Meet the KMC Staff

At Kahler Mountain Club, we have a staff that is dedicated and passionate about great golf, great food, and great fitness! Our goal is for you to have a wonderful time on every visit, no matter what you’re here for.

Lucy Payne

Manager, Athletic Club
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Lucy oversees the operation and membership of the KMC Athletic Club

I have enjoyed being a part of the Kahler Glen/Lake Wenatchee community for the past 7 years. My husband, Jarrett, is a volunteer firefighter for LWFR. My two sons go to school in Leavenworth and are active in school sports, skiing and golf.  I really enjoy all the adventures you can have right here in our own backyard from skiing, hiking, floating the river or just relaxing on the beach. My favorite thing about being part of Kahler Mountain Club is getting know our members and all the improvements that are
being made here.

Colin Wilkey

General Manager, Wildflour Restaurant
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Colin oversees operations of Wildflour and all dining services at KMC.

Colin was born and raised in New England. He made his way out West to Washington State after
finishing his Bachelors in Science at Plymouth State University. Colin’s passion is in delicious food. He has worked almost every level of food production from sustainable organic farming, to cooking, and writing menus. Colin is now the General Manager of Wildflour Restaurant in beautiful Leavenworth Washington.  He is a firm believer that healthy, quality ingredients make the best meals and that good food can bring us all together. Colin specializes in fine dining and mixology. His hobbies outside the kitchen include gardening, woodworking, hiking exploring new places and spending time with his wife to be, and two cats.

Taylor Solem

Head Golf Pro [email protected]

Taylor oversees golf operations including lessons, pro shop, and tournaments.
Taylor grew up in the Leavenworth area and graduated from Cascade High School. Upon graduating, he attended the Golf Academy of America where he received both a business and golf complex management degree, as well as teaching and playing credentials. He had an opportunity to move back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to pursue a career in golf, which is his true passion.  There are very few things he enjoys more than teaching and playing the great game of golf, and seeing people progress, and to enjoy this sport to the utmost of their ability.  He takes pride in creating the best experience possible for our members and guests.
Taylor is going through the PGA program and is currently a Level 1 PGA Pro.
Taylor Solem

I'm sure like many of you, I love to take advantage of everything we have at our disposal in this area, and take pride in cultivating those experiences with my now seven year old daughter, whom I'm positive you will see running around the course with me. Some things I enjoy doing in my free time, are dirt biking, kayaking the lakes and rivers, riding horses, camping, fishing, and of course golfing to name a few.  I am beyond excited to be a part of the many positive things that are happening at Kahler Mountain Club, and look forward to what is ahead!

Duncan Hoaglan

Head Chef, Wildflour Restaurant
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Although he does not like to be called Chef. Duncan Hoaglan considers himself a “culinary mercenary.” With almost 4 decades of cooking under his belt he specializes in large proteins and slow braised meats. Duncan is truly a renaissance man. When he is not in the kitchen Duncan can be found chainsawing firewood, or tinkering in his garage. 

Tracy Campbell

Front of House Manager, Wildflour Restaurant

Tracy was born in New York. Tracy is a Master Server and Mixologist. She is currently the Front Of the House manager at Wildflour Restaurant in Leavenworth. When Tracy is not mixing up batches of Original Cocktails she is spending time with her kids, dogs, and birds. Tracy is a self described artist and enjoys painting and beading as well as spending time outside. Paddle Boarding, horseback riding and basking in the sun are some of her favorite outdoor activities.

Keren Retter

Pastry Chef & Baker, Wildflour Restaurant

“Retter is Better”
Pastry Chef/ Baker Keren Retter was born in Jerusalem but grew up in South Africa. Keren has traveled the world and developed a taste for “food and people.”
Keren Considers herself creative, and has a self proclaimed passion for everything that she does and brings both enthusiasm and imagination to the task at hand.  Keren specializes in the production of bread, croissants, pasta and other desserts.

Louis 'Bunk' Bunkleman

Athletic Club & Pro Shop

I am married to the love of my life, Jenni. Three years ago this April, we sold everything and bought a cabin locally. We stumbled upon this little piece of heaven called Kahler Mountain Club, and we have been playing golf here ever since! The beauty surrounding us and the people we have come to know have enriched our lives beyond our wildest expectations.

My wife found work as a P.E teacher in Leavenworth. I have been blessed with the opportunity to be the assistant manager of the athletic club and also help out at the pro shop when needed. Jenni and I enjoy being part of this community and all it has to offer, such as golfing, hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, volunteering for the Fire Department and much more.

Ellen Lindsey

Water Aerobics Instructor

Ellen Lindsay is our water exercise and swim lesson instructor. She fell in love with the water as a child and hopes to pass that on to her students. “The water is my favorite place to work out”.
When she’s not teaching at the pool, she’s with her husband Matt, raising five boys, working on the house and yard, traveling, or running her personal finance business.

Kerry Hinds (ERYT)

Yoga Instructor

With over 16 years of yoga teaching experience with diverse specialities and training,  Kerry will safely guide you through practices that work on strength, flexibility, and balance while also incorporating stress reduction tools.