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As a passionate golfer, longtime PGA member and talented writer, Tina Mickelson became known as a gifted storyteller and industry influencer. Mickelson has worked in various roles in golf media such as hosting for Golf Channel, writing for a nationally syndicated golf tip column and serving as editor of Dr. Deepak Chopra’s program “Golf for Enlightenment.” For over 15 years, she was a Women’s Golf Ambassador for The Santaluz Club in San Diego and now is an ambassador for Callaway Golf. Mickelson has been a contributing writer of SCGA’s FORE Magazine and was recently named editor of the digital newsletter, FORE Her.
Michelle Johnson grew up in a golfing family, and after graduating from the University of Oregon, she started her professional career in the industry, working on the NIKE Golf account at the advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy. Her experiences in coordinating sponsorships for Golf Channel’s Big Break series and consulting with various golf magazines – such as Golf Digest and Golfweek – have enhanced her active role in golf media. She is currently the Sales and Advertising Director for the SCGA, responsible for managing key partnerships, including Woodford Reserve's sponsorship of the SCGA’s Member Outings program.
Alexis Eader is currently a Supervisor, Video Producer, Editor at Callaway Golf. While she played golf in high school, she did not fully invest in the sport until she began at Callaway seven years ago. She has been a part of live broadcasts, filmed with many Tour professionals and is a part of Callaway's Women’s Task Force, a group that focuses on women’s communication and initiatives. Alexis has a degree from Arizona State University in Broadcast Journalism.
Nikki Gatch has an extensive background in the golf industry, specifically in Southern California as a PGA Professional. In 2015, Gatch was elected as the first female to the SCGA Board of Directors and moved on to become the first female president of the SCGA in October 2021. Recently, she served as the PGA of America Player Development Regional Manager and is a former Junior Golf Director at the SCGPA. With her vast experience and passion for the game, Gatch will be promoted from her current role as COO to CEO of the SCPGA in the next year. Gatch has loved the game of golf ever since she could walk, and played for the women's golf team at Oklahoma State University where she earned a degree in Journalism/Broadcasting.