Presidents Column – Q3 2018

Presidents Column – Q3 2018

by | Aug 23, 2018

Greetings Puget Sound BMW citizens! Summer is here now and it is time to drive and take part of the events we have organized for you all. Check out the website and this issue for upcoming fun things to do. I could ramble on and quote more English philosophers, but instead, I want to profile two board members: Christian Bouchez and Daren Morales. These two young guys perform vital functions to the club; Christian is our club photographer and manager of social media and Daren is the new membership coordinator. Here are their profiles. If you see them at events, introduce yourself and thank them for their service!

Christian Bouchez

Christian was born and grew up in Mexico City and later moved to Seattle to pursue pilot training. Here, he met his wife and then began a family. Christian is now the Visitor Services Manager at the Museum of Flight. He manages 15-20 full-time employees and coaches over 100 volunteers. Christian is also the Club’s official photographer and manages the Club’s social media presence on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You will see Christian at events in a very special E30 touring with a special engine! Christian provides photographs at our track events which are always popular with drivers. If you would like to see more of his photographs, check out his website:




Deren Morales

Daren recently moved to the Tacoma area from Denver, Colorado for work and to be closer to his wife’s family. In Colorado, Daren was the Treasurer for the Rocky Mountain BMW CCA chapter.

Daren wanted to get involved in the Puget Sound Region Chapter and answered the ad placed in Zündfolge and our website for a Membership Coordinator. Daren has brought new ideas to the Puget Sound board. Daren says “I have always been a BMW enthusiast and have owned BMWs my whole adult life. I look forward to meeting many of you at upcoming events!”


We are very fortunate to have young, dedicated board members who are truly interested in serving the larger Puget Sound BMW community. If you are interested in getting involved, send me an email at

See you out there!

Steve Libby
President, Puget Sound Chapter BMW CCA
Associated Editor of the Zündfolge
Senior Instructor