PPA Board of Directors & Officers | NOVEMBER 2023


Douglas was the 4th generation of a family-owned funeral firm before moving to Prescott from Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2013. He was active in Rotary for 23 years, had been a volunteer for the Chamber of Commerce and board member for a YMCA resident camp. After retirement from funeral service, he has worked as a lifeguard, rock climbing instructor and restaurant server. Since moving to Arizona, he has earned his USA Pickleball Referee Certification, serves as a USA Pickleball Ambassador, is a registered referee trainer, served as referee coordinator at various tournaments and volunteered for the former Willow Hills Pickleball Club. 

He has been an integral member of the leadership team for several years, serving as the treasurer and president. His implementation of the QuickBooks accounting software helped organize the bookkeeping for the club. Serving as the de facto webmaster through the WildApricot membership software, he has been helping the club with communication, voting and membership database management.

Some of the goals ahead for the club:

  • Upgrading or replacing the kiosk at the courts
  • Growing the storage space for tool and supplies at the courts
  •  Organizing more social events at new and exciting locations
  • Maintaining and creating play programs for members like Round Robins, Leagues, lessons, leagues, youth training and clinics
  • Organizing tournaments for members
  • Continuing regular communications for the members
  • Expanding the Pioneer Park Pickleball Complex with more courts, better parking and welcoming amenities 
Contact:  prescottpickleball.president@gmail.com


I have only been playing pickleball for 2.5 years and am grateful to PPA for all the opportunties and growth it has provided me! I am happy to serve our local community to share this love of the game!  

I have been married 37 years to Roc Paez (also a 3.6 player), have 3 grown children and 2 granddaughters (Ages 5 and 8).  I work full time and enjoy playing pickleball in my spare time! 

I have assisted with 3.0 Captain duties, moved up to 3.5 Captain and now am the 3.6 Captain on Tuesday afternoons. I have played in a number of PB tournaments and earned numerous medals. I organize monthly 3.5+ Round Robin invitationals between Talking Rock members and PPA members and have conducted skills clinics for new PB players interested in learning pickleball. I medaled and participated in Espire 3.5+ leagues. I have taken strategy & technique lessons with both Rick Bothall and Doug Seefeld which helped me to up my game. I recommend this for other players who want to play their best pickleball!  

My PB Motto: Have Fun! Learn Skills! Play Hard! Be a Team Player!

    Outside Interests: Math, Science, Reading Tutoring, working with children, and Horses with Heart volunteer

    Goal as PPA VP:

    • Assist PPA in growing our pickleball community
    • Assist with running future tournaments & leagues
    • Help with skills training in our new youth program
    Contact: prescottpickleballvp@gmail.com


    Ann has been a member of PPA for 4 years, including a Member at Large position on the board for the past 2 years. She is Captain for the 3.0 Round Robins and has served as a volunteer for tournaments and the PPA food drive. She has participated in other volunteer professional organizations including the role of Secretary. She sees this position as not just the keeper of the Board meeting minutes but also assisting with the development and updating of various PPA Policy and Procedures documents.

    Contact: prescottpickleball.secretary@gmail.com


    Jo brings over 30 years of financial services experience to the Treasurer role. Since retiring in 2021, Jo has volunteered for several non-profits, most recently as the Treasurer of a local Soaring club. Jo wants to use her work experience and enthusiasm for the game of Pickleball to help grow our Pickleball community by helping the Board develop more opportunities for member activities and involvement in the Prescott community.  

    Contact: prescottpickleball.treasurer@gmail.com


    In my past life, I have been a rancher, a teacher, an author, and a business owner. I have served on the Board of Directors of the International Lama Registry, a large multi-faceted organization that did everything from sanctioning shows, and training show judges to keeping data on llama genetics. I also served on the Boards of several regional llama and alpaca associations. I was awarded the "Lifetime Achievement" Award by the Rocky Mountain Alpaca and Llama Association in 2016.

    I am retired and have lived in this area since 2017. I'm a 2.5 player and play at Pioneer Park and Espire. I take an active part in the various Prescott Meet Up groups and OLLIE at Yavapai College. Besides playing Pickleball I am an avid couples dancer and have recently published a book on dating for seniors. It is called Winter Love A Guide to Senior Dating.

    Our organization is poised to do even more for it’s membership. More courts, more chances to play at all levels and more social events are currently in the works. I’m in charge of the membership committee and welcome those of you who are willing to help me with our goals.

    Contact: lindahayes@skybeam.com or 970 379 4576.

    Rick Bothell: Member At Large  2024-2025

    Teacher of math for 43 years. Math department chair person at Prescott High School 8 years. Coached high school and middle school tennis, badminton, basketball, volleyball for 31 years. Played and taught tennis 35 years. Played pickleball tournaments for 4 seasons. Rick is a IPTPA certified pickleball instructor. Rick has been a co-director of a PPA pickleball tournament. Contest director for several high school divisional badminton and tennis tournaments. Contest director for many RC sailplane contests. PPA leader of round robins and instruction.

    Contact: rkbothell@gmail.com

    P.J. JANIK: Member at Large  2024-2025

    PJ Janik is the newest Member At Large and member of the Board. PJ is a native of Arizona, a Prescott resident since 1996 and graduate of both Phoenix College and Arizona State University. While attending college, he played tennis for Phoenix College. PJ’s prior life before Pickleball was in law enforcement which provided him the opportunity to attend the FBI Nat’l Academy and also become a certified Physical Fitness instructor. PJ credits his development from a 2.5 player to a 3.5 plus player to Rick Bothell’s patient instruction and being a member of the Prescott Pickleball Association. PJ has played and medaled in Men’s Senior Doubles and Men’s Senior Singles tournaments. He has also attended a local basic Referee School taught by none other than Doug Seefeld! PJ’s goal as a Member of Large is to encourage membership recruitment, engagement and sportsmanship. His favorite mantra comes from a past PPAPresident, Roger Wolfe, who always used to end the newsletter by saying “Remember, it’s just Pickleball.”

    Contact: pjjanik33@gmail.com

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