Our Staff

Colbert Hills 

5200 Colbert Hills Drive  |  Manhattan, KS. 66503
PH: 785-776-6475   |   Fax: 785-776-1290  |  TF: 877-916-4653

Steve Lambert
General Manager
785-776-6475 ext.204​stevelambert@colberthills.com

Although this California native may be new to Kansas, Steve is extremely familiar with golf operations with the name “Jim Colbert” attached as he was previously the Senior VP of Operations for Jim Colbert Golf, which owned, leased and operated over 40 golf courses.

Steve and his daughter, Ashley, are both graduates of Oregon State University where he was in the ROTC program. He went on to serve as a Navy Fighter Pilot for eight years, two of which were spent as a demonstration pilot for the Blue Angels. 

Julie Bortnick
Office Manager
785-776-6475 ext.203
julie@colberthills.com

Julie juggles her time at Colbert Hills between raising three boys with her husband, Dan, and working towards her Masters of Accounting at Kansas State University. Julie has already obtained a degree in Business Administration and her MBA. Though she was raised in El Dorado, Julie has been in Manhattan over the past few years doing accounting work for RCPD and Mid-America Office Supply. 

Steve Gotsche
Head Golf Professional
(785) 776-6475 ext. 1
steveg@colberthills.com

A Kansas native, Gotsche attended Great Bend HS in ’79 then went on to Barton County Community College before ultimately graduating from the University of Nebraska in ’83. In his career he has won the Web.com tour twice, the Kansas Junior (’79), 6A KS HS Individual Champion (’79), Kansas Amateur (’84), Kansas Open (’90) and over 60 Minitour tournaments. Additionally, he is a nine-time US Open Participant, competed in the US Senior Open and hold several course records including a 56 at The Club at Stoneridge.

Gotsche has since had two sons, Adam and Ryan, with his wife of thirty years, Linda. He eventually returned to his Barton County Community College roots where he coached the men’s golf team for nine years and has taught juniors, individuals and groups for over 25 years. 

Matt Gourlay
CGCS, Certified Golf
Course Superintendent

785-587-8867
matt@colberthills.com

Matt knows all the ins and outs of Colbert Hills. At age 14, he was hired as a member of our very first cart-boy crew in our opening year, 2000. Since then he has worked his way through the ranks to eventually be named Superintendent in 2007.

While working at Colbert Hills, Matt has maintained strong ties with his alma mater, Kansas State University and regularly teaches classes to students. Additionally, he has been featured in Golfdom Magazine and has given presentations at the Kansas Turfgrass Conference and the Western NY GSCA Conference.

Bernie Haney
KSUGCMRF Executive Director
785-776-6475 ext. 206

bhaney@ksu.edu

 

Jared Helin
Assistant Golf Professional
(785) 776-6475 ext. 1
jared@colberthills.com

Jared was born and raised in Colby, KS where he played college golf at Colby Community College before going on to earn degrees from the Professional Golfers Career College and Kansas State University.

He has proficient knowledge in fitting clubs and club technology, and has been teaching lessons for eight years. He considers himself a lifetime student of the game and is always seeking new teaching theories and techniques.  Jared believes that everyone has the ability to improve his or her golf game, no matter where his or her starting point is. When giving lessons, he gives students an understanding of why changes are being suggested, and likes to keep things fun-incorporating challenges and rewards.

Don Morlan
Executive Chef
(785) 776-6475 ext. 2

donald@colberthills.com

Chef Don spent ten years enlisted in the Army before turning his passion for food into a career. Though he was born and raised in Wyandotte County, KS, his career has taken him all over the state. In addition to owning a catering business for several years, he has held a variety of executive chef positions including Sprint world headquarters and Salina Country Club. 

Outside of Colbert Hills, Chef enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife, five daughters, and three grandchildren. 

Shane Rengstorf
Assistant Superintendent

Shane was raised on a farm outside of Marysville, KS and went on to get a degree from Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Nebraska. After graduating, he moved to Arkansas for an internship at a country club, but stayed in the state following the internship to accept a full time job at another country club.

Shane and his wife, Karissa, are Wildcat fans and Kansas natives. They were thrilled when Shane was able to join our staff and move to Manhattan, just months before his daughter, Brynlee was born. 

Inge Seiler
Director of Business Development & Events
785-776-6475 ext.214
inge@colberthills.com 

Before joining our staff, Inge served as the Assistant Director of Football Operations for Kansas State for seven years. Though, she is originally from Pennsylvania and went on to be a three time NCAA All-American and four time ACC Champion for the University of Virginia Track Team where she specialized in the javelin.

Inge and her husband, Blake, defensive ends coach for K-State, share family time with their daughter, Elle.  Their family enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing, mountain biking and other outdoor activities. However, while on-the-job she seeks to use her vitality, professionalism, warmth and service mindset to build relationships between Colbert Hills and Manhattan community members and businesses. 

Lindsey Winter
Food & Beverage Manager
785-776-6475 ext. 209
lindsey@colberthills.com

Originally a small town Kansas girl, Lindsey moved to Manhattan in the fall of 2009 to attend Kansas State University. In the spring of 2012 she began working with us and has since been named our Food and Beverage manager. 

When she's not at Colbert's, she spends time growing flowers and vegetables in her backyard garden and playing with her three Basset Hounds.