ADMINISTRATION

Managing Director: Larry Crepeaux larry@nwfencing.org

Membership Services: Lika Vogler front.desk@nwfencing.org

Communications & Food Service: Erin Hambleton erin@nwfencing.org

 

COACHING

Head Coach & Interim Lead Foil Coach: Simon Abram simon@nwfencing.org

Lead Epee Coach: Cody Mattern cody@nwfencing.org

Assistant Foil Coach : Vince Camillo vince@nwfencing.org

Assistant Epee Coach : Michael McTigue michael@nwfencing.org

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President – Aaron Hambleton aaron@nwfencing.org

A native Oregonian, Aaron developed a deep appreciation for nonprofits when he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 10 years old. He developed a passion for charitable work by attending Gales Creek Camp, a diabetic summer camp. His involvement at NWFC is rooted in the combination of supporting his children fencing, his love for sports, the high level of athleticism among all ages and abilities, and the family nature of NWFC. Aaron enjoys the camaraderie of the Board of Directors, other parent members, the coaches, and especially watching the athletes grow and reach their personal goals. Aaron is the President of NWFC, the Director of Operations for a transportation company, plays guitar, and is a self-proclaimed gearhead/car lover.

Executive Vice President – Dan Krogh dan@nwfencing.org

Dan Krogh is the current Vice President and has been a member of NWFC for 24 seasons. Dan has represented the club in regional and national tournaments in foil and epee. He has worked in the tech sector for over 21 years and his area of expertise is Information Technology. Dan has two daughters who are both accomplished fencers. Dan’s passion is the sport of fencing and advocating for our veteran fencers.

Treasurer – Bob Marx robert@nwfencing.org

Bob Marx is currently serving as the NWFC Treasurer and has been a member of NWFC since its inception. He has held various positions such as President, Executive Director, and even coach for nine months while searching for a new fencing master. Along the way, Bob made a few Olympic teams.

 

Secretary – Richard King Richard@nwfencing.org

Richard King is an East Coast native who transplanted to Silicon Valley to work as a hard-core geek. He grew up in New Jersey, attended MIT for his undergraduate studies, and Rutgers for his PhD. A professional geek, Dick worked in the esoteric field of Reasoning; among other things, making a serious contribution to ferreting out Y2K* problems in old COBOL code, and writing systems to develop test use coverage for Boeing 777 avionics software. Dick later worked at Yahoo Search and Apple Search. In May 2017, Dick retired, moving to Oregon to spend more time with his granddaughters.

Dick began fencing in 1992 at a Silicon Valley Jewish Community Center, because it sounded like a lot of fun. Dick discovered it suited him; it didn’t require a single spectacular athletic attribute beyond above-average performance in a lot of areas. If fencing doesn’t offer enough aggravation on the strip, Dick also climbs, plays racquetball, runs, bikes, and lifts. In Silicon Valley, he served as Division Secretary, Vice President, and President [in that order] of the Central California division. He volunteered as Secretary of the NWFC Board when it became clear nobody else wanted to do it but that it had to be done.

Vice President – Charlene Welch charlene@nwfencing.org

Charlene Welch joined the NWFC Board in 2017 bringing over 25 years of non-profit program and organizational management experience. Her areas of expertise include planning, fund development, communications, and volunteer management. She looks forward to working with the NWFC Board, staff, and members to advance the mission and successes of NWFC.

Honorary – Suzanne Marx Suzmarx1@comcast.net

Like her husband Bob, Suzanne Marx has been a member of NWFC since its inception, serving as one of the original incorporators and in various capacities such as officer and bookkeeper. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Division, U. S. Fencing Association; the U.S. Fencing Center Foundation; and Une Touche de Portland. Suzanne and Bob have been married for 34 years and have a daughter, Marie-Louise, who is a nursing student at the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing.


Honorary – Andrei Struger

Andrei Struger was born and grew up in Romania. He immigrated to New York at the age of 17. Andrei loves arts and sports. He is trained as an artist from the NY School of Visual Arts. In his early twenties, Andrei was a high-level competitive cyclist. He is ranked by the US Cycling Federation as Cat 2, Semi-Pro cyclist. Andrei is self-employed and has been in the same e-commerce business for almost 20 years.
Andrei is passionate about health and fitness, loves the outdoors, and spending time with his family. He joined the Board of Directors so he can share his experience as an athlete and as a parent to the NWFC community.


Honorary – Mike Wise

Michael Wise has been involved as a parent at NWFC since 2005 when his son started fencing. Michael is a lawyer by trade; he has served on many boards as a volunteer, and has represented various boards in legal matters. Michael lives and works in Lake Oswego with his wife, Sharon. He and Sharon are parents to Will–a high school senior and foil fencer, a daughter at the University of Washington, and a son at Lakeridge Junior High.

Ajnya Pai – Honorary Member ajnya@nwfencing.org

Ajnya Pai grew up all over Asia. She has a Bachelors degree in Economics from Smith College and a Masters degree in Public Policy, with a concentration in nonprofit management, from the University of Chicago. She has worked in the microfinance and education sectors. She is particularly passionate about early childhood education and children’s literacy.
Ajnya and her husband, Raki, are parents to Nandan, Lakshan, and Arya Uma. Nandan and Lakshan took up fencing two years ago, and have been on the competition circuit since last year. Arya experienced her first fencing camp this past summer and loved it! Ajnya enjoys the grace, athleticism, and tenacious spirit of the sport and believes there’s no better place than NWFC for her kids to pursue it!

Michael Pickering – Honorary Member michael@nwfencing.org
Michael Pickering is a hydrogeologist at a northwest environmental engineering firm. In this profession, he acts as a project and program manager for a variety of public and private clients. In addition, he has volunteered on the board of a professional environmental organization for over ten years. Michael looks forward to bringing these management skills and volunteer experience to the NWFC Board, in support of the club’s staff and members. He and his wife have been actively involved in the NWFC community since their son started fencing in 2010.

Aryana Abtin & Rosie Parker – Youth Athlete Representiative – youthrep@nwfencing.org

Rosie Parker
An Youth Representative to the Board, Rosie Parker will bring experience and perspective, having participated in many program and competition levels. She started fencing at age six and has been in the competitive program since 2012. While most of her training has been in foil, she started epee in 2017. Outside of the club, Rosie is a Senior at Valley Catholic High School. She is passionate about academics, debate, and student leadership, and participates in choir and school musicals.
Rosie’s goals include participating in a collegiate NCAA fencing program, studying political science, attending law school, and eventually going into public service.

BOD MEETING SCHEDULE

Meetings will start at 6pm, and will start with a session open to all NWFC members to address the Executive Board of Directors, with comments, questions, etc.

September 21, 2017
November 16, 2017
January 18, 2018
March 15, 2018
May 17, 2018 – Annual Membership Meeting
July 19, 2018