“I grew up in a small town north of Pittsburgh where generations of families knew each other. It was a peaceful and tight-knit community, which supported the hard-working local businesses,” Kevin says. “Sumner County and specifically, Hendersonville, feels the same way to me. And although the growth is coming from all over the country, there is still a proud heritage from the generations still living here and the “small-town” feeling which I have thoroughly enjoyed.”
Kevin is currently the General Manager of Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club. In his position, he works with a board of directors and employee partners to help strengthen behind-the-scenes club operations as well as improving members’ experiences. He has over twenty-five years of experience in club operations as well as in managing private and resort club operations. “On paper, the role of the General Manager at a country club is to be the leader of the organization – you set direction, allocate resources and ensure execution to provide value and enjoyment to the lifestyle of your membership. Developing a team of dedicated service professionals who are focused on a common goal – a service culture of genuine care and tireless effort,” Kevin says. “Working for ClubCorp, I find these contributions to be in line with their successful business model of ‘Building Relationships and Enriching Lives.’”
He has managed clubs such as The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, Captiva Island Golf Club, Naples Harbour Yacht Club and The Plantation Club at The Dunes of Naples in Southwest Florida.
His inspiration is that of constructive progress. “I view my professional and personal life like I’m on a treadmill – constantly moving forward, tripping on occasion, but getting stronger with every step. Regardless of accolades or recognition, knowing that you’ve given it everything you have to make it better for the people in your life is very a very rewarding feeling for me,” Kevin says.
Kevin’s greatest achievements are his three children who live in Southwest Florida. When he’s not working or visiting his children, he enjoys spending time on the lake or going downtown and finding new restaurants. “It’s not quite the Gulf of Mexico, but I quickly found that it was the laughter of good friends and not the water that I cherished most,” says Kevin.
“I’m humbled to be considered a “Gentleman of Distinction,” as I don’t self-reflect in that way,” says Kevin. “I was raised to be honest, respect others (especially my elders), follow the rules, tell the truth, be accountable for your actions and that there is nothing more important than the love of family. I guess those lessons have carried me well through life thus far and I’m simply trying to maintain that standard with the people in my life.”