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Meet The Board of Directors

The Voyager Pickleball Club's mission is: To promote pickleball through play, education, drills, clinics, and competitive tournaments for residents and visitors as well as providing opportunities for social activities.

Our overall theme is to encourage sportsmanship, camaraderie and safety through fun & exercise.


Evelyn Bellotti-Busch

Hiking, backpacking,crafting,and Pickleball are the activities that fill my days.  Zena, my dog, is a Pet Partner certified dog that helps me with my love for volunteering.  Kevin, my husband, and I live in Sisters, OR when we are not at Voyager.


Vice President
Jerry Heintze
My wife Barb and I moved to Tucson from Champaign, Illinois in 1997, and moved to the Voyager in 2017.  I always tell people we moved from North Kolb to South Kolb. I took up pickleball about a year after we moved here and I was addicted about a month later.  I'm also on the softball team here in the park. The other thing that keeps me busy is dog sitting.  We are almost always watching one dog or more. Our daughter lives in the Seattle area so we get to spend the summers up there, out of the heat, and playing more pickleball!


Beryl Schultze


I first came to Voyager in 2002 to visit my sister and her husband, but it wasn't until I retired in 2013 that I tried pickleball. After years of playing almost every day, a knee replacement and an Achilles tendon slowed me down some, but I still love it! I go back to my home state of Minnesota in the summers and over Christmas to spend time with the rest of my family and my Minnesota friends... and of course to play pickleball!

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Lori Schneider


Neal and I are full time Voyager residents moving here in April 2020.  A Pennsylvania girl, I graduated from Penn State University with a degree in sociology and psychology.  I retired in 2010 after owning a mail and parcel shipping center in Pottstown, Pennsylvania for 21 years. I became addicted to pickleball soon after being introduced to the game in the summer of 2020.  I want to share my enthusiasm for the game by encouraging fun on the courts and mentoring new players.


Structured Play/Player Improvement

Catherine Brown

My husband and I were raised in Sacramento, California and we came to Tucson to be near my daughter, son in law, and 6 grandsons.  We love and play as much pickleball as time allows. When we are not playing pickleball we are attending grandsons school events, baseball, soccer, plays, etc. We also love going to sporting events such as, U of A Football and U of A Girls Softball. My husband and I are San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49er fans. Any San Francisco fans out there? We may have moved away from California but our teams will always be in our hearts. We also love playing card games, dominoes, dice games, and just visiting with friends.

As the Player Improvement and Structured Play Coordinator I am putting my training and design skills to good use in documenting the lesson plans and organizing structured play.


Court Maintenance
Mark Jordan

My wife Malinda and me are full-time RVers, and decided to make Voyager our home base several years ago.  I was introduced to Pickleball while camping here with a group of friends pre-Covid and fell in love with the game. Volunteering for the Board helps me to give back to an activity and a community which has embraced me while now living full-time at Voyager.


Player and Constituent Representative
Dave Sharafinski

Quite thankful to be here. Most thankful to SERVE. Your suggestions to enhance our pickleball fun are most welcome. Together we’ll liaison with our Board. And if your pickleball feathers get ruffled, challenging your inner peace, let’s chat. 

I love to laugh. Humor finds my funny bone more often than the ball finds my paddle. I aspire to be fair, honest, logical, empathetic and caring. Join me!   


Tournament Director
Diane McGee and Karen Tratiak

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