Meet the Golf Staff
PGA Head Golf Professional
Serving since 2005
253-851-1845 ext. 4632
Jim was born and raised in Eastern Canada about an hour outside Detroit. He has an Economics degree from the University of Western Ontario and an Accounting Degree from the University of Windsor. In 1995, he moved to the United States with his wife Vanna.After not playing golf for years, Jim came back to the game and decided to pursue a career in the field. He graduated from the Golf Academy of America in Orlando then completed the PGA Golf Professional Training Program, becoming a Class A Golf Professional in 2007.Along the way, he worked at a teaching facility in the Orlando area, moved to Pinehurst North Carolina in 2000 becoming an Assistant and later a Head Golf Professional at a semi-private club. In 2005, he moved west and has worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at Canterwood since then.Jim specializes in Club Operations but has taught literally thousands of clinics, golf camps, group lessons and private lessons.Jim is proficient at teaching beginners and diagnosing ...
1st assistance golf professional
Serving since 2021
I am super excited to be back at Canterwood after nearly 20 years! I have been the Head Professional at Kitsap Golf & Country Club for the past 15 years, and even dabbled at McCormick Woods for a few years before that. However, I am excited to rekindle my friendship with old friends, and meet all the new Members that have joined since the last time I was at Canterwood. My wife Sherri and I have lived in Gig Harbor since 1990 and are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this August. We are the proud parents of Hanna (23) and Ben (21) who continue to take up our focus outside of work. Other than work and kids, we enjoy live music, good wine and boating. In 1991, I won 5 WWC Pro-Ams and was named the Western Washington Chapter Championship, Senior Champion. I have also been the Washington State Assistant Professional runner up 3 times (I never won, darn it).
Assistant Golf Professional
Serving since 2021
Ryan first started playing golf when he was 8 years old with his father throughout Spokane. He then started working at Priest Lake Golf Course where he was mentored by multiple PGA professionals with over 30 years of experience both on tour and teaching. He has assisted with coaching junior camps, managing golf leagues, and planning multi-day tournaments. Ryan truly understands that each and every player's swing is unique and his goal is to help you create the best version of your own swing. Ryan believes this way you can not only become a better golfer but you will understand how to fix your own swing in the future. Ryan enjoys helping others develop their game by bringing a leveled patience to teaching making the game more relaxed. Ryan graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2019 with a degree in Business Management. Ryan is currently working towards becoming a full PGA Member.
Player Development Professional
Serving since 2021
Jim was the Head Professional in Tucson, Arizona for 17 years then the Director of Training and Sales for Henry-Griffitts, a golf club fitting and manufacturer for 18 years. He then moved back into teaching at his academy in Naples, Florida for eight years before returning to the Pacific Northwest. Jim was most recently at Tualatin Country Club, just outside of Portland, as the Director of Player Development for the last seven years. During that time he was awarded the Oregon Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year in 2016 and 2018. Jim is married to his beautiful wife Earline Mapother and together have six children and ten grandchildren. Jim's desire is to help people find more enjoyment in their club experience through instruction and player development programs. Jim would love to take some time to discuss shared golfing experiences with you.