Staff

Staff

DIRECTOR

Dustin Jensen
Colorado Golf Association

Managing Director of Operations
djensen@coloradogolf.org

 

Dustin returned to the CGA in January of 2015 after a four year stint with his alma mater, the University of Jamestown. During his tenure at UJ, Dustin served as the Executive Director of the Jimmie Booster Club and the Director of Alumni Relations. He also served as the men's and women's golf coach and was North Dakota's committee representative for the US Junior Amateur Championship and US Girls Junior Amateur Championship.

Prior to returning to Jamestown, Dustin served as the Director of Youth Programs (2004-2011), Assistant Director of Rules and Competitions (2002-2004) and was a summer intern (2001) for the CGA.

Dustin has been immersed in the game of golf on both a local and national level including serving as the staff in charge of the 2003 NCAA Division II Regional Championship, 2006 NCAA Division I Independent National Championship and the 2011 NCAA Division I Central Region Championship. Dustin served as the director of the Colorado High School Activities Association's golf championships and spoke multiple times at national conferences for the United States Golf Association and the International Association of Golf Administrators. Dustin was instrumental in Colorado stepping in to take over the 2011 Junior Americas Cup which was moved to Colorado at the last minute. Dustin was also a key member of group that created the Colorado Golf-In-Schools program and organized development programs for Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Special Olympics, LPGA/USGA Girls Golf, The First Tee, Girl Scouts and The Challenge Foundation.

A Jamestown, North Dakota native and University of Jamestown graduate, Jensen was a member of the men's golf and track & field teams while earning a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Economics with a minor in Information Technology in 2002.

 

OPERATIONS TEAM

Holly Champion, PGA
Colorado Section of the PGA

Junior Golf Director
hchampion@pgahq.com

 

Holly is an Illinois native and grew up on a family farm with a passion for golf. She has been in the golf business since 2008 when she volunteered as a Junior Golf Coach for the youth program at Mattoon Golf and Country Club in Mattoon, Illinois. Holly graduated from Methodist University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and concentrations in PGA Golf Management and Resort Management. She was also part of the MU National Championship Women’s Golf Team. Upon graduating from Methodist she was elected as a PGA Member in April of 2013. Holly has a strong passion for growing the game, particularly with junior golfers. Some of her experience with juniors includes creating a multi-tiered instructional Junior Golf Academy, coaching a PGA Junior League team, leading summer junior golf camps, and working as a Tournament Coordinator for the Illinois Junior Golf Association. Holly is married to her husband Scott and they have two dogs.


 

Ashley Barnhart
Colorado Golf Association

Manager of Junior Competitions
abarnhart@coloradogolf.org

 

Ashley grew up in small town Kenmare, North Dakota. She learned to play golf on the local 9 hole course and enjoyed traveling to play the nearby sand green course with her family. Ashley started playing competitive golf in eighth grade and continued throughout her college career. She graduated from the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, ND in 2016 with a BA in Elementary Education and minors in Early Childhood Development and Business Administration. As a UJ golfer, Ashley was a two-time Academic All-American and was a member of the 2014-15 NAIA National Championship qualifying team. Ashley is a five-sport athlete who is passionate about competition and recognizes the true value of athletics. In 2014 Ashley served as the CJGA Summer Intern and in 2015 she served as the CGA Junior Tournament Coordinator. In May 2016, she was hired as the CGA Manager of Junior Competitions.  
 

 


Mikayla Tatman
Colorado Golf Association
USGA P.J. Boatwright Junior Intern
mtatman@coloradogolf.org

 

Mikayla is a Colorado native, born in Denver and raised in Longmont. She grew up playing a number of sports but eventually fell in love with the game of golf at the age of 13. After a successful junior golf career she went on to play Division I college golf for Colorado State University where she graduated in 2016 with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Mikayla has a deep passion for growing the game of golf and, in particular, helping junior golfers reach their goals, while also finding their passion and love for the game.

 


Maggie Hartman, PGA Apprentice
Colorado Section of the PGA
Junior Golf Operations Intern
mhartman@pgahq.com

 

Maggie grew up in Denver at City Park Golf Course in the First Tee Program.  She played several sports through high school but chose golf when she decided to enter the PGA Golf Management Program at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.  She has worked as an instructor a The First Tees of Denver, Pike's Peak, and Green Valley Ranch.  She worked at City Park Golf Course for under the supervision of JGAC Director, Keith Soriano, PGA.  Her internships while with the PGA PGM program include Denver Country Club, City Park Golf Course, and The Broadmoor Golf Club.  During those internships she worked in both the golf operations department and in junior golf instruction.  She has also been an volunteer coach for Denver East High School's Men's and Women's golf teams since 2013.  At UCCS, she has been active in the PGM Student Society Executive Board serving as Community Service Chair and Vice President.  One of Maggie's favorite things to see is young athletes as they fall in love with golf. She is the youngest of three in her family, all of whom grew up playing junior golf in Colorado.  

 
       

Partnerships & Sponsorships

Patrick Salva
Colorado Section of the PGA

Assistant Executive Director | Section Operations
psalva@pgahq.com


Ryan Smith
Colorado Golf Association
Colorado Golf Foundation
rsmith@coloradogolf.org