Kristina Latta-Landefeld started her rowing career at St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, OH and continued on at Smith College in Northampton, MA. She rowed for New York Athletic Club during the summers and after college. Her rowing career includes stints as a collegiate coach, boat repair person, cross-country boat trailer driver, and community rowing club administrator. Kristina is passionate about getting people engaged on- or near- the Great Miami River through rowing and other recreational means to find a sense of empowerment, peace, and team.
Kyle Stanley began rowing his first week of high school and hasn’t looked back. After first discovering rowing as a freshman at St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo, OH, where he rowed for 8 seasons, he attended Marquette University, and immediately knew that he wanted to remain rowing and joined Marquette Crew. During his 4 years on the team, Kyle competed in the team’s top lightweight boats all four years, and spent a year as President of the club. After spending summer coaching various rowing camps, Kyle rejoined Marquette Crew as a coach in 2014, coaching the women’s team for three years before moving to Hamilton to take over Great Miami Crew in the winter of 2017.
Zach Christopher is entering his second season with GMC. He began his rowing career at St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio, where he was elected team captain his senior year, and is currently a senior at Miami University where he studies political science and marketing. Zach is passionate about helping others grow both on and off the water through the sport of rowing. He originally began rowing as a way to stay active in the basketball offseason and quickly fell in love with the sport, leaving basketball behind all together. In his free time Zach enjoys supporting Xavier athletics, running, and playing with dogs.