Brian Thomson

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Location North Barrington, IL
Introduction Golf Course Superintendent at Biltmore Country Club since 1996. Prior to this I worked at La Grange CC in La Grange, IL; Hilton Head Island in South Carolina (Wexford Plantation and Long Cove Club); La Jolla CC in San Diego, CA; and Oakland Hills CC in Birmingham, MI (during the 1985 US Open). Grew up in Birmingham and went to college at Iowa State University where I received a BS in Horticulture and meet my wife who also graduated with a Horticulture degree. After college we traveled by bicycle from Anchorage, Alaska to Bar Harbor, Maine (over 7,000 miles) coming within 200 miles of the Arctic Circle and then dipping down to southern IL, KY, MO before angling back up to Maine while camping the entire 5 month trip. Our oldest son is attending ISU in the fall of 2012 and wrestling for the cyclones while our youngest is a sophomore at Barrington High School. Both are Eagle Scouts from Troop 21 in Barrington. At the end of our trip we settled down in the Chicago area where Karen began Thomson Topiaries an online topiary business. Active with the Boy Scouts of America and Go Beyond Barrington, a student lead non-profit group.