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Our Team

Carl Granberg – General Manager/Chief Operating Officer

Carl Granbergcgranberg@uclubmke.com | 414-410-3510
For over 43 years, Carl has built an impressive career working for some of the most prestigious hospitality organizations and private resorts in the country. He began his career at The Broadmoor, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a well-known AAA Five Diamond Resort. He then worked with Marriott Hotels and Resorts for 12 years in Illinois, Missouri, and Michigan, ending his hotel career at the acclaimed The American Club in Kohler. With a reputation for working in organizations that deliver the highest level of service excellence, Carl transitioned his hospitality experience into a distinctive career in the private club industry. Early in his private club career, he held increasingly senior positions in the area to include North Shore CC, Pine Hills CC, Western Racquet Club, and West Bend CC. For five years, he served as clubhouse director at Edina Country Club in Edina, Minnesota, followed by General Manager/COO of Cedar Rapids Country Club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, prior to joining Rochester Golf and Country Club, where he served for over four years.

Jeff Podbielski – Controller/HR Manager

Jeff Podbielski
jpodbielski@uclubmke.com | (414) 271-2222 Ext. 1334
Jeff was born and raised in Milwaukee. He is a graduate of Marquette School of Business. When away from work, he enjoys spending time with his family making memories. He is a first-degree black belt in Hapkido, and martial arts is a passion that he delights in with his children. He enjoys the challenges of his current position and looks forward to the bright future here.

Ross Lorenz – Clubhouse Director

Nicholas Arnold
RLORENZ@UCLUBMKE.COM | (414) 271-2222 EXT. 1706
Ross joined The University Club of Milwaukee in 2017, serving as executive chef of The Country Club until 2022 where he became the Clubhouse Director of The Country Club. Ross has served on the board of directors for the American Culinary Federation- Milwaukee chapter and was chef mentor to the Wauwatosa East culinary team. A Milwaukee native, Ross has over 20 years of experience in food and hospitality, 15 of them in the golf and club industry. His experience includes Blue Mound Golf & Country Club, Geneva National Resort, The Bog, and various restaurants in the Milwaukee area.

Michelle Meier-Johnson – Marketing & Communications Director

Michelle Meier-Johnsonmmeierjohnson@uclubmke.com | (414) 271-2222 ext. 1354
Michelle brings us over 25 years of direct consumer marketing and communications experience and is a veteran of creating and managing marketing strategies to cultivate relationships and build business. Prior to joining the University Club of Milwaukee, Michelle managed marketing efforts for Trusted Media Brands, home to iconic brands Reader’s Digest, Taste of Home, and Family Handyman. Her previous roles include serving as Director of Marketing for organizations in both national and local markets where she led and developed targeted marketing campaigns and strategies. Michelle grew up locally in the hospitality industry with her parents owning and operating a restaurant in the Lake Country Area for over 52 years. Her father was also a Sous Chef at the UClub back in the 60s. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her son and taking part in outdoor activities.

Chef Bobby Bowman, CEC – Executive Chef

Chef Bobby Bowman, CECbbowman@uclUbmke.com (414) 271-2222 ext. 1307
Chef Bobby brings over 20 years of culinary excellence to the University Club of Milwaukee. He most recently held the position of Executive Chef at Norwood Hills Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri where he oversaw five distinct kitchens and led the culinary team to host the PGA Champions Tour, Ascension Charity Classic for the second time. Chef Bobby has led culinary departments across a vast spectrum of food styles, properties, cultures and influences. This foundation has enabled him to grasp the genuine significance of teaching and mentorship, principles he imparts to his staff. Growing up on a farm, Chef Bowman's affinity for food began early, selling eggs and gaining respect for the environment through hunting and fishing. Chef Bobby is immensely fortunate that he’s been blessed with a tremendously supportive wife Daniele, and 2 energetic Schnauzers.

Jon Calvillo – Director of Tennis

Jon Calvillojcalvillo@UClubmke.com | (414) 271-2222
Jon has been director of tennis for 20 years. He attended Marquette University on a tennis scholarship and received both his bachelor of science and M.B.A in Marketing. Jon has been ranked #1 in Wisconsin in both men's open singles and mixed doubles and has been ranked as high as #2 in the Midwest in men's open singles. He was past chairman of the Wisconsin junior competition committee and the Wisconsin girl's endorser. Currently, Jon is a head coach for the Wisconsin competition training centers and tournament director for the Wisconsin district qualifier, the largest junior tournament in Wisconsin. In the off season, Jon is director of tennis for the elite sports clubs.

Austin Schloesser, PGA – Director of Golf

Austin Schloesser, PGAASCHLOESSER@uclubmke.com | (414) 271-2222 ext. 1711

Austin Schloesser was born and raised in Milwaukee and attended Milwaukee Lutheran High School. Austin grew up in an athletic non-golf family, but they supported his love of the game at an early age.  He returned to his home state following his time at Ferris State University, where he completed the Professional Golf Management program. Before he started his career at The University Club he interned at locations across the country, including Trout Lake GC in Arbor Vitae, WI, Fripp Island Resort in SC, and Mission Hills CC in Rancho Mirage, CA. In 2020, Austin completed the requirements for PGA membership. Austin is starting his tenth season at The University Club, where he began as an entry level Assistant Professional and is now our Director of Golf.

In his free time Austin enjoys watching Bucks games, playing in section/sponsored events, introducing friends to the game, competitive gaming, and slipping away to the Northwoods for quiet time and fishing. 

Andy Hansen, PGA – Head Golf Professional

Andy Hansen, PGAAHANSEN@uclubmke.com | (414) 271-2222 ext. 1731

Andy grew up in Mequon where his father was a long-time PGA professional who operated the Driving Range near Donges Bay Rd. While attending Homestead High School, Andy won the 2006 State Individual and Team championship. Andy attended UW-Parkside in Kenosha on a golf scholarship and graduated with a degree in marketing. Upon graduation Andy turned professional and competed on various domestic & international tours. Andy advanced through the qualifying stage to obtain status on PGA Tour Canada in 2015 and in 2016 on PGA Tour LatinoAmerica, which earned him an Official World Golf Ranking in 2016. Throughout his career in golf, Andy has held positions at facilities throughout the country including RedStick Golf Club in Vero Beach, FL and Hidden Glen in Cedarburg, prior to joining the University Club staff in 2017. In 2020, Andy completed the requirements for PGA membership. Since joining the staff, Andy won the State Assistant Championship in 2017 & 2019 and played in his first Nelthorpe Cup in 2022. Andy was nominated by his peers and named a finalist for Wisconsin Assistant Professional of the Year in 2020 and 2021 for his work at The Club. He enjoys his free time with wife Melissa and daughter Alyson, and watching his beloved Milwaukee Bucks.

Brian Hulseman – Director of Aquatics

Brian HulsemanbhulSeman@UCLUBMKE.COm | (414) 271-2222 ext. 1719
Brian grew up in Winnetka, Illinois, where he began swimming at a young age. While in high school he spent his summers as a lifeguard at Sunset Ridge Country Club. Brian attended John Carrol University where he received a bachelors arts and science. During his time there he was captain of the men’s swimming and diving team. As a collegiate swimmer he specialized in the butterfly and mid distance freestyle.

Since moving to Milwaukee, Brian has held positions with The Notre Dame School of Milwaukee, United Community Center and volunteered with Jesuit Volunteer Corps. He currently coaches with Tosa Aquatics Platinum swim team, where he works with young swimmers from ages 6-14.

In his free time Brian is an avid runner and fitness enthusiast. Along with competitive swimming Brian enjoys tennis, volleyball, and drumming.

Bryant Zimmermann – Facility Manager

Bryant ZimmermannBZIMMERMANN@UCLUBMKE.COM | (414) 271-2222
Bryant is a proud native Milwaukeean. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and has been working in Facilities Management for over 20 years. He has a keen interest in local history and architecture and was a volunteer docent for Historic Milwaukee for many years. Bryant is restoring a hundred-year-old home on the East Side with his wife Liz. Bryant also enjoys cooking while listening to old Country and Western or Classic Rock on the radio. He’s a fan of motorsports and never misses a Packers game. Bryant is very honored and excited to be a part of the team at the historic City Club.

Spencer Friedl – Facility Manager

Spencer FriedlSFRIEDL@UCLUBMKE.COM | (414) 271-2222
Spencer grew up in Sheboygan where at a young age he found a passion for fixing things. After a year of college at UW-Milwaukee he turned this passion into a business and started a property maintenance company. Before joining The University Club, Spencer had progressed to flipping homes around the Milwaukee area. He is excited to take on the role of facilities manager and looks forward to maintaining and improving our club. In his free time Spencer enjoys spending time with his two daughters and wife in their backyard. He’s also an avid race fan and enjoys summer days at Road America racetrack!

Ryan Mumper – Grounds Superintendent

Ryan MumperRMUMPER@UCLUBMKE.COM | (414) 271-2222
Ryan joins us from the Ivanhoe Club, where he spent six years as Superintendent of their 27-hole course under Director of Agronomy Tom Prichard. Prior to Ivanhoe, Ryan was Assistant Superintendent at Medinah Country Club for four years and also gained experience at several other well-known clubs including Skokie Country Club, Bel-Air Country Club, and Butler National Golf Club. Ryan grew up in a family of golf superintendents and professionals, and has a sincere appreciation for our historic Tom Bendelow-designed course.

Ryan received a degree in Agronomy from Michigan State University in 2010. He grew up in Texas but has made the Midwest his home for the last 15 years. In that time, he worked at a wide range of facilities, from a 9-hole driving range to top 100 golf courses, and even oversaw two nationally televised tour events.

Steven "Wheat" Beck – Grounds Assistant Superintendent

Steven is a Milwaukee native. He worked one summer at the Country Club during high school. After working for two years as a draftsman for a local aerospace contractor he attended the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. He received A BS in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked golf course maintenance at the Country Club since college.

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