Meet the Crew
Physiotherapist with GB & England Hockey
Jen works with GB hockey supporting the athletes to the Tokyo Olympics and has previously worked with elite athletes from a number of sports.
Previously Jen rowed competitively for 6 years racing at Henley Women's Regatta and competed in the Boston Rowing Marathon. She then moved into triathlon completing her first Half Ironman. Jen has been enjoying getting back on erg in preparation for the row with One Ocean crew.
Jen is no stranger to the outdoors, having trekked to Mount Everest, explored Patagonia and loves being by the ocean, especially running along the coastal paths in the UK. She is excited to be part of One Ocean Crew supporting ocean protection.
Janette Potgieter "JP"
JP is a corporate investigator, specialising in data and technology. Her day job keeps her in and around the City of London, but she takes any and every opportunity to escape the city and is always looking for the next adventure to feed the adrenaline addiction.
Growing up in South Africa laid the foundation for being active outdoors, from hiking in the bush, bungee jumping off cliffs, to scuba diving in the tropical waters. Since moving to the Northern Hemisphere, JP has summited several peaks including EBC, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus and Mont Blanc. Similar to fellow crew member Emily, JP took part in the 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, sailing 13,007 miles from Uruguay to, and around, Australia.
Keen to follow the Atlantic’s trade winds, JP is excited to join forces with three amazing women to row across it and raise awareness of ocean protection. First step will be to learn how to row!
Emily is a landscape architect with a passion for the environment and designing spaces that increase people’s connection with nature. Through her work and volunteering, she aims to raise awareness of the benefits of nature-based solutions for people and our planet.
Having learned to sail, kayak and windsurf at a young age, Emily loves any opportunity to be on the water. In 2017-18 she took part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, sailing 20,000 miles from the UK to Australia and placing second overall. She has recently taken up rowing and is enjoying being back on the water on the Thames in London.
Not content with sailing the Atlantic, Emily is now determined to row across it. Familiar with the hardships and isolation of ocean crossings, she is excited to work with One Ocean Crew to confront the Atlantic once more and to cross that finish line together.
Kayaking & Wilderness Expedition Guide
Erin is a passionate expedition kayaker, with a wealth of experience, both as a kayak coach, and wilderness guide. She runs her own expedition company; Evoke Adventure which allows her to lead expeditions worldwide.
Erin has worked in the outdoors since she was 15, and loves it! She is equally at home in both the mountains, and on the sea. Working seasonally allows Erin to sneak away during the quite months, to take on her own adventures.
Erin can't help but crave new challenges and, always on the lookout for new remote areas she can explore, she's excited to experience the Atlantic with One Ocean Crew.
The Team Behind Us
Duncan is an experienced ocean rower and former Royal Engineer in the British Army. He is working with One Ocean Crew as our ocean rowing coach, to equip us with the skills and knowledge required for a successful, safe and competitive crossing.
Rebecca of Sporting Success is a Sport and Performance Psychologist with a wealth of experience in elite sport, including GB Hockey and the Lionesses. She is helping us to mentally prepare for this massive challenge and give us the tools to suceed as a team on the ocean.
Jamie is a television producer with experience in high profile sports storytelling and in depth journalism. He currently works for Formula One producing engaging documentaries and insightful content.
He is working with One Ocean Crew to produce videos that tell the story of the team's journey.
Our coach Nicole currently is the Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach with GB Rowing.
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JC Physio & Pilates
Jen is an experienced physiotherapist working in elite sport. She has experience working with numerous GB teams including with GB rowing and will be ensuring we stay fit and ready to train to maximise our physical preparation and recovery strategies.
Dr Rebecca Townsend
Rebecca is a Performance Nutritionist who has works with numerous professional and Olympic sports teams. She had a PhD in bone nutrition in endurance athletes and is supporting us with all our nutritional requirements for training and for the race to support both performance and recovery.