PRO TOUR STAFF
Jeff is an experienced tournament director at the highest level and course designer, having developed one of the preeminent disc golf destinations in the world at Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Vermont. Jeff started with the Tour in 2016 as the TD of the Green Mountain Championship and PDGA liason for the tour. Jeff is proud to serve as CEO and Tour Director and is looking forward to the rest of the 2019 season and beyond.
Jeff found disc golf in 2008 and quickly grew his love for the sport into a board position with the Vermont state disc golf club. As he developed the disc golf operation at Smugglers’ Notch he has gone on to host two PDGA majors at Smugglers’ in the last year. He has also developed one of the premier events on tour the annual Green Mountain Championship DGPT event which is in its sixth year.
ADMINISTRATIVE & OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Seth has been with the DGPT since the middle of the 2017 season. He started as a volunteer posting to the DGPT social media accounts. As he shifted into a paid role with the Tour he has had his hand in everything from selling merch, to organizing live scoring, to setting up courses. Now in 2020 he is the man behind the mirror. As the Administrative and Operations Director he keeps the tour on schedule and makes sure everything behind the scenes is running smoothly.
Seth started discing in 2006. He began playing PDGA tournaments in 2012 and in 2014 began helping TD’s at tournaments across his home state of Arkansas. While he occasionally can be seen throwing a disc at Pro Tour stops, he primarily is focused on making sure the Disc Golf Pro Tour is the best it can be for the players and fans.
PARTNERSHIPS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Sean has worked for the Pro Tour since its start in 2016 on tour partnerships. He strived to land the proverbial big fish of advertisers outside of the disc golf industry. As of April 2020, the Tour signed a promotional deal with Bushnell to help market their performance scopes. He is thankful for all the organizations that have ever supported the DGPT.
While trail running at Borderland State Park in 2008, he heard the inimitable sound of the chains. The addiction took over immediately. After moving to the Bay Area and running several events for the San Francisco Disc Golf Club, he was thrilled to host the first DGPT event in CA. Known as the SFO, this was the first large-scale pro-only tournament in San Francisco.
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Mahmoud joined the DGPT in 2020 as the Tour’s Media Manager. Mahmoud will lead the continued development of the DGPT’s live broadcast as the Tour looks to improve and expand the production in collaboration with Smashboxx. Mahmoud also develops content for the Disc Golf Network and oversees other media areas such as podcasts, articles, and social media.
Mahmoud has a love and passion for disc golf that motivated him to dedicate 2019 to traveling across the country shooting, producing, and doing commentary for large disc golf events. During his work as a freelance media professional he gained experience working with Central Coast, JomezPro, The Disc Golf Guy (Terry Miller), as well as the Disc Golf Pro Tour and Smashboxx at the MVP Open and the Green Mountain Championship. In addition to video production, Mahmoud has contributed to UDisc and Ultiworld as a writer, and also produces “The Inside Line” podcast.
MEDIA OPERATIONS MANAGER
Sam serves as the Media Operations Manager for the Disc Golf Pro Tour. He is the man behind the camera at Pro Tour stops. His experience as a cameraman reaches the highest levels of professional sports. He spent the past six years at NBC Sports Boston, where he covered a variety of Boston sports; everything from the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, to the Stanley Cup Finals with the Boston Bruins.
Sam started playing disc golf in 2013. Four years later he co-founded his own post-production media company, specializing in shot-by-shot coverage for some of the biggest tournaments in New England.
MEDIA CONTENT & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Jamie began working with the Disc Golf Pro Tour during its inaugural season in 2016 doing short analysis segments for the Live Broadcast, and working as an on-course commentator for the Tour Championship in Smuggs, VT that same year. Fast forward to 2020, Jamie was offered the role of hosting the Live Broadcast and providing play-by-play commentary for the newly re-vamped Disc Golf Network streaming service. After a highly successful 2020 campaign, Jamie was brought on full time in 2021 to continue his role on the Broadcast as well as to help build out the complete vision of the Disc Golf Network as a full-service disc-golf specific OTT content platform.
Jamie’s obsession-turned-career with disc golf began innocently enough as an undergraduate student in Film Studies at North Carolina State in 2009, recovering from an ankle injury sustained while playing basketball. An avid golfer as a kid, Jamie connected immediately with the same feelings of on-course joy and frustration while trying to learn to manipulate the flight of golf discs. Shortly thereafter, he moved to San Francisco, CA where he continued to produce disc-golf related class projects while pursuing his Masters in Film Directing. In 2013 he was asked to produce content for the newly-launched SpinTV YouTube channel, ultimately pivoting his career path away from working in Film and Television and into the online content space.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Baker joined the DGPT full-time in 2021 as the Marketing & Communications Manager after previous stints working in freelance roles for the Tour. He leads the DGPT’s marketing efforts and strives to get the word out about DGPT events, broadcasts, and products. His previous experience in marketing, both inside and outside disc golf, prepared him for this position.
Baker fell in love with disc golf from playing at a young age and has translated that enthusiasm into numerous disc golf endeavors. In 2016, he started the Southern Collegiate Disc Golf Association. The SCDGA was one of the first College Disc Golf conferences in the country and changed the landscape of collegiate disc golf competition. Within disc golf, Baker has worked for Prodiscus, including driving the Prodiscus RV in 2017 and has also had freelance roles with Ultiworld Disc Golf, the Disc Golf Pro Tour, and other disc golf organizations.
Aaron’s business knowledge was what brought him to the Pro Tour in 2020. He fills the role of the Retail and Marketing Manager. This year’s new event-specific spectator packs and cool new disc designs are all thanks to him. Every time you make a purchase on the DGPT Store Aaron thanks you.
Aaron’s focus on disc golf started in 2011 as his involvement with the sport was stimulated through competition and participation in the Maine disc golf scene. That interest quickly grew into a love for disc golf and the community that surrounds it and, as an entrepreneur, Aaron put his business chops to work founding Thought Space Athletics, his retail brand that now works on projects across the country. Thought Space has carved out a loyal niche in the disc golf world through creative art, forward-thinking graphic design and strong partnerships.
BRAND MANAGER & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Dustin Juliano joins the Disc Golf Pro Tour as our Brand Manager and Graphic Designer for the 2020 season. Dustin has been contracted to do graphic design for the Pro Tour since its inception in 2016. Dustin played a huge part in designing our 2020 rebrand, and will oversee all of our graphic design going forward.
After catching the disc golf bug in 2014 with his friend Mike Lane, he noticed a very unique way to connect his graphic design skills with his new obsession in disc golf. In 2015, Dustin got connected with Steve Dodge by sending him tee sign mock-ups for Maple Hill, and the rest was history. Dustin standardized and created new art for all the tees on tour, and his efforts from the 2016 season until now have helped the fan experience through his promotional materials, spectator guides and programs.
OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS MANAGER
Brian joined the DGPT in 2021 as the Operations & Logistics manager. He is excited about the opportunity to take on a role that intersects his experience as club President for Stumptown Disc Golf and professional event coordination experience in the hospitality industry.
Brian began playing disc golf in 2006. He developed a familiarity with the tour in 2015 and ‘16 as he took life on the road as a competitor. In the past several years competition has taken a back seat to his roles that grow disc golf at a grassroots level in his hometown of Portland, OR. He has course design, tournament directing, and course setup experience and is thrilled to be on the road with the DGPT this season.
Evan leads the DGPT operations crew as Operations Coordinator for the 2021 season. He works with the local organizing committees to prepare the course layouts for competition, including the dressing of the courses and placement of course assets. Prior to the Pro Tour Evan worked closely with Tour Director Jeff Spring as a course supervisor at the Smuggs Disc Golf Center and has extensive experience with course set up and design at high-level events.
MEDIA & OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
MEDIA & OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
UDISC STATS DIRECTOR
Matt is a software engineer from Minneapolis, Minnesota who is (conveniently) addicted to disc golf. In 2012 he found a way to combine his two favorite hobbies, resulting in the birth of UDisc. In Matt’s spare time he tends to his pets: 1 dog, 2 cats and 3 chickens.
Matt and Josh created UDisc Live – the premier instant scoring platform for disc golf. Matt works behind the scenes to make sure UDiscLive.com runs smoothly, social media posts are timely, and fields phone calls from Drew Gibson after each round to make sure his Circle 2 putts were entered accurately.