PDGA Europe 2019 Board of Directors Candidate Statement

Please look in your email folders for a previous message and a forthcoming message regarding open voting beginning July 1. We have a single candidate:

Tiina Riekkola, 79803

Researcher at Neste Oyj, M.Sc., Chemistry

 As a scientist, I am more than used to planning and executing projects, dealing with numbers and figures, working with other people and using English daily at work. I am also very confident in front of any audience and networking and getting to know new people.

I played disc golf for the first time in September 2013. Started competing in 2015. PDGA member since 2015. Member of a local club (Disc Golf Vikings) board 2015-2017, main responsibility: increasing the number of female members and development of the women’s activities, such as trainings, clinics, unofficial tournaments, ladies week with daily disc golf activities etc.Member of the Women’s Committee of the Finnish Disc Golf Association since 2015, among other responsibilities have been promoting the Committee and female disc golf in general in social media. Certified Official, TD in several tournaments including the biggest disc golf tournament in Europe, Tyyni, since 2017. Member of Team Natural Born Disc Golfer. Creator of the NBDG Ladies Series, a female-only series of PDGA events which has been played since 2018. Certified Disc Golf Instructor (Ohjaaja 1 in the Finnish training system), have been involved in numerous clinics organized for beginners.

Optional Candidate Introduction YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/5qK9gpcXU-U