Meet Our Team
Rene is a recent graduate from the Masters of Sports Law and Business program at the Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law.
In his role as Development Director, he is tasked with creating and growing strategic relationships between PASS and its donors. Additionally, Rene develops and executes all fundraising plans. He has already established multiple community partnerships, while also managing PASS social media platforms.
In his free time, he enjoys hiking,watching movies and spending time with family.
Kathleen Reilly is a Freshman at ASU studying business entrepreneurship. She was born and raised in Colorado.
Kathleen first started playing tennis her sophomore year of high school and continued playing for the rest of her high school career, earning a spot as 1 Doubles on Varsity and a position as captain by her Senior year.
Teaching kids is a huge passion of hers and she is very enthusiastic to be a part of these kids' lives and share with them the game of tennis as well as the life skills which come with it!
Greg Abbott is a fourth year student at ASU.
He has grown up playing tennis right here in the valley and also works as a part time tennis instructor at the Arizona Country Club. Greg loves the game of tennis, and thoroughly enjoys sharing it with young people.
Greg feels privileged to be a part of PASS, which has given him the opportunity to share this wonderful sport, and its many life lessons with the kiddos.
Gui Leite is a two-time ASU graduate, studying Business Management followed by the Master of Sports Law and Business program. He was born in Brazil but has made Arizona his home.
Playing Tennis since a young kid, Gui has learned many skills on and off the court through sports and competition. His goal is to use the skills which helped prepare him for life and pass them down to the next generation. One of his favorite parts about working with PASS is to see the week-to-week growth the kids experience personally and tennis wise.
Outside of Tennis, Gui is a fan of all other sports, passionate about music, and loves taking trips to the beach.
Tara is a sophomore at Arizona State University where she is majoring in Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences.
While taking a non-traditional route, she aspires to be a physician one day. When she is not busy with her studies, she enjoys serving her community by volunteering at Banner Desert Medical Center and coaching tennis at PASS.
She spends her spare time helping fundraise for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, working on sewing and crochet projects, and hiking with friends and family.
Sujan, an international student from India, is a Junior at ASU majoring in Kinesiology and a player in the ASU Club Tennis team.
He has been playing tennis for 15 years now and has won many national and state tournaments. He has played in and coached many players on the ITF circuit. Sujan is also an active member in the ITF organizing committee for India.
He is very passionate about teaching young aspiring kids the true essence of tennis and is very honored to be a part of PASS.
Katie Salgado is a PhD student and staff member at Arizona State. A former Fulbright scholar, she now assists undergraduate students as they apply to competitive national fellowships and scholarships.
Outside of school and work, she can be found on the tennis court. Katie is a USPTA certified tennis coach with experience as an assistant coach in the US and abroad. She has played competitive tennis for over 15 years and enjoys coaching tennis to students of all ages and abilities. Her dream is to one day attend all four grand slams: Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.
.Jeff is the Chairman of Nexus 21, a leader in stealth entertainment technology in motion. He has created many successful start-up business ventures. His skills include vision setting and developing team-orientated people.
Jeff volunteered numerous hours on court with the PASS kids. He observed firsthand how our program transforms students lives. Jeff's passion is to offer the PASS experience to as many kids as possible.
He and his wife Gloria love to travel, play golf, and tennis.
Tony's experience includes being Director of Tennis at McDowell Mountain Ranch for 18 years and a team member on the nationally recognized Boulders Resort Tennis Staff.
He is a recipient of the prestigious United States Professional Tennis Association Star Award for his work with PASS.
Past experience includes being a restaurant manager trainer, Walmart manager and 17 years of ministry non-profit service.
Tony promotes the tennis players' adage: "A tennis racket and a smile opens doors, takes you places you never dreamed and can change your life."
Paul is the Chief Accounting Officer of Cavco Industries. He has an extensive career in accounting and auditing.
Paul was drawn to PASS while volunteering with coach Tony at their church.
Paul and his wife Michele are University of Arizona Alumni. Their three children followed in their footsteps attending U of A.
Paul loves spending every moment with his family. He follows all the valley professional sports teams but has never lost his allegiance and enthusiasm for Wildcat Athletics.
Mary Anne is one of the few marketing executives with start-up, growth and global company experience. She led marketing for Xerox and Early Warning (Zelle) and is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at BillGO.
Mary Anne's attraction to PASS is rooted n her desire to give back to the community and her love for the game of tennis.
A Montreal-native, she has two children, who have been active tennis players since the age of four. She loves to travel and spend time by the ocean with friends and family.