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Evan founded Rain City Water Polo in December 2011 and served as Board President from December 2011 through September 2013. He rejoined the Board in September 2014. Evan started playing water polo through the Midlakes Water Polo League in grade school, founded Bellevue High School’s boys water polo program in high school, and played Division I collegiate water polo at Harvard. He is currently the boys and girls water polo coach at Bellevue High School, guiding the boys to four consecutive state titles from 2011-2014. He also served as the Head Coach of the Pacific Northwest’s 10th Grade & Under Boys team for USA Water Polo’s ODP Program from 2014-2016.
Kirsten joined Rain City’s Board in November of 2015. Her son Ethan started playing water polo in Southern California at the age of 7 and quickly fell in love with the sport. Upon re-locating to Washington, Ethan joined Rain City Water Polo and is continually building upon his skill set in the water. Apart from water polo, Kirsten is an active member of the United Nations Association Seattle Chapter. As a strong supporter of RCWP, as well as water polo, Kirsten is looking forward to the advancement of the sport in the Pacific Northwest.
Jayme’s son Ford has been with Rain City since it was founded in December 2011 and is a member of the club’s High School Boys Travel Team. Jayme served on Rain City’s Board of Directors from June 2012 to September 2013. She rejoined the board in September 2014. Jayme is actively involved in Mercer Island volunteerism, serving as PTSA Elementary and Middle School President, Boys and Girls Club Board Member, and Youth and Family Services and Women’s Jubilee House volunteer.
Jon joined Rain City’s Board in September 2013. His son Blake started playing water polo at the age of 8 and fast fell in love with the sport, joining Rain City in 2012 and currently competing as a member of the High School Boys Travel Team. Jon has served on other club boards in the past and currently holds a position with the Seattle Summer Water Polo League. Having played a major role in the development of Rain City’s South Seattle Youth Program, Jon looks forward to the continued growth of RCWP and the sport of water polo in the Greater Puget Sound region.
Eric has been an enthusiastic water polo parent since his family discovered youth water polo, and its many benefits, in 2010 through the Midlakes summer league. His eldest son joined Rain City in 2014, and is now a member of the HS Boys program. Through his board service, which began in 2016, Eric strives to create and expand water polo playing and coaching opportunities for Rain City players, families, and coaches; and promote the growth of the sport throughout Greater Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
Jeni Gaisser discovered water polo when looking for a team sport for her son (who is flat-footed and allergic to grass). Her daughter soon followed, making it a family sport. After playing in the Seattle Summer League, both kids joined Rain City. Jeni is very grateful to the Rain City coaches for not only teaching the players how to play water polo, but also the value of perseverance, teamwork and sportsmanship. Her family enjoys traveling to tournaments and getting to know other water polo families. Jeni looks forward to welcoming new players/families to RCWP and helping grow the sport in the Northwest.
Anett joined Rain City’s board in January 2017 upon her son completing his first year of youth water polo with Rain City. While Anett’s family is new to world of water polo, the decision to join Rain City came easily as the core values and strengths of the team impressed the whole family. Anett has a long history with aquatics in the Pacific Northwest as she grew up swimming competitively and coached at the collegiate level. Anett can be found enthusiastically cheering on her son and teammates at tournaments, incorporating the team spirit both on and off deck. She is eager to continue Rain City’s growth both locally and nationally.