Tara joined our team in October 2013 as the Office Administrator. She recently took on the position of Membership Director. Tara looks forward to working with the existing membership to enhance their Club experience while also welcoming new members to Cherry Valley.
Tara is an alumni of East Stroudsburg University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a concentration in Movement & Sports Studies and a focus on Commercial/Community Recreation. Prior to working for Cherry Valley, Tara was a partner in a startup business which performed title searches and title insurance for the wireless industry. She has over 15 years experience in the banking and finance field.
Outside of the Club, Tara enjoys golfing and snowboarding. She spends many summer weekends at the dirt race track supporting both family and friends. She now lives in Clinton, NJ with her dog, Zoey.
Erik is an Alumni of Rutgers University with a Dual Degree in Sports Management and Business Economics. Erika has been in the golf industry since 1999 and has held various titles throughout his career including, Director of Golf, Private Event Director, Sales Manager and General Manager. Erik has a high level of expertise in Golf Equipment and is a certified Master Club Fitter and Builder. Erik is a proud Father and Step Father and enjoys all things sports; including fishing. Golf is his passion and joy. Erik looks forward to helping you plan your next private event, golf outing, or corporate meeting.
Jamie joined the Cherry Valley team in January of 2017 as a Banquet Server. While working in banquets, Jamie acquired the skills needed to run and operate a successful event. With her excellent team work and strong leadership, Jamie was soon promoted to Banquet Captain! Jamie is very passionate when it comes to building relationships with our Members and clients to ensure a memorable experience every time! Jamie’s passion to run an above and beyond event paired with her organization and attention to detail has led her to another promotion as Cherry Valley’s Private Events Coordinator. She looks forward to planning your wedding or next special event!
Outside of Cherry Valley, Jamie loves to spend time with her Fiancé, Justin. She and Justin are currently planning their own special day; they are tying the knot in September 2018!
Mikayla is a Flagler College Alumni, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Strategic Communication paired with an Advertising Minor. She has happily been a part of the ClubCorp Family for a little over three years. Her journey with ClubCorp began at Marsh Creek Country Club in St. Augustine, Florida as a server, bartender and beverage cart supervisor. It is this Club that caught her interest of the golf and Club community life. After a year and a half with Marsh Creek, Mikayla moved to San Diego, California and joined the University Club atop Symphony Towers as the Member Relations Assistant. The University Club is an elegant business club where she was able to flourish in event planning. Specifically events revolving around wine tasting and culinary pairings. Born and raised in New Jersey, Mikayla is thrilled to be back on the East Coast, closer to my family and working for Cherry Valley Country Club. She is excited to continue to expand her professional career as well as meet and connect with you! Outside of the Club, Mikayla is an avid beach goer and enjoys anything outdoors. She is dedicated to an active lifestyle; Mikayla plays soccer in a women's league and practices yoga, just a few ways she stays moving every day.
Allan has been an invaluable part of the CVCC staff since March of 1993 and a member of the PGA since 1990. Promoted to Director of Golf in July of 2000, his goal is to make sure that the members and their guests enjoy every golf round they play at Cherry Valley. Allan’s resume includes working in Scotland and Florida as an Assistant Professional. He has the distinct honor of having worked at a USGA Amateur Championship, US Open Championship, PGA Championship and British Open Championship.
As a NJPGA Professional, Allan served on NJPGA Board of Directors for 7 years, NJG Foundation for 3 years along with serving on numerous committees. During his time in NJ Allan has been recognized by achieving the following awards: 2003 and 2004, he was recognized as the NJ Junior Golf Leader of the Year, 2004, he was named the NJPGA Professional of the Year, in 2011 he was awarded the title of NJPGA Teacher of the Year and in 2015 he was recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Top Teachers in NJ. He is a founding member of the NJ Golf Foundation and in 2016 he will return and serve on the NJPGA Board of Directors
Golf Swing Philosophy
Allan received his training from 2 of the top 10 teachers in America (Craig Shankland & Gary Wiren) and has attended functions with many others. Every person possesses their own unique style and tendencies during the golf swing. There is no model golf swing – the most important position in golf is impact – because that determines the distance, direction and trajectory of the golf ball.
Keith has been the Director of Tennis at Cherry Valley Country Club for 8 years. During that time he has dramatically increased the programming and participation at Cherry Valley. He increased the USTA ladies teams from three teams to eight teams. The Round Robins when Keith began at Cherry Valley, consisted of three offerings a week with light attendance. Under Keith’s direction, they increased to eight to ten separate Round Robins offered every day, for all levels, many being filled to capacity. Court usage was at such a premium that one USTA team had to be dropped, new lights were installed on two courts, and the possibility of adding two more courts to accommodate the growth in participation, was seriously considered.
Prior to coming to Cherry Valley, Keith was a very successful Head Coach of Div. III men and women’s tennis team at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. There he earned the St. Louis Intercollegiate Conference’s Coach of the Year honors five times. While coaching at Principia, Keith earned a Masters of Science in Education for Sports Management from SIUE graduating summa cum lauda. Before becoming a Head Coach, Keith was the J.V. Women’s Tennis Coach at Princeton University as well the Program Director/Staff Pro for the Princeton Tennis Program. He is certified by the USPTA and the USPTR at the highest levels for over 20 years.
As a player, Keith was a nationally ranked in junior college and was #1 in the St. Louis District USTA in Men’s 35’s, but his children have far surpassed his accomplishments. His son Matthew, played #1 for The College of New Jersey, and won a national doubles title for Mercer County College. His daughter Rachel, achieved #5 in the nation in Girl’s 18’s and is on scholarship at the University of Virginia where she is ranked 20 in singles and doubles in Women’s Div.I tennis as a Freshman. Keith resides with his wife, Ann and their yellow lab, Mack in Montgomery.
#1 in St. Louis District Men’s 35’s
Chris Carpenter is a new member of the Cherry Valley C.C. starting in October 2014. His lifelong passion for flavors and ingredients has led him on a culinary journey throughout many styles of food and cultures. From traveling and dining as much as he could and absorbing styles from all over the food world, he has decided to leave the fast pace of Long Island and start a new path at C.V.C.C.
Chris currently lives in Ewing N.J. with his wife Mary and three children, Amelia, Abigail and Caleb.
Edwin has been with Cherry Valley Country Club since the opening of the Club. He started in the Hobler House kitchen as a line cook and became an important member of the culinary team and worked his way up to Sous Chef. He is the only member of the culinary team that has seen Woodacres Clubhouse open two times. He is very dedicated to all of the Members of Cherry Valley. Edwin works tirelessly in the kitchen to ensure that all private events and Member events at the Club are perfect. Edwin’s main goal is to make Members and guests happy at the Club.
Ken Turash has been involved with the fitness industry for over 25 years. As a former college athlete, Ken has always been involved with sports. Ken graduated with a degree in Physical Education majoring in Athletic Training, and a minor in Business Administration. Early on in his career Ken worked in NYC as a trainer to some very high profile celebrities and Wall Street executives. Shortly thereafter, he moved to the suburbs and opened up his first personal training studio which he ran for 10 years. His next move was onto District Sales Manager for another health club chain. Ken never lost his desire for helping others, so he decided to join the team, where he can work one on one with our Members assisting them in reaching their fitness goals.
Adrienne has just finished her first season as Assistant Golf Professional at Cherry Valley. She has enjoyed getting to know the Membership and working with Allan to continue to grow the Game of Golf.
She took up the game of golf as an adult, after playing her first round with Dad at the age of 24 she found herself hooked. After taking a beginner clinic to learn the basics of the golf swing, she dove into learning all she could about the game and her swing. She also starting thinking about how to make this game she loved into a second career.
In 1999 her journey began at Mays Landing G.C., spending 5 years there learning the ropes. In 2005 as an Assistant Golf Professional at Medford Village C.C., a private club in southern New Jersey. She became a PGA Member in 2008 and the Director of Golf at Berkleigh Golf Club in Kutztown, PA in 2010. The opportunity to join the Club Corp family in 2014 was something she couldn’t pass up.
Adrienne found teaching to be her passion so she began studying from some of the best teachers in the industry. Today, she is still committed to her quest in learning and developing as a golf professional. She is a student of the game and continues her education with seminars, observing players and teachers, researching the latest in technology and teaching techniques and taking golf lessons herself.
Brian has been part of the Cherry Valley team since 2007. He has overseen the operation from the Assistant Golf Professional role, as well as the Director of Outside Operations. Throughout his 8 years at CVCC, Brian has built many great relationships with the membership.
At a very young age, Brian took up the game of golf. Starting in his high school days, Brian knew he wanted to wake up every morning and have a career at a golf course. He attended the Golf Academy of America – Carolinas in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and received a degree in Golf Management. Brian began his career at Cranbury Golf Club in West Windsor, New Jersey and worked there for four years. In March of 2007, Brian landed the job as Assistant Golf Professional at CVCC and has been there ever since. In April of 2011, Brian became a member of the PGA of America. Brian continues to expand the game each day, through the very large junior golf programs, Ladies Clinics, and private lessons at CVCC.
Brian loves to teach and help people each and every day. He continues his education of teaching by watching and following some of the top educators in the gametoday, as well as attending golf seminars to learn about the top instruction of the game of golf today. He lives by the mantra “You learn something new every day.” This is definitely true when it comes to golf instruction.