Steve Somosky: Head Boys Coach
Gwen brings a robust history of rowing to the GHS Crew team, having launched her career rowing crew in college for Stetson University in DeLand, Florida (a Division I NCAA team). She then trained at Craftsbury Rowing Center to become an assistant coach for Stetson's Women's Crew for a year during grad school. Next, she spent a year abroad in Mississippi and was part of an athlete study on top kayaking for the first prototype SOT yaks. After grad school, she joined Albany Rowing Club in New York, where she got to row in the Head of the Charles for the first time in a mixed 4. She eventually moved to Connecticut where most of her family resides, and became a personal trainer, started erg clubs and went to CRASH-B's for the first time. In 2014, she taught at Power10 Indoor Rowing Center in Avon, CT. Gwen currently teaches at the Glastonbury YMCA where she specializes in Qi Gong and Yoga. In her spare time, she enjoys creating workouts, kayaking, practicing sign language, Reiki, learning Mandarin, playing with her cat Amber and practicing air guitar with her 18-year old son.
Abigail “Abbey” Campbell is likely a familiar face around the Glastonbury Boathouse, since she not only rowed four years at GHS, but her father Ray Campbell, also coached GHS Crew for a few years. Abbey began rowing when she was 12 years old and has rowed in singles and doubles at Blood Street Skulls. In fact, she medaled at the Narragansett Bay Summer Invitational Regatta in a double. At GHS, her boats medaled at the CPSRA’s three out of four years and she and her teammates earned a silver medal at NEIRA’s in 2013. Today, Abbey runs road races and half marathons and hopes to purchase her own single one day. She likes to bake sweets for everyone around her and finds joy with her two dogs, Luci and Auggi. Abbey works in Educational Technology at UCONN where she is an editorial intern, and she additionally writes for many online publications.