Max Anderson started his golfing career in Michigan as an assistant pro at Cascade Hills Country Club in Grand Rapids. Following his tenure at Cascade Hills, Anderson took a position as Head Golf Professional at neighboring Marywood Country Club in Battle Creek. He then spent 2 years as a PGA tour player, before becoming Director of Golf at the Saginaw Country Club in his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan. After 30 years at the Saginaw Country Club, Max retired in November of 2008. Realizing retirement was not for him, he jumped at the opportunity to invest in Bear Creek Golf Club, where he has taken on the responsibility as the General Manager.
General Manager / Membership Director
Iain Sturge has been involved in the golf course industry most of his life. He began his career working at his father’s golf course just north of London England. At the age of 16 he was a part time greenskeeper at Woburn Golf and Country Club. He assisted with the course set up for many professional tournaments including The Men’s British Masters and The Woman’s British Open; also helping with the completion of their 3rd 18 hole championship golf course. After his promotion to Assistant Superintendent he completed his education at Oakland College in St Albans, England, achieving NVQ level 2 and NVQ level 3 in Sports Turf Management. At 22 years of age Iain had the opportunity to move to America where his first job was working as the foreman for Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. After working for various golf courses around America, he spent the last 6 ½ years as the Superintendent at Hidden Valley Golf Club in Norco, helping them to be named the number 1 public golf course in America.
Golf Course Superintendent
Kim Schilling, Bear Creek Golf Club’s Head Golf Professional, attended Colorado State University where she played collegiate golf and earned her B.S. degree in Zoology with a concentration in Forensic Science and an Interdisciplinary Study in Criminal Justice.
Kim was elected to PGA Membership in 1992 while working at Bear Creek Golf Club. She has served the Southern California Section PGA and the Inland Empire Chapter PGA for the past 15 years. Her Chapter involvement includes serving as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Honorary President, in addition to serving on various committees. Kim has served on the California Section Board of Directors for 3 years. While on the Section Board, she served on the Career Services and Special Awards Committees and served as a Chair and Co-Chair for the New Member Orientation Committee.
Kim has been recognized by her peers with awards at both the Chapter and Section Levels. As a member of the Inland Empire Chapter, she has twice been honored with the Assistant Golf Professional of the Year, Horton Smith Trophy, Bill Strausbaugh Award, and Honorary Life Member. Most recently Kim has received the highest honor of all, PGA Golf Professional of the Year. She also has 2 Section Awards to her credit: Assistant Golf Professional and the Horton Smith Trophy.
Spending time with her family, Trevor and son Steven is very important and pure joy! On any given Sunday they can be found playing golf, hiking, biking, or fishing, going to Disneyland, the WildAnimalPark, or just watching her beloved Broncos.
Head Golf Professional
Our controller, Gary P. Mineo, has been with the club since 2002. In addition to his financial responsibilities at Bear Creek Golf Club, he shares ownership in a manufacturing firm located in Arcadia, CA, which produces chemical regeneration systems used worldwide in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards and chemical milling.
Prior to his arrival at Bear Creek, he held senior financial positions at Exotic Electro-Optics in Murrieta, Votaw Precision Technologies in Santa Fe Springs, Composite Structures in Monrovia, CA, and DNE Technologies in Wallingford, Connecticut
Gary received his BS degree in Accounting at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey, and his MBA in Finance from the University of New Haven, Connecticut. He has spent nearly 40 years working in Finance and Accounting. He has been a resident of Bear Creek since 1999.