Roger Brashaer
Roger Brashaer
Chief Operating Officer
Roger joined our team during the winter of 2015, brought in to oversee all of the grass on our entire property. In his time spent on the grass, the results spoke for themselves.

He assumed the role of General Manager in 2017 and the role of COO prior to the 2021 season.
A self-coined “farm boy from rural Missouri,” Roger earned his education in Horticulture and Landscape Design with minors in Chemistry and Agronomy from Oklahoma State University. He has extensive experience in the industry, having built and taken care of some of the nation’s premier facilities including Southern Hills Country Club, The Golf Club of Oklahoma, Branson Creek Golf Club, The Cochise Course at Desert Mountain, and Blackstone Country Club.

Roger’s second-to-none attention to detail, work ethic, and knowledge of all things agronomy are very valuable in making the experience at The Prairie Club all that it can be.

Roger and his wife Krissy became parents of twins—Krew and Kaydence—in 2017. Roger’s co-superintendent is his faithful pup Nenzel.
Rick Kimmes
Rick Kimmes
General Manager
Rick joined our team as General Manager prior to the 2021 golf season.

He brings a career spent in hospitality, member relations, and food and beverage to help oversee our Lodge and enhance member and guest experiences at The Prairie Club.
Prior to moving to Valentine, Rick served in multiple roles at the Edina Country Club in Edina, Minnesota, both as Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director from 2012-2021.

For 13 years before joining the team at ECC, he was the Executive Chef at The Oceanaire, a high-end seafood dining experience in the Twin Cities.

He gained his experience in the golf industry at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Greenwich Country Club in Connecticut and Roundhill Country Club down the road from Greenwich.
Mandi Loughran
Mandi Loughran
Director of Membership Sales & Hospitality
Mandi Loughran has been serving The Prairie Club as the Director of Membership Sales and Hospitality since 2009. A brief stint away from the Club in 2011 ended when she officially rejoined our team in 2014. She's served in her role ever since.
A resident of Valentine since 2009, Mandi is originally a South Dakota native. Graduating from South Dakota State University, Mandi has worked previously in the fitness, finance, and hospitality worlds prior to joining The Prairie Club in her current capacity.

While at home, Mandi enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband Todd and their daughter Alli. They also have two “four-legged children” with their mixed-breed dogs Sam and Snoop. They enjoy walking their dogs around their property and spending time at the Merritt Reservoir.

Mandi is a trusted resource for all of our membership and a leader of our teams down here at the Club.
Loudan Steffes
Loudan Steffes
Director of Golf
A native Montanan, Loudan is originally from Huntley, MT. He received his degree in Professional Golf Management from UNLV in 2010.
Loudan’s resume in the golf industry has stretched wide-and-far, having spent time at some of America’s most respected clubs.

He started in his hometown in western Montana at Rock Creek Cattle Company (2009-2012), then traveled to Indian Ridge Country Club in Palm Desert (2010-2012), The Madison Club in La Quinta, CA (2011-2012) and before The Prairie Club, Arrowhead Country Club in Rapid City, SD (2012-2014).

Loudan’s hobbies and interests include golf, fishing, hunting, and hiking with his wife Andi.
Andi Steffes
Andi Steffes
Director of Lodging
Andi joined our team as the Director of Guest Services before the start of the 2016 season.

While originally from Montana, Andi joined our team after serving as the Director of Club Services at Arrowhead Country Club in Rapid City, SD.

She attended The University of Montana for a Bachelor in Art.
It’s Andi’s infectious personality and organized order that makes the Front Desk such a friendly place for so many of our guests who travel to The Prairie Club.

Her and her husband Loudan enjoy spending time with their son and newborn, two dogs, and numerous backyard chickens.

They do home renovations projects when they find spare time.
Brandon Arens
Brandon Arens
Director of Agronomy
Brandon grew up in Coleridge, Nebraska and after high school, attended the University of Nebraska.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in turfgrass & landscape management in 2010.

Brandon was an intern for The Prairie Club in 2010, before being hired on as the Assistant Superintendent.

Before The Prairie Club, he worked and interned at Firethorn Golf Club in Lincoln for two years and growing up, he worked on the grounds at his hometown course, Hartington Golf Course.
Brandon states that he “loves the opportunity to care for such a beautiful course each and every day.”

He manages all operations on all three golf courses.

In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, rooting for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, winter officiating of Valentine high school basketball and youth basketball programs, and spending time with his wife Janeen, who he married in August of 2012. Together, they have one son.
Becky Benson
Becky Benson
Food & Beverage Director
Becky joined the team in the fall of 2020 as a server and joined the team prior to the 2021 season as our Assistant Food & Beverage Director.
Originally from Hershey, Nebraska, Becky worked as a dental hygienist in Valentine.

Becky is married to her husband, Jeremy, who together have three children ages 13, 11, and 7.
Regan Jerred
Regan Jerred
Facility Maintenance Manager
Regan (pronounced Ree-gan) joined our team in the spring of 2022. By June, he was our full-time Facility Maintenance Manager.

A self-described "cowboy at heart," Regan is responsible for keeping all of our properties structures functioning.
Prior to moving to Valentine three years ago, Regan spent the better part of two decades traveling across the Midwest doing ranch work.

Originally from Springview, Nebraska (65 miles east of the club), Regan lives in Valentine with his wife Kristin and his 5-year old son George.

In his spare time, you can find him team roping, hunting, or fishing.
DJ Shallenberger
DJ Shallenberger
Pines Course Superintendent
DJ joined the team in January 2018 as the Pines Course Superintendent, tending after our Graham Marsh design.

Originally from Rock Port, Missouri, DJ graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the spring of 2014 after studying Turf, Grass, & Landscape Management.
Before his time here on the Nebraska prairie, he was an assistant at the Country Club of Leawood for two years and an assistant at Mission Hills Country Club for two years, both in Kansas City, MO.

DJ’s first time at The Prairie Club came in 2013 for a turf trip with school.

He can be seen all over our Pines Course with his co-superintendent, a 5-year old pup named Millie.

DJ is active on Twitter posting pictures from the club, so give him a follow: @huskershally!
Andrew Getty
Andrew Getty
Dunes Course Superintendent
Andrew joined the team as the Dunes Course Superintendent early in 2021 after serving as the superintendent at Frederick Peak for the previous two seasons.
Born and raised in Mitchell, South Dakota, Getty was 12 years old when he first started working at a golf course, where he fell in love with the art and science of maintaining turf.

A 2017 UNL graduate of the Turfgrass and Landscape Management program, he's held internships at Whistling Straits, Ballyneal, and Woodmont Country Club (Washington, DC), before accepting a full-time superintendent position at Frederick Peak Golf Club in Valentine, NE.

In his free time, he enjoy fishing, working out, reading, and cheering on the Mitchell Kernels, Nebraska Huskers, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, and the Minnesota Wild.

His companion, Maverick, is a 2-year old Golden Retriever who absolutely loves meeting new golfers.
Paul Schock
Paul Schock
Originally a member of Sand Hills Golf Club just down the road in Mullen, Schock fell in love with the land and saw a vision for a world-class destination for golf that could be both member-focused and available to all.
Since the start, his goal has been to create an experience unlike any other, right here in the middle of this unique ecosystem and landscape. Born of it, The Prairie Club.

Schock is primarily a family man, living in Sioux Falls, SD with his wife Nancy. He is an avid outdoorsman and still loves to play and watch golf. His current activity of choice is chasing around his seven grandchildren and staying active in the lives of his five children.

He is a partner in Bird Dog Equity in Sioux Falls.