Role: General Manager Serving Since: 1993 Phone Number: 330.644.8441
I grew up in Connecticut and began my golf career at age 12, picking up practice balls, mowing greens and raking bunkers under the tutelage of Walter Lowell, the 1976 National PGA Golf Professional of the Year. I graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, where I met my lovely wife, Marian. We have two beautiful daughters: Jillian and Jordan.
After serving Ipswich Country Club for 15 years, I moved to Firestone Country Club in 2008, where I served on ClubCorp’s National Golf Committee for many years and on a number of PGA committees in both the New England PGA Section and the Northern Ohio PGA Section. In addition to being a Titleist Top 100 Club Fitter and a TPI-certified Golf Fitness Instructor, I was awarded the coveted Putter Boy Trophy at Pinehurst during the 2005 Associate Club Team Championship.
On a personal note, I am also a passionate supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association and have a love for reading, travel and the outdoors.
Role: Membership Director Serving Since: 2015 Phone Number: 330.245.3206
Having an extensive background in commercial real estate, I began my career working for Cleveland-based developer, Stark Enterprises. I continued my career abroad working as a Partner for Johnson Fellows, a property consultancy company in the United Kingdom. Here I managed large portfolios of commercial property for national retailers, pension funds and high wealth private individuals.
After 17 years working in commercial property and living in England for nearly 10 years, I decided to change direction. With golf as my passion, upon returning to Northeast Ohio in 2015, I began working for ClubCorp as the Membership Director at Silver Lake Country Club. For 3 years I worked at growing the membership and fostering relationships with new members. I thoroughly enjoy working in a private golf and country club and it’s something I get excited about every day.
Role: Member Relations Coordinator Serving Since: 2017 Phone Number: 330.245.3227
I joined ClubCorp in the Spring of 2017 as a Golf Shop Assistant at Diamond Run Golf Club in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. After filling in for the Private Events & Member Relations Director for several months at Diamond Run, I was fortunate enough to begin my own role as the Member Relations Coordinator at Firestone in the Spring of 2018. I graduated with my Master of Arts degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Duquesne University and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College. In my free time, I love spending time outdoors hiking, camping, and canoeing!
Role: Private Events Marketing & Sales Serving Since: 1991 Phone Number: 330.245.3233
My career with Firestone Country Club began in 1991 when I joined the team as a banquet server. The food and beverage industry was new to me and I really enjoyed the personal interactions with the Members and their guests. During this time, I was attending Kent State University to obtain my bachelor’s in fine arts with a minor in graphic design. As the years passed, I was able to move up from Banquet/Grille Server to Captain, and then to Assistant Service Director. I have also spent time working on the grounds crew. In May 2002, I was given the opportunity to run the Corporate Hospitality for the PGA Senior Championship held at Firestone that year. After a successful event, I was promoted to the Sales and Marketing Staff where I have been ever since.
I have a wonderful wife, Kelli, two beautiful daughters and our dog, Mulligan. In my spare time, I like to do construction/remodeling projects and various other outdoor activities.
Role: Private Events Director Serving Since: 2015 Phone Number: 330.245.3205
After working in sales and hospitality roles for the Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and PGA TOUR/WGC Bridgestone Invitational, Emily joined the Private Events Team at Firestone Country Club in April of 2015.
Away from the Club, Emily and her husband enjoy spending time with their son and daughter. They like to stay active together while enjoying time with extended family, the great outdoors, and traveling.
Role: Private Events Director Serving Since: 2014 Phone Number: 330.245.3229
I started my career with ClubCorp in the fall of 2014 after approximately 10 years of membership/banquet sales experience with a number of different private clubs in the area. I joined ClubCorp as a Private Events Director at Silver Lake CC and recently joined the team here at Firestone in the fall of 2016... and have enjoyed every minute since!
I have a wonderful husband of twenty years, Brad, who is in the golf industry as well and is the Superintendent at Chippewa Golf course in Doylestown.
I have two awesome, very active kids that love to play basketball, softball and travel baseball. When I’m not dropping the kids off at practice or frantically running to games, I enjoy running, biking and traveling.
Role: Executive Chef /Food & Beverage Director Serving Since: 1981
I began my career with ClubCorp in 1981 at the Cascade Club. During my time there, I developed a passion for serving the Members. I worked through the ranks at several ClubCorp clubs and accepted a position at Firestone Country Club in 1988.
In 1994, I received the award for the Rookie Chef of the Year and have many ice carving awards from the National Ice Carving Association. I have been a Member of the American Culinary Federation for 32 years. I have also been a part of the success Firestone Country Club has achieved during the years of tournament golf including the current World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational.
In my spare time, I am a marathon runner and a Level One Crossfit Trainer “Elite Fitness Training.” My wife, Lynn, and I have raised two wonderful girls and all three are great cooks and have given me the support I needed to excel in my profession.
Role: Director of Golf Serving Since: 2008 Phone Number: 330.245.3210
David’s golf club experience is backed with impressive playing credentials as well. David is consistently ranked in the top 10 of the PGA Player of the Year standings in the Northern Ohio Section, where he finished 7th in 2010. He also qualified for the PGA Club Professional National Championship in 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2014! In 2009, he became the Toledo Open Champion.
To schedule lessons with David, please contact him at 330.245.3210 or David.Champagne@clubcorp.com
Role: Service Director Serving Since: 1980 Phone Number: 330.644.8441
Born and raised in Northeastern Ohio, Randy attained an AOS Degree in Food Service Management from the University of Akron in 1982.
Randy was employed by ClubCorp USA, Inc. for 28 years until July 2008 and during his tenure held many front-of-the-house positions including Regional Service Director, Development Service Director and Regional Director of Food and Beverage for the Business and Sports Club Division.
While working eight years as a Development Service Director for ClubCorp, Randy had the opportunity to be involved with opening over 30 private Clubs ranging from Golf and Country and Business and Sports Clubs to Nicklaus signature projects and Alumni Clubs.
His most “prized” accomplishments were opening the two Bear’s Best operations in Atlanta and Las Vegas as well as opening the University Center Club in Tallahassee, Florida on the campus of Florida State University and the University of Texas Club in Austin, Texas on the campus of The University of Texas.
Randy also worked with the service staff in the Carolina Dining Room at Pinehurst Resort in 2008 which was quite an honor and a privilege as well as help out at Firestone Country Club for 13 World Series of Golf back in the late 80’s and 90’s.
For six years Randy had been the Director of Service and Training at Glenmoor Country Club in Canton and had taken care of the Club’s Wine Society Program for nearly three years until he came aboard Firestone in June, 2015
“My passion is hospitality service staff training- from casual to fine dining with a focus on enhancing the Member and Guest experience at Private Clubs.
Randy’s hobbies include: land design, biking, wines, cooking and staying current with culinary, beverage and service trends.
After having lived in Louisville, Kentucky for 23 years, he was delighted to move back to the area six years ago to be “back home” and is anxious to meet all of the Members at Firestone Country Club.
His philosophy is straightforward: “Anything worth doing in life, whether personal or professional, is worth doing well”.
Role: Director of Golf Course Operations Serving Since: 1992
I have been the Director of Golf Course Operations at Firestone Country Club since 2008. I have been a part of the ClubCorp family for the past 25 years. Prior to Firestone, I worked at Treesdale Golf and Country Club, a 27-hole Arnold Palmer Design ClubCorp facility in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania where I served as the Director of Greens and Grounds and as ClubCorp’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of Agronomy. Early in my career I was the Superintendent at Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pennsylvania and at Philadelphia Country Club, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.
I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Westminster College in Business Administration and a Turfgrass Management Certificate at The Pennsylvania State University. My beautiful wife, Bonnie, and I have two amazing children, Adam and Keriann.