Meet our new volunteer staff members that joined USQ this past month!
We are so excited to welcome four new volunteers to the USQ team this past month! If you see them at any upcoming events please say hello to them! We still are recruiting for individuals to join our team, so if interested please visit our long-term volunteer opportunities page.
Scott Rein, Midwest Youth Regional Coordinator, Office of the Executive Director
Born and raised in Chicago, Scott Rein graduated from Concordia University Chicago with his M.A. in clinical mental health counseling in 2017. Prior to his degree, Rein worked as a summer camp counselor for Brookfield Zoo, was a vision therapist, and was an ABA therapist for kids with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. He is currently a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois and serves as a treatment counselor for Youth Outreach Services based out of Melrose Park.
Rein has played quidditch since 2016, which is the year that Chicago United Quidditch Club was founded. He is looking forward to supporting the work and mission of USQ by inspiring the youth of tomorrow to be part of this incredible sport. Rein is a firm believer that we all are capable of playing a role in supporting the growth of quidditch. He hopes to motivate and inspire people to share their strengths and talents with others in our community. "The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack."
Brook Yearin, US Quidditch Cup 13 Gameplay Coordinator, Gameplay Department
|Brook Yearin is a born-and-raised resident of Phoenix, AZ and is currently attending Arizona State University working towards a B.S. in criminology and criminal justice. They really enjoy reading, statistics, being outdoors, and literally every dog they have ever seen.They've been involved in quidditch for 3 years as a player (chaser and keeper) on ASU's team and as a tournament director. Yearin is excited to get a more hands-on experience with USQ and ready for the challenge!|
Paul Bovarnick, Video Coordinator, Communications Department
|Paul Bovarnick is a recent Virginia Tech graduate. He currently lives in Fort Belvoir, VA and is a member of DCQC. He enjoys quidditch, filming, and making videos; becoming a videographer for DCQC and USQ gives Bovarnick the perfect opportunity to combine those passions. He is looking forward to making more videos and helping out USQ and DCQC on a higher level. Bovarnick is also currently working on a video project that involves collecting quidditch film, so if you have footage you would like to contribute please email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Madison Vaughn, PR Coordinator, Communications Department
|Madison Vaughn is a professional geek and pop culture fanatic whose day job is in entertainment PR. She played with UCLA Quidditch in college and has been missing the quidditch community ever since graduating. Naturally, she is beyond excited to combine her career passions with her love for the sport as the pr coordinator for USQ.|