Meet our New Director: Dave Kinser

First Tee – Silicon Valley recently elected Dave Kinser to our Board of Directors. Dave has been playing golf for 58 years and fondly remembers playing as a youth and knows how much golf can provide meaningful experiences. Dave has been a member at Almaden Golf & Country Club since 1990 and served on their board for 6 years.  He believes passionately that all kids should have the opportunity to play the game of golf and experience the joy and discipline the game offers. 

Dave grew up in Humboldt County and graduated from Humboldt State University before finding his way to Santa Clara County.  He brings a multitude of experiences from his executive roles in finance at National Semiconductor and Apple Computer and his roles as VP of Operations for Claris Corp and Intuit.  He currently advises private, venture backed companies.  For more info:

Dave is excited to be able to be part of an organization that is dedicated and passionate in making a positive impact on our local youth through golf.  He shared, “The First Tee of Silicon Valley provides a wonderful and compelling opportunity.  Providing a meaningful and positive experience for all our youth, through golf, with passion.  I am excited to be a part of this incredible organization.”

FTSV Board Directors vote, provide planning, performance, legal and financial oversight and raise sufficient funds to ensure FTSV’s success. 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.