Meet the Staff
Laura McMartin graduated from North Dakota State University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management with a minor in business administration. Laura is no stranger to the Detroit Lakes area; growing up in St. Thomas, ND, meant she spent a majority of her summers on Lake Melissa.
Laura worked at Wildflower Golf Course during the summers of 2009 & 2010. She joined the front desk staff at Fair Hills Resort for the summer of 2012 as the conference intern and was soon promoted to the Conference and Event Director at Fair Hills Resort. Laura took on the added role of General Manager of Wildflower Golf Course in January 2014.
Scott joined the Wildflower team in February 2019 as Superintendent. Originally from Foley, MN, Scott earned a Bachelor’s degree in sports management from Bemidji State University, then went on to earn a degree in turfgrass management from Rutgers University’s highly regarded Turfgrass Science program in New Brunswick, NJ. Scott has over 20 years of experience working at various highly regarded golf courses across the state of Minnesota.
Scott’s hobbies include involvement in his church and spending time with his children, Noah (14), Brynn (12) and Silas (4). He enjoys all sports, especially golf and fishing. Recently, Scott had the opportunity to travel to Scotland to visit a good friend and play some golf on a few historical, challenging tracks!
Neil Gryte has been a loyal employee of Wildflower Golf Course for 25 years! You can find him working in the Pro-Shop and helping out at the snack bar. In his free time, he enjoys tinkering in his wood shop at his home. Neil has made one “hole-in-one” in his lifetime and he hopes to make a second!
Ollie Olson has been with Wildflower Golf Course for the past seven years following his retirement from working as a savings and loan examiner. His favorite hobbies outside of work include fishing, gardening, watching hockey and traveling. Prior to retirement, Ollie spent a majority of his year traveling, often being out of town for about 130 nights each year. His favorite places to travel include Palm Springs, California and Hawaii!
Pro-Shop Management Intern
Brett McGugan is working his first summer at Wildflower Golf Course as the Pro-Shop’s Management Intern. Although he is originally from Sarnia Ontario, Canada, Brett is entering his junior year at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan where he plays on the golf team. After graduation, Brett hopes to move to the United States permanently and become a head golf professional. Prior to his collegiate golf experience, he never took a lesson and is proud to say he was self-taught!
Pro-Shop Management Intern
Christian Stensgard is from Maple Grove, MN, and is enjoying his first year working at Wildflower as one of the Pro-Shop’s management interns. He is pursuing a degree in sports management with a minor in business at North Dakota State University. Although he is an avid fan of just about any sport, Christian’s favorite sports include golf, hockey and basketball. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, skiing, cooking and playing video games.