http://www.gmsquare.com/Baburin/news/chessinjapan.htm makes a mention of FM Schmidt.
He coached Dr. Alexey Root. The article in itself makes interesting reading.
Nebraska State Champ among other things before relocating to Washington.
He was the first board for UNL when they tied for first in the Pan-Ams.
It's been recounted that he has a fantastic memory for chess games.
Also plays Go and Shogi.