Daphne Pavlis

I started paddling back in 2008 in San Francisco, and paddled for almost 10 years! This was a great way to meet people and have made lifelong friends from all over. After a 3 year hiatus, I joined DCDBC based out of the DC Wharf. I love to travel, whether with the team or on my own. In my free time, I can be found at the gym or in the kitchen baking. 

Jen Stern
Vice President

Jen joined DCDBC in 2016, loving the opportunity to be out on the water in her hometown. She has come to love both the sport and the inclusive nature of this team. When not paddling, she is exploring Mars or Titan as a NASA planetary scientist, and chasing her (very fast) preschool aged daughter.

Rese Cloyd

Rese started paddling with DCDBC in 2016. This is her second term on the DCDBC Board (she previously served 2019-2021); she's also on the coaching staff (since 2018) and serves as a steerer (since 2021). Rese also loves hiking and works in fish & wildlife management.

Mahi Wossenseged

I have had the great fortune of experiencing great races, social events and learning a new therapeutic sport. I understand my wonderful experience is the result of the wonderful men and women who stepped up and volunteered their time and energy for the team to run as well-oiled machine.

Francis Lira
Board Member
Theresa Le
Board Member

I’ve been paddling with DCDBC for about 12 years and can confidently say my forearms no longer hurt paddling from dock to start line like when I first started. I’ve competed and earned more medals than when I was a teenager (I didn’t have any when I was a teenager!)

Holli Tippl
Board Member

Holli started paddling in 2018 and hasn't looked back since!  DCDBC was her first dragon boat club and her "gateway" to all things paddling. Holli has had the honor of competing at the regional, national, and international level.  She lives in NoVa with her husband and her rescued pitbull, and has two grown daughters that she is very proud of.  When not paddling she enjoys reading, knitting, traveling, and building Lego.