The First Tee of Silicon Valley recently added a new Director, Pam Schramm and 2 new Ambassadors, Alex Wrobel and Adrian McBride, to our Board.
Pam Schramm is very passionate about volunteering and giving back to our community especially in the areas of golf and youth. She has been a longtime supporter of FTSV golf tournaments over the years and we are pleased to have her in an official role. She come to us with a dynamic personality, endless energy and fundraising experience. Pam loves being able to work where she lives and plays golf at The Villages Golf & Country Club. She is currently a Real Estate Agent at Intero in San Jose/Silver Creek. She began her Busines Development & Sales career in Corporate America working Xerox Corporation for 20 years followed by American Express Travel, Gartner Research, Flextronics, Mosaic, Bauer’s and BCD Travel. For more info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamschramm/
Alex Wrobel first joined FTSV as a Volunteer Coach in 2020 and continues to coach at Gavilan and Baylands at multiple class levels. After experiencing the impact our program has on the kids, he wanted to further support us by becoming an Ambassador. Alex started golfing 7 years ago and is a member at Cinnabar. He has previously volunteered as a mentor for America Scores and YMCA. Alex came to the US in 2007 from Germany and moved to the Bay Area in 2020, now living in San Jose. He currently works at SAP Labs as a Principal Solution Architect – Technical Product Owner SAP Agriculture Contract. Prior to that he worked at Sycor. For more info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexander-wrobel-8323307/
Adrian McBride connected with the FTSV because our mission resonated with him and the work he has done in his career expanding opportunity to students from underrepresented communities. He enjoys playing golf at Rancho del Pueblo (our class location) and thinks it is important that golf is more accessible to underserved youth. Adrian is an experienced Program Manager who has worked with public and private stakeholders throughout his career. He will bring some specialized experiences to his Ambassador role. He is currently a Literacy Program Specialist at the San Jose Public Library with emphasis on SJ Aspires. His prior experience included CTE Incentive Grant Coordinator at LA Unified School District, Charter School Proposal Writer at Pathways Management Group, and Program Director at University of Arkansas. For more info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrian-mcbride-3720a12/
Board Directors vote, provide planning, performance, legal and financial oversight and raise sufficient funds to ensure FTSV’s success. Board Ambassadors give advice, assist with projects, represent the organization in the community at events, help raise funds, and expand FTSV’s network throughout Silicon Valley and beyond.