The AKDS Administrative Group
The following karateka are invaluable in helping to manage the
administrative concerns of the organization nationwide.
Clancy Passey, 1st Kyu
Website, Store, Finances
Clancy was born in Salt Lake City, UT and now lives in Idaho Falls, ID. She runs her own small business from her home and as well as property management of her investment properties. Clancy began practicing with AKDS in 2001. After two years of practicing, she took a hiatus until 2011 when she began again. She enjoys working with AKDS and most especially enjoys the opportunity it gives her to travel with her husband, Dustin Passey.
Gina Cooley, 1st Dan
Equipment Orders, Public Relations
Gina was born in Provo, UT and has also lived in California and Venezuela. She holds a degree in Print Journalism from BYU. Gina began practicing with AKDS in 1998 and was awarded the rank of 1st Dan by the KDS in 2006. She holds the honor of being the first woman in American KDS ever to receive this high rank. Gina currently orders all AKDS equipment, and helps instruct at the BYU club in Provo, Utah.
Chris Hirsch, 1st Kyu
Communications, Social Media, Etc.
Chris was born in Jacksonville, FL but moved to Shreveport, LA at a young age. He started practicing with AKDS at the Louisiana Tech Club in 2013 while working on his BS in Electrical Engineering. Currently, he runs his own guitar teaching business in Ruston, LA and also oversees the instruction at the Louisiana Tech and Ruston Community clubs under the direction of Kyle Brunner, 2nd Dan in Lake Charles