David was hired as the project manager for the development of The Golf Club at Newcastle in 1996 and was Regional Operations Manager from 2001 to 2004. After serving as the General Manager of The Golf Club at Newcastle from 2004 to 2010, David in his current role directs acquisitions and business development. David has over 30 years experience in golf management, employed as Regional Golf Course Superintendent with American Golf Corporation from 1982 to 1990 where his responsibilities included working intimately with several municipalities in a management contract scenario. Prior to coming to Oki Developments, he was Construction Manager for the Lanai Company, overseeing construction of two world-class golf resorts. David attended Iowa State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture.
David Uchida joined the Oki Golf team in 2002 after 13 years with Nordstrom Inc. and 2 years as the Director of Operations with the Seattle Sounders. His initial role was to centralize our membership and tournament sales programs. Shortly after, David was promoted to General Manager of The Plateau Club from 2002 to 2010 and then to General Manager of The Golf Club at Newcastle from 2010 to 2015. In April 2015, David was promoted to his current role of Director of Operations, where he oversees operations at all of our properties. He was born and raised in the Seattle area and attended the University of Washington.
Kathryn has served as the Director of Marketing at Oki Golf since April 2017. She has been in the marketing and communication industry for 22 years, beginning her career with Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus and Disney on Ice. She currently manages our marketing, communications, and tournament sales team efforts. Her passion lies in partnership development, brand building, and managing integrated teams. Prior to joining Oki Golf, Kathryn spent 10 years at Redbox and Coinstar in various roles in brand marketing, partnership management, and shopper marketing. Her strong background in relationship-building led to the development of some of the most successful programs in company history. Prior to that, she managed the marketing and community events at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Kathryn is a native of the Seattle Area, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Community Health and Marketing from Central Washington University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as cheering on the Seahawks.
Deanna joined Oki Golf as the Director of Human Resources in April 2017. In this role she provides HR leadership and direction across the company, including in the areas of the employment brand, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, learning and development, succession planning, and employee engagement. Prior to joining Oki Golf, she worked for Fluke Corporation for 10 years as a Senior HR Business Partner and Manager. Prior to Fluke she held HR Leadership roles at Onyx Software and other local Technology companies. Deanna is a native of Seattle, and holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Central Washington University. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, volunteering, and learning to play golf.
Aimee Sixel joined Oki Golf in October 2017, and has worked in the accounting field since 1995. She started her career in the not-for-profit community. After discovering her skills as an accountant she attended Central Washington University extension program and earned her accounting degree. Shortly thereafter, she passed her CPA exam and began the next phase of her career with Deloitte & Touche. Aimee brings over a decade of experience as a Controller, primarily in the retail and manufacturing industries with companies such as Ben Bridge Jewelers, evo.com, and Espresso Supply. Aimee has earned her native Seattle status, having lived here since 1992.
An integral part of the Oki Golf team, Glenn Hirai is responsible for providing oversight and management of development projects, creating and maintaining building and property maintenance plans, and providing building and property management functions at the Oki Home Office, seven championship golf courses, and other real estate holdings. Prior to joining Oki Golf, he was a project manager / team lead for the Bellevue, WA based architecture firm, MulvannyG2 Architecture, where he managed commercial projects nationally and internationally. His experience includes master planning, design, construction management, feasibility and development analysis and program management. Glenn holds a Bachelors of Architecture degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Scott Oki founded Oki Golf in 1994 and served as Chairman until December of 2016 when he sold the remaining ten Oki Golf courses to HNA Holdings (see more details on the Oki Golf History page). Scott Oki is no longer part of the business operations of Oki Golf. Thank you, Scott, for your legacy of passion for golf and unparalleled service!
Nancy Cho served as the President and CEO of Oki Golf and Oki Developments, Inc. from 1995 to 2018. She is currently enjoying retirement, spending more time enjoying family and friends as well as pursuing her passion of helping others. Thank you, Nancy, for your many years of service and leadership!