Your Team of Trusted Advisors
Helping Make Your Search Quick, Easy, and Enjoyable!
Jason Becker, PGA
Co-Founder and official “talk abouter” of Golf Life Navigators, Jason has witnessed a graduate school research paper turn into a model that is revolutionizing the retirement industry. A Florida Gulf Coast University alum and a PGA of America Golf Professional, Jason is on a mission to tell the GLN story and help as many people as he can find that perfect Florida lifestyle. Of course, if you really want to get Jason animated, just ask him about Detroit sports and he’ll likely go on a rant about the Lions – yes, he knows they’re still trying to make it to the Super Bowl for the first time! When not giving presentations on GLN, the Michigander can be found in the Appalachian Mountains hiking and designing new ways to grow the GLN brand across the country.
Lynn Josephson, PGA
President of Golf Life Navigators
If there was a Mount Rushmore of South Florida PGA of America influencers, you’d likely see Lynn’s face on it. After moving to Naples in 1974, Lynn immediately got involved in the club industry and helped build three Naples golf clubs during his Hall of Fame career. Along the way, he’s worked with stars (Hey, Coach Ditka!) and mentored a slew of great golf professionals. Now 60 (we’re not really sure how old he is), Lynn still has the entrepreneurial fire burning as Co-Founder and President of Golf Life Navigators. Often mistaken as the Google for South Florida golf, Lynn’s the one you want to bounce questions off of – you’re sure to get a great story, and the answer that’s right for you.
From Seattle to Naples, Tim has been involved in all aspects of the hospitality industry as a manager and consultant. Consumer satisfaction, staff training and a good game of squash are what really get him excited. Oh, and if there’s a whiteboard and marker nearby, get out of his way! As someone who knows what it’s like to transition to an unfamiliar territory, Tim is all about assuring that your experience with GLN will be a comforting one. He might even throw in a little trivia about the Beatles or California Cabernets!
Director of Golf
There’s only one person in the golf industry we know of who who can pull off a bigtime beard – Dylan Smith. Dylan acts as our official Club Representative to ensure all of the club data you see from the ProGuide3 is accurate and up-to-date. A graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, Dylan also is a former professional hockey player who brings an array of talents and energy to the GLN team. Weekly staff meetings typically begin with a pre-game speech by the former captain. One bit of advice though: don’t let him pull the “I’m just a washed up hockey player” on the first tee when trying to get strokes … he’s sneaky good.
Phil Romano, PGA
From intern to webmaster Phil is the artist behind everything you will experience on the GLN website and ProGuide3. A graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University and a PGA of America Golf Professional, Phil has been a Golf Life Navigator since Day One when operations began three years ago. Outside of building algorithms, coding and talking about home in Chicago, Phil enjoys being on the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. If you fish or code … this is the guy you want to talk to!
Chris Rockwell, PGA
Director of Digital Marketing
Quick question … is there another person in the country other than Chris who’s certified from Google in Analytics and Digital Marketing who also can hit a golf ball 375 yards? We think not, and we love it! Chris is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University and a PGA of America Golf Professional. With a passion for graphic design and digital marketing, Chris joined us during the developmental stages of our organization. The collateral, web banners and graphics you’ve seen on GLN? All designed by Chris. He sits next to Phil, and as you see, he still hears all about the Cubbies beating his beloved Tribe.