Cheryl is originally from Boston, Ma but relocated up to Humboldt from sunny San Diego after living there for almost 9 years! She has had over 15 years in the restaurant industry, opening some of the most well renown restaurants in Southern California. Over the last 4 years she has got her foot in the door of the event industry and is exciting to bring that experience into Baywood, with the help of the event specialist Wendy Smith. She is excited to bring fun and exciting events to the club for the members of Baywood! She will also be at the club to ensure any and all member related items are answered so we can keep all our members stress-free! Cheryl has been here since December and is loving working at the most beautiful course in Humboldt county!
Wendy is originally from Humboldt County and has several years of experience in the wedding and event industry. She has coordinated over 200 weddings and at least that many events in her career. She will ensure that the planning of your special event is stress-free and everything you’ve imagined it to be. Wendy finds joy in bringing smiles to all of our guests and knowing that she has created the best possible experience for all who have chosen Baywood for their memorable events.
Head Chef Christian Owens, born in the heart of “Horse Country” Bourbon County, Kentucky but primarily grew up in Ft Myers, Florida. Christian earned his Associates of Science in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University and then went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Hodges University. Chef Owens background includes major club experience in high end private clubs in Miami and Michigan where his experience took him from grand openings through full restaurant operations. His Home-style cuisine ranges from Continental through European. Christian enjoys traveling, boating and playing golf, you may even see him playing a few rounds here at Baywood. He says he “received my inspiration to cook from my Mother and Grandmother.” He has been living in Humboldt Country since 2013 and is very excited to be here at Baywood, so the next time you see him around the club make sure to give Christian a Baywood welcome and say hello.
Born the son of PGA, Head Golf Professional, David Robert Young (Oak Knoll Golf Course, Ashland Oregon). Attended CSU Chico, graduated with a BA in Phys. Ed. Attended The Professional Golfers Career College (PGCC) directly after getting marriage to wife Abby in 2004. Passed Players Ability Test, at Mile Square Golf Course in Los Angeles, CA in 2005. Began Working at Kapalua as an Assistant Professional in Dec. of 2005. Accepted the job as Head Golf Professional at The Challenge at Manele on the island of Lanai in June of 2011. Returned to Kapalua in September, 2014 at The Plantation Course, as Guest Service Supervisor. Accepted position as Head Golf Professional at The Bay Course in June of 2015. Head Professional at Baywood GCC since February, 2017.
Marica Porter grew up on a farm in rural Missouri, it was here that she began cultivating a lifetime passion for classical ballet. She studied at Dramatic Truth School of the Arts and the School of Kansas City Ballet before attending Stephens College, in Columbia, MO where she was awarded academic, leadership, and dance scholarships. She graduated with a BA in Business Administration, a BFA in Dance Performance, and a Minor in Mathematics. Described as graceful yet daring, a fireball of a dancer, she has performed for audiences from rural Oklahoma and Dallas to Israel prior to becoming an American Ballet Theatre® Certified Teacher. She successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 7 and Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Ballet enriched her life with beauty, grace, and endless tutus; ingraining diligence, a solid work ethic, determination, and creativity into her work. Aware that a dancer’s career might not last forever Marica concurrently honed her respective accounting skills specific to non-profits, corporate real estate management, manufacturing, emergency room management, retail, public accounting, golf course, and entrepreneurial organizations. Marica is delighted to join the team at beautiful Baywood.