First Tee – Central Florida Leadership and Staff

Wanda Brewer Ickes
Executive Director
407-618-1665 (ext 701 for Corporate Partnerships & Business Development)
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Corey Posey
Program Director
407-618-1665 (ext 702 for Program questions, Coach & Volunteer inquiries
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Mike Coutu
Chapter Financials and Equipment Donation Program
407-618-1665 (ext 703 for Accounting and In-Kind Donation information)
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Jimi Morotti
Program Coordinator
407-618-1665 (ext 704 for general Program information)
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Brian NeSmith
Development Director (ext 701 for Corporate Partnerships & Business Development)
407-618-1665
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First Tee Coaches

Jorge Arteta
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Alma Mater: UF
First Tee Coach Since: 2021

Stanley E Stephens
Hometown: Brandenton, FL
Alma Mater: UF, Navy, and Golf Academy of America
First Tee Coach Since: 2014

Filipe Gurjao da Silveira
Hometown: Brazil
First Tee Coach Since: 2012

Megan Johnston
Hometown: Northern Ireland
Alma Mater: Missouri State
First Tee Coach Since: 2019

Brian Skena
Hometown: Pittsburg, PA
Alma Mater: The Pennsylvania State University
First Tee Coach Since: 2014

Philip Geiger
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Alma Mater: Army
First Tee Coach Since: 2019

Raven Sanders
Hometown: Houston, TX
Alma Mater: SMU
First Tee Coach Since: 2021

Natalia Mestre
Hometown: Winter Park, FL
Alma Mater: UF
First Tee Coach Since: 2021

Sean Murray
Hometown: Belleview, FL
First Tee Coach Since: 2023

Tano Melantin
Hometown: Ivory Coast
Alma Mater: Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny
First Tee Coach Since: 2019

Matthew Yarvi
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
First Tee Coach Since: 2014

Aryana Persaud
Hometown: Orlando, FL
First Tee Coach Since: 2023

Kyle Messina
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Alma Mater: UCF
First Tee Coach Since: 2022

Brock Hildebrand
Hometown: Winter Park, FL
Alma Mater: UCF
First Tee Coach Since: 2022

Topanga Sena
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Alma Mater: Rollins
First Tee Coach Since: 2023

Lisa Coe
Hometown: England
First Tee Coach Since: 2023

Michael Marini
Hometown: New Port Richey, FL
Alma Mater: University of Central Florida
First Tee Coach Since: 2023

Bretton Mackiewicz
Hometown: Longwood, FL
First Tee Coach Since: 2023

Jacob Ryan
Hometown: Orlando, FL
First Tee Coach Since: 2023

Andrew Gottileb
Hometown: Massachusetts
Alma Mater: Guilford College
First Tee Coach Since: 2021

Jack Newman

Jack Newman
Hometown: Winter Park, FL
First Tee Coach Since: 2023

Mariel Galdiano
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Alma Mater: UCLA
First Tee Coach Since: 2023

David Chong
Alma Mater: Robert Wesleyan College
First Tee Coach Since: 2023

Board of Directors

Brian Boone
President
Hylant

Stacey Oleck
Vice President
Golf Channel
Retired

Jessica Bessler
Treasurer

Jamie Walson
Board Secretary
Lowndes Drosdick Doster
Kantor and Reed P.A.

David Meek
Past President
Losey PLLC

Jerramy Hainline
NBC Sports Now

Harrison Babb
One Florida Bank

Laurie Burns
Darden Restaurants Retired

Brandon Lee
Lee Wesley Companies

Brian Bruce
Universal Orlando

Rose Lejiste
RL Engineering

Nadia Carmino
Alliance One
Management Consulting

Kenny Nairn
CFL Golf
Golf Channel Academy

Dylan Hooper
Grey Robinson

Rene Blanco
BDO

Ashleigh McLaughlin
Birdhaus Agency

Nicole LaMontagne
Goldman Sachs

Amy Wheeler

Amy Wheeler
AVP Orlando Health’s SE Region
& CFO Dr. P. Phillips Hospital

Advisory Board

Andrew Slaton
KPMG

Jason Douglas
Topgolf

Kevin Kroll
Wendover Housing Partners

Thomas Bengtson
PNC Private Bank

Chris Thurman
Insurance Office of America

Matthew Levine
TMRW Sports

Jonathan Kearn
MyPlace Self Storage

Michael Dymond
Finastra

Ron Gruninger
Signature Wealth Advisors

Brandon Johnson
Johnson Golf Design

Cristina Parson
Hope Helps

Gabriel Lozano
Chief, Lake County State Attorney’s Office

Peter Scott
American Pet Products Association

Dos Goldsmith

Deloitte

Beth Winkopp
Liberty Mutual

First Tee National Trustees