President (interim)

Kirk Foster

The President leads the Board in developing a vision for the Club’s future and with their assistance establishes short- and long-term goals, objectives, and policies to implement Board decisions.

Kirk and his wife Kathy joined the Club in 2012. Kirk has served on the Board in various capacities and as tournament co-director for club tournaments. Along with playing pickleball, Kirk and Kathy have been active in tournament operations and enjoy the abundant outdoor activities available in Central Oregon and spending time with family. Their son and his family recently relocated to Bend.
Vice President | Director of Communications

Cynde Hargrave

The Director of Communications is responsible for dispersing all communications to Club members and external communication including website management, social media, and media communications.

Cynde's career was in marketing, market research, and environmental consulting. She moved to Bend from the Bay Area in 2014 while still doing some contract work. She became aware of pickleball while walking through Pine Nursery Park and striking up a conversation with then Club President Bill Brown. He encouraged her to join the Club and learn the game. She was hooked. Like many of us new to Bend, the Club has introduced Cynde to a community of new, like-minded friends. Her 3-year Board term is through June 30, 2024.
Secretary (interim)

Susan Day

The Secretary is responsible for issuing notifications and agendas for all Board and General Membership meetings, developing, and maintaining meeting minutes and records of Club business.

Susan moved from the valley to Bend in 2014 and has been playing pickleball since spring of 2011. The only thing keeping her off the pickleball court is her marriage of thirty plus years, travel, floating or kayaking the Deschutes, visiting her grandson, and her career.

Susan’s career started at 16 when she joined NIKE in Beaverton, OR, in Customer Service. She is still working as a Sr. Project Manager in Benefits for Providence St. Joseph Health.


Alane Harrold

The Treasurer is responsible for all financial aspects of club operations including incoming money from tournaments, membership dues, fund-raising events, and for the payment of all bills. She works with the Club's accountant to manage the accounts and prepare the annual reports.

Alane keeps the Membership Director informed of any dues received via USPS, maintains financial records, and presents financial reports to the Board for planning purposes. She may assist in the development of additional social events to make the membership experience richer for members. Alane's 3-year Board term is through June 30, 2024.
Membership Chair

Brian Firebaugh

In our rapidly growing club, the Membership Chair manages all member registrations, renewals, and updates and sets up new members in CourtReserve.

Brian has been an active member of the Club since its beginning and has served on the executive board in various capacities several times. Brian and his wife, Anita, moved here in 2009 and were introduced to pickleball by a neighbor a month before the Pine Nursery courts opened. Brian balances his pickleball obsession with kayaking, camping, chess, and the oriental game of Go. His 3-year Board term is through June 30, 2024.
Court Utilization Chair

Craig Poole

The Court Utilization Chair is responsible for development and oversight of policy and implementation of all organized play including round robins and drop-in play. This position continuously monitors the utilization of courts. In the past, this person has also served as the Club’s Vice President.

Craig develops organizational calendars for round robin play and captains, establishes times and rules for challenge court play, manages the member skill-ratings process, develops additional winter-play facilities as appropriate, and coordinates with the Director of Training to ensure that unused court space is available during Club-managed hours to provide for additional skills-based training. Craig's 3-year Board term as Court Utilization Chair is through June 30, 2023.
Director At Large #1 | Director of Training & Development

Janet Davis

The T&D Director designs and implements in-house, skill-based training sessions, mentoring, and coaching programs. This person also identifies and works with professional trainers to provide skill training opportunities to Club members.

The Director At Large assists with Club operations and develops and implements rating policies and practices. The Club President may assign this person to assist other Board members with specific projects.

Like many have said before, “If it wasn’t for pickleball, I wouldn’t have met you and you and you and you…. For Janet, pickleball is all about dinks, drops, drives, and no drama, all to keep both mentally and physically active.
Janet recently retired after 40 years of teaching and being a parent educator on both TV and radio. Now
her time is filled with pickleball, being a wife and mom, pickleball, caring for her 94-year-old dad, and well, pickleball. She knew the Board would be the perfect fit for getting connected to the Bend community. After all, to be dedicated to a project one must be passionate about the subject!
Scott McIntosh
Court Operations Director (interim)

Scott McIntosh

This officer manages the maintenance of all physical facilities under Club control at Pine Nursery Park. This includes day-to-day cleaning and maintenance, all physical setup, management of any upgrades, as well as setup, takedown, and final decisions over where temporary facilities should be placed during tournaments.

In 1982, when Scott and his wife moved to Bend, he worked as a roofing contractor. He then became maintenance director for their local church, a job he held for 22 years before retiring in 2019. Scott loves to travel, and one of his passions is helping people in need. He first heard about pickleball watching a TV news clip in 2014. Today you can find him on the courts 5-6 days a week the summer long.

Scott’s position as Court Operations Director is interim until its current 3-year term closes June 30, 2024.

Director At Large #2

RJ Petershagen

The Director At Large assists with Club operations and develops and implements rating policies and practices. The Club President may assign this person to assist other Board members with specific projects.

An Oregon native and graduate of the University of Oregon, in 1985 RJ was living in Washington State when first introduced to pickleball—wood paddles and all. In 2011, RJ and his family moved to Bend, and he has been playing regularly ever since. RJ is both a certified pickleball coach and instructor. He assists the Club’s Director of Training & Development with improving members’ play and performance. RJ’s 3-year Board term as Director At Large is through June 30, 2026.