Prescott Pickleball Association

A Paddle Above!

PPA Elections Information

5 Oct 2020 11:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Roger Wolfe Abbreviated Biography

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  Abbreviated Bio

PPA Position Applied For: 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.

Doug 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 USAPA Referee Certification, serves as a USAPA Ambassador, is a registered referee trainer, served as referee coordinator at local tournaments and volunteered for the former Willow Hills Pickleball Club. He will instruct for the Prescott Indoor Pickleball Association and help anyone who asks how they can improve their skills at playing and refereeing.

RICK BOTHELL, Member At Large (1 year term)

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. Co-contest 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.

Mike Christensen:  Member At Large

My name is Mike Christensen and I am a candidate for the Member-at-Large board position. I have been a resident of the Prescott area for 3 years 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.

Ann Steiner: Member At Large


I would like to offer my name as a candidate for a general Board position of the PPA. 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.

Bob Truckenmiller: Member At Large

I have been living in Prescott almost six years after retiring from an aviation career in the New York / New Jersey area. My neighbor Roger Wolfe introduced me to Pickleball soon after settling into our new home – I had never heard of this “new game” before. He took me under his wing and created the Pickleball addict that I am today. The people I have met playing this game have been fun, helpful and welcoming. I have many new friends because of this sport.

It is time that I give back and help where I can. So, I am throwing in my hat to run for a position on the Prescott Pickleball Association board. I won’t let you down.

Thank you,

Bob Truckenmiller

We have no current candidates for PPA Board Secretary.  Please consider filling this position if you are able!

Proposed Amendments to PPA Bylaws:

Amendment 1:

Remove all references to Arizona Community Foundation fund.

Reason: Fundraising for 'Four More' Project complete and PPA is losing ~$80/month in mandatory fees. Fund could be re-opened at a future date if needed.

Amendment 2:

Delete current requirement that PPA maintain accounts with ACF and PayPal.

Reason: Allow Board more flexibility to maintain funds in optimal accounts.

Amendment 3:

PPA Board member terms shall consist of 2 year terms with staggered start dates, instead of current concurrent terms.

Reason: Provide for Board continuity between terms.

Amendment 4:

Change PPA Board meeting from closed sessions to open to all members unless President or Vice President specifies otherwise.

Reason: Members input is encouraged and valued.

Amendment 5:

Allow PPA bylaw amendments to be voted on electronically between annual meetings if necessary. Currently, bylaws are voted on only at general membership meetings.

Reason: Compelling reasons may dictate the need for a vote prior to the next annual meeting.

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