The Heart of the Rockies - Chaffee County, Colorado
Board of Directors
Marnie Knapp, President – Originally from Minnesota, I moved to Colorado in 1989 because I love the outdoors. After 29 years of teaching elementary and middle school math/science in the Denver area, I retired and with my husband, Tom, moved to Salida, where we had spent many summer weekends kayaking. I now spend my free time playing music (harp, hammered dulcimer, piano, ukulele), and enjoying the outdoors. When I’m not playing pickleball, I am whitewater kayaking, motorcycling, stand-up-paddle boarding, snowboarding, gardening, or making stained glass mosaics.
Rick Hum, Vice President – Rick moved to Colorado in 1972 to ski with a friend returning from Viet Nam. He lived in Summit County from 1972 to 1995. While there, he volunteered with many community organizations and served in local elected offices. He moved to Denver in 1995 when offered the Deputy Director position with Great Outdoors Colorado. He and Sue Ann bought a place in Mesa Antero in 2015. Both are active in many Chaffee County organizations.
Cheryl McBride, Secretary – A native Texan, happily retired with my husband, Clint Lawrence (aka The Hunk) for over 20 years. Before building our home in Salida ten years ago, we were full time RVers who zig-zagged across the country for four years. Quilting, mixed media art, and British TV are my guilty pleasures. I am “Mimi” to eight-year-old Wiley in Dallas.
Clint Lawrence, Treasurer (aka The Hunk) – 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.
Doug Moser, Board Member – I grew up in Amarillo, TX where I still have a property-related business, but lived in the Chicago area for the bulk of my career. As a boy I went to camp in Buena Vista and always wanted to live here. So….half a century later, my lovely wife, Joy, and I built a home just north of Princeton Hot Springs, and we love it here. We have been playing pickleball for about the two years we have lived in the valley. We enjoy the game and love the people.
Jennifer Eggleston, Board Member – I grew up in Wyoming and after graduating from the University of Wyoming moved to Colorado. We landed in Buena Vista in 1996 and raised our kids here. My husband, Derrick, and I spent our 23 years in BV running our kids from one activity to another, managing our two businesses and enjoying time in the outdoors as much as possible. I retired from my CPA practice in 2017 which gave me time to learn Pickleball. When I’m not on the court, I’m hiking, biking, or traveling.
Tom Knapp, Board Member -
Marnie and I moved to the valley in 2015 from the Colorado Front Range, and started playing pickleball late season 2017. I am mostly a recreational player, but would like to improve my PB skills.
Formany years, I was an avid whitewater kayaker and canoeist. While deeply involved in kayaking, I served for 4-years on the board of the Colorado Whitewater Association as Membership Director. Now I do easier water in kayaks and on stand-up paddleboards. I enjoy mountain biking, motorcycle touring, camping and exploring. For much of my working career I was a financial manager for the National Park Service.
Rhonda Davis, Board Member
Alex Ware, Board Member - I grew up 35 miles north of Philadelphia in Perkasie, Pa. I attended college at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois where I majored in business administration and ran cross country and track (best mile 4:13.3 in 1971). I married Joan Sieber in June of 1972 and we moved to Colorado. Our family took most of our vacations to Colorado and have always loved it here (hiking and mountain climbing in particular). We bought a house in Buena Vista in 2016 and absolutely love the area. Joanie talked me into trying pickleball December 2018 and I fell in love with the game immediately. Hopefully I can pay back for the joy the game gives me in my board position.
Peak to Peak Pickleball is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Salida, Colorado 81201