Meet The Crew

Montia Rice 

Masters Head Coach
Coach Rice’s Coaching Experience covers 16 years Starting at University of Florida (2008-2011) as the Men’s Coach as well as Masters Coach at Gainesville Area Rowing Club.  He progressed to Jacksonville University as Men’s Assistant and then Men’s head Coach (2011-2014). He then moved to Oklahoma to Coach Athletes headed for the World Games in 2015.  


This was followed by a storied career at the University of Central Oklahoma (2016-2019) as Women’s Head Coach with 50 athletes.  His crews won the D2 NCAA Championship in the Varsity 8 three years in a row and was 3rd, then runner up, and then Champion in the Varsity 4.  From there he was recruited to UCF where he first focused on building and facilitating Training Plans and Leadership Cohesiveness.  This was followed by leading the Women’s Program.

Montia brings a broad level of experience to LCRA that is balanced, competitively focused and an easygoing style that works well with novice to elite members.

Eddy Gomez

Youth Head Coach 

Coach Eddy has been passionate about rowing since his high school days at Winter Park High School, one of the preeminent scholastic rowing teams in the United States. As a freshman, his Men’s Freshmen 8+ won BOTH, the Stotesbury Regatta (largest scholastic regatta in the world), and the Scholastic Rowing Association National Championship. He went on to become a Bronze Medalist at the Scholastic Rowing Association National Championship in the Men’s Lightweight 8+.

After graduating in 2006, he continued his rowing journey at Hofstra University, where he earned his degree in Television and excelled as a rower, including becoming Team Captain.

In 2017, he began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the freshman team at North Arlington High School. He then relocated to Manhattan and became an assistant coach for the women’s crew team in Queens at RowNewYork, a well-known organization that serves high school students across all 5 boroughs.

Coach Eddy returned to Winter Park H.S. Crew in 2021 to become the assistant coach of the middle school team He is excited about this new opportunity and looks forward to making a difference in the lives of the athletes he coaches at LCRA.

Aaron Hosman

Adult Assistant Coach

After establishing his family in West Orange County, Aaron and 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 by the club’s first Youth Program. After the Clermont Boathouse was completed in 2014, LCRA really took off and Aaron has been an integral part of LCRA every since. In addition to being an LCRA Masters Rower/Coxswain, Aaron assistes with coaching duties, teaching learn to rows, 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, is CPR Certified, US Safe Sport Certified, and has his 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!


Kim Campbell

Middle School Head Coach

Coach Kim is a Floridian and loves playing sports. Her competitiveness began as far back as grade school running track and field, cross country and performing in the marching and concert bands. In college she studied Chinese martial arts and competed on the Equestrian Team. She started her equestrian college riding career in the walk/trot division and collected ribbons along the way to finishing just shy of the open division. 

Coach Kim has a B.S. in Physical Education. She taught middle school physical education for several years and middle school girls basketball. Afterwards, she went back to school and earned a B.S. in Equine Studies with a Concentration in Equine Physical Therapy. In 2015, she moved from Winter Garden to Clermont and continued working as a large animal Veterinary Technician and Equine Physical Therapist. 

In April 2021, Kim started rowing and that’s where her love for rowing began. She has progressed to the Advanced Competitive Team and now is one of the two Women’s Team Captains. In February 2023, she placed first in her age group at Southern Sprints and holds a USRowing Level 1 Certification. She looks forward to teaching middle-schoolers the art of rowing and in the process she hopes they develop a love for rowing, too. Coach Kim enjoys how rowing challenges you mentally as well as physically and the serenity of being on the water especially with her teammates. When Coach Kim is not on the water or at work, she’s spending time with her loving church family.

Christina Arthur

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Coach Chris began coaching in 2014 in Gainesville, FL, focusing on strength and conditioning training. A lifelong athlete, she has previously competed in lacrosse, equestrian sports, ultimate frisbee, triathlons, and mixed martial arts. After a foot injury limited her running career, Coach Chris focused her education on rehabilitation and teaching sports-specific functional training. She has a Master of Science from the University of Florida’s College of Health and Human Performance, where she studied anatomy and kinesiology and has since become a personal trainer with clients ranging from 4 – 85 years of age. 


Before coming to LCRA and being introduced to rowing, Coach Chris was a mixed martial arts champion, specializing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. A former Title Boxing coach, she is passionate about coaching women and youth self-defense classes and introducing strength training to adults to increase mobility and prevent injury.


Coach Chris is currently a rower for the LCRA Masters team, training at the Regional and National competition levels.

Board of Directors

Mark Vantrease



Dana Kelly

Vice President


Keri Caridi

Youth Member Representative


Chris Johnson

Adult Member Representative


Kim Wilde

Community Member



Amanda Alderman

Rob Kelly


Rebecca Young, Adult Member Coordinator

Dana Power, Youth Coordinator

Janet Conway, Accounting