Our Staff

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

  • Greater Chattanooga:  Dori Paschall, TGF Regional Director | Kathleen McCarthy, Senior Program Director
  • Knoxville: Hayden Echols, TGF Regional Director | Mackensie Jimison, Program Director
  • Memphis: Kaitlyn Hayes, Senior Program Director & TGF Regional Director | Justin Weathers, Program Coordinator
  • Nashville & Surrounding Counties:  Joseph Brown, Program Director
  • 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.

Executive Director

Shawn Mauer
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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

Joseph Che Brown
Program Director
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Hal Loflin
Program Manager, Smyrna
PGA Member
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Anthony Hall
The First Tee Coach

Hannah Sudbury
Coach, Level I

Jeff Darnell
Level I Coach
Lead Coach (Target Class)

Robert Hall
The First Tee Coach

Kyle Harris
Coach, Level I


Knoxville Staff

Mackensie Jimison
Program Director
(865) 673-8584 ext. 201
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