The American Dunes Heroes
All great stories have a hero. The American Dunes story was written by the heroic effort of an amazing group of Patriots.
American Dunes salutes our partners for their patriotism and support of this noble mission.
(Dave North, LT COL Dan Rooney, Jack & Barbara Nicklaus, George Rusu, Nick Hentges, and Ryan Lewellyn)
Lt Col Dan Rooney
Lt Col Dan Rooney. PGA Professional. F-16 pilot with three tours of duty in Iraq. Husband to one, father to five girls. A friend worth having.
And the founder of The Folds of Honor Foundation.
The beginnings were humble, created by a thunderous life-changing event on a flight to Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The “mission video” recounts that night in storyteller’s detail, we invite you to watch it.
American Dunes stands as a living memorial to the birthplace of this remarkable organization. With a powerful keyword: living. Memorials, by themselves, do not fund scholarships. People do, which is the laser-focused mission of American Dunes — to fund The Folds of Honor Foundation.
Lt Col Dan Rooney. PGA Professional. F-16 pilot with three tours of duty in Iraq. Husband to one, father to five girls. A friend worth having. And the founder of The Folds of Honor Foundation. The beginnings were humble, created by a thunderous life-changing event on a flight to Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The “mission video” recounts that night in storyteller’s detail, we invite you to watch it. American Dunes stands as a living memorial to the birthplace of this remarkable organization. With a powerful keyword: living. Memorials, by themselves, do not fund scholarships. People do, which is the laser-focused mission of American Dunes — to fund The Folds of Honor Foundation.
Often great stories have a crooked road. American Dunes is living proof. Fate brought Jack and Barbara Nicklaus to Grand Haven, Michigan, and with Lt. Colonel Rooney, the three of them cast their vision standing in the sands of what Mr. Nicklaus saw clearly in his heart and mind — American Dunes.
We are humbled and blessed to have Mr. Nicklaus lead this team. His vision for American Dunes transcends golf, serving not only the mission of the Folds of Honor but a safe haven for veterans and their families to find rehabilitation through the greatest game ever played. Jack’s game.
Mr. Hentges is the Co-CEO of Captive Resources, Inc. He is responsible for the overall representation of CRI to its captive clients and shares direct responsibility for the day-to-day running of the company — including Production, Administration, Risk Control, Claims, Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Information Services, and Travel. Nick is also involved in strategic planning for CRI.
Mr. Hentges is invaluable asset to the American Dunes mission success.
Mr. Lewellyn is best identified as a Jesus follower, husband, father of three, and energy industry leader. Mr. Lewellyn’s leadership guides the execution of Tall Oak Midstream’s distinctive vision. He and his partners formed Tall Oak Midstream I in early 2014. Their efforts drove the remarkable growth of the company which culminated in the $1.55 billion sale in January 2016, just two years after Tall Oak I was formed.
Mr. Lewellyn’s passion for the Folds of Honor serves as a beacon to our mission at American Dunes.
As CEO of Sedgwick, Mr. North is responsible for providing overall corporate leadership in strategic development and growth. He joined Sedgwick in 1995. Under his leadership Sedgwick has grown to become the largest TPA in the industry.
As Mr. North explains his success,
…the people I work with have made this company what it is today and I am honored to have been part of the incredible transformation we have experienced together…
Mr. North’s patriotism has led him to the Folds of Honor and American Dunes. His guidance and expertise has been imperative to our mission.
Mr. Rusu is the Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Captive Resources, Inc. Mr. Rusu has led the company’s growth for more than 35 years. He is responsible for the overall representation of Captive Resources to its captives and strategic oversight and direction of all CRI operations. He has served as a director of numerous companies, including an investment fund for CRI client captives and industry associations.
Mr. Rusu brings tremendous insight to the American Dunes team.
Mike & Dina Dargis
As with all success stories, there is always that someone who unexpectedly contributes support. Mike & Dina Dargis are those people at American Dunes, our Benevolent Patriots. Their support of the mission continues to inspire us at American Dunes.
American Dunes Hole Sponsors
Tom & Alison Beckmeyer
Mike & Jane Beltz
Steve & Lou Ann Caruthers
Mike & Dina Dargis
Bill & Rusty Duvall
Jim & Brenda Dykema
Matt & Beth Frauenshuh
Jeremy & Judith Freedman
Fred & Sue Hohman
Steve & Shawn Landstra
Ryan & Jenny Lewellyn
Jack & Barbara Nicklaus
Tommy & Avery O’Connor III
Dave & Jane Peacock
John & Sandy Rooney
George & Cindy Rusu
Dave & Teryl Schawk
Perry & Anne Schmidt
Tom & Lori Simoncic
Gary & Gabby Woodland
American Dunes Corporate Salutes
C & I Electric
Custom Sheet Metal
Event Pro 360
Ferguson Plumbing Supply
Georgetown Pavement Services
Grand Haven Board of Light & Power
Granite Pro Counter Tops
Mike McMaths Empty Canvas
Preferred Flooring Company
Renaissance Golf Management Group, Inc.
SOR Seed of Oregon
Stafford Smith Bar Equip
Superior Golf Construction
Tex-Net Range Netting
Up North Flag & Poles
Utility Supply and Const. Company