Help us welcome the newest member of the GSBA team. On November 1st, Cade Schmidt joined the Marketing & Communications department as the new Marketing Specialist.
Cade attended Western Washington University in Bellingham where he studied Visual Journalism and Studio Art. While at Western, he advocated for trans and gender non-conforming student rights by collaborating with the university registrar and Equal Opportunity Office to create new systems which enabled students to have their authentic names and pronouns listed within the university’s database. Cade is a 2012-2014 GSBA Scholar.
Cade told us, "As a former scholar, I am beyond thrilled to have found a home on GSBA’s team and am excited to help foster member relationships, create positive change, and take GSBA to new creative heights."
Since college, Cade has been working in digital communications, merging his love of writing, graphic design, and photography with marketing strategy. In 2016, he relocated to Seattle to work for GSBA member Seattle Reign FC, where he served as the team’s content producer. Making a career move from sports to fitness, Cade oversaw marketing and communications for a Capitol Hill fitness center. While working in fitness, he became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and began to develop training programs to help trans-masculine folks connect with their bodies and express their authentic identities through fitness.
When he’s not at work, Cade is a digital artist specializing in photography and design. Even though he’s no longer working at a gym, he’s remained heavily involved in fitness, enjoys exploring functional training methodologies, and sharing his passion for fitness with others. Cade grew up in Eastern Washington, where he often visits his parents’ farm. He loves his family, all things outdoors, and old-school hip-hop.