Staff of First Tee – Coastal Carolinas

Ed LaPierre
Executive Director

Patrick O’Brien
Program Director

Patrick has been with The First Tee – Coastal Carolinas since October of 2015. He is a Coastal Carolina University Alumni, and strives to expand junior golf and The First Tee’s Core Values across The Grand Strand. Patrick is the head of programs over all three of service areas.

Contact Patrick regarding programs in Grand Strand, special events and fundraising 

Terry Mauney PGA
Associate Program Manager

Terry has been with The First Tee – Coastal Carolinas since 2012. He is a quarter century Class A PGA since 1980. Terry was on the PGA Tour from 1977-1982 and then the Champions Tour from 2001-2005.

Contact Terry regarding programs in North Brunswick County 

Cameryn Smith
Associate Program Manager

Cameryn has been with The First Tee – Coastal Carolinas for 14 years. She was a charter member when the chapter first opened in 2005. She went to a number of national participant opportunities including Pebble Beach. Cameryn received a golf scholarship and attended Queens University of Charlotte where she finished her college career with the lowest scoring average on the team. Cameryn majored in Communications and will also be working on getting her PGA Class A certification.

Contact Cameryn regarding programming in South Brunswick County and North Myrtle Beach and regarding LPGA Girls Golf Programs. 

George Brooks
Associate Program Manager

George is the Founder/Program Director of The First Tee of Eastern North Carolina now known as The First Tee – Coastal Carolinas for 5 years. He is a Level 3 trained coach and lives in New Bern, NC. George also spent time on the PGA Tour as a caddy.

Contact George for programs and special events in New Bern

Eddie Hopeck
Associate Program Manager

Shannon Parks
Event Planner/Coordinator and Marketing & Communications Manager

Shannon has been with The First Tee as a volunteer since 2009 and became Administrative Assistant in 2013. She was introduced to The First Tee through her daughter, Cameryn. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her two children.

Contact Shannon for questions about special events, Player Cards, raffles, donations or other general questions.


Carol Dean Mason
Donor & Volunteer Coordinator

Dean began volunteering with The First Tee – Coastal Carolinas in 2007, became part-time Admin Assistant in 2012 and was promoted to Data Base Coordinator in 2014.  Dean has an Associates Degree in business. She is married and has three children, five grand-children, and three great-grand children.