Mike grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska and fell in love with golf at an early age. After high school he graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln with a B.S. in Professional Golf Management and quickly took an assistant professional position at Quarry Pines Golf Club in Tucson, AZ in 2007. He was there for 4 years and moved to Wichita for the assistant professional position at Terradyne. In 2015, he was selected as the Head PGA Professional at Tallgrass and returned to Terradyne in 2018 as the Head PGA Professional. Mike is a Certified PGA Professional (certified in Golf Operations) and has earned several awards in the Kansas Chapter PGA being recognized as the Junior Golf Leader of the Year in 2014 and Assistant PGA Professional of the Year in 2013 and 2014.
Solomon Deas was born and raised in Sumter, South Carolina. He was very active in Jr. Golf tournaments growing up and later became a member of the golf team at Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina. After leaving Erskine College, Solomon began to pursue a career in the golf industry and has been very involved with many Jr. Golf camps and has coached high school girls golf. He began his career at The Links at Lakewood in Sumter, SC and then moved on to Oak Hills Golf Club and most recently The Member Club at Wood Creek & Wildewood in Columbia, South Carolina. Solomon is currently pursuing a Class A PGA Membership.
Garryl Darkis grew up in Parsons, KS, where he played 4 years of high school golf. After high school, he continued his career at Independence Community College. In his second year there, he aided his team in winning Regionals which earned them a trip to Scottsboro, AL for the KJCCC National Championship. Garryl first entered into the golf business working at Arthur B. Sim Golf Course in Wichita, KS where he was involved in the Jr. Golf program during the summers. Garryl plans on pursuing a Class A PGA Membership.
Leah attended Andover schools, and studied business at Wichita State University and Baker University. She has worked in the restaurant business, banking and commercial photography, but for over 30 years she worked in the retail clothing industry. With many years of experience in management, buying and sales, she is very excited to begin a new career in the golf and private country club industry. Leah feels blessed to have built many wonderful friendships with her clients over the years and now she can continue to cultivate some of those as members of Terradyne! She met her husband Rob while playing co-ed softball together, and the two have been married almost 30 years. They have two grown children, a daughter Lauren who is a Barber and makeup artist, and son Zach who is a K-State grad and works in sales--go Wildcats! In her leisure time, Leah likes to explore places rich with history, antique shops, is an avid reader, and likes to bake, and work in the garden. But most of all, she loves to spend time with her family.
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Clare was born and raised in Wichita and studied at Hutchinson Community College for 2 years then transferred to Wichita State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. Her previous job was Assistant Manager at Reflection Ridge Golf Club’s Grille. She loves watching sports and enjoys going to various events around Wichita. She has a passion for putting on events that brings smiles and happiness to everyone’s faces. She has golfed only a couple of times but hopes to get better by playing on Terradyne’s beautiful golf course.
Her father and mother, Dean and Julie live in Wichita as well as her two older sisters, Ashlyn and Aly. She has 3 amazing nephews and a gorgeous niece who keep her busy going to soccer and basketball games.
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Karen graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Life and Human Development/Community Service. She and her family moved to Andover in 2001 from Topeka. Prior to her 2007 start with Terradyne Country Club, she was a receptionist and license coordinator with an insurance agency in Wichita.
Her husband, Rex, is the Credit Manager at Spirit AeroSystems and an avid runner. They have 5 children all of whom were home schooled in their younger years. Her oldest daughter, Alesha, currently lives in Washington where her husband is stationed after serving two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. Eldest son, Brant, graduated from KSU with a Master’s in Industrial Engineering and is employed in KC. Carli, a graduate of WSU School of Nursing, is a pediatric nurse. Denna currently attends Friends University, and Evan is a student at Andover High School.
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