Owner and PPR Certified Pro Instructor for Pickleball Organized
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I come from an IT career of 20+ years in Geographic Information Systems. I worked in Environmental Engineering Companies such as Parsons Engineering, AECOM and Kennedy/Jenks Consultants to name a few. I have been an entrepreneur by heart and was always on the lookout for an opportunity that made sense to my skills. I never thought I would be able to utilize my sports skills as a business idea. It's actually a dream come true to be able to work and do what I love for fun at the same time. Pickleball Organized was started as a small idea and was formed to create an identity and central place to organize many of my pickleball offerings.
I started playing in 2020, and like everyone else, was looking for an activity during Covid. Boy, I met the most amazing people ever and the best part about it is, they all became my family. Pickleball has changed my life! I now do everything related to it. I’m such an addict that I fractured my ankle in August 2021 and actually played in a boot for 2 months!
Rewind 35 years, I played ping pong in my basement with my older brother growing up. We used to battle it out. Since then, I've been an avid recreational ping pong player. 4 years later, I picked up tennis as a sport and made my jr high school team after just 2 months of playing. I’ve been playing high level competitive tennis ever since. I’ve been heavy into USTA League tennis and met wonderful people and made so many friends along the way.
In early 2022 I started playing in 4.5 and 5.0 level pickleball tournaments and also decided to get my certification in teaching pickleball. I received the Pro certification status. I have a passion for teaching fundamentals of pickleball at all levels and my tennis background helps me articulate stroke construction.
Pickleball is a special sport, like no other. It brings people from all walks of life, young or old, together. It brings happiness, joy and laughter that is just so addictive. It's hard to explain as it's a feeling... Come on out and join in on the fun!!
When I’m not playing or teaching pickleball, I’m hanging out with my 2 rescue pups, Milli and Zola. They are my world!
I hope to meet you and Let’s Dink Together!
PPR Certified Coach for Pickleball Organized
As a Certified PPR Instructor I’ve been teaching group and private Pickleball lessons in the city of Sausalito after getting hooked on the sport myself. I love the community aspect of pickleball and how much fun it is. It’s such a great way to get outside, get some exercise and meet new people.
I played a lot of different sports growing up including tennis. I’m still an active 4.5 USTA player and still play in local leagues and tournaments when I have time but now my focus is on introducing and teaching Pickleball to folks who are new to the sport. You don’t need an athletic background to play. I can teach you the basic techniques and rules of the game to get you started.
My background includes working at the West End Tennis Club in Torrance, CA before I moved to the Bay Area. I would hit with all the new members and host group clinics for beginners. I’ve always been about having fun while being active, so I was known for bringing my giant boom box on the court and playing music during the workouts. Some people said they came for the music as much as the tennis! I’m thrilled to bring this same level of energy to help build a similar community of folks having fun and playing Pickleball.
When I’m not on the Pickleball courts you’ll find me running the trails, biking, or skiing. I also have a passion for plant-based cooking and coming up with healthy new recipes to share with friends and family.
See you on the courts!
Pro Player and Instructor for Pickleball Organized
I fell in love with Pickleball back in June of 2020 during covid. My aunt Linda who was already addicted kept prying to get me out on the courts convinced once I tried it, I would be hooked, she was right. I was on the Pickleball train and it was full steam ahead. I was working a night shift where I would get off work at 3:30 in the morning, get home at 4:00, go to sleep and wake up around 7:30 to get out on the courts. I continued that pattern for about a year and eventually forced myself to get some more sleep but kept making the time to improve my skills and eventually compete in my first tournament where I took gold in singles 4.0 division and silver in men’s doubles 5.0.
My background unlike many higher level Pickleball players, does not include a racket sport of any kind. Like everybody else I dabbled with ping pong in the garage or at school in P.E., but my main athletic passions were Basketball and Golf. I’ve always taken pride in my dedication to sports and willingness to go above and beyond to improve my game to the best of my ability.
Teaching/coaching wasn’t something I thought I would like or be good at but as I’ve grown in Pickleball and worked with so many different people, I realized that I absolutely could help people find their passion for Pickleball like I have! Whether you’re just learning Pickleball or already a full-blown addict I believe I have something to offer you and you’ll be able to take away something positive to further your love for the game. I look forward to seeing you all out on the courts!
Some of my recent accolades include my most recent which was Open mixed doubles at a local tournament in concord where I took gold (1st) and Bronze (3rd) in 5.0 Singles. In total I have earned 2 Gold medals, 2 silver medals, and 2 bronze medals all in the 5.0 Division. I have also competed in my first pro event where I made to the third round and competed against other very high-level semi pro teams, and it was confirmation that I have the ability to compete in the pro arena and look to do so in the coming year of 2023!