Our Staff

The Executive Director for The First Tee of Tennessee is Thelma Ewell.

Currently, we have three regions in Tennessee that have The First Tee programs.  Tri-Cities, Middle Tennessee and Greater Chattanooga (programs starting summer 2018)

  • Tri-Cities:  Cody Weems, Regional Director.  Adam Dean, Program Director
  • Middle Tennessee:  Program Director, Joshua McDade
  • Greater Chattanooga:  Dori Paschall, Regional Director.  Kathleen McCarthy, Program Director.

There are several management and program models used at our various affiliate locations.  The differences are based on what works best for that location.  In some instances, the location staff delivers programs, in other locations our travelling coach delivers programs.  And in some instances, it is a combination of location staff and travelling coach that deliver programs.

 

 

Executive Staff

Thelma Ewell
Executive Director
LPGA Member
TFT Master Executive
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Chattanooga Staff

Dori Paschall
TGFRegional Director, Chattanooga Region
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Kathleen McCarthy
Senior Program Director
PGA Member
TFT Master Coach

Tri Cities Staff

Cody Weems
Regional Director
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Adam Dean
Program Director
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Jenny Brock
The First Tee Coach
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Middle Tennessee Staff

Ron Downing
Level II Coach
Hometown: Grand Rapids

Joshua McDade
Program Director
The First Tee Coach
Hometown: Jackson, TN
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Joseph Che Brown
The First Tee Coach
Hometown: Nashville, TN

Matt Meservy
The First Tee Coach
Hal Loflin
Program Manager, Smyrna
PGA Member
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Jim Schacht
Program Manager, Clarksville
PGA Member
Coach, Level II
Alphonso Ashford
Director of Golf and Special Events
The First Tee Coach
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Anthony Hall
The First Tee Coach
Robert Booker
The First Tee Coach
Smyrna
Robert Hall
Level III Coach
Hannah Sudbury
Coach, Level I
Kyle Harris
Coach, Level I
Corey Blaske
Assistant Coach
Volunteer
Lincoln Haymaker
Assistant Coach
Ace Participant
Volunteer
Meryl Castle
Assistant Coach
Ace Participant
Volunteer

VinnyLinks GC Staff

Alphonso Ashford
Director of Golf and Special Events
The First Tee Coach
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