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Meet the Team

Sven Wiedenhaupt
General Manager

Sven was born in Germany and has in the last 40 years worked in nine countries while working with a variety of Luxury Hotel operators, most recently with Four Seasons &Jumeirah. Sven’s passions in life are golf, music, wines & food. Sven is proud to have never worked a day in his life as he actively purses his passions!

Mike Tebbetts
Director of Sales and Marketing

A San Diego native, Mike is a 30-year hospitality and sales Industry veteran with the last 14 spent in his current role at IWGR. Mike enjoys spending time with his family, playing at golf and exercising with his dogs every morning. 

Jonas Conlan
Director of Agronomy

Jonas is originally from Michigan, a turf grass alumni from Michigan State University, he took up residence in the Coachella Valley in 1997.
He is an avid golfer and loves what he does from day to day operations, to golf course design and the history of the sport.

Joe Williams
Director of Golf

Joe is a father of two from Sunnyvale, CA. He joined the team at the Indian Wells Golf resort in 1996. He became Head Golf Professional in 2002, and was then promoted to his current role in 2008. Prior to The Indian Wells Golf Resort, Joe worked as a floor supervisor for Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Stateline, Nev. where, among other things, he supervised the race, sportsbook and poker operations.

Brandon Kary

Brandon is a long time veteran of the golf business with stops in Scottsdale, Las Vegas and now Indian Wells for the last five years. He is an alumnus of Arizona State University (Harvard of the West) lol, and is a huge major sports enthusiast. “Book It”. 
Nona Howard
Human Resources


George Edwards
Facility Engineer

George has 25 years in the hospitality industry, managing and maintaining some of the world’s finest five star Resorts, and Private Estates.

Pamela Vincent
Director of Retail

Michael Navarro
Director of Food and Beverage