Meet The Management Team
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.
Michael comes from an extensive background in hospitality management and special events, spending several years working with events at a local golf club. With Michael’s history and knowledge in hospitality and event sales, he assists clients in creating the most memorable occasion while standing behind the excellent service we are famous for here at The Glen Club. Michael’s energy, team spirit and drive enable him to deliver a high level of service for every client.
Michael attended North Park University in Chicago where he majored in marketing and hospitality.
When Michael isn't creating memorable occasions, you can find him enjoying time with his husband Mitchell in the North Shore at the beach or taking weekend trips to Minnesota to visit family and friends.
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.
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.
Anna is joining us after spending six seasons at Davenport Country Club in Iowa. The last two as assistant golf professional. She has extensive experience serving the members in a private club setting as well as organizing leagues, clinics and member games.
Before working full time at DCC, Anna was a member of the golf team at Western Illinois University. As a starter all four years on the golf team she posted a scoring average of 77 her senior year. She graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and went on to earn her MBA in Business Administration.
Anna is currently enrolled in the PGA Apprentice Program and is working towards becoming a full member of the Professional Golfers Association of America.
Anna loves to play golf, is into fitness and has recently moved to Des Plaines.
After 4 years as the Assistant Superintendent at Royal Melbourne in Long Grove, Adam took over as Superintendent at The Glen Club in February 2020. He started his career at the age of 18 at Pine Trace Golf Club, near his hometown of Royal Oak, Michigan. Adam would later go on to attend Michigan State University and graduate with a degree in Turf Science. Upon completion, he got his start in the Chicago area at Conway Farms GC.
When he’s not working, Adam is an avid golfer and enjoys lacing up his hockey skates in the winter time. He’s been playing both since he was 8 years old. Adam also enjoys, kayaking, tennis and fitness.
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.
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
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.
Don joined the Glen Club in 2018 working with the Front Desk and in the Accounting office. He has worked for many years in the hospitality industry. He was voted our Ambassador of the Month in the fall of 2018.
He enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Matt Menke, Property Controller, join the Glen Club Team this summer 2019. He oversees all financial and accounting related services. His previous experience includes 7 years of finance and accounting support in the medical industry. Matt also worked for Fox Run Golf Links as a cart and pro shop attendant prior to finance career.
Matt has a BS in Accounting from Illinois State University and MBA from Roosevelt University.
Matt enjoys spending time hanging out with friends, playing with his dog, and playing golf.
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.