Mr. Baumgarten is retired after 34 years of experience in K-­‐12 public education, including an Adapted Physical Education Teacher, Special Education Classroom Teacher, Coach, District Administrator and School Principal. He is the co-­‐founder of Arizona Disabled Sports and the founder of the Desert Challenge Games. Mr. Baumgarten has led various national events to include the local organizing committee for the 2016, 2004 and 1997 Junior Nationals. He is dedicated to providing equal opportunity to athletes with disabilities in the area of competitive sports through school, community and national opportunities.

Mr. Baumgarten is responsible for leading the Board and the organization into the future.