Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Man Behind the Scenes

In every operation there is someone who is extremely valuable for success but who is often times not seen.  That person at HFCC is our Equipment Manager, Aaron Brown.  Aaron came to us after our previous equipment manager fell ill and retired.  Aaron started with HFCC almost 2 years ago on July 4th, our busiest time (and day) of the year. 
Aaron working on the club's truck.
Aaron is a local from Sylva where he graduated from Smokey Mountain High School.  After high school he attended and graduated from Nashville Auto/Diesel College followed by stints at Mountaintop and Trillium Country Clubs.  He has been married to his wife Jordyn for nearly four years and they have three children; Bruce, Gavin, and Lawson.  He likes to spend time hunting and fishing but mostly enjoys spending time with his family.  One thing most people do not know about Aaron is that he can play the piano.
Changing tires is a regular occurrence.
While our employees are our #1 asset, our equipment comes in 2nd and without it, we would not be able to provide the quality conditions that we do on the course.  With nearly 1.5 million dollars worth of equipment at HFCC, Aaron has his hands full.  He is responsible for the maintenance of all the equipment as well as the maintenance building.  In his short time at HFCC, he has reorganized several areas within the shop and changed procedures to improve efficiency and upgrade quality. 
Aaron records all maintenance performed on equipment.
So the next time you look out and gaze at the beautiful grounds that make up HFCC, remember there is someone behind the scenes helping to make that possible.