COACH MJ BLUM
MJ Blum began rowing in 1982 at UCF under Coach Dennis Kamrad. She has been rowing competitively ever since in regattas such as the Royal Canadian Henley, USRowing Masters Nationals, Southeast Regionals, Head of the Charles, Head of the Hooch, Head of the South, First Coast Head Race, Head of the Indian Creek and numerous local races. She will be competing this year at FISA World Masters Regatta in Sarasota.
MJ graduated from UCF in 1984 with a BS in Business Administration and studied a year post-graduate in Exercise Physiology before becoming the Head women's coach at Edgewater High School in 1985 until 1990. The team grew from 2 8's of girls before she started to 5 8's in 2 years. Her girls won the Junior 4, Junior 8 and came in 4th in the Senior 8 at Scholastic Nationals and Edgewater won the State Championship 4 times during that time.
From 2000-2009 she taught Yoga, Pilates, and Spinning at the RDV Sportsplex and has held certified personal trainer certifications from AFAA and NASM. She started coaching rowing again in 2015 at Winter Park's Middle School Rowing Program.
ASSISTANT COACH JUAN RIVERO
Juan Rivero began rowing at the age of 15 in Club de Regatas Lima Peru, competing for the club in both national and international regattas. As a master rower, Coach Juan competed at the Head of the Charles and earned 6th place. He has placed 2nd and 3rd in countless local and state regattas and won first place in Nationals as well as the World Masters Championship. He’s been assisting Boone Crew coaching staff since 2019.