Hi, my name is Bryan Schulz and I'm also honored to be nominated for the Board.
Four years ago, my family and I were in Princeton, New Jersey at a Junior National Championship team dinner. Former president of the College Club and fellow parent, Bill Brady, was talking about a club where we as parents can learn how to row, just like the kids. I believe there were at least nine families that decided to join that evening, ourselves included. We enjoyed watching the kids row, so we chose to be part of that camaraderie and continue that friendship with other parents outside the context of the high school team.
Our current involvement is that my wife, Regina, and I row the Monday, Wednesday and Saturday classes with our fantastic coach, Fallon. After Wednesday class, we socialize at the Happy Hour. We've used the club for birthdays, book club, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, BINGO, and BBQ.
I have four children. My eldest daughter Kayli got married earlier this year. My eldest son, Spencer, volunteer coach on Saturday at Seattle Rowing Center, to give back to the community. JT is a junior at UW and coaches part-time at Seattle Rowing Center. Reece is currently a Seattle Prep Novice Coach and College Club Masters Coach. Between my three sons, they have earned 6 gold medals and 1 silver medal in Youth National Championships.
My outside interests are downhill skiing, cross country skiing, fat tire biking, golfing, scuba diving, shooting, and motorcycling.
I've been in the auto body repair industry for over 35 years. As my appreciation for the Club, I repaired and refinished 'Viva Las Vegas" last year. I've also added a vinyl wrap to one of the Seattle Prep boats, as my kids' alma mater.
My goals for the College Club is to be involved in the maintenance, repair, upkeep and sustainability of the vessels. This would involve fundraising to enhance the College Club's assets such as kayaks, off shore rowing shells, paddle boards, and more.
One thing I look forward to at practice is rowing a "romance double" with my wife, Regina. This year, our goal for Regional Masters is to beat our personal best for last year's mixed double.