Our experienced staff is the heart of our club
The friendly staff members at Mercer Island Beach Club are dedicated to meeting our needs with a warm smile and a ready laugh. They are experienced professionals, tasked with the vital responsibility of engaging our members, young and old. Whether you are taking lessons with our tennis pro, booking a wedding with our general manager, or registering your kids for summer camp, you will find our seasoned staff to be professional, experienced, attentive, courteous, and fun. They even make note of important family milestones and will greet you with hearty congratulations when the occasion warrants.
Luke Breider, General Manager & Facilities
Luke joined MIBC in February 2016, after working for many years at the Cougar Mountain Zoo as their facilities director. Luke brings many areas of expertise, including construction, landscaping, project management, member relations and a can-do attitude. His impressive design and construction skills can be seen at the amazing Bengal Tiger facility at the Zoo. We welcome Luke and his wife Samantha to the MIBC family.
Matt Urankar, Director of Membership Engagement
Matt has spent the past 10 years in various member engagement roles. For the past 6 years he has been a Recreational Services Director and Lifestyle Manager for residential communities in the Orlando area. Prior to this he spent 3 years with Holland America and Celebrity as Assistant and then Cruise Director, and a year as a Guest Relations Supervisor for an entertainment company. Matt excels in thinking outside the box to provide fun and creative entertainment and programming, communicate with members, and utilize various media to get the message out. Our goal is always to make MIBC feel like your home away from home, but also the place you look to for fun and entertainment.
Jan Bowders, Office Manager
Jan Bowders is a Louisiana native, born into a military family. She has lived in 14 different states and traveled extensively in South East Asia. A divorced mother of one, she also served in the US Army for nine years and left for medical reasons with an Honorable Discharge. Jan has spent 35 years as an Office Manager, Bookkeeper, and Payroll/Benefits Clerk (along with a few other things in the military). Jan is very proud of her son Tanner, a Chapman University graduate and a published author and had enjoyed her last three years working for Mercer Island Beach Club.
Daniel Mitha, Tennis Director
Daniel is a Pacific Northwest native who attended the University of Washington before graduating from New York University in 2001. At NYU he captained the Men’s Tennis Team and received departmental honors in Journalism. In the decade after college Daniel worked as a musician and writer. He recorded for film soundtracks, performed on late night TV, festival stages, and in rock clubs across North America and Europe. He directed a summer juniors program in Louisville, KY., and coached a high school girl’s team in New York City before joining the pro staff at Mercer Island Country Club in 2011.
In 2012, Daniel became USPTA certified and joined Team Babolat.
Daniel and his wife Nikki reside on Mercer Island.
Spencer Anderson, Aquatics Director
Spencer is a Pacific Northwest local who has spent the last 5+ years life guarding, swim instructing and coaching. Spencer swam competitive club, he also participated on his high school swim team. Spencer is excited to have the opportunity to share his passion for aquatics with everyone at MIBC.