NTWGA Warrior Ambassadors

NTWGA Board of Directors

Jason Leap



Jason is a 10-year veteran of USAF Security Forces. He served in the Middle East during Gulf War I and also served a post 9-11 tour in Afghanistan. Jason is a service-connected disabled veteran.  Jason is an accomplished golfer with college experience and as an amateur participant on the Nike Tour.

Patrick M

Vice President


LTC Patrick Martin has commanded at the platoon, battery, battalion levels, deployed overseas twice, and served as an Adjunct Instructor for Command and General Staff College prior to deployment to Iraq in 2010.

Upon re-deployment, LTC Martin retired in June 2011 after 29 ½ years of service.

Patrick Turner

Vice President


Patrick Turner is a retired US Army veteran of 34 years service, active and reserve. He served a total of 24 months in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was the NTWGA Treasurer for 3+ years and now serves as a VIce President. He served in several executive capacities in civilian life for over 25 years, primarily in the logistics industry.

Gerald Potten

Vice President


Gerald Potten served in the Air Force for 38 years! During his career he served as an Aircraft Mechanic and later managing the maintenance and combat readiness of A-10's . He was promoted to the rank of CMSGT (E-9) in 2006 and spend his last 9 years as a fighter squadron senior maintenance manager.




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Warrior Ambassadors are active participants in our program and are authorized representatives of NTWGA. Warrior Ambassadors lead foursomes at internal and external events and serve as mentors to novice warrior golfers.

Steven Ventura

Secretary / Treasurer


Steven is a Veteran of the Marine Corps where he served as a Forward Observer. During his time he served in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; 2004-2005. Steven was a participant of the 2017 NTWGA Clinic and now serves as the Treasurer for the organization. He currently holds the position of CFO for a municipality in North Texas.

Curtis Fowler


Curtis is a 15-year veteran of the US Marine Corps, serving in the Infantry and the USMC Security Forces. in 2006, Curtis served as an individual augment to II Marine Expeditionary Force as Operations Chief of Iraqi Police. While in Iraq, he sustained injuries to his back.

Joshua Schmitt


Josh is an DFW native and Army veteran who served as a Long Range Surveillance team member during the OIF invasion and continued to serve until injuries forced him out of service in late 2004.

David Huval


David Huval served as an infantryman with the 10th Mountain Division. He deployed to Iraq for 12 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During deployment, Huval was injured in an RPG attack while while on patrol in Baghdad. Huval has been with the NTWGA for four years, since going through the NTWGA clinic in 2015.

Andrew White


Andrew E. White fully retired from the US Army. He served in support of OIF, OEF, MFO, & ONE. Andrew has been with NTWGA since 2016, a graduate of the Golf Academy of America and service connected disabled veteran.  White is currently a federal employee working as a recruiter.

Ray Griffiss


Ray Griffiss served in the U.S. Army as a gunner on a MIA2 Main Battle Tank and later as a Cav Scout wit the 10th Mountain Division. He deployed to both Korea and Afghanistan. Griffiss transferred to NTWGA in 2016 after completing the American Golfer Program in 2014, while living in New York. His involvement with NTWGA has deepened his love for golf.

Gilbert Ramón


Gilbert Ramón served 20 Years in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Ramon served in Operation Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and as a Detachment Commander at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul Afghanistan. Ramón went through the 2017 NTWGA Clinic.

Robert Young


Robert served 23 years in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served in the infantry/ military police and has multiple deployments to Iraq.  Robert is a Purple Heart recipient and a service-connected disabled veteran.  Robert recently graduated from the 2018 NTWGA clinic.


NTWGA is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Our mission is to provide therapeutic and rehabilitative golfing experiences to wounded veterans in the DFW metroplex.

North Texas Warrior Golf Association

PO Box 942147

Plano, TX 75074