Directors Garrett and Kay Bachert have achieved high levels of
success in athletics, education, business ventures, and leadership.
Garrett competed as an all-around athlete in youth athletics with a specific focus in football which led to an opportunity to earn a scholarship to Florida State University. Garrett played football under the legendary coach Bobby Bowden during the perennial years of Florida State Football; which saw back to back years of top 3 finishes in the nation. Garrett played strong safety and free safety; he lettered in varsity football at FSU and received a Cotton Bowl ring prior to severely injuring his knee and ending his career.
While at FSU Garrett graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology along with specialized certificates in Corrections and Security. During his senior year he earned a paid internship position with Orlando Police Department and was selected as the sole intern from among thousands of applicants. Garrett graduated in the top 3 of a highly competitive Police
Academy and went on to become a Police Officer beginning his career outside of Orlando in some of the worst crime ridden areas of FL. Later Garrett transferred to Fort Collins CO Police Department. During his career he received several commendations, was involved in elite task forces and spent time working with the SWAT Team. Garrett has been integral in developing and leading numerous business ventures over the last decade; including positions administrating and leading over 300 employees with a multimillion
dollar budget. Garrett's latest position was the National Director of Sales for a marketing and customer solutions company; where he developed and led all aspects of a national sales initiative, including contracts with companies like Denver Zoo, Bemidji State University, and other large organizations. Garrett has combined lessons learned competing at a Division 1 sports program with years of business development and leadership to become an effective communicator, leader, instructor, and coach.
Kay was a high school All-American in Basketball and Honorable Mention All-Am in Track & Field. She also competed in volleyball, cross country, and boys baseball. She was inducted into the Minnesota State H.S. League Hall of Fame in 2009. She still holds the scoring record for points in a single game with 58; which was achieved prior to the 3 point line and before the smaller women's ball. Kay earned a full scholarship to play for Hall of Fame Coach Leon Barmore at what was then the 2-time defending
National Champion Louisiana Tech University. She was a 2 year team captain and the team placed in the top 5 in the nation all four of her years compiling a 117-14 record. Kay received her Bachelor of Science in Business Education while earning the prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship. She was hired as an assistant women's basketball coach at Colorado State University where she was in charge of recruiting. After falling in love with Colorado she switched careers and became a police
officer for the City of Fort Collins. Kay continued to play basketball overseas in Russia, Poland, W. Germany, Czechoslovakia & Australia as well as in the states with Athletes-in-Action's USA Team. She was the first female SWAT team member at FCPD and developed the Fort Collins Police "Heat" Basketball team which was featured in Sports Illustrated for being pro-active through school assemblies, camps, and interaction with local youth. She earned several commendations during her career. In 1996 Kay took a leave of absence to try out for the USA Team Handball Olympic squad, a sport she had never played, and earned an alternate spot on the Atlanta
Olympic Team. Kay has combined her years of determination, encouraging spirit, and a "can do" attitude to become a high achiever in many endeavors.
"The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast
it." William James.
As graduates from two Champion programs and coaches, Garrett and Kay are
determined to pass on what they learned from their experiences while competing for legendary coaches Bobby Bowden (Florida State Football) and Leon Barmore (Louisiana Tech Women's Basketball) . Their time spent in those programs and instruction from those coaches, profoundly impacted their lives. In an effort to carry on those coaches' legacies, Garrett and Kay are committed to following their examples of encouraging, empowering, and equipping others to be their best!
Garrett and Kay met while working the midnight shift in the downtown bar district for the Fort Collins Police Dept; where they worked in multiple high risks scenarios as zone partners. Together Garrett and Kay have started and operated numerous businesses, conducted multiple sports camps, and been leaders in several arenas; while making their marriage and family a top priority. With over 20+ years as business, life, and sports coaches, they have personally mentored hundreds to high levels of success; along with speaking to, teaching, and training thousands. Garrett and Kay are passionate about Encouraging others to believe in themselves and worthwhile pursuits, Empowering through teaching Champion principles, and Equipping individuals and teams how to put Champion principles to work for them. They have four children; Keziah, Jezreel, Mikyla, and Gabriel.