Our Staff

Emmett Markulis

Director of Golf/ Club Manager

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 married 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.

Wendy Smith

Wedding & Event Specialist

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.

Marica Porter


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.