Super Senior International Pickleball Association
Operating Board

Ford Roberson - President

Robson Ranch, Denton, TX

  • Family: Wife - Catherine, two children, Joy and Kyle, 4 grandchildren

  • Education: BS - Angelo State University, MAT - Angelo State University, MEd - Abilene      Christian University, Superintendent and Mid-Management Certifications, TEA

  • Retired Professional Educator Texas (28 years), Associate Superintendent,                        Duncanville ISD, Gold and Diamond Dealer (35 years), Founder and Executive              Director of Texas Math and Science Coaches Association

  • Hobbies/Interests: Golf, No-limit Texas Holdem Poker, Pickleball, Softball and Senior          Track and Field

  • Pickleball – USA Pickleball and IFP Ambassador, IPTPA Regional Director Texas,              Certified USA Pickleball Referee, Served on several USA Pickleball committees, 4        years SSIPA Executive Director (retired)

  • 2014-2019 - State, Regional, USA Pickleball National Medalist, State Games of                  America Medalist, Huntsman Medalist, US Open Medalist, National Senior Games        Award, Italian Open Age Champion, Spanish Open Age Champion

  • 2019 - 3 Regional Tournaments -3 gold in men’s 65 doubles 

  • International Competition – Spain, Italy, Germany, Japan, Canada

  • IFP – Bainbridge Cup Team Members 2017-19 vs Team Europe, 3 victories

  • SSIPA President – Conduct Board Meetings, Coordinate with the Executive Director,          Develop Board Agendas, Staff, USA Pickleball and IFP Relations

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Vicky Noakes – Vice President

Edmond, OK/Ruidoso, NM

  • Family: Husband, Don Son-Scott & Daughter-Stacy

  • Education: BS in Education; MS in Career & Technical Education  University of Central               Oklahoma

  • Retired High School Family & Consumer Science Teacher, Girls Tennis & Basketball coach        (27 years)

  • Hobbies/Interests: Pickleball, Digital Scrapbooking, Computers, & Travel

  • Mid South Oklahoma District Ambassador,

  • PPR Certified Coach  

  • Pickleballtournaments.com trained Tournament Director

  • 2018 – USAPA Nationals Bronze 65+Singles  Silver 65+ WDoubles

  • 2019 -- National Senior Games Bronze 65+ MX Doubles

  • 2019 – USAPA Nationals Bronze 65+ 4.5 WDoubles  Silver 65+4.5 MXDoubles

  • 2019 – SSIPA Worlds Gold 65+ Singles  Gold 65+MXDoubles  Bronze 65+WDoubles

Christopher Thomas - Secretary

The Villages, FL
 

  • Education: BA in Sec. Educ./History from Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD.; CDP in Computer Science from Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA.; MBA in Info Systems from Univ. of Texas at Arlington, TX.
     

  • Occupation: Retired as Info Systems Manager/Project Manager from SABRE/American Airlines at DFW, TX.
     

  • Hobbies: Movies, Travel, Reading
     

  • Pickleball: Ambassador; past USAPA Western Region Director; past USAPA Ratings Chair; past commissioner on the Palm Desert, CA. Parks & Rec. Commission and Riverside County, CA. Parks and Rec. Commission; tournament director of multiple events; played in tournaments in 31 states and in Mexico and Spain

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Dave Allenbaugh - Treasurer / Web Master

Santa Cruz, CA

  • Family: Wife - Cher, two children, David & Kelly + 3 grandchildren

  • Education: BS in Electrical Engineering Mich. Technological Univ., MBA Univ. of New Hampshire

  • Retired from Computer industry, 4 years USAF

  • Hobbies: Pickleball, Golf, Hiking, Traveling, Motorcycle Touring

  • Pickleball: Started playing 3 years ago, board member of the Santa Cruz Pickleball Club and maintain websites for Santa Cruz and SSIPA

  • Develop and update the Website, make recommendations for website improvement, review content correctness, maintain website license.

  • Not many tournaments but try to play 2-3 times a week.

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Debbie Forrester - Memberships

Ridgway, CO & San Carlos, Sonora, MX

  • Family: Husband Kim, Two Daughters Megan and Lauren, 2 Grand Children Lanaya and Ylva

  • Education: B.S. Pharmacy, University of New Mexico, Board Certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy

  • Retired:  Pharmacy Owner (15yrs), Manager Mail Order Pharmacy (8 yrs), Administrator/CEO , Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital (10 yrs), Part-time Retail Pharmacist (10 yrs) 

  • Hobbies/Interests:  Fly Fishing, Ocean Fishing, Sailing, Hiking, 4 Wheeling, Travel, Knitting, Pickleball. Private Pilot, Sailboat Captain Certification 

  • Former Pro Woman Handball Player (30 yrs) 2 World championships and 5 National                   Championships 

  • Pickleball: USAPA Ambassador, Board of Director-San Carlos Pickleball Association, 4.5 Rated                      

    • 2014, 2015-Huntsman Senior Games                        

    • 2016, 2017-USAPA West Regionals                        

    • 2015, 2016-USAPA Great Plains Regional                        

    • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018-Duel in the Desert Palm Creek                        

    • 2018-USAPA Mountain Regionals 
       
       

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Jeff Stone - At Large

Surprise, AZ

  • Family: Wife Donna, son Scott and his wife Lynn. Five grandkids: JJ, Skylar, Isabel, Hayleigh, and Garrett. 
     

  • Education: Attended Western Illinois University. Major in Physical Education and Parks and Recreation. Masters Degree from Northern Illinois University in Physical Education and Statistics.
     

  • Occupation: Taught physical education for 33 years, coached basketball for 26 years and track & field for 28 years. Taught pickleball in our schools in Illinois as a winter sports activity for 16 years. Started playing pickleball in 2012 and now have three generations of Stone’s playing pickleball.
     

  • Hobbies: Teaching pickleball fundamentals, Texas Hold’em, and Future of Pickleball
     

  • Pickleball: President of Surprise Pickleball Association, Lifetime member of SSIPA, Teach fundamentals of pickleball and Coach strategy boot camps for doubles teams.  Tournament director for Surprise Tournaments over the last 3 years.  Helped plan the first SSIPA tournament ever here in Arizona, and will be the tournament director for the SSIPA West Regionals 2018 here in Surprise.  I love planning for the future of this very addictive game. 

Tim Kuss – Executive Director
Centennial, CO (Denver suburb)

  • ·Family - three sons, Aaron, Lucas & Brandon & 2 grandchildren

  • Education: BA – Urbana University, MS - American Holistic College of Nutrition

  • Nutrition Consultant in private practice, founder and CEO of Infinity Health, a nutrition              distribution and consulting business. Book author: A Guidebook to Clinical Nutrition for           the Health Professional

  • Pickleball: IPTPA Teaching Professional & Colorado Regional Director, Twice USAPA              National Medalist, Tournament Director – Colorado Open

  • Original SSIPA Board member & Former President of SSIPA Board of Directors for 2 years

  • Conduct and coordinate daily operations with the staff, maintain the strategic alliance              agreement with USAPA, coordinate the operations of SSIPA tournaments, maintain                relationships with tournament directors, provide recommendations to the board, evaluate      the effectiveness of daily operations.