Our Staff

Kara Chin

DIRECTOR, CADDIE ACADEMY & SCHOLARSHIPS

Kara caddied at Glen Oak Country Club in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and was awarded the Evans Scholarship to the University of Illinois, where she graduated in 2012. She taught at St. Angela’s on the west side of Chicago for three years before joining the WGA/ESF in 2015.

chin@wgaesf.org

Sarahi Ortiz

MANAGER, CADDIE ACADEMY & EDUCATION

Sarahi is from Los Angeles, and was part of the first group of out-of-staters in the WGA Caddie Academy in 2013. She was awarded the Evans Scholarship to the University of Oregon, where she graduated in 2020. She joined the WGA/ESF shortly after graduation.

ortiz@wgaesf.org

Joanna Hernandez

MANAGER, CADDIE ACADEMY & SCHOLARSHIPS

Joanna grew up on the South Side of Chicago and was part of the first WGA Caddie Academy class. She was awarded an Evans Scholarship to Marquette University, where she graduated with a degree in Education and English. She joined the WGA/ESF team in June 2020.

hernandez@wgaesf.org

Mike Maher

VICE PRESIDENT, SCHOLARSHIPS & CADDIES

Mike caddied at Beverly Country Club in Chicago and was awarded the Evans Scholarship to Marquette University, where he graduated in 2007. He has been on staff since December 2007. He lives in Libertyville, Illinois, with his wife Liz (also a Marquette Evans Scholar Alum) and their two daughters.

maher@wgaesf.org

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