Super Senior International Pickleball Association
Operating Board

Tim Kuss – President
Centennial, CO (Denver suburb)

  • Family - Wife - Kristin, 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 nutritional consulting and distribution business. Book author: A Guidebook to Clinical Nutrition for The Health Professional

  • Pickleball: IPTPA Teaching Professional & Colorado Regional Director, 5.0 rated player, USAPA National Medalist

  • 2015 State Games of America: 2 gold medals, Regional Tournaments: 1 gold, 2 bronze

  • 2016 - Regional Tournaments -3 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze 

  • 2016 – Nationals VIII – 65+ Bronze Men’s Doubles

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 & Greater OKC Ambassador software trained/5 Tournament Director for 8 Tournaments;

  • 2014 - Nationals VI    Bronze 60+ Mixed Doubles

  • 2015 – Palm Dessert Classic    Bronze 60+ Singles & WDoubles

  • 2016  - Mid South Pioneer Award

  • 2016 – Mid South Regional Silver 60+ Singles, WDoubles & MXDoubles

  • 2016 – TX Senior Games Silver 60+ Singles, WDoubles & MXDoubles

  • 2016 – NM Senior Games Gold 60+ Singles, WDoubles & MXDoubles

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

Debbie Forrester - IFP Liaison

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 

Mark Kellam - Memberships

Denton, TX

  • Family: Wife-Joni, two children, Kim and Dan

  • Education: BS in Business from Kutztown State University

  • President/CEO – Kellam Consulting LLC

  • Retired Financial Systems Management, The Walt Disney Company

  • Hobbies: Pickleball, Golf, anything sports related, music, technology

  • Pickleball –Robson Ranch Denton Pickleball Club Board

  • Maintains membership records, member correspondence, membership renewals, edit and publish the newsletter, maintain/update the tournament schedule spreadsheet.

Jeff Stone - Tournament Operations

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. 

Ford Roberson - Executive Director

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: Table Tennis, Tennis, Golf, No-limit Holdem Poker, Pickleball

  • Pickleball - USAPA Ambassador, IPTPA Regional Director Texas, Certified USAPA Referee, Served on several USAPA committees, 5.0 rated player, competed in many different state

  • 2014-2016 - State, Regional, USAPA National Medalist, State Games of America Medalist, Huntsman Medalist, US Open Medalist, National Senior Games Award

  • 2016 - 4 Regional Tournaments - 6 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze 

  • 2016 – Nationals VIII – 65+ Bronze Men’s Doubles

  • 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.

  • Board meetings – staff will be a part of board meetings for questions/answers, presentations and recommendations.

Dave Allenbaugh - 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, learning to fly RC helicopters

  • 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.

Website Last Update: 11-21-2020