Matt Erdmann

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 574.344.2504

Originally from Bloomingdale, Illinois, in the suburbs of Chicago, Matt began his career as a caddie at Medinah Country Club in the 8th grade.  At that point, Matt knew the golf and hospitality industry was going to be his career path.  Matt was able to work as an Assistant Professional before graduating high school and went on to attend Ferris State University.  Matt entered the Professional Golf Management Program and also studied courses in Restaurant and Food Industry Management.  The mix of marketing, food and beverage, PGA course work, and internships guided Matt on a path to learn all facets of a Club operation.  Matt was able to hone his skills on multiple internships in Florida and Illinois before graduating with a degree in Marketing.  He was very fortunate to work under the tutelage of many General Manager’s that gave him an opportunity to manage golf, food & beverage, and golf course maintenance departments.  Over the years, Matt has worked at numerous Clubs located in Geneva, IL; Boynton Beach, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Ubly, MI; Athens, GA; and Grand Rapids, MI.  These experiences have given him a solid foundation of the Club industry and what each department delivers on a daily basis. 

Matt joined the Knollwood team in April 2014 as Director of Instruction before he was quickly promoted to Head Professional in August 2014.  He accepted the General Manager position in October 2016. 

Matt has been married to his wife Lauren since May 10, 2014.  They have a daughter, Evelyn who was born on May 7, 2016.  Matt and his family enjoy spending time outdoors, catching live music when time permits, and visiting friends in Chicago and Grand Rapids.    

Kori Griffin

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2008
Phone Number: 574.271.4837

Kori earned degrees from Indiana University in Business Management, Marketing and Advertising. During her tenure at college Kori was active in the American Marketing Association, the American Advertising Federation, Honor Society and Student Ambassadors. 

In 2008 Kori joined the ClubCorp team and by 2009 she was promoted to the Private Event Director position at Knollwood Country Club. As the Private Event Director, Kori earned the ClubCorp Rising Star Award in 2009. In 2010 she earned her certification of ClubCorp’s Professional Sales Skills, and also completed ClubCorp's Champions Club accreditation that same year. Kori has excelled in sales at the Club level since. As of January 2012, Kori graciously accepted the position of Membership Director at Knollwood Country Club, and was inducted into ClubCorp’s prestigious President’s Club that same year. As Knollwood Country Club's Membership Director, Kori was awarded the ClubCorp Super Star Award in 2014!

Outside of the Club, Kori's hobbies include antique shopping, furniture refinishing, gardening and spending time with her growing family.  

Lieren Lorenc

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 574.271.4828

Lieren was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Saint Joseph’s High School and graduated from Holy Cross College with a degree in Communications. Her event planning career began at The Studebaker National Museum and then at The Golf Club of Granger. With this experience, she is now excited to continue her career by joining the spectacular Knollwood team. Outside of work, Lieren has had the opportunity to travel to Italy, Ireland, and Ghana, Africa. She also enjoys spending most of her time with her Australian Shepherd, Louie, golfing or enjoying a nice cold brew with friends and family.

Jeremiah Bute

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 574.344.2505

Jeremiah has worked in kitchens for the better part of the last 15 years. He attended culinary school at Ivy Tech Community College studying both Culinary Arts as well as Hospitality Management. Upon graduation, he opened his first kitchen at Iechyd Da Brewing Company in Elkhart, IN. That is where he first became fascinated with the idea of infusing food with local beer from the local craft scene. Since that time, he has focused on catering and fine dining.  

He is very excited for the opportunity to share his passion for food with Members at Knollwood Country Club and looks forward to an exciting year ahead. 

Bob Herbert

Role: Director of Food and Beverage
Serving Since: 2018
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Bob Herbert brings more than 30 years of Hospitality Management experience and knowledge to the leadership team at Knollwood Country Club. His background spans from managing prestigious food service operations in New York City to various popular casual dining restaurants featuring Tex-Mex, Regional BBQ and Italian Dining. Beginning his career working as an apprentice chef in an Atlantic City, New Jersey Casino, he went on to graduate at the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York. Bob matured his management style working for Chili’s Grill and Bar in Virginia, Kentucky and Alabama. Recognized for his hard driving spirit with his achievements in three start up concepts Famous Dave’s BBQ, Tia’s Tex Mex and Gianni’s Little Italy. Bob has held positions as General Manager, Area Director and Director of Restaurant Support. Bob is experienced with opening restaurants, mentoring and building strong teams, delivering quality food and service experiences.
Outside of work, Bob spends most of his time with his family. Married to his wife Marcy for 21 years. Bob and Marcy have three children Gavin, Grayson and Molly, two dogs, a cat and an African Clawed Frog. Aside of Bob’s passion for the hospitality business Bob is an accomplished sailor and an avid racquetball player. Bob believes there are two rules to life. Number One: Never quit and Number Two don’t forget rule number one.

Andrew Lewis

Role: Assistant Food and Beverage Assistant
Serving Since: 2013
Phone Number: 574.344.2516

Andrew has been working in the Golf/Club industry since he was 14 years old, and in that time has worked in a myriad of roles.  In 2013, Andrew joined the KCC staff as Manager of the Outdoor Pool facilities, then proceeded to transition to a number of roles within the club until the Summer when he would reprise his role.  Recently Andrew has taken on the position of Assistant Food and Beverage Director, and now helps oversee the Food and Beverage operation. Outside of the Club, Andrew's hobbies include fishing, kayaking, fantasy football, and reading. Andrew is an ardent sports fan, in particular football and hockey, and depending on the season you're likely to find him fervently cheering for either the Bears or Blackhawks

Matt Krallman

Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 574.344.2515

Originally from Warsaw, Indiana, Matt began his golf career a little later than most in the industry.  Matt did not start playing golf until he was in college, but quickly realized that the golf industry was where he wanted to be.  He picked up the game quickly and has loved it ever since.  Matt attended Grace College in Winona Lake, IN where he gained his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education.  He has worked at three other places before landing here at Knollwood.  He started as an Assistant Professional in Warsaw at Raccoon Run Golf Course before moving to the Granger area where he worked as an Assistant Professional at Morris Park for six years.  Most recently he was the Head Golf Professional at Meadow Valley Golf Club in Middlebury, IN.  Matt was there from 2014-2017.  Matt joined the Knollwood team as the Head Golf Professional in May of 2018.  His passion for golf and people is what makes him look forward to coming to work every day.

Matt is married to his wife Jessica since July 23, 2005.  They have three children, Jordan, Cameron, and Logan.  When Matt is not at the Club, he enjoy spending time and making memories with his family. 

Kim Moore

Role: Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2018

Kim Moore is a Class “A” PGA Golf Professional from Ft. Wayne, IN with over 12 years of teaching and coaching experience.  Kim is the current Head Women’s Golf Coach at Saint Mary’s College.  Before coming to Saint Mary’s College and Knollwood Country Club, Moore served as an Assistant Golf Professional at Colonial Oaks Golf Club in Ft. Wayne, IN as well as Elcona Country Club in Bristol, IN.  She also became the Director of Instruction at SRT Prosthetics and Orthotics in Indianapolis, specializing in teaching golf to those with disabilities. 

Moore also has extensive playing experience.  She graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2003.  At the University of Indianapolis she played all 4 years on the varsity golf program.  She was a 4-time All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honoree and was the conference’s individual runner-up in 2002.  Additionally, Moore played on the Women’s Golf Professional “Symetra Tour” for 3 years.  She has also won the United States Women’s National Amputee Golf Championships 13 years in-a-row.

Rhonda Bremer

Role: Athletic Director
Serving Since: 2000
Phone Number: 574.344.2511

Rhonda has been with Knollwood Country Club since 2000. She started as a Youth Program Coordinator, moved to the swim department as the Aquatics Director, and became the Athletic Director.

Rhonda has multiple degrees from Indiana University-South Bend in Business Administration, Elementary Education, and General Studies and is also a Certified Pool Operator. Rhonda is energetic, friendly and always available.

Rhonda is married, with three children, and feels that "fitness is important at all stages of life".

Shelly Whitney

Role: Head Tennis Professional
Serving Since: 1984

Shelly has been the Head Tennis Professional and Director of Tennis at Knollwood Country Club since 1984 and with the South Bend Racquet Club since 1998.  She became a teaching professional in 1980 and a USPTA member in 1984.  Shelly was an Indiana High School State Champion in 1975 at South St. Joseph High School and was voted to the Indiana Tennis Hall of Fame in 1997 and South Bend Community Tennis Association Hall of Fame in 2010.  She played college tennis at Western Kentucky University.  Shelly currently holds over 30 Metro Championship Tennis Titles.

Her love for the game has been shown all through the community.  She is still active in the game and has recently been a member of the National 4.5 women's team in 2015. 
 
 Shelly has a certified staff that will meet all of your needs.

Kelli Collins

Role: Member Relations Director
Serving Since: 2018
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Kelli comes to us with a rich background in Marketing, Customer Relations and Sales.  Her recent role as Sales and Marketing Director for a local assisted living facility has given her a deeper understanding of the customer experience and how important it is to the health of any organization.  Kelli’s work experience in hospitality and healthcare will bring a unique and positive contribution to this role. 

When Kelli isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her eight year old son who is very active in baseball, swimming and basketball.  She’s been designated “Team Mom” on most of his sports teams.  Kelli is also very active in her local church and loves to spend time with her family and friends. 

Kelli is excited to take on this role and will work hard to make sure that Knollwood's members get the most out of their membership.  She’s looking forward to creating memorable moments for you and your families.