Meet The Team/Staff

Luke Burbach

Head Golf Pro

Luke Burbach was born and raised in North West Wisconsin just outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Luke got started with golf at the young of four when his father would take him to a local par 3 course. Luke was hooked from the start. By the age of 16 Luke began his dream of becoming a club pro. Following High School Luke attended Florida Gulf Coast University where he majored in Professional Golf Management. Luke has worked at clubs including Troy Burne Golf Club, Interlachen Country Club, and Plantation Golf & Country Club. Most recently, Luke was an assistant professional and lead merchandiser at Crown Colony Golf & Country Club in Fort Myers, Florida.

Chris Ferraro 

Assistant Golf professional

Chris Ferraro grew up in Kingston, NY and graduated from Kingston High School in 2008. He went on to study business at SUNY Ulster in Cottekill, NY and was the NJCAA National Golf Champion in 2010. While attending school at SUNY Ulster he accepted his first Assistant Golf Professional job at The Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club in Saugerties, NY. In 2013 Chris won the Ulster County Men’s Amateur by shooting a tournament record 10-Under for 54 holes. He has played golf professionally since 2014 competing in the New York State Open, Met Open, Westchester Open and other major regional events. In 2018 Chris accepted an Assistant Golf Professional Job at Wiltwyck Golf Club. Chris is extremely excited for the opportunities that Wiltwyck presents him with and has brought an exceptionally high level of customer service to work on a daily basis. When not at work or golfing Chris enjoys recreational sports such as fishing, softball, and basketball.

Paul

Assistant Golf Professional

Paul has been playing golf since the age of 14, and began working in the industry just after high school. After spending 3 years in the golf retail business Paul attended Coastal Carolina University’s PGA golf management program. Paul hopes to be an integral part of Wiltwyck’s professional staff and help grow the game of golf by creating an engaging and inspiring junior golf program. Paul feels very fortunate to be surrounded by some of the best professionals in the industry.

Cody Kaiser

Assistant Outside supervisor

Cody Kaiser was born October 18th 2000, and this is his second year working at Wiltwyck. He graduated from High school in June of 2018 and decided to enlist into the navy reserves. He ahs since returned from training and has plans to go to ulster county community college for the fall of 2019. He began playing golf in the 8th grade and is working to improve his game.

Jason Nalepa

Greens Superintendent

Jason is a lifelong resident of Kingston. He graduated from Kingston High School in 1999 and began his golf career here at Wiltwyck in March of 2000. After 2 seasons of work he entered SUNY Delhi’s golf management program while continuing to work part time. In 2006, Jason became second assistant superintendent at Wiltwyck and was then promoted to first assistant in 2014. In January of 2018, Wiltwyck’s current ownership promoted him to Superintendent. A Golf Course Superintendents Association of America member since 2005, Jason’s long history at Wiltwyck has put him in the best position to be responsible for all facets of golf course operations.

A.J. Perry

Greens Assistant Superintendent

A.J. is a lifelong resident of Kingston where he resides with his wife Kelli and their four daughters, Samantha, Kayla, Stefanie, and Jen. After graduating from SUNY Delhi’s park and recreation management program in 1994 he began his career in golf at the Mohonk Mountain golf course as assistant superintendent. He then moved on to become the assistant at Walkill Golf Club before he joined Wiltwyck as assistant superintendent in February of 2000. After taking a short break from golf, A.J. returned to Wiltwyck in November of 2018. As assistant superintendent, A.J. works directly with the superintendent in the daily management of our golf course.

Wayne Moore

Head Technician

Wayne is a resident of Tivoli, NY where he resides with his wife Melissa and their sons Lakota and Sebastian. Wayne’s golf career began in 2002 at Red Hook Golf Club where in 2009, he was promoted to head mechanic. In the Spring of 2012, Wayne joined Wiltwyck as the mechanic. After a short time as equipment technician at the Links at Unionvalle, Wayne rejoined our maintenance team at Wiltwyck in the Summer of 2018. As head technician, Wayne is responsible for keeping golf course maintenance equipment in top working order and keeping downtime at a minimum.