Amber Pasel, PGA – Director of Golf & Social


Amber joined the Hillcrest team January, 2017 having demonstrated stellar performance in tournament operations, merchandising and customer service.  Amber spent the past seven years at Hickory Stick Golf Club in Greenwood, Indiana, where she was the Head Golf Professional since 2012.  Amber played four years of collegiate golf for Indiana University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a minor in Business Administration in 2009.  She was selected as the Indiana PGA Merchandiser of the Year in 2015, serves on the Indiana Section PGA Board of Directors and was selected as 1 of 15 PGA- 2017 LEAD representatives for the National PGA of America.


Mark Powers – Golf Course Superintendent


Mark joined Hillcrest in October, 2016 as a consultant for the maintenance department and currently is the acting golf course superintendent. Mark has over 20 years of turf experience. He is a graduate of Purdue University where he earned a B.S. of Turf Science in 2000. After graduation Mark started as an Assistant Superintendent (2000-2001) and was quickly promoted to golf course superintendent (2001- 2006). In 2006, Mark took on additional responsibilities as the Assistant General Manager/Golf Course Superintendent (2006-2008) at Wildcat Creek Golf Course in Kokomo, Indiana. Mark relocated to Columbus, Ohio where he was the golf course superintendent of Blackhawk G.C. 2008 -2011. In 2011 the family was again relocated to Batesville Indiana where Mark chose to pursue a different path. He used his experience and expertise in golf course management to form his own business Turf Care Solutions LLC. Here Mark was able to provide clients golf course quality care for their turf.