Sterling W. Nielsen

Sterling W. Nielsen was named President/CEO of Mountain America Credit Union in October 2008. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer for the credit union and has been at Mountain America since 1995.

Mr. Nielsen earned bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from Brigham Young University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Additionally, he is active in volunteer and community service. He and his wife, Stephanie, have five children.

Nathan Anderson
EVP/Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining the credit union, Nathan worked in the consumer products industry for Black & Decker and Newell Rubbermaid.

He currently serves as a board or advisory member for Regence Blue Cross, CU Direct, South Valley Chamber, Economic Development Corporation of Utah and LPL Financial.

Nathan and his wife have four children and love spending time together. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys traveling with his family.

Sharon S. Cook
SVP/Chief Marketing Officer

Before joining Mountain America in 2009, Sharon S. Cook had been brand strategist and director of marketing for AlphaGraphics, Beneficial Financial Services and Coldwell Banker.

A graduate of Westminster College, Mrs. Cook holds a Bachelor of Science degree in communications and public relations. She is highly active in community volunteerism, serving on committees or in board positions for numerous organizations.


Vince Howell
Long Drive Golf Professional

Vince Howell has competed in long drives since 1998. Prior to competing in the long drive, he was a PGA of America assistant professional at Skywest Golf Course. Since 1998, Vince has qualified for nine consecutive RE/Max World long drive championship finals, earning his way to number two on the money list in 2002. On the LDA Tour and 2002 Pinnacle LDA Tour Championship, he climbed into the top six in the world long drive rankings. Vince is known as one of the most consistent hitters in the world. He is currently on the Pinnacle/Cobra long drive team and owns the Vineyards Practice Tee Training Facility. Vince’s entertainment skills and long drive abilities have captivated audiences at charity and corporate events, junior camps, clinics and golf seminars.

Jake Hanley
PGA Head Golf Professional
The Jeremy Ranch Golf — Country Club

Jake Hanley is the PGA Head Golf Professional at The Jeremy. Jake has been a part of the golf operations at the club for the past 15 years. He has called the Park City area home for the last 17 years and enjoys the beautiful seasons in the Wasatch. He resides with his wife, Stephanie, and sons Ryan and Jackson.

Jake is a graduate of the University of Utah, earning a Bachelors of Science in sociology and a Criminology Certificate. He is an alumnus of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Jake found his passion for the game while attending the University of Utah and has never looked back. Upon completing the PGA Professionals Golf Management program, Jake received full membership into the PGA of America in 2007. He also earned PGA Certified credentials in Retail Management and Golf Operations in 2009. Jake is also a member of the United States Golf Teachers Federation.

As an avid golfer and enthusiastic teacher, Jake looks forward to working with students on their swings and hearing stories about their first hole-in-one or when they broke 100 for the first time.

"My teaching philosophy is simple," says Jake. "Golf is a fun game and I am a proponent of helping a student leave the teaching tee playing better than when they arrived. To have the fewest moving parts in a golf swing is the key to building a successful repetitive swing. The golf swing begins with the grip and setup. I believe the core fundamentals of the golf swing such as the grip, aim, posture and balance are key concepts that will be addressed during each golf lesson."