Meet our Board

Mobjack’s board represents a broad background in rowing, education, coaching, business, and professional skills. 

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Tim Ulsaker
President

Ulsaker started his first professional career in 1968 as an automotive technician working in independent shops and dealerships while he attended Washington-Lee high school in Arlington, Virginia. During that time, he also began a life long passion for rowing after joining the W-L crew team. Ulsaker then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving as a photographer in Japan and throughout the far east from 1972 to 1976. Returning to the U. S., he resumed his  automotive servicing career while pursuing an Automotive Associates degree and a B. S. in Trade and Industrial Education. 

Ulsaker has been associated with Mathews High School as an Automotive Technology teacher and continual rowing coach for a combined 40 years. Ulsaker founded the Mathews High School Crew program (1985), the 501c3 Mobjack Rowing Association (1992) and started the Gloucester High School crew (1999) . He is a Level 3 US Rowing certified coach and has guided his teams to numerous regional, state, national and international championship wins. 

In 1994, Ulsaker was one of the founding members of the Mathews Land Conservancy and served as the vice president for 25 years. The MLC was formed to give Mathews rowing programs a permanent home while saving and preserving Williams Wharf for public benefit and low impact waterfront access.

In 2006, Tim retired from teaching at Mathews high school but  continued as head rowing coach. At this time, Ulsaker is an advisory coach for the team. He started Viking Automotive, an automotive service and repair business in Gloucester, Virginia, with his son, Oliver. Tim has lived for 38 years in Ware Neck, Virginia with his wife, Mimi.

Tim is a graduate of Washington-Lee High School, 1971, Rappahannock Community College, 1978, and Virginia Tech, 1980.

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Matt Muffelman
Vice President

Muffelman is the Atlantic Sales Manager for Hudson Boat Works, USA Inc, a manufacturer and distributor of Olympic caliber rowing shells.

Matt began rowing in 1995 for Mathews High School, graduating as Valedictorian.  He continued rowing for Dartmouth College, serving as Team Captain and Boathouse President.  Matt began pursuing the US National team in 2003, making the Team in 2005-2010 as an athlete and winning World Championships in 2008.  Matt served as a Team USA coach in 2011 and 2017 at the World Rowing Championships.

Matt is a USRowing Level 2 Certified coach, USRowing Adaptive Athlete Technical Classifier, and consults with AMP Rowing consulting group.  Matt has coached at the US Naval Academy, Cornell University, Oklahoma City High Performance Center, and the US National Team.

Matt is a graduate of Mathews High School ’99 and Dartmouth College ‘03.

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Bill Perrin
Director

Perrin has been an Investment Banker in New York with more than 50 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance and private equity, both as a principal owner of companies and as a Limited Partner in two private equity firms.  In 2002 he established his own firm, W. K. Perrin Enterprises LLC, to continue his private equity activities.  Bill, and wife Sue, have three children and since 2001 have been full time residents of Ware Neck, Virginia.

Bill started his investment banking career with The First Boston corporation in 1970 specializing in the energy sector.  As a Managing Director (Partner) of First Boston he was active in corporate finance capital market activities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate bankruptcies and reorganizations.  Additionally, during this time Bill was a principal investor and Chairman of the Board of two private companies he, and some other individuals, acquired and later sold. 

Bill transitioned to the private equity business and is currently a limited partner in L Catterton, Greenwich, CT., the largest consumer focused private equity firm and R. W. Baird, Chicago, IL., Chinese Fund investing exclusively in China.

Bill is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and received his MBA from New York University School of Business.

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David Hudson
Director

Hudson is a financial executive with more than forty years of experience in banking, corporate finance, and private equity. He worked in New York, Hong Kong and Washington, DC, and since 2006 is a full time resident of Ware Neck, Virginia


David began his career at JP Morgan in 1973 and relocated to Hong Kong in 1987 as President & CEO of JP Morgan’s Asian business platform. While in Hong Kong he held senior positions as Managing Director (Partner) of Salomon Brothers and as President & CEO of ING Barings. In 2006, David returned to the United States as President & CEO of ING Bank’s Americas activities. He joined Darby Private Equity, a Washington, DC based firm, in 2008 as Senior Managing Director responsible for private equity funds in Asia & Latin America. 
 

David is active currently as a Board member of a public company listed in Singapore, and as a Senior Advisor to a Washington, DC based consulting firm, a Hong Kong based private equity group, and a China based manufacturer of specialized packages. 

David is a graduate the University of Virginia and the Darden School of Business at UVA.

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Wood Hudson
Director

Hudson is a career public servant with over ten years of experience serving local, state, and regional governments in Virginia and the District of Columbia. 

 

He has served on and managed multiple local government and non-profit boards, including: the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Rivanna River Basin Commission, the James River Round-table, and Southeastern Virginia SERCAP. He currently serves as a Transit Planner for the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation where he is a steward of State and Federal resources and a technical expert on land-use and transportation policy.

 

Mr. Hudson is a decorated High School (Christchurch School) and Collegiate (Rollins College) rower who has captained crews to multiple state, regional, and National titles. He has remained active in the rowing community post graduation and has been a member of the Rollins Rowing association and the Rivanna Rowing club. 

 

He holds a bachelor of Environmental Policy from Rollins College and a Masters In Urban Planning from the University of Virginia.

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Ron Sopko
Director

Sopko started the first 13 years of a career in seafood while still in high school in Long Island, New York. He then transitioned to Florida for the next 3 years as a partner in a seafood company in Grant while owning and operating Rocky's Raw Bar, a successful seafood restaurant in Palm Bay. Ron and his partners wanted to expand to Virginia so he moved his family to Mathews and started Sea Farms in 1987. Over the years Ron bought out his partners and expanded Sea Farms putting several additional seafood companies under his management.

 

Ron raised four sons who all worked for Sea Farms through high school years. Two sons, Jimmy and Patrick, attended the U.S. Naval academy and Chris and Tommy who after completing their college degrees have returned to Mathews to help manage the different family businesses.

Advisory Members

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Tucker Witt

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Jeff Forrester

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Virginia Everett Ulsaker

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Jimmy Sopko

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Doug Sier