Meet Our Team

First Tee — South Puget Sound is comprised of three full-time team members; Executive Director, Marketing & Communications 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 & Communications Director, began with First Tee — South Puget Sound as an intern in 2013 and joined the team again in 2018. Anne Bahr, Program Director, began as First Tee – South Puget Sound coach in 2017 and became Program Director in 2021. Ben Talbot, Player Development Coordinator Meadow Park Golf Course, began as a First Tee coach in 2014 and became the Player Development Coordinator at Meadow Park Golf Course in 2020.

Ryan Kallenberger
Executive Director
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Allie Bordeaux
Marketing & Communications Director
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Anne Bahr
Program Director
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Ben Talbot
Player Development Coordinator
Meadow Park Golf Course
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Ryan Kallenberger

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 Bordeaux

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 as the Marketing & Communications Director and has loved every minute of returning to the organization that got her started with a career in golf.

Allie comes from a family of golfers, having played herself since age six, and loves being on the golf course. If you can’t find her on the golf course you can find her playing with her Golden Retriever, Arnold, named after the one and only, Mr. Arnold Palmer.

Anne Bahr

Anne joined First Tee – South Puget Sound in the spring of 2017 as a coach and was named Program Director at the beginning of 2021.

Anne grew up in Boise, ID and attended Boise High School before enrolling at Eastern Illinois University where she played all four years at the Division I level, captained the team, and posted four top-10 records. After college, she landed in Western Washington and quickly found a home in coaching First Tee. She loves working with young golfers and is currently the Head Women’s Golf Coach at Saint Martin’s University. Anne has been swinging clubs since the age four and can be found at the golf course quite often as she loves to play the game. Outside of golf, she greatly enjoys spending time hiking, camping, biking, and skiing in the great outdoors.

Ben Talbot

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 is currently the Player Development Coordinator at Meadow Park Golf Course, organizing all First Tee programming including the robust schedule of summer camps and PGA Jr. League.

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.