Meet New FTSV Ambassadors

First Tee – Silicon Valley recently elected Mike Kenyon, DJ Wheeler and Tiffany Sparks as Board Ambassadors.

Mike Kenyon grew up in the Los Gatos-Saratoga area attending Saint Francis High School. He ventured to the University of Colorado Boulder where he earned his Business degree and his leadership earned him a football assistant coaching position. Mike returned home and began his Real Estate training with Keller Williams Realty where he was recognized as #1 new agent in the world in 2014. He moved over to Compass Los Gatos in 2019. Mike is a not only a diehard golfer, but also passionate about the youth development aspects of First Tee. He understands how hard work gets things done, and there is no substitute for effort. He is also a recent member at Almaden Golf & Country Club. 

Tiffany Sparks has worked in Marketing High Tech as a Senior Director in the Bay Area for 25 years. She received her BA from University of Pennsylvania and also attended Yale School of Management receiving a Fostering Inclusion and Diversity credential and attended Univ of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education receiving a Leading with Data and Analytics credential. She is married and has 2 college-aged daughters. She was attracted to FTSV mission of being open and welcoming to kids from all backgrounds. Tiffany is a member at Sliver Creek Valley Country Club where she serves as a board member on the ladies group.

DJ Wheeler grew up in the Alum Rock area and is both a Bellarmine and Santa Clara University graduate. After graduating in 2010, he went to work at PwC in Assurance and earned his CPA license. He left for a brief job at Apple but returned to Assurance and is now a Director.  DJ is married and has 2 young children. He has played golf his whole life with his dad. Prior to college, he worked at Pruneridge for 7 years and taught junior lessons. DJ  will also be volunteering as a FTSV coach starting in the Winter Season. He shared what resonates most with him about our mission is the progression levels being impactful so no one ages out and kids can grow with our program. He relates with the idea of using golf to teach life/soft skills as a great way to build relationships.  

Board Ambassadors give advice, assist with projects, represent the organization in the community at events, help raise funds, and expand FTSV’s network throughout Silicon Valley and beyond. Click here to meet all our Board Members. Contact Judy Dixon if you have interest in learning more about a volunteer Board opportunity.