PSR Board of Directors Elections
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The PSR accepted nominations for two elected positions to serve for a three-year term on the Puget Sound Region of USA Volleyball's Board of Directors.
The mission of the Puget Sound Region of USA Volleyball is to promote, develop and expand volleyball opportunities in the community, and cultivate personal growth through the sport in the Region and provide solid support and resources for players, coaches, officials and club leadership to improve skills and enhance the enjoyment of the game while providing quality playing and tournament experiences for all its members.
I am currently one of the coaches with Reality Sports Volleyball Club based in Puyallup. I have been involved with Reality since my daughter tried out for the 12U team last year and we quickly fell in love with both club volleyball and the Reality program. I started out as a parent volunteer and helping the girls with the scorekeeping duties at the table (went through all the certification and background processes) and this year I moved up to be an assistant coach on our 13U team. I enjoy helping our local organization grow from the 2 original teams last year to potentially 6 teams this upcoming year. I am also involved with Puyallup Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth baseball. I was a coach for the last 3 years and I’m currently the director of the Babe Ruth Program for Puyallup. I enjoy being involved in the youth sports organizations that my kids enjoy playing in. I like to support the groups and help out where I can. In my professional life, I own and operate a security rep company that covers WA, OR, ID, AK, MT, WY, UT & Hawaii. I have a flexible work schedule and a work from home office (even prior to the COVID situation) so I have freedom to take on other duties that I’m passionate about. I have an extensive IT and tech background. I also work with the Miss Washington Scholarship Organization with help on their tech and audio/video requirements.
My name is Brianne Dahl, most people call me Bri, and I appreciate your consideration to represent our region as a member of the Puget Sound Region (PSR) Board of Directors. I am the President and Club Director with Rainier Volleyball Club (RVC) in Enumclaw. We started RVC in 2017 with a mission to provide a positive environment for our community to learn and grow through volleyball. We are a small club that cares deeply about our coaches, players and their families. I am fortunate to currently serve as a member of the PSR Junior Advisory Board (JAB). I enjoy working with other club directors to help improve our region. It is an amazing experience to hear what is going on throughout our region, be a part of conversations, and work with our region staff to keep the PSR moving in a positive direction. In my “day job”, I work as a Product Analyst at Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company. I have been with the company since 1999. My area of expertise is market research, industry regulation and compliance in commercial lines of insurance. Through my role at Mutual of Enumclaw, I am involved with the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP), currently serving as national President of the Board of Directors. AICP is an industry organization for insurance compliance professionals. We focus on creating educational and networking opportunities for our members. In addition to serving as national President, I have held several other roles on the Northwest Chapter and national Board of Directors. I spent several years as Chair of the Membership Committee where I led the team managing enrollments, renewals, outreach and growth. I have also been heavily involved with the team that plans our annual conference, hosting over 700 people each year. I am a natural leader. I enjoy getting involved with organizations and influencing change. My experience in starting a club from the ground up gives me perspective and empathy for smaller, newer clubs. My work with Mutual of Enumclaw has brought me a wealth of personal and professional skills. And my involvement with AICP has taught me how to be a better leader and communicator. I am a caring and passionate person. I will bring all of this to the PSR Board of Directors with a thoughtful and analytical approach. We are all part of a great region. But even the best things can be improved on. I hope you will allow me the opportunity to be a part of the Board of Directors so I can help our region continue to improve and be the best we can be for every athlete, parent, coach and club director.
I'd like to be considered for one of the available Board of Directors position because; I have spent a lifetime, playing, teaching, and sharing all of the opportunities, and experiences the 49 years I have been involved in this wonderful sport of volleyball, and want to continue giving back, in a new way. I started playing USVBA 49 years ago, and still play, which is now USAV. for 40 of these years I have been coaching. I've been a part of USAV H.P., for 18 years in the PSR. I currently am the, and have been the owner, director, and head coach over the teams of Pacific Coast Volleyball Academy, a non profit club, for the past 19 years. I'm the Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Green River College, beginning my 15th year. Thank you, and I hope you will select me to help grow this awesome game, for the next 3 years,
I am excited to submit my application as a candidate for the PSR Board of Directors. I have played volleyball for over 40 years (including middle school, high school, and college) and have been coaching for the last five years (Seattle Parks & Rec volleyball league for middle schoolers as well as Seattle Public Schools middle school and high school level coaching (head coach)). Like everyone involved with the PSR Board, I am passionate about the game for many reasons.
My professional background combines a variety of skills including professional fundraising, public and government relations, finance and budgeting, and I am a licensed attorney. For 16 years I was the CEO of the lawyer regulatory body in Washington state; prior to that tenure I served as an Assistant Dean at the University of Washington School of Law. Currently I am serving as the interim CEO at Seattle Humane Society. I have served on many nonprofit boards locally and nationally and have worked for the past thirty years in the nonprofit and government arena. I hope my experience will bring a combination of skills and insights to the work of the PSR Board and the sport generally in our region.
I am pleased to submit my name for candidacy for one of the two, 3-year elected positions on the Puget Sound Region of USA Volleyball’s Board of Directors. I believe that I meet the appropriate criteria and will serve my constituents well if elected to this position.
My wife Danica and I have been married since 2008. Danica was born and raised in Tacoma. I moved to Tacoma for law school in 1993 and never left. We have three children. Our oldest daughter played club volleyball in high school and our middle daughter is currently playing club volleyball in the PSR. My wife and I have spent many years being involved with club volleyball. Our kids miss it and we miss ot too during this challenging time in our state and in our country. We have always felt that club volleyball provides profound benefits to our children above and beyond learning the game, the skills and the strategies associated with the sport. This is just one of the reasons why I would like to serve on the Board. I want to ensure that as many kids as possible have that opportunity. One of the greatest aspects of PSR volleyball is that our children have had the ability to be a part of a team and learn how to face adversity and stay together as a unit. Our children have also benefitted from being a part of a group of other kids and families who we never would have known had it not been for PSR Volleyball. What more can one ask for? I believe I would work well with the PSR Board of Directors for several reasons. I have spent many years involved with PSR and have a working knowledge of the organization and the sport in general. I am presently the director of Volleyball Operations for our middle daughter’s school. I can also bring my own skill set to the PSR Board. I have been an owner of two different law firms since 2005 which incorporates a wide variety of topic areas including accounting, marketing, human resources, information technology, community outreach, diversity and inclusion and the executive and operational skills necessary to run a successful business. The main reason I would like to be considered for a position on the PSR Board has very little to do with the attributes listed above. Frankly, I am impressed with this organization and I would like to play a bigger role in the organization. I would like to be helpful in working to address the needs of the players and their families during this pandemic. I would like to assist the PSR in any manner where I might fit in. My wife and I know what it is like to be parents who spend all week working and making trips to practice only to spend all weekend in a gym watching our daughters play, referee and build relationships. It’s amazing and tiresome all at the same time but it’s worth every minute. I am certain there will be many qualified candidates seeking one of these positions. I hope the PSR membership will consider me when it comes time to select a candidate and if selected, I will do my best to fulfill my duties to the Board and the PSR membership.
Founder/Club Director at School of Volleyball (Kitsap County) Technology gives us a good example of how “constant improvement” looks like; every day we are witnesses of new apps, new phones/tablets with more innovation, functions, and capacities. I believe that is the same dynamic volleyball needs in the organizational infrastructure. Analyze, identify, prioritize, test, implement, refine, and start all over again, like a part of a philosophy and not only like a solving problem effort or action. Open and fluid channels of communication are essential for such a dynamic process. Athletes, parents, coaches, and club directors need to have a way to communicate their opinions, ideas, and concerns easily and freely, in a responsible way and with the certainty of they were heard. So, instead of thinking in the south, central and north clubs, we can embrace all Puget Sound Region as a whole, to continue providing and developing the fairness and impartiality for all clubs and prioritize our youth and families' sports experience. Because I know that we can always improve, I want to offer my time and experience to join the group of individuals already working for the success of the PSR.
Hello – I am Richard Scott and I am no stranger to volleyball – it is what I do. I am currently the Director of Volleyball for Baden Sports and responsible for all National and Global operations and growth of the sport for Baden. I am looking to become a key addition to Puget Sound Region Volleyball and would be honored to serve you as a Region Board Member. I bring a unique perspective to the table and confident that I would add fresh insight, value, ideas, energy, and passion to the region, with the end result being “what is best for the athletes, the clubs, and the overall culture of PSR Volleyball.” I travel the country working with and supporting all levels of the sport: players, coaches, clubs and directors, conferences, colleges of all levels (D1, D2, D3, NAIA, Community College), state high school associations, beach, boys volleyball, youth, national tournaments as a major sponsor, as well as work very closely with several USAV Regions and the AVCA. I see a lot and cannot wait to bring home some of the best practices in the sport from across the country and implement them into this region.
I come with 29 Years of Management, Operations, Leadership, and Business Development experience. I also have 20 Years of recruiting, staffing, employee management and training backgrounds with 29 Years of hands-on start-up knowledge building, structuring, operating companies and operations from the ground up (23 years self-employed and 9 years in the corporate world). The analytical, organizational, communications, and strategic planning skillsets from my years in business plus my knowledge and passion of volleyball will be the perfect fit in bringing value to PSR volleyball. Married for 25 years with 2 girls who play volleyball year-round for club, beach, and high school organizations since they were both 9 years old. My oldest daughter Maddie is heading off to college this year on a scholarship to play volleyball, and my youngest Jocelyn is right behind her big sister. I see volleyball from all directions and believe that I would be a great asset to the board and the region and serve you all well! Key areas that drive me: relationships, trust, ethics, passion, discipline, drive, creativity, and energy, and I am also very humble. I hope you will find value in all I bring to the table and can earn your vote as your new Region Board Member starting this 2020-2021 season.
I have passion and experience helping youth and have been playing volleyball for more than 30 years. At North Thurston High School in Olympia, I was a middle blocker and have played recreational volleyball in Seattle, California and Olympia. I also coached my daughter’s YMCA grade school volleyball teams for 10 seasons. My girls are now teenagers and have played on competitive travel volleyball teams for the past three years in Olympia and Tacoma. I hold a bachelors in Communication and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington. Currently, I am an Organizational Performance Advisor for the state of Washington. Last year, I led my agency in a study of office culture with a respect, diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. In addition, I have facilitated trainings and meetings in: effective communication, work performance discussions, personal development, strategic planning, process improvement and organization change management for the past 10 years. I also have been a Girl Scout troop leader for the past eight years. I would like to be considered for the elected-board position because I care about kids, love the sport of volleyball and want to help bring volleyball to girls of color and ALL boys in Washington state. I believe my background and education in public relations, public administration, project management, organization change management and strategic planning will bring a diverse point of view to the board.