The Club Leadership Team is a group of dedicated volunteers that handles the necessary, behind-the scenes administrative stuff that keeps the club running. The Leadership Team consists of seven Board Members and one Coordinator. The Leadership Team is all about planning and execution.
Board members and two Coordinators work with trip leaders to make sure that the calendar has plenty of fun events for members to attend. We also plan club meetings, parties and training sessions. We interact with the American Canoe Association on behalf of the club, oversee safety for the club, manage the website, and approve funds as needed to make it all happen.
Contact us if you have a question or comment for the Board.
Chris Arceneaux became the HASK Commodore in 2020. Chris found his way to paddling early in life growing up in South Louisiana. There was always a canoe or pirogue hanging around that begged to get wet on the countless waterways near his home town. We've conducted several HASK trips to Morgan City, LA. He served a number of years as the club's Fleet Captain. Chris works to inspire non paddlers to consider getting on the water whether its a friendly flatwater day trip or multi-day coastal trips. Chris has few rules - let's be inclusive, have fun, get lost just a little and respect the water.
Constantin Platon is the Club’s Vice Commodore. His bio and photo is forthcoming.
Robin Hartman is the Club’s Fleet Captain. Chris works with our Trip Leaders to assure that lots of interesting paddle trips are posted on the calendar and ensures that trips are planned and conducted safely. Robin likes to camp, cycle and sail. He and his wife began paddling canoes several years ago and then entered several long distance canoe races. About a year and a half ago they began kayaking and have not looked back. Robin enjoys longer paddles and races and prefers point A to point B paddles. He started on flat water and rivers and has progressed to bumpy water and bays. Robin has paddled the entire Texas coast from Louisiana to Mexico. It is half paddling and half logistics. Robin is certified as a HASK level 2 trip leader.
Phil Salvador is the Club’s Safety Director and Training Coordinator. I have been sea kayaking and a HASK member since Feb 2017. I enjoy leading trips and training sessions for HASK. I currently (2021) can offer HASK members training in paddle stroke skills, self and assisted rescues, navigation, rolling, towing, VHF radio use, and kayak tripping and camping. I am certified by ACA in kayaking at L2 level (Essentials of Kayak Touring). I have passed ACA sea kayaking skill assessments up through L4. I am certified by NOLS as a Wilderness First Responder. Please feel free to contact me about trips or training I can offer you.
Tami Grubb is the Club Treasurer. Growing up in Houston, I canoed and kayaked occasionally-- mostly on vacation. But I always enjoyed kayaking. I bought my first sea kayak in 2019 and the seller suggested I join HASK, where they had instructors and paddling trips, so that's what I did. By working with two of the HASK (volunteer) instructors, I have learned to paddle--reaching level 2 ACA. I have been on several trips with HASK and have improved my skills during that time. I have found the folks at HASK to be very welcoming to the newcomer and I hope to carry on that tradition.
I am honored to serve as the HASK treasurer this year.
David Lehmann serves as the Club Secretary, committing club activities and memorable words of Board Members to the official HASK record.
Bill Ohsie is the club Membership Director. As Membership Director, he welcomes new members and handles member questions and concerns. He also collects and processes our annual waivers.
Bill is also the Webmaster and is a trip leader.