Our Staff

Currently, we have five regions in Tennessee that have First Tee programs. Tri-Cities, Middle Tennessee, Greater Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Memphis.

  • Greater Chattanooga:  Dori Paschall, Regional Director | Kathleen McCarthy, Senior Program Director
  • Knoxville: Shawn Maurer, Sr. Program Director | Mackensie Jimison, Program Director
  • Memphis: Kaitlyn Hayes, Senior Program Director | Justin Weathers, Program Coordinator
  • Nashville & Surrounding Counties:  Joseph Brown, Program Director | Carey Ray, Head Golf Professional @ VinnyLinks Golf Course
  • Tri-Cities: Cody Weems, Regional Director | Adam Dean, 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. For example, the location staff delivers programs; our traveling coach provides programs in other sites.  And in some cases, it is a combination of location staff and traveling coaches that deliver programs.

Chattanooga Staff

Kathleen McCarthy
Senior Program Director
PGA Member
TFT Master Coach
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Dori Paschall
TGF Regional Director, Chattanooga Region
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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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Justin Weathers
Program Coordinator
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Nashville Staff

Jeff Darnell
Level I Coach
Lead Coach (Target Class)

Joseph Che Brown
Program Director (Middle TN Region)
Hometown: Nashville, TN
The First Tee Coach
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Anthony Hall
The First Tee Coach

Hal Loflin
Program Manager, Smyrna
PGA Member
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Carey Ray, PGA
Head Professional
Nashville, TN
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Robert Hall
The First Tee Coach

Hannah Sudbury
Coach, Level I

Kyle Harris
Coach, Level I

Knoxville Staff

Shawn Mauer
Sr. Program Director
(865) 673-8584 ext. 200
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Mackensie Jimison
Program Director
(865) 673-8584 ext. 201
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