The Club Leadership Team is a group of dedicated volunteers that handles the necessary, behind-the scenes administrative stuff that keeps the club running. The Leadership Team consists of seven Board Members and one Coordinator. The Leadership Team is all about planning and execution.
Board members and two Coordinators work with trip leaders to make sure that the calendar has plenty of fun events for members to attend. We also plan club meetings, parties and training sessions. We interact with the American Canoe Association on behalf of the club, oversee safety for the club, manage the website, and approve funds as needed to make it all happen.
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Carl Kuhnen became the club's Commodore in 2015. He's been paddling since 2004 and has been a board member since 2007, serving as Membership Director and Fleet Captain. He is one of the club's most active trip leaders. Carl is responsible for Club oversight.
Robin Hartman is the Club’s Vice Commodore. The Vice Commodore works closely with the Commodore on the website and with the Club’s Meeting Coordinator to schedule interesting talks at bimonthly meetings. Robin enjoys longer paddles and races and prefers point A to point B paddles. Robin has paddled the entire Texas coast from Louisiana to Mexico. Robin is certified as a HASK level 2 trip leader.
Chris Arceneaux is the Club’s Fleet Captain. Chris works with our Trip Leaders to assure that lots of interesting paddle trips are posted on the calendar and ensures that trips are planned and conducted safely. This is Chris' second tour as Fleet Captain. He's also a trip leader.
Bruce Asher is the Club’s Safety Director and Training Coordinator. Bruce started out life as a sailor but switched to sea kayaking as fast as he could. He has over 50 years’ experience on the water. Bruce oversees safety for the club. He presents a short safety talk at each meeting, and works with the Training Coordinator and Fleet Captain to ensure and promote safety at club events. Bruce is an ACA Level 3 Coastal Sea Kayaking Instructor and a Level 3 HASK trip leader. He’s been with the club since 2013.
Linda Kuhnen is the Club Treasurer. She accounts for funds and files the yearly tax paperwork necessary to maintain the Club’s social non-profit status. Linda’s started paddling in 2004, the same year that she joined the club. She’s been a Board member since 2007.
Stephanie Shipp serves as the Club Secretary, committing club activities and memorable words of Board Members to the official HASK record. She has a penchant for lettering with gold leaf, which, ultimately, may cause a serious dip in the Club Treasury. She has been kayaking since 2014, primarily to get outside and closer to Nature. Stephanie also oversees the HASK online store.
Bill Ohsie is the club Membership Director. As Membership Director, he welcomes new members and handles member questions and concerns. He also collects and processes our annual waivers.
Bill is also one of the Webmasters and is a trip leader.