Meet the Team
Together we can move mountains
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 and Toastmasters. His hobbies include hiking, fishing, hunting, and most importantly, watching Oregon Ducks Sports.
Hometown: Placerville, CA
Meredith 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 on 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. A fun fact about Meredith, is that she can eat an entire large pizza by herself.
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.
Hometown: Medford, OR
Melissa is a very talented person who is versed in all trades. She was a property manager in San Francisco from 1993-2005, worked in fine dining in New York City, and has also been entertaining live music throughout her life. She currently serves as the Human Resources Manager for Running Y Properties and enjoys working for a company that believes in the growth of Klamath Falls. Melissa is part of the Linkville Lopers running club and has completed 6 marathons. Her musical talents helped her become Miss Rogue Valley in 1991 and made the top 10 at Miss Oregon.
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.
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Scott is the newest member of the Running Y team and comes to us with over 14 years of experience in fine dining and restaurant management. He has his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Leadership Studies. His hobbies include discussing politics, film, and music, tasting food and wine, and gambling. Scott has also been a professional gambler for over 10 years. He is excited to have joined our team because of the Pacific Northwest friendliness and the limitless opportunities to explore the great outdoors.
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.
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 the 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.
Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR
Josh is a native to Klamath Falls where he graduated from Henley High School and participated on his high school golf team. He received his Associates in Business Management from Lane Community College. While living in Eugene for college he worked for The First Tee of Willamette Valley helping with an after school golf program for kids. He later moved back to Klamath Falls where he married his beautiful wife, Tess. He worked at Shield Crest and later became a part of the Running Y team in 2013. Josh coordinates tournaments for groups and is proud to help returning groups year after year.
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.
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 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.
Hometown: Fort Myers, FL
Jeannine has been with Running Y for a little over 2 years. She attended North East Tennessee State University and Milligan college where she received a full softball scholarship and focused on Spanish as her major. She later ended up with a Dental Assitant education from North East Tennessee. Jeannine also has two years of fine banquet service with Jordon Webster Catering while she was living in Florida. Upon moving to Klamath Falls, she decided to switch back to the hospitality industry. Jeannine also serves our local community through her church, road clean up and volunteering with the food bank. She is happily married to her husband Richard and together they have six kids. She also has a green thumb and enjoys gardening in her free time.
Hometown: Paisley, OR
John joined the Running Y team 5 years ago and comes 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.
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.
Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR
Kim comes to 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 a 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.
Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR
Cheyenne comes to Running Y with her Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing from Oregon Tech. She handles the marketing for Running Y, the Ruddy Duck, Sandhill Spa, the Arnold Palmer Golf Course, Cerulean Hotel, and Apatite Restaurant. She enjoys Do-It-Yourself projects at home, gardening and traveling. Her husband Trevor is currently attending Oregon Tech pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering. Cheyenne has been involved in the Miss Klamath County program for 9 years, serving as City of Sunshine's Outstanding Teen in 2008, and occasionally serves as a mock judge.
Hometown: Sun River, MT
Gina loves working in a beautiful healing environment and she enjoys meeting people from all over the country. She received her massage therapy license from Big Sky Somatics Institute of Montana. Gina is also a certified Reiki Master and knows Sae Un Bioenergy balancing. She is currently involved in United Way, Klamath Food Bank, and CASA, and is a licensed Real Estate broker. She is married to her husband Scott and between them, they have 3 daughters. Gina enjoys painting, hiking, kayaking, gardening and wine tasting. One time, Gina was pulled up on stage at a Bryan Adams concert and sang a song with him. Reporters thought she was part of the crew planted in the audience, so people continued to ask for her autograph for a few years.
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.
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 atomsphere 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 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.
Hometown: Hayward, CA
Randi is a graduate of the College of Cosmetology and is a licensed esthetician. She has been in the industry for 7 years and is also trained in the Murad Method. She enjoys being outdoors and enjoys all kinds of music from low-key spa music to country and heavy metal. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two children.
Hometown: Lewiston, UT
Rebecca has 5 years of experience as a massage therapist and attended the Myotherapy College of Utah. She specializes in Swedish, deep tissue and maternity massages. She enjoys hiking, biking, and cooking and spending time with her husband and son.
Hometown: Brookings, OR
Tonnie has been a massage therapist since 1997 and attended the Oregon School of Massage Therapy. She was self-employed in Hillsboro and Forest Grove for 18 years before coming to Running Y. She specializes in Swedish massaged, Shiatsu, cupping, Gusha Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point Therapy. She enjoys hiking, biking, and kayaking anywhere in the Northwest. Tonnie is also a 4th-degree black belt in Taekwondo and is an instructor for women's self-defense.
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.