Want to Become a Coach? Join our team!
We are currently hiring at our Sonora site. See job description, applicantions can be sent to Cathy Mendoza Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 812 14th street Modesto, Ca 95354
If interested see attached document :
Staff & Coaches
John Griston – Recognized Program Director
“I’m so honored and proud to serve as a coach for over 12 years with The First Tee”
Cathy Mendoza – Recognized Executive Director
“Make a difference – Change a life – Mentoring is fun!”
Beth Harman – Event and Marketing Coordinator
Beth is a First Tee alumnus and was in the program for seven years. She is currently attending Colorado State University Global Campus and majoring in communications with a minor in Public Relations. She started working for The First Tee in 2018. Her favorite golf course that she has played at is Brookside in Stockton. In her free time, she likes to golf, kayak, travel, swim and be outdoors. She also loves the beach and seafood. A random fact about her is that she is allergic to strawberries.
Mary Oliver – LPGA Instructor & Level IIi Coach
Mary Joined the LPGA in 2001 and became a Class Member in 2006. She then became Assistant Golf Professional at Del Rio Country Club until 2013. She then joined First Tee Staff in 2014. As a First Tee instructor, Mary has completed coaches training Level III. When Mary has free time some of her hobbies include gardening and fishing.
Shane- PGA INstructor & Level II Coach
” It’s a lovely way to introduce kids to golf”
“These kids touch my heart 🙂 “
“I started golf without The First Tee.. now I use it daily in my life “
Diane – LEVEL II COACH
“It’s the can do spirit we have as coaches that I love! “
Alfred “AJ” Trujillo was born, raised, and schooled in La Puente, Ca a suburb 20 miles east of Los Angeles, Ca. Coach AJ has 30 years of playing experience and 8 years of working in the golfing industry. His favorite male and female golfers are Sergio Garcia and Sandra Gal. AJ is currently dedicating his life to The First Tee of Central Valley and Modesto Municipal Golf Course where he fills the positions of Golf Operations Coordinator and Certified Level I & II Coach. Coach AJ passed his PAT (Playing Abilities Test) and started an apprenticeship with the PGA of America back in the fall of 2014. He has worked at The Ridge at Castle Pines NORTH doing hospitality / guest services and was an official starter and course Marshal (Castle Pines, Co. 2014). He also worked at Taos Country Club in outside / guest services (Taos, NM. 2012-2014). His college studies took place at the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology (Socorro, NM) and Mt. San Antonio College (Pomona, CA). “My work in the Central Valley has been by far, the most rewarding job I have ever had… I love giving back to the youth, the community and to the game of golf”.
“Incorporating values that will last a lifetime!”
Tim Williams –