About Me

Originally from Australia, I came to the United States of America in 1997 through the Ohio State International Intern Program for Turf Management. I began working at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers, FL before moving to the Tiburon Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, FL to help with the construction of the original 27 holes. Tiburon is designed by Australia's greatest golfing icon, Greg Norman, and I had the privilege to meet and work alongside him. The golf course was developed by WCI Communities and is ranked yearly as one of the premier golf resorts in Florida.

Later I accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent at the Golf Club of the Everglades, also in Naples, to once again construct a new 18 hole course. This golf course is designed by Rees Jones and is one of the areas more exclusive Clubs. After completing the grow-in and successfully opening the course for play, I was asked, once again, to return to WCI and Tiburon to assist with the construction of the final 9 holes of the Community. During this process, the position of Golf Course Superintendent at Pelican Sound Golf and River Club in Estero, FL, another WCI community, was offered to me. Pelican Sound is a 27 hole bundled community designed by Chip Powell.

After being at Pelican Sound for 3 years, I was offered the position of Director of Golf Course and Grounds Maintenance here at Copperleaf. I have now been at Copperleaf for 16 years and have been excited to see the course transform in to what it is today. I have been fortunate to have a very hard working and dedicated staff that take pride in presenting and improving the golf course daily.

Along the way, I met my beautiful and supportive wife, Christine. We have been happily married for 14 years and have two happy and healthy kids, Brooke and Brady.

Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family. Coming home each day is such a treat when the kids are so excited to see me. I have many hobbies including CrossFit, yard work, golf, home improvements and working in my garage.

I enjoy working at Copperleaf and the daily challenges that are faced. Each day is different and I greatly appreciate the support I have received from the Membership. It has been exciting to see the changes to the entire community over the past 16 years and am proud to have played a major part in all of the improvements to maintain Copperleaf as one of the premier golfing communities in south west Florida. Copperleaf receives so many compliments from year round members and visiting guests that make my job extremely rewarding.

1 comment:

  1. One terrific guy! Copperleaf is lucky to have him,