Sue Ellen Chambers


Sue Ellen is a former professional dancer and co-owner of an industrial supply business until its sale in 2011. A White Rock area resident for many years, she began rowing in 2011, fell in love with the sport and has not stopped since. An active member of the competitive masters program and an assistant coach with the adaptive/veterans program, she is delighted to see how this sport has changed the lives of so many youth and adult rowers at White Rock. When the weather cooperates, you can almost always find her rowing at the lake.

Tom Ellis

Tom owns a Dallas-based healthcare consulting firm.  A competitive prone paddle boarder, he trains year round at White Rock Lake. A former president of White Rock-based Mirage Cycling Team, Tom has been an avid "lake-goer" since moving to Dallas, in 1983. 

Alice Russell

Ms. Russell has served on our Board since November 2016. Her primary responsibility is as treasurer and to work on the implementation of the master's program, and registrations. She learned to scull at White Rock Rowing and has been actively involved in various projects at the boathouse. Ms. Russell is a Financial Services Manager at Regency Centers. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute and International Council of Shopping Centers. Prior to working with Regency, Ms. Russell handled project management at Ridgemont Commercial Construction. She is a graduate of Bucknell University.

Svend Fruit

Svend Fruit, AIA, is a principal at Bodron Fruit, a Dallas-based modern architecture and interior design firm which he has owned since 1998. He is a meticulous planner with over 30 years of architecture experience and has been instrumental in renovating many important modern buildings in Dallas as well as designing many new and notable works. Svend’s passion for boats started with building and racing kayaks at a young age. The Boomerang Boathouse has been a hangout for Svend since its inception whether he was heading out on the water or helping build boat docks. Svend is an active member of the Dallas Architecture Forum and the American Institute of Architects, Dallas Chapter.

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Physical Address

White Rock Boathouse

2920 White Rock Road

Dallas, TX. 75214

Mailing Address

White Rock Rowing

PO Box 140935

Dallas, TX. 75214

White Rock Boathouse, Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that qualifies as a charitable organization under section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation is tax deductible to the greatest extent allowed by law.