Meet Our Staff

Steve John

CEO

Oversees the Foundation as well as both tournaments

Morgan Matthews

Executive Director, Player Relations

Oversees tournament contestant relations and strategic planning for the Foundation and both tournaments
mm@mpfca.org

Mary Gunn

Director of Philanthropy

Oversees philanthropic giving
mg@mpfca.org

Maria Hauman

Office Manager

Manages office operations
mh@mpfca.org

Susanne Overton

Volunteer Resources Manager

Manages tournament volunteers
so@mpfca.org

Lesley Varney

Marketing Manager

Manages marketing, branding, advertising, public and media relations
lv@mpfca.org

Kelsie Berke

Social Media & Communications Coordinator

Coordinates tournament social media platforms
kb@mpfca.org

Sarah Hayes

Sponsorship Manager

Manages tournament sponsor relations
sh@mpfca.org

Tierney Hightower

Sponsorship Coordinator

Coordinates sponsor activities
th@mpfca.org

Hana Kong

Program Officer, Philanthropy

Manages Grantmaking and Tournament Giving
hk@mpfca.org

Elissa Nelson

Accounting Manager

Manages accounting activities
en@mpfca.org

Hilary Williams

Admissions and Credentialing Manager

Manages tournament ticket sales, promotions, and credentials
hw@mpfca.org

Breanna Warnars

Program Associate

Assists with grantmaking and coordinates in-kind donations
bw@mpfca.org