Metro Tacoma Fencing Club

The Home of Sport Fencing in the South Puget Sound

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors at Metro Tacoma Fencing Club (MTFC) are a passionate group of volunteers who spend countless hours helping to guide the club. Together with the coaches we strive to ensure a safe and welcoming atmosphere as well as the highest level of instruction for all of our fencers. We oversee the financial health of the club. We always welcome other volunteers who want to contribute to our community. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of our board members with questions, concerns, or suggestions. We can be found frequently at the club or can be reached at

All our board members have passed the USA Fencing background check and have completed the SafeSport training.

Board members hold their position for a 5 year terms and may reapply for a position after their term ends.

MTFC Board of Directors

Tobias Lee, MD (President). Toby has been a member of Metro Tacoma Fencing Club (MTFC) since 2008 and a volunteer coach since 2009. He joined the board in 2019 as president. He wants to support all our members and coaches whether they enjoy fencing for fitness and recreation or have aspirations at the highest levels of national and international competitions. He is hoping to have more open board meetings, more visibility of our Board of Directors to our membership, and more input from our members as to the direction of the club. His wife Yukiko is the administrator for MTFC, a former member of the Board of Directors, and took the beginner foil class years ago. He and all three of his boys Andrew, Benjamin, and Christopher fence and compete regularly at local and national tournaments. Additional information about Toby can be found at

Andrew Glynn (Treasure of Metro Tacoma Fencing Club). Andy has been involved with fencing at Metro Tacoma Fencing Club for more than 20 years. He is in charge of open fencing. Previously, he ran the Youth Fencing Program at Metro Tacoma Fencing Club. His passion is with the beginner fencers. Andy earned his certification from the United States Fencing Coaches Association (USFCA) as a Moniteur in Foil in 2011. Andy previously served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer, took a break, and returned as treasurer in 2023.

Lisa Wonneberg (At-large member). Lisa's children, Luke and Kate, have been members of the club since May of 2018. They are both in Coach Chung's elite foil group. Lisa spent her youth playing club soccer and played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Lisa is a Registered Dietitian and trains as a competitive ultra runner. She tried fencing as part of Coach Andy's weekly parents' class. It has been such a joy for her family to learn and grow in this wonderful sport. Lisa loves the welcoming community feel she gets every time she walks through the doors at Metro Tacoma Fencing Club.

Young Guerra (At-large member). Young will be joining the board in 2023. Her children both fence at Metro Tacoma Fencing Club, earned national medals, competed internationally, and help as instructor assistants. Young has taken the beginning foil class and understands how hard all the kids work to improve their fencing. She is often seen at the club with her Shih Tzu Ellie.

Bill Sterling (At-large member). Bill joined the board in 2024. He is regularly seen at open fencing and is happy to fence anyone in any weapon. He entered his first fencing competition 50 years ago and continues to compete in all three weapons. In years past he has coached fencers at UNT, the IFCS club (Texas) and studied with Masters Daniel Nevot, Thomas Bickley, George Platt and Harold Hayes (Foil), Thomas Bickley (Epee), and with Maestro Emric Degal (Saber). Over his long career he has competed both Nationally and Internationally. In 2015 as a Veteran he achieved an end of season number 15 National ranking in both Foil and Saber. Bill also holds an R2 Epee referee rating.