Amy Quilter - Executive Director
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.
Travis Carroll - Director of Tennis and Programming
Travis has been in the coaching world since the age of 16 when he was a tennis instructor for the City of Aurora Parks and Recreation in Colorado. He played four years of varsity tennis in high school and played club tennis at the University of Northern Colorado. He finished his bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and Marketing at Eastern Michigan University. While completing his degree, he was the girl’s varsity assistant tennis coach and worked at Wilson Middle School as an instructional aide in the math department.
For the past four summers, he worked at Chestnut Lake Camp in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania. The first three summers he was a Division Leader for 6th-8th grade boys and last summer he was the Tennis Director and Evening Programming Assistant where he worked with counselors from all over the world.
Travis is excited to bring his teaching and coaching passion and experience to STEF and help make a lasting impact on the children in the Magnuson Park community.