About Us

Meet the board

Alexandria Pickleball Association Board of Directors

Marc Illies

Marc Illies

2024-2025 President

Marc has been married to Sara for 38 years and has one son, three daughters and four grandchildren. His hobbies include enjoying the outdoors, playing and watching sports of all kinds and taking care of the grandkids.

 

Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson

2024-2025 Outgoing President

Keith is a retired veterinarian. Keith and his wife Jean, moved to Alexandria in 2015 and has been playing Pickleball in the area ever since. He has seen Pickleball grow significantly in numbers as well as seeing the level of play increase and looks forward to seeing Alexandria become a regional destination for Pickleball activity.

 

Jennifer Swanson

Jennifer Swanson

2024-2025 Board Member

Jennifer is originally from Alexandria. She has worked in the Dental field in Alexandria for the past 24 years. Jennifer and her husband Chris have one son. In her free time she loves pickleball, golf, being outdoors, crafting, and spending time with her family.

 

Craig Loos

Craig Loos

2024-2025 Secretary

Craig Loos is a retired executive of a large industrial wholesale distributor. Craig has been married for 52 years & has a daughter & son  His hobbies are, Pickleball, ATV trail riding, boating, wintering in Florida, and spoiling their four grandsons. 

 

Joani Nelson

Joani Nelson

2024-2025 Board Member

Joani is passionate about people, life and business. She thoroughly enjoys serving in her community by mentoring new business owners, emerging leaders and at risk young adults. In her free time she enjoys wake surfing, traveling, playing pickleball and spending time with friends and family while living a faith-filled life. Joani is married with one daughter, two sons and a grandson.

 

Jen Halman

Jen Halman

2024-2025 Vice President

Jen Halman is an artist and business owner originally from Sioux Falls, SD.  Jen previously served on the Board of Pickleball South Australia and is excited to help grow the sport here in Alexandria.  Jen is married with one son and three step-children. In addition to pickleball, Jen enjoys dragon boat racing and playing chess.

 

Rachel Rieniets

Rachel Rieniets

2024-2025 Treasurer

Rachel works in bank regulation. She and her husband Don moved to Alexandria in 2006 from the Fargo-Moorhead area.  She enjoys that pickleball can be both social and competitive. Along with pickleball, her hobbies include boating, golfing, biking, reading and crafting. 

 

Brett Maloney

Brett Maloney

2024-2025 Board Member

Brett was born and raised in Alexandria. After serving in the United States Air Force, he now owns a financial advisory firm in Alexandria. Outside of his love for pickleball, Brett enjoys hunting and fishing, cheering on his favorite sports teams, and traveling with his wife.