Board of Directors
W. Quinton Gradek, MD, PresidentQuinton is the President and one of the founding members of Peachtree City Rowing Club. He has been a resident of Fayette County since 2006. His passion for rowing started in college as a founding member of the Boston College Crew Team. Quinton rowed four years in college and during the summer, he competed for Riverside Boat Club as a member of their men's competitive lightweight sweep team. Quinton continued rowing in Washington, DC at Potomac Boat Club while attending Medical School at Georgetown University. Upon moving to Georgia to pursue his cardiology residency and fellowship at Emory University, Quinton became the Head Coach at Emory University where under his leadership the club quadrupled its membership. Quinton is a practicing cardiologist at Piedmont Heart Institute and enjoys most athletic endeavors, including rowing. Quinton and his wife, Megan, have three children, Caden, Brielle and Dylan.
Mark Tremblay, Vice PresidentBorn and raised in New England, Mark began his rowing career at the University of Miami, FL where he was recruited as a walk on by Joe 'Okie' O'Connor in 1988. He rowed competitively for four years as a heavyweight sweep rower earning medals at regattas from Boston to Miami Beach to San Diego. Mark continues to row with other Masters most recently at the Head of the Potomac, Occoquan, and Chattahoochee races. While not rowing, Mark enjoys both indoor and outdoor recreational activities in Peachtree City and Fayette county along with his wife and daughter, Pamela and Trinity.
Megan Gradek, TreasurerMegan is the Treasurer and one of the founding members of the Peachtree City Rowing Club. Megan started dancing at the age of 4 and continued to perform classical ballet until her sophomore year of college, when she met Quinton, who persuaded her to give rowing a try. Megan joined the novice crew team at Boston College and never looked back. She continued rowing after college at Potomac Boat Club in Washington, DC while working full time for PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 1997, Megan earned the opportunity to represent the United States at the World Championships in France at part of the inaugural lightweight women's quadruple sculls event. After moving to Georgia, Megan assisted Quinton with coaching Emory's Lightweight Women's Four. Megan is a Managing Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers' National Risk Management Group. Megan still enjoys rowing and competing. Megan and Quinton have three children, Caden, Brielle and Dylan.
David Rast, Public RelationsDavid and his family have lived in Peachtree City since 1996, where he served as the City Planner, City Landscape Architect and Zoning Administrator for 19 years and 8 months until opting for early retirement in December, 2016. Growing up in Jacksonville, FL, he has lived near or on the water for most of his life where he enjoyed fishing, boating, sailing and windsurfing. Although not an 'official' rower, David has volunteered with the rowing club since its inception and has served as one of the Parent Representatives on the Board of Directors for the past year. He graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelors in Design with an Emphasis in Landscape Architecture and is a Registered Landscape Architect. David and his wife have two daughters, Sophia and Camille, who are members of the Varsity Crew.
Tammy Kendall, Secretary
Tammy grew up in South Georgia and has lived in Peachtree City since 1972. She worked for many years as a Corporate Fundraiser for several not-for-profit organizations throughout metro-Atlanta and currently teaches Pre-K at Christ our Shepherd Lutheran Church. Known affectionately as the club's "Crew Mom", Tammy has taken on numerous volunteer roles with the club and works closely with the coaching staff and team parents. She also served as one of the Parent Representatives on the Board of Directors for the past year. Tammy and her husband John have a daughter, Cora, who is a member of the Varsity Crew.