General Manager

Christie Paich - General Manager

Christie Paich has been with The Glen Club since February of 2013. Christie is responsible for the overall operations of the club. Her previous experience includes 20 years of club management and operations, hospitality management and sales with ClubCorp, Equinox Fitness Clubs and Tennis Corporation of America. Christie served on the Illinois Junior Golf Association (IJGA) Board of Directors for 13 years, retiring in 2016.

Christie has a BS in Fitness Leadership and MBA from Northern Illinois University where she also played on the women’s golf team for two years.

Christie enjoys spending time with her three young children and husband at home, watching one of the kids play sports or an occasional “movie night” when life pauses briefly.

Assistant General Manager

Mike Rosengarden - Assistant General Manager

Mike Rosengarden has been Director of Food and Beverage Services for 6 years. However, Mike has been with The Glen Club since July of 2001 where he began his tenure as the head server in the Grill before being promoted to Grill Manager. He oversees the day to day operations for all banquets, Grill room, Kitchen, and on course food and beverage services.

Mike has a Basset sanitation certification by the state of Illinois and is a member of Club Managers Association of America. Mike has been in hospitality since the age of 16.

Catering

Kellie Beranek - Catering Sales Manager

Kellie, Catering Sales Manager, joined the Glen Club Team in the summer of 2011. She is experienced in almost all of the Club’s various departments, first starting as a server in The Grill. Kellie had the opportunity in the winter of 2012 to transfer departments, working as a Front Desk Agent until later transitioning to the Accounting department in April of 2013. But, Kellie found her home in the Catering Sales Department in November of 2013.

Kellie graduated from Augustana College, located in Rock Island, Illinois, in June of 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in education.

Kellie and her husband Mark enjoy cooking and traveling when time allows.They reside in Skokie with their loveable cat, Cora.

Membership

Glenn Pieters - Director of Membership

Glenn joined The Glen Club staff as Golf Shop Attendant in April of 2017, and moved into the First Assistant Golf Professional role for 2018.  A native of Northbrook, he recently returned to the North Shore after 25 years in Colorado.  Glenn brings more than 20 years of experience in sales and project/event management, including retail sales at Dick’s Sporting Goods.  His varied background encompasses two high tech startups, fundraising for a large charitable organization, and serving cross-culturally while living in Nairobi, Kenya.

Glenn is a graduate of Glenbrook North HS, has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an MA in Leadership from Denver Seminary.

In addition to his lifelong passion for golf, Glenn enjoys skiing, scuba diving, tennis, photography, and triathlons. 

Golf Operations

Ethan Roush - Head Golf Professional, PGA

After three years at Bolingbrook Golf Club, Ethan started at The Glen Club in March, 2013 as Assistant Golf Professional. After moving into the Head Professional role in 2016, Ethan oversees all areas of the golf operation, including daily operations, member event, private golf tournaments, merchandising and staffing. Ethan is also an experienced teacher who works with members and non-members alike. Ethan started his career in the golf industry in the fall of 2006 when he worked in the golf shop of the Merit Club in Libertyville, IL. He has also competed for prize money as a playing professional on the Tight Lies tour in Texas before returning to the golf business.

Ethan earned his BS in Marketing from Northern Illinois University, graduating in 2006. He attended high school at Mt. Zion H.S. just outside of Decatur in downstate Illinois.

Ethan is married to his wife Lindsay and they have two daughters.

Jeffrey Meredith - First Assistant Golf Professional

Jeffrey has worked in country club and hotel industries for over the past 15 years.  Before coming to The Glen Club, he worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at the Harbor Club on Lake Oconee, in Greensboro, GA and Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, TX.

Jeffrey is a graduate of Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School in Bradley, IL and went to college at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  There he obtained a BS in Hospitality and Tourism and graduated in 2004.

In his spare time, Jeffrey likes to watch sports on TV, fantasy football, and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Peter Schmidt - Golf Course Superintendent

Peter joined The Glen Club in 2016 from Lake Shore Country Club where he served as the first assistant since 2012.  His contributions to Lake Shore Country Club receive high praise from the members and guests of one of the finest clubs on the North Shore. 

Prior to working at Lake Shore CC, he was trained at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan as well as Country Club of Lincoln, in Nebraska.  He is a graduate of the Turf and Landscape Management program at University of Nebraska.

Florencio Montelongo - Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Florencio is one of the longest tenured staffers here at The Glen Club.  Florencio began his time here back in 2000 when they were still growing in the golf course- more specifically the 5th hole.  He brings a lot of experience because of his wealth of knowledge regarding the property.  Florencio can be seen on the golf course most days supporting his favorite sports team, the Cubs.

Tim Valicka - Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Tim is an Iowa State alum that grew up in the northwest suburbs.  He has been on staff since 2014 and primarily manages The Prairie Club- while assisting with projects at The Glen Club.  Prior to working here, Tim has spent time working at Stonewall Orchard Golf Club, McHenry Country Club and MaKray Memorial.  Tim spent his summers growing up caddying at Biltmore Country Club in Barrington.

Dustin Kreft - Outside Services Manager

Dustin Kreft, Outside Services Manager and has been a part of The Glen Club team since opening day in 2001. He started as a caddie/cart attendant and worked his way up to the position he holds today – Caddie Master. His responsibilities include the day to day function of the outside services and caddie program.

Dustin grew up in Glenview and graduated from Glenbrook South High School and went on to get his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University.

He is an avid golfer who has been playing his whole life along with 4 years on his high school team. Fun Fact: Dustin met his wife at The Glen Club while he was caddying and she was driving the beverage cart.

Food and Beverage

D. Davis - Executive Chef

A native of Houston, Texas Demonthenes "D" Davis found his calling to culinary arts while a radio talk show host. He enrolled in the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and embraced his new career with passion. Upon graduation he worked in various French restaurants in San Francisco.

In 2000, Chef D made the jump to Chicago where he secured a position at Tru and quickly became an indispensable asset to the restaurant. Than in 2002 he joined the team at North Pond as the Sous Chef where he continued to delight guests and refined his talent. In 2005 he was made Corporate Executive Chef of Four Corners Restaurant Group where he remained until 2016, from there he became the Executive Chef of Summer House Santa Monica until 20018.

Chef D resides in Chicago with his wife and two children.

Ron Fischer - Executive Sous Chef

Chef Ron’s has been at The Glen Club since 2007. Previously, Chef Ron was the Executive Chef at Oak Park and Ruth Lake Country Clubs, Executive Sous Chef at the East Bank Club and helped open up the Hotel Nikko Chicago. He started working with food at the young age of 13, in his Uncle’s Grocery Store at Marina City in Chicago.

Ron was the youngest to graduate from the French culinary school, Dumas Pierre, which used to be in Glenview. Ron then received an associate’s degree at the Culinary School of Kendall College, while being a teacher’s assistant during its opening. During school he entered and won a medal in a cooking competition at the annual Chicago Food & Restaurant show. He has worked at and consulted with many restaurants over the years, creating menus and kitchen layouts.

Enrique Marreros - Sous Chef

Enrique comes to The Glen Club with over 20 years of experience working in the restaurant industry. Prior to coming to The Glen Club, Enrique worked for Drury Lane Terrace as a Banquet Sous Chef and worked for Four Corners Taverns for over ten years.

When Enrique is not in the kitchen, you can find him spending time with his wonderful wife, three daughters and one son. They enjoy watching movies, playing games and love watching fútbol soccer.

Otto Sanchez - Restaurant Supervisor

Otto Started at The Glen Club in 2004 as a part time bus boy.  He was quickly promoted to a fulltime server and in 2011 was again promoted to his current position as our Grill Room Supervisor. 

Otto came to the club after 10 years as a facility technician at XSport Fitness where he was responsible for maintaining all of the workout machines and building maintenance.  Otto has also worked at The Glenview Club as a server for the last 3 years. 

When he does have free time Otto enjoys watching movies or going to the park with his wife Liz and daughters Camila & Isabella.

Omar Lopez - Banquet Captain

Omar has been with The Glen Club since 2012 as he began working as a banquet server. His extensive experience with high volume dining, floor planning and customer service has made him an ideal candidate for his position. As the Banquet Captain, Omar supervises and leads the trained banquet staff to ensure high-quality food and service standards. His enthusiasm and exceptional work ethic continue to boost morale and increase productivity within all functions.

In his free time, Omar enjoys spending time with his son Arlos and wife Ana and walks with Coco their Yorkshire Terrier.

Angela Brown - Banquet Captain

Telma Gomez - Banquet Supervisor

 Telma joined The Glen Club as Banquet Supervisor in January 2018. Telma brings years of experience in the area of Food and Beverage having started at Highland Park Country Club (a KemperSports Facility) in 2001.  Telma was Banquet Manager at Highland Park Country Club where she managed a variety of events, which included: Social and Corporate Events, Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s and Weddings.

In Telma’s free time she enjoys taking classes for a certification in quality event planning.

Hotel/Front Desk

Ashley Smith-Andoh - Front Desk Supervisor

Ashley has been with The Glen Club since May of 2016. She started off as one of our Front Desk Agents and has been a monumental influence in all of our recent hotel, front desk, and housekeeping changes. She is now the main contact person for all hotel and housekeeping related needs.

Ashley is currently enrolled and pursuing a Marketing degree at Northeastern University. In her free time outside of work and school, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Accounting

Clubhouse Maintenance

Gustavo Garcia - Building Maintenance

Gustavo joined The Glen Club in November of 2015 as the Maintenance Supervisor. Gustavo brings years of experience from the Five Seasons in Northbrook and Glenview Car Wash.  You may see Gustavo daily around the Clubhouse and grounds as he is constantly refreshing and repairing.

Gustavo enjoys time with his two daughters and wife.  He loves bike riding, dancing and other activities with his family.