Sante Fe Tennis And Swim Club Staff

Our Clubhouse Staff is dedicated to the promotion of tennis and the satisfaction of our members. We pride ourselves in cultivating a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, and hope you will enjoy meeting everyone at Santa Fe Tennis & Swim Club.

David B. Garcia, General Manager

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A former Marine and Viet Nam veteran, Dr. David B. Garcia founded CEDRA Corporation in 1990 to provide GLP bioanalytical services for the federal government, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  Dr. Garcia led CEDRA to acquire its clinical services division, CEDRA Clinical Research, LLC, in May of 2001, which offers investigational site research services for Phase I clinical trials.  Previous to working at CEDRA, Dr. Garcia was the Pharmaceutical Sciences department head at Radian Corporation, where he was responsible for the company entering into the pharmaceutical services business.  In addition, he has worked as an analytical chemist for Alcon Laboratories, taught at Idaho State University College of Pharmacy, and served as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas, College of Pharmacy (where he earned a B.S. in Pharmacy and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry). Dr. Garcia is also a member of the Pharmaceutical Foundation Advisory Council. 

Dr. Garcia has received numerous awards, including being selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2006, and received the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) Corporate Executive Excellence Award.  Dr. Garcia has authored three patents and many scientific articles in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry.  His passion for education has led him to establish the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium, a non-profit organization that award higher education scholarships to young Central Texas Hispanics.

Monika McKennie

Assistant General Manager

A Native Santa Fean, Monika has over 20 years of experience in Office Management and Accounting, and previously managed one of Santa Fe’s top design firms. In 2015, she stepped away from her career for some time to homeschool her children and care for her grandparents. Presently, she has rejoined the workforce as Assistant General Manager of Santa Fe Tennis & Swim Club.
Playing a role in her community is important to Monika. In the past, she and her husband (pictured above) were foster parents for many years, eventually adopting a beautiful daughter. Later, she became the Foster Parent Liaison for Santa Fe County and worked as the coordinator for the “Heart Behind the Mask” project with the Adoption Exchange. Her current community roles also include Club Leader for the 4-Seasons 4-H Club in Santa Fe County.
Currently, Monika resides with her husband of 19 years, son age 10, daughter age 14, and four rescued fur babies in the outskirts of Santa Fe. As a family, they enjoy boating and camping in the Summer and hunting in the Fall. 

Ralph Bolton

Director of Tennis
Ralph Bolton has been certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) at the Elite level for 27 years. He has been the Head Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis Coach at Santa Fe Prep School since 1992. Furthermore, Ralph is also a certified fitness trainer through the American Council of Exercise (ACE).

In addition to tennis, he has taught skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho; Stowe, Vermont; Beaver Creek, Colorado; as well as locally in Santa Fe.

Ralph is married to Breshaun-Birene Joyner, a teacher at Santa Fe Prep and a PhD candidate at the University of New Mexico. They have a fourteen year old son named Jonas.

 

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Victor Avila

Junior Tennis Coordinator USPTR Pro

Hailing from Torreon, Mexico, Victor is a USPTR-trained teaching pro with over 15 years of instructional experience.

Specializing in youth instruction, Victor has built a rapport in the community for his fun and engaging teaching style.

Jim Parker

Pro Emeritus
USPTA Master Pro

World-renowned Jim Parker brings an unparalleled experience to the Santa Fe Tennis and Swim Club Staff.

Ranked number 1 in the US in Singles and Doubles in his age group has been par for the course over the last 35 years. Most recently, Jim achieved a record-setting USTA “grand slam” in 2018, winning each of the four USTA National Tournaments in the 75+ age group. Furthermore, he represented the Unites States as Team Captain in the 2018 ITF World Cup.

As an instructor, Jim is committed to the future of high-level tennis. His unique and varied experiences allow him to pass valuable insights on mechanics, strategy, and match-play psychology on to his students.