T.A. Barker, CGCS, was elected to the GCSAA Board of Directors at the association's annual meeting Feb. 8, 2018, in San Antonio. Barker is the superintendent at Fore Lakes Golf Course in Taylorsville, Utah, where he has been since joining the grounds crew in 1995. He has been superintendent since 2006. A 14-year GCSAA member, he is a member and past president of the Intermountain GCSA. He has served on several GCSAA committees and has been Intermountain’s chapter delegate since 2013.
A third-generation superintendent, he became exposed to GCSAA at a young age when his father, GCSAA member Todd Barker, would take the family to the Golf Industry Show each year. He has an advanced turfgrass certificate from the Penn State World Campus. He and his wife, Natalie, have three sons and live in Taylorsville, Utah.