Have worked with casinos since 1997 (Still doing business with my first casino) Have run countless 100 plus player events across the country, including many side by side events with the WPBA (Soaring Eagle, Paradise IL, Tunica, Albuquerque). Assistant tournament director under Steve for 4-5 years. Site coordinator the last 3-4 years. Mini tournament director/ second chance director BCAPL Vegas 2005-2014Began the WSPA (Wisconsin State Poolplayer Association) with over 4000 members Directed State tournaments in WI and MI for the past 10 or more years.
Sharon fell in love with billiards while a student at Howard University. She is an avid amateur player part-time and is a practicing attorney in the District of Columbia and South Carolina. She is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association and former member of the WBPA Rules of Conduct Committee. Sharon is also a member of the J. Pechauer NorthEast Women's Tour. Sharon is a graduate of Howard University and the University of Baltimore School of Law.
LoreeJon Has been involved in the billiard industry since she was a little girl. She owned a Pool room in NJ and now co owns a billiard retail store "LoreeJons Pool Tables Plus" in Greenville, SC.
She joined the WPBA at age 11 and in the 1990s she served on the board. She is very passionate about the WPBA and wants women's pool to be back on top. She is also back playing competitively after a 10-year break. LoreeJon is an 8-time World Champion, a 3-time US Open and WPBA National Champion and a 5 time Player of the Year. She is in the BCA Hall of Fame and the WPBA Hall of Fame.
Emily Duddy fell in love with billiards when her dad started teaching her as a young girl. In 2003 she made it her mission to become a WPBA Touring Professional & in 2010 she achieved that goal, while also earning Rookie of the Year. Aside from now being one of the top players in the USA, Emily has worn many hats during her time in the billiard industry including: pool room manager, league operator & captain, tournament director, social media/marketing director, billiard writer, & more. Besides pool Emily has also been an Events Manager for over a decade. This veteran of the pool community is very excited to being serving on the WPBA Board of Directors for the first time & feels she can offer a lot in the areas of social media, marketing & events.
Renee has been involved in the billiards industry for over 30 years. She has worked for American Poolplayers Association, Inc since June 1987 and has lead the organization as President since April 1995. She served on the Billiard Congress of America’s Board of Directors, our industry’s trade association, for nine years from 2001 – 2010. Renee is a graduate of the University of Missouri and is a Certified Franchise Executive as recognized by the International Franchise Association.
A Detroit, Michigan native, I then moved to beautiful Traverse City, Michigan and started a family. I owned my own business for a while before entering into the fast-paced casino Industry. In 2008 I had an opportunity to work with the #1 Resort in the Midwest, Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. For the past ten years I have been working within their marketing department alongside a fantastic team of individuals. I have worked with WPBA for several years now as well as being a fan. So, I am excited to be part of the new board and the member's it serves.
Started playing at the age of 12. By age 17 was recognized as the best player in the Chicagoland area. At 17 wont the largest Midwest tournament and was featured on television and played Willie Mosconi in several exhibitions. Have won 19 National tournaments and represented the U.S. in the World Snooker Championships in Bangok, Thailand on 1991.