Our Staff

Currently, we have five regions in Tennessee that have First Tee programs led by Executive Director, Shawn Maurer.

  • Greater Chattanooga: Lamar Mills, TGF Regional Director | Kathleen McCarthy, Senior Program Director
  • Greater Knoxville: Hayden Echols, TGF Regional Director | James Andrew, Program Director
  • Memphis: Kaitlyn Hayes, Senior Program Director & TGF Regional Director | Justin Weathers, Program Coordinator
  • Nashville & Surrounding Counties:  Joseph Brown, Program Director | Hannah Sudbury, Program Coordinator
  • Tri-Cities: Cody Weems, TGF 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.

Executive Director

Shawn Mauer
(865) 673-8584 ext. 200
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Chattanooga Staff & TGF Contact

Lamar Mills
TGF Regional Director
PGA Member
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Kathleen McCarthy
Senior Program Director
PGA Member
TFT Master Coach
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Tri Cities Staff & TGF Contact

Cody Weems
TGF Regional Director
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Adam Dean
Program Director
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Jenny Brock
First Tee Coach
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Memphis Staff & TGF Contact

Kaitlyn Hayes
Senior Program Director
TGF Regional Director
Site Director, Girls Golf – Memphis
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Justin Weathers
Program Coordinator
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Hannah Underhill
First Tee Coach
Co-Site Director, Girls Golf – Memphis
LPGA Member


Nashville Staff

Joseph Che Brown
Program Director
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Hannah Sudbury
Program Coordinator
Site Director, Girls Golf – Nashville
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Hal Loflin
Program Manager, Smyrna
PGA Member
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Anthony Hall
First Tee Coach

Robert Hall
First Tee Coach

Kyle Harris
PLAYer Level Coach

Jeff Darnell
PLAYer Level Coach
Lead Coach (Target Class)

Scott Marrit
First Tee Coach, Smyrna
PGA Member
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Knoxville Staff & TGF Contact

Hayden Echols
TGF Regional Director
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James Andrews
Program Director
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