Board of Directors


Cindy White

Cindy fell in love with the sport of rowing in 2011 after taking a learn to row class through North Carolina Community of Sailing and Rowing. She liked it so much she moved to Lake Norman and joined the Board of NCCSR. Cindy transitioned to the BRC board when the rowing organization moved to Belmont, and enjoys competing in regattas as well as recreational rowing. Cindy is married and is a recently retired Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Charlotte. She has a JD from the University of Virginia.

Cindy is also the New Site Development Chair.

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Secretary and Fundraising Chair

Julie Bingol

Julie learned to row in 2014 after enduring some harsh Detroit winters and discovered that rowing was a great way to enjoy the short but beautiful Michigan summers. After moving to Charlotte in 2016, she was delighted to find more rowing enthusiasts at the Belmont Rowing Center where she could continue her newfound passion and started competing in the masters program. Julie graduated from the University of Virginia and in her previous professional career was involved with political media production. Julie is also the Fundraising Chair.

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Treasurer and Compliance Officer

Jeanne Nugent

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Outreach and Inclusion

Sha McBride

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Youth Parent Representative

Jeanne Boykin

Jeannie and her family came to BRC from Long Beach, CA in July 2019. Her two boys Matthew and Casey developed a love for rowing while living in California and rowed with Long Beach Jr. Crew for two years. Once Jeannie and her family knew they were making the move east, they decided to settle in Belmont, NC so the boys could continue to row. Jeannie is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill along with her husband Michael, who is a partner with Grant Thornton LLP. Jeannie has been an elementary school teacher and continues to substitute at Gaston Day School. She also has two additional children. Emily is a resident of Charlotte and newly engaged. Nicholas is a sophomore at California State University at Long Beach. Jeannie and her family are loving their new home in the McLean Subdivision in Belmont!
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Youth Parent Representative

Brianna Pace

ROAR Coordinator

Stacey Bhalla

Stacey is a Belmont resident who learned to row in 2014 when BRC relocated to Belmont. Stacey has had a lifelong love of sports, as a former collegiate swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, then masters competitive runner and triathlete. She enjoys competing in regattas, as well as long lazy rows down the beautiful Catawba River. Stacey is married and has two daughters who are both varsity collegiate rowers. Her older daughter is currently attending Princeton University and her younger daughter is at the University of Notre Dame. Stacey is a Certified Nurse Midwife for the Gaston County Health Department.

Contact Stacey about Rowing for Active Recovery (ROAR). Learn more about ROAR.

New Site Development Team

Steve Schreiner

Steve is a former Purdue University oarsman. Following graduation, he has remained involved with all aspects of rowing, including designing and building his own ergometer. Steve has been involved with numerous rowing programs including the startup of the Cincinnati Rowing Center in 1982 and organizing the first National Rowing Championship in 1983. Since moving to Charlotte in 1987, he was also involved with a small group of former college rowers that ultimately competed in the NC State Games and Head of the Potomac. Steve has been an avid sculler since 1995 and has competed in numerous regional rowing regattas.

Equipment Chair

Tom Bailey

After retirement, Tom was looking for a competitive team sport, along with a great group of people. He hit the jackpot with the Belmont Rowing Center! Tom is an enthusiastic, if flawed, competitor. Originally from Michigan, Tom came to Charlotte in 1992 after stops in Houston and Atlanta. He and his wife, Karen, moved to Mount Holly eight years ago to be closer to the Catawba. He and Karen spend a lot of time on the water, powerboating, kayaking, and rowing.

Charlotte Youth Rowing

Byron “Doc” Walthall