Lauren is from New York, graduated from Tulane University, and had a career in interior design and furniture before her job as Senior Manager at Stadium Tennis Center, then on to USTA Eastern Adult League Coordinator for the Metro area. Lauren has served as a volunteer on the USTA Junior Competition Committee and Eastern College Showcases. She has been honored as USTA Eastern Tournament Director of the Year. Lauren currently works at The Westchester Tennis Center. We are delighted to have Lauren joining us to assist with the Tennis Competitions.
Dereck is from Vero Beach, Florida, and is a former table tennis, badminton, tennis player who turned pickleball player. Dereck is an IPTPA certified teaching professional, data analyst, USA referee, and a USAPA pickleball referee trainer. Dereck runs PB programs in Vero Beach and Port St Lucie, where he coaches beginner and intermediate players. Dereck also does statistical analyses of your game, highlighting areas where players can improve. We are pleased to have Dereck join the Valencia Invitational this year.
Joe “Bocce” Quartarone
Joe is an internationally sanctioned referee, a long-time volunteer member of Methuen Sons of Italy Bocce Committee, head of the delegation and team USA Coach 2019 World Championships in Argentina, head of the Delegation and Team USA Coach 2016 Pan Am Women’s championship Brazil, a competitor in Pan Am Games and National Silver medalist, a competitor in USA Tournament 2017 World Games.
Co-Tournament director in Pan Am, US National, and Massachusetts bocce tournaments