Meet General Manager Jason Rivard
Jason Rivard has come a long way at Young’s. He started out on Young’s landscaping crew in 2006, and has since risen through the ranks to his current position as General Manager. He literally knows this place from the ground up, and this allows him to effectively manage all aspects of the facility.
Over the past decade he has witnessed Young’s ups and downs and is excited to have the opportunity to lead Young’s in a direction that honors George and Margaret’s original vision. Delivering exceptional service to our guests is Mr. Rivard’s first priority, and he is looking forward to working with the community to implement services at Young’s that benefit Iron County.
Born and raised in Iron County, Mr. Rivard loves all things Yooper and is an avid outdoorsman. He grew up playing sports and became a dedicated golfer after high school. Since then he has spent his time perfecting his technique and learning all he can about playing and teaching the sport. Mr. Rivard’s golf lessons are popular with the community, and he plans to provide more educational opportunities and resources for younger golfers.
Mr. Rivard graduated from Central Michigan University in 2004 with a degree in Operations Management.
Meet Executive Chef Kevin Amelio
Young’s is thrilled to have Kevin Amelio as our Executive Chef and Restaurant Manager. Executive Chef Amelio attended Le Cordon Bleu where he excelled, including winning multiple awards in American Culinary Federation competitions and Iron Chef-style tournaments. He graduated in 2006 and has since worked both nationally and internationally at luxury resorts and restaurants, including the El Dorado Royale in Mexico, the Hotel Iroquois on Mackinac Island, and Elizabeth’s Chophouse in Marquette. A native of Iron County, Executive Chef Amelio brings a wealth of culinary experience to our kitchen and enjoys being creative in his cuisine. His unique experiences (he once cooked for the Dalai Lama!) allow him to beautifully craft our restaurant and catering menus. Executive Chef Amelio is committed to delivering only the best, and ensuring that our guests leave happy is his primary focus.
Meet Superintendent Dan Child
Dan Child has been with Young’s grounds crew since 2002. After years of hands-on training and technical education, including completing a turf management program at Michigan State University, he was promoted to Assistant Superintendent in 2012. Now Superintendent, Mr. Child is looking forward to providing golfers with their best possible golf experience, and he is excited about Young’s renewed commitment to improving the golf course for the community.
Born and raised in southern Michigan, Mr. Child began visiting Iron County in 1994, and he loved the area so much that he decided to move here in 2002. Since beginning his tenure at Young’s he has facilitated several major course improvements. A dedicated golfer, Mr. Child pays close attention to the needs of the course and leads his team to deliver the best playing conditions in the area. In the coming years, Mr. Child will focus on continuing to enhance the overall health and playability of the course.