Board of Directors

Mark Creede
Elected in 2018

Mark was born in Fresno and raised just blocks from Sunnyside Country Club. He has enjoyed the Club over most of his lifetime, first as the son of a member and then as a member himself since 1988. After graduating from the School of Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he worked as a construction engineer and later as engineering manager at Johnson Controls, Inc., San Francisco branch, for six years while studying law at night at the University of San Francisco. After completing law school and passing the Bar Exam, he moved with his family back to Fresno in 1988 to work as an attorney at Lang, Richert & Patch; specializing in construction law, where he remains today as Managing Partner of the firm.

Mark is the proud father of three children - Erik, Stephanie and Xander. His son, Erik, lives in Fresno with his wife, Sareen and their daughter, Lena. His daughter, Stephanie, lives in Irvine with husband, Alexander. His second son, Xander, also lives in Irvine with his wife, Xin.

From his fond childhood memories of Family Days at the Club, playing high school golf at Sunnyside CC as his school's home course, and more than 32 years as a member himself, Mark understands and cherishes our Club's unique and treasured culture known as "The Sunnyside Way." As a member of the Board and now, Board President, Mark is committed to ensuring that our Membership has the best golf course, facilities, and service around; and to preserve our culture and camaraderie as we continue on our promising second-century journey ahead.

Steve Plescia
Vice President | House Committee
Elected 2019

Southern California born and raised, Steve arrived in Fresno in 2003 and became a member of Sunnyside Country Club in 2004. The first half of his working career was spent in the golf business as a PGA Member with stints in Palm Springs and the Central Coast. After leaving golf in 2001, he went to work for AmeriPride Uniform Services, where he ultimately became the General Manager of the Fresno branch. Recently, Steve has been involved with Allbritten Heating and Air as a Sales and Operations Manager. 

Steve is married to his wife Laurie, an educator with Clovis Unified, and they have three children. Amanada, an Events Coordinator in Portland, Oregon; Andrew, a Civil Engineer in Denver, Colorado; and Madison, with husband Caleb Unruh, who are missionaries with Circuit Riders in Huntington Beach, California. Steve and Laurie currently have one grandchild, Azariah, with two more arriving shortly via twins for Madison and Caleb. 

Pat Rounds
Treasurer | Finance Chair
Elected in 2020

Bio coming soon.

Mike Parr
Secretary | Greens Committee
Elected in 2019

Mike moved to Fresno, with his parents, in 1954. He attended Fresno Unified schools, Fresno City College and graduated from California State University Fresno in 1972 with a BS degree in accounting. Mike became a licensed real estate broker in 1982 and has been involved in real estate and development since that time. He was also a sports official for 25 years officiating high school football and high school and college basketball. Mike enjoys playing golf at Sunnyside and while grow board-of-directorsing has been fortunate to enjoy the amenities and camaraderie of the club since his father became a member in 1958. Mike has been married to Pam for 29 years and they share three sons, two daughters and seven grand children.

Philip Romero
Greens Co-Chair
Elected in 2019

Phil was born and raised in Fresno, CA and has been a member of Sunnyside Country Club since 2010. He graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Civil Engineer Degree in 1994. He will forever be a Fresno State Bulldog, as while he was in school he played baseball (1989-1992) and was a member of the team that went to the College World Series in 1991. Upon graduation of college, he started working for a private civil engineering firm and has been working with the same firm for the last 26 years. His dedication to the firm allowed him to become a Professional Engineer in 1998 and a Principal in 2004.

Phil has been married to his wife, Carole, since 2012. On most weekends, you will find him playing golf at Sunnyside as he believes our Club is one of the most challenging courses, while having one of the best memberships in the valley.

Phil shows incredible loyalty, one which is apparent through his past and one he will continue to demonstrate to Sunnyside Country Club. He accepted a position on the Board in 2019 as he believes it is a privilege and honor to continue making Sunnyside a better club for the membership.

Chuck Deatherage
Greens Co-Chair
Elected in 2015

Bio coming soon.

Darren Harper
Golf Chair
Elected in 2015

Darren was born and raised in Madera, Ca. He attended Fresno State and graduated in 2003 with an Ag Business Degree. Since then he has been in the almond equipment business, currently with Flory Industries. Darren joined Sunnyside in 2008 and loves the course, especially all of the great members. He believes Sunnyside is on the right track to once again be the best club in the Central Valley. In 2015, he married Christine; they have a son Gavin and he has two stepsons, McKay and Garrett.

Bill Barry
Golf Committee
Elected in 2020

From the moment that Bill drove through the gates of Sunnyside, it was a very welcoming experience with every member he came in contact with, as well as the amazing staff. As he entered the Clubhouse, one couldn't help but see and feel the specialness of Sunnyside, as noted by its long history and culture that adorns the walls. These were the driving factors for Bill to join Sunnyside in 2010.

Bill's family roots to the Valley date back over 100 years, so he was grateful to have a job transfer that brought him back home in 1989 to raise his family. He is currently a Regional Account Specialist for Western US, Primal Pet Foods. He is happily married to his wife, Michelle, since 1986, who is the Premium Seating Coordinator at the Savemart Center. They have two beautiful children - Clint and Kaitlyn, both proud graduates of Fresno State; and most recently have been blessed with three adorable grandchildren - Khloe, Addeline and Ella, who keep them busy.

After ten years of being a Sunnyside member, he is honored to be on the Board of Director's where he longs to continue the tradition of being the "Friendliest Club in the Valley" and providing the best golf and social experience possible.

Kent Hamlin
Membership Committee |
Golf Committee
Elected in 2020

Kent grew up down the street from Sunnyside Country Club as part of a golfing family -- at one time all five of them had single-digit handicaps. His mother won the club championship at Sunnyside 10 times, and his sister played professionally for decades. Kent settled here after law school with his wife, Kathy, who quickly learned to play golf. They always knew that they would join Sunnyside once they had the time and money to enjoy the Club. When his parents could no longer enjoy golf they took their membership in 1999 through the legacy progarm and his children, Charles (Eric) and Rachel, had the priviledge of growing up here just like Kent.

Recently retiring after 21 years as a Superior Court Judge, and although he plans to work part time starting in 2021 as a mediator and criminal defense attorney, he is now freed of any conflicts that may arise as a member of the Board. The dedication of the staff, board and members, particularly in their extraordinary efforts to save the Club after the financial crisis of 2008, inspired Kent to take a leadership role at Sunnyside. He loves this Club and its membership. With his focus on the Board to be encouraging members of all ages to enjoy and protect the beautiful golf course and recently remodeled facilities. Kent knows we have something special at Sunnyside and is honored to a part of it.

Robin Rogers
Membership Committee
Elected in 2018

Bio coming soon.

Rich Yrulegui
House Committee | Greens Committee
Elected in 2020

Rich was born and raised here locally, and is a third generation Fresnoid. He attended San Joaquin Memorial High School graduatting in 1965, on to Fresno State graduating in 1969, and then he continued his education at University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, earning his law degree in 1972.

After practicing law for 41 years, Rich decided it was time to retire. He turned the practice over to his son and partner, where he then began focusing on learning his true passion - golf. When he joined Sunnyside in the early 90's, he wasn't able to find the time to play regularly. Retired life has improved his golf swing and brough a since of camaraderie when he joined the End of the Bar Gang. Rich and his wife, Carol, have two adult children each, and seven grandchildren, mostly locally, but also in Chicago and Colorado Springs. They enjoy travelling to visit them as mush as possible.

Rich chose to join Sunnyside primarily because of the people and culture of the course. He considers our Club to be the "friendliest" and most "socially accepting" course in the area. A club he is proud to be a member of such a diverse and friendly crowd that he hopes he can be a positive contributor now as a member of the Board.

Joe Sciarrone
Immediate Past President
2014 to 2020

Born and raised on the beautiful beaches of Virginia, Joe now proudly calls Fresno home since 1983. Joe is a retired Air Force veteran with 28 years of serving his country both near and far; but now is one of Fresno's most successful Real Estate Brokers. Joe raised a family in Fresno and is extremely proud of his two sons, Michael and Spencer, both of which followed in dad's footsteps and are now members in the active duty Air Force. 

Joe loves Fresno's location, the people and the eainess of being able to do the things he loves. You can find Joe either sailing his 22 foot boat, the "Pending Sail", on one of our many local lakes, fishing from one of his favorite beaches, or having a great time with friends and family at Sunnyside Country Club. Golf has always been a large part of Joe's life and he feels he really found a home at Sunnyside. He feels the golf course design and its consistent great condition can hold its own in competitive play for top players, or host a weekend foursome of friends out for a $5.00 Nassau. It has something for every level of play. The Clubhouse is second to none, with by far the best food and service of any country club in the valley. Joe has been a board member since 2014 and was elected President of the Board of Directors in 2019, is not honored to serve as Immediate Past President.