Board of Directors

 
             
Pamela Garcia, President
    

Pam is a family practitioner, she owned her own medical practice and saw patients for over 20 years.  She is currently on a sabbatical until she has her first hole-in-one.  She has been a member of the Austin EWGA chapter since 1999.  She has participated on the Austin EWGA board of directors in multiple positions. She enjoys volunteering for the Austin LPGA girls golf.  She enjoys mentoring newer golfers, making lasting friendships through golf, and a round of competitive golf. Her golf motto is "so many golf courses, so little time".

 

Sally Bowman, Golf Programs and Service Director

Sally is a registered and licensed dietitian for Central Texas Nutrition Consultants in Austin.  She specializes in weight management, eating disorders, sports nutrition and food allergies/sensitivities.  Sally served as a sports dietitian for the University of Texas Athletics department from 2003-2013.

Sally is a native Austinite and grew up in Westlake Hills; she was the 4A State Singles Tennis Champion at Westlake High and later played on the University of Texas tennis team.  

Sally enjoys playing golf regularly and is a member of the EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association).  Sally won the Austin Women’s Golf Association City Championship tournament in 2007.

 

Ashlee Martin, Finance and Records Director

Ashlee is a CPA who started her career in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche in San Antonio.  From there, Ashlee moved to the Austin area to work for Maxwell Locke & Ritter, where she spent twelve years and developed an expertise in governmental accounting and auditing.  Recently, Ashlee has brought her extensive accounting and auditing experience to Bott & Douthitt, P.L.L.C. where she specializes in governmental accounting for municipal utility districts in and around Central Texas.

Ashlee is a native Texan from Amarillo where she played golf in high school for the Amarillo High School Sandies.  From high school, Ashlee brought her golf skills down to Southwestern University in Georgetown, where she became the first SCAC women's golfer to earn back-to-back medalist honors when she led Southwestern to consecutive team titles in 1998 and 1999. A three-time All-SCAC performer, Ashlee propelled the Pirates to a fifth-place finish at the 2000 NCAA Championships when she finished 12th among all individuals to become the school's first and only All-American at that time.  

Ashlee enjoys playing golf regularly and is a member of the EWGA serving as the Finance and Records Director for the Board.


 

Karol Davidson, Communications Director

Karol is an attorney with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD), Office of General Counsel. As an attorney for TJJD, Karol provides legal advice and training to agency staff on general juvenile law matters, education and mental health law matters, confidentiality and public information requests. Prior to joining TJJD in 2000, Karol spent 6 years in Ohio working with Legal Services Corporation firms as a civil trial practitioner, focusing on consumer, education, family, property, and public benefits law matters. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1994. While attending the University of Texas, Karol was a national champion and All-American for the Texas track and field team. She was inducted into the University of Texas Women's Hall of Honor in November 2014.

Karol took up the game of golf in October 2009, when her mom invited her to vacation at Hilton Head so long as she learned how to play golf. She immediately became obsessed with learning the game, practicing and playing at least four or five times a week. Karol joined EWGA-Austin in 2010 and played in her first golf tournament, the Lone Star Cup, in 2010 before she knew all the rules of golf. Karol recalls the women were amazing and patient as she hacked her way around the course. Karol now believes any day is a great day to golf. Her motto "Have clubs, will play."


 

Laurie BenEvents & Activities Director

Laurie is an avid GOLFER. She loves to golf, which was not the case, through her teens, 20s, 30s, or even 40s.   As a reward for two grueling years working towards her executive MBA, she treated herself to lessons, through UT- Austin informal classes.  And as Laurie put it "I had never been so frustrated in my life."  It is hard to hit that little white ball off the little white tee, let alone when it’s lying on the ground.   But she kept at it, through the 6 week series, meeting once a week on a driving range.  After the first couple of lessons Laurie realized she was having fun.  She was outdoors, in the sunshine, and was having a blast, especially when she connected and hit the ball straight. 

After she finished her lessons, Laurie looked for and joined EWGA-Austin in 2007.  Laurie met talented and successful women from all backgrounds; women who run their own businesses (realtors, building contractor, financial advisors), scientists, psychologists, web designers, software developers, project managers, and a retired judge.  The women of EWGA-Austin helped teach Laurie about the game of golf (golf etiquette, course management, playing to your strengths, and having fun). 

Laurie has played golf in Ireland, California, Florida, Colorado, Wisconsin, and of course Texas.  She has gone places on vacation, she never would have gone; seen beautiful courses and played where the pros play (Torrey Pines, Whistling Straights, and Pebble Beach to name a few). All of this through the wonderful friendships she made by belonging to EWGA.

To support her golf habit, Laurie, a Chemical Engineer, works with Emerson Process Management in Round Rock/Austin, Texas as Director, in Global Business Development. 

           

  Teri Evans, Member Recruitment Director

Teri Evans is a local business owner of two (2) Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa’s in Austin.  She has been playing golf for about 12 years.  Teri joined the EWGA shortly after trying out golf.  Her first event was a EWGA Happy Hour.  Teri recalls the women were quite friendly and thought right away that she would make friends with some of the ladies.  Teri am now an avid golfer.  She takes her golf clubs on every trip she now takes.  Teri travels several times a year with her golfing friends from EWGA.

Teri has served on the EWGA Board in many positions over the last 12 years. Currently she as membership recruitment director.  Teri enjoys her experience in the EWGA and wants to share it with others.

 
             

Beth Gaff, Marketing Director

 

 

Ashley Schoen, Member Services Director