Bryan joins the Somersett team with almost four decades of experience in the golf industry in both public and private clubs. His career path has been steady and progressive, starting on a banquet set-up staff as part of a work study program in high school and has worked in almost all aspect of club operations. His most recent role was as General Manager/COO at Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland, CA. He has earned both the CCM (Certified Club Manager) and CCE (Certified Chief Executive) certifications through the Club Managers Association of America and has been a member of its Honor Society since 2013.
Bryan is excited to join the Somersett team and feels blessed to have spent his entire career around the great game of golf and all that it offers.
At the age of 3 Stuart began hitting balls in the backyard of his Los Angeles home. His family moved to Rocklin, California in 1966 into a house located on the 6th hole of Whitney Ranch Golf Club which was undoubtedly the driving force of Stuart’s love for the game. As an only child, he spent endless hours on the golf course and even laid out his own golf course in the backyard. Stuart was active in junior golf. He qualified for two US Junior Amateur Championships (1978, 79) and was the youngest winner of the Roseville City Amateur Championship (1978). Stuart played college golf at UCLA alongside teammates Corey Pavin, Steve Pate, Tom Pernice Jr., Duffy Waldorf, and Jay Delsing where he recorded the lowest round shot by a Bruin at Bel Air Country Club – 64. He went to the Round of 16 in both the Trans-Mississippi Amateur (1980) and the US Amateur (1980). Stuart graduated with a BA in Sociology and turned professional in 1984. His pursuit of the PGA Tour lasted 9 years where he went to the final qualifying stage for the PGA Tour four times (1986, 88, 89, 90) thus earning his playing privileges on the Ben Hogan Tour and Nike Tour – now known as the Nationwide Tour. Stuart played the South African Tour (1985-92) enjoying his best year in 1989 with a win in the Palabora Classic and two third place finishes ending 6th on their money list for the year. Stuart switched gears and became an assistant golf professional at Sierra View Country Club in Roseville, California in 1992. If he wasn’t going to play for a living, he was certainly going to follow his passion for golf. In 1993, he left Sierra View and went across town to a new facility, Granite Bay Golf Club. Stuart spent 13 years at Granite Bay working his way up through the ranks to Director of Golf. In 2007, he moved to Reno taking on the role of Head Golf Professional at Somersett Golf & Country Club where he is currently the Director of Golf.
Stuart still enjoys being competitive and was Northern California PGA Player of the Year in 2004 earning him a spot in the 2005 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Stuart was named Sierra Nevada Junior Golf Leader (2007) and Sierra Nevada Chapter Player of the Year (2009,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016). In 2010 Stuart was recognized by the Northern California Section PGA as Junior Golf Leader of the Year. Stuart qualified for and participated the 2011 PGA Championship @ Atlanta Athletic Club, 2013 PGA Championship @ Oak Hill Country Club, 2013 Senior PGA Championship @ Bellerive Country Club and the 2014 & 2016 Senior PGA Championship @ Harbor Shores Golf Club. Stuart made the cut palyiong all four rounds of the 2014,2016 Senior PGA Championship finishing T70 and T60. Stuart will look to better those finishes in the 2018 Senior PGA Championship again at Harbor Shores.
In 2016 Stuart received the highest honor a professional can have in his/her PGA Section – Professional of the Year. It is quite an honor to be recognized by his peers as the best of the best.
Stuart is a highly regarded teacher and is one of 150 Certified AimPoint Green Reading Instructors in the US.
Kevin has been a Nevada Resident for 40 years, both in Las Vegas and Reno. He comes with an array of knowledge in Gaming, Finance and Accounting. Kevin started his career with MGM International working his way up through Cage operations to Director of Cage/Credit and Collections. His resume includes Excalibur Hotel and Casino, Bellagio, Circus Circus, The Venetian and Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway.
Kevin also branched out into the government non-profit sector as Director of Finance and Administration for Sierra Nevada Job Corps.
Robert has been a Class A Golf Course Superintendent for 20 years. He has been the Superintendent at Somersett Golf & Country Club since it’s inception where he worked directly with the golf course designers at KBR Design overseeing construction and the responsiblity for grow-in and opening of all 27 holes. Robert also performed the grow-in of Arrowcreek Golf Course where he opened that course and was course superintendent of ArrowCreek’s 36 holes. Robert also was the Regional Superintendent for a major golf management company in Northern Nevada and Northern California. Other previous positions include Spyglass Hill, Newport Beach CC, and Palm Valley CC.
Jonathan brings an extensive background in the Food and Beverage industry having served as the Manager of Charlie Palmer Steak and Briscola, Manager of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and General Manager Oceana at the Peppermill. Jonathan has served as the Beverage Operations Manager at the Peppermill for the past 7 years overseeing 14 bars and outlets, 135+ staff along with changing the culture of the department through accountability, on-going training programs, and a hands-on leadership approach.
In addition to overseeing a multimillion operation, Jonathan’s responsibilities also included profit and loss statement, COG’s, labor, guest service, mixology/menu development and implementation, staffing, ordering and inventory levels, along with proper records and documentation, critical control points, health and sanitation.
Hailey joined the team at Somersett Golf & Country Club in November of 2020. She began her career in administration in 2010 where she worked in the automotive industry working her way up from a receptionist to a service & warranty administrator, new and used car inventory specialist, title clerk assistant, and finally accounts payable and receivable spanning over the course of 7 years. In 2017 she found her true calling in the golf industry at Red Hawk Golf & Resort where she further evolved her experience in accounting, specializing in both accounts payable and receivable. Hailey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her interests include traveling, spending time with her husband and two children, singing, and cooking.
Andrew Gruber, Chef
Andrew Gruber Biography
Chef Andrew was raised in Graeagle, California and moved to Reno in 2007, following graduation from the Culinary Institute of America – Greystone, in St. Helena California. He has worked his way around Reno and the Tahoe Basin, at restaurants including Charlie Palmer Steakhouse, Atlantis Steakhouse, CAMPO and Bimini Steakhouse. Additionally, Chef Andrew has had the opportunity to work at both Montreux and Martis Camp and is excited to share his culinary vision and club experience with our exclusive membership. His love of golf and food make Chef Andrew a fantastic addition to our team.