Meet Our Team
First Tee — South Puget Sound is comprised of three full-time team members; Executive Director, Marketing & Development Director, and Program Director, and one shared team member with Meadow Park Golf Course; Player Development Coordinator. Click the Read Bio button under each team member’s name to learn a little more about their experience with First Tee — South Puget Sound and how they played an integral role in growing the chapter within our community. Ryan Kallenberger, Executive Director, has been with First Tee — South Puget Sound since its inception in 2011. Allie Bordeaux, Marketing & Development Director, began with First Tee — South Puget Sound as an intern in 2013 and joined the team again in 2018. Ben Talbot, Program Director, began as a First Tee – South Puget Sound coach in 2014 and joined the full team as Program Director in 2022.
Marketing & Development Director
Southwest Regional Director
Ryan has been with First Tee – South Puget Sound since its inception in 2011. He joined the organization as the Program Director, in which he served for seven years, and in 2017 he was officially named First Tee – South Puget Sound Executive Director. Ryan has been a driving force in the growth of the organization and his passion for impacting the youth in our community does not go unnoticed.
Allie first joined First Tee – South Puget Sound as the Marketing & Communications Intern during the summer of 2013. Following her internship with First Tee, Allie went on to intern with the USGA and began a career in golf marketing. In 2018 Allie joined the chapter again and has loved every minute of returning to the organization that got her started with a career in golf. In 2023, Allie was awarded South Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for her work with First Tee.
Allie comes from a family of golfers, having played herself since age six, and loves being on the golf course. In her free time you can find her on the golf course with her husband and son, or playing with her Golden Retriever, Arnold, named after the one and only, Mr. Arnold Palmer.
Ben Talbot, PGA, is a First Tee Level II Certified Coach and has been coaching with the South Puget Sound chapter since 2014. He also was a First Tee participant as a youth and worked through the Birdie level, representing First Tee Olympia at the national First Tee camp at Kansas State University. Ben has been the Program Director with First Tee – South Puget Sound since July 2022 and has loved returning to the organization in a full-time staff capacity.
When Ben is not on the golf course you can find him hanging out with his golden retriever Daly, after the great John Daly, shooting his bow, or working through his collection of sports cards.