Board of Directors

Meet the 2022 Board of Directors Nominees!

President

Chris Siepert

It would be an honor to serve as FDGC’s President for 2022. Disc golf has been a part of my life for well over a decade. I love this sport and am passionate about seeing it grow in Folsom. I’ve been a part of FDGC since it started in 2016, serving as its first President, a General Board Member, and President again the past two years. I’ve been running Saturday Tags for the past 3 years now and have so much fun meeting and playing with all our new members. Seeing the growth over the last two years has been amazing and it’s truly one of the best parts of my week to get out on Saturday mornings and attack the course with you all.

My top priorities as President would be getting members more involved in club activities, continuing to push for inclusion in all club events, getting new people out on the course, keep growing our awesome dedicated women of FDGC, hosting more fun events, and course beautification at BT Collins Park. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have, just email csiepert@folsomdgc.com. Thank you for your consideration.

Vice President

Ben Mundell

To my fellow FDGC members, thank you for this nomination! As one of the founding members of the club, and a member of the original BT Collins Disc Golf Course design team, it has been an amazing journey being a part of the growth of our club and course over the years. If given the opportunity to serve another year as the FDGC Vice President, I will continue dedicating my time and effort to the awesome members of our club, course maintenance and improvement, club events, and the growth of disc golf in Folsom and the surrounding areas. Thanks for your consideration!

Randy Sinkiewicz

I’ve been a part of Folsom’s Disc Golf club since it’s inception. We have built a community that I am proud of, even though as a stay at home Dad of three kids under 6 years old I’m not able to make every week to bask in our clubs growth. That being said, our club has been the cornerstone in the foundation of keeping my sanity with my beautiful young family and, as a result of this club, both my six and four year old sons are on the fast track to playing competitive disc golf. Ask my wife; it’s no coincidence that we have a nine hole course in our backyard :)

The people dedicated to this club is inspiring and there’s not many things I love more than playing a round of disc golf with good people.

The growth of the club these last two years have been heart warming. All types of divisions and a ladies tier that has beat me more than once.

All in all FDGC is a beacon to the game.

Treasurer

Chris Salcone

Thank you for the nomination!

Secretary

Talia Delanoy

I am humbled by being nominated to serve as FDGC's Secretary. Although I've been playing disc golf for just a year and a half, I am obsessed with the sport and love the challenge of a new day out on the course and am so grateful to have made so many new friends. I felt right at home when i first joined the Club and am looking forward to the chance to serve its members. I am presently the Secretary for Big Brothers Big Sisters of greater Sacramento, a charity very close to my heart, as I have been a little sister to my Big Joan for 35 years. If elected, i will bring organization, attention to detail and commitment to the club to the position. I am interested in promoting more club events, supporting our women members and expanding our membership in general. Thank you for your vote!

General Board Member

Chris McCole

After playing disc golf for a few years starting in the late '90s, I started playing again a couple years ago after moving to the area. I love playing in tournaments, and hope to help the club run more events in the future.

This past year on the board has been full of great moments, and some challenges. If reelected, I will continue to work with the City of Folsom to replace the lost holes at BT Collins with better ones, while keeping an eye on the future of disc golf in Folsom and working towards our long term goals.

Thank you to all of the Folsom Disc Golf Club members for your support over the last year. I hope to have the chance to represent you again next year and keep our club awesome, inclusive and growing!

Kaine Gish

Hello, my name is Kaine Gish and for the last 2 years I have served as a general board member for the Folsom DGC.

One accomplishment that I am very proud to be part of is the installation of the 4 hole Billy Goat Pitch and Putt course. This feature should allow us to host more clinics and create more teaching moments for those that are new to the game.

This next year is going to see change at BT Collins. I look forward to being a part of the conversation and continuing to build on our relationships with our community.

Armando Lopez Jr

Hello fellow Folsom disc golfers! My name is Armando Lopez Jr (Better known as Mondo to you all) and I would like your support in becoming a General Board Member. Though I am a recent member of the club (joined in 2020), I am excited to be a part of such a solid group of golfers and want to do my part to make the Folsom DGC the best it can be. My background in architecture and city planning can directly help the club with the recent course design changes and community issues it is facing and could face in the future. If you have seen my social media profile this year you know that I am not afraid of working hard. I am willing to bust my ass when needed and spend my own time to better the experience of disc golf in Folsom for all. Moreover, my wife's Landscape Architecture Design business has sponsored our wonderful island hole and we are both willing to help in any way we can. To finish, I am a competitor at heart but what drew me to this club is the people. I live 3 mins from the Rocklin course yet I would much rather drive 20-25 minutes to play golf with you all. Thank you for your consideration.

Lukas Whitacre

As the 25th member of the FDGC I have had the pleasure of watching our club grow into what it is today from our very beginnings. I have made some of the best friends and had some of the most fun! Being a part of our group that allows so many Folsom families to connect is what community is all about. I am humbled to be nominated as one of our board members and would be honored to accept this role.

Chad Vander Veen

My name is Chad Vander Veen. I have been a Folsom resident for 20 years. In that time, I've served on the board for Folsom Jr. Bulldogs and Folsom National Little League. I've served as president of the PTA and I've run for city council several times. Prior to the pandemic, I had only limited interest in disc golf. However, like many others, disc golf grew to become a truly important part of my life. Not only was it a healthy, outdoor activity, the sport kept my friends and I connected during even the darkest days of the pandemic. So as a thank you to the sport, FDGC and the course at BT Collins, I'd like to give back some of my time to help the sport that helped me. Thank you for your consideration.

Cody Kitts

I am Cody Kitts and I am a newcomer to the world of Disc Golf. I began playing in early 2021 right here in Folsom at the BT Collins course. I was just playing for fun but I only truly started to really love playing the game when I joined the Folsom Disc Golf Club. It was the people in the club and how friendly and fun and helpful everyone was that really got me hooked. I have lived right here in Briggs Ranch around BT Collins for 25 years and seeing what the course has done for the park is amazing. It's well kept now and great to see so many people now using and enjoying the park and the course.

As a member I am there as often as I can be and even get out there to help maintain our course on work days and love to meet as many people on the course as I can. As a board member I can bring a different view of the game as a new player to our club. I want to find new ways of expanding the club and reaching out to the community to get disc golf embarrassed by the city and get more people out seeing what this sport and the people who play it have to offer. I would love to work with the board and club members to have more events through the year and different kinds of events too. I know how much fun I had at Aces Wild and what great energy there was and want to bring that to more things through the season. I cannot wait to see what the 2022 season brings and hope I can become a bigger and even more involved part of the great club!


Clayton Eckstein

I am Clayton Eckstein and I have lived in Folsom and been playing disc golf for over 20 years. I love seeing the growth of the sport and want to be more involved in the FDGC as time moves on. I have started to get more involved this year since joining the club, getting doubles going again as well as helping with the Aces Wild Tournament and look forward to helping with anything and everything moving forward!


Robert Cerra

I was introduced to disc golf in January of 2020 by Folsom Disc Golf Member Nick Yost. I was immediately hooked. Disc golf is a sport that challenges me and inspires me to be active. I live in Folsom with my wife and two children, my daughter is 2 and my son is 6. I have found a home at the Folsom Disc Golf course. I am proud of what our community is built. Disc Golf has allowed me the opportunity to meet new people and most importantly allowed me to share my love of disc golf with my children. They love practicing their throws with me on the course. During my time as a member with Folsom Disc Golf, I have enjoyed attending Saturday Morning Tags and had the opportunity to run several Thursday Doubles. I have also participated in 9 tournaments throughout Northern California. In my bag you will find a mixed variety of discs. A favorite of mine is the AGL Cedar, an overstable distance driver. As a Folsom Disc Golf Board Member I look forward to further serving the members of Folsom Disc Golf Club.


Robert Cerra PDGA# 170263

Margie Wells

My name is Margie Wells and I am running for General Board member. Folsom DGC has a dynamic membership of fun people and would enjoy helping it grow and create additional events for members to participate in. Thank you!

2021 Board of Directors

We'd love to hear from you!

The 2021 FDGC Board is excited to work together with our Club members, the City of Folsom, and our community to grow the sport in Folsom. If you have questions, concerns, ideas, or disc golf stories you want to share, let us know! You can send an email to info@folsomdgc.com or contact us through social media. We'd love to hear from you!

Chris Siepert

President

csiepert@folsomdgc.com

Ben Mundell

Vice President

bmundell@folsomdgc.com

Chris Salcone

Treasurer

csalcone@folsomdgc.com

Joy Gillespie

Secretary

jgillespie@folsomdgc.com

Kaine Gish

General Board

kgish@folsomdgc.com

Alyssa Mesecher

General Board

amesecher@folsomdgc.com

Chris McCole

General Board

cmccole@folsomdgc.com