Jan Best, Head Professional at Mount Brenton Golf Course. Originally from Germany, Jan and his family immigrated to Canada in the 1990s and has resided in the Cowichan Valley ever since. He received his CPGA certification in 2008 shortly after finishing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science/Biology from Vancouver Island University in 2006. Jan was a student member at Mount Brenton throughout university and familiarized himself with the golf course and many of its long-standing members. He started working at our club in 2009 as an apprentice and continued to participate in competitive golf, soccer, and karate. After gaining valuable experience in the industry – he completed his professional golf business management certification through the PGA of Canada and is Coach Canada certified – Jan became head professional at Mount Brenton in 2017. He is thankful for having both a great employer and fantastic staff whose combined efforts facilitate their busy first-tee operations year-round. Jan lives in Duncan with his wife Kate and sons Quentin and Tristan.
Pro shop: 250-9322
Eric Butson, Assistant Professional at Mount Brenton Golf Club
Eric grew up in southern Ontario and relocated to B.C. in 2014. Eric started working in the golf industry at Blue Springs Golf Club, owned by the largest operator of golf courses in Canada, Clublink. Eric relocated to Vancouver Island and found himself working for Sportchek/Nevada Bobs Golf, where he spent three years before finding his place at Mount Brenton Golf Club. Eric has been with the Club since 2017 and has extensive knowledge of both golf and sport.
Pro shop: 250-246-9322
Arden Chailler, Office Manager at Mount Brenton Golf Club
Arden started working at our club in January 2021.
Previously, she worked as the Office Manager at a couple of different companies in the building trades, as well as having operated her own business for almost 20 years.
Arden lives in Ladysmith with her husband, Dan, and their two dogs, Josie & Maya.
MBGC office: 250-246-2588
Nora Leidenius, Co-Office Manager at Mount Brenton Golf Course.
Nora joined Mount Brenton Golf Course on May 31, 2021, and comes to us with a background of many years of bank/credit union service including human resources, lending, and branch management as well as office manager experience for a restoration firm.
Nora is a long-time resident of Crofton and enjoys having immediate family nearby in the Cowichan Valley.
Nora and hubby Rod enjoy fishing and motorcycles.
MBGC office: 250-246-2588