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


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.

Lisa Vanderpool
Office Manager
785-776-6475 Ext 203


Lisa was born and raised in Southern California. She and her husband Randy, a soldier with the United States Army, moved to Kansas in 2012 when they received duty station relocation orders for Fort Riley. Three years later, Randy retired from active duty and the Vanderpool’s were proud to have a place to call “home” in Manhattan. Randy joined the Kansas Army National Guard and is a full-time student at Kansas State University. Lisa graduated from Fullerton College in 2008 and is now furthering her education at Fort Hays State University, where she will earn her second degree in Business Management. She has over 18 years of experience in the fields of accounting, human resources, project management, and business administration. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, volunteering in the local community, capturing the beauty of nature through photography, and exploring new places.

Steve Gotsche
Head Golf Professional
(785) 776-6475 Ext 1


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



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



Mike Zinn
Assistant Golf Professional
(785) 776-6475 Ext 1




Don Morlan
Executive Chef
(785) 776-6475 Ext 2



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. 

Haley Wells
Food & Beverage Manager
785-776-6475 Ext 209   


Haley was born in Lawrence, KS and later moved to Hays, KS where she went to high school and later discovered a passion in hospitality. With her high school experience of working in a hotel as a breakfast server and manager of the local aquatic concession stand, she moved to Manhattan, KS to pursue a major in Hospitality Management with an emphasis in event management. In March of ’16 she started working as a waitress at Colbert’s. Over the course of college, she developed an interest in the food and beverage field and became more involved in the restaurant.  Although she is entering Colbert Hills right out of college, she is able to bring new ideas to the table.

Jill Mason
Director of Marketing & Events
785-776-6475 Ext 214


While growing up on a cattle farm South of Abilene KS, being involved in community events and school activities was always very important. So it was a natural fit to graduate from Kansas State with her degree in hospitality and business management. After KSU She landed an amazing career opportunity planning special events for the KC Chiefs, which lead to a promotion located in the city that was built on parties, Los Angeles.  Where she planned and executed events for the LA Galaxy, Lakers, Kings and Dodgers. Grateful to absorb all that the big city had to offer, she was able to be involved in some pretty fantastic special events such as VIP parties for the Emmy's and Grammy Awards, NBA Playoff Games and annual celebrations like the Kentucky Derby and Master's.  Jill's final few years in SoCal were spent exclusively planning posh weddings and special events at a boutique hotel in Newport Beach. While having the experiences of a lifetime, this born and raised farm girl missed the simplicity and values that only the midwest can provide. In 2012, she moved back to the home of her Alma Mater, Manhattan, to start the events  department of a brand new corporate hotel and conference center while also diving into the world of Entrepreneurship.  

When not styling parties or celebrating momentous events, you can find her enjoying the outdoors running, gardening, participating in CrossFit or volunteering within the Community.  When not working Jill is often enjoying a glass of Pinot Noir on the back deck with her Fiance, Levi and Frenchie, Allie.

Sabrina Mann
Event Coordinator
785.776.6475 Ext 215



Sabrina was born in Frankfurt, Germany.  Her dad was in the military,  so Sabrina moved around a lot as a child.  Her family came back to the states when she was beginning her freshman year of high school.  Sabrina did half her freshman year in Ft. Knox, KY and the other half in El Paso, TX.  Her family moved to Manhattan, KS at the beginning of her sophomore year.  They remained in Manhattan, KS where Sabrina finished high school and graduated from K-State with an Elementary Education Degree.  After graduating, Sabrina & Ryan moved to Overland Park, KS so she could begin her career as a teacher and pursue her Master’s Degree.

Sabrina and Ryan have two boys, Miles and Rustin.  In 2007, Sabrina took a break from teaching to stay-at-home.  After seven years, she decided to branch out and do something new which led her to Event Coordinating with Colbert Hills.

Sabrina loves helping people and as an Event Coordinator she is able to assist individuals with their event planning by creating experiences that make memories.