Ed Bialek
Head Golf Professional

Ed Bialek has been the PGA Head Golf Professional at Oak Ridge Country Club since 2010. He has over 22 years of experience as a head golf professional in the private club industry.

Throughout his career Ed has served on numerous committees with the PGA. He was president of his chapter, education and tournament chairman for the Michigan Section as well as serving on the sections long range planning committee.

He has also received recognition from his peers for his expertise in merchandising, furthering the education of fellow PGA Professionals and dedication to junior golf. In 2008, he was recognized by Titleist for being one of the top 100 club professionals in the country.

Ed is a native of Grand Rapids Michigan and is married with two sons.

Ed played his college golf at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has had a long established playing career as a professional competing in sectional and national tournaments.

Eric Speck
Assistant Golf Professional

Eric Speck has joined the Oak Ridge Country Club Golf Staff this year.  He grew up in Brooklyn Park, MN and obtained his love for golf while working at Edinburgh USA Golf Course.  He attended Park Center Highschool and graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing, Minoring in Professional Golf Management.  Eric has been married for 3 years to his wife Ashley.
While in college Eric had internships at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, MN, Shorehaven Golf Club in East Norwalk, CT and was a Assistant Golf Professional at Concord Country Club in Concord, MA.  He moved back to Minnesota in 2010 and worked at Mississippi Dunes, St. Cloud Country Club and most recently Cannon Golf Club. 
Part of his passion is growing the game of golf.  He has found fun and creative ways to incorporate this while running Junior programs and clinics to all genders and ages.  He is excited to be joining the Oak Ridge Golf Staff and bringing over 15 years of golf experiences with him; which 7 of those being a PGA Class A Professional.

Katie Clark
Golf Shop Buyer

Katie has been at Oak Ridge Country Club since 2013. She grew up in nearby Minnetonka and is a graduate of Hopkins High School. Katie grew up playing sports (Softball & Volleyball) and took up the game of golf later on.

Katie brings a large passion for merchandising as well as a dedication to providing first-class service. As the merchandiser/buyer for 8 years at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel Island, FL, Katie was instrumental in the golf shop there earning a Platinum Club rating, also earning recognition from Boardroom Magazine, as well as being named one of the 2011 Golf Digest Top 100 Golf Shops. Katie brings her award-winning standards of service and excellence, her effective organizational and personal skills, and her unparalleled passion for merchandising to the golf shop, staff, and most importantly, the members and guests of Oak Ridge Country Club.

Zach Tollefson
​Assitant Golf Professional
Zach is working in his fifth season with Oak Ridge. After starting in the bag room, Zach quickly worked his way into the Golf Shop, where he has been now for his last four seasons. Zach has been helping the Junior golfers at Oak Ridge for the past six seasons.  Zach has had a passion for golf since a young age after being taught how to play by his father. Zach works as a teacher during the winter, teaching high school science to students with special needs in the north east metro.  Zach is happily married to his wife Sarah and will be celebrating their third anniversary this August. Zach is happy to be back during the summer to help the membership at Oak Ridge Golf Staff

Grounds Staff


​                    Todd Kranz

Todd joined the Oak Ridge team in April 2016 as our Golf Course Superintendent.  He comes to Oak Ridge with over 15 years of providing championship conditions to some of the most exclusive country clubs in the United States. Todd's unyielding dedication to his craft is evident in the product and crew he brings to the club.

Originally from South Dakota, Todd has been all around the United States working on golf courses. He earned his degree in Turfgrass Management at Iowa State University.  After finishing his schooling, Todd headed out to Oakland Hills Country Club where he was an integral part of preparing for and hosting the 2004 Ryder Cup.  He has also been at Glen Arbor Golf Club in New York where he was exposed to several in depth golf course construction and renovation projects.  Along with several other prestigious private clubs in this area, most recently Todd was at Windsong Farm Golf Club. Over his 4 years there, he oversaw and completed several major course and property improvement projects, along with providing the membership with world class playing conditions.

Todd is extremely excited and passionate for the opportunity to continue the excellence here at Oak Ridge. You will see Todd working hard with the crew daily and also see him and his best friend Maggie scouting the course for geese and anything else that needs attention.

​                   Justin Ellison
Assistant Superintendent

Justin joined the Oak Ridge team in April 2016 as the Lead Assistant Superintendent.  He comes to Oak Ridge with over 17 years of experience managing turf at high end golf clubs around the country.

Justin was very young when he was first exposed to the golf industry, starting out as a caddy at Golden Valley Golf and Country Club when he was 9.  He then found his passion for growing grass while working in Tucson, Arizona.  He has also spent time in the mountains around Lake Tahoe and numerous other elite clubs in our surrounding area.

Justin earned his turfgrass degree from the University of Minnesota in 2005, and still views everyday on the golf course as a learning opportunity to better himself both professionally and personally. He takes pride in the team and product we are putting out there for the membership.  His main focus is to help create the best playing conditions day in and day out, while also promoting a strong healthy stand of grass.

Chances are when you see Justin on the course, he will be with his #1 sidekick Buddy.


​                    James Seale
Assistant Superintendent
James graduated in 2006 with a bachelor's of business administration from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He worked in the financial sector for six years before deciding to return to school to pursue a degree in turf management. He graduated from Anoka Technical College in 2014. He was an intern at Windsong Farm Golf Club before becoming the third assistant. James started at Oak Ridge in 2016 and is excited to continue grow professionally in his new chosen field

Maggie & Buddy
Golf Course Dogs
Buddy and Maggie started at Oak Ridge in April 2016 with their two best friends Justin and Todd.

Buddy has extensive knowledge of golf course surveying and pest management.  The only things Buddy loves more in life than chasing geese and squirrels are a sunny spot to lay in and holding hands while being pet.

Maggie holds true to her herding dog roots and loves to try and round up Buddy, the crew and especially Todd's cart. Theres no doubt you will see Maggie chasing the geese on the course, and you will also find that she loves people and will be looking for any kind of attention she can get around the clubhouse.