Somersett Golf and Country Club Board of Directors
Tyler Hoffbuhr, President
Tyler Hoffbuhr Biography
Tyler Hoffbuhr grew up in Medford, OR and graduated from Oregon State University. Tyler works in renewable energy developing utility-scale wind and solar projects around the country. Tyler and his wife, Sarah, moved to Reno in 2006. They made their way to Somersett in 2010 where they have been raising their two daughters, Ava and Anna. The Hoffbuhr’s joined Somersett Golf and Country Club in 2018 and quickly fell in love with the Somersett golf community.
Brandon Games, Vice President
Brandon Games Biography
Born and raised in small town Iowa, Brandon joined the United States Navy after high school and spent 4 years working on airplanes in San Diego, CA. I was married to my wife Eva in 2001. We have twin 17-year-old boys named Trevor and Wyatt. We moved to Reno in 2005 and moved to Somersett and joined SGCC in 2015. We owned and operated a mobile auto glass franchise in Reno for 14 years and sold it in 2019. We currently own Tahoe Blue Wash which has 2 self-serve car wash locations in Reno and Sun Valley. All 4 of my family members golf and love being members of SGCC.
Bob Kunz, Secretary
Bob Kunz Biography
Bob and his wife, Brenda, moved to Reno from Parker, Colorado in December 2021. We were familiar with the Reno area having spent most of our adult years in Sacramento and having a second home in Tahoe. While in Sacramento we raised our two daughters (Rachel 35 & Laura 32). Rachel attended the University of Nevada Reno and graduated in 2011. She is currently a fifth-grade teacher at Hidden Valley Elementary School. Rachel and her husband (David Landa) blessed us with our first granddaughter (Olivia) in July 2020. We are expecting our second granddaughter in March. Laura graduated from Sonoma State University in 2013 and currently remains in the Sonoma area as the Director of Marketing with HMA Hospitality. Our decision to move to Reno was driven by my retirement and a variety of family dynamics.
Having been in the golf industry for most of my professional career we knew that we wanted to be part of the community and camaraderie provided by a private club environment. As a result, we joined Somersett Golf and Country Club a week after moving into our new home. My career in the hospitality industry began while attending the University of San Diego. My enjoyment and appreciation for the game of golf anchored my career path in the private club industry. Over the decades, this has allowed me the opportunity to oversee three signature clubs, produce USGA national championships, and serve on a variety of committees related to the golf industry.
RJ Steines, Treasurer
RJ Steines Biography
30+ years as a financial executive with an extensive Accounting and F,P&A background: Implementing Management Reporting and ERP systems, Improving reporting timelines and accuracy, developing budgeting & forecasting processes and tools and developing financial teams
Focused areas of experience: Internal reporting, Budgeting & Forecasting, Cost Accounting, Operating Expense management, Consolidations/External reporting
Previous roles include Corporate Controller, VP of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer for private equity and publicly traded organizations
Industries include: Capital Goods, HVAC, Automotive, Medical Devices, including service and parts revenue streams in these industries
My interests are in opportunities that allow me to help grow an organization by building tools and processes that provide enhanced information and control for all facets of the business to ensure the leaders have accurate, reliable and timely information
Brian Cassidy, Director
Brian Cassidy Biography
Born and raised in Southern California, I grew up in Glendale then attended the University of Southern California (USC) class of 2001. I then spent close to 17 years living in Manhattan Beach/Redondo Beach. Most of my career was spent in the Employee Benefits industry. I worked both on broker side as well as wholesale side. My wife (Andy) and I gave birth to Harrison (Harry) in September 2012. Harry was born a high-risk premature baby at 1 lb. 14 oz. It was then that my wife and I decided once Harry was healthy enough, we would leave Southern California and make a life for him somewhere else. It was then we choose to move to Reno as it was a small city with an abundance of outdoor activities for Harry. We moved to Reno in 2014 where we opened a business called, Junk King.
We joined Somersett in the midst of the pandemic as I was looking for a club where my son could get involved in the junior golf program. I had heard from numerous people in town that Somersett was the best for junior golf. I too had grown up being part of my dad’s club in Southern California playing on the golf team as well as spending summer days at the club. Some of my best memories were being part of that club and interacting with the members. Some of which took me under their wing and taught me some of my cherished life lessons as well as golf. It was the skills I learned there that assisted me with being part of my high school (St. Francis) golf team. Besides the junior golf, I wanted to be part of a club for myself like my dad had when I was younger. I watched my dad have some of his best memories playing with his buddies each weekend. Once I was old enough, I got to play with that group and cherished the memories with them. I wanted to be part of a club that had a challenging but manageable course and had down to earth members. We found all of those at Somersett.
Since being a member at Somersett, we have grown to love the family atmosphere there and have gotten to know so many members some of which have become our friends.
Wayne has lived in Reno, NV since 1966, married to Jackie Griffin for over 25 years, and has four adult children and two grandchildren. Jackie and I have lived in Somersett since 2004, which is when we joined Somersett Golf and Country Club. Wayne served on the Somersett Board of Directors from 2011-2018, also Somersett Men’s Golf Association Board from 2010-2021.
We love the Somersett community, so much that we’ve built 3 custom homes, in addition to purchasing and remodeling 4 other Somersett properties. We have been very fortunate to meet life long friends and will always be grateful to SGCC for the great golf, membership and camaraderie.
Wayne is dedicated to the success of the Club as our family has benefited greatly from Somersett CC.
Cindy Hardy, Director
Cindy Hardy Biography
I was born and raised in Delaware, however, my high school and college years were spent in Southern CA. I have a B.A. from UCLA in Psychology and an MBA from Pepperdine. In 1983, I moved to the Bay Area where I met my husband Rex, and enjoyed a 35-year career in Human Resources management, working primarily for a number of large tech companies. Upon retirement, Rex and I moved to Somersett in 2017 into a home that overlooks the green on the 12th hole. We have 2 sons, Brett and Jeffrey, who also live in Reno.
Since joining SGCC in 2018, I have been a member of the Somersett Ladies Golf Association, including 2 years as VP, and the last 2 years as President. I’ve enjoyed playing golf since high school, and am proud to be playing the sport in my retirement as a member of a club that has a beautiful course and has created a wonderful golf community. I’m looking forward to helping our club continue its path towards being THE destination course in Reno.
Gary Kerwood, Director
Gary Kerwood Biography
Gary Kerwood was born and raised in Beaverton, Oregon and graduated from Oregon State University in 1974. Gary and his wife, Liz, were married in 1975 and had the pleasure of living in Salt Lake, Portland, Honolulu and Tahoe Donner before moving to Canyon Pines in 2015. They have two adult children (Liana in San Clemente, California, and Jason in Broomfield, Colorado) and 5 grandchildren.
Along the way, Gary obtained a law degree from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland and enjoyed a successful practice in both Portland and Honolulu focused on commercial and developmental real estate transactions and on supporting the buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and owners associations involved. Gary retired from the practice of law at the end of 2021 and now spends a very significant portion of his time on the golf course. Liz took up the game in earnest during the pandemic and they really enjoy both the great golf and the wonderful friendships they have at Somersett.