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    Team Members

  • Rob Vega, PGA

    General Manager/Managing Partner

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    Rob Vega is the General Manager and Managing Partner of Glen Erin Golf Club. Rob is responsible for the entire facility, including overseeing the golf operations and the Food and Beverage operation. Other duties involve player development programs, outing and league management, accounting and Human Resources for Glen Erin Golf Club.

    Prior to Glen Erin Golf Club, Rob was the General Manager and Head Golf Professional at Kestrel Ridge Golf Club in Columbus. Rob was responsible for growing revenues 20% in each of the years under his control. He also marketed and managed a banquet facility holding 300 people and an 8,000 square foot clubhouse, along with a real estate development. Prior to Kestrel Ridge, Rob served his PGA Apprenticeship at Odana Hills Golf Course in Madison. Rob also played college hockey for the University of Wisconsin from 1997 to 2002. Rob is a Class A PGA member, and is also the recipient of the PGA Apprentice Scholarship and the 2006 Junior Golf Leader of the Year in the Wisconsin Section PGA.

  • Matt Kersten

    Director of Golf / Head Golf Professional

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    Matt joins the Glen Erin family with more than 10 years of experience in the golf industry. He was most recently the Head Golf Professional at the Janesville Country Club the last three years. He is a graduate of Southwest Technical College in Fennimore, WI with an Associate Degree in Golf Course Management and became a PGA Member in 2016. His lowest score is a 69 and he has been lucky enough to have 4 holes-in-one. One of his favorite golfers is Tiger Woods because of how he has changed the game of golf forever for the better after winning the Masters in 1997. He put the sport on the map.

    During his free time, Matt enjoys attending and watching Packers and Badgers football & basketball along with Cubs games.

    He is passionate about the game of golf and all aspects of it and brings a wealth of experience with him. He enjoys seeing people come out whether for fun or competiton.

  • Dave Braasch, GCSAA

    Golf Course Superintendent

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    Dave Braasch is the first employee of Glen Erin Golf Club brought on in February of 2002 to oversee the grow-in and construction of the facility that many of us call "home" today. He directs the everyday maintenance practices performed on the 150 pristine acres on which Glen Erin resides.

    Dave came to us from Hughes Creek Golf Club, located in Elburn, Illinois where he presided as Golf Course Superintendent for six and a half years. Tenures prior to Hughes Creek include Assistant and Intern positions he held at Innsbrook C.C. in Merrillville, Indiana, Eaglebrook C.C. in Geneva, Illinois, Olympia Fields C.C. in Olympia Fields, Illinois. He began his career at the tender age of 13, as a caddy at Idlewild C.C. in Flossmoor, Illinois.

    Dave is a former President of the Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents, as well as a member of the Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendent Association. Finally, his membership in the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America allows him the benefits of continuing education and networking with Superintendents from across the country. Dave resides in Beloit with his son Logan.

  • Tom Ellis

    Food and Beverage Manager

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    Tom Ellis is the Food and Beverage Manager of the Cursing Stone Pub. Tom’s duties currently entail managing the daily operations of the restaurant, training and overseeing restaurant and kitchen staff.

    His number one goal is to provide excellent customer service to all of the guests at Glen Erin and The Cursing Stone Pub. Tom joined the team at Glen Erin in 2007. Prior to working at Glen Erin Tom spent over 8 years employed at Spirits Bar and Grill in Janesville, WI gaining knowledge in the food service industry. He currently resides in the Janesville community.

  • Katy Cook

    Event Coordinator and Marketing Manager

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    Katy Cook is Glen Erin's Event Coordinator and Marketing Manager.

    Katy grew up in a small town in Illinois with only one stop light in the entire county. After college she moved to Wisconsin and began her career in events.

    According to Katy, attending parties for a living is no small task, but she loves every part of it. With over 7 years experience in event planning she has coordinated international conferences to upscale weddings.

    She is ultra-passionate about making each event spectacular for the customer. Much of the fun is to help assemble the puzzling party pieces for each client all while making memories that last a lifetime!

    Katy considers herself somewhat of an old soul and enjoys a good documentary or reading the newspaper. One of her favorite quotes by David Tutera is "Celebrate life every day as if it was a celebration". She has a love for movies, country music, and a good cup of joe - you will rarely ever find her without a coffee cup in her hand.

  • Bryce Johnson

    Banquet Manager

    Bryce Johnson is the Banquet Manager at The Glen Erin Celtic House. He works in joint efforts with the event coordinator/marketing Manager, the Executive Chef, as well as the food and beverage manager to ensure the success of all events. His duties include overseeing guest events, managing the banquet staff, preparing the venue, and coordinating the service of meals to give guests an excellent banquet experience.

    Bryce's main goal is to give the guests the best venue and experience in south central Wisconsin.

    Bryce was born and raised in janesville Wisconsin. Prior to working at Glen Erin he worked at Rogers and Hollands as a sales associate. Outside of work his attention is geared towards family, friends, and pets. Bryce’s favorite hobbies are snowboarding, working on vehicles, watching sports, and reading.

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