Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Jenae Alms
Randy and I moved to Oceanside from Lake Forest after raising our children. While I was recuperating from a shoulder injury, my tennis partner encouraged me to try Pickleball and I was hooked! The players at Melba Bishop were so welcoming and I quickly learned to love the sport both for its competitiveness, and its social aspects. I asked, how can I help?

With my sincere desire to let everyone know about this game we all love, I became a USAPA Ambassador and Certified Referee. When not spending time with our seven children and eleven grandchildren, I’ve used skills gained as an Optician managing various optical stores to run multiple tournaments over the years, including both the Pasadena and San Diego Senior Games, and the first USAPA West Regional held in California.

Pickleball is able to up lift those who participate. Whether it’s someone who didn’t think they’d be able to stay active due to physical restrictions, or someone who finds needed friendships in fellow players. I look forward to serving on the board, listening to you, and finding ways to make Oceanside Pickleball the top place to compete, improve skills, and enjoy friendships.  You can email Jenae at

Mary Kolar
Vice President
My husband and I moved to Carlsbad in 2018. We are originally from Wisconsin where we both graduated from UW-Madison. We have five children, four born in Minnesota and the youngest in New Jersey. We’ve also lived in Scottsdale, Omaha and Boise. When we found out we were finally going to have a grandchild, we retired and moved to San Jose to help out. That is where we were introduced to Pickleball.Two years ago we moved to Los Angeles to help with our second grandchild. I love playing Chickleball on Tuesday’s and meeting all the friendly players. I look forward to getting to know you all and to help grow our club.
Kim Schavel
Coming soon!
For membership info, email Kim at
Sue Ivey
A co-ed softball friend introduced me to Pickleball shortly before I moved to Oceanside in 2012 and I’m hooked. Melba Bishop’s inviting atmosphere expedited great fellowship with many new friends and I’m grateful.

Born and raised in Chicago, I enjoyed playing girls softball in city parks. After completing my residency at the University of Michigan, I settled with my family in Grand Haven, MI. When not playing or enjoying family, I provide Primary Care at the San Diego VAMC. I’ve practiced adult outpatient medicine for 32 years with 17 years at the VA. I’m a veteran myself with two adult children. Colin’s a USN pilot in Texas and Lauren’s an Internal Med/Dermatology Resident at the University of Minnesota.

Pickleball was just the lifeline I needed when life changes arrived. It provided great friends, athletic challenges, and sunshine. Best of all, it gave simple pleasure. No other sport provides an out of town visitor a warm welcome and invitation to join play. We conjoin with an incredible worldwide community. I’ll see you on our courts or visiting under the Jacaranda trees.

Chula Eslamieh
Socal Director
Frankincense trees were the catalyst behind our move to Fallbrook in 2018. Within a month, I found a new sport and was immediately hooked. Not only was it challenging and fun, but it also provided a base for great friends who have helped me in learning the game.  Jason and I are both retired from Arizona State University. We have one daughter, and three grand daughters.