Meet the Candidates!


President:


David Gaiano - Hello! My name is David Gaiano and I plan on running for president (In addition to PR) for the upcoming year! I think that I am very capable of leading this club even if it may be through an uncertain time frame. It's certainly quite the jump for me, having never been an officer or subofficer before but that doesn't make me any less willing or determined to do it. I'm a fast learner when it comes to things I'm passionate for and this club has sort of turned into my family in college so far. It's given me so much and I am ready to give back everything I can. I know my inexperience may be a concern but I'm not afraid or embarrassed to ask for help from former officers if I need it and I'll figure things out in no time. My goals if elected are first to stabilize the club from the pandemic and rebuild it as best as possible, then proceed to improve more and more as much as possible and begin to hopefully build a new generation of players to continue the legacy of HvZ. I know that being the leader of the club is a huge deal and not for the faint of heart and while I'd rather be running around on the battlefield like a maniac, I want to see this club stay alive more than anything and if that means I need to fill this role as president, I will give it 110% and then some. Hope you can at least consider me for the position. Thank you all!


Chris Goodwin - I'm Chris Goodwin / Delta, and I am running for the UMBC HvZ Presidency. I miss HvZ (I think most of the vets/alumni in this club would sympathize with this statement.) Our group has not been operating normally for quite some time: we may be getting close to shifting back to meeting in-person soon. Regardless of if this does or doesn't happen, I want to help run this club. I've been a subofficer many times before, and an officer during the quiet era that was post-winter-break 2020 / Spring 2020. Throughout all this time, and despite a lot of varying life circumstances, I still hold a sincere love for this group and the friends and experiences it's fostered for me and many others before me. I intend to do all I can to promote the revival of this club's activities, both in-person and online.Through the friends I've made along my way, and having observed the behaviors and standards which officers of our past have worked so hard to evolve and adhere to, I believe that I may be a solid President for the upcoming year.I look forwards to working alongside fellow officers, along with fellow players, once again.


Vice President:


Nick Hestnes - Guess who’s back? It’s ya boi Internet Explorer, back again because nobody else wanted to take up the mantle of Vice Shitlord in Chief! Jokes aside; Hello everybody, my name is Nick Hestnes, and I’ll be running once again for the office of Vice President. I’m currently a senior, but I’ve got at least one more year of UMBC left to go. I’ve been heavily involved with the club since my freshman year, and while I have not been as active this year due to the pandemic, I fully intend on resuming my involvement next year. I won’t lie, we’re in a very precarious position right now because of said pandemic. We lost a year of playtime, we lost a year of veterans, and we lost a year of incoming rookies. But this club was one of the best things that’s ever happened to me, and I will fight tooth and nail to make sure it survives and thrives next year. I have full confidence in the other officer candidates, and I have confidence that we’ll all work well together. #HestnesForVP2021


Treasurer:


Adam Fu - Hi, I'm Adam Fu, I'm a junior, and I'm running for treasurer. I've been a member of HvZ since freshman year. I've played a lot since then; I haven't been able to mod any missions (because, you know), but I'd like to learn more. As for the treasurer side of things, I can do money, I'd like to think I'm trustworthy, and I can work diplomatically with SGA to get what we need. HvZ has been super important to me, and I'd like to help the club keep going.


Secretary:


Henry Denny - I am an active member of this club and would personally enjoy taking up responsibilities to keep it running smoothly. I have held numerous leadership positions in the past through school and scouting and feel that the position of secretary would handle well with me. I strive to assist others and this role gives me the perfect spot to do so while balancing my work and studies as a mechanical engineering student.


Recruitment & Advertising/PR:


David Gaiano - Hello! My name is David Gaiano and I plan on running for the position of public relations within the club. I think I'm a great choice for this position mostly because it's something that I know I can excel at. I was initially planning on running for it last year but didn't go through with it due to other personal priorities. This year I feel much more prepared to take an officer position knowing that someone needs to do it and I feel I can fill said position well. As for what I'd actually be good at, I know I'm a very, very social person. Some people know this while others have been subjected to it. I do like to think that talking as much as I do has made me a generally well known and well liked person within the club. Over quarantine, I've already talked about HvZ to many new people (Including freshmen) and have had quite a few who say that they'll show up in the fall which I would say is a good sign about me being in the PR position. While I'd much rather play as much as I possibly can in the upcoming year, I would still take the responsibility of being an officer seriously if elected. I'd do my best to remain level headed and as unbiased as possible although I am never afraid to voice my own opinion or the opinions of the players even if it conflicts what a majority is saying at any given time. I realize as PR, I would need to be able to sort of speak for the player group as a whole and I feel that I can connect with players well enough to have them trust me to the point where they feel comfortable enough having me in that position. I look forward to possibly being an officer and hopefully getting the HvZ train back on track in the upcoming year! Hope you'll consider me at the least. Thank you!


Chris Goodwin - I'm Chris Goodwin / Delta, and I am running for PR (public relations) officer. I miss HvZ (I think most of the vets/alumni in this club would sympathize with this statement.) Our group has not been operating normally for quite some time: we may be getting close to shifting back to meeting in-person soon. Regardless of if this does or doesn't happen, I want to help run this club. I've been a subofficer many times before, and an officer during the quiet era that was post-winter-break 2020 / Spring 2020. Throughout all this time, and despite a lot of varying life circumstances, I still hold a sincere love for this group and the friends and experiences it's fostered for me and many others before me. I intend to do all I can to promote the revival of this club's activities, both in-person and online.Through the friends I've made along my way, and having observed the behaviors and standards which officers of our past have worked so hard to evolve and adhere to, I believe that I may be a solid PR Officer for the upcoming year. I look forward to working alongside fellow officers, along with fellow players, once again.


Web Committee:


Kyle Mosier - Welp I've been doing this for 7 semesters now so I have become one with the website


Travis Amtower - I have been working on the website for longer than I care to really put a number on, and as such am one of the best able to handle the website at present.


Patrick Gomes - I would like to run for web committee. I had the chance to be on the web committee for the 2020-2021 school year, and my previous record of being cooperative and helpful to the more experienced members of the web committee is going to be my strong point moving forward. I will be rooming with another member of the web committee; this will allow for communication between web committee members to proceed far more smoothly. I am running on a platform of ensuring smooth operations for website shenanigans and a potential overhaul away from the current dumpster fire, not one of "Make dumpster fires great again!"


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