Meet Our Golf Staff
1st Assistant Golf Professional
Serving since 2021
I am super excited to be back at Canterwood after nearly 20 years! I have been the Head Professional at Kitsap Golf & Country Club for the past 15 years, and even dabbled at McCormick Woods for a few years before that. However, I am excited to rekindle my friendship with old friends, and meet all the new Members that have joined since the last time I was at Canterwood. My wife Sherri and I have lived in Gig Harbor since 1990 and are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this August. We are the proud parents of Hanna (23) and Ben (21) who continue to take up our focus outside of work. Other than work and kids, we enjoy live music, good wine and boating. In 1991, I won 5 WWC Pro-Ams and was named the Western Washington Chapter Championship, Senior Champion. I have also been the Washington State Assistant Professional runner up 3 times (I never won, darn it).
2nd Assistant Golf Professional
Serving since 2023
Matt grew up in the Kansas City suburbs and enlisted in the Army Infantry in 2004. After three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he was medically retired in 2015. He calls University Place home, where he lives with his wife Richelle, two daughters, Lilyan and Laylah, three dogs, and their cat, Brooks Kattka. His first job in the golf industry was at Meadow Park Golf Course in Tacoma, where he was for four years and eventually turned professional. Matt enjoys playing competitive golf as much as possible (Canadian Mini-Tour(s), Sectional, and Chapter events) but enjoys teaching junior golf even more. You can usually find him trying to recruit the "next superstar" to his PGA Junior League teams and various camps. His favorite golfers are Tiger Woods, Seve Ballasteros, Tom Watson, and Andrew Putnam. Matt feels it is his honor and privilege to serve the members of Canterwood, and he's thankful to be a part of this Club.
Director of Player Development
Serving since 2021
Jim was the Head Professional in Tucson, Arizona for 17 years then the Director of Training and Sales for Henry-Griffitts, a golf club fitting and manufacturer for 18 years. He then moved back into teaching at his academy in Naples, Florida for eight years before returning to the Pacific Northwest. Jim was most recently at Tualatin Country Club, just outside of Portland, as the Director of Player Development for the last seven years. During that time he was awarded the Oregon Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year in 2016 and 2018. Jim is married to his beautiful wife Earline Mapother and together have six children and ten grandchildren. Jim's desire is to help people find more enjoyment in their club experience through instruction and player development programs. Jim would love to take some time to discuss shared golfing experiences with you.