NATIONAL SALES TEAM
CJ Bown, Vice President
CJ’s great, great, great, grandfather founded a British shipbuilding company in 1852, so you could say this is probably CJ’s destiny. Introduced into rowing by his dad at an early age, CJ began rowing in high school during the summer of ’99. He went on to successfully row and coach at Marquette University.
In January of 2011, CJ realized that he didn’t want to wear pants to work every day so he dove into rowing full-time at one of the leading rowing manufacturers, where he sold boats through out the Mid-Atlantic. Finish Line offered a new opportunity for CJ to showcase his boat skills. Here CJ oversaw nationwide boat repairs and sales. Now at Rowers Choice, in addition to drinking a lot of coffee, CJ is excited to support his sales team across the US as they expand and grow.
Outside of rowing, CJ is married to Carrie and has two children, Henry and Zara, and from time to time is known to be seen photographing concerts around the midwest.
Casey Baker, SE Region
Kerry Bryan, Mid-West Region
Dusan Nikolic, Mid Atlantic Region
Casey has been rowing since 1970; competing and coaching at the highest levels. He is a member of the FIT Hall of Fame, Sunshine State Conference Coaches Hall of Fame and was Dad Vail Coach of the Year 2005. Casey resides in the Melbourne area with his wife Donna.
Kerry started rowing with St. Louis Rowing Club and competed in all major regattas around the country. She was recruited to cox at the University of Wisconsin where she was a team co-captain for two years. She is excited to dive deeper into the rowing world as the Midwest member of the Rower's Choice team.
Dusan started rowing in Serbia and earned a scholarship to row with University of Washington (class of 2005). Upon graduation, he started coaching programs of all ages and sizes. He currently coaches Whitman HS in Washington, DC and is an avid cyclist.
Greg King, MidAtlantic Support
Jeff Sturges, Business Development
Frank Sands, Midwest Support
Greg started rowing in 1997 at St. Andrew's. He attended University of Washington as a coxswain winning Pac-10 3x and two IRA gold medals. He has been coaching National Cathedral since 2012 earning multiple gold and silver medals at Stotesbury and SRAA Nationals. He was awarded Washington Post All-Metro Coach of the Year and Row2k Coach of the Year in 2012.
Jeff has over 30 years of experience as a coach and athlete; additionally, he has extensive experience in carbon fiber manufacturing. After graduating from college, Jeff served as a Captain in the US Army, Armor Branch. He later earned an MBA at Olin School at Babson College. He focuses on the NE Region and also business development for the entire company.
Frank has been rowing since the 1970s. He has more than 40 years of experience rowing and coaching at the highest levels. In 1990 he established North Catholic HS rowing and is still coaching the program. He has served on the board at Three Rivers Rowing and in 2008 started Cox'n Unlimited with his wife Cindy. Frank resides in Pittsburgh.