Amy Quilter - Executive Director, Board Member
After relocating with her family to Athens, GA, Amy took up tennis for the first time. In hopes of meeting a few people she started an introductory class for adults and she hasn't put her racket down since. She never imagined the rich community of players she would meet and how much joy she would find in playing! When she moved to Seattle three years later she was so smitten with the sport that she secured a spot on a team before she even landed in the city. She loves the personal challenges and goals, teamwork, and friendships that tennis has made possible.
Amy joined STEF to share her love of tennis with kids in hopes that what might start as just “something to do” will inspire friendships, fitness, teamwork, and a mindset to learn and grow on and off the court. Amy grew up in Upstate New York and attended Pharmacy school there. She and her family settled in Seattle about four years ago. She worked in retail and hospital settings as a pharmacist before deciding to be a stay at home mom 8 years ago. She loves Seattle and plans to live here with her husband and three boys for many years to come.
Tanner Adams - Manager, Youth Development & Tennis
Tanner recently relocated from the Bay Area, CA back to her hometown here in Seattle, WA. She has spent the last five years working with at-risk youth in a variety of settings, where she grew a passion for serving children through athletics and education. During this time, she also was working in college athletics and most recently was the Assistant Women’s basketball coach for Santa Rosa Junior College.
While playing basketball in college, Tanner received her BA from Sonoma State University, then proceeded to earn her MA from the University of San Francisco. She firmly believes that sports brings community, structure, and endless opportunities for children to grow and achieve their goals.
In her free time, Tanner likes to live an active lifestyle playing sports and being outdoors. She is passionate about traveling, nutrition, and building healthy life habits.
Rylee Hafitz - Manager, Operations and Tennis
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Rylee moved to Seattle in 2019 to pursue her passion of service and educational equity. For the last two years, she served with City Year in a middle school in West Seattle where she provided students with classroom academic support as well as helping them build confidence, empathy, and goal setting skills. Before moving to Washington, she received her BA in Psychology from Emory University.
Rylee found her love for tennis in middle school and hasn’t stopped playing since! The tennis court was where she learned the importance of teamwork and hard work and where she found community. She is passionate about instilling these same ideals in young people by engaging with and empowering them through tennis and setting them up for success.
When she is not on the tennis court, Rylee enjoys baking, hiking, and traveling. She loves all of the adventures, activities, and beauty that Washington has to offer.