Meet The Management Team
Christie joined The Glen Club in 2013 as the director of membership, bringing with her 20 years of club and hospitality management, operations and sales experience with ClubCorp, Equinox Fitness Clubs and Tennis Corporation of America. She was promoted to general manager in April 2016. For 13 years, Christie served on the Illinois Junior Golf Association (IJGA) Board of Directors, retiring in 2016. A former collegiate golfer at Northern Illinois University, Christie now enjoys spending time with her three young children and husband at home, watching her kids play sports or an occasional movie night.
Event Sales and Membership
Bringing 12 years of experience in hospitality management and special events, Michael joined The Glen Club team in November 2016 after spending seven years working events at The Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove, Ill. With his knowledge in hospitality and event sales, Michael assists clients in creating the most memorable occasion while delivering excellent service. When he isn’t busy creating memorable experiences, you can find Michael enjoying time with his husband and two dogs in the North Shore or taking weekend trips to Minnesota to visit family and friends.
Jamie joined The Glen Club in April 2021. Born in nearby Evanston, Ill., she previously served as sales and membership coordinator at Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club in Sebring, Fla., which is where she began her career in the hospitality industry. Jamie owns more than a decade of event management experience, working events such as the Sebring Soda Festival and the Sebring Art, Wine and Jazz Festival in Highlands County, Fla. A proud mother to one daughter, Jamie’s hobbies include playing golf, playing the guitar and spending time with her family.
Kate joined The Glen Club in July 2021. A 2019 graduate of the University of Dayton, Kate began her career in the catering and events industry as a catering project manager with SBR Events Group. While attending Dayton, Kate served as president of the campus activities board, orchestrating a variety of events on and off campus for her peers. When not collaborating with guests to create their dream events, Kate enjoys playing with her dog and guinea pigs, playing volleyball and watching The Office.
Ethan came to The Glen Club in 2013 and was promoted from assistant golf professional to his current role of head golf professional in 2016. He’s responsible for overseeing all areas of the golf operations, including daily operations, member events, private golf tournaments, merchandising and staffing while also delivering premier instruction to both members and non-members. Ethan came to The Glen Club from Bolingbrook Golf Club where he spent three years as an assistant golf professional. Prior to entering the golf business, he competed for prize money as a playing professional on Texas’ Tight Lies Tour. Ethan and his wife are parents to two daughters.
Anna joined The Glen Club in February 2020 after spending six seasons at Iowa’s Davenport Country Club (DCC), the last two of which were spent serving as the club’s assistant golf professional. She brings extensive experience serving private club members as well as organizing leagues, clinics and member games. Prior to working at DCC, Anna was a four-year starter on Western Illinois University women’s golf team. She’s currently enrolled in the PGM Associate Program and is working towards becoming a full member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America.
Glenn joined The Glen Club staff as a golf shop attendant in 2017 before being moved into the first assistant golf professional role in 2018. Glenn owns 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. In addition to his lifelong passion for golf, Glenn enjoys skiing, scuba diving, tennis, photography and competing in triathlons.
Adam took over as superintendent of The Glen Club in 2020 after serving four years as the assistant superintendent at Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove, Ill. A graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Turf Science, Adam got his start in Chicago golf working at Conway Farms Golf Club. An avid golfer who enjoys lacing up his hockey skates in the winter, Adam also enjoys kayaking and playing tennis.
One of the club’s longest tenured staffers, Florencio’s career at The Glen Club began in 2000 when they were still growing in the golf course. 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 Chicago Cubs.
Dustin has been a part of The Glen Club team since opening day in 2001. A native of Glenview, he started out as a caddie/cart attendant and has since worked his way up to his current role of outside services manager. His responsibilities include the day-to-day function of the outside services and caddie program in addition to working with the Western Golf Association’s Evans Scholars Program, the nation's largest scholarship program for caddies. Dustin even met his wife at The Glen Club while he was caddying and she was driving the beverage cart.
Food and Beverage
Growing up in Evanston, Illinois, Maria loved food from a young age. After graduating from high school, she attended Kendall College in Chicago. While attending Kendall, she started working for Chef Bill Kim at Le Lan, followed by Paul Kahan at Blackbird, both of whom had a great impact on the start of her culinary career. Adhering to Chef Kim's advice, she moved to NYC to work under the 3 Michelin starred Chef Jean Georges. While in NYC she discovered her love for Italian cuisine at both Il Buco Alimentari and Del Posto. Life brought her to Las Vegas where she worked under celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Guy Savoy. She is so excited to bring her life and career back to the Chicagoland area here at The Glen Club as Executive Chef. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her husband Manny, daughter Madeline, and dog Toby.
Chef Ron has been at The Glen Club since 2007. Previously, he served as the executive chef at both Oak Park and Ruth Lake Country Clubs, executive sous chef at the East Bank Club and helped open Hotel Nikko Chicago. In addition, he’s worked at and consulted with various Chicagoland restaurants to create menus and kitchen layouts. The youngest graduate of the French culinary school, Dumas Pierre, which used to be in Glenview, Chef Ron received his associate degree from the Culinary School of Kendall College while also serving as 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.
For Dustin Heilmann, the most important tool in hospitality is a sincere smile. the foundation of great hospitality starts with a strong team and positive energy, a philosophy Heilmann plans to execute throughout his role at The Glen Club.
Heilmann has exercised his inherent talent for guest service at several Chicago hotspots including Carmine's and Nico Osteria, one of the most highly anticipated openings of 2013 in the culinary world. Working closely with notable industry leaders Chef Paul Kahan and Donnie Madia, Nico Osteria was named one of America's 25 Best Restaurants by GQ and one of the best new restaurants by Esquire in 2014.
Outside of his role as Food and Beverage Director, Heilmann enjoys reading about history and spending time outdoors - especially golfing, running and skiing. Heilmann is an avid music fan, and his diverse tastes includes Prince, Willie Nelson, Michael Jackson and his absolute favorite The Grateful Dead.
If Heilmann could invite four guests to dinner, he'd dine with his father, Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Bob Dylan. Heilmann and his wife Lexington and daughter Freddie live in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood in Chicago.
In his 14 years in the restaurant industry, there are very few positions in which Justin hasn’t worked. Shifts as Host, Server, Chef, Sommelier and Manager can all be found on his resume. A once long-time resident of Chicago, Justin has recently relocated to the city from central Wisconsin’s Sand Valley Golf Resort, where he unearthed a passion for the golf industry. At The Glen Club, he can be found working on the next classic cocktail, the curation of the wine list, and leading the food and beverage team to deliver great service to all our guests.
Outside of The Glen Club, Justin can be found exploring the local restaurant scene, taking his labradoodle, Benny, to the dog park, and solving the daily crossword puzzle.
Colleen joined The Glen Club in July 2021, bringing with her more than 10 years of hospitality experience in various areas, including lodging, food and beverage, and golf management. When not working, Colleen enjoys traveling and has visited 30 U.S. states and over ten countries so far.
Jonathan joined The Glen Club in February 2021. He has a widespread background in food and beverage management along with finance and accounting experience, most recently working for Aramark as the unit controller at Soldier Field. Prior to that, he worked for Levy Restaurants in their PGA division as a finance manager. An avid golfer who also plays ice hockey, Jonathan enjoys going to White Sox and Blackhawks games with his wife when away from The Glen Club.
Gustavo joined The Glen Club in November 2015 as a maintenance supervisor. His previous working experience includes the Five Seasons in Northbrook and Glenview Car Wash. Gustavo can be seen daily in the clubhouse and around the grounds refreshing and repairing. He and his wife are parents to two daughters, who he enjoys going on bike rides and dancing with.