Carolyn Dorin-Ballard has been a member of the Turbo Bowling Accessories Pro Staff for many years, but soon she will become a full-time salaried employee of the world’s most innovative bowling accessory product company. Dorin-Ballard resigned her Director of Coaching position with the United States Bowling Congress in early October.
Dorin-Ballard is considered one of the best women bowlers of all time, owning 20 professional titles and numerous other honors over her prolific career on the lanes and in the business, which began after her graduation from West Texas A & M University with a degree in Communications in 1989.
In recent years, her passion has been coaching, and one of her duties for Turbo will be to oversee the very successful Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo as it enters its 5th year in 2015. She will also coordinate the Turbo Professional, Amateur, and International Staff players in various activities, seminars, and exhibitions for the company.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Carolyn as a full-time Turbo team member,” said Turbo President Lori Mraz. “She has been a exceptional representative of our brand for many years and is well qualified to represent our products, lead our player staff and take our Collegiate Expo to the next level. We have enjoyed our relationship for many years, and will continue to develop the brand with her leadership.”
“I am really excited about this new opportunity,” said Dorin-Ballard. I have had a great relationship with Lori and her family for many years. I have been blessed to have so many good things happen for me in bowling, and this is another chapter.”
Dorin-Ballard will initially focus on getting the members of the Professional, Amateur and International Staff more involved in brand awareness and promotion of products to pro shops. “There is no substitute for that personal connection, and I will try to help all of our staff players find new ways to make those grassroot connections,” she said. “I am also looking forward to getting them more involved in our Collegiate Expo and other events for youth bowlers.”
Carolyn will assume her new position effective December 2014 and will represent Turbo from her office in Keller, Texas, which she shares with her husband Del. Together, the two Hall of Famers operate several Ballard’s Bowling Solutions Pro Shops and travel the world representing various brands and bowling interests. In addition to her other duties, Dorin-Ballard will also serve as Turbo’s Sales Representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New York and New Jersey.
Dorin-Ballard will also continue to compete in professional events, including the new Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour, which begins July through September 2015. While on the new tour, Dorin-Ballard will coordinate staff players and distribute products in host centers and pro shops along the road.