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Pantone 289 BOARD MEMBERS ® Amber English


position: Incoming Athlete Rep (Shotgun) years served: 0


Notable: Member of USA Shooting’s National Team in Skeet…2013 Skeet National Champion, 2009 Junior World Champs silver med- alist...Derives her shooting ability from a long family history. Her Dad, Mike, and uncle shot running target at the OTC. Her Mom (Ana) and aunt shot rifl e at the University of Kentucky…Before get- ting into competitive shooting, she was a gymnast for most of her childhood, until a back injury kept her from going any further.


Greatest Olympic moment: My greatest Olympic moment is what I live everyday while living at the Olympic Training Center.


Why I serve: To further the progression of USA Shooting. As an ath- lete rep, our role is to gather information from the athletes, inter- pret said information, and then effectively present the condensed version to the Board. I am a fi rm believer that if you want to see a change, you have to be willing to stand up and promote it.


Janet Raab


position: Outgoing Athlete Rep (Rifl e)


Years served: 4


Notable: Director of Sales/Marketing at Walther Arms…Earned her Distinguished Rifl eman Badge in 198…Owns several national re- cords in smallbore, 300 meter, long range and Palma shooting… Placing fi rst in women’s 300m prone in the 2002 and 2005 Na- tional Championships, Raab qualifi ed for the 2006 World Champi- onship Team. Along with Nicole Allaire and Reya Kempley, the U.S. team won the 300m Women’s Prone event setting a new World Record…She has been on the National Coach Development Staff since 1998 and is an Advanced Certifi ed Rifl e Coach, Level 3 as well as an ISSF Class ”A” Coach and ISSF Class “B” Judge.


Greatest Olympic moment: 1980 USA Men’s Hockey Olympic gold medal.


Why I serve: I am involved with USAS as the Rifl e Athlete represen- tative because I wanted to give a voice to all of the rifl e shooters. Joe Hein


position: Incoming Athlete Rep (Rifl e)


years served: 0


Notable: Staff Sergeant Joseph Hein was a member of the Uni- versity of Alaska Fairbanks Rifl e Team and graduated in 2005. He was a Resident Athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Colo- rado Springs for over three years and then joined the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in 2009…2014 50m Three-Position National Champion…2012 50m Three-Position Bronze medalist…2011 50m Three-Position Silver medalist…2005 Prone National Cham- pion…2002 Junior World Champion in Prone.


Greatest Olympic moment: Dan Jansen winning gold at the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer.


Why I serve: This position is a great opportunity to give back to a sport that has given so much to me. My responsibilities are to voice and vote in line with the best interests of athletes at all levels in our sport and to ensure future athletes are provided the oppor- tunity to accomplish their shooting goals.


Josh Richmond


position: Outgoing Athlete Rep (Shotgun) years served: 4


Notable: 2012 Olympian…Three-Time World Championship gold medalist including two open (2010 & 2014) and one junior (2005)…Josh is a Staff Sergeant for the U.S. Army Marksman- ship Unit…Part of USAMU’s sport demonstration team, traveling around the country doing shooting demonstrations to raise sport and Army awareness on behalf of the USAMU.


Greatest Olympic moment: Opening Ceremony in 2012. Walking through the stadium being next to many top-level performers and seeing everyone in the stands chanting USA really sticks out to me.


Why I serve: I had a great experience representing the athletes and now better understand the behind-the-scenes business of USA Shooting as a whole. One lesson I did learn is to understand and properly use your athlete reps for your and the team’s benefi t.


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