Jeff Johnson, Director of Instruction

Responsible for all golf instruction, Mr. Johnson utilizes his three decades of experience as a golf professional to develop instructional events for hotel guests and local golf enthusiasts. Raised in Ventura, CA, he pulls from a wealth of knowledge working within the golf and local communities when operating and developing the Golf School. Previously he held a position as Assistant Golf Professional at the Buenaventura Golf Course in Ventura, California. He has also served as the Assistant Athletic Director at the Fernald School, University of California Los Angeles, developing and operating the physical education program. Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California Los Angeles.

Matt Pavin, Golf Sales Manager

Matt Pavin rejoins the team with an extensive background in retail customer experience in both service and sales roles. His knowledge in golf sales comes from a long career with Titleist during which he earned five Gold Circle Awards. In the early 90’s, Matt was an Assistant Golf Professional for the Ojai Valley Inn. He is also the brother of the 1995 U.S. Open Champion, Corey Pavin. We are thrilled to have Matt back on the OVI team as our Golf Sales Manager.

Dr. Joe Parent, Mental Game Expert

Dr. Joe Parent teaches the Sport Psychology segment of the Scanlon Advantage Tennis Academy at the Ojai Valley Inn. Regarded as one of the top Mental Game experts in the world, Dr. Parent is co-author with Bill Scanlon of the upcoming book, ZEN TENNIS: The Art of Playing in the Zone. His earlier book, ZEN GOLF: Mastering the Mental Game, is a perennial best-seller.

To book an appointment with Dr. Joe Parent, please contact him directly at or (805) 640-1046.