General Manager: Angie Gustavson
Angie wakes up every day excited and grateful to be a part of Pictona. Pictona is her happy place! As the General Manager, Angie's dedicated and excited to contribute her experience and skills to support and grow the pickleball community at Pictona. Her previous work experience includes Store Manager at Starbucks where she developed a love of coffee and connecting with people. She's also worked as a Customer Service Manager a Lucky’s and Winn Dixie. Angie has over 20+ years of management experience in Retail, Food and Customer Service. Her dad is a member at Pictona, also! - and he introduced her to pickleball, just before we opened. She fell in love with pickleball and soon joined Pictona as a member. Since joining, she's met some great people and made great friends. Angie's office is right by the Welcome Desk, stop by and say “hi” sometime. She looks forward to meeting you.
Tournament Director: Keith Howell
Keith began playing pickleball six years ago in northern California. Looking for a new place to call home three years later, rumors of a new, firstclass pickleball facility to be built near Daytona Beach were a big inf luence on choosing this area. And he has no regrets! The local community has been very welcoming and friendly to Keith and his wife Noel, and they're thankful for the many friends they’ve made here in a short time. Before Pictona, Keith worked in a variety of fields, varying from making replica medieval armor, lifeguarding, and massage therapy, to construction sales and training customer service agents for United Healthcare. He's looking forward to the opening of Pictona 2 this Fall, with its covered Championship Court, and the full slate of tournaments planned over the next year. If you have any thoughts or ideas on future tournaments, please let him know!
Membership Director: Paul Lambers
Paul works every day to provide our members and guests with the best experience possible. Paul is our Membership Director. He’s responsible for organizing pickleball events for our members, planning and monitoring court utilization, and promoting and recruiting new members. Paul is no stranger to pickleball in our area. He has been coming here for many years. Before moving here, he lived in Andover, Massachusetts where he directed the local pickleball program. When you see Paul at Pictona greet him with his moniker “pickleball Paul.”
Community Relations Director: Deb Christensen
Deb loves her position as the Community Relations Director at Pictona. In her short time at Pictona, she's been able to connect and get to know many members, staff and sponsors. Pictona means so much to Deb because of her experience seeing people living their best, healthiest lives each day. Her prior work experience has been primarily in advertising and marketing; however, her former position was executive director for a health clinic in GA. From her beginnings in LA, to serving businesses in smaller communities. she was vice-president/publisher of a magazine in Indianapolis and owned two advertising publications, one of which, she franchised. Deb is married and has four grown children and two stepdaughters. She enjoy being with family and friends, pickleball, fishing, golfing, cooking, and bicycling.
Senior Activity Center Director: Yvonne Milton
Yvonne is beyond thrilled to be at Pictona as the Senior Activities Center Director. She's excited to meet so many new people and is eager to learn the art of Pickleball. Her previousl work experience was most recently at Grand Villa as the Life Enrichment Coordinator for Memory Care. Yvonne has a passion for working with the elderly and people in general. Her background is in Sociology and she's worked as a Medical Case Manager assisting Adults with Disabilities and Case Manager for adolescents . Originally from California, Yvonne and her family have been in Florida for 18 years. She's married and has two children. She enjoys going to the beach, walking, yoga, gardening and traveling.
Marketing Director: Mark Shaw
Mark's excited to be part of Pictona as we continue our march forward to being one of the Premier pickleball facilities in the U.S.! He's thankful to be part of the journey, and grateful for the opportunity to help put Pictona on the map. Prior to relocating to Florida he worked at Macy's Department Stores in their Parade & Entertainment Division, and before that he was with Target Stores. In previous positions, you could find Mark backstage at Madison Square Garden or perched atop an extended scissors lift securing a star atop an 80 Ft. Christmas Tree in San Francisco. Mark hails from the Midwest and is happy to have relocated away from the harsh winters to sunny Florida. Being a "Cheesehead", can you guess who his favorite NFL Team is? He's been married for 7 years and he and his husband are relishing spending their time in 6 months of summer, rather than 6 months of winter!