Rick Bell, SCPA’s newest board member, is shown above with his wife, Mary Bell, daughter Kaitlin, her boyfriend Drew, and Winnie the dog. Kaitlin and Drew have played pickleball with SCPA when visiting Summit County.
Rick and Mary hail from Ohio and are enthusiastic Ohio State Buckeyes fans (misguidedly, in the opinion of your author, a Penn State alum). Rick is retired from Chrysler Corporation, where he was the Automation Trainer. He’s been involved with nonprofit organizations and especially youth sports for many years —including as a soccer referee, coach and President of the Salem Soccer League.
Rick’s other passion is the great outdoors, as he’s seen here on top of Colorado 14er Mount Lincoln with his daughter Lisa. He’s a member of The Colorado Mountain Club’s Gore Range Group, as well as the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. He even has an official “Ranger Rick” outfit!
Rick started playing pickleball when his neighbor, Linda, introduced him and Mary to it. They got hooked and are really enjoying playing with the great people at SCPA. Rick joined our board in late January.