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

Meet our Board of Directors and our Board of Ambassadors

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

Andrea Brenholz
ATR International

Steve Guerrero, Jr.

Steve Peterson

Lucas Watson

Board of Ambassadors

Rhea Advani
Student, UC Berkeley

Dick Budelli
Sales, Retired

Jeffy Chang

Don DeLorenzo
Gilroy Municipal GC

Jose ‘Pepe’ Gomez
Schnieder Electric

Ron Hallagan
Ernst & Young LLP Retired

Mike Kenyon

David Kinser

Adrian McBride
San Jose Public Library

Reka Mishra
Silicon Valley Bank

Doug Moffat
Pinnacle Bank

Evan Rosenberg
Morgan Stanley

Pam Schramm

Baiba Scott
Attorney & Real Estate Retired

Kunal Shalia

Tiffany Sparks

Jackson Thoreson
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

DJ Wheeler

Frank Wilde

James Woodbury
Blach Construction

Alexander Wrobel
SAP Labs

Board Engagement

Board of Directors

3 to 9 voting diverse members serving  3-year terms

  • Attend 75% Quarterly Calls
  • Attend 75% Quarterly Meetings
  • Chair or Co-Chair one event committee
  • Attend at least 2 of FTSV’s annual events per year
  • Option to Participate in Golf Outings
  • Give at least $1,000/Get $10,000 Net Annually

Board of Ambassadors

18 or more non-voting diverse members serving unlimited terms

  • Attend 75% Quarterly Meetings
  • Attend 75% of assigned committee meetings
  • Attend at least 1 of FTSV’s annual events per year
  • Option to Participate in Golf Outings
  • Give at least $250/Get $2,500 Net Annually

Take the Next Steps to becoming a Board Ambassador

FTSV’s Board Ambassadors give advice, assist with projects, represent the organization in the community and at events, help raise funds, and expand FTSV’s network throughout Silicon Valley and beyond.  Here are the next steps to join us as an Ambassador:

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