Our Staff

First Tee-Phoenix is led by our Executive Director and a group of coaches who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of the Youth of Maricopa County.

Full-Time Staff

Erin McDonough
Executive Director
Send Email
See Bio

Mike Bergeson
Director of Programming
Send Email
See Bio

Kate Spire
Office Manager
Send Email
See Bio



Jessica Dailleboust
Development & Marketing Manager
Send Email
See Bio


Nicole McDermott
Engagement Coordinator
Send Email
See Bio


Greg Stec
Outreach Coordinator
Send Email
See Bio



Greg Hall
Site Coordinator
Desert Mirage GC & Briarwood CC
Send Email
See Bio
Jamie Brewington
Site Coordinator
Longbow GC & Augusta Ranch GC
Send Email
See Bio
Kaitlynn Criswell
Site Coordinator
Papago GC & Aguila GC
Send Email
See Bio

Golf & Life Skills Lead Coaches

Jillian Kash
Talking Stick GC

Joya Kash
Talking Stick GC

Blake Follansbee
Talking Stick GC

Andrew Jaurigue
Augusta Ranch GC

Nick Lacy
San Marcos GC

Shane Simmons
The Legacy Golf Resort

Will Eldrenkamp
The Legacy Golf Resort

Chloe Wood
Wigwam Golf Resort

Nick Feldkamp 
TPC Scottsdale
Bryce Tilton
TPC Scottsdale
Dave Clark
Lone Tree GC

Board of Directors

Daniel Calihan
Board Chair
CB Richard Ellis

Herman Lewkowitz
Past Board Chair
First Fidelity Bank

Steve Jordan
Ryan Companies


Stacey Pauwels
PING, Inc.


Debbie Waitkus
Golf For Cause

Jeremy Anderson
Jeremy Anderson Golf

Andrew Harden
Four Peaks

Richard Strozewski
Springfield Golf Resort

Pete Kuehner
Salt River Materials Group

Curt Knapp
Warren Distribution

Amy Louis


Laura Draeger-Ingram
RETSY

Robbie Petty
SRS Real Estate Partners
Jane Spicer
Daphne’s Headcovers
Tony Frakes
Bunzl/R3
Rachel Mushahwar
Amazon/AWS