President - Derek Goins
I have been hunting, shooting and fishing for around 20 years. My wife and I arrived in Bavaria in 2018 for my wife’s first enlistment. I found out about the hunting/fishing programs in the area and enthusiastically dived in. Before coming to Bavaria, I was a gunsmith by trade and have worked in the shooting and hunting industry for over 9 years. I also do a bit of freelance writing for hunting and gun publications. My goal is to honor the legacy of the Bavarian Sportsman’s Club and carry it forward to new heights and possibilities. My advice to prospective or new members is to keep your passion for the outdoors and get involved as soon as you can. We have a terrific network of people within the Bavarian Sportsman’s Club who are always willing to give back to our community. Waidmannsheil!
Vice President - Charles Doren
I grew up fishing with my father and my uncle, and have experience with both freshwater and deep sea fishing. I had a few hunting experiences in my life growing up as well, to include rabbit, squirrel, and deer in Big Bear, CA with my father. When I came to Germany in the 90's I never felt the need to get my hunting or fishing licenses for many of the same reasons so many soldiers still don't: I thought it was too expensive, and I thought I would go back to America, so why bother. After getting married, having children, and building a house here, I knew it was time to get busy. I have had my fishing license for 7 years now and am also a member of a German fishing club. That is were I have met many of my German friends and was able to secure a private lake for our BSC's use. I have only been out hunting a few times over the last 3 years with some friends and members of the BSC, however I have yet to get my first kill here in Germany. It is my hope to get my own revier so I may have more opportunities to hunt and share the chance with other new hunters.
Treasurer - Lydia Khan
Serving as treasurer since September 2019, Lydia is a jüngjäger in the Grafenwöhr area. With a bachelors in International Relations, Lydia is using her love of languages to expand her knowledge of Germany through networking and serving in her local community. Lydia also acts as Events Coordinator for the BSC, organizing fundraisers, meetings, and community outreach events.
Administrator - Sara Goins
Upon getting my orders to Germany, I was already excited about the idea of checking out the gun culture in a different country, especially one with some of the worlds finest firearm manufacturers!
I have been involved in shooting since a young girl and have always enjoyed learning and working in the Firearms Industry. I've been here in Bavaria for over a year and have my eye on a pretty Sauer Shotgun to take out to our trap and skeet range. Before the Army I worked for the NRA-ILA as well as gun stores in both the north and south. Most of my experience is in handguns, especially concealed carry hands and I am also a trainer for concealed carry permits. I look forward to meeting y'all at the range to shoot a round of skeet or hit up the range to try out some new handguns.