Staff

Staff

Current Staff

Ashley Barnhart
Colorado Golf Association

Managing Director, Golf Operations
Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado
Managing Director
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 full time by the CGA.  

 

Scott Minta
Colorado Section of the PGA

Junior Golf Director
Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado
Managing 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.
 

  

Holly Champion, PGA
Colorado Section of the PGA

Player Development 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.

  

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.   
 
 

 

Jordan Mazzara
Colorado Golf Association

Manager, Junior Competitions
jmazzara@coloradogolf.org

 

Jordan grew up in McFarland, Wisconsin. He has played golf since he was young and competed through high school where he found his love for the game. Jordan graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2019 with a degree in Operations & Technology Management. Before joining the CGA full-time in March of 2020, he completed an internship with the American Junior Golf Association where he traveled the country and grew his passion for running junior golf events. In his free time, Jordan likes to play golf, go fishing and spend time outdoors.
 

 

Samantha Crawford
Colorado Section of the PGA

Junior Golf Coordinator
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.