Meet Our Staff
Andy BendyDirector of Special Facilities
As the Director of Special Facilities, I am proud to lead and manage all aspects of Arrowhead because our team is committed to insuring that every customer is treated as family. From taking care of the bride and groom on their special day, to making sure that every meal is prepared and served to perfection, to maintaining the pristine conditions of the golf course, I am truly proud to be a part of this team.
Bruce StollerPGA, Director of Golf
The lifelong friendships with employees and guests have been the best parts of working at Arrowhead. Helping with the changes made to the facility over the last 30-plus years has only added to it. Two major course renovations, expansion of the irrigation system, the addition and update of the driving range, and building the new clubhouse have all been highlights. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Andrew Ogata1st Assistant Golf Professional
As 1st Assistant Golf Professional at Arrowhead Golf Club, I have the opportunity to help golfers enjoy the game while improving their skills. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful community here in Wheaton. I’m looking forward to growing the game and continuing to create a fun and happy atmosphere at Arrowhead.
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Matthew NationsAssistant Golf Professional
Learning to play the game of golf is a challenge. Learning to enjoy it is a privilege. It’s my passion to teach and help grow the game of golf, but it’s an honor to instill appreciation for the game. See Golf Professionals >
Justin KirtlandGolf Course Superintendent
I am so proud to carry on a 90-year tradition of golfing with friends, family, and coworkers, plus make new relationships in the Wheaton community, contributing to a tradition and lifestyle golfers can enjoy for years to come.
Andrew CrossAssistant Golf Course Superintendent
It’s a privilege and honor to maintain this beautiful golf course and educate the public about its environmental benefits.
Brian WhitkanackDirector of Restaurant and Banquet Operations
I’ve worked in restaurants since I was 14, with the last 11 years at Arrowhead. Whether you’re dining in the restaurant or holding a wedding or private event elsewhere around Arrowhead, seeing the smiles we create here fills my heart with joy.
Alan PirhoferExecutive Chef
I am a Chicagoland native. I’ve worked in France, New Orleans, and some of Chicago’s great restaurants. I believe in cuisine that’s fresh and simple, that stimulates the palate and the mind. I enjoy creating awesome experiences for our guests and leading a great culinary team at Arrowhead.
Tom FotaExecutive Sous Chef
I have worked in the restaurant industry for many years, starting as a dishwasher, then cook. I’ve been a chef for 35 years. I am an avid runner and enjoy music immensely. I’ve been married 25 years and have two sons: Christopher, who’s 23, and Michael, who’s 20. I have lived in the area all my life and joined the Wheaton Park District in 2008.
Iwona ThrasherLead Restaurant Manager
I love working at Arrowhead because of our unique culture and family atmosphere between staff and patrons. One of my favorite quotes is, “In the race for quality, there is no finish line,” and I work hard to bring this philosophy to Arrowhead every day. I have true passion for the food and beverage industry and for serving our local community.
Erin RominskiRestaurant Manager
I started working at Arrowhead as a part-time server. The morale and sense of community led me to management. I enjoy being part of a team that operates with the highest standard of service and kindness. My position helps me help others with personal and professional growth. The atmosphere at Arrowhead is lively and fun. I like building relationships with our guests and working in a place where people gather to enjoy their leisure time.
Maria MartiradonnaRestaurant Manager
I love being at Arrowhead because commitment to excellence and community are part of the everyday culture. For me, there is nothing ordinary about sitting down to eat and drink. We chat over coffee, feast at holidays, raise a glass to celebrate achievements, and share a meal to remember occasions. At Arrowhead, we have the opportunity to create truly memorable experiences for each and every person who walks through our doors.
Danielle Marie SalernoDirector of Banquets and Sales
Each new day is not just another day in the events division at Arrowhead. Today could possibly be the most important day in someone’s life, and we like to see it from that perspective. Memories are made here.
Brittiny GibsonCatering Sales Manager, Wedding Specialist
A wedding is the first day of a couple’s forever, and I love helping make it perfect. Every wedding has a different story, but happily ever after starts at Arrowhead.
Alexis WileyCatering Sales Manager, Wedding Specialist
I love growing a relationship with each couple we have at Arrowhead. My favorite part is that I have been given the opportunity to coordinate one of the biggest days in a couple’s life and can promise them a memorable one!
Kimmie ReedCatering Sales Manager
It is an honor to be part of the Arrowhead Team. I love helping the vision become reality when planning an event. My focus is providing above and beyond service from the time you walk through our doors until your next visit.