Interim Head Coach
Sophie joined the MFA coaching staff four years ago and has been an invaluable asset ever since. Being the interim head coach has given her the chance to pass on her love for fencing and the knowledge she has been taught by others. Sophie graduated from the University of Montana with a Forensic Anthropology degree. Her career goal is to be in law enforcement. When not fencing or studying, she can be found playing the drums, skateboarding and snowboarding.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
As a 501(c)(3), Missoula Fencing Association, Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors made up of adult fencers, alumni, and parents of youth fencers.
Erin is a dedicated fencing parent who is excited to be putting her previous professional experience back in action by working side by side with the current Board members to serve you, the MFA members and families. Erin took her hobby and in 6 months turned it into a self-sufficient small business that she runs with the help of her husband. It's this determination and drive she hopes will be of benefit to the Missoula Fencing Association. She is a mom of 3, an avid reader, and lover of the ocean.
Madeline graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor's in business management and entrepreneurship in 2020 and she spent many years volunteering with a nonprofit during college. She hopes these experiences will be a large contribution to MFA. When she is not working, she enjoys flying airplanes, getting her piolets license, and getting outside.
Matt is a long time fencing enthusiast and brought his passion for the sport through serving as President and now Past-President. Usually found with a smile on his face chatting with clubmates, Matt fences foil but will also fence epee if there are no other choices. Outside the club, Matt is an English teacher at an area high school. He also enjoys the outdoors–hiking, biking, and kayaking his way around Western Montana.
Korenda is new to the fencing world. She has run Bags N Packs Embroidery in the Heart of the Bitterroot Valley since 1996. She sews custom Bags, embroidery and makes signs and banners. A former school bus driver, sub teacher and tax preparer. When not at work she can be found at 3D archery shoots, Kayaking and camping. Korenda also enjoys sewing and quilting. I look forward to learning the ins and out of being treasurer.