Executive Committee

Terry Boldt, Chairman of the Board

Russ Yarrow, Vice Chair

Bernie Derlath, Treasurer

Bernie joined the board of First Tee Coastal Carolinas as its Treasurer at the beginning of 2021 after a career in finance at various international entertainment organizations including Discovery where he served as SVP Finance & Controller for a cable programming division that included HGTV, Food Network and the Travel Channel. Bernie's career also included a role as the Corporate Controller at the international headquarters of Habitat for Humanity.

Bernie currently lives in Leland where he and his wife Nancy enjoy their retirement playing golf, tennis, pickleball and traveling. Bernie also has enjoyed giving back by sharing his financial work experience on the boards for several local area non profit organizations. Bernie has three adult children, two of whom live in Charlotte and one in Denver Colorado.

Board Members

Bill Golden

Jim Belvin

Mike Kothe


Charles Deigert

Charlie attended the  University of Maryland and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He is now a retired General Dentist and spends his time golfing, traveling and spending time with his wife and grandkids. He chose to volunteer with First Tee - Coastal Carolinas because he believes children need to develop early in life. The Nine Core Values of the First Tee are the keys to helping kids with that development to be confident  and self assured adults in today's world. His favorite Core Value is Integrity.


Carol Petrea

Carol S. Petrea is a retired from the Navy as a Commander. Her and her husband, Howard A. Petrea, Jr., US Navy (Retired) are the founders of the Carol S. Youth Golf Foundation, established in November 2005. Following the establishment of the non-profit, The Petrea’s then worked and became The First Tee of Brunswick County in Shallotte, North Carolina, November 2005. Both Carol and Howard served many roles on the board and on the golf course of Cinghiale Creek for 10 years.  Carol was the Board Chair of the First Tee of Brunswick County 2011 -2013. She graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with a B A in Communications Arts.  She is a Rotarian since 2006 to present and Paul Harris Fellow. Her favorite Core Value is Respect and she loves to give back and help whenever and wherever she can.


Tom Plankers

Lindell Bradley, Board Emeritus