Meet the Volunteers of FishDuck.com!
As you know, FishDuck.com is All-Volunteer and that means you have dedicated Duck fans who help the site to serve you….the passionate Oregon fan. They do not have the glory of writing an article and having their picture shown, but their importance in giving you great content is as important as anyone else on the site.
Try to survive without them–and you won’t, thus we are grateful for their presence, their contributions, and their tremendous attitude of helping fellow Oregon fans learn more about their beloved Ducks!
Each bio below has their volunteer position on the site of which is a significant donation of their time every month. Thank you!
- Alec Savoy
Alec is a sophomore at the University of Oregon studying computer science with an accent on music. Before developing any concept of sports he was a fierce duck fan and to this day relentlessly supports his team. He can also be seen rooting for the Denver Broncos and the Portland Timbers.
Alec spends his free time playing soccer, video games, and coming up with thousands of nonsensical puns. He runs solely on coffee and is known to write python programs when he takes a break from studying calculus.
His first website was published when he was ten and has completed many other projects ranging from music production to digital art. Alec will always take the opportunity to talk sports and looks forward to his time at FishDuck.com.Charles Fischer
Charles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks for thirty years and has written reports on football boards for over a dozen years. Known as “FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses. He and his wife Lois, a daughter, Christine, and their dog (Abbie) reside in Eugene, Oregon, where he has been a financial advisor for 30 years serving clients in seven different states. He does not profess to be a coach or analyst, but simply a “hack” that enjoys sharing what he has learned and invites others to correct or add to this body of Oregon Football! See More...Clinton Mahler
Clinton Mahler has served FishDuck.com as a high end technology consultant, and is the renown Video Editor for the fifty Football videos written and created by Charles. The videos would not be possible without his hundreds of hours of work over the last year. He is an avid video gamer and runs several game servers, as well as staying abreast of the latest advances in technology that can impact our work at FishDuck.com. He is newly married (one year) to his wife Hannah, and will attend Oregon Institute of Technology in the Fall of 2013.Craig Strobeck
Sports Photographer Craig Strobeck is a Eugene Native and a 5th generation Willamette Valley resident. As a local “home grown” Sports and Action Photographer, following the Oregon Ducks comes naturally. As a photographer, my goal is to always capture the feeling of the moment, and convey the excitement, disappointment, and emotion of a sports event. I have been taking photographs for nearly 15 years, starting out as a family hobby chasing my own children with a camera has become a profession. A graduate of North Eugene High School, I am married with 6 grown children and 4 grandchildren. My photography has expanded to encompass many styles and genres, however Sports and Action remains the most enjoyable for me.Dave Peaks
Hello. My name is David Peaks (Photographer) and I am a recently retired Engineer who has enjoyed Oregon Duck sports for many years. Sports photography is a new passion for me and in the last couple of years I have had the privilege of shooting the Oregon Duck Football team, culminating at the National Championship Game in Dallas, Texas in January, 2015. When I am not shooting Oregon Sports, I enjoy taking photographs of landscapes and wildlife, as well as playing golf.Gary Breedlove
Gary Breedlove has been a longtime photographer for the site with his specialty being Baseball games. He has unique timing that has a perfect picture lined at the precise instant, and we still use his photos often. He now resides in Moscow, Idaho where he shoots for a local newspaper and the Associated Press.Jeff FosterJohn Giustina
John is retired photographer for the University of Oregon Athletic Dept. and has graciously donated his photos to FishDuck.com to be used in our history articles. He has also shot games in 2014 such as Cal and the National Championship game in Dallas. We are privileged to have him on our staff, and he is a true professional to work with.John Schroeder
John has been a great friend of the site posting our article links on other sites he knows would enjoy our content. He has single-handily brought thousands of Alabama fans to FishDuck.com one week, and we appreciate what he has done for all of us on the site. He was a 1972 graduate of the U of O in History, John spent 9 years abroad in Peace Corps and English teaching jobs depending on news clips from family and friends to get his Duck Fix. Returning to the USA in 82, he settled in Ashland and taught ESL at SOU for 21 years. In Ashland he has been a volunteer coach for both the High School Varsity baseball and softball programs. John has been helping in Social media at FishDuck for a number of years.John Sperry
John Sperry is an accomplished freelance sports photographer, teacher of 7th grade language arts and social studies, drummer of more than twenty-five years, and writer of YA fiction novels.
John graduated with a B.A. in English and a M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning from the University of Oregon in 2006 and 2007 respectively.
He currently lives in Springfield with his wife Sarah and their five children.Kevin Cline
Kevin Cline has been a photographer for FishDuck.com from the very beginning. He has given his artistry and skills for the benefit of the writers and readers at FishDuck.com and we are grateful for the hours of time and expertise donated to us all. We have some very memorable photos in the Archive thanks to Kevin. (He lives in Wilsonville, Oregon)Rhianna Gelhart
Rhianna Gelhart is a senior journalism student at the University of
Oregon. She has produced content for KVAL, KMTR, OPB, and several other
publications affiliated with the university. She was born and raised in
Las Vegas but now calls Eugene home. As a soon to be graduate from the U
of O she strongly believes, “Once a duck, always a duck.”