Staff

Our team at First Tee – Minnesota is dedicated to creating an experience for your child that builds character. We believe experiences are our greatest teacher, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail and better equipped for whatever comes their way.

First Tee – Minnesota Organization

Brian Simpson
Executive Director,
PGA Golf Professional
612-834-0408
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Franco Zerna
Program Director, St. Paul
651-315-5266
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Aaron Shafranski
Program Director, Minneapolis
608-234-7858
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Jim Triggs
CEO
First Tee – Minnesota
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Troy Nygaard
Executive Director, Golf Programs
Three Rivers Park District
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Jeff May
Manager, Three Rivers Park District
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Brian Pabst
Golf Program Supervisor, Three Rivers Parks District
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Brad Parrott
Program Director, Woodbury, MN
Eagle Valley Golf Course
W.W. (Watty) Watson
Program Director, Rochester, MN
PGA Professional

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Jeremy Diebling
Board Chair & President, First Tee – Minnesota
Julie Janson
Director of Chapter Relationships, Western Territory
PGA TOUR First Tee Foundation