Karen Solem Derringer
is an entrepreneur and an avid sculler.
She founded The Rower`s Almanac Inc in 1995 and has published eight print editions to date.
Formerly a Husky(University of Washington) rower
, elite-level sculler and four-time U.S. National Champion, Karen
now rows recreationally on the Potomac River in Washington, DC.
She can attest to the usefulness of the Almanac because she has used it on several occasions to find a rowing club, contact the club and arrange a row with a member of the club.
As a result, she has been able to row at the Clube des Regates do Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, and Cairns Rowing Club in Cairns, Australia.
Karen is a graduate of the University of Washington, Seattle and American University with degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Business.