Sean Mercer, The Row Manager

Getting to Know Our Staff: The Row’s Manager Sean Mercer “By far the best group of members I have met.” Kelsi Shelton The Row’s Sean Mercer moved to Bend right after high school to attend COCC, but the not-so-secret motivation was to ski. In the past 10 years, Mercer has gained a dynamic breadth of experience to apply to his current management position. “I’ve been a cook, busser, server, bar back and bartender. I’ve worked in both resort and dive bars, restaurants, breweries and country clubs.”  Working in the restaurant industry, he explained, is a “building passion” which continues to grow. Managing The Row since last summer, Mercer says he welcomes the challenges as Tetherow grows. “The Row is young and… Read More

The birds that call Tetherow home in winter

Our Wintertime Friends: The birds that call Tetherow home in the cold months by Cal Elshoff Winter has arrived! We have the lowest number of species for the year around Tetherow, but there are still many birds in the area.  Those you should be seeing include:Robins, Spotted Towhees, House Finches, Juncoes, Crossbills,  Fox Sparrows, Quail, White Crowned Sparrows, Ravens, Flickers, Downy Woodpeckers, Hairy Woodpeckers, Pygmy and Redbreasted and White Breasted Nuthatches, Mourning Doves, Bushtits, Golden Crowned Kinglets, Chickadees, Kestrels,  RedTailed Hawks, Sharp Shinned Hawks, and Coopers Hawks.   Great Horned Owls are also present. If you are fortunate you may see some Cedar Waxwings passing through.   When the ponds aren’t frozen, they may contain Mallards, Ring necked Ducks, Coots, Teal,… Read More

Welcoming new Merchandiser: Melissa Nielsen

Approaching each day with creativity and a brilliant smile by Kelsi Shelton Tetherow’s Golf Merchandiser Melissa Nielsen knows what it is like to adapt to and juggle an array of  responsibilities. From being a hands on, devoted mom to two middle-schoolers, to starting at Tetherow during one of the busiest golf weeks of the season (she started this past summer during the Burning Bush men’s member guest tournament), Nielsen said that even though things are constantly changing at Tetherow, it is this excitement that makes her thrive. Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Nielson graduated with a BS in communications from the University of Idaho. She and her husband moved to Bend just over 12 years ago, where they both… Read More

Meet our new Members: The Fox Family

Bayard and Lesli Fox: “An amazing course so close to home” by Kelsi SheltonBayard and Lesli Fox say they were drawn to Tetherow for the laid back and relaxed vibe and for the beautiful property. As Bayard explained, they joined Tetherow because they live in The Parks and “didn’t want to look back in 10 years, regretting not joining such an amazing course so close to home.“ Lesli was sold on Tetherow due to vicinity, family friendly activities and the wonderful entertaining opportunities. Bayard, from Wyoming, graduated from Lewis and Clark in Portland where he lived for 20 years before moving to Bend. The two met in Portland, where Lesli grew up. The lifestyle Bend offered was a huge draw… Read More