Directors & Ambassadors

First Tee – Silicon Valley Board Members

Our Board represents the diverse interests, needs and concerns of the constituency it serves in the underserved communities within our service area.

  • Diversity which embodies all the differences of the kids we serve
  • Modeling The First Tee Code of Conduct and “Respect for Our Organization”
  • Reflection of high standards of conduct in their professional and public lives
  • Outreach into golf clubs, professional associations, corporate hierarchies and personal networks
  • Willingness to make a difference to the lives of our youth constituents

For information about becoming a Board Ambassador, scroll to the bottom of the page


Board of Directors

Steve Almassy
Ernst & Young LLP Retired

Victor M. Arrañaga Jr.
HP, Inc.

Sarah Beelaard
PwC

Andrea Brenholz
ATR International

Steve Guerrero, Jr.
Anaplan

Lucas Watson
Archer Venture Capital

Board of Ambassadors

Dick Budelli
Sales, Retired

Jeffy Chang
Apple

Don DeLorenzo
Gavilan Golf Course 

Ron Hallagan
Ernst & Young LLP Retired

Steve Peterson
Microsoft

David Kinser
PayNearMe

Reka Mishra
COO in Transition 

Doug Moffat
Pinnacle Bank

Baiba Scott
Attorney & Real Estate Retired

Kunal Shalia
Bolt

Tiffany Sparks
RISC-V International

Jackson Thoreson
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

DJ Wheeler
PwC

James Woodbury
Blach Construction

Alex Wrobel
SAP Labs

Board Engagement

Connect to FTSV by attending…

Course Classes, Mentor Trainings, Parent Orientations, Community Events, Appreciation Events and  Participant Tournaments.

Volunteer your time and talent…

Coaching, Cultivating Donors, Event or Campaign Fundraising, Representing FTSV at outside events or Working on special projects with the  CEO.

Board of Directors

3 to 9 voting diverse members serving  3-year terms

  • Engagement – Serve a minimum of 40 hours annually through activities listed above and Quarterly In-Person Mtgs.
  • Financial – Ensure that FTSV reaches its revenue budget (Give $1,000/Raise $10K Annually)
  • Advocacy – Champion and Promote FTSV in the community
  • Oversight – Vote, Compliance, Strategic Planning, Performance Reviews and Evaluations

Board of Ambassadors

18 or more non-voting diverse members serving unlimited terms

  • Engagement – Serve a minimum of 20 hours annually through activities listed above and Quarterly Zoom Info Mtgs. 
  • Financial – Ensure that FTSV reaches its revenue budget (Give $250/Raise $2,500 Annually) 
  • Advocacy – Champion and Promote FTSV in the community

Take the Next Steps to becoming a Board Member

1) Complete Volunteer Application (Indicate BOARD under Additional Information)

2) Interview with Development Director, Judy Dixon Deaton

3) Meeting with current Board Director

4) Meeting with George Maxe, President/CEO

5) Presented for Board Vote during Quarterly Mtg.

6) Complete On-Boarding Steps

7) Orientation