PGA Class A Member
RYG™ Certified Teaching Professional
I was born and raised in the Bay Area, California. At the ripe age of 3 years old, my parents bought me my first plastic set of golf clubs, and the rest is history. Growing up, however, golf wasn’t my only sport as I also loved playing baseball. These two sports were my two great passions as I moved through my teen years and into college. I developed a true love for golf at a very early age, and I also dreamed of becoming a golf instructor/coach as teaching runs in my family.
After graduating from high school, I enrolled in the Professional Golf Management Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. During my time at UCCS my passion for coaching golf and making people better continued to grow. As such, upon graduating, I left Colorado with my Bachelors degree in business, and my class A PGA status and moved back to CA. One in California I coached golf at the Eric Jones Golf Academy where I really honed my craft and developed a deep understanding of not only the golf swing, but how to improve players of every skill level.
My teaching philosophy is results based, and I believe there are many paths to achieve success in this amazing game. You don’t have to swing like Tiger to get better. As such, I emphasize simplicity, and customizing my coaching approach to the strengths of each individual student. I like removing things from your swing, and keeping your mental approach positive and focused. Everything I work on with my students is based on driving performance. I like to find the things that are most important to your game and attack it! I consider myself a golf coach as opposed to a golf instructor. In my opinion, coaches set goals and stick with you until you achieve those goals, and beyond as you set new milestones and goals. Instructors, on the other hand, simply relay information, and they are not as goal oriented
My job as a golf coach is to stay consistent with my students. I like to teach in a relaxed, friendly and fun environment as I understand how hard this game can be. I try to help my students remember that we play this game to have fun! Right? To this end, I make sure to focus on both the technical aspects of the golf swing as well as the art of really playing the game on the golf course. I take my coaching very seriously, and I always strive to deepen my own understanding and knowledge so that I can find new creative ways to help my students get better!
I cannot express how exciting it is to teach golf here at RedTail. As I mentioned previously, I have been a coach golf at some of the most highly regarded facilities and golf academies in the Country, and RedTail’s state-of-the-art teaching facility is a golf coaches dream. Don’t just take my word for it though. I hope you will allow me the opportunity to get your swing on video and analyze it through the V1 video software. Moreover, I would like to get you on the Trackman Ball Flight and Launch Analysis System to learn everything about your ball flight and club dynamics. RedTail’s teaching facilities and resources are second to none!
When I am not molding the minds of dedicated golfing fanatics, I like to explore the culinary and touristy options the Pacific Northwest has to offer. I also love camping in the mountains, fishing, and watching my favorite sports teams from Oakland, CA (Or Las Vegas)! Go Raiders!