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 info@tacomafencing.com.

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 tobylee.com/fencing.htm.

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.

Jose Porras (At-large member) Jose is a very active, positive person who has enjoyed sports all his life. He played many sports growing up and in his adult life he has spent the most time with soccer, squash, and running. He believe sports are the foundation for a balanced, happy life that teaches all--but especially children--the basic principals of a successful lifestyle. Life is not easy but the commitment, dedication, and enjoyment of what you do makes the probability of success very high, all of which you get through sports. He moved from Guatemala a little over 4 years ago. His kids love it here especially for the opportunity that living in the USA gives them for playing more sports. He believe in planning and creating a shared vision in order to accomplish goals. He hopes to bring some of the success that he has had in his personal life to help create and accomplish those goals for Metro Tacoma Fencing Club. He studied business in Guatemala and got his Masters Degree in Madrid, Spain in business as well. He works for the floral industry as a chief financial officer (CFO) and chief operating officer (COO). He and his family are very happy to be part of the Metro Tacoma family.

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.