Jacob Miller

Executive Director

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Jacob graduated from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a major in Kinesiology and received his Masters Degree in Sport Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jacob’s previous golf experience includes the Tennessee Golf Association as a Boatwright Intern and as a Tournament Director with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour based out of Jacksonville, Florida.

He was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin and, of course, is a big Packer fan. He grew up in Pulaski, a small town near Green Bay, and graduated from Pulaski High School. His parents are teachers in the Pulaski school district. Jacob is married to Heather Gibely who he met while working in Florida.  


Kelsey Chugg

Membership Director

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Kelsey Chugg, a four-time Utah State Women’s Amateur champion, and a graduate of Weber State University, joined the Utah Golf Association staff in 2014 and serves as the Membership Director.

She played collegiate golf at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma before transferring to Weber State where she played on the golf team and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2013. She was Academic and Athletic All-American for three years. She was born in Ogden, but grew up in California, Washington and Arizona. 


Easton Folster

Director of Rules
and Competitions

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Folster has spent the past three years as the Director of Rules and Competitions for the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, overseeing all tournament operations, supervising course rating operations and serving as head Rules official of specific SCAGA championships and USGA qualifiers.

Prior to the start of his professional career working in the golf industry, Easton was a collegiate soccer player for Brigham Young University before earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish from Campbell University in North Carolina.  Less than two years later, Folster earned a Master of Professional Studies Degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.  During his time in graduate school, Easton worked in the athletic departments at both Georgetown University and George Washington University. 

Lisa Imamura


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Lisa Joined the staff of the UGA in June of 2010 after serving as the first-assistant golf professional Rose Park GC for the past ten years.  Prior to working in the golf business Lisa was a full-time auditor and won two Utah Women’s State Amateur titles.  Lisa and her husband Kirk and have two sons Mitch and Trey.




Shauna Newren

Membership and Administration

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Shauna has worked for the UGA since April of 2006.  Shauna is responsible for processing our individual membership renewals as well as providing administrative support for the entire UGA staff.  Shauna is married to Ron Newren.


Beaux Yenchik

Media and Communications Intern

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Beaux Yenchik is a native boy, having graduated from Olympus High School.  Growing up, he worked several years at the Country Club of Salt Lake as a bag boy and caddie.

He recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications from Dixie State University. While at college, he covered many of the men and women's golf tournaments as a staff writer for DSU's student newspaper. Following graduation, he covered high school sports in southern Utah for St. George News. 

Beaux is married to Lauren Yenchik and the two of them are expecting their first child this summer. 

Zane Scott

Summer Intern

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I grew up outside of Rochester, NY. In 2016, I graduated from Ithaca College with my bachelor's degree in Clinical Exercise Science. In my time at Ithaca, I was a sprinter on the track team and switched to rugby my last year at school.

After graduating, I  became a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Sports Performance Coach (SPC) through USA Weightlifting.

In Sept. 2017, I decided to go back to school and get my master's in Sports Administration from Canisius College; I will be finishing my program in August.

While balance coaching and school, I really wanted a change of scenery and decided to make the leap to move out west! The internship with the Utah Golf Associaiton  is the perfect way to make that happen and further my passion in athletics and more specifically golf. I'm looking forward to a great experience with the UGA!

Sarah Brewster

Summer Intern

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A native of Utah, Sarah Brewster grew up in the Sandy area. She grew up doing competitive Irish Dance, and took piano and voice lessons. Sarah is currently a member of the BYU Women's Chorus and serves as the co-director of activities of the auditioned BYU choirs.

Although she never seriously trained in golf, from a young age, she was dragged out of bed early on Saturday mornings to play nine holes with her dad. Sarah is currently a student at Brigham Young University; she is studying Experience Design and Management in the Marriott School of Business.

She is passionate about experiences and the positive impact they can have on people and their lives. Sarah is excited to join the UGA team in providing quality experiences!  

Abii Johnson

Summer Intern

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Abii grew up in Lake Tahoe, California. She is currently a senior at the University of Utah studying Kinesiology with a minor in Sport Management. In the future, she hopes to work in the professional sports industry in come capacity, preferably focusing on golf or skiing. 


Growing up in the mountains, Abii enjoys spending time outdoors, and especially enjoys hiking, skiing, rock climbing, and playing golf. In high school she played competitively on her school’s golf team as well as in tournaments for the Central Oregon Junior Golf Association and the Northern Nevada Junior Golf Association. Outside of sports, she also played trumpet in competitive music ensembles at her high school, such as Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble. 


Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, playing sports, and music. Abii is excited to be living in Salt Lake for the summer and to be joining to UGA. 


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