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The March Board Meeting will be held on the Wednesday, the 29th at 5:30 pm in the clubhouse.

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2023 Board of Directors

  • Brian Dommer

    Brian Dommer

    Brian Dommer | President
    Term: 2019 - 2022

    Brian retired from the Southern Ute Growth in February, 2020. His responsibilities included accounting, budgeting, system development, treasury and bank reporting for the Southern Ute Growth Fund. His career has spanned multiple industries, including upstream energy, real estate, distribution, private equity, and semiconductor manufacturing prior to joining the Growth Fund in 2007. Brian's professional responsibilities have primarily included accounting and finance, with significant operations duties as well as human resources. He is licensed CPA and holds a BS in Accounting from Arizona State University. He have previously served on the Board as Treasurer. Now retired, he will try to balance playing golf, serving on three boards, and checking off some bucket list items for travel.

  • Jeff Thompson

    Jeff Thompson

    Jeff Thompson | Vice President & Golf Operations Committee Chair
    Term: 2020 - 2022

    Jeff has been a Hillcrest member for four years. In his third year on the board, he was elected as Vice President. He is a member of the Golf Operations Committee and, with a golfing daughter, has a particular interest in the youth programs.

  • Elliott Fitz

    Elliott Fitz

    Elliott Fitz | Treasurer
    Term: 2020 - 2023

    Elliott has lived and worked in Durango since 2015. He graduated from Fort Lewis College with a degree in Economics with a specialty in Finance and a minor in Engineering. He now works for Bank of Colorado in the commercial lending department. His interest in Hillcrest Golf Club started when he was a student at FLC. In his senior year, Elliott joined Hillcrest with a college membership and has been a member in different capacities every year since. As a Board member, his first priority is to ensure Hillcrest’s ongoing financial stability and his second priority is to grow the game through youth and young adult involvement.

  • Britt Bassett

    Britt Bassett

    Britt Bassett | Secretary & House Committee Chair
    Term: 2020 - 2022

    Britt is a Colorado native who grew up in Bayfield. He has an MS Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Arizona. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratories in New Mexico, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado. In a four-year sabbatical, Britt and his wife Ilana outfitted and lived on a sailboat traveling the east coast of the US from Maine to Florida and on through the Caribbean to South and Central America. After extensive travel researching where next to live, they chose Durango in 2003. Britt and partners founded Calcom Energy (a CA solar company with an office in Durango). They sold the company to its employees in 2019. Britt was elected to three terms to the La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors and retired as board president in 2021. Britt completed the Arrowhead Ridge Subdivision in 2019 which borders Hillcrest Golf Course on its northern side, nearest par 3 hole #5. With the golf course as a neighbor, he took lessons and is now hooked!

  • Bill Gwinn

    Bill Gwinn

    Bill Gwinn | Board Member & Grounds Committee Chair
    Term: 2020 - 2023

    Bill has been a Durango resident over 20 years. After attending Fort Lewis College, Bill moved away from Durango for 13 years but came back in 2003 because he loves Durango's small town vibes. He's a real estate agent for eXP Realty, a rangeland specialist for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and coaches football at Ignacio High School. Bill has been on numerous boards, including the Youth American Football League (YAFL), the local Boy Scout Council, St. Columba Parish Council, and the President for his Homeowners Association. He's been a casual golfer for years but got really interested in the game in 2020. Bill has been a member at Hillcrest for several years. He brings the perspective of being a a newer golfer to the Board to help spread the excitement of golf to grow this great game. We have such a beautiful golf course that is easily accessible to so many and he is honored to serve on the board and be a part of it.

  • Jesse Larson

    Jesse Larson

    Jesse Larson | Board Member & Tournament Committee Chair
    Term: 2020 - 2023

    Jesse was originally elected to the board in 2017 and was re-elected in 2020 for a second term. He is one of the owners of Pine River Pawn, a pastor of Life Church in Bayfield, and an assistnat coach for men's and women's soccer at Bayfield High Schoool. Jesse is a native of Irving, TX, and started playing golf at the age of 8, playing tournament golf since age 9. He has been a member at Hillcrest for 18 years. Serving is a foundational part of Jesse's life, and it is an honor and privilege for him to serve on the Hillcrest Board of Directors. His wife Amber and him have four amazing kids and they love the Four Corners area.

  • Darby Deas

    Darby Deas

    Darby Deas | Board Member
    Term: 2021 - 2024

    As a Durango native, Darby has seen and heard about how Durango has changed over the years through the eyes of her parents and grandparents. One thing that hasn’t changed is what Hillcrest has done and continues to do for the community. From the days when her Grandpa Ernie helped start the Navajo Trail Open to growing up at Hillcrest with her dad as her high school coach. You could say that she grew up at the course. Darby strongly believes that Hillcrest is one of the best public golf courses in the state. It has always been and continues to be an amazing course within the heart of Durango and an amazing community to be a part of. Darby strives to make Hillcrest a place for kids to grow up with a love for the game.

  • Alexis Koses

    Alexis Koses

    Alexis Koses | Board Member
    Term: 2021 - 2024

    Alexis is a sales representative for a liquor distributing company and graduated from Fort Lewis College with a Business/Marketing degree. She has been a Hillcrest member for two years, although she grew up enjoying Hillcrest. Alexis was born and raised in Durango, so the significance of the word “community” means a lot to her. Hillcrest is an important part of our community as it offers an affordable, fun, recreational outlet that meets the needs of families and individuals of all golf skill levels. She is lucky to call this wonderful place we live in home, and she is passionate about being active in our town. She hopes to use her vast experience and knowledge in customer service to positively contribute to building on Hillcrest's success, working to ensure the club’s financial viability, growth, and on-going achievements for many years to come.

  • Mark Walters

    Mark Walters

    Mark Walters | Board Member
    Term: 2021 - 2024

    Mark is a retired retired physician and an enthusiastic Hillcrest Golf Club member for 30+ years. He has previous Board and committee experience, including former Chief of the Medical Staff at Mercy Hospital and prior President of the La Plata County Medical Society. He is committed to being receptive and responsive to the needs and concerns of all players and the Hillcrest community at large, and to work cooperatively to maintain the high quality of play, excellent staff, and financial health of the club.

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