Role: General Manager Serving Since: 2014 Phone Number: 601.271.2010 x210
Roy Jarvis has been the General Manager of Canebrake since June, 2014. He came to Hattiesburg after an extensive tenure with Sequoia Golf (which manages Canebrake) in the Atlanta area. He was the GM/Head Golf Professional at Barrington Hall Golf Club from 1996 through 1998. In 1999 he moved to Healy Point Country as the Head Golf Professional and held that position through 2008. During that time the club was purchased by Sequoia Golf which asked him to move and become the first GM/Head Golf Professional at Canongate Sun City Peachtree. In 2010 Sequoia Golf promoted Roy to a Regional Manager with direct GM responsibilities at Healy Point Country Club and River Forest Country Club. He stayed in this position until becoming the General Manger at Canebrake Country Club.
Roy has been married to Karen Jarvis since May 21, 1983. They have two sons: Blake, who is married and lives in Savannah, Georgia and Zane who came to Hattiesburg and just graduated from the University Southern Mississippi in Accounting.
Roy has also held many positions and worked within many committees of the various Chapters and Sections of the PGA of America during his career.
Contact Roy via email.
Role: Private Events Director Serving Since: 2012 Phone Number: 601.271.2010 x211
Emmalee is originally from Upstate New York and moved to Mississippi in 2006 with her family. She began her career at Canebrake Country Club in 2011 as a server on wait staff and moving up to the Private Events Director over a few years. She enjoys meeting new people, forming relationships, and being creative in this sales position! Emmalee has over 5 years of sales experience and 10+ years of customer service under her belt.
Some of her hobbies include biking, yoga, cooking, and art!
We are pleased to welcome new Membership Director, Kayla Bloor, to the Canebrake Country Club team!
Kayla played collegiate golf at both Florida State University and the University of Southern Mississippi. She graduated from Florida State University in 2016 with her degree in Sport Management. She then transferred to Southern Miss where she earned her Master’s degree in Sport Management in 2018 and continued her remaining years of eligibility.
Kayla began her career at Canebrake in May 2018 as Manager of the Pro Shop/ Member Retention. After learning that the current membership director was pursuing a career elsewhere, she stepped into the new position with great enthusiasm. She looks forward to creating lasting relationships with current members and presenting potential new members with all the amenities the club has to offer.
Role: Superintendent Serving Since: 2012 Phone Number: 601.271.2010
Russ was raised in Natchez, Mississippi. He worked at The Oaks in Pass Christian, MS while earning his degree in Turf Science at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Graduating in 2005, he took a job as the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at Hattiesburg Country Club until 2012. In April of 2012 he was hired at Canebrake Country Club as Golf Course Superintendent.
Russ has two children, Sydney and Corban. His experience at different courses has allowed him to create a beautiful and thriving course at Canebrake Country Club.
Role: Director of Golf & Head Golf Professional Serving Since: 2017 Phone Number: 601.271.2010 x212
Kyle Ramey was born and raised in Paducah Kentucky. He made his way to Mississippi in 2004 where he played collegiately at Southern Miss, Lettering 4 times and majoring in Sports Management. Before becoming the head professional at Canebrake C.C., Kyle was the Head Professional at Windance Country Club in Gulfport MS for 5 years. Teaching and growing the game for all ages is one of his main passions. Kyle’s professional accomplishments are winning the 2017 Gulf States PGA Player of the Year, 2016 Gulf States Section Championship, and competing in two PGA tour events Though he is thankful for the path that his professional career has taken him, his greatest accomplishments is his family, wife Heather, son Gunner Wayne Ramey, and daughter Palmer Michelle Ramey.
Don’t hesitate to let Kyle help you with your golfing needs, whether it be personal instruction, club fitting needs, tournament and outing inquiries.
Sandra (Sandy) began her culinary adventure in Houston where she worked at the Clear Lake Hilton and the Sugar Creek Country Club to finish her apprenticeship. She relocated to the Gulf Coast to be closer to family and landed on a launching pad into a creative and demanding Casino career in Food & Beverage.
She is the recipient of numerous culinary awards from competitions in the region motivated her to pursue bigger and more challenging positions. She has also participated in the openings of both Grand Casinos & Hotels, The Beau Rivage and The Preserve Golf Club.
She has managed both FOH/BOH for the past 25years in Banquets, Restaurants & Sporting venues. Sandy’s trajectory has now placed her back in the gracious and relaxing environment of a Golf Club in the challenging position as Food & Beverage Director for Canebrake.
She has a daughter Nancy who is thriving in Food & Beverage as well and lives on the Coast.
Role: Assistant Food and Beverage Manager Serving Since: 2018
Garret Necaise was born in Los Angeles, California, where he began his acting career. After starring in two baby commercials featuring Pampers Diapers and Little Debbie Snacks, the fame inflated his ego too much and his family moved down to Louisiana. Spending most of his childhood in Chalmette-Arabi, he regained his humbleness before moving with his dad to the family farm in Necaise, Mississippi and finishing high school at Hancock while picking up his country roots. He moved to Hattiesburg and began his time at the University of Southern Miss where he participated in the Marching band during the highs (beating the undefeated Houston team on the road in the conference championship) and lows (Ellis Johnson 0-12) of the football team while also marching in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York and the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Ireland.
He graduated with a bachelor's in Psychology and has enjoyed working his way up through Canebrake from a simple pool server to the beloved Food and Beverage Manager while meeting so many great people.
Role: Chef Serving Since: 2018
Matt Humphrey began his culinary career over 30 years ago in Nashville, Tennessee under Chef Thomas J. Allen of Belle Meade Country Club and also under Chef Robert Siegel of Finezza Trattoria; where he received most of his culinary training, knowledge, experience and techniques. He then expanded his culinary skills as Head Chef of Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theater in Nashville, TN.
In 2006, he and his family moved to Huntsville, AL (to be closer to his parents), where he worked as Sous Chef at Valley Hill Country Club.
In 2014, he made his way to Mississippi, where his wife is from, to be closer to her family. He worked as Sous Chef at Hattiesburg Country Club until arriving at Canebrake.
Matt is very grateful for all the opportunities he has received in the culinary industry that has led him here. However, his greatest blessings are his wife, Marcie, and their three sons.
Matt is looking forward to using all his culinary experience he has obtained to provide our patrons with an extraordinary, memorable dining experience.
Role: Office Manager Serving Since: 2018
Michele Bracey has served as Office Manager at Canebrake Country Club since 2015. She is a native of Tylertown, MS and a graduate of Southwest Mississippi Community College. She has an extensive customer service and accounting related background with over two decades of experience. During her time at Canebrake, she has had the opportunity to meet many of the members and looks forward to the future here.
Michele enjoys spending time with her husband, Daren, and traveling with family and friends.