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Meet the Team

Jeff_BlaisJeff Blais
Chief Executive Officer and General Manager

Jeff joined our team in 2018 when he arrived from Frederica Golf Club on St. Simons Island in Georgia. Jeff was born in Lake George, NY and attended Castleton State College in Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Jeff is married to Debbie and they have two daughters, Lily and Lucie.
Jeff_BlaisWill Bystrzycki
Executive Chef

Will joined our team in 2017 when he arrived from Highlands Country Club. Will was born in Morganton, NC and attended Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, SC with an Associate degree in Culinary Arts. Will and Amy have two sons, Stanley and Clarence.
Jeff_BlaisMatt Denesha
Director of Golf

Matt joined our team in 2022 when he arrived from Alta Mesa Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona. Matt was born in Clayton, NY, and attended Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Golf Management. Matt is married to Julie, and they reside in Sylva, NC.
Jeff_BlaisAllen Dermody
Assistant General Manager

Allen joined our team in 2017, moving from where he most recently worked at The Plantation Club at Ponte Vedra in Florida. Allen's parents, Joe and Debbie, as well as his sister Alyssa, live in Jacksonville, FL, where he was born.
Jeff_BlaisBarry Graham
Golf Course Superintendent

Barry joined our team in 2007 during the golf course renovation. Barry worked prior at Mountain Air Country Club. Barry attended Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy. Barry was born in Mabscott, West Virginia and is married to Janet and they have two children, Russell and Avee.
Danny Parr
Director of Facilities

Danny joined our team in 2018, moving from Tampa, Florida where he most recently worked for Coast Pump Water Technologies. Danny was born in Tampa, Florida and attended Lake City Community College. Danny is married to Patty and they have three children, Cody, Hunter, and Tyler.
Danny_ParrChristina Sheridan

Chrissy joined our team in 2019 from Country Club of Sapphire Valley. Chrissy was born in Riverside, CA and attended Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. Chrissy is married to Steve and they have two daughters, Olivia and Vivian.
Danny_ParrNicole Sloop
Director of Membership

Nikki joined our team in 2018 from Highlands Country Club. Nikki is from Charlotte, NC and attended Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management. Nikki is married to Scott and they have a daughter, Caroline.
Danny_ParrErika L. Stamey
Director of Fitness & Recreation

Erika joined our team in 2019, moving from Montgomery, Alabama, where she taught middle school mathematics and was recognized as PTSA Teacher of the Year. Erika has a Masters degree in Learning, Design, and Technology from Penn State's World Campus. Erika was born in Sarasota, Florida, and is the daughter of the late John Impagliatelli, who served as the Director of Facilities at Wildcat Cliffs for many years. Erika is married to Justin and they have a son, Aaron.
Danny_ParrSherif Abdelwahab
Croquet Professional

Sherif joined our team in May 2022, from Indian Creek Country Club in Florida. Sherif was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and obtained a degree in accounting from Al-Azhar University. Sherif has been selected to participate in the World Championships 12 times and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020. He is the winner of 18 National Championships and is proud to represent the USA in many international events.
Danny_ParrJake Martyn
Racquet Sports Professional

Jake joined our team May 2023 from Brookwood Hills Country Club and Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta. Jake was born in Chichester, England and obtained a Bachelor's of Administration degree from Georgia State University. Jake was ranked #6 in the U.K. as a junior and has played on the ATP Tour. Jake has coached both college and the British Olympic Tennis Team. Jake is a certified teacher in both tennis and pickleball.