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Southern Oregon Pickleball Foundation

If you are interested in making a donation to help the construction of new courts in the Rogue Valley, please contact us.


Jack Liebschutz

Jack is originally from the Chicago area. He lived for many years in Montana, where he started a software company, Black Mountain Software, which specializes in governmental accounting software.  He moved to Ashland with his wife, Michele, in 2014. He was introduced to Pickleball by Marty Burns shortly after arriving in Ashland. He keeps an active schedule of pickleball and yoga, while still being CEO of Black Mountain Software.





Doug Godwin

Doug and his wife Kay have lived in Ashland since 2009.  He has a degree in Urban Planning/Environmental Studies.  He lived in Los Angeles and the San Francisco bay area about 45 years.  Played tennis in school, owned a sport shop and taught tennis for many years. Doug worked in the wine industry and was sales manager for Sebastiani Vineyards in Sonoma California. He also worked in the healthcare industry for 25 years as a contract negotiator. Now retired, he likes films, taking OLLI classes at SOU and enjoys all the benefits of living in Ashland.  Pickleball is his passion and loves to help players increase their skill level.