board of directors

Advantage Tampa Bay's Board of Directors meets once a month to direct the league's administration, events and programs. Board members are elected every February and serve one-year terms. Any currently-registered member who is interested in serving a term is encouraged to apply during the nomination period starting January 1st of each year.

NEAL MOBLEY, Chairperson

A member of the league since 2006, Neal has served on the ATB Board since 2007.  He grew up in Atlanta and Winston-Salem, and enjoys biking, hiking, birding, painting (not well), and book clubs (when he gets to pick the books).  Neal and his husband, Xavier, live in Seminole Heights.


DANIEL CRIBB, Tournament Director

Daniel hails from Lakeland and is a graduate of the University of Florida. He is an educator with Hillsborough County Public Schools and an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa. When he's not on the tennis court, you can find him at the happiest place on earth: Disney World!


DIANA ZARREKE, Women's Director

A physical therapist and mother of two young men, DIana was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is a long-time ATB member and has served several terms as the league's Women's Director. She enjoys anything outdoors, including boating, fishing, gardening, and most of all, tennis!


TERRY KELSEY, Treasurer

As a lifetime Florida resident, Terry currently resides in Clearwater,FL. She recently retired after 35 years as an IT professional within the electric utility industry. Terry can be found most days on a tennis court, golf course, or the gym; however, her favorite time is spent in doing anything and everything with her daughter.

SANDRA KOBELIA, Secretary/Scribe

Sandra hails from Illinois, but has lived in multiple locations around the US during her career as a Federal Employee with the Air Force.  Finally landing in the Tampa Bay Region, she splits her time between MacDill Air Force Base and her home in Seminole.  Besides tennis, she enjoys biking, golfing and St. Louis Cardinal Baseball.


HENRI PICHAL, Team Tennis Director

Henri moved back to his native Tampa, Florida after graduating from the University of Texas. He works locally as an HR Manager for a government defense contractor. When not on the court, Henri enjoys hitting the beach and dining out. 

SHERRL FRY, Membership Director

A Colorado Native, Sherrl moved to  Florida in 1999 where she picked up her first tennis racquet.  After a 14 year hiatus, she joined ATB and tennis quickly became her favorite activity.  When not playing or organizing USTA teams, she enjoys spending time with her adult children, her rescue pets Tucker and Daisy Mae, and her friends.  As a board member, Sherrl wants to share her enthusiasm for tennis and grow the ATB  membership.

JON COOLEY, FLEX League/Ladder Director

Come back soon to learn all about Jon!

JAN MOENNIG, Social Director

Originally from the Midwest, Jan is a Doctor of Optometry whose interests include boating, jogging, fishing and working out at the gym. Her philanthropic work involves treating eye disease and providing low-income children access to eyeglasses.

  • 02/19/2017 5:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Two new faces join the 2017-18 ATB Board of Directors, as Mark Akchin (Secretary/Scribe) and Jan Moennig (Social Director) step into positions vacated by Paul Faustino and Wes Driggers, respectively.

    The seven other Board positions remain unchanged from last year: Chair - Chris Goldsmith; Treasurer - Daniel Cribb; Membership Director - Jonathan Soots; Women's Director - Diana Zarreke; Tournament Director - Joe Gilbert; Team Tennis Director - Neal Mobley; and Flex/Ladder Leagues Director - Henri Pichal.

    The new Board Year begins March 1st.

  • 05/12/2016 10:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The ATB Board is thrilled to have Wes Driggers as the Social Director for the 2016 Board Year! Wes has been an active participant in Team Tennis, Social Doubles and GLTA tournaments. Be on the lookout for notices from Wes regarding upcoming social activities!

  • 03/09/2016 4:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Henri Pichal joins the 2016 ATB Board as the Director of our FLEX and Ladder Leagues. Henri has been an ATB member since 2014. Don't be surprised to hear from him as he begins work forming the spring-summer leagues!

  • 07/30/2015 6:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Due to one member's conflicting work schedule, a Board position has recently become open, and we want you to consider helping us direct the league! As the Director of Team Tennis, you will be in charge of managing all aspects of our team tennis program: recruiting players, managing rosters, maintaining standings/results, assisting team captains, and helping to arrange for substitutes. Of course you won't have to do all this yourself: you'll have the full support of the other members of the Board, including one former Team Tennis Director. This is a mid-term appointment to serve out the remainder of the 2015-16 Board Year, which ends in February.

    To qualify, you must be a registered, current ATB member and be available to attend monthly Board meetings as well as Thursday night matches during the fall and spring seasons (roughly September-November and February-April). Players of any level are encouraged to apply!

    With the fall season starting up in less than two months we would like to have the new Director in place for the August 11th Board meeting so we can start planning! If you are at all interested, please don't hesitate to contact league chairman Chris Goldsmith by email at goldsmithchris@yahoo.com or by phone/text at 813-390-9376.

  • 03/24/2015 10:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Advantage Tampa Bay Board welcomes Jonathan Soots as the league's Social Director for the 2015-2016 Board Year. Jonathan was one of two eligible members who received write-in votes for the position at last month's election and who submitted formal applications for the Social DIrector position. In his application to the Board, Jonathan laid out a vision of expanding participation by hosting a variety of social events and activities both in our traditional hub ofTampa and in other areas in the metro, particularly in St Petersburg.

    Please join us in welcoming our newest board member, and check out the May Social Events section of this newsletter to learn about some upcoming activities that Jonathan already has in the works!


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