Peak to Peak Pickleball

The Heart of the Rockies - Chaffee County, Colorado

Board of Directors

Diane Cannella, Secretary

I grew up in Upstate New York and then lived in Florida for many years where I met my husband, Jim. We moved to Colorado (Littleton) in 2007 and just love the Colorado landscape and weather. We took a road trip one weekend to Salida and fell in love with the town and said, “We could live here” and in 2016 we made that move and absolutely love it. 

I have spent my career in Corporate Accounting/Compliance including the last 17 years in Compliance consulting. Consulting has allowed me to partially retire, and I expect to make that full time retirement in 2023. I discovered Pickleball about 4 years ago and found it to be an easy transition from tennis and to be a new passion for me. I plan for the extra time to be gained with full time retirement to be spent with my husband traveling and exploring other parts of Colorado and the West as well as increasing my time spent on the Pickleball court, riding my bike, working on my flowers/plants, and socializing with all the great friends I have met in Salida.    

I have assisted with the Peak-to-Peak Pickleball tournaments, and I look forward to expanding my support of this wonderful club by serving on the Board of Directors. Pickleball is such a popular and growing sport, and it is great to be a part of the Pickleball community.

Rose Seavey, Vice President

I was born and raised in Cincinnati.  I lived in Minot ND for 7 years before moving to Evergreen Colorado.  As an OR nurse, I needed to be closer to work, so I moved to Arvada where I met my husband, Jim.  We started a consulting business in 2003.  I wrote a book titled Sterile Processing In Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Accreditation Surveys. The consulting business allowed us to travel all over the world educating and helping hospital prepare for their accreditation surveys.

I was introduced to pickleball in Arvada and was immediately hooked on the sport.  We wanted to get out of the big city and move to the mountains.  One of the criteria for the move was to make sure the community had Pickleball.  So in 2018 we moved to Salida.  I am now retired and I love this community and our Peak to Peak Pickleball Club.

Ashlee Cerda, Board Member - I was born and raised in Wisconsin, studied in Indiana, and moved to Costa Rica before ultimately making my way to Colorado to receive my Master's in Public Health from the University of Colorado in 2014. I coached high school girls and club lacrosse during my time in Denver. For the last 10 years, I have worked in the healthcare IT space and currently work in External Affairs for a national healthcare information technology
company.

I have called Salida and Poncha Springs home since 2021 and love everything about this magical place. 

I enjoy camping, fishing, archery, backcountry skiing, mountain biking, my dogs, and traveling to Central and South America.
I hope to continue to support Peak to Peak Pickleball on the Board of Directors and help promote the sport through community engagement, partnerships, intergenerational connection, and the health and economic benefits it provides to this community.

Cheryl Piderit, President

Lucky for me, I am a Colorado native born in Denver and raised in Golden.  Following a brief stint in Kansas to attend a small liberal arts college and 10 years in Chicago, I choose Colorado as my forever home.  Both of my children and two grandkids live in Denver.  Six years ago, I retired after a 40 year career in closing operations for the title insurance industry. After spending 3 years in Fairplay, I followed my boyfriend, Kevin, to Salida and have never looked back.  We love to hike, play golf, ride bikes, try out new breweries, work around our home and now play pickleball.

 In the past, I have served on several Board of Directors.  In Denver I was on the Board at Senior Resource Center an organization dedicated to keeping seniors in their homes as long as possible.  In Fairplay, I was on the Board at the Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of the Fairplay Community.

 I fell in love with pickleball three years ago.  While I enjoyed my years playing tennis, I am now passionate about this new sport.  I especially love all the new friends we have met through playing pickleball.  It was a fun and a learning experience helping with the tournament this year.  I welcome the opportunity to support the Peak to Peak Pickleball Club in any way I can. 

Brenda Sampson, Board Member -

My time growing up was split between Sacramento, California, and a small town in eastern Kansas.  After high school I studied Music Therapy and Music Education at the University of Kansas, returning to the same university for Masters work in Social Welfare.  I worked for years in the mental health setting until my interests took me to North Africa, working with Peace Corps.  After my time working there and traveling afterward, I was drawn to holistic health, went back to school and received certification in massage and bodywork.  

Darrell, my husband, and I have traveled to Colorado for recreation for as long as I can remember. In 2005 he found our place in Salida, and we eventually moved here full time.

I have sat on boards as we raised our boys in Lawrence, Kansas, and have run a couple of businesses, responsible for overseeing significant budgets.  I have also developed and taught various workshops through the years for peers and community.

I have enjoyed pickleball for many years, and while my skill improvement has been slow and steady, I mostly find the recreational and social aspect of it enjoyable.  The game has given me a lot of joy and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the board.

Clint Lawrence, Past President (non-voting) - I was born in Ohio and after serving in the Army in Texas, I moved to Fort Worth and spent most of my life there. After retiring in 1998 and a lot of travel around the country, we decided on Salida for our next home. In addition to pickleball, I enjoy skiing, fly fishing, golf, woodworking and model railroading.

John Vandewalle, Board Member

John sits on the Boards of various businesses and philanthropic organizations and is very involved with the Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University as an advisory council member, and was an adjunct marketing professor. He is a mentor in The Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring program, a mentor at Rockhurst University for the executive MBA program and was a mentor at Southwest High School and Big Brothers Big Sisters in Kansas City. He was a member and the past President of The Overland Park South Rotary Club as well as a 2 term District Governor for Rotary. John also serves/d on the Board of AlignED (The Alliance for Childhood Education); the Board of Reaching Out From Within and volunteer mentor in the prisons; the Board of the Kansas City Tech Academy, the Board of the Kansas City Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program (KCSAPP); on The Johnson County Visioning Committee, The Kansas Power of the People Committee; the Board of Heart to Heart International, the Board of The Gordon Parks Elementary School, the Board of The Epilepsy Foundation, the Board of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

 He has been involved with sports all his life and loves tennis, squash, pickleball, skiing, hiking, bicycle riding and gardening. He was responsible for organizing the neighborhood tennis group for 30 years where they played outdoors year-round.

 He has been playing tennis and pickleball sporadically in Salida during his visits and now wishes to get more involved. He really wants to see pickleball expand to attract more age groups and become a family activity that becomes a beacon of the lifestyle in Salida. He believes that all the social and well-being benefits that pickleball brings is deserving of a strong presence in every community.

Terry Pintane, Board Member -  I moved to Chaffee County in 1995 with my wife Laura and our daughter Shannon. We started our own business and then became partners in
Mariposa Window and Door. We then became sole owners for thirteen years and sold the business in 2016. Laura introduced me to pickleball in 2021 and I have been enjoying it immensely. I was a runner most of my life and learned to ski and mountain bike after moving to Colorado. I have the time to volunteer and would like to contribute to the great game of pickleball here in Chaffee County.



Peak to Peak Pickleball is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Salida, Colorado 81201

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