Prescott Pickleball Association
A Paddle Above!
Membership is $30 per person per calendar year. If you are a NEW member, please complete the New Membership Application. If you are an existing member ready to extend your membership, please visit your profile and click “Renew”. New members signing up after Oct 1st may be offered an extension into the following year.
*Every time a member uses our club’s PickleballCentral discount code, 5% of their purchase goes to the club’s reward account for use to purchase customized club gear, equipment, etc.
ROGER WOLFE, President
Education – BA, San Diego State University, MBA National University.
Work Experience – Electronics Engineer for General Dynamics, Bendix. VP Manufacturing, General Manager/President Bendix Wheels and Brakes (South Bend, In), GM/President Honeywell AirFrame Systems (Phx AZ), CEO Landmark Aviation Phx), CEO DeCrane Aerospce (Cleveland, Phx). Currently retired since 2010, with homes and pickleball play in both Prescott and Eloy AZ.
Relative Work Experience – President Outdoor Resorts HOA, developed the HOA’s first Strategic Plan, introduced new growth concepts (casitas) and reduced excess inventory. Volunteer/teacher for CETA, RETC, and Urban League. Past President for Prescott Pickleball Association. Developed Play and Challenge Guidelines for PPA, Developed original Round Robbin guidelines for PPA. Developed Training Guides for Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced, developed and published Drill Guides (in use at Robson Ranch, Prescott Lakes, and PPA). Developed and implemented original clinics for PPA. Constructed (contract negotiations through construction and play) and updated pickleball courts at Prescott Lakes.
PPA has a great start, and a great Strategic Plan. PPA board members have done a fantastic job. I’ll continue their hard work and support members (through member enrichment activities, social activities), the City (revenue, and capital projects), and future members, while placing a priority on Safety (Covid, injuries, and fair play).
KEITH MALAND: Vice President
PPA Related Experience:
Member of the PPA Rules Committee
In charge of vendors for past PPA Pickleball Tournaments
Coordinated/ran several PPA flash mob tournaments
Worked alongside the PPA Social Committee Chairperson in coordinating PPA social events
Assisted with PPA sponsored pickleball group lessons
Assisted in past PPA pickleball tournament setup and teardown
Active pickleball player and at the PPA courts roughly 6 days per week
Work Related Experience:
Vice President and Business Development Manager for a major Commercial Bank
Member of the Board on an annual one-day a year speakers event which included ex U.S. Presidents, National Business Leaders and “Thought” leaders
Past rotary and Chamber of Commerce member
My main interest is in assisting in the future success of the PPA, growing PPA membership and the growth of pickleball in general.
MIKE CHRISTENSEN: Secretary
I have been a resident of the Prescott area since 2018 and play pickleball regularly at the public courts. I previously coordinated the Round Robins 4.0+ (for about a year) until the PPA took over that duty. Prior to coming to the area I resided in Lake Havasu City and was on the pickleball association board there for several years, during which time I did informal instruction, was on the subcommittee for their annual tournament, and participated in all the preparation that our association did to build the first four courts in town. I have good organizational skills, am task-oriented, and think I would be a useful member of our PPA board.
"DJ" DOUGLAS SEEFELD, TREASURER
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 is a PPR Certified Pro and instructs for the Prescott Indoor Pickleball Association. He is available to help anyone who asks how they can improve their skills at playing and refereeing. Douglas has served at Tournament Director for the Granite Mountain Games.
ANN STEINER, Member At Large
Over The last 2+ years, the PPA has given me beginner and intermediate lessons, informal and Round Robin tournaments, four new courts with lights, answers to many questions about the sport of Pickleball, an opportunity to participate in PPA (committee member and RR coordinator) and lots of people with whom to play. I am very appreciative of all this volunteer work. I’d like to give back to the organization. I would bring the perspective of the true recreational, but enthusiastic, player and have had experience serving on the Board of other organizations.
Rick Bothell, Member At Large
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.
SAM RICE, City of Prescott Recreational Services, Member at Large
Sam Rice was born in California and grew up throughout the western states. She moved to Prescott in January of 2000 where she then worked for Van Fann Contracting for 9 years as an Executive Assistant and Purchasing Manager. Sam went from Fann Contracting into the senior care industry where she worked in HR, Marketing and was promoted to VP before taking a position with the City of Prescott. Sam is a mother of 3, step-mother of 5, and grandmother of 4. Their oldest child is 25, youngest is 18. She is pursuing a degree in Administration of Justice. Sam has been working for the City of Prescott for 4 years in the Recreation Services Department and is currently serving as Staff Liaison for the Mayors Commission on ECHO.
Rick Hormann, Member at Large
Rick Hormann was born in Philly, moved to Lake Havasu when he was 3. Was there to see the London Bridge be constructed. Mom and brother still there, now 50 years. Went to NAU on tennis scholarship. Coached HS teams. Moved to Prescott 12 years ago as sports coordinator. Now supervisor of 32 part-time, 4 full time. Rick has been in municipal government for 24 years. Three children, freshman, senior and college senior. Rick is also busy as the Arizona Youth State Director of National Softball Association.