Staff Bios

Randy Towner - General Manager/Head Professional

Randy has been with Firekeeper since its inception joining Firekeeper after a 23 year stint as Director of Golf at Alvamar in Lawrence, Kansas. Rand has been the Player of the Year, Senior Player of the year and Merchandiser of the Year multiple times and Golf Professional of the Year in the Mid-West Professional Golfer Association. He currently serves on the Midwest Section PGA Executive Board as the Honorary President after the completion of a two year term as PGA Midwest Section President. Randy was the Spalding National Teacher of the Year and is in the Johnson County Community COllege and PGA Midwest Section Hall of Fame. He has participated in many national competitions including the 200 Senior US Open. Randy is married to LeAnn, and they have three daughters and nine grandchildren.

 

Rob Christie - Golf Course Superintendent

Rob is from McCook, NE. A small town in the SW comer of the state. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Horticulture with an option in turf grass management. His first Golf Course Superintendents job was at Fairbury C.C. from there went to work for Landscapes Unlimited LLC for 14 years building golf courses. Rob started work at Firekeeper Golf Course 2009. He is a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Past President of the Kansas chapter of the GCSAA. 

 

Michael Powell - Assistant Golf Professional

Michael has been with Firekeeper since December of 2010. Prior to being at Firekeeper, Michael has worked for the City of Lawrence (KS) and spent 4 years as an Assistant Professional at Eagle Bend Golf Course.  Michael earned Bachelor Degrees in History and Political Science from Ottawa University where he also played Golf and Soccer. Michael was also named the 2020 Midwest Section PGA Assistant of the Year, he also serves on the Midwest Section Board of Directors representing the Flint Hills District. Michael has an 11 year old daughter Paisley. 

 

Dan Rhule - Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Dan grew up in Holton, Kan. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in milling science. Dan was the Golf Course Superintendent for 23 years at Holton C.C. His wife's name is Susan and and has two daughters Haley, age 20 and Megan, age 17. He began working at Firekeeper Golf Course in 2012.