Office Manager: Claire Randall Co-Owner of PDX Fencing, along with Head Coach Charles Randall.  Claire is our main "Go-To" person for just about anything!   Certifications and Membership:   U.S. Fencing Association MemberSports First Aid, American Sports Education Program, Instructor, A.S.E.P.Directing Youth Sport Programs, Instructor, A.S.E.P.Coaching Principals, Instructor, A.S.E.P.Called to Protect, Catholic Youth OrganizationSafe Sport, U.S.O.C.    Head Coach: Charles Randall  U.S. Fencing Association - Coach Competitive MemberU.S. Fencing Coaches Association - MemberOregon Episcopal School - Head Fencing CoachClub Sport/Tigard - Head Fencing CoachAlliance Charter Academy - Head Fencing Coach Certifications:U.S. Fencing Coaches AssociationNational Federation of High School CoachesAcademie D'Armes Internationale, PrevostOregon Athletic Coaches AssociationOregon School Activities AssociationPositive Coaching AllianceState of N.Y. - Teaching: History/Political ScienceAmerican Sports Education Program: Coaching PrincipalsAmerican Sport Education Program:  Sports First AidAmerican Sport Education Program: Directing Youth Sport ProgramsAmerican Red Cross - CPR/AED/First Aid CertificationCatholic Youth Organization - Called To ProtectWorks International CertificationsSICCED - Sports Trainer Levels 1,2, & 3CPR/AED/First Aid Certification  SafeSport , U.S.O.C                                                                            Charles Randall has been fencing exclusively saber since he was in grade school. He came to the attention of the legendary fencing master, Giorgio Santelli who was an Olympic Gold medalist, then 5 time U.S. National coach. Maestro Santelli took Charles under his wing, taught him personally and made sure that young Charles got a full athletic scholarship and finished college. While at Rutgers University, Charles trained under fencing coach John Geraci (who was also the coach at West Point).   Maestro Santelli, a grandfatherly figure to Charles arranged for him to work with U.S. National and renowned saber coach Csaba Elthes.Mr. Randall co-founded Club Esgrima Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. During his time in Mexico he became one of the most honored and successful fencing coaches there. Named Coach of the Year 5 years in a row by the city of Puerto Vallarta, the State of Jalisco named his athlete, Ariana Aranda, Athlete of the Year.  Ms. Aranda made Mexican fencing history by becoming the youngest fencer in it's history to become National Champion and to represent Mexico at the Olympic Zonal Qualifiers. She was also #1 in cadet, #1 in Juniors and #1 in Srs. Yesenia Anylu Cruz (Randall's student who amazed the Mexican fencing world by making the National Team with only 1 yr. experienceL), Jennifer Lobato, Pilar Duenas, Nadia Rodriquez, Margarita Salas, Hector De La Torre, Jorge De La Torre, Stefany Lobato and a host of other young fencers all became national, Jr., Cadet, and Jr. Olympic champions and/or national and international medalists under his and co-founder, Eugenio Davidson Rodriquez, direction. 3 of the 4 national women's saber team were Mr. Randall's students.  Mr. Randall was recruited to come back to the U.S. in 2005 for the 2008 Olympic cycle.  Once the 2008 Olympics finished Coach Randall started his own club, PDX Fencing.   Coach Randall prefers to let his student's results do the talking. You can see his student, Hector De La Torre win his Jr. Olympic champion title in this video clip. Malia Hee, has won four national championships under his direction, Madeline Curzon, Kerry Plunkett, Logan Spear (Men's Div. 2 National Champion 2014), Christina Boitano, Eva Hinds, Joy Yun (2016 Div 2 Womens champion) and a host of other talented fencers continue to make their mark in the fencing world.  In his private life, he graduated from college with his teaching credentials and taught history and political science in the N.Y. school system. Later he went to work  in the travel industry as a sales executive for multi-national corporations including Holland America Westours and British Airways (from which he retired).                                                 Coach: Hector De La Torre   Certifications:U.S. Fencing Association - Professional MemberU.S. Fencing Coaches Association - MemberCoaching Principals, American Sports Education ProgramSports First Aid, American Sports Education ProgramSafe Sport, U.S.O.C.Youth Fitness, I.S.S.A. (International Sport Science Association)International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program, Honors 2013-14 (University of Delaware/International                                                                                             Olympic Committee, U.S. Olympic Committee) Coach Hector de la Torre is the only fencing coach in North America to hold the ICECP credentials. Former Men's National Saber Champion of Mexcio, Jr. Olympic Champion (Mexico) - click here to see his final few touches and press interview when he won the Mexico Jr. Olympics. Taught exclusively by coach Charles Randall, Mr. De La Torre rose rapidly in national rankings in Mexico due to his rare instinctive abilities, combined with an unsurpassed work ethic. Mr. De La Torre learned to coach and teach at Club Esgrima Vallarta while it was under coach Randall's and Eugenio Rodriquez direction. Coach Hector's students are rapidly gaining success with Jake Yun (Y10 Men's saber), Spencer Dillree (Y12 Men's saber), Zoe Beale (Y12 Women's) all winning the 2016 State championship titles, and other team members Megumi Oishi, Michael Strigul, Sophie Gajowskji, Noah Shepanek and others winning medals on the youth circuits. At the 2016 National Championships his student Ariel (Arik) Shurygin won the silver medal in Men's Div.3.                                                     Coach: Ned Sands   Certifications: U.S. Fencing Association Nationally Rated Fencing Referee, SaberU.S. Fencing Coaches Association - MemberCoaching Principals, American Sports Education ProgramCalled to Protect, Catholic Youth OrganizationPan American Sports Organization, High Level Coaching Saber Certification  Oregon State Games Champion - Men's 40+ Saber, 2007, 2009Oregon State Games Medalist - 2003 (bronze), 2001 (bronze), 2000 (silver) Western Washington Div. - 2004 - Bronze Summer Nationals Bronze Medal Winner (5th) -2002,2007                                                               U.S. Navy - Captain -Retired University of So. California - Master's Degree, Planning & Policy DevelopmentSecondary Teaching Credential - Physical Science/HistoryUniversity of California/Los Angeles - Bachelor of ArtsPostgraduate Studies: University of Texas, Pasadena College, National Defense University, Naval War College Ned Sands has been fencing saber for over 14 years with much success in both local and national tournaments. His experiences in both fencing and in private life bring to our club a variety of unique talents.  His students have medaled in local and regional tournaments. He is a certified referee for the U.S. Fencing Association and a member of the U.S. Fencing Coaches Association. Mr. Sands is an insurance agent and broker of the State Farm Group in Sherwood, OR. He is also a nationally licensed soccer referee and referee instructor for the U.S. Soccer Federation. During his naval career, Mr. Sands was a Staff Officer at the Pentagon and held five different commands as Commanding Officer. Mr. Sands is married with 3 children.          Kelly Kositch, A.S.E.P certified, Safe Sport certified, Adapt 101 Certified       U.S. Fencing Coaches Association Member       2008 Or. Div. Summer Natl Qualifier - Gold (Jrs.)        2005 RYC-OR. - Gold (Y14)                           Student Coaches: Arik Shurygin, Team Captain, A.S.E.P and First Aid Certified, Team Leadership Certificate Julian Walker Grant MacGregor, U.S. Fencing referee