Staff

Staff

Current Staff

Ashley Barnhart
Colorado Golf Association

Managing Director, Golf Operations
abarnhart@coloradogolf.org

 

Ashley got her start with the CGA as a summer intern in 2014. She grew up in small-town Kenmare, North Dakota where she learned to love golf on the local 9 hole course and enjoyed traveling to play the nearby sand green course with her family. Ashley graduated as a student-athlete 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. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. Ashley is a multi-sport athlete who is passionate about competition and recognizes the true value of athletics. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching high school girls basketball, watching sunsets, running, and eating chocolate.

 

Scott Minta
Colorado Section of the PGA

Tournament Director
sminta@pgahq.com

 

Scott grew up just outside of Chicago in the town of Naperville, Illinois. He learned to play golf at numerous public courses throughout the area and enjoyed playing with his younger brother as often as possible. Scott started playing competitive golf in his sophomore year of high school and continued throughout his collegiate career. He graduated from Judson University in Elgin, IL in 2012 with a BA in Sports Management and a minor in Business. Prior to joining the Colorado PGA, Scott was the 12-month P.J. Boatwright Intern with the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association, was a member of the 2016 Ryder Cup implementation team and worked a season with the Western Golf Association. In his free time, outside of golf, he enjoys to play and referee hockey.
 

  

Brent Vasa
Colorado Golf Association

Director, Junior Competitions
bvasa@coloradogolf.org

 

Brent grew up in small town Holyoke, Colorado. He learned the game of golf from his dad playing on the local 9 hole course, his passion grew for golf when he attended a Junior Golf Clinic in Sterling, Colorado. Brent started playing competitive golf when he was in 6th grade. After high school Brent joined the Marine Corps and was discharged honorably in 2016. After the service Brent attended the Golf Academy of America – Orlando and graduated with an Associates in Golf Complex Operations and Management. While attending college Brent worked at Arnold Palmer’s Bayhill Club and Lodge. In 2018 Brent was hired to be the USGA Boatwright Intern for the JGAC, after his internship Brent was hired as the Program Specialist with The First Tee Green Valley Ranch to teach life skills along with golf. In Janurary 2020 Vasa was hired on full-time with the CGA staff.   
 
 

 

Samantha Crawford
Colorado Section of the PGA

Junior Golf Manager
scrawford@pgahq.com

 

Samantha grew up in Dupont, Washington, before moving to South Jordan, Utah, in 2008. She had been playing golf since she was young, in middle school is where her passion for the game of golf grew. Her competitive golf career continued through high school and college. Samantha graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 2018 with a degree in Sports Management with a minor in coaching. Before joining the Colorado PGA, Samantha worked for the Utah Section PGA, where she ran their Junior Series golf tournaments. In her free time, she likes to golf, watches movies, cooking, and baking.