Hometown: Hayden Lake, Idaho

PGA Professional Since: 2010

 Tell us a little bit about your career. Who or what inspired you to be a PGA Professional?

I have always dreamed of having a career in sports. My wife Jessica helped me realize this dream when we first met and inspired me to follow my passion. Along the way I have worked for some amazing mentors that continue to motivate me and inspire me like PGA Professional Tom Davidson.

 Favorite golfer?

 My daughter, Kianna Nelson. And Bubba Watson.

Favorite sports team, pro or college?

Gonzaga Bulldogs

 You were honored with the 2017 Merchandiser of the Year award for Resort Facilities. You and your team had an amazing year with a great increase in sales. Any new merchandising ideas or goals for 2018-19?

We are excited for this season and look forward to another great year here. We have already made some nice improvements to our fixtures and displays to flow with our Native American and lake lifestyle theme. We added a nice upgrade to our security cameras with HD quality as well. This year we have a few promotions that include different merchandising discounts and giveaways via our social media accounts, kind of a spotlight to feature certain products. We are also aiming to add more tournament gift ideas to enhance an event.

Thank you, Mark!