About Us

We enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do.

Our Board Members, Staff, Coaches, & Volunteers

First Tee – Lake Erie Board & staff create and oversee all the programming the chapter offers.

Christi Ansberg
ProMedica
VP
Philanthropy Operations
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Pete Millon
Board Chair
Spengler & Nathanson Law
Attorney
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Shawna Woody
The Boys and Girls Club of Toledo
Program Director
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Sheree Bargabos
Board of Directors Vice-Chair
Owens Corning
Retired
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Justin Moore
Board Treasurer
Genoa Bank
VP Sr. Lender & Risk Mgt.
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Alex Gerken
Fifth Third Bank
City President
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Dick Ressner
Owens Corning
Retired
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Justin Kruse
First Insurance Group
Risk Advisor
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Dr. Jim Stahl
Dentistry
Retired
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Staff

Adam Reny
Executive Director
Toledo, OH
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Jenni Saner
First Tee Level I Coach
Michael Prothe
Program Director
First Tee Level II Coach
Toledo, OH
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Francesca Sberna
Girls Golf & First Tee Coach
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Amanda Liford
Operations Director, First Tee Coach,
Certified Chapter Trainer
Girls Golf Site Director
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Logan Woods
Assistant Program Director
Bowling Green, OH
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Interns

Marty Pennington
Programming & Operations Intern

Volunteers

Ken Young
Auglaize Golf Club Volunteer

Jacob Black
Auglaize Golf Club Volunteer
Susan Stahl
Girls Golf Volunteer
Meg Ressner
Girls Golf Volunteer

Cathy Laub
Giant Oak Volunteer
John Wiesolek
Brandywine Volunteer
Meredith Spencer
Girls Golf Volunteer
Abby Liebenthal
Girls Golf Volunteer
Jose Castillo
Summer Volunteer
Alex Graf
Girls Golf Volunteer
Kelcy Blanchong
Girls Golf Volunteer
BJ Cassabianca
Girls Golf Volunteer

Olivia Hernandez
Lake Erie Challenge Volunteer
Karen Crown
Girls Golf Volunteer
Allison Hoellrich
Girls Golf Volunteer
Deb Rhodes
Auglaize Golf Club Volunteer
Brady Younce
Inverness & Brandywine Junior Volunteer

Past Board of Directors

Derek Brody
Previous Board Member
Morgan Stanley
Tod Burhans
Previous Board Member
IT Director
TDGA
John Preston
Previous Board Member
Toledo Public Schools
Assistant Principal
Mary Sobecki
Needmor Fund
Executive Director