Years at Cordillera Ranch: 2 ½ years
Hometown: El Paso
What past experiences prepared you for work in Agronomy?
I had no prior experience in Agronomy before Cordillera Ranch. I fell in love with Agronomy and this field of work here. My plan is to someday be in the position like Kris’ and Stu’s level in the industry.
What do you like most about working at Cordillera Ranch?
I absolutely love the people and the environment. Everyone is so nice and welcoming, not to mention it’s such a beautiful place. Watching the sunrise every morning is something I think everyone should see.
What sparked the idea to start your series of videos showing your day-to-day work on the golf course?
I got the idea to start posting videos of what I do every day just for fun and I thought maybe a couple people would find them enjoyable to watch.
You have quite the social media presence. What social media platforms are you on and how many followers do you have?
Currently I am only posting on TikTok but I’m looking to expand to other platforms like Instagram, YouTube, etc. My most viewed video has 31.6 million views, 25,200 comments and 24,300 shares. Currently I have 279,800 followers. If you haven’t seen the profile, check out @golfcoursemaintenance on TikTok.
Do you ever reference The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch in your videos?
Yes, I do! In my first couple of videos, I was just posting content but as my videos were picking up traction people started asking where I was located. Now everyone who is following me knows The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch!
The music in your videos covers interesting genres. How did your knowledge and taste in music develop and how do you select the music for your videos?
It’s a combination of music I grew up with and what I think will fit best with each video. I enjoy just about every genre of music so it is fun to share with people, not just what I do, but my taste in music as well.
What are your other hobbies or interests?
I enjoy just about everything having to do with the outdoors. But that does not mean I don’t love to just stay in and stuff my face with pizza and watch a good movie (My favorite movie, hands down, has to be Interstellar).
What’s on your Bucket List?
To travel all around the world and see as much as I possibly can. Ride in a hot air balloon, skydive, scuba dive, etc. You know, the basic 20-something-year-old Bucket List stuff.
If you had six months of no obligations or financial responsibilities, what would you do with your time?
To be honest with you, I wouldn’t know what I would do with my time other than spending it with family and loved ones. Also, backpack across the country and experience as much as I could without spending a dime.
Zane Treft is a foreman in The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch Agronomy department and leads the team while working side-by-side with them. He was the May, 2021 Employee of the Month and has been an instrumental part of the team every day in both work ethic, morale and keeping the atmosphere light and fun. You can find his videos @golfcoursemaintenance on the TikTok app.