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  • Alex R. Hunt

    Alex R. Hunt

    PGA – Head Golf Professional
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    Alex joined the Hillcrest team January, 2019 after spending nine years as the head professional at Dead Horse Golf Course in Knoxville, Tennessee. Alex is a second generation PGA Professional growing up at his father’s course in Hartford City, Indiana. Alex is a 2009 graduate of Methodist’s Golf Management Business program. He has an extensive range of talents, shining in the areas of merchandising, club fitting, tournament operation, and day to day operations. Alex was nominated for the 2017 and 2018 Merchandiser or the Year and Golf Professional of the Year for the Knoxville Chapter. Alex, his wife and three children are excited to call Indiana home once again!

  • Mark Powers

    Mark Powers

    Golf Course Superintendent
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    Mark joined Hillcrest in October, 2016 as a consultant for the maintenance department and currently is the acting golf course superintendent. Mark has over 20 years of turf experience. He is a graduate of Purdue University where he earned a B.S. of Turf Science in 2000. After graduation Mark started as an Assistant Superintendent (2000-2001) and was quickly promoted to golf course superintendent (2001- 2006). In 2006, Mark took on additional responsibilities as the Assistant General Manager/Golf Course Superintendent (2006-2008) at Wildcat Creek Golf Course in Kokomo, Indiana. Mark relocated to Columbus, Ohio where he was the golf course superintendent of Blackhawk G.C. 2008 -2011. In 2011 the family was again relocated to Batesville Indiana where Mark chose to pursue a different path. He used his experience and expertise in golf course management to form his own business Turf Care Solutions LLC. Here Mark was able to provide clients golf course quality care for their turf.

  • Sharon Bischoff

    Sharon Bischoff

    Administrative Manager/Controller
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    Sharon joined Hillcrest in May of 2021 as the Office Manager. She has a degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has held numerous positions in accounting and compliance in her career, working for Batesville Casket Company, Lee’s Country RV, Retzner Oil and Refresco Beverages. Sharon and her husband reside in St. Leon and have two daughters, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren.
  • Marty Layden

    Marty Layden

    Marty joined the Hillcrest staff in March of 2020 as a Pro Shop Assistant, after retiring from the Education field after 35 years as an Administrator, Athletic Director, Teacher, and Coach.  He graduated from Indiana University and holds Graduate Degrees from Indiana Wesleyan Universtiy and Ball State University.  He assists with many of the golf and social events.  Recently he was moved to the Assistant General Manager position to assist with the day to day activities of all aspects of Hillcrest.  He and his wife Anne Marie have two grown boys and reside in Milan, IN
  • Sidney Howard

    Sidney Howard

    Sidney joined the Hillcrest team in May of 2020 as a 21+ worker at the Westside and is now one of the Co-managers of the pool. Sidney grew up in a pool, being a competitive swimmer for 14 years and has been lifeguard certified for 11 years now. Sidney began her lifeguarding "career" at Shields Park pool in Seymour, Indiana and also became a lifeguard at the IU Natatorium in college, working her way up to a supervisor position while there. She graduated from IUPUI in 2019 with a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education and is an English teacher at Batesville High School. Sidney resides here in Batesville, IN with her dog.
  • Becca Wintz

    Becca Wintz

    Becca joined the Hillcrest staff in May of 2022 as Pool Co-Manager. Becca also teaches Physical and Health education at INDLS. She graduated from IUPUI in 2015 and lived out in Arizona for four years as a teacher, athletic director, and coach. While out in Arizona, she completed her graduate degree(s) online from Concordia University in California. Becca and her partner, Brooke reside in Batesville, IN with their two dogs.