PRO TOUR STAFF

JEFF SPRING

JEFF SPRING

TOUR DIRECTOR

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.

SETH FENDLEY

SETH FENDLEY

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.

SEAN JACK

SEAN JACK

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.

If you know anyone or company that wants to engage with the disc golf audience, please reach out to him: sean@dgpt.com

Mahmoud Bahrani

Mahmoud Bahrani

MEDIA DIRECTOR

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.

Sam Gaddes

Sam Gaddes

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.

Jamie Thomas

Jamie Thomas

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.

BAKER HELTON

BAKER HELTON

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 Wilmot

RETAIL MANAGER

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.

Dustin Juliano

Dustin Juliano

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.

Brian Cole

Brian Cole

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 Shper

Evan Shper

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

​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.

Trent Nicholl

Trent Nicholl

MEDIA & OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Cam Varner

Cam Varner

MEDIA & OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

MATT KRUEGER

MATT KRUEGER

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.

Madison Walker

Madison Walker

Environmental & Special Initiatives Coordinator

Madison spent her childhood on the beaches of Pensacola, Florida, inspiring a career in marine biology with the intention of becoming a research biologist and university professor. The month she graduated, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill devastated the Gulf of Mexico, and Madison felt obligated to put her education on hold and return home to work as an on-site biologist with the emergency spill response. She soon caught the disc golf bug and has spent the last five years as a full-time tour professional disc golfer. 

In her new role, Walker’s passions for disc golf, science, and sustainability will intersect.

 “In college, if you had told me I would spend six of the next ten years of my life as a professional disc golfer, I would have turned heel so fast you’d barely miss getting smacked by a backpack full of textbooks. Now fast forward to the beginning of 2020, my sixth year on tour, and it’s the same scenario. If you had told me last year I would be working as an environmental coordinator on the DGPT team in 2021, I wouldn’t have believed you. It’s unreal to watch everything you care about come together in a way that feels like it was made for you. I’m so excited to get to work,” Walker said.

Seth Munsey

Seth Munsey

Director of Health and Sports Performance

Seth has been a fitness and performance coach since 2007. He received a B.S. in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) from California State University Fullerton, where he studied anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology, and human performance. During college, he worked as a Strength and Conditioning Intern Coach for the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks. Munsey also ran his own gym for four years, with a holistic concept focused on improving the strength, health and lives of its members.

 

Seth has held numerous fitness certifications and has taught for two fitness organizations as a Master Instructor and Lead Instructor, which included certifying fitness professionals as instructors in those training systems. He has served in the U.S. Coast Guard (‘99-’03) in San Francisco, completing search and rescue and law enforcement operations, has worked on an ambulance running 911 emergency calls, and was an on-call firefighter for the Orange County Fire Authority.

 

Seth turned his sights to disc golf after hearing fellow players complain of pain and injuries far too often while playing. He founded Disc Golf Strong in early 2016, which provides the information and tools disc golfers need to properly prepare their bodies for the rigors of the sport. With Disc Golf Strong, Seth has worked with all levels of disc golfers, from multi-time world champions to people who only recently started playing. Seth is also the chair of the PDGA Medical Committee.

Dan McKercher

Dan McKercher

Operations Coordinator

Dan started playing disc golf in 2003, but the passion was really sparked after moving to Bailey, Colorado in 2015 and discovering the true meaning of the “top of the world” shot. As VP of the Foothill Flyers DGC, Dan has run tournaments and worked on developing, maintaining and improving local courses while fostering a club environment focused on encouraging new players and ultimately supporting that feeling of pure joy we get from simply watching the disc fly.

Dan joins the DGPT in 2021 and brings to the table over a decade of experience in business development, product launches and team building from his background in the craft beer industry. He hopes to continue supporting enthusiasm for disc golf while ensuring there is an expanded space for our sport in the media, popular culture, and overall brand representation.

Christine Jennings

Christine Jennings

Administrative Assistant