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.

 

Justin Limon, PGA
Colorado Section of the PGA

Operations Manager
jlimon@pgahq.com

 

Justin Limon is an Oklahoma native who was introduced to the game by his grandfather. He completed the PGA Professional Golf Management program and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma in December 2012 and was subsequently elected into Class A PGA membership in January 2013. Justin’s background with over 25 years’ experience in the game comes from a variety of positions. Justin has worked for private and public facilities as well as for amateur golf associations (Oklahoma Golf Association and Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association.) Justin was hired by the Colorado PGA in February of 2014 as Tournament Manager for the section and currently serves as the Operations Manager.  

  

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.