staff & board

our staff
Carl Brodnax

Tennis Coach

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.”


- Arthur Ashe

Samantha Hayes

Operations Manager/Development Associate

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”


                                                 -Howard Thurman

betsy mcneil

Executive Director

"We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization."

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Laura Morales

Youth Development Specialist

(Americorps Up2Us Coach)

"The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do."

- Kobe Bryant

Jonathyn Young

Program Coordinator/Coach

“Experience should be a plus as long as it doesn't become complacency. If you say, 'We're not going to change; we didn't do it that way before,' then you've become too old.


- Marv Levy

Ritu Duenwald

Accounting Manager

“The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God - if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That's what I think.”


- Maya Angelou

David Kimani

Senior Director of Tennis

“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit”

– Ancient Greek proverb

Kristi Miller

Director of Education

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”

- Paulo Coelho

Jayanne Perkins

Youth Development Specialist

(Americorps Up2Us Coach)

"You can only become truly accomplished at something you love"


                                                     - Maya Angelou

Board of directors

Sean Cahill, Chair
Kurt Vogt, Vice-Chair
David Van Gessel, Treasurer

Deborah Gordon, Secretary

Chris Caldwell

Michael Crafter

Mark Magnusen

Greg McCall

Caron Palder

Anthony Pesco

Phillip Rehg

Fatou Niang

Johnathan Gibson

Lesley Osborne

Harlan Stone

advisory board

Roy Anderson, Chair

Arthur Goldblatt, Founder

James Biggs
Thomas Blake

Wally Cook
Jay Dulberg
Ed Fogarty
Pete Gogolak
John Hammill
Merrideth Hammill
Joseph Holmes
Alex Knopp
Bill Macey

Sharon Macey
Mark McEnroe

Catherine Osterhout
Dick Packer

Faycal Rhazali
John Schmidt
Alex Seaver
Rich Freeman

Audrey Weil

Ed Weiss

Mike Frost