The Sigma Nu Alumni Advisor Board

 

Consisting of 13 members, the alumni board functions to encourage, advise and aid the executive council in their roles of leadership and service to the chapter membership. Some board members are specifically paired with chapter officers and offer hands-on assistance in budgeting and decision making.  Through their varied experiences in business, community and family each of the 13 members brings to the board a unique perspective on greek life and the Sigma Nu tradition. 

 

Our mission statement:

 

To stand by, encourage and advise chapter leadership and actives in all ways

Sigma Nu.

  

Involvement:

 Our advisory board is actively involved in all phases of leadership at the Gamma Chi Chapter. We regularly participate in Chapter meetings, advisory board meetings, mentoring and LEAD sessions on financial planning, servant leadership, conflict resolution, networking, interviewing and resume skills, and recruitment. We strive to be readily accessible to all active members of the chapter.

The Alumni Advisory Board

Aaron Barnett -   Aaron Joined Sigma Nu in 2009 and lived in the house for all four years. He  graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors in Sociology and a minor in Education. While  in the house, he served as the Rush chair and House Manager. Throughout  college Aaron participated in Army ROTC and commissioned as a Second      Lieutenant when he graduated. He has had one nine month deployment to Kuwait  and Jordan and currently serves as a First Lieutenant, Targeting Officer, at Fort  Carson, CO. Aaron is actively pursuing his Master’s degree in International Relations and Conflict Resolution. Even though he is not located locally, Aaron hopes to help members in any way possible both long distance and whenever he is back in the Seattle area.  aaronb2082@yahoo.com


Jay Cascio (78) is an Emmy award winning writer and producer who spent most of his career with KING5 Television in Seattle. Evening Magazine, Northwest Backroads, and Gardening with Ciscoe are only a few of the local shows he created. As VP of Programming and Creative Services, he launched NWCN and KONG-TV.  In 2010, Jay retired from television and purchased Delfino’s Chicago Style Pizza in University Village. He belongs to several local volunteer organizations and enjoys spending time with his grown children.  jaycascio@comcast.net


Sandy Chin (mentorship/interships) pledged Sigma Nu in 1981 after pledging and de-pledging Sigma Chi in 1980. Born and raised in Eastern Washington, Sandy was looking for a piece of campus life that he could connect with and was blown away by the genuine brotherhood discovered while rushing Sigma Nu. The brotherhood of Sigma Nu is awesome experience and can be an everlasting relationship. As an alumni, he hopes to foster alumni relationships that lead to opportunity for active Sigma Nu's. Sandy's career as a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Bain spans over 20 years. Sandy is married and has 2 kids (Emily & David) and currently lives in Issaquah, WA. sandy@sandychin.com


Steve Cory (philanthropy advisor) - PC 1977. “I graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1977 and headed to the U. Joined the House and found a group of lifelong friends. My wife, Pam, is a Delta Gamma. My son, Mitch just graduated from the House and the U in 2013. He is over at GU Law. Daughter Tess is at Gonzaga and Meg is at Blanchet HS. In 1982 I took my English, Political Science and Teaching Certificate back home. Promptly started selling Real Estate then in 1986 started selling Title Insurance primarily in Commercial and Builder Markets. I was a Rush Chairman, House Manager and Chaplain, funny, those three jobs are what I do every day.”  Steve.cory@fnf.com


Ryann Day - Sigma Nu pledge class of 1988. “I graduated from the University of Washington in 1991.  I worked in Sales and Sales Management for 11 years in graphic sign sales.  I formed RJ Day Construction in 2001 specializing in residential remodeling, custom construction and construction services.  I opened Owen Henry Windows and Doors in 2010 serving the Puget Sound area as the premier window and door professionals.” ryannday@comcast.net


Andrew Fry is an entrepreneur and Director of Industry Partnerships at the Institute of Technology, University of Washington, Tacoma, where he has lectured for the last sixteen years. Former founder and CEO of Free Range Media and Lariat Software, he has a wide range of media communications, business and industry experience. He continues to serve on multiple boards, including Washington Technology Industry Association as well as many non-profit and industry boards in the past including the Tacoma Musical Playhouse and a few Tacoma technology start-ups. He currently serves on Congressman Adam Smith’s Tech Advisory Board. Andrew also served on the Former Governor Gary Locke’s Technology Advisory Council, and has spoken nationally and internationally on the evolution of the Web. He coauthored "How to Publish on the Internet" for Time Warner Publishing and maintains the blog “Living and Working in a Virtual World”. He has acted as Chair of the South Sound Technology Conference for the last sixteen years and helped to launch Tacoma's "1 Million Cups" initiative through the Kauffman Foundation.   In his spare time he has performed in over 30 musicals over the last decade and created and launched Tacoma’s first escape/puzzle room. andfry@uw.edu

Travis Galloway - I joined Sigma Nu in 2010 and lived in the house throughout college. During my time in the house, I served as Philanthropy Chairman, Marshal, and LEAD Chairman. After graduating from UW in June 2014 with a degree in International Studies and Spanish Language, I spent two years working for the General Fraternity of Sigma Nu as a Leadership Consultant. In that capacity I consulted around 30 chapters of Sigma Nu throughout the Northeastern US and assisted with recruitment efforts to open two new chapters of Sigma Nu. I moved back to Seattle in August of 2016, and now work as a Guest Services Manager at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. I am excited to work with the advisory board and undergraduate brothers of Sigma Nu to create the best fraternity experience on UW's campus.  travis.c.galloway@gmail.com


Doug Ichikawa (E.C. advisor) - PC 1977. Doug has been a Seattle/Bellevue native from the days when there was only one bridge across the lake, and the Huskies were part of the Pac – 8. He’s been a podiatrist in the Seattle area for the last 23 years. He has been teaching staff at the University of Washington (Bone and Joint Center) for the last 11 years. In his spare time he enjoys sporting endeavors of all kinds, working on his cabin at Lopez Island, and spending time with wife Sue (Alpha Phi), son Jake (Sigma Nu), and Molly (Alpha Phi).  He has been an active mentor at Eastside Academy, a high school for at-risk kids. He and Keith Strandwold are still playing on a soccer team with 5 other Gamma Chi’s (most of them members of the well-known Sigma Nu 1980 intramural co-rec soccer champions!) dsichi@yahoo.com


Jon Magin (Treasurer Advisor) - PC '05 (joined as a junior, so graduated UW in '07). Jon received his degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting. While at Gamma Chi, he served as Eminent Commander. He has been a business consultant for West Monroe Partners since graduation, specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions in the financial services industry. jon.magin@gmail.com

 


Jeff Morgan  - is currently the CFO of Education First, a national strategy and policy consulting firm that specializes in helping develop powerful education improvement and reform strategies. Prior to joining Education First, Jeff worked as a management and technology consultant with OTB Solutions Group and Capgemini (previously Ernst & Young) where he led program management, balanced scorecard, business case/financial analysis, technology, and process improvement projects across industries. Earlier in his career, Jeff also served as a Vice President of Financial and Performance Analysis for Washington Mutual Bank. Jeff lives in Seattle and is committed to community service having over twenty years’ experience working with the boards of directors of local nonprofit housing and arts organizations. He has a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of Washington. Jeff pledged Gamma Chi in 1979. Pin #1573   jmorgan@education-first.com

 


Rob Nichols -I graduated from Mt. Rainier High School in DesMoines in 1980,  and followed my grandfather, my dad, 4 uncles, and a cousin, to become a member of Sigma Nu.  I graduated with a degree in business administration, and have worked for a variety of both large and small companies, including Ford,  Univar,  and several .com startups.    I am currently a management consultant atSlalom Consulting, working with clients like Microsoft, AT&T, Amazon, and the Gates foundation.   Looking back at my many career moves,  the one thing that remained consistent was the networking skills and friendships I had as a Sigma Nu.    Those friendships,  endure to today, and   played major roles in my career development,  and led me to meetBonnie, my wife of 25 years.    I can say without any hesitation, that those 4 fun, wacky years at Sigma Nu,  are a big part of who I am today.   Rnichols901@hotmail.com  


Randy Reeves (Recruitment Advisor) - Born in Seattle, grew up in Redmond.  Graduated Redmond High School, 1979.  Pledged Gamma Chi 1979.  Graduated UW with degree in English Literature 1983. Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) VP for Rush 1982.  Washington Student Athletic Board Chair 1983.  Editor and Chief of The Greek Letter (Newspaper) 1983.  Various boards and commissions in local governments.  Served on Sigma Nu and Gamma Chi Clubhouse at various times.  Real Estate broker since 1983 with Windermere Real Estate.  Live in Medina, WA with wife Stephanie and two kids William and Anna.  Hobbies include hiking, running, boating, fishing and reading.  rreeves@windermere.com

 


Ryan Schlenker  (LEAD Advisor) -  Ryan joined Sigma Nu in 2010 as a junior at the University of South Florida. He graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors in Political Science. Throughout college Ryan participated in Army ROTC and was actively involved with volunteering for Congressman Bilirakis who is a strong advocate for veterans. Ryan has had two deployments to Afghanistan/Kuwait where he was a Detachment Commander for a Movement Control Team and the Deputy Brigade S4 respectively. While he was deployed he worked on his Masters in Transportation and Logistics and completed it in 2016.  He currently serves as a Plans Officer for the 385th Transportation Battalion (Terminal) located in Tacoma, WA. Ryan lives in Tacoma and is looking forward to helping the members of Sigma Nu develop as leaders and help in anyway possible. schlenker.ryan@gmail.com


Roy Schuler (Recruitment Advisor) – grew up in Bellevue, attending Bellevue High School before they became a football magnet school.  Roy was a member of the ’78 pledge class, and lived in all 4 years.  He graduated in 1982.  Roy works in sales, selling hydraulic and pneumatic components and custom systems to the Boeing Company, for facilities, tooling, and maintenance, the non-aerospace side of the house.  Roy married one of his fraternal little sisters.  He and Wendy, have two sons, one is a junior at the U of W, and the other is a senior in high school.  roydschuler@comcast.net


Gabe Stephens (House Manager Advisor) - PC '01, joined Sigma Nu as a freshman at the University of Washington and lived in the house for all four years of college. Gabe spent two years as the House Manager before becoming President in his junior year. He graduated with a degree in Construction Management and is a project manager for Schuchart Corporation, a commercial construction company in Seattle. Gabe lives in the Belltown neighborhood with his wife Rebecca (also a UW greek system alumnae) and chocolate lab, Heidi. They have both remained close with their pledge brothers and sisters and enjoy giving back to the organizations that strongly impacted their college years and lives.  gabe.stephens@gmail.com


Keith Strandwold (L.C. Advisor) – grew up in Redmond, WA and graduated from Redmond HS; PC 1979; played on Sigma Nu intramural co-rec soccer championship team; Gamma Chi Chapter Advisor for four years; Keith graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a Masters of Business Administration in finance & accounting; Keith has been in corporate banking since 1986 as a national account officer with Rainier National Bank (acquired by Security Pacific Bank, subsequently acquired by Bank of America), GE Capital Franchise Finance and currently is a SVP Relationship Manager – Franchise Finance for RBS Citizens Bank located in Boston; Keith has climbed Mt. Rainier and finished two marathons (New York & Seattle); Keith lives with his wife (Tamera) and daughter (Chloe) in Sammamish. He continues to enjoy playing competitive soccer with several Sigma Nus; other interests include golf, hiking, camping and biking.   Keith.Strandwold@rbscitizens.com