2020 SHCC Board Candidates & Bios

 Phil Burns

I am an Oregon native who graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove with a degree in Business Management while playing four years as a NCAA Division III Basketball player.  I have been the Branch Manager of the Eugene, Bend and Coos Bay branches of Pacific Office Automation for over 10 years.  My primary responsibilities are to lead my teams to meet yearly sales budget, hire employees, manage branch expenses and inventory, accounts receivable, and problem solve all these issues at the branch level.

I have been a member at Shadow Hills for approximately 7 years now.  At first my goal was to improve my golf game as many of us desire to lower our handicaps but after having twins about 6 years ago now I enjoy the opportunity to introduce my son and daughter to the game that I love to play. 

I have served on the membership committee for  three years, and have learned what challenges face our club (all clubs for that matter) and I look forward to giving back by helping to solve those problems as a way to show my appreciation for how welcoming the club has been to me and my family. 

As a member of The Board of Directors I feel like I can help ensure the success of the Club by focusing on the right direction to lead the Club for its members, the staff, the grounds and the overall family atmosphere.  It is important for the Board to have members that have skills in problem solving, leadership and most importantly the ability to listen to ideas the membership has in order to improve on the overall experience. 

Thank you for your time and attention.

   Brian Eaker

Hi I’m Brian Eaker,

I’ve been a member at Shadow Hills CC for 17 years, and have seen a lot of changes for the better over these years! I work for Momar industries, we manufacture over 2000 products for the chemical industrial and maintenance business. I’ve been involved in this industry for 36 years, l’m the West Coast VP for them. A lot of you’ve seen me around Shadow Hills CC helping out with small projects and taking care of the facility that I feel a big part of. I take a lot of pride in our club and its appearance to our members inside and out! When I was asked to run for the board I was happy to say yes. I would love to be able to help in more ways than I am now to make Shadow Hills CC one of the best country clubs people can join. It’s a great family place that my wife Trisha, and our kids Avery and Kaiden love to come out too! Thanks always.

 Steve Ferry

Thank you for considering me for a Board position, I look forward to the opportunity to represent all of our members and feel I am a great fit for the Board.

When my family and I joined Shadow, the primary attraction was the pool for our kids and the family events. However, once we took the tour it was a quick decision to sign up as golfing members. Since that time, we haven’t looked back and have taken advantage of all of the amenities. My wife, Reanda is a teacher and enjoys the pool in the summer with our two kids. I enjoy Saturday mornings on the course and playing in Men’s League. 2019 was my first year playing in the Invitational and I had a great time. One of the reasons we love Shadow Hills is the family atmosphere. We have fully embraced the pool, family camp-outs, Holiday parties, Junior Golf camp and all of the new friends we have made.

I was raised in the Eugene/Springfield area. I attended Springfield High School where I met my wife Reanda and I graduated from the University of Oregon. We have 2 children, Kylan and Alayna who are 10 and 7 years old.

During the day I work in the Home Lending industry. I currently am on the Board and acting Chapter President of the Oregon Mortgage Association. Financial literacy is very important to me and am also on the board for Jr. Achievement.

Shadow Hills Country Club is a great place and I would be honored to be on the Board of Directors. My goal would be to continue to learn more about the place that my family has come to love and contribute in any way that I can.    

  Marilyn France

“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect.  It is at the same time rewarding and maddening- and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”    – Arnold Palmer

My name is Marilyn France and I love the game of golf.  I have been a member of Shadow Hills since 2009 and one of the unique few where I play golf but my husband does not.  I am a retired community pharmacist and have worked in Eugene area for the past 25+ years.

Since becoming a member at Shadow, I have been involved in different aspects of golf:

  • A member of Oregon Women’s Golf Association
  • Proud to represent Shadow Hills as a member of Valley League Team play
  • A co-chair of Women’s Handicap since 2013 and current chair of Women’s Handicap
  • A member of Golf Committee since 2016 and Chair of Golf Committee this year

With a near full membership, the next few years will bring new challenges for Shadow Hills.  Players of all ages and skill levels need to experience the joy of golf and the gift of friendships that the Club can provide.  A warm and welcoming environment for members, visitors and staff will be a personal goal if I am elected to the Board.

I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for the Board of Directors and will be an active listener to all concerns from our members.

My favorite golf quote and one which reflects my attitude toward golf and LIFE is from Al Geiberger (“Mr. 59” – a pro during the late 60’s and 70’s)  “if you hit a bad shot, just tell yourself it is great to be alive, relaxing and walking around on a beautiful golf course.  The next shot will be better.”

 Brittany Kaiser

I am grateful to be nominated as a candidate for a board position.

My husband, Andy, and I joined Shadow Hills Country Club just over three years ago when we moved from Portland to Eugene. I was raised in Sisters and went to college at the University of San Diego, where I obtained a degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation. I worked as a certified public accountant for six years while living in Portland and ultimately elected to stay at home with our daughter when she was born almost three years ago. Beyond family responsibilities, I am currently the treasurer for the Junior League of Eugene. 

I have participated in tournaments, played in the Twilight League for the last two years, and spent many summer days at the pool.  Although I have yet to serve on one of the great committees that the club has, I feel like my background and desire to support the needs of the club and its membership will help make me a valuable addition to the board.

If elected to the board of directors, I will strive to bring a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to the group. I look forward to the opportunity to serve our membership and thank you for your consideration.

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