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General Manager- Brian Bruni

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Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Brian has enjoyed a 30+ year career in the hospitality and club industries. After attending university and graduating from Carleton University, in our nation’s capital, he truly embarked on his professional career journey with the Westin Hotel chain, in Ottawa. After acquiring executive senior management experience in the Human Resources and Food & Beverage operations, he was ready to embark on the next stage of his career growth and opportunity to become a General Manager. An avid sports fan and golfer, he discovered that golf club management would be the perfect marriage of career aspiration and passion and got his start in the Club industry as a General Manager back in his birth town at the Thunder Bay Country Club in 1997. A series of progressive professional growth opportunities over the ensuing years took him on a journey back to Ottawa (Rideau View Country Club and Camelot GC from 2002 – 2012 as GM) and then eventually (once again!), back to Thunder Bay in 2019 (Fort William Country Club). His most recent experience as a General Manager was at the Galt CC in Cambridge, ON from 2022.

Email: bbruni@mountainviewgolf.ca

Head Professional/ Director of Golf- Cole Marshall

PGA of Canada

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Cole Marshall was born and raised in Yellowknife, NT. After some serious concussions ended his baseball aspirations, his Mom decided it was best to enrol him in a golf camp as she had recently taken up the game. He didn't take to the game originally but wasn't long until he fell in love with it and his parents needed to pry him off the course at night.

He attended Lethbridge College where he completed his professional golf management program. He successfully gained membership to the Canadian PGA in 2010. He worked as an assistant professional at the Yellowknife Golf Club from 2010- 2019 before taking the reigns as Head Professional/ General Manager for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. He took over as Head Professional and Director of Golf here at Mountain View GC in 2022. He enters his 23rd consecutive year involved in the golf industry.

Email: cmarshall@mountainviewgolf.ca

Assistant Professional- Daniel Sheriff

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Daniel grew up playing rep cricket in his native Australia before finding his passion for golf aged 15. After many overseas adventures and various university studies, Daniel became an English teacher before becoming a golf professional. Daniel landed himself in Canada in 2017, starting his career in the golf industry at Marine Drive Golf Club. Daniel joined the PGA Of Canada in 2023 after working at Myrtle Point Golf Club in Powell River BC. Daniel fell in love with the Yukon whilst on vacation in 2021 and joined Mountain View as an assistant professional in 2023.

Email: danieldsheriff@gmail.com

Superintendent- Derek Wirth

CGSA Golf Course Superintendent

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Like most people who enter the turfgrass profession, it was the love for the game of golf that originally brought him to work.  He started golfing at 12 years old when he first moved to Whitehorse in 1992.  He was a junior member of MVGC starting the next year and continued to be until he started working as part of the grounds crew in 1998. Originally, he was interested in being a Golf Professional and started attending Grant MacEwan in Edmonton, Alberta enrolled in Management Studies.  He soon realized that being a playing professional was not in the cards.  Still wanting a career within the golf industry, he finished his Professional Golf Management diploma in 2001 before immediately enrolling in Turf Grass Management at Olds College the following fall.  He graduated from Olds in 2003 and took a 9 hole Superintendent position in Mayerthorpe, Alberta.  In 2005, he spent a 5 month working holiday in the UK which included 1-month stints working on the grounds at both St. Andrews and Royal Liverpool as they prepared for the Open Championship in 2006.  Derek took over as the Assistant Superintendent at Mountain View in 2006 for 3 years before finally taking over the helm of the Maintenance Department in 2009. Derek has been a member of the CGSA (Canadian Golf Course Superintendent Association) since 2003. 

Email: dwirth@mountainviewgolf.ca

Equipment/ Turf Technician- Allan Wareham

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Allan began his career in golf maintenance during the 2015 season in Cold Lake, Alberta where he grew up. He spent six successful seasons with two local courses learning about irrigation and turf equipment care. After graduation from NAIT in 2019 with an Instrumentation Engineering Technology Diploma Allan spent 2 more seasons in Cold Lake taking on a larger role in irrigation repair and caring for equipment. In 2021 Allan progressed his career with a move to Calgary to undertake a role as Turf and Irrigation Technician at the Mickelson National Golf Club in Calgary, Alberta. During Spring 2023, Allan moved to Whitehorse to be closer to family and work as the Equipment and Turf Technician at Mountain View Golf Club.

Maintenance Assistant- Mitchel Wright

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Born and raised in Whitehorse, Mitchel started working in maintenance at Mountain View Golf Club back in 2012. He moved into a prominent role during the 2020 season. He is now an integral part of the maintenance team wearing hats of irrigation technician, IPM and safety officer in addition to backing up the equipment technician and performing the off season facility maintenance.. Mitch achieved his renewable resource diploma from Yukon College (now University) in 2015. Also attained his pesticide applicator certificate in 2021 and became a member of the WCTA (Western Canadian Turf Grass Association) in 2022.