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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!
Ben Rodny
Ben Rodny
Director of Sales and Marketing

Ben is originally from Boston, MA and an alumni of UMass Amherst.   Ben is excited to join the team at Indian Wells Golf Resort and bring 20 years of hospitality and golf experience to the table.  Ben swam and dove from an early age through college and coached highschool for 7 years.   Ben loves the outdoors and almost every sport under the sun.  In his spare time he enjoyes spending time with his Wife, kids and dog.
Ben Rodny
Nick Leitner
Director of Agronomy

Nicholas grew up in Tucson, Arizona where he attended the University of Arizona There he studied Turfgrass Science & Sustainable Plant Systems followed by time with the University of Arizona working with their Turf Research Dept. and Baseball team. He has quality experience as the Asst. Superintendent at El Dorado and most recently as Director of Agronomy at the Marrakesh CC Nicholas is married to Katie and they have a dachshund named Daisy! Nicholas is an ardent Patriots and Red Sox fan, he loves cooking for Katie and singing along to Classic Rock with Daisy at his side.

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.
Danette Perotta
Director of Finance

With over 25 years experience in destintation, luxury resorts and clubs through out Southern california, Danette brings a wealth of experience to The Indian Wells Golf Resort.  Danette was born and raised in california and studied at UC Santa Barbara.
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