RYG™ Certified Teaching Professional
Born and raised in Bend, Oregon I became completely hooked on golf after only one trip to the driving range with my Dad during my freshman year of high school. During my time at Summit High School, I played all four years on the varsity squad and was a part of three state championship teams. When I was given the opportunity to play golf in college at St. Francis College in Brookly, NY, I jumped at the opportunity.
During my four years at Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, I played in every tournament, was the team representative for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and also placed significant emphasis on my studies as I often frequented the Dean’s list. The summer between my junior year and senior year of College, I completed my first internship with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) in tournament operations. The internship involved traveling around the country to organize and execute golf tournaments for 12-14 weeks. Watching golfers compete at such a high level and continuously improve their games was something that inspired me. I completed two (2) internships for the AJGA, and I graduated from Saint Francis College with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Sports Management.
My experiences playing collegiate golf and working with AJGA fueled my passion to become a golf instructor. I am extremely proud to be a part of the RedTail Family. I am excited every day whether I am teaching a private lesson or fulfilling my role as a lead instructor with the RedTail Junior Club to be the best instructor I can be. I feel blessed to be a part of such a great team here at RedTail.
I enjoy teaching golfers of all ages and skill levels. My teaching philosophy is straightforward and highly effective. I focus on creating a solid foundation and understanding of the fundamentals. You must have a solid core golf swing to improve and reach your goals. I make sure that both of us understand your goals, I develop a Personal Lesson Plan (PLP) that will be our roadmap to your success. A major part of my success a college golfer and now as an instructor is my patience and ability to connect with my students. I have a confident yet soft spoken nature that helps me motivate and communicate effectively with my students.
The technology, resources, training, professionalism and support at RedTail Golf Center is second to none. Don't just take my word for it, however, allow me or one of our other Certified Professionals the opportunity to show you our custom fitting and instructional programs, and I guarantee you will be amazed at what we can do to improve your swing and enhance your enjoyment of the game.
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