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Board of Directors

The CNRA is governed by a board of 9 directors. Each year 3 seats are open for election, with each appointment lasting for 3 years. Duties within the board are sorted out among the board members after the elections have been confirmed.
Terry Rogers
President
Hometown:Las Vegas (born in Buffalo, NY)
Family: My brother, sister, and 2 nephews and their families all still live in Buffalo. We all get tougher several times a year. Jack Hughes and I enjoy his family who reside in Las Vegas.
Racquetball Background: I began playing racquetball while in college in Buffalo and attended my first National tournament upon moving to San Francisco and I have never stopped playing and competing! While in SF we owned and operated a racquetball pro shop, taught lessons, and ran all of the racquetball activities at the club. I then became involved with the then CSRA which is now the CNRA as we support both California and Nevada. I am also on the board of the Women’s Senior Master Racquetball Association, the Military Racquetball Federation, and have also served as a USA Racquetball board member and continue to serve on several USA RB committees.
Racquetball Goals: I plan to continue playing as long as I can!!!! I would also love to continue working with all my current racquetball boards because we are making great strides with a number of initiatives which can only help the sport we know and love grow.
Dorcy Norton
Southern VP
Hometown:Escondido
Family: Divorced with 2 grown kids: my son (who plays racquetball too) and daughter-in law and grandson and my daughter
Racquetball Background: Started playing in the late 70s, loved the sport and started competing in tournaments in So. California-which were many back then! Worked part-time at a racquetball club, became racquetball director and ran leagues for 2 local clubs and many tourneys in the area. Also became involved with San Diego racquetball Association, became board member (treasurer, then president) also was coordinator for A travel league. We had a very large travel league program for San Diego county . Then motherhood became priority and stepped away from racquetball for 12 years. Returned about 15 years ago, and started playing,competing and helping out . Became a racquetball league director for LA Fitness and now run their shootouts in San Diego. Also have been tournament director for San Diego Open, Police and Fire Olympics and currently help run WOR Outdoor Nationals in Huntington Beach and Battle of the Borders.. Had the wonderful opportunity to help out with Wounded Warrior RB program in San Diego , assisting & teaching weekly. Also have a Facebook page (SoCal Racquetball) to promote and get RB info to the players-any and all tourneys in area. I'm fortunate to be sponsored by Gearbox and have a nickname of "Gearbox Team Mom". I love the sport and have a gift for organizing and running events, love bringing the RB community together for events. I recently had both my knees replaced, so am on hiatus from playing RB for awhile.
Racquetball Goals: to see the game and racquetball community grow both indoors and out. To also help players realize how joining the USAR/CNRA helps promote the sport and grow it. We need to have strong juniors programs to continue our sport
Margaret Pederson
Northern VP
Hometown: San Leandro
Family: I'm a triplet, which is interesting to say the least! Since 1986, I have owned and managed my stained glass studio, Sea Of Glass Studios. I custom design stained, beveled, leaded and copper foil panels for architects, designers, and residences.  My true love is historical church restoration and preservation.
Racquetball Background: I started playing racquetball at Wallbangers in the late 70's and took a class at Chabot College from hall-of-famer Keith Calkins. I won my first Women's C Singles, B And A tournaments in succession, and now play Open after several years in Elites. I have had the privilege and honor to have been sponored by HEAD for fourteen years. I was the Club Pro and Junior Racquetball Director at ClubSport Pleasanton for over twelve years. My specialty there was Junior Camps. While in Pleasanton I received my first level and advanced AmPro Certification and was the recipient of the IHRSA Racquetball Programming Award. I have been the Club Pro for the last four years at Renaissance Club Sport in Walnut Creek, where I run seasonal junior camps, junior clinics, adult private lessons, women's clinic, leagues, demo nights and special events. I started helping the state organization in 1992 as an associate member, joined the board in 1998, and am now serving my third term as Northern CA Vice President.
Racquetball Goals: To enhance our communication between the members and the board. To faciitate and improve and grow all of our sanctioned tournaments. The board represents the members and the members need to feel that they are truly an integral part of this state and their interests are being heard.
Jack Hughes
Treasurer
Hometown: Las Vegas
Family: Terry Rogers
Racquetball Background: Cofounder CARA 1984, CSRA and now CNRA, USAR Board of Directors member two terms, 1996-2004. Formerly owned and operated the Racquetball Plus pro shop at Prime Time Athletic Club with Terry Rogers planning and running all racquetball leagues, tournaments and events at the club.
Racquetball Goals: My general goal for the CNRA is to promote and improve racquetball in the states of California and Nevada. My specific goals are to assist our tournament directors in upgrading tournaments and shootouts. I am also the National Program Coordinator of the Military Racquetball Federation (MRF), holding a seat on the board and assisting in the operation of the organization.
Brian Dixon
Junior Liaison,
Newsletter
Hometown: Petaluma
Family: Have lived in Petaluma since 1993. Grew up not too far away in Novato. Carol (also a Racquetball player) and I have lived in our current home since 2000. I have been working as a Mortgage Broker since 1988 and am now doing solely Reverse Mortgages with Seniors Reverse Mortgage of Pleasant Hill. My parents still live in Novato. I am on the Board of Directors of COTS (Committee on the Shelterless) in Petaluma. This is a non-profit organization that helps homeless families and individuals to get back on their feet. I have been on the Board since 2004, as President of the Board 2005-2008. When not on the court or making loans, I like to go out and about with my camera to find that next "great" pic...
Racquetball Background: I have been playing Racquetball since I was 11 (1974) playing in Junior tournaments way back when...Currently I run the Junior Racquetball program at Petaluma Valley Athletic Club which averages between 30-40 students/players. I am an Advanced AMPRO certified instructor (Thanks Dave George!). I will play a tournament here and there, but really love to teach the sport.
Racquetball Goals: I want to see the High School programs in this state established. Also, want to see a regular calendar of Junior only tournaments for both Southern and Northern California. Want to establish a guide for club owners and program Directors for starting and running a junior program.
Ruben Antilla
Hometown:Redlands
Family: Married 17years. Wife: Monica Antilla. 3 children: Marissa Antilla 19yrs old; Reyna Antilla 16 yrs old (Racquetball player), Ruben William “Billy” Antilla 12yrs old (Racquetball Player)
Racquetball Background: 26 year player, CNRA board member, active member at Loma Linda Drayson Center and LA fitness in Redlands.
Racquetball Goals:
  1. To grow participation of the sport through targeted youth age segments.
  2. To utilize my recently acquired MBA degree in a capacity that grows the sport, specifically in a marketing and sponsorship capacity.
  3. Make real connections with colligate players and coaches in respect to game improvement, long term play, and USAR participation in tournaments.
  4. To assist and bring in more sanctioned tournaments to the Inlands Empire area.
John Bardos
Collegiate Liaison
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Stacey Rabanal
Hometown:I grew up in Santa Barbara, CA. Currently, I live in Alhambra located just south of Pasadena for the past 18 years.
Family: I have two sons. My youngest son Bryan plays high school baseball and racquetball. My eldest son Branden played 4 years of high school football. My entire immediate family currently plays sports, including my older brother and both of my retired parents.
Racquetball Background: I first played racquetball when I was 10 years old at Arcadia All Pro. My dad played there during the mid 80's and put me in their Summer Junior Racquetball League. It was my first and last time playing as a junior. Returned home to Santa Barbara and never came across courts. Life progressed. 22 years later, LA Fitness open in Alhambra with 5 courts. I joined the league, played for a few years, and eventually became their League Director. Currently, I'm the League Director at LA Fitness Pasadena. I'm also involved with Junior Racquetball. 2 years ago, I taught my son Bryan how to play. We both play indoor and outdoor tournaments. It's great having my family involved with the sport I love. I'm also a Sponsored Player/Regional Coordinator and Authorized Dealer for Prokennex Racquetball.
Racquetball Goals:
  • Grow and promote racquetball
  • Bring more awareness to the sport and tournaments
  • Focus on increasing collegiate and junior participation and programs
  • Provide an open door policy for members and players to discuss all racquetball related issues. Voice issues and ideas at monthly board meetings.
There is also an “Advisory Board” of members who are working alongside the Board of Directors to help with the CNRA programs. These are not voting positions, but a great way to help out. If you have some ideas for what the CNRA can do to build racquetball, drop Terry a line to discuss the ideas and see if you'd like to participate on the advisory board. Current advisory board members include:
Steve Cook
Advisory
(the r2 animal)
Hometown: Lodi
Family: Married with children
Racquetball Background: I first played racquetball in the mid 70’s, my dad used to play and I would go with him to the club and hit the ball around in between their games. I played off and on for several years when I could find people to play with me; I also took a class at Delta College. Finally around 1993 I hooked up with some guys at my club and started playing on a regular basis, My first tournament was the “Merced Spring Open”, after that I was hooked. I took some well need lessons and began to move my way up the ranks. It wasn’t long after that I started helping out Barbara Tibbens with the league at my home club as well as at West Lane in Stockton, then it moved into helping run the tournaments in both Lodi and Stockton. At that time Barbara was also a board member of the CARA and got me involved at the state level. A couple of years later I took over running the leagues and the two tournaments at my home club. I teach a junior class as well as give single and group lessons. Currently, John Ellis and I have been running tournaments together now for about 4 years throughout Northern California.
Racquetball Goals: To keep the sport of racquetball alive and thriving in California and to be a part of improving the sport and making it more visible and accessible to the public.
Del Villanueva
Advisory
Hometown: Concord
Family: Wife Patrice is a Harvard professor so travel is frequent between the two!
Racquetball Background: Del has been involved with racquetball for 43 years administratively & as a clinician. He is the Head Coach of the U.C. Berkeley racquetball team & has taken them to 20 Conference Championship titles (15 consecutive) & is the winningest coach of the last 2 decades in the region. Del serves on the National Intercollegiate council (governing body of collegiate racquetball). He was the USAR collegiate coach of the year in 2004 & the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) volunteer coach of the year in 2005. A CNRA board member since 1991, Del is the Club pro at the Oakwood AC, Lafayette & Junior director at Club Sport, San Ramon. An AMPRO Coach/Advanced instructor, Del has his own signature camps. His instructional have been published numerous times in "Racquetball Magazine" & the now defunct "Killshot". He is sponsored by GearBox
Racquetball Goals: I like to see Racquetball grow & it's current players stay excited, as a result I'd like to continue to introduce new players it& nurture grassroots racquetball & share my excitement as a clinician, coach, player & administrator.
Laura Carlson
Advisory
Hometown:Reno
Family: Husband Alan of 30 years with 3 adult kids, Ken Hannah and Roger
Racquetball Background: First picked up a racquet in 1982 and enjoyed the social game as well as competition for over 30 years until health issues sidelined me.
Racquetball Goals: To make sure the Nevada racquetball community continues its relationship with California Racquetball as those in Las Vegas benefit from Southern California racquetball relationships and those from Reno and rural racquetball communities benefit from the Northern California racquetball communities.
Bill George
Advisory / WOR Liaison
Hometown:Sacramento
Family: Married to the beautiful Michele George. Two children: Andrew George (married and living in Spokane Wa. Disability counselor) and Kim Utter (married, one child: Addision, Hartford Insurance senior adjuster)
Racquetball Background: First picked up a racquet at 43 and immediately loved it. Really started playing at 45 and I've not looked back. As a past professional bowler and the love of playing all sports, I loved the strategy and competiveness of the game. As I progressed in skill and desire for racquetball I began to get involved with the growth of the game by joining the CNRA team as an Advisory Board member then on the Board. I've dropped back to an Advisory Board member so I can focus more on my other racquetball position as the Northern California Director for World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR).
Racquetball Goals: To keep playing and playing and get others to do the same!