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.

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Amy Hoegeman – Club Controller/ Human Resource Manager


Amy joined Hillcrest as the club Controller in April 2015. She is from the Sunman area and started her career as a bank teller at People’s Bank (now Mainsource) in Batesville. She spent six years at Hirt & Ellco in positions ranging from service   scheduling, accounts payable and general ledger    accounting all while earning her Associates Degree in Accounting from Ivy Tech. Immediately prior to joining Hillcrest, Amy spent 4 years in the corporate finance department  at Elgin Fastener Group.

Austin Wright, PGA Apprentice – Assistant Golf Professional


Austin joined the Hillcrest team February, 2017 with a strong golf talent, versatile teaching abilities and exceptional customer service. He is a graduate of Shawnee State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Information Technology in 2013.  Austin played two sports during his collegiate career, golf and baseball and has six years of corporate management experience.  In 2016 he started his career in the golf industry as assistant golf professional at Hickory Stick Golf Club in Greenwood, Indiana.