Board of Directors
|Kenneth Beauchamp - President
Born : July 29, 1951; occupation: ceramic tile contractor / remodeler for 36 years. Married for 38 years to Jennifer and have 3 children and four grand children. I started playing table tennis when I was about 22 years old (1973) and a Austin firefighter. I was fortunate to have some really good players at my station. I played until 1980, when I quit the fire department and went into contracting full time. I started playing again in late 1990 and helped start the ATTC. I am a certified club umpire and a certified regional coach. I have done many sports over the years from power lifting to arm wrestling but, my first love is table tennis.
|John Muhich - Vice President
Came to the Austin Table Tennis Club in 1999, finding table tennis to be the ideal sport for him after suffering a serious knee injury from his soccer playing days. Remembering how much he enjoyed "ping pong" as a kid, John went online where he found the Austin Table Tennis Club. He began playing with the club in 1999, and subsequently was instrumental in finding more space at the current ATTA facility. John plays in several tournaments during the year has a USATT rating in the 1900's. Professionally, John worked at IBM as a computer engineer for 23 years. During that time he received 27 IBM financial awards, obtained 51 patents and had 68 articles published for his innovative inventions. John left IBM in 2001 to work full-time on his private investments in real estate development. Currently, John is the General Manager for over 40 Limited Partnerships with assets over $100 million. He began his venture into the self storage industry in 1993, and now operates over 30 storage facilities in 4 states. John has built his self-storage business from the ground up, from doing feasibility studies, market research, land purchase, acquiring investors, obtaining construction financing, developing and engineering construction plans, acquiring entitlements, establishing ongoing operations and construction phases, to negotiating and closing sales.
|Dwight Bawcom - Secretary
Has been a monthly member of ATTA since 2003. He is retired and works part time for New Mexico State Univ., his previous employer, and does some private consulting. The last 13 years of his career he was the manager of the NASA National Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas. Educated at Harding University, Searcy, AR and New Mexico State Univ. he has a BS-Mathematics and graduate work in Electrical Engineering. Currently he is on a Home Owners Assoc board and is Secretary of the Wimberly Valley Flyers, a radio control model airplane club, and rows sculls at the Rowing Dock on Town Lake. Dwight and his wife travel frequently and he tries to play at the club twice a week when he is at home. He plays one or two tournaments a year and currently has USATT rating of 1303.
|Tom Fleshman - Treasurer
Has been playing at the Austin Table Tennis Club since 2003. His present rating is 1830. Tom learned to play at 10 years old on his back porch with his brother in Umtali, Rhodesia. He earned an associates degree in Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning from Austin Community College and repairs appliances for a living. Tom is married and has two teenage sons who think their dad is a ping pong geek. His other hobby is canoe racing. He completed the Texas Water Safari in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
|Jev Sikes - Board Member
Jev grew up in Boulder, Colorado and at 14 was the Rocky Mountain Table Tennis Champion for 15 and under, as well as the Colorado State Tennis Champion (15 and under). He was an English major at Carleton College, where he played frosh basketball and varsity tennis (twice won the NCAA med-western regional singles Division III tennis championship). He still plays tennis twice a week and after a 40 year layoff began playing table tennis again three years ago. In the summer he spends four weeks hiking at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and five weeks skiing there in the winter. After college Jev went to Harvard Divinity School for one year on a Rockefeller Fellowship. He then attended the University of Texas on an NDEA Fellowship and received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1971. For four summers at the end of grad school and during the beginning years of being a psych professor, his wife Sydnor and he started and ran a backpacking camp in Colorado for teens where they did encounter groups, yoga, meditation and other personal growth experiences in the mountains of Colorado. Since the early 1980’s Jev has been a full time psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in group psychotherapy.
|Rick Mueller - Board Member|
|Clayton Pavlicek - Board Member|