Meet Our Staff

Dan NovakDirector of Arrowhead Operations
I am excited about my new role as the Director of Operations at Arrowhead! My experience and dedication to the Wheaton Park District in running facilities for the past 25 years has provided me with invaluable insights into the importance of recreational facilities in enhancing the quality of life. I have consistently demonstrated a keen understanding of the intersection between hospitality, recreation, athletics, leisure services, and community building. I believe that a golf course is more than just a place to play golf, it is also a vibrant center for people to connect and create memories.
Kim PrazakAssistant Director of Arrowhead Operations
I feel honored to work with the level of clientele and staff you’ll find at Arrowhead Golf Club. In my position as Assistant to Director of Special Facilities, I work closely with team members who strive to offer only the best golf, restaurant and banquet experiences to our guests. My relationships within the community and my Arrowhead family make me feel truly blessed.
Matthew NationsPGA, Director of Golf
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.
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Andrew OgataPGA, Head Golf Professional
Andrew Ogata is a dedicated PGA Professional with a profound passion for nurturing the growth of golf. With a keen eye for the intricacies of the game and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Andrew brings a wealth of expertise to his role at Arrowhead Golf Club. His journey in golf began with a deep love for the sport, evolving into a lifelong dedication to mastering its nuances and sharing his knowledge with others.
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Jack Granath
Jack Granath PGA, Assistant Golf Professional
Since my start at Arrowhead Golf Club, I have been welcomed with open arms from all our staff and guests. As a golf professional, I love every aspect of what Arrowhead has to offer, from the pristine 27-hole golf course and practice facility to the state-of-the-art clubhouse, it is such a wonderful place to call home.
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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.
Sean Curry
Sean CurryDirector of Food & Beverage
At age 11 I was making pizza dough at a local pizza shop and haven’t stopped cooking since then. I traveled and worked in France and then worked in the movie catering industry for several years. I love working at Arrowhead, it gives me the opportunity to use my culinary background and leadership skills to help Wheaton residents and visitors turn moments into memories.
Jonathan Ramos
Jonathan RamosExecutive Chef
For the past 25 years, I have been cooking up creative and delicious dishes throughout Chicago. My humble story begins in my grandmother’s kitchen where my love for food and cooking began under her tutelage at the age of 9 years old. I was inspired how food has a unique way of telling a story and conveying cultural ideas, as well as bringing people together. That type of synergy has never more apparent than here at Arrowhead, “one team, one dream.”
Joe Klipp
Joe KlippExecutive Sous Chef
For the last 15 years I have been a chef and found a home here at Arrowhead. The team that I work with makes me cherish Arrowhead Golf Club and strive for perfection as we work together to create lovely memories and delicious meals for the community. I have been executing large events for the last 3 years and continuously aim to learn new things every day.
Nathan Bates
Nathan BatesLead Restaurant Manager
I have been in the restaurant industry for 19 years. I started as a server/bartender and worked my way up to manager. Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming at Arrowhead. It’s exciting to work at a facility that I’ve grown up with that gives me an opportunity to give back to the community.
Matt Heine
Matt HeineRestaurant Manager
Since my first day at Arrowhead I have wholeheartedly felt welcomed and valued. I take pride in ensuring every guest leaves with a smile on their face knowing how much we appreciate their support.
Lucy Vazquez
Lucy VazquezRestaurant Manager
When I started working here everyone, including guests, welcomed me with open arms. Arrowhead is a wonderful place and I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.
Lauren ZomparelliSenior Catering Manager
I love working at Arrowhead and helping to ensure every client’s experience is unforgettable. Whether it’s transforming the venue into the bride’s vision or bringing a company together to celebrate a successful year, every event is important and working with such a great staff has been an incredible experience.
Aimee Detterbeck
Aimee DetterbeckCatering Sales Manager
I’m an avid golfer and got my start handling concessions on the beverage cart and the halfway house. Later, I joined the banquets team before being promoted to catering sales manager. The care and consideration the staff extends toward each other and our guests is undeniable. I am honored to be part of a team that shares my passion for hard work and dedication, and so happy to have found a home at Arrowhead!
Olivia Englert
Olivia EnglertWedding Coordinator
Working in events is very special to me, I get to build relationships with people and help create long-lasting memories for them. It warms my heart to host a wedding and feel as though, myself and other Arrowhead staff, are a part of the celebration. Arrowhead is one big family, and we look forward to sharing our family environment with each and every one of you.
Lois BeckerCatering Sales Associate
I have been very fortunate to be part of the banquet team at Arrowhead since 2007. I enjoy making our client’s dream come true hosting weddings and social milestones for their families and friends.