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Paradise Little League Board Members

Volunteers, Motivators, Educators, Mentors

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Elizabeth Brewster


Liz Brewster grew up playing Bobby Sox, Little League, High School, and travel ball in Paradise from the time she was five years old. She is now rebuilding as a mom of one (you’ve probably seen her 3 year-old son Desmond high jacking the lawnmower or crashing a baseball game) and is resolved to be the change she wants to see in our community.

Liz is dedicated to the long-term growth of Paradise Little League, both in terms of participation, and in the caliber of facilities, coaching, and equipment offered to our players. She believes that for our community to reach its full potential, it must make Ridge youth a priority. Liz isn’t afraid to dream big and is committed to working with other community organizations to create the spaces to play our young athletes deserve. 

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Holly Fisher


Holly grew up in Paradise and is now raising her family here. With two children registered in the PLL program, she is eager to see the program grow and succeed. Holly is an RN and has experience working with nonprofits, she hopes these skills will contribute to her second year on the PLL Board


Richard Van Stavern

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Richard has enjoyed being able to be involved in youth sports for a long time in paradise. All 5 of his children played both baseball & softball from ages 4 yrs old to 18 yrs old.

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Shawn Anderson

Commissioner AAA-Jr

Shawn Anderson has lived in Paradise since he was 2 months old. He grew up playing baseball for Paradise Little league from T-ball all the way up to senior league. Paradise Little League has been a big part of his life and he has fond memories of his time playing on the field, being coached by his dad (who was also the league president for many years), and getting the opportunity to volunteer in his teens as a umpire and with the construction of Horne Field. He has continued on to coach his childrens teams for the last 15 years as well as serve as a PLL board member for many years. Shawn is proud to be part of the growth of Paradise Little League. He believes that youth sports need to be a priority as it builds character, teaches kids to work together and be respectful to one another but most importantly allows the kids to have fun, make friends & lifelong memories! He is very excited & honored to be part of the big dream goals along side the other amazing PLL volunteers

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Briana Mirabal

Commissioner Softball

Brianna Mirabal has lived in Paradise her whole life. She started her little league career on the Comets at the age of 6. She continued to play softball through high school. In 2004 she met the love of her life Erik Mirabal. They played many years of softball together and when their children were old enough, her and her husband started coaching them. Paradise has always been her home and she wants the youths in this community to have even more opportunities than she ever had. So through Paradise Little League she hopes to accomplish this.

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Erika Beardsley

Concessions Manager

Erika was born & raised in Alaska.  Moved to Paradise in 1999.  She is now married & happy to be raising her family here.  Her twin boys are 8 years old & started with Paradise little League as T-Ballers.  Erika is proud to be on the board and enjoys being a part of a team doing so many positive things for the kids of our community.

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Joey LeBlanc

Volunteer Coordinator

Joey LeBlanc is 31 years old with 2 boys(Weston & Wyatt) that play baseball for Paradise Little League. Weston is 10 years old & Wyatt is 5. His wife Samantha & him have been coaching both of their kids since their first years in sports. He played baseball from T-ball to Minors in the Santa Cruz Mountains before moving to Paradise and playing Juniors/Seniors. He chose to join the PLL Board because he wanted to be a part of rebuilding our little league and to help grow it beyond what it was before the Camp Fire. He also wants to help give the children in our community a fun, safe & competitive experience while learning the fundamentals of baseball.

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Josh Fisher

Player Agent, Facilities Manager

Josh has been a resident of the Paradise Ridge community for over 40 years. In his youth, he played baseball with Paradise Little League, Paradise High School and American Legion. He now has two children playing with PLL, a son enrolled for baseball and a daughter in softball. As a huge supporter of Little League and the Paradise Ridge community, Josh is honored to be a PLL Board Member during this time of growth.

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Erik Mirabal

Coach Coordinator

Erik Mirabal lived his childhood in Santa Clarita where he developed his passion for athletics. He played many years of little league as a young child and in high school joined the track and field team where he went to CIF finals for the polevault. In the summer of 2004 he moved to the town of Paradise where he met his wife Brianna Mirabal. He rediscovered his love of baseball through the Paradise Park and Rec softball league. There he became a member of the Ridge Softball Club and has helped numerous people through their fundraising tournaments. As his family grew he has coached both soccer and baseball for his children, as well as many other youths in the community. He hopes that by working with Paradise Little League he can help inspire more coaches and children to help them reach their full potential.

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Brian Bailey

Facilities Committee

Brian Bailey has lived in Paradise for over 37 years. He's enjoyed being a part of PLL as a player, coach and board member. he looks forward to assisting and helping PLL continue to grow and expose many kids, parents and future generations to game of baseball.

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Matt Bitker

Fundraising Coordinator

Matt grew up in Paradise Ca. He played for PLL from seven years old to 12 years old. Matt then played for the Paradise Nuggets then Paradise Storm. Matt played baseball for Paradise High Bobcats taking second in the section finals. Matt then played baseball at Sacramento City College then transferring to Chico State Wildcats. Matt is married to Gwen Bitker. Matt has two beautiful kids: Jaxon Bitker, Charlie Bitker. Matt joined PLL to hopefully give back to the community that gave him opportunities to become a better baseball player and human being.

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