Meet our Board of Directors
* Notes Founding Board Members
Randy's Background
63-years-young – plan to live forever. So far so good.
Born in Long Beach, CA. Grew up in many assorted locations – California, Oregon, Ontario (Canada), New Jersey, Kentucky, Ohio.

High school was in the San Francisco Bay Area. Came to Cal Poly in 1967 to study architecture. Never left. Married wife Kip in 1975 (37 years). Two kids – Todd, 27, and Jacke, 25. One grandson – KC, 19 months (and adorable).

I Have been practicing architecture and construction with my own firm, Dettmer Architecture, for 35 years. Currently working on projects throughout the Western United States.

Two passions in my life (other than wife, Kip) - architecture and aviation.

Became a licensed pilot in 1975. Currently am a commercial pilot with instrument, multi-engine, and instructor ratings. Own a company plane for travel to project sites.

Started playing tennis at age 50. Currently play 2-3 days per week. Mom Lucy (age 92), currently ranked No.1 in the nation, is my inspiration. Still plays regularly.

Other interests – Skiing, scuba diving, and sailing (sailed in the Pacific, Caribbean, Mediterranean, and across the Atlantic), and wine-making. We have two small vineyards ("Sleeping Dog Vineyards") and produce our own chardonnay and syrah wines.

Favorite quote – “Life is a journey, not a destination.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Linda's Background
Linda played high school volleyball, basketball, and badminton. As a recreation major at Cal Poly SLO, she competed in volleyball, triathalons and racquetball. Upon graduation, Linda worked for Sport Chalet as a Buyer for 5 years, then got a Real Estate Broker’s license and Certified Property Manager’s designation while working as an analyst for a large real estate firm in Los Angeles. During her 4 year employment for VMS Realty Partners, Linda was awarded Outstanding Employee in 1989.

Always wanting to someday move back to SLO, Linda moved back to the central coast in 1990 and started San Luis Property Management Company, which grew a portfolio of over 450 residential units. Involvement in the Central Coast Apartment Manager’s Association included a year serving as VP of IREM. In 2006, Linda sold SLPM and became a full time mom to her then 9 year old daughter, Lauren. For the last 6 years, Linda has been managing her own properties from home, enjoying tennis, master’s swimming, cycling, Lauren’s high school and family church activities. Linda played two years on the Cuesta tennis team in 2001-2. As a member of the Avila Bay Club since 1999, Linda has been playing on the A team league and this year will be a co-captain.
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Hal's Background
Hal is one of the founding board members of Tennis Connect slo and has been an active participant for over five years..   A tennis alumni and graduate of Cal Poly, Hal played on the Mustangs NCAA National Championship team in 1986 and made the Dean’s List while graduating with a BS in Economics.

Hal is very active in the community as he is the current board president of Big Brothers Big Sisters and is  a member of the San Luis High School Black and Gold Boosters.  Professionally, Hal has been a real estate agent since 1991 and a top producing agent every year since 1993.  Currently, Team Sweasey, which consists of  Hal and five associates, is with Re/Max Del Oro.  Hal has been the #1 Re/Max agent in SLO County every year since joining Re/Max.  He enjoys an excellent reputation in the community.     A dedicated family man, Hal has been married to Maria for 21 years and has two sons, Nate, a Freshman at University of San Diego, and Kyle, a Senior at San Luis High School.  Hal remains very active on the tennis and volleyball courts.
Pat's Background
Tennis Connect board member, Pat Rusco, came to San Luis Obispo in 1955. He attended local schools and graduated from San Luis High School in 1969. He excelled athletically in both basketball and baseball, as well as academically, achieving valedictorian honors. He moved on to Stanford University where he continued playing both NCAA basketball and baseball. He graduated in 1973.

Pat returned to San Luis Obispo in 1975 and assisted in coaching basketball and baseball at Cuesta College, while enrolled in Cal Poly's master’s program. Prior to completing his master’s, Pat accepted a position with Dean Witter Reynolds, the financial services firm that is now Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. He has been with the firm for 34 years.

Pat married Davia in 1981, and they have two daughters, Amber 25 and Arica 23. As his children grew, he helped coach youth softball and high school girls’ basketball.

Pat began playing tennis recreationally in college and even hit a few balls with fraternity brother (and Australian Open winner) Roscoe Tanner. He continues to play locally as a member of the San Luis Obispo Country Club. As a “tennis fan,” he supports/attends Cal Poly men's and women's matches, as well as high school matches.
Gail's Background
Gail began her athletic career in high school in Los Angeles.  She played on Fairfax High School's women's tennis team in 1972 and continued until graduation in 1973, earning her high school's runner-up as most-athletic girl.  She was also voted "most athletic" in her junior high school.  She continued her education at Los Angeles Valley College after high school by playing on their women's and mixed-doubles' tennis teams for two more years.  At that time, she also competed in several Los Angeles mixed doubles city tournaments in 1976, being victorious in all of them.  She took one brief respite from playing tennis while attending Cal State Northridge for one semester, then transferred to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in 1976.  From that point forward, she played on the women's tennis team for two more years generally competing in the number 3-4 positions under the direction of Sonja Murry.

Gail graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in 1979, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.  Her intention to teach and compete in future years was short-lived due to sciatic issues, but her drive to contribute to the tennis community has come full circle with Tennis Connect slo.

Gail has experience in working for multiple attorneys in San Luis Obispo County as a legal secretary/paralegal over the past 20 years, has been a mobile notary for the past 12 years, has been the publisher/photographer for the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association for over 7 years, regularly attends legal functions in order to obtain photographs for the 40 to 44-page County Bar Association Bar Bulletin publication she designs with a subscription base of 500-800, and has had a "passion" for photography for the past 15 years.  She has office experience galore, boasts the ability to learn any and all computer software without formal training, and has graphic design skills attributable to print/press as well as Internet and online marketing...from would-be P.E. teacher to legal assistant, publisher, graphic designer, photographer, notary, and administrative assistant.  What an interesting and surprising world!