as president of Hokuloa. Her organizational skills is truly an asset to our club. She is excellent at keeping members up to date on events and notifications. Her kindhearted nature makes her approachable and she represents our club's values with regards friendliness and integrity.
Margaret Salah has been an active member of our board for the past three years. This year she is our vice president and we could not be happier. Her knowledge and organizational skills are unprecedented. The amount of time Margaret has put into making this club what it is today is without comparison. Being vice president, Margaret will be responsible for putting on this year's Ventura race. In addition to this, Margaret will be working with the coaches as race coordinator to help with all of the logistics involved in traveling to other venues.
Mike Mobley is our treasurer for our club. His background in business makes him the perfect fit for this position. His knowledge is an asset to the club. Mike's work with the Santa Paula Rotary Club provided us with a fundraising opportunity this past October at Lmoneira pumpkin patch. This fundraiser proved to be a huge success and was a great deal of fun!
Andrew Berner is our secretary and communicator extraordinaire. He provides frequent updates to our club via email and text message 'blasts' through remind101. These emails and reminders are key in keeping our club up to date and functioning. His is as skilled with his communication as he is paddler.
Nick Pryor is our membership chairman. He is working on increasing our club's membership through community events, promotional emails, and creating fliers. His knowledge of the sport makes him a good first contact for the potential new members. Nick is the perfect person for the job given his diverse skills and ability to sit in any seat in the boat (including steersman).
Andrea Horigan is our SCORA representative. She attends monthly SCORA meetings and keeps our club informed about new rules, policies, and race information. Andrea brings Hokuloa's voice to these meetings and advocates for our club. She also makes sure that our club follows every rule and procedure so that our club operates safely.
John (Johnny) Vanoni has taken on the task of keeping our fleet of boats in tip top shape. He maintains our club OC1's and OC2. No job is too big for Johnny to tackle. He has done an excellent job of organizing our equipment shed and making sure that the El Nino season will not effect our club. His innovative ideas has improved our equipment and has allowed it to be more accessible to the members.