PRESIDENT Cindy Tilbury | Malibu, California
Newsletter, Tournament Director, NMRA Hall of Fame Inductee [2014]

In 2010, Cindy retired from a career in IT and now spends her time promoting the sport. She started playing racquetball 40 years ago and never quit. She now serves as a Director on the Boards of the NMRA, the Women’s Senior Master Racquetball Association and USA Racquetball – and still finds time to make her way onto a court four or five times a week.

VICE PRESIDENT Karen Grisz |  Alexandria, Virginia
Membership, Tournament Director

With over 20 years of tournament and board experience, Karen is committed to promoting the sport, providing quality events for 40+ players and increasing NMRA membership. She served separate terms as Secretary and Treasurer while on the Virginia (CVRA) Board, plus organized numerous local events, while also staffing national tournament desks at the US Open.

SECRETARY Mike Grisz | Alexandria, Virginia
Future Fund, Tournament Director, NMRA Hall of Fame Inductee [2019]

Mike Grisz is a long time competitive player who is now trying to give back to the sport. He is President of the Texas Racquetball Association, Secretary of the National Masters Racquetball Association, and a Board Member for both the Commonwealth of Virginia Racquetball Association and the International Racquetball Tour. Professionally, he is a CPA and wealth management specialist who serves clients across the country.

TREASURER Patrick Gibson | Fort Worth, Texas
Tournament Director, NMRA Hall of Fame Inductee [2014]

Patrick spends his day counseling families in crisis, and plays at the Maverick Club at night. He has been on the NMRA board since 2008 and has earned a series of Mixed Doubles gold medals with Carmen. He loves playing with his four grandsons and looks forward to teaching them to play racquetball.

Carmen Alatorre-Martin | Arlington, VA
Membership, Tournament Director, NMRA Hall of Fame Inductee [2017]

In addition to marshalling the local Fort Myer military players group, Carmen has a demanding career consulting with area businesses on government agency programs in DC. Her husband and daughter also play seriously, while she captures NMRA mixed doubles titles with teammate Patrick Gibson. She has served on the NMRA Board for several years, helping to promote racquetball wherever she goes.

Bill Baker | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
70+ Focus, Financial Advice, NMRA Hall of Fame Inductee [2019]

A long-time member of NMRA, Bill was appointed to a board vacancy to help reach out to 70+ players. Since retiring from Law Enforcement he served as Board President of a municipal water district, and was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the California State Dental Board. He also does commercial acting, is a member of SAG-AFTRA, and has his own Law Enforcement Management consulting firm.

Chris Poucher | Atlanta, GA
Fundraising, Tournament Director

Retired from the insurance industry, Chris is an avid player who trains hard to compete at the national and international levels (with partners like legendary Ruben Gonzalez) and has even been known to take to the court several times a day. He’s a philanthropist who enjoys travel and adventure, and is a faithful supporter of everything about the sport. He’s served as a board director for both the NMRA and USA Racquetball, and was elected to his current term in 2019.

John Winings | Woodbridge, CA
Membership Development, Tournament Director

Since 1989 John has worked as a Game Warden, Lieutenant, and Captain for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. He took up the sport in the San Diego area in 1983, and he is passionate about his wife Marni, three children of whom he is very proud, racquetball, the outdoors, hiking, backpacking, and fishing. John is serving his second board term and truly believes in the NMRA tournament format.

Marni Winings | Woodbridge, CA
Membership Development, Tournament Director

Marni and John met at a racquetball tournament and have been together since 2009, enjoying mixed doubles, hiking and backpacking together. In 2012 Marni retired, sold her racquet club in Eugene, Oregon and the couple married. In her new NMRA role, she hopes that her experience as an Oregon Racquetball Association director, and current tournament director, will help increase memberships and participation.

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