team ocean grown

Rowing for a cause!

Team OG is rowing with the goal of creating a fund aiding youth “aging-out” of foster care to pursue careers in the maritime sector.

Two women working in the male dominated sailing industry.

Lisa and Nini have over 60,000 nautical miles at sea shared between them.
They came together after meeting in the sailing world, both ready to take on the challenge of a lifetime. Each woman has cultivated their interest in the competition in different ways, and come together as a strong, resilient team ready to take on the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.

Team OG

Lisa Roland

Lisa Roland

Captain

Lisa is Canadian born, but is now a citizen of the world. She lives a life at sea, and relishes in the triumphs and tribulations of this lifestyle. She is passionate about her work with at risk youth, and inspiring the next generation of change makers.

Nini Champion

Nini Champion

Rigging Technician

Nini Champion is a small town girl, exploring the world and what it has to offer by way of the sea. With a university background in environmental studies, she is seeking to further explore the ocean as a source from which to learn.

Shore-based

Charlie Pitcher

Charlie Pitcher

Team Coach

As the Atlantic world record holder, we are incredibly lucky to have the vast knowledge and expertise of a true legend in the sport of ocean rowing. Founder of Rannoch Adventure, Charlie is not only our coach, but is building the R25 pairs boat we will race.

Jenny Matthews & Natasha Ambrose

Jenny Matthews & Natasha Ambrose

Founders of She of the Sea

Founders of the maritime industry diversity initiative She of the Sea and LegaSea. Jenny & Tash are true change makers and their involvement in our mission objective will help implement lasting and meaningful change.

Chelsea Liggatt

Chelsea Liggatt

Designer

Co-founder of Montreal-based creative agency Bonjour-Hi Design, Chelsea has worked tirelessly to build the digital campaign for Team Ocean Grown. Through a million edits and ideas, we are so thankful to have the support of her endless talent.

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