I have been a proud member of NAGVA since 2000. During my time with the organization I have served in multiple roles with the Board of Directors including as a RC, Member At Large (1 year), Treasurer (6 years) and currently President (second year). I have also served on the local organizing committee for the Labor of Love Volleyball
Classic in Columbus, OH for 13 years, the last ten as tournament
Director. I am crazy enough to still be playing this sport even though
I have had three ACL tears - but volleyball and this organization have been such a huge and important part of my life.
I have been a member of NAGVA since 2006. Through my years, I have served as an RC, VP of Championships, Tournament Director, Member-at-Large, Secretary and currently as the Vice President. Additionally, I am the President of the Lone Star Volleyball Association.
I have been an active member of NAGVA since 2004. I am fortunate, and very proud, to have served on the Board since 2008 in the roles of Registrar, Eligibility, Regions, Tournaments, and currently as Treasurer. I have also served as director for New York’s Big Apple tournament for 11 years and the original Masters tournament for 9 years. I thank NAGVA for giving me fulfilling friendships, great competition, and love of new places across North America.
I have been an active member of NAGVA since 2007 and a team captain since 2009. I have happily served on the Board since 2014, first as VP of Regions and currently as Secretary. I have also served on the St. Louis and Chicago tournament committees.
I’ve been a NAGVA member for five years and on the board for two as Member-At-Large. I learned to play volleyball as a junior in college and joined the Washington State University club team shortly thereafter, where I played for an additional two years. I majored in Economics and now work in sales for a corporate travel management company. I love to travel and spend most of my disposable income/vacation time traveling the country with my team, Seattle Scruff.
Member At Large
I started playing NAGVA at my home tournament in Chicago. I quickly fell in love with the organization and attended every tournament I could make it to after. I have a very dense backgrounds that includes 3 NCAA Final Four appearances and being named an All Conference player as well as AVCA National Player of the Week. After my college career I coached 3 collegiate seasons. My first two coaching seasons were at Tufts University with the women's program and then I returned to my alma mater for a season coaching the men's team. I still play volleyball as much as possible and attend every NAGVA tournament I can.
Member At Large
I have been a playing volleyball since the early 90s and started playing NAGVA in 2002. I became a Regional Commissioner in 2006 & joined the NAGVA Board as a Member at Large a few years ago in 2015 where I served until May 2017. I am currently on the board as the NAGVA Registrar. I have also been helping run the Minneapolis NAGVA tournament for several years now.
VP of Communications
I have been a member of NAGVA since 2011. I am a late bloomer to volleyball and only began learning the game at the local Dayton LGBT Volleyball Open Gym in 2009. Since diving head first into the sport we all love I have co-captained multiple Dayton teams, and joined numerous others from all parts of the United States to lend my abilities and team spirit. I look forward to bringing my love for the sport and this organization to this position.
I played my first NAGVA tournament in 1999 (Minnesota) and first Championships at Denver in 2000. I served 3 years as the NAGVA Midwest Regional Commissioner starting in the 2000-2001 season. I joined the NAGVA Board of Directors in 2007, serving as VP of Regions (2007-2008), VP of Tournaments (2008-2014) and now Director of Eligibility (2014-present). I served as tournament director of the Minnesota NAGVA tournament for 7 years during this time as well. Joining NAGVA led to me also joining the Board of Directors for the Gay & Lesbian Amateur Sports Society, a Minnesota non-profit GLBT Volleyball and Tennis organization (where I can currently serve as President).
I have been playing NAGVA since 2011 and immediately fell in love with the NAGVA community! I began rating and assisting RC's 3 years ago before becoming an official RC for the 2015-16 season. I have been a member of the Team Saint Louis Invitational Tournament committee for 3 years and was the tournament director in Feb 2017. I have also co-court managed the DC NAGVA tournament for 2 years. I have served on the NAGVA Board since 2015 when I was elected as Member-at-Large. Last season I was appointed to VP of Regions and look forward to my second season in this role.
I have played in NAGVA for over 15 years. I’ve played in cities all over the country and met lots of great people along the way. But before NAGVA I was fortunate enough to have boys’ volleyball in middle, high school and even college. I have coached and officiated for 22 years. I now figure it’s time I lend my knowledge, experience and love for the game into an organization that has provided me with so much over the years.
I have been playing in NAGVA tournaments since 2001. Additionally, I have directed the Hotlanta Classic in Atlanta for six years, the Music City Challenge in Nashville for two years, and served as the chairperson of the local committee for the 2006 NAGVA Championships in Atlanta. Currently, I serve as the Treasurer for Hotlanta Volleyball Association in Atlanta. As a result of my avid participation as a playing member, I was required to have two surgeries from volleyball related injuries as well as weathered several sprains, scrapes, and emotional bruises over the years.
I have been a NAGVA member since 2015. Although a relatively new member to the organization, NAGVA has quickly become an important part of my life. I’ve played volleyball since childhood and have played competitively with TSVL (Toronto Spartan Volleyball League) for five years where I also contributed as the league`s Vice-President. As the Canadian representative, I hope to continue to build relationships that facilitate Canadian participation in NAGVA tournaments and invite all NAGVA members to join us in the Great North.
NAGVA members elect officers to the board each year during Championships. In alternating years, 4 Executive and 4 Members At-Large are elected to serve 2 year terms. Additionally, each season the President nominates individuals to serve a term of one year as Appointed Officers. By approval of the voting board members, these officers manage the NAGVA administrative departments.
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