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Sally Borte - Vice President
Sally’s son started playing water polo when he was 10 years old on the Midlakes summer team at Fairwood Golf and Country Club, where he has also participated in the summer swim league since he was 5. He started playing at the club water polo as a 14u, and his love of the game has inspired Sally to take an active role in the development and future of Northwest Water Polo club. She has served as Parent Representative for the Fairwood Swim Team and is the past President of the Washington Poison Center Board of Directors. Sally has been an Employee Benefits Consultant in the Seattle area for over 32 years and is active in her son’s school and their church.
Chuck Guedel - President
Chuck has been a long time water polo advocate and supporter. His love for the game started when he played water polo growing up as well as club water polo in college. Now he has a son and daughter who both love the game of water polo as well. Chuck would like to see the sport of water polo grow in the Seattle area especially in the younger ages where his daughter is involved. His main goal is to ensure kids have a place to play and compete in the sport his family enjoys.
Michelle Perry - Treasurer
Michelle moved to Bellevue in 1997 where she and her husband now raise 2 boys who have played water polo since age 7 in the Midlakes summer league and year around at the club level for the past year. Through them her love for water polo has grown. Chelle is active in her son’s scout troop serving as a Den Leader, participating in outdoor leadership training , and is part of the Pack Leadership Committee. Chelle volunteers for Newport Hills swim, dive, and water polo teams. For the past 15 years she has worked for Public Health in Seattle and King County as a Disease Investigator. You will frequently see her on the pool deck with her camera where she has taken many amazing action shots.
Tristie McJilton - Secretary
Tristie has been a long time supporter of youth athletics and has coached track, cross country and soccer. She is a special education teacher at Einstein Middle School in the Shoreline School District. Tristie became interested in water polo when her son began playing the sport in the Seattle summer recreational league when he was 8. Tristie and her family have been with Northwest Water Polo Club since it’s inception at the end of 2013. Being a part of the NWPC family has provided her son opportunities to travel, train and play competitive water polo under dedicated coaches. As a NWPC board member and parent, Tristie looks forward to the supporting the growth of water polo in the greater Seattle/Bellevue area as well as supporting NWPC’s coaches, players and parents.
Brent Jones - At Large
Brent began his water polo career at Auburn High School in the early 1990’s. He then went on to play regionally and nationally at the University of Washington and at the masters level with the Seattle Doggies and other Seattle-based club teams. After an extended hiatus from the sport, Brent recently started playing masters water polo again after his son Bennett expressed an interest in the sport. Now, you might see both Brent and Bennett in the water at NWPC practices.
Chris Gilroy - At Large
Chris began playing water polo in high school and continued to play competitively at the club level in college. After moving to Seattle 10 years ago he started playing with the Seattle Masters where he formed many life long friends. Chris loves the game of water polo and wants to see the sport grow in the Pacific Northwest. Selfishly he would like to see many NWPC athletes continue to play at the collegiate level so that after graduation they will move back to Seattle and play at the masters level.
Larry Doll - At Large
Larry played water polo in high school,along with competitive swimming and experienced the tremendous benefits the sport gives to young people. His son Declan began playing in local summer leagues before joining NWPC. Together with his wife Ann, they are excited to see the sport growing in the local area and work to support that effort. He lives in Seattle and is available to answer questions for prospective families. He enjoys outdoor activities and works for the Seattle Fire Department.