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 W3EPBleague@gmail.com
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.