Four Members Running for Board of Directors
Four members of the Colorado PGA will be candidates for three vacant spots on the board at the upcoming Colorado PGA Spring Business Meeting on Monday, March 19, 2018. The four candidates are as follows (in alphabetical order):
Ed Marzec, PGA
Assistant Professional, Country Club of the Rockies
Education: Degrees in Industrial Distribution and Technical Communications. Certified PGA Professional - Golf Operations and General Management.
Work Experience: I began in golf as a maintenance staff employee, moved to a caddie eventually becoming a Certified PGA Member. Head Professional experience at Cordillera, Headwaters at Granby Ranch and Ballantrae Golf and Yacht Club.
Volunteer Experience: Colorado PGA West Chapter President and six-year West Chapter Board member, Boy Scouts of America, Vail Valley Junior Golf Association, 1st Tee of Eagle County and Golf In Schools.
Awards/Recognition: Junior Golf Leader-West Chapter, 2006; Horton Smith, 2011; Assistant of the Year, 2012 and 2016; Nominated for Golf Professional and Horton Smith, 2017; Professional Ski Instructor of America Trainer in Alpine and Nordic disciplines.
What should members know about you? I am an avid outdoorsman and photographer. I am ambitious and education focused to better myself and those I work with. I thoroughly enjoy interpersonal interactions where I can share the knowledge I have acquired through schooling, training and teaching.
Reason for running for the board: The reason I am interested in running for the board is twofold. First, I feel the knowledge that I have been able to obtain during my current tenure on the Board has permitted me to be more effective in my role as West Chapter President and in my position at Country Club of the Rockies. I have gained a better understanding of how an effective board functions to serve its members, as well as the governance that is needed. Secondly, I would like to continue working with some of the brightest and most focused individuals in our Section who can help propel our Section into the future (fellow Board members and Section staff). Being able to represent fellow members, apprentices and associates as I move through my career as a PGA Professional is something I take pride in. I look forward to remaining an active board and committee member to assist in the development of our Section.
Josh Miller, PGA
Director of Operations - GOLFTEC
Education: Graduate of New Mexico State University PGA-PGM Program. Certified PGA Professional - Golf Operations, Teaching, Player Development and General Management.
Work Experience: Assistant Golf Professional at The Ranch CC, Head Golf Professional at Deer Creek GC, Assistant Golf Professional at Red Rocks CC, Certified Personal Coach the Center Manager/Director of Instruction at GOLFTEC in Golden
Volunteer Experience: VA Hospital visit in multiple years, Free Lessons at Denver Golf Expo in multiple years, Fort Carson Ivy Pro-Am
What should members know about you? I am dedicated to enhancing the PGA brand and helping PGA members and apprentices have all the support they need to be successful in their careers.
Reason for running for the board: The past three years its been great to work with the leadership of the Colorado PGA and help fulfill the mission of the Colorado PGA to serve the member and grow the game. My hope is to remain on the Board of Directors to continue to ensure the Colorado PGA remains a top section in the nation and fulfills the needs of the section's members.
Charles "CJ" Perry, PGA
Certified Personal Coach - GOLFTEC - DTC
Education: Graduate of Ferris State University PGA-PGM Program.
Work Experience: Graduated PGM in 2005, Worked at Old Marsh GC in Palm Beach Gardens, FL., Worked at Hiwan GC in Evergreen, CO, lastly, have been with GOLFTEC since 2011.
Volunteer Experience: Volunteered with CPGA junior programs while at Hiwan, Denver Golf Expo 10 minute lessons and helped with Senior PGA Championship at CGC.
What should members know about you? Members should know I'm part of the Tournament Committee and have been an active part of the CPGA Section for nine years.
Reason for running for the Board: The reason I'm running for the Board is so I can help the CPGA Section on a bigger stage and also help our Section Members. I want to get to know more of our Members and build good rapport with everyone in the Section. I also want to help the Tournament Committee by being on the board and being a voice for the Tournament Committee.
Dave Troyer, PGA
Director of Golf - CommonGround Golf Course
Education: B.A. Marketing, University of Colorado. Certified PGA Golf Professional - General Management
Work Experience: I have over 25 years of working in the golf industry. Since taking a job as a Seasonal Assistant Pro out of college, I have been fortunate enough during my career to open three new courses, host a PGA Tour event, co-host a U.S. Amateur and glean wisdom from some of the greatest minds in the business.
Volunteer Experience: Colorado Section PGA Board, Church, Special Olympics, Tee It Up For The Troops
Awards/Recognition: Personal - None; Facilities I have managed/opened - Plenty
What should members know about you? That I am passionate for the game, the business and all the people involved in the golf business.
Reason for running for the board: I learned so much about the Section and the PGA of America after getting the opportunity to serve my first term on the Board that I would love a second term to put my knowledge to use and continue serving the members and growing the game in the Colorado Section. Like everyone else, I go to work each day to serve our customers and promote this great game that we all love. I have no hidden agendas and would humbly represent the best interests of the members and the game.