Our Team

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.



  • Avery Brown, Automobile Club of Southern California
  • Dennis Kuhl, Angels Baseball
  • Jason S. Mooneyham, AMD
  • Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D., California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • Sudhakar V. Shenoy, Alyx Technologies, Inc.
  • Executive Leadership

    Gordon McNeill

    President and CEO

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Warren Buffet

    Michelle S. Kim

    Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

    “Our visit to this planet is short, so we should use our time meaningfully, which we can do so by helping others wherever possible.” Dalai Lama

    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

    Michelle Bemis

    Vice President, Events & Experience, TGR Live


    Mike Antolini

    Vice President, Championships, TGR Live

  • TGR Learning Lab

    Gyla Bell

    Senior Director, Programs, TGR Learning Lab

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

    Eric Moore

    Senior Director, Digital Programs

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

    Jason Porter

    Director, TGR EDU: Create, Educator Professional Development

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

    Yvonne Tello

    Senior Manager, Administration

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

    Holly Dennard

    Senior Manager, Programs

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

    Jessica Kesler

    Professional Development Facilitator

    “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X

    Hope Enyart

    Learning Facilitator, TGR Learning Lab

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

    Saki Hashimoto

    Learning Facilitator, TGR Learning Lab

    “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

    Learning Facilitator, TGR Learning Lab

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

    Ashley Sutherland

    Learning Facilitator, TGR Learning Lab

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

    Trinh Tran

    Learning Facilitator, TGR Learning Lab

    “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

    Maria Torres

    Learning Facilitator, TGR EDU Create

    “Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others for their sakes and for our own.” Cesar Chavez

    Tarica Jackson

    Student Support Manager

    “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Man Luong

    Part-Time Learning Facilitator, TGR Learning Lab

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

    Jose Rivera

    Volunteer Coordinator, TGR Learning Lab

    “With great power comes great responsibility.” Voltaire

    Carmen Gonzalez

    Administrative Assistant, TGR Learning Lab

    “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky
  • Earl Woods Scholar Program

    Cristina Fernández

    Senior Director, Programs

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

    Lea Segura

    Senior Manager, Programs

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

    Juan Carlos Villanueva

    Program Manager

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

    Alma Gutierrez

    Program Coordinator

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

    Leila Villacorta

    Program Coordinator

    “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton

    Andres Cuamani

    Program Coordinator

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

    Joe Hsu

    Director, IT

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

    Mike Stevens

    Financial Analyst Director

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

    Logan Lamson

    Office Manager

    “As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him...we need not wait to see what others do.” Mahatma Gandhi

    Kristy Hwang

    Administrative Assistant

    “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman
  • Fund Development

  • Marketing

    Dana Mariotti

    Director of Marketing

    “Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in.” Brené Brown

    Amber Fuller

    Art Director

    “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

    Jasmine C. Tate

    Marketing & Communications Manager

    “Work hard, pray hard and when the door opens walk through it.” Dr. John E. Forde

2021 Values