Max Reed - General Manager

Max grew up in Columbus and is a graduate of Watterson High School and Ohio State University.  He joined the Brookside team in March of 2014.  Max began his career in the club business at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, OH, where he was the Controller for the Memorial Tournament.  He was also the Controller at Kirtland Country Club in Willoughby, OH and Columbus Country Club.  Max is a member of the Hospitality Financial Technology Professionals and the Club Management Association of America.  You may contact Max via email: or by calling the Club at 614-734-4090


Jason Tewart - Food and Beverage Director / Wine Sommelier 

Jason started working at Brookside Golf and Country Club in 2006.  He was born in Worthington and attended Ohio University.  Jason has worked in the food and beverage industry since 2001 and is a member of the Club Managers Association of America.  In February, 2017, he received his certificate for Level 1 Wine Sommelier from The Court of Master Sommeliers.  He is continuing his wine education to better serve the membership at Brookside.

Jason lives in Westerville with his wife, Julia, and children Braxton and Emilia.

You may contact Jason by calling the club at 614-889-2581, ext. 253 or email him at



Laurie Steller - Director of Membership and Special Events
Laurie started working at Brookside Golf and Country Club in July 2020.  She grew up in Columbus and is a graduate of Bishop Watterson High School and later attended Bowling Green State University. Laurie worked at Scioto Country Club while in High School and Later Pine Valley Country Club in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

For the past 10 years, Laurie was working with School Districts in the State of Ohio where she consulted in Energy Savings Projects for the many of the School Districts in the state.  Laurie has been remotely connected to the club industry for the past 38 years.

She lives in Delaware County with her husband of 31 years and 2 spoiled dogs.Laurie and her husband Greg have 4 grown children together and enjoy spending time with all of them.

You may contact Laurie by calling 614-889-2581 x227 or email her at


Paul Burt - Executive Chef

Chef Paul began his culinary career at Brookside Golf and Country Club as a young chef.  He was with Brookside for eight years and left to pursue other culinary opportunities in kitchens throughout Ohio and Michigan.  Chef Paul was excited to return to Brookside in 2019, this time as Executive Chef, to serve the club's members and guests. 

Chef Paul graduated from the Columbus Culinary Institute in 2008 and lives on the west side of Columbus with his wife, Devin.  Together, they have a golden retriever and enjoy Columbus Clippers baseball games and Columbus Crew soccer matches.  

You may contact Chef Paul by calling the club at 614-889-2581, ext. 246 or email him at


Steve Robison - Assistant Golf Professional 

Steve grew up in Canton, Ohio and has been around the game of golf  his entire life. He played  junior golf at Firestone Country Club and then attended The University of Akron for one year. Steve was a member of the Men's Golf Team at the University of Akron. He then transferred to Malone University in Canton, Ohio, where he was a student for three and a half years and also a member of the Men's Golf team. Steve graduated in December of 2011.

You may contact Steve by email at or by calling the Golf Shop at 614-889-1758.


Matt Powell - Assistant Golf Professional

Matt Powell comes to us from Galion, OH where he graduated Galion Senior High in 2009. After working at Galion Country Club during his high school years, he decided to attend The Ohio State University and major in Professional Golf Management. After a few years of working in different areas of the golf operation here at Brookside as well as at Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA, he is now one of the Assistant Golf Professionals on staff. In his free time he enjoys fishing and playing basketball, and of course golfing.

You may contact Matt by email at or by calling the Golf Shop at 614-889-1758.


 Rob Dew - Athletic Director and Personal Trainer

 Rob's love for physical fitness began at the age of five when he discovered his skill and excitement for competitive swimming. At Ohio University, Rob specialized in the breaststroke and finished in the top eight in the Mid-American Conference. Rob graduated from OU in 2000 with a Bachelor of Business degree.

Rob has been introduced to a variety of training techniques and theories, including the traditional bodybuilding aspects of exercise to more complex sports medicine perspective. Rob can train any age, those with illness or injury, in need of significant weight loss or an athlete of any caliber. As a Triathlon Coach, Rob is able to instruct and teach the necessary training methods of bicycling, running, swimming, nutrition and strength training to compete properly.

Rob's credentials include ACE Personal Training Certification, CPR/AED Certified, First Aid Certified, ACE Exercise for Older Adults and is an ACE Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant.

Rob lives in the Columbus area with his wife Rachel and four sons.
You may contact Rob via email,, or by calling the Athletic Facility at 614-799-1575.

      Chris Ramsay - Director of Special Events

Chris was born and raised in Columbus,  She graduated from Upper Arlington High School and the Ohio State      University where she earned her degree in Hospitality Management.  Chris has been directing sales and catering        operations in both country clubs and upscale hotels her entire career.  She has worked at the Country Club at Muirfield, Heritage Golf Club and most recently, The Medallion Club.  She is passionate about delivering exceptional events to 
club members and guests.

Chris and her husband live in Galena and enjoy a round of golf whenever possible.
You may contact Chris via email,, or by calling 614-889-2581 ext. 802


Jim Callahan - Pool Manager

Jim is a 1981 graduate from The Ohio State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. While attending OSU, Jim swam on the Varisty swim team all four years and was named captain his senior year. In 1983, Jim received a Masters Degree in Sports Administration from Northeast Missouri State University and was the Assistant Swim Coach for NMSU in 1982 and 1983.

Jim has been the Worthington High School swim coach since 1984 and began teaching Physical Education at Brookside Elementary School in 1986 where he still teaches.

Jim was hired as the swim coach and pool manager for Brookside in 1985, and as they say the rest is history. Jim competes in swim events each year at various venues around the country and in August of 2008, Jim posted three top three finishes at the US Swimming Masters Nationals in Mt. Hood, Oregon.

Jim lives in Worthington with his wife Dara.  They have three children Kendal, Mackenzie and Keeler.
To reach Jim (Memorial Day - Labor Day), please call the pool at 614-889-1677 or via email at
In the off-season, you may email: or call the Athletic Facility at 614-799-1575.


Rob Postma - Head Tennis Professional

Prior to becoming the head coach of the Men's Tennis Program at Capital University, Rob was a nationally ranked couples player at Wittenberg University and taught with former ATP player Billy Martin and professional player/coach Frank Furhman.

With experience as a coach of top American and Mexican Juniors, coupled with his contagious enthusiasm for the game of tennis, Rob is extremely excited to work with both new and veteran players starting as young as 3 years old.

To contact Rob you may email:


Carl Wittenauer - Certified Golf Course Superintendent

Carl grew up in the Youngstown, OH area and began working on a golf course at age 15. After spending two years at Youngstown State University, Carl transferred to The Ohio State University to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy.

Carl began working at Brookside in the Spring of 1984 while in school and the rest they say is "history."  Upon graduation, he was promoted to Assistant Golf Course Superintendent and 3 months later look over as the Head Golf Course Superintendent in May of 1987.  Carl achieved his Certification status from the Golf Course Superintendent Association in 1996 by completing a set standard of education requirements and testing.  He has managed numerous projects both on and off the golf course and continues to keep Brookside as one of the best conditioned golf courses in Central Ohio. 

Carl currently serves as a President of the Central Ohio Golf Course Superintendent Association and lives in the Powell area with his 3 children, Branden, Ashley and Abby.
You may reach Carl via emailat: or by calling 614-889-8690.


Shannon Neilsen - KidZone Manager

Shannon is a 1993 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. Before coming to Brookside, she was the Kids Club Manager at Scioto Reserve Golf & Athletic Club for ten years.

Shannon joined Brookside in 2011. In addition to running the day-to-day activities in KidZone, she enjoys creating special events including summer camps and birthday parties for the kids at Brookside. Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband Todd and sons, Michael and Andrew.

You may reach Shannon via email: