Meet the Team

Together we can move mountains

George Rogers   
General Manager

Hometown: Bend, OR

George comes to Running Y with 20+ years of experience in the hospitality industry. He graduated from Northwest Christian College with his Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication. He worked his way from a bellman, front desk agent, Director of Front Office, Director of Sales and Marketing and then General Manager. He has been the General Manager for Doubletree of Eugene/Springfield, Doubletree Downtown Portland, Doubletree Berkeley Marina, and Valley River Inn. George is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Ross Ragland Theater, KCEDA, Discover Klamath, and the Downtown Association, and is also a member of Rotary. His hobbies include hiking, fishing, hunting, and most importantly, watching Oregon Ducks Sports. 

Meredith Mackey                                                     
Director of Sales and Marketing

Hometown: Placerville, CA

Meredith has been at the resort for nearly 5 years and comes to Running Y with her Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Communication from California State University Long Beach. She is an active member in Klamath Soroptimist and is a Chamber Ambassador for Klamath County. She enjoys working with groups in planning their meetings and events. At a young age, Meredith started working in her family owned pizza parlor where she learned her love for customer service. Her hobbies include painting, snowboarding, camping, and hiking with her black lab Rogue and husky lab Roo.

Christy Mullinix                                                        

Hometown: Burley, ID

Christy has been a part of the Running Y team for over 13 years and has over 20 years of experience in the accounting industry. She attended Boise State University for Accounting and is also a licensed Real Estate broker. She enjoys working for a company that has stuck together throughout all the changes. Christy works from home in Las Vegas and makes a monthly trip to Klamath Falls. She is happily married to her husband George and they have a dog named Rex. In her free time, she enjoys running relays and half marathons. Most people don't know that when she received her driver's license her brother nicknamed her Parneli. 

Kim Wright                                                  
Human Resources


Matt Renshaw                                                           
Executive Chef

Hometown: Medford, OR

Matt comes to us with 25+ years of experience, having worked at Jake's Famous Crawfish, Oregon Golf Club, Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hoodriver, Shore Lodge in Idaho, and Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming. He has had formal apprehensive training with Michel Poulin, Certified Master Chef, and studied at the University of Oregon. His two children live in New York City and Santa Cruz, California. He enjoys golfing and fishing and is secretly a trivia wizard. 

Kari Tofell                                                  
Restaurant Manager


Jaren Mack                                                              
Head Golf Professional

Hometown: Ukiah, CA

When Jaren isn't working at the golf course, you can most likely find him house-boating on Lake Shasta, fishing, and wine tasting. Jaren attended the Professional Golfers Career College where he received his Associate's in Business Golf Management. He is married to a beautiful nurse named Jacqueline and together they have a 3-year-old son named JJ. He enjoys meeting travelers while they are on vacation and helping them create unforgettable memories. He also holds the unofficial course record at Running Y with a score of 61.0.

Greg Morton                                                        
Director of Golf

Hometown: Great Falls, MT

Greg comes to us with 25+ years experience and his Bachelors of Science in Horticulture/Turf Science from Montana State University. He has worked for Powder Horn in Sheridan, Wyoming and Manito Golf and Country Club in Spokane, Washington. In his free time, Greg enjoys spending time with his wife Shelley and chasing around his four boys, Miles, Caleb, Tyler and Eli on their athletic endeavors. Most people don't know that Greg qualified for Junior America's Cup, and the Big I Insurance Youth Classic in which Tiger Woods was also a contender. Needless to say, Tigers Woods score is better and higher than Gregs. 

Trever Wilson                                                        
First Assistant Golf Professional

Hometown: Cloverdale, CA

Trever Wilson is an accomplished golfer who played on the Lincoln High School varsity golf team and received All-League honors his sophomore, junior and senior years.  After high school, he continued to play collegiate golf at Sierra College. After college, Trever turned pro playing in mini-tour events all over Nor California and still competes today. He has worked for Nike Golf, Morton Golf, and Bing MaloneyTrever is known for his calm demeanor and making things simple, Trever is looking forward to a new chapter at the Running Y Ranch Resort and brings his knowledge and love for the game with him.

George Lusk     
Front Office Manager   

Hometown: Allen Park, MI

George has a passion for turning an ordinary guest experience into an extraordinary one. She strives to put a smile on each guest's face from the time they arrive until they depart. She joined the Running Y team with over 20 years of experience in Human Resources Management and attended Michigan State University for Hospitality and University of Colorado for Human Resource Management.  She has been an active member of the Assistance League for over 10 years and enjoys golfing, reading and spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoys visiting her son in Palm Desert, California and her daughter in Dallas, Texas. George has also danced on stage with Three Dog Night during one of their performances in Aspen, Colorado. 

Pam Silcox                                                           
Rooms Manager

Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR

Pam has been a part of the Running Y team for over 18 years and has been involved in the housekeeping department since 1999. Pam is a Certified Housekeeping Executive from American Hotel Motel Association and has her Associates in Business Management. She has been involved in the community with Project Linus and as a Girl Scout Leader for 12 years. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 35 years and together they have two children named Mathew and Jennifer. Her hobbies include quilting, decorating cakes, and traveling. 

John Barkee                                                           
HOA Manager

Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR

John has been with Running Y from the very beginning. He has been a part of the Running Y team for over 20+ years and oversees the Homeowner's Association. Jon has an extensive background including his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Finance, he was a Naval Flight Officer for the Navy and Development Coordinator for the construction of Running Y where he first became involved in the resort in 1996. He has enjoyed seeing Running Y grow over the years and under new owners. In his free time, Jon enjoys amateur sports car racing, scuba diving, and running. 

Amber Bennett                                                  
Banquet Manager

Hometown: Tyler, TX

Amber came to Running Y with 8 years of experience in the culinary and restaurant management industry. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor's in Hospitality Administration with a focus in Culinary and Restaurant Management and is a certified ServSafe Manager. Amber moved to Klamath Falls from Texas to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and natural beauty Oregon has to offer. She enjoys working at Running Y because of the natural beauty of the area and the dedication shown by her coworkers every day. In her spare time, Amber enjoys hiking, fishing, cooking, and spending time with her two dogs. She also has a life goal to visit every National Park in the United States, but so far she has only been to 6. 

John Lindsay                                                           
Grounds Superintendent 

Hometown: Paisley, OR

John joined the Running Y team with over 16 years of experience. He has his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and Business Administration and worked at the Eugene Country Club and Buffalo Peak Golf Course. His certifications include CCB, LCB, Commerical Pesticide Applicator and Certified Backflow Assembly Tester. He and his wife Jessica have been happily married for 16 years and together they have two sons named Coltin and Hunter. John enjoys hunting, fishing, downhill skiing, golfing, and playing basketball and baseball. He and his family spend all of their free time outdoors. 

Mindy Surber                                                           
Sports and Fitness Manager

Hometown: Sonora, CA

Mindy has been a part of the Running Y team for 5+ years and comes with over 20 years of experience. She is certified in ASFA group fitness and water aerobics, and YMCA certified in group fitness, pilates, and Zumba. She is actively involved in the Mule Deer Foundation, Special Olympics, David R. Kingsley Triathlon, and the Assistance League Christmas Tree Jubilee. Her hobbies include playing pool, horseback riding, gardening and crocheting hats for the homeless. Mindy will always keep you on your toes and even rides a 1990 Springer Soft Tail Harley Davidson. 

Kim Abel
Sales Manager

Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR

Kim joins Running Y with a wide variety of experience including her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Law and an emphasis in Forensic Science, an Associates Degree in Accounting and she is an IDS Certified Interior Designer and an Accredited Bridal Consultant Wedding Planner. She recently designed the color scheme for our newly painted lodge and has planned numerous weddings at Running Y. When she is not spending time with her two wonderful kids, she enjoys gardening, working out, traveling, and walking with her Goldendoodle Brody. Some of Kim's travel include Hong Kong and Italy. 

Grace Watts                                           
Sales Manager


Joslyn Lindsey                                               
Marketing Coordinator

Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR

Joslyn comes to Running Y as a recent graduate from Oregon Institute of Technology. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Management with an emphasis in Marketing. She has worked for Investor Carrot as an intern researching social media practices and their social media presence. She has also worked as the Assistant Director for the Oregon Tech Broadcasting at Oregon Tech by establishing the hiring process and managing the social media accounts and communications for the program. Joslyn is also recently married to her husband Alex, and they both spend their free time hanging out with friends and practicing martial arts.

Malissa Cochrane                                                           
Director of Sandhill Spa

Hometown: Apple Valley, CA

Malissa joins Running Y with previous experience as an esthetician, nail tech and a Mary Kay consultant. She is a certified esthetician and nail tech, and has a certification in natural hair care.  She is happily married to her high school sweetheart for 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her three kids and two grandchildren. When she is not spending time with her family, Malissa enjoys; motorcycle riding, fishing, hunting, singing and jewelry wire wrapping.

Vanessa Randall
Massage Therapist

Hometown: Clackamas, OR

Vanessa comes to Running Y with over 10 years of experience as a massage therapist. She attended the East West College of Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. She specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and trigger point therapy. Vanessa enjoys the beautiful scenery of Running Y and spending time outdoors. She is happily married and loves being a mom to her 3 kids. 

Priscilla Burns
Massage Therapist

Hometown: Millensburg, PA

Priscilla comes to Running Y with over 15 years of experience as a massage therapist. She attended the East West College of Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. She specializes in Swedish massages and enjoys the serene atmosphere of Running Y. She enjoys hiking and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Priscilla also used to be a crew chief for a hot air balloon company in Oregon. 

Betty Yates

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Betty has been in the spa industry for over 13 years and attended Phagen's School of Cosmetology in Bend, Oregon. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren as well as spending time horseback riding and other outdoor adventures. 

Sarah Baker
Massage Therapist

Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR

Sarah specializes in deep tissue, Swedish, cupping and maternity massage. She is actively involved in the Blue Zones Project and Klamath Basin Elks Baseball. She enjoys meeting new clients and learning more about each person. In her free time, she loves to learn about the human body and its ability to heal. Sarah is married and has two sons and is part of 5 generations that have lived in the Klamath Basin.