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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Tom Wheeler is a professor at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication. He writes: “I rowed at UCLA, briefly and not particularly successfully. But I fell in love with the sport, and all three of our sons took it up with vigor. We've been a crew family for many years.” Tom conceived the J/ROW project and assembled the staff. As J/ROW’s Executive Director, he is the group’s liaison with USRowing and the US Olympic Committee. To contact Tom, e-mail him at  twheeler@uoregon.edu

MULTIMEDIA DIRECTOR

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Michael Werner is a multimedia journalist and an instructor at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication. He has worked on stories and documentaries ranging in scope from the outdoors and the environment to adventure sports. This was his first time covering the sport of rowing — and he loved it! Michael traveled with the J/ROW group to San Diego in May 2011 to advise the group and assist with filming and photographing.   
michaeljameswerner@gmail.com

EDITOR IN CHIEF

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Lea Artz is a recent University of Oregon graduate currently interning with CBS in New York City. Her background is in news production, documentary filmmaking and print journalism. You’ll never hear this girl say she’s bored; the next adventure is always around the corner, and J/ROW has been one of the best so far. To contact Lea, e-mail her at lartz13@gmail.com.

PROJECT MANAGER

twheeler@uoregon.edu
Max Brown is a junior studying journalism at the University of Oregon. He strives to constantly learn new skills and apply them to his everyday life.  He has a tendency to rant about journalism, bicycling, geology and a number of other subjects. He is enthusiastic to tell fascinating stories and work with passionate individuals in any field.

ART DIRECTOR

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Alexandra Notman traded in the mosquitoes and snow of Minneapolis for the slugs and rain of Eugene — and is currently trading in her bachelor’s degree in French for a master’s degree in journalism. She is passionate about writing, photography and design, and she would love to work for an alternative weekly or cultural magazine. Outside of journalism, Alexandra enjoys traveling, reading, painting, good food and libations, and the occasional pithy rejoinder. To contact Alexandra and to see more of her work, visit:
alexandranotman.weebly.com

VIDEO EDITOR, VIDEOGRAPHER, PHOTOGRAPHER

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Michael Ciaglo is a junior transfer student originally from Boulder, Colorado. After toying with the idea of becoming a doctor, Michael changed majors and schools to pursue his passion for photography. Landing at the University of Oregon in the fall of 2010, he has fully committed himself to journalism, working for publications such as the Springfield Times, Flux Magazine and the Oregon Daily Emerald. He is excited to be working with such a talented group of journalists on the J/ROW project.

VIDEO EDITOR,  VIDEOGRAPHER, PHOTOGRAPHER

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Quinn Moticka is currently looking for a way to combine her love of food and DSLR cameras. A recent college graduate from the University of Oregon’s Electronic Media program in the School of Journalism and Communication, she is captivated by film’s ability to express human emotion. In her time at Oregon she never failed to tackle new jobs, most recently as the Multimedia Editor for Oregon Voice magazine. She is proud to have been able to help produce the J/ROW project. To contact Quinn e-mail her at qmoticka@gmail.com or visit her website: quinnfm.com

COPY CHIEF, WRITER

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Rebecca Sedlak is a junior double majoring in Magazine Journalism and English at the University of Oregon. She has worked as a copy editor and copy chief at the Oregon Daily Emerald, and she will serve as a scene reporter and special sections editor next year. Bearing a joint love of cooking and reading, she dreams of pursuing a career in book publishing or food writing.

SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT, WRITER

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Elisabeth Kramer is a senior majoring in Magazine Journalism at the University of Oregon. She is currently editor in chief of Ethos Magazine, where she previously served as web editor. She is also the editorial intern for the University of Oregon magazine, Oregon Quarterly, where she gets to learn about all the neat projects led by UO students and alumni.

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR, WRITER

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Tess Jewell-Larsen graduated from the University of Oregon in June 2011 with a major in Magazine Journalism and a minor in Japanese. She has worked as a media reporter for Ethos Magazine, is starting her own online magazine, Hard Cider International, and is going to be teaching English in Spain next year. She says getting involved with J/ROW was the best way she could leave college with a splash.

WRITER 

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Ryan Lane is a University of Oregon master's student in News/Editorial Journalism with another master’s degree from Ohio State University in Sports Management. He is a Willamette University graduate, a Eugene native, and was a coxswain on the South Eugene High School crew team a long time ago. His journalistic interests are varied, but he has a passion for intercollegiate athletics and would like to eventually cover college sports or 
                                                                    work for an athletic department. 

US MEN'S ROWING LIAISON

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Matt Wheeler was the captain of his high school rowing team. At Brown University, his boats won back-to-back Ivy League Championships, as well the Ladies Plate racing event at the Henley Royal Regatta in England.

Learn more about Matt here.