|GJAC Executive Board|
|Rachelle Pearson, Wyoming
From Gillette, Wyoming. Along with my husband, Bob, and our two daughters, Morgan and Ashlyn, we love the game of golf. I first became involved with Junior Golf in Wyoming in 1998 when Morgan played in her first tournament. Ashlyn soon followed and since then it has been a summer tradition to be a part of the Wyoming golf community. I have been on the Wyoming State Golf Association Board for 15 years and have been serving as Treasurer for the past 3 years. I am also on the First Tee of Wyoming Board that was established in 2015. My first Girls Junior Americas Cup was in Las Vegas in 1999 and I have attended every tournament to date. I came on the Board of Directors for the GJAC in 2006. I was Vice President from 2008 to 2014 and became President in 2015. The history and traditions of the GJAC are second to none and I proudly continue to serve as one of its strongest advocates.
|Cathy Torchiana, Hawaii
LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division Life Member
|Megan Mahoney, San Diego
Played in GJAC in 1990, 1991 and 1992 (Edmonton, Utah, San Diego)
|Rose Nehring, Arizona
I was born and raised in Elmira, New York, one of 14 children. I graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Elmira in 1961, worked at Los Alamos Medical Center from 1962 to 1965, worked in Tanzania, E. Africa in a mission dispensary from 1966 to 1968. Upon my return to the United States I attended the University of New Mexico and served in the United States Air Force in from 1972-1975, stationed at Davis Monthan AFB. I married Art Nehring in 1978. I graduated from the University of Arizona in 1980 with a BS in Education. I enjoy gardening and playing golf for fun. I have been involved in local and state junior girl’s golf programs for 24 years and I have proudly serve on the GJAC Board for 16 years.
|Patty Curtiss, Washington
Daughter of the Founder of GJAC, Joan Teats, played golf since she was 9, and really felt a “pull” to continue the vision of Joan. Patty has been the Washington State Team Captain for 15 years. Patty was a competitive junior golfer & played collegiate golf at the University of New Mexico from 1977-81.
|Kerri Clark, Nevada
Born 5/26/1963 and raised Las Vegas, Nevada. Nevada State Girls High School Champion 1979. Attended Weber State University 1981-1985. 1983 NCAA Long Drive Champion. Member of 1982 and 1985 Division 2 National Champions. 2time inductee Weber State University. Played on the LPGA Tour 1986&1981. Played Women’s European Golf Tour. Currently Class A Teaching Professional.
|Pam Whalen, Nevada
1975 – started a Tournament Organization for Women called St. Louis Women’s Golf Association, St. Louis, Missouri. Served as the Executive Director from 1975 to 1983. The Organization is going strong today, 44 years later, offering Tournament Golf for Women.
1977 – appointed to the USGA Women’s Public Links Committee to do Rules at this “new” National Championship – WAPL. I served on this Committee 1977 to 1985.
1998-2006 Served on the USGA Regional Affairs Committee
1983-1998 Served as Assistant Executive Director for Northern Nevada Golf Association.
1998-2006 Served as Executive Director of the Northern Nevada Golf Association In charge of all aspects of Golf Administration.
1983 to present – Executive Director of the Northern Nevada Jr. Golf Association –provide competition and facilitate programs serving young golfers of all skill levels.
Served as Captain for the Northern Nevada Team for the Girls Junior America’s Cup Championship.
1995- 2008: Member of the LPGA Teaching Division.
2015 to current – Assistant Coach for the Reno High School Girls Golf Team. Named Coach of the Year.