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Current Leadership

Ian Becker, Head Instructor/Captain

Ian Becker is the Captain for the 2016-2017 school year, and previously served as President in Fall 2015 and as Vice President for the 2014-2015 school year. He hails from Minnesota and fails to understand why we move practice into Sherwood so early in the fall. Ian is a psychology major. He is pursuing this major in hopes of better understanding how people learn best at various points in their development, seeing psychology as a focal point for learning how people learn. He is very interested in education and education reform. Ian has become very attached to the classical Italian style. In addition, he has been working on learning quarterstaff from various source materials as well as working on supplementing some of the club’s source materials on longsword and rapier with a parrying dagger.

email: beckerid@whitman.edu

James McKinney, President

James is serving as President of the Whitman Fencing Club for Fall 2016, although he will be attending Oxford in Spring 2017. He previously served as Vice President and Acting President in the 2015-2016 school year. James is an RA of North, and enjoys puns, board games, and bears.

email: mckinnjh@whitman.edu

Kaitlin Harrison, Vice President

Kaitlin is the Vice President for Fall 2016, although she will be stepping into James' shoes in the spring. She is also the webmaster of the Whitman Fencing site. Kaitlin is a BBMB major, and loves to play the piano, knit, and read. She also has a serious interest in space, and can often be found watching the stars.

email: harriske@whitman.edu

Jeffrey Maher, ASWC/Budget Manager

Jeffrey is a junior Math-Econ and Music Composition major from Longmont, Colorado. He wants to go into the board game industry when he leaves college. He enjoys singing, games of all varieties, the trombone, and generally making a fool of himself.

email: maherja@whitman.edu

Sam Erickson, Armorer

Sam is a junior Chemistry major. He enjoys Magic the Gathering, playing the French horn, collecting National Geographics, and antiques.

email: erickssq@whitman.edu


For more information on leadership positions, see Information on Leadership Positions.


For past leaders, see Past Leaders.