'Todd Martin Youth Leadership'
Our Staff

TMYL Staff

TMYL's talented staff brings tennis and leadership skills to life through year-round programs.

Erin Lamb Photo Erin Elizabeth Lamb, Executive Director
Erin received her Bachelor's degree in dietetics from Michigan State, her Master's degree in education-instruction from Central Michigan University, and her graduate certificate in Leadership and Diversity Management in Sport from the University of Connecticut.

In 2014, she founded ER Sports and Leadership, a company focused on creating leaders who embrace unique perspectives, set goals, and foster positive team culture.  Her work includes diverse groups of individuals in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors focused on working with teams to provide organizational development as well as build leadership and communication skills.

Her other roles include being Board Chair for Global Youth for Education and Change (GYEC), Assistant Governor for Rotary Area 7 in District 6330, and a training coach at Genesys Athletic Club.

She has been trained in Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD), nonprofit leadership and facilitation, and is an ACE certified health coach.  She has been a presenter for the Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD), the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), the National Association for Health and Fitness, the Michigan Nonprofit Association, was featured in Today's Dietitian magazine, and is a newswire contributor for Nonprofit Quarterly.
—   erin.lamb@toddmartinkids.org
Garrison Thompson Photo Garrison Thompson, Director of Tennis
Garrison Thompson is a Lansing native who graduated from Everett High School in 2008 where he played first and second singles on the tennis team. Before becoming the Director of Tennis for the TMYL Tennis Programs, Garrison was a TMYL scholarship recipient, TMYL Site Director at Wainwright Park, and the Head Site Director for the TMYL Summer Program at Eastern High School. Aside from his passion for tennis, Garrison is pursuing a degree in architecture.
—   thompson.garrison@toddmartinkids.org

Rebecca Swan Photo Rebecca Swan Johnson, Strategic Data Consultant
Rebecca attended Okemos High School and Northwestern University. After graduating from Northwestern, Rebecca moved to St. Louis, MO to teach middle school math and special education. Rebecca is certified in math and K-12 mild/moderate disabilities. Although she enjoyed her time in the classroom, Rebecca made the decision to move back to the Lansing area to be close to family. Her family has been involved with Todd Martin Youth Leadership, and Rebecca wanted to be involved as well. Following her marriage this past summer she moved to Milwaukee with her husband and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work. She is still working virtually with TMYL and has kept up her relationship with the young people served by TMYL. She has worked with TMYL since June 2013.
—   swan.rebecca@toddmartinkids.org

Kellie Brown Photo Kellie Brown, Office Assistant
After working in the insurance industry for 20 years, Kellie is now with the City of Lansing Parks and Recreation Department where she is currently the administrative assistant to the Director of Parks and Recreation during her day job. After becoming acquainted with the Todd Martin Youth Leadership through Parks and Recreation and working with Erin Lamb on classes and programs through the Parks Department she became more involved with the program when her son became old enough to attend tennis classes and participate in the summer program. She now works in the evenings and weekends assisting TMYL with the annual fund raiser and as an office assistant.
—   kellie.brown@lansingmi.gov

Don Luther Photo Don Luther, Webmaster
An East Lansing High graduate, Don has been interested in electronics and computers since the late 1960's. After 10 years in the U.S. Navy & 20 years with a defense contractor, as the result of a career change, he returned to college and earned a web programmer associates degree. While discussing sports with a family member, the Todd Martin Youth Leadership was mentioned and he thought there was a need for a TMYL website. Don and Nancy Danhof, former TMYL Executive Director, developed the website and got great assistance from the MSU Chapter of Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations (SCNO). The website has now been operating since October of 2007 and is still evolving along with TMYL Youth Tennis and Leadership programs.
—   webmaster@toddmartinkids.org