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 cathyfirsttee@gmail.com or mail to 812 14th street Modesto, Ca 95354

If interested see attached document :

Golf & Life Skill Job Posting.docx

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”

shirley 

“These kids touch my heart 🙂 “

 Brooks

“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! “

Kayla Grey

Kayla Michele Grey is a Modesto native, having attended and played golf for Fred C. Beyer High School (2006-2009) and Modesto Junior College (2009-2010). Kayla has been working in the golf industry for over 10 years, starting with volunteering at the junior golf clinics at her local driving range at the age of 16. She worked her way up to management, but knew she wanted to give back to the golf community in another way. The First Tee of Central Valley came in at the perfect time! Becoming ACT Certified, she began coaching the Player level at NorCal Performance Golf Center and became a Level I Lead Coach in 2016. In 2018, Grey went on to become a Level II Lead Coach and became a Certified Golf Coach and Club Fitter with US Kids Golf. Aside from coaching, Kayla also works at Modesto Municipal Golf Course as manager of merchandise and head of golf club sales. Grey currently resides in Modesto with her fiance, Chad and pit bull, Mac. She is getting married in May 2019.

Years played: 12+
Low 18 hole score: Teal Bend G.C., Sacramento, CA (82/par 72)
Favorite Golf Course: La Contenta G.C., Valley Springs, CA
Favorite color: orange
Hobbies: playing with my dog, camping, golf, watching sports, spending time with my family
Fun fact: I will win at Disney/Disneyland trivia. Anytime. Everytime.
Follow me on socials!
Instagram: @coachkaylagrey
Facebook: Certified Golf Coach – Kayla Grey

 

AJ Trujillo

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”.

Drew Daysog

Courtney Floyd

John Campbell

“Incorporating values that will last a lifetime!”

Charles Shamgochian-

Tim Williams –