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Staff

Name

Max Reed

Title

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.

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Joey Glander

Title

Head Golf Professional

Joey's career over the past 13 years has taken him all over the country from New Jersey to Southern California. He has been fortunate to work for three top 100 Clubs in the country alongside some of the best Golf Professionals in the business. It has always been a goal of his to take these world class golf experiences back to his home state of Ohio to lead a team of Golf Professionals at one of the top Clubs in the state. Joey and his wife, Haley, welcomed their first child almost a year ago. Their daughter Kennedy Sue will turn one this spring. He also has two dogs, Archie and Frankie.

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Jason Tewart

Title

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.

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Laurie Steller

Title

Director of Membership and Marketing

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.

Name

Paul Burt

Title

Executive Chef

Chef Paul is a Columbus Native, he 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. In his free time, Chef Paul enjoys spending time with his family and 2 dogs.

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Matt Powell

Title

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.

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Rob Dew

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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.

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Chris Ramsay

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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.

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Rob Postma

Title

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.

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Carl Wittenauer

Title

Director of Grounds

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.

Name

Joe Huelskamp

Title

Head Golf Course Superintendent

Joe was born and raised in Wapakoneta, OH and graduated from Wapakoneta High School in 2002. He attended The Ohio State University and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Turfgrass Science. During college he worked at The Ohio State Golf Courses and spent the summer of 2006 as an intern at Grand Elk Ranch & Club in Colorado. Joe started working at Brookside in the spring of 2008 as an Assistant Superintendent and in 2021 was named Head Golf Course Superintendent. He currently serves on the Central Ohio Golf Course Superintendents board and is a member of the GCSAA. Joe and his wife, Heather, have a five- year- old girl named Ellie and a three- year- old boy named Jackson. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family.

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Shannon Neilsen

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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.