Co-founder of Steel City Rowing Club, Dori served as Executive Director for 20 years focusing on the development of the new programs and construction of the new boathouse. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1990 in the Department of Architecture with a minor in music and still holds her architecture license and currently is an architect with Pfaffmann + Associates. In addition to eight national titles, Dori is an indoor rowing world champion and five-time US National Champion. She is certified as a level III coach (highest level attainable) and has coached many athletes along-side Laci to the national championships. Although Dori’s primary focuses are development and rowing programming, her soft spot is impressionable youth who can benefit from quality programming, especially at-risk youth.
Andrew started rowing for Fox Chapel High School, but came to Steel City Rowing Club in his senior year. He went on to be on Yale Universty`s Lightweight men`s crew team. While at Yale, Andrew acquired a bachelors in economics. Past injuries and a general curiousity have led him to know a great deal about the body and how to protect and strengthen it which has proven to be very beneficial to the rowers he coaches.
Laci is head coach at SCRC and rowed on the Romanian National Team from 1982 – 1986. He has more than 33 years of rowing and coaching experience. His experience in rowing technique and training methods has guided numerous SCRC juniors to the USRowing Youth Nationals earning seven sculling championships from 1999 until 2009. Ladislau has also served 10 times as a US Junior National Team sculling coach earning a 4th place finish in the 2009 Men’s Junior 1x.
Lucy graduated with a degree in Design from Carnegie Mellon. During her collegiate years she frequently kayaked the white waters of Western PA and Canada. Upon graduating she worked for McCann Erickson in New York City before going out on her own as a consultant designer for non-profits. She eventually ended up back in Pittsburgh with her husband where she continued her consulting work. With her history of kayaking, it was of little surprise when Lucy jumped on the opportunity for her and her two children to row. When the need arose for more hands on the water she took up coaching and went on to receive her Level III USRowing Certification. When she isn't coaching, she works in the office creating publication graphics for the many programs and camps offered and fundraising projects. She also helps with maintenance of the grounds of the club, utilizing native plants in keeping with our green facility.
Patty works with 2 & 3 year olds at the Riverview Children's Center in Verona. She came to Steel City in 1997 and then worked with the youth camps and rows with the adult rowers. Patty is a certified Level III Coach and also holds certifications in CPR and First Aid. She enjoys reading and container gardening on her deck.