General Manager/Chief Operating Officer
Michael Larson was born on May 27, 1961 in Fargo, ND. The son of Bruce and Ann Larson grew up in Bloomington, MN until age 14 when the family was transferred to Lake Oswego, Oregon for three years (3) and then transferred again to Houston Texas. Upon completion of High School inHumble Texas, Mike attended Texas Christian University on a Golf Scholarship from 1979 through 1983 from which he graduated with a Major in Marketing and minor in Business. After college Mike played on the mini tours and qualified for the PGA Tour late 1983. He played on the PGA Tour from 1984 – 1987. After golf he went into the restaurant business for a short while and in 1989 took his first job as a General Manager of the private club at Burl Oaks Golf Club.
Mike has been a General Manager /COO in the private club industry for 25 years. He has been to 4 different clubs during that time of which he started at Boulder Country Club in April 2006.
Mike’s family consists of his wife Julie of over 28 years of marriage as well as they have a son Brian age 27 and a daughter Gina Marie age 21.
Food & Beverage Director
Blake started working at BCC while attending the University of Colorado in April of 2002. He worked in several different positions in the front of the house while gaining valuable experience understanding the ins and outs of Country Club service and culture. In 2006 he was offered a position on the management team and in 2009 was promoted to Director of Food and Beverage/Clubhouse Manager. Blake and his family moved to Colorado from Minnesota in 1998. He loves fly fishing, hiking and has a passion for all sports but CU athletics in particular.
Nicole Mains is joined the BCC Team in 1997 after graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in Kinesiology. Nicole is the Director of Fitness, Physical Therapy & Pilates programs and is a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist & USA Weight Lifting Coach.
Nicole currently serves on the board of Club Spa & Fitness Association (CSFA) as the Regional Membership Director & is a national presenter at the CSFA, Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) & Club Industry conferences. She has been a contributing writer to industry publications including Board Room & CMAA magazines & is a consultant for private country club fitness programs.
Nicole is a retired NPC Heavy Weight Body Building competitor (1997-2009) & USA Powerlifting meet director (’96-’98). Nicole is married to her husband Scott Weisbeck and has a 19-year old step son, Pippen.
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan Kevin moved to Colorado when he was 5 years old. Growing up in Denver and Lakewood he attended Bear Creek High School. Kevin graduated from the University of Colorado where he was a multi-letter winner in golf. Following college Kevin played on various mini-tours throughout the US and was member of the South African PGA Tour. Kevin began his career at Boulder Country Club in 1987 when he started on the Outside Golf Service staff while he was competing. In 1991 he took a full-time assistant position and was elected in to the PGA in 1994. Kevin took over as the Director of Golf in 1999. Kevin is married to Paulette with three children, Austin, Andy, and Hayden.
Tim Palko is originally from Pittsburgh PA. He has played golf his entire life and after working for a landscaping company he took a job at The Pittsburgh Field Club while he attended Shippensburg University as a business major. After two seasons and increased responsibility on the grounds crew at PFC Tim decided that a career in Golf Course Management was the right choice for him. He was accepted at the world renowned Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program at Penn State University. Tim did his internship at Castle Pines Golf Club and helped prepare the course for the PGA tour event “The International”. He was offered a position at The Country Club at Castle Pines shortly upon his return to school. He graduated with distinguished honors and worked his way up the ranks at The Country Club at Castle Pines. Tim specializes in cool season turfgrass maintenance with extensive knowledge in golf course renovation, construction and progressive management techniques. In 2011 he was placed as the Interim Superintendent at Boulder Country Club. He was officially hired as the Grounds Superintendent in August 2011 and has been continually improving the grounds at Boulder Country Club ever since.
Originally from a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris has been a Colorado resident since 2001. Prior to BCC, Chris was the Youth Sports Director for Lakewood (CO) Parks and Recreation, spent five years as a classroom teacher as well as ten summers working at summer camps in Maine and Minnesota. He loves running, skiing and live music. He lives in Boulder with his wife, Rachel, and their two children, Avery (5) and Addison (2).
Jon is originally from Billings, MT where he started playing tennis at the relatively late age of 13. After his first group lesson at Pioneer Park he hit against a wall the rest of the day and was hooked for life! After graduating from CU he began his coaching career as an assistant for the Men’s and Women’s teams at CU. He became the Head Coach for both teams in 1985. While at CU, Jon recruited and coached several nationally ranked juniors and also directed the Nick Bolletieri Tennis Camp during the summer. Jon moved to the private club industry with stints at Meadow Creek Tennis Club in Denver and the Harvest House in Boulder before moving to BCC in 1999. Jon is a USPTA P1 professional and also participated in the USTA High Performance Program, an exclusive program designed each year for 24 pros from across the country. Jon enjoys golf, skiing and telling stories about his wonder dog Lulu. He and his wife Kathleen have two boys, Sam and Eli.
Communications & Membership Director
Kate has over 17 years of golf industry experience. Having worked with private country clubs all over the nation including Nashville, TN, Bethany Beach, DE, Ocean City, MD, Virginia Beach, VA, and Colorado, her vast experience allows her to offer a unique perspective on member relations and membership marketing. A native of Syracuse, NY, she moved to the Denver Metro area in 2001 and continued to work as an independent consultant for several golf courses in areas of marketing, membership sales, and operation efficiency. She also has an extensive background in the food & beverage industry, of which, she credits as the foundation of her career. She always thinks out of the box and continues to explore the latest trends in membership marketing, member relations and new programs and events to enhance each member's country club experience. While she loves the business of golf, nothing compares to spending time with her husband and two children.
Susan grew up on a farm outside of Selden, KS, and graduated from Golden Plains High School in 1989. She received an Associate’s degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting from Cloud County Community College in 1991 and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Fort Hays State University in 1993. The first position she held in her professional career was as the Financial Manager for Stevens & Brand Law Firm in Lawrence, KS from 1993 to 2000. In May 2000, she relocated to Colorado and landed the Business Manager position at the Fort Collins Country Club. where she worked until 2012 when she made the move to Boulder Country Club.