Our Team

The TGR Foundation is a team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about empowering students to thrive. We are deeply committed to every student who comes through our programs, and believe that the power of education, coupled with the right resources, will ensure lifelong success.

  • Executive Leadership

    Rick Singer

    President & CEO

    “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. ” JFK

    Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.

    Vice President, Programs & Education

    “Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.” Socrates

    Michelle S. Kim

    Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

    “Every decision starts with the decision to try.” Unknown

    Jin Thatcher

    Vice President, Operations & Administration

    “A woman is like a tea bag: you cannot tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” Nancy Reagan
  • TGR Learning Lab

    Gyla Bell

    Senior Director, Programs

    “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin

    Eric Moore

    Senior Director, Programs

    “Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.” Robert Bresson

    Roman Gonzales

    Director, Golf

    “Out of control emotions can make smart people stupid.” Byron Nelson

    Jason Porter

    Director, TGR EDU: Create

    “Nothing in life is be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” Marie Curie

    David Tong

    Director, TGR EDU: Create

    “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” Sylvia Plath

    Barry Christy

    Senior Manager, Facilities

    “If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.” Albert Einstein

    Yvonne Tello

    Senior Manager, Administration

    “It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi

    John Foster

    Senior Manager, Programs

    “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” Groucho Marx

    Nick Novak

    Senior Manager, Programs

    “Never for money, always for love.” David Byrne

    Holly Dennard

    Lead Instructor

    “Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson

    Ian Esmilla


    “Attitude Reflects Leadership, Captain.” Remember The Titans

    Scott Ferguson


    “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” William Butler Yeats

    Saki Hashimoto


    “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” Steve Jobs

    Doug Luong


    “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” Confucius

    Man Luong


    “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” Joseph Campbell

    Ashley Marinez


    “When your life is on course with its purpose, you are your most powerful.” Oprah Winfrey

    Trinh Tran


    “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. ” Viktor Frankl

    Kimberly O'Toole

    Programs Manager

    “The things you can’t measure are often the things that give people the most success.” Aaron Rodgers

    Wendy Duran


    “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” Albert Einstein

    Brenda Reynoso


    “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill

    Nancy Sanchez


    “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ” Walt Disney

    Andrés Cuamani

    Academic Support

    “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” Gabriel García Márquez

    Monserrat Orozco

    Academic Support

    “If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” Mahatma Gandhi

    Crystal Tran

    Academic Support

    “Maybe our favorite quotes say more about us than the stories and people we are quoting.” John Green

    Ruben Triscareno

    Academic Support

    “The key to success is playing the hand you were dealt like it was the hand you wanted. ” Kaitlyn Walsh

    Titus Wu

    Golf Coordinator

    “Happiness comes from experiences, not possessions.” Anonymous

    Justin Samuels

    Range Attendant

    “If you have a dream, don't wait. Act.” Kingdom Hearts

    Hope Enyart

    Volunteer Coordinator

    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Earl Woods Scholar Program

    Cristina Fernández

    Senior Director, Programs

    “In one soul, in your soul, there are resources for the world.” Emerson

    Denisse Jover

    Senior Manager, Programs

    “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller

    Lea Segura

    Senior Manager, Programs

    “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey

    Alma Gutierrez

    Program Coordinator

    “The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.” Audrey Hepburn 

    Betsy Peña

    Program Coordinator

    “Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene

    Mehrab Sarwar

    Program Coordinator

    “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” Maya Angelou
  • Finance & Administration

    Kelly Cheng

    Director, Finance

    “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, 'I'm possible'!” Audrey Hepburn

    Joe Hsu

    Director, IT

    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde

    Mike Stevens

    Financial Analyst Manager

    “It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” John Wooden

    Krista Hirdler

    Corporate Administrator

    “Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.” Alfred Adler

    Ashley Bedell

    Project & Administrative Associate

    “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” Billie Jean King

    Megan Warnick

    Administrative Assistant

    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill
  • Marketing

    Dana Mariotti

    Director of Marketing

    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

    Marci Gentzkow

    Senior Director, Communications & Marketing

    “Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.” Maya Angelou

    Reshma Melwani

    Programs Communications & Marketing Manager

    “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver

    Amber Fuller

    Graphic Designer

    “Design is so simple, that's why it's so complicated.” Paul Rand

    Brian Valdez

    Junior Graphic Designer

    “Digital Design is like painting, except the paint never dies.” Neville Brody
  • Fund Development

    Jessica Carbajal

    Director, Development & Community Affairs

    “Do or do not, there is no try.” Yoda, Jedi Master


  • Michael McKee, HCPI, Inc., Executive Chairman
  • Sandra Barry, formerly Anaheim Unified School District
  • Kenneth W. Bentley, formerly Nestle, USA
  • Avery Brown, Automobile Club of Southern California
  • Danny Conway, Able
  • Karina Hamilton, University of California, Irvine
  • Christopher J. Hubman, TGR Ventures
  • Dennis Kuhl, Angels Baseball
  • Rob Light, CAA
  • Edward W. Machir, formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Jason S. Mooneyham, AMD
  • Jonathan M. Orszag, Compass Lexecon, LLC
  • Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
  • Sudhakar V. Shenoy, Alyx Technologies, Inc.
  • Rick Singer, TGR Foundation
  • Mark Steinberg, Excel Sports Management
  • Todd C. Theodora, Theodora Oringher
  • Leo Tucker, Northwestern Mutual
  • Peter V. Ueberroth, The Contrarian Group
  • Bill Woodley, formerly Deutsche Bank
  • Kultida Woods, TGR Foundation
  • Tiger Woods, TGR Ventures