LINDA HAYES: MEMBER AT LARGE 2023-2024
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.”