About

Our Staff
Emmy Tigert, Executive Director

Emmy joined First Serve OKC in 2014 as the organization’s first Executive Director. Prior to this, she served as the founding Director of Tennis for the University of Oklahoma Tennis Club. In addition to more than 15 years of tennis coaching and management experience, Emmy practiced law in the public and private sectors from 2006-2011. Emmy has been a USPTA Certified Professional since 2007, and her tennis coaching experiences range from private clubs and academies to Parks and Recreation departments in Oklahoma, Illinois, and Australia. Emmy played NCAA Division 2 college tennis at Northeastern State University in 1998, and transferred the following year to Oklahoma State University, where she was on the team for two years. Her father was her first coach and the person who taught her to love the game of tennis.

Tearsa Olson, Development Director

Tearsa joined First Serve OKC in 2016 as the organization’s first full time development director.  Before joining the organization, Tearsa operated a private law practice from 2010 – 2016 with her primary practice areas including bankruptcy, elder law, and juvenile matters involving children placed in foster care.  Tearsa received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa and her J.D. from Oklahoma City University.  Tearsa is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and volunteers as a member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City.  Tearsa’s previous volunteer work includes serving as membership chair on the Board of Directors for the U.N. Association of Eastern Oklahoma and serving in the AmeriCorps program in Tulsa, OK where she worked with underserved youth as a community builder.

Board of Directors
Mark Allen, President

2013 – Present

The Oklahoma City Tennis Center received a $140,000 dollar facelift in 2009, thanks to the investment, leadership, and management of Mark Allen, an Oklahoma native and entrepreneur who had a vision for the future of tennis for the city. Prior to 2009, Allen had been traveling the Missouri Valley junior circuit with his daughter, Kat Allen. Seeing many other successful and vibrant public tennis facilities, Allen realized the potential for Oklahoma City to become one of the great tennis meccas of the Midwest. As his career in the family business with Advance Foods began to wind down, Allen took this vision to the next level when he and four other forward-thinking individuals created the First Serve OKC Foundation, a non-profit with the mission of making tennis available to the underserved youth of Oklahoma City. Identifying the USTA’s National Junior Tennis & Learning program as a vital component for the success not only of First Serve OKC, but also the $2.44 million expansion and sustainability of the OKC Tennis Center, the success of the two projects has become Allen’s passion and focus ever since.

Patrick S. Donehue, CPA, Treasurer

2013 – Present

Patrick Donehue has more than 35 years of experience in tax and business consulting for medium-sized, closely held businesses. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. Donehue spent the majority of his career as a partner of BKD, LLP, a large regional accounting firm where he provided tax planning and compliance services for many closely held businesses.  He also provided tax planning, business succession and exit strategies, state and local tax incentives and estate planning for financial institutions and other types of businesses. Since June of 2012, Donehue has been assisting some high wealth families in their strategic planning.

Kelly Gray

2015 – Present

Always looking for the next great adventure, Kelly earned a Bachelors degree in Marketing at UCO and worked for several OKC businesses before joining the nonprofit sector about 10 years ago. In 2013, he joined Square Deal Capital to head the McLaughlin Family Foundation, the family’s philanthropic organization dedicated to change in central Oklahoma by helping children and families in need meet their full potential. An active volunteer for organizations aiding children, Kelly serves on the boards for the Police Athletic League, Sunbeam, KIPP, and the St. Anthony Foundation. He also volunteers with the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits and Fields & Futures, where he is on the advisory board and is the chair of the annual golf tournament.

Gregg Wadley

2015 – Present

An entrepreneur and businessman with broad experience in software development, government contracting and business starts, Mr. Wadley was the founder and owner of DataCom Sciences Inc., an Oklahoma City-based company that provides administrative, technical and systems services primarily to the federal government. DataCom evolved into a diverse company of 650 employees in 22 states at the time of its sale and merger in 2003. Mr. Wadley serves on the Boards of the Northeastern State University Foundation and was the founder of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce.  He is the Vice Chairman of the Native American Cultural and Educational Authority board.

Phillip Geoffrey Lancaster

2013 – Present

A United States Professional Tennis Association Master Professional, Phillip Lancaster’s professional career in tennis began 1984. Lancaster has served on the USPTA National Board and is a current member of the Davis Cup Foundation of Australia. From 1999 to 2006, Lancaster served as facilities manager for Club Corp at Las Colinas Country Club and Canyon Creek Country Club (both in Dallas). He now specializes in start-up Energy Companies. Lancaster is currently head of M and A for Mammoth Energy services, a $300 million plus oil and gas service Company. A former Board member of 2 US public oil and gas companies, Lancaster currently holds ownership in several enterprises in both the USA and Australia. Lancaster brings his knowledge, expertise, and success in tennis and business to the board.

Jon P. McNaught, J.D., Secretary

2013 – Present

Jon P. McNaught is an attorney and owner of McNaught Legal & Business Solutions, P.L.L.C. where he devotes a large portion of his private law practice to Square Deal Capital, Inc. and the McLaughlin Family Office and Foundation.   McNaught provides business and legal expertise drawing from his rich experience in a number of legal and business roles including representing the Moore Family of Oklahoma City in their private family office, as the CEO and President of SourceCheck Ltd. , as COO of Public Supply Company, as CEO and President of Davacord Inc., an Enid technology company and as founder, CEO, and President of HRAnswers, a legal and business consulting service.  McNaught also served as the Vice President of Human Resources and Assistant General Counsel for Metals USA, Inc., a 2+ billion-dollar market cap publicly traded Company in Houston, Texas.  Before this, McNaught served as the Director of Human Resources and then the Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs and as General Counsel of Advance Foods Company.
McNaught received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1988 and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 1984.  McNaught is a licensed and active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association; has received his certification as a Senior Member of the Society of Professional Human Resources Managers; and has been an Oklahoma licensed insurance claims adjuster.
McNaught currently serves on the non-profit boards of the David Allen Memorial Ballpark and First Serve OKC.  McNaught also serves on the Board of Directors for SolaRight Lighting, LLC; and RevX Technologies, Inc.  McNaught is a past Board Member of the Enid Rotary Club; Big Brothers\Big Sisters of America; Youth and Family Services of Enid; President of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse and Children’s Museum in Enid, OK.
McNaught is the former chairperson of the Legislative and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Executive Committee Member for the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce. He served as the chairperson of the Legal committee on Governor Mary Fallin’s taskforce for Workers’ Compensation reform; and the Fields and Futures Board of Directors.