About Us

Steve Lopez: Founder, President & Chief Architect

Steve Lopez

Founder, President & Chief Architect

Steve began rowing in the fall of 1987 as a freshman at The Ohio State University. Rowing has been a part of his life ever since. Steve conceived of RegattaCentral in 1999 as a natural outcome of his passion for rowing and background in software development & architecture. Steve's professional experience includes more than 11 years as a systems engineer at Bell Labs. Steve holds a B.S. in Cognitive Science and a M.S. in Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University. His rowing career includes competing at the collegiate and masters levels as well as coaching for the Ohio State University Crew Club, Wittenberg University and Greater Columbus Rowing Association. He resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, two sons and their dog.

Lauren Peck: Account Director

Lauren Means

Account Director

Lauren began her rowing career at Marietta High School in 2008. After sustaining an injury that interrupted her goals of rowing DI, she attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati and began coaching with local programs. From 2016 to 2017, Lauren assisted Upper Arlington Crew’s Junior Women before directing the program from 2018-2020 gaining annual success at MSRC, SRAAs, and USRowing National Championships. During that time she also served on the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Association Board. In April of 2018, Lauren joined RegattaCentral and now serves clients across Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, and the United States.

Haley Haxton: Associate Account Manager

Haley Haxton

Associate Account Manager

Haley joined the Upper Arlington Crew in Columbus, OH in 2011. While pursuing her degree at Capital University in Bexley, OH, she was an assistant coach for a local junior program. During her time coaching, she led a crew that competed at the 2018 SRAA National Championship Regatta. In 2019, she graduated with her Bachelor’s in Environmental Science, moved out of State for a role in the STEM field. Haley joined the RC Account Management team in October of 2021 and is looking forward to being back in Columbus, closer to friends and family.

Sarah Recker: Customer Support Representative

Sarah Recker

Customer Support Representative

Sarah started rowing in 2007 for Toledo Metropolitan Rowing Club in Toledo, OH. She later went on to row for Miami University in Oxford, OH. Her high points of collegiate rowing include competing at the 2011 ACRA National Championship in a Novice 8+ and being elected Women's Team Captain her senior year. In 2014 she graduated with a B.S. in Geology. Shortly after graduating Sarah starting coaching for Perrysburg Rowing Club. Her highlight of coaching was having a boat compete at the 2017 SRAA National Championship Regatta. Sarah started working for RegattaCentral at the beginning of 2019 and provides customer support. She recently moved to Columbus and is enjoying exploring the city.

Gabriel Seibert: Senior Software Developer

Gabriel Seibert

Senior Software Developer

Gabriel is no stranger to boating, growing up on Lake Erie in Port Clinton, Ohio. He holds a B.A. in Theatre with a minor in Computer Science, followed by course work towards a M.S. in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University. After a brief career as a traveling puppeteer with MadCap Puppets out of Cincinnati, Ohio, Gabriel graduated from the 9th iteration of a local IT Bootcamp run by Manifest Solutions, which is how he met Steve. When Steve visited his Bootcamp, Gabriel asked if he would teach him how to row if hired. True to his word Steve put Gabriel in touch with Greater Columbus Rowing Association where he took his first Learn-to-Row in 2015. Gabriel also participated in the 2015 Arnold Indoor Rowing Challenge sponsor’s relay challenge event where he helped the RegattaCentral team secure 2nd place, earning his first silver medal. Having spent a few years growing, learning, and developing big data solutions for JPMorgan Chase, he's excited to return to the domain of sport code. Gabriel resides in Delaware, Ohio with his wife, two children, dogs and cats.

Andrew LeRoux: Software Developer

Andrew LeRoux

Software Developer

Andrew began rowing in 2012 in Sarasota, FL. He later went on to row for Princeton University, graduating with a degree in Economics. The high points of his collegiate career include two Eastern Sprints medals and two A-final finishes in the Varsity 8 at the IRA National Championships. Andrew started working at RegattaCentral in September 2022 after graduating from Flatiron school’s immersive software engineering course. Andrew resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

Donna York: Accounting and Bookkeeping

Donna York

Accounting and Bookkeeping

Donna has 37 years in accounting and bookkeeping, human resources and consulting services, including 15 years of experience in a non-profit industry as the Chief Operations Officer for a Girl Scout council in Georgia. She has a Masters in Business Administration from American InterContinental University in Atlanta, GA. She is a Certified 2010 QuickBooks Pro Advisor. She and her husband of 35 years have two grown children, four grandchildren and reside in Pickerington, Ohio.