Meet the Team
Meet some of the people who make it possible.
Serving since 1989
Jim moved to Scottsdale from Colorado in 1988 and joined the team at Gainey Ranch Golf Club. A 25 year PGA member and past President of the Southwest Section PGA he has held positions of Head Professional, Director of golf and currently General Manager. Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and loves the outdoors. He has a passion for charity fundraising and giving back to the community.
Serving since 2014
Kurt has been the Membership Director at our sister property, Indian Wells Country Club, in Indian Wells California for the last 4 years. He has been at multiple clubs in the Desert including Rancho La Quinta Country Club and Andalusia Country Club and is an avid golfer. Kurt is a graduate of ASU where he was a starting pitcher for the Sun Devils and went on to play in the Cincinnati Reds organization for 4 years. Kurt has many connections/relationships in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area and is excited to move back to what he calls home. Kurt’s wife Anna, works for PGA West as a membership director. Their son Kole, will be attending ASU. Kurt's first day will be September 25th and we hope you give him a warm welcome into the Gainey Family.
Andy Morris, PGA
Director of Golf
Serving since 2020
Andy graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Management Information Systems in 2000. After working as a database management consultant for a variety of Fortune 100 clients, Andy left to follow his passion and purse a career in golf. Andy's golf career has included stops at Lake Las Vegas, East Hampton Golf Club, TPC Scottsdale, and Mirabel. He is a Class A Member of the PGA of America and is also a TPI certified instructor.
Director of Agronomy
Serving since 2019
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland Jason moved to Phoenix in 2010. He studied Turf and Golf Course Management at the University of Maryland. After college Jason gained valuable knowledge working at several private clubs around the country that hosted professional events including the 2006 United States Open. In his spare time Jason enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife and kids.
Director of Private Events
Serving since 2021
After graduating from college in 1982, David took a “time out” from life and moved to the mountains of Steamboat Spring, CO where he worked on a Dude Ranch as a maintenance man and a cook for 6 months. After moving to Colorado Springs, David began a career as a Corporate Trainer for the Restaurant chains of Bennigan’s and Houlihan’s. This took David to Fort Collins, CO, Kansas City, MO, San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO. David moved to Arizona in 1987 and began his 31+ year career with Hyatt Hotels in 1988. David’s hotel career began at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch. He then was on the opening team of the Grand Hyatt Wailea on Maui in 1989. Hyatt Regency Phoenix was next on David’s Hyatt resume in 1990 before returning to Hyatt Regency Scottsdale in 1993. David held various positions in Scottsdale and was the Director of Events for 17 years. David and his wife Karen have (2) sons, Michael and Matthew.
Food & Beverage Director
Serving since 2018
Mark has been in food and beverage management for 20 years. He attended Arizona State for business and architecture. He started his career locally at The Bamboo Club, where he became a new store opening GM. He opened up 10 restaurants before settling down in Philadelphia. He spent some time in Utah as a regional director, before moving back to Arizona where he joined the Westin Kierland as the Director of Restaurants & Bars.