Marty Rasmussen (Elquist) is a proud, 3rd generation Nevadan. She lives in Somersett with her husband, Matt, and their 13-year-old daughter, Maiya Nicole. The Rasmussen’s joined Somersett Golf and Country Club initially in 2005 and again in 2012 and are dedicated to the success of the Club as it greatly contributes to their quality of life. Marty is serving her second 3-year term on the SGCC Board of Directors.
Joe Strout, Treasurer
Joe Strout Biography
Joe and his wife Ann McCarthy have been Somersett homeowners since late 2013 and SGCC members since early 2014 having permanently moved here from St. Louis in 2017. They have two children and three grandchildren all back in St. Louis. Now retired and having spent his career in financial roles from an Analyst in large consumer packaging plants to Chief Financial Officer for companies such as Kimberly-Clark, DuPont, Ralston-Purina and ZeaVision to name a few. Joe has also served on numerous boards including the U.S. Field Hockey Assoc., Family Advisory Board of St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Barat Academy and here in Somersett as the past Treasurer of the SOA Board. It is a great pleasure to be able to serve the Membership and Guests on the SGCC Board. It is also a privilege to collaborate with such an exceptionally committed Board and the outstanding Club staff as we ALL continue to grow the SGCC into THE premier golf and country club in Northern Nevada.
Patricia Engelen, Secretary
Patricia Engelen Biography
After growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Patty went on to pursue a degree in Graphic Design at Oregon State University. It was there she met her soon-to-be husband, Rich. They married after graduation and she began a life as the wife of a career Marine officer. During Rich’s military career, they lived on both coasts of the U.S. and spent four-years living on the Japanese island of Okinawa. Patty and Rich have two grown children and one grandson. Over the years, Patty worked many jobs in marketing, advertising, and web design as a free-lancer, in the private sector, and as a government contractor. Since retiring and moving to Reno in 2011, Patty served four years as SLGA Treasurer. She was elected to the SGCC Board of Directors in 2019 and has served as Secretary since September 2020. Patty and Rich continue to enjoy traveling extensively throughout the world on both golfing and non-golf vacations.
Baker Krukow, Director
Baker Krukow Biography
Baker joined Somersett Golf and Country Club in 2015 and lives just off the 14th hole with his wife Celina, son Coen, and daughter Reagan. The Krukow family loves the community and the friendships they have made through the club over the years and are proud to be actively involved in its growth and continued success. Baker is serving his first 3-year term on the SGCC Board of Directors.
Larry Gilliland, Director
Larry Gilliland Biography
My wife, Yolanda, and I moved to Somersett from the S.F. Bay area in 2010 and joined the Club in 2012. I am an active golfer and a strong participant in the SMGA. My wife is restarting her interest in golfing and has taken advantage of the great teaching staff we have in the Club. We love Reno and the many friends we’ve made. I retired from IBM in 2017 and have extensive senior management/executive experience in product development, sales, and account management. My background is in engineering (New Mexico State / Stanford) and having worked for a major fortune 500 company I gained a wealth of leadership, teaming, and operations experience that I believe can help the Club.
I was previously elected to the SGCC Board in 2019 and served until year end 2020 when I resigned following a cancer diagnosis. After 6 months of treatment, I’m happy to say that I’m in full remission and believe I can again devote the time necessary to be a strong contributor to the Club’s leadership. During my tenure, the BOD hired our General Manager, transitioned to a new membership plan, brought in new Marketing, Food and Beverage Directors, and addressed the critical issues the Club faced with the Homeowners Association. The results are that we now have a membership enrollment that has grown to a level that sustains the Club, the Club has greater visibility and presence in the community, the litigation issues are resolved, the Grill has made significant progress in service and food quality, and the Club is on a path to financial stability and operations excellence.
It’s gratifying to see the dedication and hard work of our Board members, volunteers, GM and Staff paying off. SGCC is a Club we can all enjoy and be proud of. My focus as a board member will be on advocating for the membership and their needs, ensuring our golfing experience is the best possible, looking for opportunities to strengthen the Club, finding ways to expand participation from our “new” golfer and non-golfing members, and working to develop strong plans for the future.
John Sande IV, Director
John Sande IV Biography
John was born and raised in Reno. He first moved to Somersett in 2004 and joined the club in 2008. John and his wife Sepideh married in 2011 and now live in Somersett with their two children, JP (John the 5th) and Aryana. John graduated from Stanford University in 2000 with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Political Science. He also played for the Stanford football team and was fortunate enough to play in the 2000 Rose Bowl against Wisconsin. John and his father (also a member at Somersett) are the only father and son to have played in the Rose Bowl for the same school. After graduating from Stanford, John attend law school at Santa Clara University where he served as the senior comment’s editor for the award-winning Santa Clara Law Review. After law school, John returned to Reno and began his career as a lawyer and lobbyist. In 2014, John co-founded Argentum Partners and its sister firm, Argentum Law.
Tyler Hoffbuhr, Director
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.