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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Gary Albrecht
President

CommonGround Golf Course

Bio
Kent Moore
Past President

Cherry Hills Country Club

Bio
Sara Montgomery
PresidentElect

CommonGround
Golf Course

Bio
Bill Woodward
Vice President

Cherry Hills Country Club

Bio
Susie Roh
Treasurer

Lakewood
Country Club

Bio
Ty Holt
Secretary

Bear Creek
Golf Club

Bio
Lilly Dye Harmon
At Large

Ballyneal


Bio
Ed Timmins
Legal Counsel

Denver Country Club

Bio

BOARD MEMBERS

Mark Crabtree
Harmony
Club

Bio
Mike Goodart
Cherry Hills Country Club

Bio
Kelly Green
Cherry Hills Country Club

Bio
Janene Guzowski
Frost Creek & Lakewood CC

Bio
Khadija Haynes
City Park/Green Valley Ranch

Bio
Ty Holt
Bear Creek
Golf Club

Bio
Lance Johnson Walnut Creek Golf Preserve

Bio
Eunice Kim Lakewood Country Club

Bio
Brian Klipp
Denver Country Club

Bio
Judy Maillis Broken Tee Golf Course

Bio
Tom Markham Valley Country
Club

Bio
Randy Nakagawa
CommonGround Golf Course

Bio
Will Nicholson III
Denver Country Club

Bio
Peggy O’Neill-Jones
Applewood Golf Course

Bio
Tai Palacio
Red Rocks Country Club

Bio
Mike Perez
CommonGround Golf Course

Bio
Laurie Steenrod Saddle Rock
Golf Course

Bio
Chris Thayer
Walnut Creek
Golf Preserve

Bio
Amy Turner
Ridge at Castle Pines North

Bio
Brad Wiesley Indian Peaks Golf Club

Bio
Mary Woulfe
Aspen Golf
Club

Bio
Greg With Ptarmigan Country Club

Bio
Frank Wilkinson Tiara Rado Golf Course

Bio
Keith Ybanez
CommonGround Golf Course

Bio
EMERITUS
Bill Adams – Pueblo CC
Lucius Ashby – CommonGround GC
“Fuzzy” Aubert – Tiara Rado GC
Spike Baker –Fort Collins CC
Mike Boster – Fox Hollow GC
Joe Bourland – Boulder CC
M.H. “Sonny” Brinkerhoff – Cherry Hills CC
Dick Campbell – Denver CC
Ron Chase – CommonGround GC
John Dukes – Kennedy GC
Jack Dunlap – Eisenhower GC
Karl Eitel – The Broadmoor GC
Rob Foss – Columbine CC
Bill Fowler – Club at Rolling Hills
Les Fowler – Boulder CC
John Gardner II – Lakewood CC
Jim Gwinn – Eisenhower GC
Jerre Hause – Pinehurst CC
Bill Hewit – Cherry Hills CC
Arnold Hoy – Colorado GC
Will James – Lakewood CC
Frank Jasper – Lakewood CC
Charles Keller – Lakewood CC
Bob Kirchner – Cherry Hills CC
Mike Knode – Tiara Rado GC
Phil Lane – The Broadmoor GC
Kevin Laura – Green Valley Ranch GC
Tom Lawrence – Lakewood CC
Dennis Lyon – Aurora Hills GC
Jim Magette – The Meadows GC
M.J. Mastalir – Denver CC
Homer McClintock – Cherry Hills CC
Tom Messinger – The Broadmoor GC
Juliet Miner – GC at Bear Dance
Gene Miranda – Eisenhower GC
Gene Nehr – Cherry Hills CC
O.W. “Red” Nelson – The Club at Rolling Hills
Will F. Nicholson, Jr. – Castle Pines GC
Buddy Noel – Saddlerock GC
Robert Polk – Colorado Golf Club
Rick Polmear – Cherry Hills CC
Gary Potter – Denver CC
Tom Reed – The Ranch CC
Ben Reiff – Green Gables CC
Joe Salvo – The Broadmoor GC
Tom Sandler – Bear Creek GC
Chuck Schroer – Pinehurst CC
Stan Smazal – Cherry Hills CC
Bill Waggener – Denver CC
Larry Wall – Eaton CC
Bob Webster – Boulder CC
Lew Westbrook – The Club at Rolling Hills
Nancy Wilson – Indian Tree
PAST PRESIDENTS
CGACWGA
Kent Moore – 2020-2021
Janene Guzowski – 2019-2020
Joe McCleary – 2016-2018
Juliet Miner – 2018-2018
Phil Lane – 2014-2015
Tom Lawrence – 2012-2013
Jim Magette – 2010-2011
Bill Fowler – 2008-2009
Kevin Laura – 2006-2007
Jerre Hause – 2004-2005
Dennis Lyon – 2002-2003
Rick Polmear – 2000-2001
M.J. Mastalir – 1997-1999
Les Fowler – 1995-1996
Lew Westbrook – 1992-1994
John Gardner II – 1990-1991
Tom Sandler – 1988-1989
Tom Reed – 1986-1987
Warren Simmons – 1982-1985
Bill Waggener – 1980-1981
M.H. “Sonny” Brinkerhoff – 1978-1979
Frank Jasper – 1976-1977
Mark Schreiber – 1975-1975
Dick Campbell – 1961-1972
Juliet Miner – 2016-2017
Joanie Ott – 2014-2015
Kathryn Davis – 2012-2013
Joanne Braucht – 2010-2011
Peggy Milford – 2008-2009
Pat Kuntz – 2006-2007
Marti Alter – 2004-2005
Jan McGee – 2002-2003
Debra Jensen – 2001
Jeanne Peery – 2000
Virginia Love – 1999
Kathy Roady – 1997-1998
Sandy Emrick – 1996
Bev Hartman – 1995
Carol Stott – 1994
Nancy White – 1993
Hannah Bolster – 1992
MaryLee Brown – 1990-1991
SallyLou Schultz – 1989
M.L. Reinhardt – 1987-1988
Judy Larson – 1986
Sharon Kroner – 1984-1985
Cherry Laughlin – 1983
Susie Noel – 1982
Jan Ford – 1980 – 1981
Robin Bartlett – 1979
Norma Oakes Heon – 1977-1978
Ruby Nelson – 1976
Judy Settle – 1975
Ellie Patterson – 1974
Margaret Wyers – 1973
Janet O’Donnell – 1972
Fran Shallenberger – 1971
Ida Hanson – 1970
Mrs. Lawrence Mack – 1969
Mrs. E. A. Polumbus, Jr. – 1968
Mrs. George Innis – 1967
Mrs. Dennis Pike – 1966
Mrs. Sam Sugarman – 1965
Mrs. Robert O’Donnell – 1964
Mrs. W. H. Droegemueller – 1963
Mrs. Sam Sugarman – 1962
Mrs. Gale Neiswanger – 1961
Mrs. Edwin Glick – 1960
Mrs. John Scripps – 1959
Mrs. Dan Thornton – 1958
Mrs. O. G. Valentine – 1957
Mrs. Dale Ballard – 1956
Mrs. George Weisbart – 1955
Mrs. Alice L. Call – 1954
Mrs. Ralph R. Arnold – 1953
Mrs. A. C. Kline – 1952
Mrs. Sam Sigman – 1951
Mrs. B. C. Essig – 1950
Mrs. Earl Allen – 1949
Mrs. C. O. Voigt – 1948
Mrs. Bruce Bigelow – 1946-1947
Mrs. W. C. Benton – 1945
Mrs. Clay Hutchinson – 1943-1944
Mrs. J. W. Heidemann – 1942
Mrs. W. H. McLeod – 1940-1941
Mrs. Morton Fleming – 1939
Mrs. L. M. Van Meter – 1936-1938
Mrs. Clark Russell – 1934-1935
Mrs. L. D. Bromfield – 1932-1933
Mrs. Robert Rice – 1931
Mrs. Joe Kinney – 1930
Mrs. F. B. Shaw – 1929
Mrs. Robert Rice – 1927-1928
Mrs. O. H. Shoup, Jr. – 1926
Mrs. N. C. Morris – 1925
Miss Ruth Loughridge – 1924
Mrs. J. M. Ginrich – 1923
Mrs. W. A. Perkins – 1922
Miss Fannie Campbell – 1920-1921
Mrs. W. A. Perkins – 1919
Miss Margaret Fertig – 1918
Mrs. Lafayette Hughes – 1917
Mrs. Olyn M. Hemming – 1916


Gary Albrecht

Gary was born and raised in Jackson, Minnesota. He graduated in 1978 from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota where he played golf and threw the javelin. After teaching high school German and coaching football, golf and basketball, Gary enrolled in William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, graduating in 1984. He moved to Denver in 1995. He is a commercial litigator and trial lawyer at The Law Office of Gary F. Albrecht, LLC. Gary is a scratch golfer and regularly competes in CGA senior events.

Kent Moore

Kent Moore has played competitive golf in Colorado since the early 1970’s. Moore holds several state championship titles including the 1973 Colorado Golf Association (CGA) junior match play, the 1986 CGA Stroke Play, the 1989 CG Match Play, the 1995 CGA Mid-Amateur, 2006 Senior CGA Match Play as well as three state mixed titles with his wife Janet. Moore has been medalist in the CGA match play three times. He has played in 9 USGA events and been medalist in local qualifying three times. Moore has been in active in the Colorado business community. He is a former vice-president of Exeter Drilling Northern, and former co-founder and president of Caza Drilling. Moore also spent several years in the mutual fund business as analyst and portfolio manager for Janus Capital and senior analyst/portfolio manager for Marsico Capital. He is a board member of The Providence Network and an elder in his church. Kent is a member at Cherry Hills Country Club and is the former Tournament Chairman of the Colorado Open Championships.

Sara Montgomery

Sara began playing golf in High School on the boys’ team in Fort Morgan. She played D1 golf at DU and was the Team Captain. She was a 3 time Student Athlete of the Year and 2 time NCAA Academic All American. She wrote her 40-page honors thesis on golf and the game’s interplay with business.

Sara presently works for Plante Moran where she leads the Family Legacy practice with a focus on multi-generational succession planning and philanthropic strategy. During her interview, Sara shared creative ways to structure donor giving, and a strong understanding of varied investment strategies.

Sara is married and has two children. She candidly admits that while her husband plays regularly with the Commonground Men’s Club, she finds it challenging to find the time to play golf herself. She has recently joined the Sunrise league at Wellshire and loves getting out to play nine first thing in the morning!

Bill Woodward

Bill has spent most of his life in the great state of Colorado. He graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Real Estate. Bill and his wife of 31 years, Laura, have two sons, George and Harry. He has been in the Commercial Real Estate industry since graduating from CSU, and is currently a Principal of Rise Commercial Real Estate Advisors focusing primarily on Commercial Real Estate brokerage. Bill is involved in several business and civic organizations including being past president and current board member of the Metro Denver Executive Club, a past board member of Cherry Hills Country Club, and is a mentor for The Challenge Foundation. He is passionate about golf and feels lucky to call Cherry Hills Country Club his home club.

Suzie Roh

Suzie serves as Executive Vice President of Wind River Trust Company And Drumore LLC Family Office. She is the former Colorado Market Leader for U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management.  In that role, Susie was responsible for the delivery of the firm’s wealth management service.  Susie has over 14 years experience in the areas of estate planning, wealth management, fiduciary law, trust and estate administration, and banking.

Susie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Planning and Policy Management from the University of Oregon. She was a two-time Academic All American and Team Captair of the Women’s golf team.  She competed professionally on the Player’s West and Futures Golf Tours before she received her Juris Doctor and LL.M in Taxation from the University of Denver College of Law.

Susie is currently a Colorado Civic DNA Fellow working with the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation to address the distinctive challenges of civic leadership and help develop the skills required to address Colorado’s most pressing challenges. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Hunger Free Colorado.

Ty Holt

Ty Holt has distinguished himself among his peers as a highly effective and respected trial attorney and construction law counselor. Mr. Holt is also widely recognized for his service as a mediator and an arbitrator and is highly sought after to present his engaging and educational continuing legal education programs in the areas of his specialty.

The Holt Group LLC through its representation of owners, design professionals, general contractors, construction managers and developers, provides litigation support, business deal structuring, contract drafting and negotiation for various commercial, industrial and multi-family facilities in Colorado. All of the photographs on our website reflect projects in which The Holt Group had significant involvement over the years.

Lilly Dye Harmon

Lilly is a Colorado native who grew up learning the game at Glenmoor Country Club. She is a graduate of Kent Denver School and has a BS in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Lilly is currently a social media consultant for several golf and construction companies and previously was a teacher. She has been a member of Ballyneal Golf Club since 2012. Lilly lives in Castle Rock with her husband Ross and children Brooks and Margaret.

Lilly comes from a family of golf course architects as the daughter of Perry Dye and granddaughter of the late Pete and Alice Dye. Growing up in a family of designers took Lilly from a young age to course construction sites and professional tournaments around the world. Her grandfather stressed that the 3 most important things on a golf course are “drainage, drainage, drainage” and her grandmother led the charge for proper forward tees so all could enjoy the game. Those lessons and travels instilled Lilly with her passion today to maintain and grow the game.

Ed Timmins

Ed graduated with honors from Harvard University in 1977, where he was a Harvard National Scholar, a member of the Harvard Crew team, the Harvard Varsity Club, the Harvard Crimson, and Phillips Brooks House. Ed then went onto the University of Michigan where he received his J.D. and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1980. While at Michigan he served as senior editor of the Michigan Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Ed was also President of the International Law Society and the editor of the Yearbook of International Legal Studies. Ed began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the United States Court of Appeals, for the Seventh Circuit, and then practiced as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, and as an Assistant United States Attorney and Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Colorado. During Ed’s tenure he received the U.S. Department of Justice Special Achievement Award, the United States Attorney General Commendation, and the United States Attorney Distinguished Service Award. Ed is the founder and attorney with the Denver, Colorado law firm of Timmins LLC. Ed’s home course is Denver Country Club

Mark Crabtree

Mark Crabtree’s many accomplishments both on and off the golf course resulted in his induction in the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 2006.

He attended Rocky Mountain High School and then the University of Colorado, where he was a four-year standout on the golf team as well as an Evans Caddie Scholar. As a player, he was awesome—CGA Match Play champion 1975, 1976, 1992 and 1994; 10 times a top-five finisher in the CGA Stroke Play; into the round of 16 in the 1990 U.S. Amateur; 1990 CGA Public Links champion; and winner of countless state-wide invitationals.

As a mentor, Crabtree served nine years as teacher and coach in the Fort Collins Poudre District before taking over as Colorado State University’s coach. And what a run as a recruiter and coach he had. He led the Rams to the NCAA Championship Finals in 1999 and was named 1998 NCAA District Coach of the Year.

At CSU he created the CSU-CU Booster Challenge series and started fundraising programs at both CSU and the University of Louisville, where he served as head coach of the men’s golf team from 1999 to 2020. In 2008, Mark began a two-year term as president of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and was inducted into the GCAA Hall of Fame in 2022. He currently plays out of Harmony Club in Fort Collins.

Mike Goodart

Mike was born and raised in New Mexico. He played prolifically as a youth and ultimately won the oldest junior golf championships in the country—The Western Junior in 1967. After being recruited by the Air Force Academy to play golf, Mike decided instead to make the University of Mexico his college of choice where he played four years.

Mike built successful automobile dealerships in the Alamosa, Cortez, four-corners area (including dealerships in New Mexico). Town & Country Auto is now run by his son-in-law, But Mike remains invested in the success of the dealership. Since retiring from the day-to-day activities of the dealership, Mike and his wife moved to Denver and play their golf at Cherry Hills Country Club.

Mike was invited by Rob Foss to play in the 2019 Solich Invitational and made an unsolicited donation to the program following a very enjoyable round with Rob Foss, Ed Mate and Joe McCleary.

Kelly Green

Kelly is a Colorado Native who played varsity golf at Cherry Creek High School graduating in 1993. Kelly attended the University of Arizona and the University of Colorado at Boulder on a full golf scholarship, graduating from CU Boulder in 1997. She then earned her master’s in business administration from Colorado State University in 2004. Kelly was the President and Chairman of the Board of Birko Corporation, her 3rd generation family-owned business. Birko is a food safety company that helps ensure our food chain is safe and pathogen free. Birko was sold in December 2021. Kelly is currently Chairman Emeritus of Birko- A Diversey Company.

As a Colorado business owner and leader, Birko was listed on the Top 20 list for Women-owned businesses from ColoradoBiz. She was a finalist for the 2012 and 2014 Outstanding Women in Business award, sponsored by the Denver Business Journal. Under Kelly’s leadership, Birko was named a 2013 Top Company winner by ColoradoBiz magazine.

Kelly is the 1996 Colorado Woman’s Matchplay Champion and the 1994 Colorado Women’s First Data Corp Open Champion. Kelly has qualified for 5 USGA tournaments. Kelly is a Member of Cherry Hills Country Club.

Janene Guzowski

Janene Guzowski was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. After graduating from Southern Methodist University in 1983 she moved to Colorado and after 33 years call Denver her home. She and her husband Alan have been members of Lakewood CC for 20 years and are also members of Frost Creek CC in Eagle Colorado. Janene fondly remembers many summers when she was a young teenager, traveling from Texas and fishing with her dad in Eagle. Becoming a member at Frost Creek feels like coming full circle from those special summers.

While at Lakewood CC, she became the first female to chair a committee, the Caddie Committee. She has either chaired or been involved with that Committee for the past 13 years. She was also President of the Ladies League for two years. In 2010 she became the first female in the state of Colorado to be on the Board of Directors of the Western Golf Association, the organization which funds the Evans Scholarship. She also serves on the board of the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame.

Khadija Katherine Haynes

Khadija Katherine Haynes is a native of Denver and a fourth generation Coloradoan. She has been an ‘activator’ in the Denver community for over 40 years, focusing on education; arts and culture; agriculture; politics and policy; and community empowerment. Ms. Haynes is the CEO of K-Solutions, a political and governmental consulting and lobbying firm based in Denver. Her services are sought after by a diverse clientele, ranging from multi-national corporations to community-based organizations. She has carved a niche as an astute and sought after political advisor and governmental manager.

Prior to her work at K-Solutions, Ms. Haynes served as Chief of Staff and Policy Director for the Colorado Senate Majority. She also served in a Colorado gubernatorial administration as the Director of Operations. Between those significant political appointments, she co-founded and led a nonprofit organization that teaches agricultural and environmental education to Denver Metro youth and their families. Ms. Haynes’ has also served as a gubernatorial appointee on the Board of Directors of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District; a Mayoral appointee to the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board; President of Colorado Black Women for Political Action; and Co-Chair of the Citizens Advisory Board for the Stapleton Development Corporation. Other previous leadership includes Chair of the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Advisory Council; Chair of the Board of Directors of The Odyssey School; and Adjunct Professor of Theatre at Colorado Christian College. Ms. Haynes currently brings her rich experience and consulting expertise to her roles as a Trustee of the National Western Stock Show; co-lead of the Montbello FreshLo food and social justice project; board member of the Montbello Organizing Committee; Vice-Chair of FaithBridge; and Co-Founder of Colorado Black Arts Movement. Khadija enjoys playing golf, photographing nature, traveling, and horseback riding.

Lance Johnson

Lance is the Parks and Golf Manager for the City of Westminster where is has worked for nearly 29 years. He is a Certified Golf Course Superintendent and oversees the City’s two premiere golf courses, Walnut Creek Golf Preserve and Legacy Ridge Golf Course along with the City’s entire park system which includes 63 parks and multiple amenities. He grew up in Fairfield, Iowa and attended Arizona State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.

Prior to working in golf course maintenance, Lance umpired professional baseball in the minor leagues for three years. Lance is a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), Rocky Mountain Golf Course Superintendents Association (RMGCSA) and the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA). He is past President of both the Rocky Mountain Golf Course Superintendents Association and the RMGCSA non-profit organization, Rocky Mountain Environmental Golf Institute. Lance also chaired the state-wide committee that created the Colorado Golf Industry Best Management Practices Guide for Golf Courses that was published in 2019.

Eunice Kim

Eunice was born and raised in Ohio and attended Smith College where she earned her B.A. and the University of Virginia where she earned an M.B.A.  Eunice has been in the investment management, fiduciary, and banking business for over 27 years and is the Market President and Managing Director of Bank of New York Mellon (“BNY Mellon) in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.

After spending a dozen years in New York City, Eunice moved to Denver in 2007.  Over the past 16 years, Eunice has served on multiple boards and committees including Colorado Uplift, Colorado Succeeds, and the Women’s Foundation of Colorado where she was the chair of the investment committee.  She currently serves on the investment committee of Rose Community Foundation and is the treasurer and board member of the Margulf Foundation.

Eunice grew up playing tennis and softball and transitioned to golf about six years ago.  Since then, she has been an avid player preferring to “walk and carry” whenever possible. She is a member of Lakewood Country Club and currently serves on the Greens Committee and Long-Range Planning Committee, after serving on the Membership Committee for several years.  Eunice lives in Cherry Creek North and when she’s not working, you will most likely find her on the golf course or walking her (overly-managed) dog in the neighborhood.

Brian Klipp

Brian was born in southern California and grew up in Los Angles and Oklahoma City before receiving his architectural degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He founded the architectural practice in 1979, growing klipp Architects to a firm of 55 architects, planners and designers. Design commissions spanned civic, institutional, educational and private sectors. Brian’s notable projects include the Denver Central Library, Denver Art Museum-Hamilton Wing Master Plan, SEC Research Laboratory at CU Boulder, Regency Hyatt Hotel at Denver Convention Center, Lindsey-Flannigan Courthouse, Denver Museum of Nature and Science Morgridge Family Exploration Center, Colorado Academy Upper and Middle Schools and recently the Halcyon and Jacquard Hotels. Brian is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and was named AIA Colorado Architect of the Year in 2009.

Over the past 40 years he has served on multiple Denver Mayor appointed civic advisory committees and design review boards including the new Mile High Stadium, Pepsi Center and Denver Union Station, also serving for 16 years on the Downtown Denver Partnership-Denver Civic Ventures Board. Brian is presently Chair of the Cherry Creek North Design Advisory Board.

Brian met his wife Deanna in Denver where they married in 1980. He discovered his passion for golf later in life and has since become an avid golfer enjoying walking courses whenever possible. Many of his closest friendships and travels with his wife are centered around golf. Brian’s home course is the Denver Country Club.

Judy Maillis

Judy grew up in Glenview, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. After spending three years in Casper, Wyoming, she moved to Colorado in 1980. Judy graduated from the University of Illinois with degrees in Speech & Theater, English, and Secondary Education. She completed her MA in Speech & Theater at Northeastern Illinois University. Judy spent most of her years as an educator at Chatfield High School, where she was the theater director for 15 years and finished up her career as Chair of the English Department. After a teaching for 37 years in three different states, Judy retired in 2007.

Judy is an avid golfer and plays in the Broken Tee Saturday Ladies Club, the Foothills Ladies Golf Club, and the Ladies Tournament Golf Association (LTGA). As a ladies club member, she has worn many hats over the years. She served as treasurer and president at The Links at Highlands Ranch, B-Team captain at Broken Tee, as well as tee time and tournament chair at Foothills. She also competes in many CWGA events along with volunteering on the CWGA Tournament Committee

In addition to her passion for golf, Judy loves to ski, practice yoga, play her fiddle, attend the theater, and read. To Judy, golf offers the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature, the challenge of competition, and the pleasures of meeting people and creating relationships.

Tom Markham

Education

BS 1966 Engineering Management, United States Air Force Academy
MS 1970 Organizational Management, University of Colorado, Boulder

Work History

1994-2012: Lowry Redevelopment Authority (LRA) Retired as Executive Director at the end of 2012. The LRA was formed by Denver and Aurora to redevelop the former Lowry Air Force Base that closed in 1994. Tom was responsible for real estate sales, marketing, business and financial planning, site improvements and overall project administration. Lowry won many local, state, and national awards, replaced more than 7,000 lost jobs, and was a $7 billion positive economic benefit for the cities.

1978-1993: Oil and Gas business. Di Nardo and Markham, oil and gas properties

1974-1978: Director of Physical Plant, Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver.

1972-1974: Real Estate Development. Projects in Colorado and Mexico

1966-1972: Air Force Officer, resigned as Captain

Randy Nakagawa

Randy is a Colorado native and resides in Denver with his wife, Joy Dawn.

He earned a B.A. from Colorado College, and an M.B.A. specializing in marketing from the University of Denver. His professional background is in marketing management with manufacturing, specialty community service, and higher education organizations, and he has volunteer experience with Denver Public Schools and in the Japanese American community.

Randy practices and plays at CommonGround Golf Course. While he started playing golf at age 14, it was just another activity besides bowling, skiing, playing tennis and basketball. His passion for golf and all it represents started after college and continues today as his son, Roger, has played competitively through Colorado Junior Golf, high school, and now in college at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Will F. Nicholson III

Will F. Nicholson III is a fourth-generation Coloradan and has lived in Denver his entire life except for his time at the University of the Pacific, from which he graduated in 1981 with a BS in Business Administration and Finance.

Will spent the entirety of his four-decade career in the investment management industry, the last thirty of which were focused on providing foundations and endowments advice relating to the structuring and monitoring of their investment portfolios. Although he is retired, he continues to share his knowledge, experience, and advice by serving on the Board and/or Investment Committee of several local nonprofits.

Will is a lifelong golfer, having first learned the game at the Denver Country Club as a young child and where he continues to play regularly as a member. He is also a member of Castle Pines Golf Club. Following in his family’s tradition of giving back to the game, Will is a long-time Director of the Western Golf Association and has served on various caddie committees and as a junior tournament rules official. Additionally, he currently serves on the Board of the Colorado Golf Foundation as its Vice President and Treasurer. Will is the proud father of four daughters who all live in Denver and each play golf to varying degrees.

Peggy O’Neill-Jones

Peggy O’Neill-Jones is the executive director for the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Western Region (TPS) program and the TPS Teachers Network at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. TPS provides professional development that assists educators in finding, accessing, and integrating the vast reservoir of sources from the Library of Congress to deepen understanding and enrich instruction. Through Peggy’s leadership, the TPS at MSU Denver program grew from statewide outreach to a regional program that serves 16 western states. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program.

After a 26-year career at the Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), Peggy retired in 2016. She is a professor emeritus of journalism and media production and recipient of MSU Denver’s first-ever Extraordinary Service Award in 2016.

Finding two century-old golf trophies from her great-great uncle in the basement of her family home in 2016 started a passion for playing and researching the history of the game. The two trophies are now in the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame. She plays on the Applewood Golf Course League and serves on the board of directors as the Handicap chair. She is married with three daughters, two sons-in-law, two grandsons, and one granddaughter.

Tai Palacio

Tai Palacio was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Miami, Florida. She is an FSU grad with law degrees from Ireland (UCD) and America (DU) and presently works at Hogan Lovells where she practices commercial real estate law, with a focus on finance, private equity, and joint venture transactions.

Tai moved back to the States from Ireland in 2013, and after 10 years calls Colorado her new home. It wasn’t until May 2020 that Tai picked up golf, and she hasn’t let more than a week slip by without swinging a club (via indoor practice or out on the course). Tai’s love of the game is contagious and she is particularly keen on creating programming to bring more women to the tee box. Tai also serves as a trustee for the PGA Reach Colorado and has a strong background working in the non-profit world prior to her legal career.

Tai and her husband, Greg, and their two children are members of Red Rocks CC; there are few places she’d rather spend her time than on the course with her family and friends. When Tai is not playing golf, she likes to snowboard, workout, and travel (to golf destinations).

Mike Perez

Mike is a Partner/COO with City Park Food Services, LLC (“CPFS”). He is also working as a mortgage loan planner with MegaStar Financial. With CPFS he is responsible for building relationships with local and national companies as CPFS attempts to become the preferred ACDBE wholesale distribution company for prime concessionaires. Prior to CPFS and MegaStar, Mike worked at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Denver for 4 years as SVP of Sales and Marketing.

Mike is a Denver native and a graduate of South High School; he attended Taft JC and earned a Sociology degree from San Jose State. He was later inducted into the San Jose State Sports Hall of Fame. In 1988 he was drafted by New York Giants, and had a cup of coffee with the Houston Oilers, Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos. He spent two seasons with the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League of American Football (WLAF) along with 6 years in the Arena Football League. Lastly, he coached for the Colorado Crush where he was the offensive coordinator.

Mike is the former Chairman of the Board for the Five Points Business District and ELK (Environmental Learning for Kids). He served as an Advisory Board member for the DPS Student Engagement Initiative and was a Community Council member for ACE Scholarships. He has received numerous awards for his service to the community.

Laurie Steenrod

Laurie was born and raised in northern Illinois, the youngest of 4. She began golf at an early age, participating in junior golf camps and playing with her parents. Laurie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education at the University of New Mexico in 1978, where she played on the golf team her first 3 years. While teaching and coaching in Aurora Public Schools, Laurie picked up a Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. Laurie retired in 2011, and has been a very active CGA Volunteer with a major focus on USGA Course Rating. As a new rater, she experienced the comment “Is your head spinning yet?” numerous times and was impressed by the vast and volume of knowledge raters had as they lead her down the path of better understanding the process of USGA rating of a golf course.

Laurie plays golf out of Saddle Rock Golf Club in Aurora where she is on the board and enjoys weekly ladies days and playing A team matches city wide in the Greater Denver Metro league. She is a long time member of the Golf Advisory Committee to Aurora City Council and has participated in many CWGA/CGA and some USGA events. Additionally, Laurie was a starter at the various Colorado Opens during the years.

When Laurie is not on the golf course with her friends, she likes to be on her bike, swim, or read.

Chris Thayer

Chris played four years of Division 1 College Golf at Northwestern University and played on the team alongside Luke Donald.  He graduated in 2002 with a BA degree in Economics.  Chris’ first job out of college was working as VP, Finance Manager for Bank of America.  Chris moved to Colorado in 2012 where he has continued his work in corporate finance.  Chris has worked for W.J. Bradley Mortgage, Vail Resorts and is now Director of FP&A for Pursuit Collection, an adventure travel company.

Chris has been an active and outstanding tournament player in state championships for the past several years and won the 2014 and 2017 CGA Mid-Amateur.  He joined the CGA Tournament Committee in 2015 and has been an outstanding contributor to the work of that committee.  In 2018 Chris chaired a subcommittee that evaluated the CGA points list which led to significant update and improvements.  In 2019 Chris was asked to serve on the CGA Fees Subcommittee, a board-appointed subcommittee tasked with analyzing CGA individual, club and facility fees and related issues.

Chris is married and has a young child.

Amy Turner

Amy Turner has spent the majority of her professional career promoting athletes, sports-related organizations and associated partners through her roles in public relations, marketing and sponsorship. She has served as chair of the CGA Marketing & Membership committee since 2018. A board member of the Colorado Women’s Golf Association starting in 2016, she also served on the CGA Executive Committee in 2017 and 2018, a group focused on the transition and unification of the CGA and CWGA.

Turner’s experience with Colorado’s sports-related organizations includes an 11-year stint with FOX Sports/ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain. In her role as director of marketing and communications, she worked closely with many professional sports teams, university athletic departments, high school associations, and annual sporting events in the region. She also helped nonprofits raise funds and awareness, leading to strategic partnerships with organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Denver Public Schools and Special Olympics Colorado. Her involvement with Special Olympics Colorado progressed from corporate media partner and board member to a staff member within the organization where she served as vice president of marketing and communications for nearly five years.

Prior to her experience working in the television and nonprofit industries, Turner spent more than 13 years in college sports working with media, donors and sponsors. She served as the PR director for the University of Denver athletics department for over five years and as assistant commissioner for communications at the Mountain West Conference for two years. Turner’s experience in media relations includes regularly traveling with NCAA I football, men’s basketball, men’s ice hockey and baseball teams throughout the country. She also has worked closely with many women’s sports teams while working at universities in the northeast and Pacific Northwest. She enjoys volunteering for sports-related causes and organizations. Her previous experience as a board member includes Metro Denver Sports Commission (2007-2009), Sportswomen of Colorado (2006-2021), and Special Olympics Colorado (2009-2011).

A native of Rockport, Mass., Turner graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in Sport Management. In 2016, she branched out to start her own consulting business, helping brands grow in awareness and revenue. One of her first clients, global real estate franchisor RE/MAX, LLC World Headquarters, became a significant account and for her first 18 months focused on leading the organization through a significant brand refresh. In 2019, she joined RE/MAX as Director of Industry Relations to support the brand’s new technology and data initiatives, and in 2021 took on an expanded role as Director of Industry Relations & Marketing. Today she continues her consulting business working with brands on marketing strategy, communications services, product launches and special projects.

Brad Wiesley

Brad is a native of Boulder where he attended neighborhood schools and graduated from Fairview High School. He learned to golf in a City of Boulder junior “learn to golf” summer program in the early 1970s. Brad had a 35-year career in law enforcement, primarily with the City of Lafayette (22 years) and University of Colorado-Boulder (10+ years) police departments. Since 1991, he has had a consulting practice working with public safety organizations across the United States on large data management and analysis projects. Brad holds BS in Business Management and Master of Criminal Justice degrees. Brad served three consecutive two-year terms on the Lafayette City Council and was a member of the Boulder County Crime Victim Compensation Board for six years, serving as chair of the board for the final four years. Brad is also active in local Rotary and Optimist service clubs. Brad began volunteering for the CGA in 2011 as a rules official and was appointed to the CGA Rules Committee in the Fall of 2013. Brad officiates tournaments for the CGA and JGAC as well as a variety of NCAA, Colorado Open and PGA-Colorado Section events. Brad enjoys many courses across Colorado and beyond, his home course is Indian Peaks in Lafayette.

Mary Woulfe

Mary Woulfe has resided in Aspen, since 1982. She attended The Colorado College, Class of 1981. She followed up at University of Denver with an MBA, Class of 1982. She has coached Aspen HS boys and girls golf starting with the girls in the fall of 2001 crossing over to work with the boys from 2006 to the present. Active as a volunteer at Aspen Jr. Golf, she also has served on the Golf Advisory Board for the City of Aspen. Teaching skiing for the Ski Schools of Aspen full-time for over 30 years, she has served on many committees representing the ski professional staff. She plays at Aspen Golf Club where she currently is handicap chairman and former President. She is actively involved at St. Mary Catholic Church in Aspen as a parishioner of over 30 years and currently serves as the Business Manager.

Greg With

Greg grew up in Minneapolis and Chicago, two cities where it is impossible to play golf year-round. He has lived in Fort Collins since 1978. Greg attended the University of Wyoming and has a B.S. in the Administration of Justice and a M.P.A. in Public Administration. He worked for the Fort Collins Police Department for 31 years. Greg is married to Sally Knauer. Their home course is Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins.

Greg was introduced to the intricacies of the Rules of Golf in the early 2000s and became fascinated with the technical and intellectual challenges as well as the opportunity to assist players. Working as a rules official and tournament administrator are the challenges Greg aspires to. He is chairman of the Colorado Golf Association’s Rules of Golf Committee. In addition to his CGA responsibilities, Greg serves on the NCAA & USGA Championship committees, and lends his rules expertise to the Colorado Open Championships and American Junior Golf Association tournaments.

Frank Wilkinson

Frank was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended two small colleges before completing his BS in Physics at Miami University in Ohio in 1974. During his college years, he lettered three times in basketball and once in golf. He went on to earn an MS degree in Physics at Miami University in 1975. After working in industry he returned to academia and in 1986 earned an MS degree in Applied Nuclear Physics from the Colorado School of Mines. Frank is the President and Owner of Alpha Spectra, Inc. which he founded in 1986. ASI is a leading manufacturer of radiation detectors. He Chaired the 1993 International Radon Conference in Denver and he was President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of AARST for two years. Frank was the building committee Chairman during the planning and construction of Holy Family Catholic School in Grand Junction. Frank was awarded The Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce in 2003. He has played on the Western Colorado Cup Team sixteen times and has played on the Senior Colorado Cup Team six times. Frank is the Chairman of the Western Colorado Cup Matches and is the Amateur Team Captain. He serves on the Rocky Mountain Open Board of Directors. He is an avid supporter of the GJ Chapter of the Solich Caddie Academy program. Frank and his wife Kathryn live in Grand Junction and have four children, Matthew, James, Sarah and Rebecca . Other interests include astrophotography, hiking, and Green Bay Packer football. Frank is a member of the Men’s Club at Lincoln Park Golf Course and at Tiara Rado in Grand Junction.

Keith Ybanez

Keith was born in the Philippines but life has taken him all over the world. He lived in New York City, California, London, Peru, and Chicago before he and his wife, Katelin, moved to Denver in 2020. Katelin grew up in Colorado and sold Keith on the move with the promise of year-round golf, which has proven to be true. While Keith discovered golf by working at public and private courses throughout high school and college, he truly fell in love with the game while attending law school at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Golf has been an important part of his life since that time and has allowed Keith to experience new places in meaningful ways while making connections with people he now considers lifelong friends. Off the course, Keith is a labor and employment attorney with Husch Blackwell, LLP. In his practice, Keith advises clients on the numerous employment issues that arise in the workplace so that organizations both big and small can minimize risk while maintaining a productive workforce. Keith’s home course is CommonGround Golf Course.