Meet the TLC Staff

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Elora Belt—Youngblood Coleman Playground

My name is Elora Belt and I have been working with TLC since 2014. I am a San Francisco native and grew up playing tennis after school, at Valencia pool and playground. Now I get to share my love for tennis with my students through the TLC program at YBC. My favorite part of being the director of TLC at YBC is getting to watch my students grow and develop their tennis skills as well as improve academically.

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Kanisha Burdeen— Hamilton Recreation Center

My name is Kanisha Burdeen and I am a San Francisco native. I graduated from Cal State East Bay with a Bachelor's in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. I have been working with the TLC program as a Director at Hamilton Recreation Center for 5 1/2 years. I enjoy working and being a part of this TLC program because it allows me to prepare the youth for their future, make a difference in the kids and families life, and teach kids life skills through tennis.

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Galen Hall— St. Mary's Recreation Center (Middle School Program)

Galen Hall is a Bay Area native and has been with Recreation and Parks for seven years as a recreation leader and a lead tennis instructor at our TLC Palega and TLC Golden Gate Park sites. Galen is now the director and lead tennis instructor at our new middle school site at St Mary's Recreation Center. He takes pride in providing the youth with foundational skills on and off the tennis court. On top of his role for TLC, Galen is a paraprofessional for SFUSD and has served as a football coach for SFPAL. His goal is to not only serve the community but also establish lifelong relationships with the students and families. 

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Jamila Perlas— Lisa & Douglas Goldman Tennis Center in Golden Gate Park

My name is Jamila Perlas and I am the middle school director here at the Tennis Learning Center in Golden Gate Park. What I love about TLC is that we are constantly creating and innovating goals to support each individual student attending our program. From the staff down to the students, every voice is heard, seen, and valued here! That’s what so amazing about this program.

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Brenda Ramos — Palega Recreation Center

My name is Brenda Ramos and I was born and raised in San Francisco. I graduated from SFSU with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Education. Growing up in the Portola District, Palega has always been my neighborhood park from practicing lay ups with my pops to playing softball for several local school teams. I have been a part of the TLC community since 2017. The best part of it, is not only being able to serve my community but being able to challenge these kids to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually!

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Maggie Scott— Betty Ann Ong Recreation Center

My name is Maggie Scott and I have been with TLC since 2015. I am a San Francisco native who graduated from CSUEB with a bachelor’s in kinesiology. I enjoy watching my students grow socially, academically, and learning life skills through the sport of tennis. My favorite part of being the director at BAO is being back in my own community making a difference in the families and students’ lives. 

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