Justin Janke

Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 303.840.3100 x7307

Justin arrived at Black Bear Golf Club in March 2015 after spending the previous 4 years in southern Arizona at Pueblo del Sol Country Club.  Justin began his pursuit of a career in the golf course industry in 2000 when he moved from a seasonal position in South Dakota to a year-round position in Kansas City. 

After completion of his Turfgrass Management degree in Kansas City, he accepted an internship through the Northern California Golf Association and headed west.  The internship at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in the East Bay area led to an Assistant Superintendent position at Teháma Golf Club in Carmel, CA.  Justin then accepted the Golf Course Superintendent position at Malibu Country Club in 2006 before moving back to Northern California, where he served as the Superintendent of Plumas Lake Golf & Country Club.  While in California, Justin was fortunate to have worked as a volunteer at multiple tournaments at Pebble Beach, Poppy Hills and Spyglass Hill on the Monterey Peninsula. 

After 11 years out west, Justin and his wife Lorena were looking to move closer to family…and for a bit of a break from the “endless summers”!  The opportunity at Black Bear was the perfect location and they are enjoying all Colorado has to offer.  Justin and Lorena’s “kids”, Apollo (a Siberian Husky) and Volker (an American Boxer), keep them active when away from work.  Justin is also an avid music fan and enjoys collecting vinyl, going to concerts and playing guitar.  And, Lorena enjoys arts & crafts with small projects always in the works in her spare time.