Our Staff

Currently, we have four regions in Tennessee that have First Tee programs. Tri-Cities, Middle Tennessee, Greater Chattanooga, and Memphis.The Executive Director for First Tee – Tennessee is Joshua McDade.

  • Tri-Cities: Cody Weems, Regional Director.  Adam Dean, Program Director
  • Nashville & Surrounding Counties:  Joseph Brown, Program Director, Carey Ray, Head Golf Professional @ VinnyLinks Golf Course
  • Greater Chattanooga:  Dori Paschall, Regional Director,  Kathleen McCarthy, Senior Program Director.
  • Memphis: Kaitlyn Hayes, Regional Director/Senior Program Director, Javon Gilbert, 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 traveling coach delivers programs.  And in some instances, it is a combination of location staff and traveling coach that deliver programs.

 

 

Executive Staff

Chattanooga Staff

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

Kaitlyn Hayes
TGF Regional Director
Sr. Program Director
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Nashville Staff

Joseph Che Brown
Program Director (Middle TN Region)
Hometown: Nashville, TN
The First Tee Coach
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Jeff Darnell
Level I Coach
Lead Coach (Target Class)
Carey Ray, PGA
Head Professional
Nashville, TN
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Anthony Hall
The First Tee Coach
Hal Loflin
Program Manager, Smyrna
PGA Member
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Robert Hall
The First Tee Coach
Hannah Sudbury
Coach, Level I
Kyle Harris
Coach, Level I

VinnyLinks GC Staff

Carey Ray, PGA
Head Professional
Nashville, TN
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