Lorne Kelly

Lorne Kelly

Lorne Kelly established ProDreamUSA in 2004.

Lorne was a golf scholarship recipient at Coastal Carolina University where he majored in Business Administration & Marketing.

His experience in the US helped to establish Lorne as one of the top amateur golfers in Great Britain, winning numerous events in amateur golf including the Lytham Trophy and Scottish Championship.

He was selected for the GB&I team that won the Eisenhower Trophy in 1998, and in 1999 he played in the successful Walker Cup team at Nairn, a team that included Paul Casey, Luke Donald, Graeme Storm.

Lorne made his debut on the European Tour in 2000 but unfortunately, injury prevented him from making a bigger impact in the professional ranks which led him to start ProDreamUSA.

Lorne is recognised as the most successful college golf recruiter globally and now focuses on ensuring that ProDreamUSA continues to benefit from strong links with coaches across the USA.

Brendan McKenna

Brendan McKenna

Brendan joined ProDreamUSA as Managing Director in January 2018.

As a junior golfer he represented Glasgow county and was awarded a golf scholarship to Clayton State University in 2003, comping in the NCAA Division 2 Peach Belt Conference, and majoring in Political Science.

On his return to Scotland, Brendan began working with one of the multi-sport scholarship consultancies in 2007 before moving into professional recruitment in 2011, working for initially for a global recruitment firm, before moving on to an independent Scottish firm.

He is a plus handicap golfer who tries to compete as often as he is permitted!

Nicola Pitticas

Nicola Pitticas

Nicola is our client engagement manager and is one of the leading Sports Scholarship Consultants in the industry.

A scholarship recipient to Michigan State University, Nicola joined a multi-sport scholarship agency after graduating, and went on to manage a team of consultants across a variety of sports.

Since then Nicola has held a number of interesting positions across sport and in the media. She also runs her own business, a successful kids summer camp, Summer in the City, and was recently recognised as one of Glasgow’s leading young business women.

Nicola is hugely passionate about the opportunities available in the USA and takes pride in her dealings with clients and their families. She is a great addition to the ProDreamUSA team.

Ellie Givens

Ellie Givens

Ellie joined ProDreamUSA as a Regional Associate in April 2017

Ellie, who hails from Durham, is a former ProDreamUSA client who played US College Golf at the University of Denver between 2007 and 2011.

Following a successful college career, Ellie turned pro and gained her Ladies European Tour card in 2012. Ellie is still a full member of the Ladies European Tour and will combine competing with her new role at ProDreamUSA.

Karl Salmoni

Karl Salmoni

Karl, our operations manager is a fully qualified PGA Professional who has worked with ProDreamUSA since 2007, assisting with the placement of over 700 golfers at US College golf teams.

He turned pro in 1991 and following mixed success on Scotland’s tartan tour, he began to focus on coaching, and his involvement with several talented golfers led to him teaming up with Lorne Kelly.

Karl is responsible for assisting clients in managing their profiles and working on producing swing footage. He is an expert on all areas of the scholarship process.

Karl is married to Clare and they have 2 children.

Craig Chalmers

Craig Chalmers

Craig Chalmers is ProDreamUSA’s IT support manager. He graduated from Strathclyde University with 1st Class Honours in Computer Science and notably represented Great Britain students at the World University Golf Championships in 2015 & 2016. In recognition of his achievements, Craig was awarded an R&A scholarship and he went on to captain the Strathclyde golf team in 2015.

Nichola McKelvie

Nichola McKelvie

Nichola ProDreamUSA’s finance manager and is a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) who trained in a Scottish independent firm, before joining a ‘Big 4’ firm of Chartered Accountants.

She has held senior positions in a leading financial services institution, a global retail giant and a national travel hub.

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