Our People

Jim Johnson

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 763.478.4780

Jim graduated with a B.S. in business from Ferris State University, in Big Rapids, Michigan. He served as the head golf professional at Grand Traverse Resort, in Traverse City, Michigan from 1990 to 1993.

In 1993 Jim became the head golf professional at West Shore Golf and Country Club in Michigan.  There he served the membership for 14 years. In November 2006 he accepted the position of General Manager at Grosse Ile Golf and Country Club. Jim also held the GM positions at Prestwick Country Club in Chicago and Golden Valley Country Club in Golden Valley.

He currently resides in Plymouth with his wife Lori and three boys.

Matt Renner

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 763-478-4800
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Matt Renner is originally from West Bend, Wisconsin. After graduating from The Golf Academy of America, in 2007, he went back to Wisconsin to work at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits. A few years later he relocated to Peachtree City, GA to work at Flat Creek Country Club and Planterra Ridge Golf Club as an Assistant Golf Professional.In the spring of 2014 he transitioned into a Membership Director role at The Clubs of Peachtree City. He would later move on to White Oak and Canongate I Golf Clubs. He also spent eight months at Bermuda Run Country Club in North Carolina before returning to White Oak and Canongate I. His hobbies include attending concerts, watching sports and traveling to play golf.

Bridget Eckert

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 763.478.4808

Bridget joins the team at Medina Golf & Country Club with over 25 years of Hospitality Experience. Her most recent position as the Premium Service & Catering Sales Manager at TCF Bank Stadium was a brief but exciting detour from her 15 year Private Club career. Bridget held both sales and operations positions at some of the top clubs in Minnesota including Lafayette Club, Spring Hill Golf Club, Interlachen Country Club and Hazeltine National Golf Club. After completing her B.S. in Golf Enterprise Management at the University of Wisconsin, Stout, she furthered her professional development by obtaining her CCM designation and then went on to graduate from the University of St. Thomas with her Executive MBA.

Bridget lives with her husband Jason and their two kids, Tyler and Shelby in Waverly where they try to squeeze in as much outside time as they can between their children’s sports and school activities.

Steve Savoy

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 763.478.6021

Toby Niccum

Role: Food & Beverage Director
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 763.478.4788

Toby Robert Niccum graduated from Ottawa Township High School in 1997. He attended and graduated from Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois in 2001 with a degree in Psychology and minors in Sociology and Communications. Toby played football and rugby in college and was named to the Illini- Badger All Conference Team for the Aurora Spartans. Toby has worked in the Golf/Club business for 20 years with American Golf, Eagle Golf, Concert Golf Partners and ClubCorp. Originally from Illinois, he joined ClubCorp in 2012 as the Food and Beverage Director of Piedmont Golf Club in Haymarket, VA. Toby then moved to Indiana as the Food and Beverage Director to oversee a reinvention at Knollwood Country Club in 2013. In 2014 Toby was promoted to General Manager of Knollwood Country Club. He joined the team November 1st as Operations Manager. Toby is married with three little girls.

Stephanie Fuoss

Role: Member Relations Director
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 763.478.6021

Carol Koch

Role: Member Relations
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 763.478.6021

Steve Fessler

Role: Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 763.478.4784

Steve has been a PGA Head Professional in the Northwest Suburbs since 1991. He grew up in Rochester MN and completed his College Education at Hamline University. Steve been on the Minnesota PGA Board since 2000 and was the President of the MN PGA in 2015-2016. He is currently an Officer of the MN Section through 2018. Steve has been recognized in Golf Digest every year since 2004 as a Top 10 Teacher in MN, as well as a winner of PGA Awards Top Junior Leader and a Hortan Smith Award winner. His passions include playing and teaching golf and spending time with his son Trey.

Julian Ramirez

Role: Assistant Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2018

Erin McManus

Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2004
Phone Number: 763.478.2179

Erin attended the University of Minnesota and Majored in Environmental Horticulture with an emphasis in Turfgrass Management. He graduated in 1998. Erin came to Medina in 2004, when the club was Rolling Green Country Club, as an Assistant Superintendent. He was promoted to Superintendent in 2009. Erin has a wife Corena and 3 daughters Annabel, Emily and Lorelei. He also has 5 Dogs: Kylie, Koda, Delta, Hiccup and Lea and enjoys hunting pheasants and shooting sports from skeet, pistol and long-range shooting.

John Gimmestad

Role: Maintenance Engineer
Serving Since: 2006
Phone Number: 763.478.4783

John grew up on Lake Minnetonka just outside of Minneapolis, MN. He attended the University of Minnesota majoring in Business and Finance. John started his career in the hospitality industry managing restaurants for over 15 years including Lindsey's in Dinkytown, Filberts in St. Paul, Lafayette Country Club on Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata Bar and Grill in Wayzata, and Robert's at Medina Entertainment Center in Medina. He transitioned to Maintenance Engineer 17 years ago where he has obtained his CPO, Boilers and EPA licensure. John maintained some of the largest apartment complexes in the Twin Cities before coming to Medina Golf and Country Club, which he has maintained for the past 11 years. 

Scott Danielson

Role: Director of Tennis
Serving Since: 1999
Phone Number: 763.478.9772

Scott has been a Tennis Director at Medina for 18 years. He has 43 years of Tennis teaching experience. Scott is a USPTA Professional 1 and has played for the University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University. Scott has a wife Rose and two children, Luke and Sophie.

Cam Markley

Role: Office Manager
Serving Since: 2018