Our Team


Brittany Zachrich, PGA
Executive Director
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Zachrich attended Appalachian State University where she earned BS Degree in Health Promotion and played collegiate golf for the Mountaineers. She gained her Class A Membership in the PGA of America in 2015. In 2016, Zachrich joined the First Tee Greater Wilmington as the Director of Community Outreach before becoming Executive Director in 2020. As a certified First Tee Coach & a First Tee Coach Trainer, Zachrich embraces the opportunity to learn and create an environment for participants, volunteers, & staff to thrive. At the age of 11, she began playing golf, but from a young age, played any sport that was put in front of her. Zachrich moved to Wilmington in 2015 and enjoys the coastal lifestyle it offers. Some of her favorite activities include time on the water, beach, or being active! Her favorite partner in crime is her dog, Palmer.

“What I enjoy most about First Tee is the relationships I have built and the opportunity I have to see how this program can be so impactful on a young person’s life. I am grateful to have such talented staff. I look forward to the footprint we will make in the Greater Wilmington area.”

Dana Schoenbach
Program Director
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Schoenbach attended Clemson University where she earned a BS Degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management in 2013. She started her First Tee journey as an Intern with the Houston chapter, evolving into a Program Coordinator before returning home to NJ. Schoenbach continued working with youth outside the First Tee network before joining the Raritan Valley chapter Program Director in 2019. Schoenbach jumped the opportunity to continue Building Game Changers in warmer climate and joined First Tee Greater Wilmington as the Program Director in 2022. She started playing golf at age 7 but mostly focused on softball growing up returning to the game of golf in college for fun! Dana and her four-legged best friend, Alara, are loving their new life at the beach and can’t wait to keep exploring the area! 

“What I’ve enjoyed most about my years with First Tee is that no matter where you go, you will find like-minded people who want to help the next generation grow into the best versions of themselves, participants having fun through a life-long game and building skills that will allow them to handle all life throws their way.”

Kyle Oliver
Outreach & Program Coordinator
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Oliver attended Virginia Tech where he earned a BS Degree in Human Nutrition, Food, and Exercise. In 2016, Oliver joined First Tee Hampton Roads as a Golf Instructor and Golf Course Attendant. After a few seasons, he became Lead Golf Coach and Summer Camp Lead Supervisor in 2019.  In 2020, Oliver was asked to be the interim Director of Golf Operations, which became official until arriving at First Tee Greater Wilmington in September 2021 to be the new Outreach and Program Coordinator. He started playing golf at the age of 12 with his dad and brother on Sunday afternoons at the local links, having also played multiple other sports in his youth. Oliver moved to Wilmington in September 2021 and enjoys the many different aspects of the area, from its people to its beaches and everything in between. Some of his favorite activities include being outdoors, relaxing, and throwing corn hole!

“What I enjoy most about First Tee is that I can give back to the golf community in a way that I never got to experience.  I was self-taught and did not have First Tee when I was starting to help me develop those skills and character tools that benefit the kids so much. Also, if you would’ve told teenage Kyle that he could work at a golf course as a career without being a professional, he would’ve laughed in your face. I am thankful for that!”

Leah Fitts
Development Coordinator
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Fitts graduated from Ole Miss (University of Mississippi) in 2021 with a BS in Integrated Marketing & Communications. She volunteered with Young Life for 4 years before joining their staff as a full time employee for 2 years. Fitts discovered her passion for nonprofit work and the opportunities to inspire and build up the next generation through adventure and outdoor experience. Having grown up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, she has a love for the outdoors and enjoys playing tennis, volleyball, paddle boarding, skiing or anything else in the sports world. Fitts is brand new to Wilmington and can’t wait to explore more of town with her new husband and rescue pup!

“I am so excited to join the First Tee team not only because of the incredible environment, but also because it gives me the opportunity to help the next generation step forward in strength. I can’t wait to see what this time at First Tee has in store, and I look forward to lots of adventures in Wilmington!

Carson Ashley
Program & Administrative Intern
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Ashley is currently attending the University of North Carolina – Wilmington where he is earning his Masters Degree in Public Administration. Ashley attended North Carolina State University where he earned his BS Degree in Sport Management in 2022. Having worked with NC State Sports Marketing, Elite Resort Group, and the YMCA in the past, he brings a wealth of experience from the sport & recreation world. Ashley has been known to play many sports, but his passion for golf took root at a young age when he began playing competitively. Ashley is an outdoor enthusiast and an avid sports fan. Some of his favorite hobbies include hunting, fishing, and watching collegiate sports. Go Wolfpack!

“I am extremely excited to be a member of the First Tee team. Working and facilitating growth through sport and recreation is my passion, and I am eager to further my experience through working with this organization. I look forward to learning more about the First Tee community and giving back to the Wilmington area!”