The Governing Body

The SAFD Governing Body is elected by the SAFD dues-paying membership and serves as an SAFD board of directors maintaining policy and direction for the SAFD.

The SAFD Governing Body is constructed of two parts. The Executive Committee, consisting of the President, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer, serve a term of three years. The four Member Representatives, consisting of a Fight Master rep, a Fight Director rep, a Certified Teacher rep and the Advanced Actor/Combatant + Actor/Combatant + Friend rep, serve a term of three years that has elections on a different cycle than the Executive Committee

  • T. Fulton Burns

    T. Fulton Burns

    Certified Teacher Representative
  • Katherine Coyl

    Katherine Coyl

    Friend/Actor Combatant/Advanced Actor Combatant Representative, Business Operations Manager
  • Matthew Ellis

    Matthew Ellis

    Vice President, Certified Teacher
  • Christopher Elst

    Christopher Elst

    Secretary, Certified Teacher
  • Mike Mahaffey

    Mike Mahaffey

    Fight Director Representative, Fight Director, Certified Teacher
  • Scot Mann

    Scot Mann

    President, Fight Master
  • Adam Noble

    Adam Noble

    Treasurer, Southwest Regional Representative, FD/CT, Texas Intensive Coordinator
  • Ian Rose

    Ian Rose

    Fight Master Representative