Role: General Manager Serving Since: 2016 Phone Number: 610.268.8800 ext. 1001
Ken Nicholas joined the Hartefeld National team as the General Manager on January 22, 2016. Ken previously held the position of General Manager of Crestview Country Club in Wichita, Kansas for the past 8 years. Crestview is a private member owned country club with 700 members, 2 eighteen hole golf courses, a large full service clubhouse, tennis and pool.
Prior to his tenure at Crestview, Ken was the General Manager at Tallgrass Country Club in Wichita, Kansas. He also worked for American Golf Corporation from 1989-2007 in numerous roles including General Manager of three clubs in Chicago and St. Louis.
Ken has built great management teams at his clubs and prides himself on being a very visible floor leader. He is a detailed operator in golf, food and beverage and finance. Ken is an accomplished golfer, Indiana University graduate and St. Louis native. Ken will be relocating to the Avondale, PA area with his wife, Keely, his 18 year old daughter, Haley, and his 16 year old son, Alex.
Role: Membership Director Serving Since: 2015 Phone Number: 610.268.8800 x2
Joe is new to ClubCorp as of August 2015 but has an extensive background in the hospitality and sports marketing industries. He has worked for some of the finest resorts in the U.S. (The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and La Quinta Resort and Club), and has entertained customers for Fortune 500 companies at major sporting events throughout the world (Masters, Ryder Cup, British Open, U.S. Open Golf and Tennis, Wimbledon, World Cup Soccer, NCAA Men’s Final Four, Olympics and Super Bowl).
He brings a great knowledge of private clubs to ClubCorp having been a member of Country Clubs in Colorado, Phoenix, Southern California and the Philadelphia area, and has served on Membership Committees, Greens Committees and Board of Governors.
Joe is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a degree in Education. He has two children, a daughter in Dallas and a son in Austin. He and his wife Ann have a passion for college football and enjoy playing golf, cycling, skiing and traveling.
Hartefeld National is a great Golf Club and I look forward to working with our existing members to enhance their Club experience while also welcoming new Members to Hartefeld National.
Role: Private Events Director Serving Since: 2016 Phone Number: 610.268.8800 x1033
Erin Scanlon joined the Cherry Valley team in June of 2016 as the first ever Private Event Coordinator. Prior to joining the Cherry Valley team, she graduated from California University of Pennsylvania, a small school located in the foothills of Pittsburgh, PA. Graduating in May of 2016, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geography with a concentration in Tourism Studies and a minor in Business. While earning her degree, she completed two internships. Her first was with Kyle Michelle Weddings, in Mullica Hill, NJ, where she gained hands-on experience in the wedding industry. Her second was with the Conference Services staff in the Convocation Center, located on campus, where she refined her event planning skills.
Erin is proud to have started her professional career as a member of the Club Corp family and she is excited to further her growth as the PED of Hartefeld National. In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, attending concerts, and cheering on the Philadelphia sports teams.
Role: PGA Professional Serving Since: 2015 Phone Number: 610.268.8800 x4
Originally from Avon, CT, Ross cultivated his love of the game and business of Golf at Golf Club of Avon. After graduating from Penn State with a degree in Professional Golf Management, Ross has worked at some of the finest Private Clubs in the Northeast. Now in his role as Director of Golf at Hartefeld National Ross has taken all of his experience and passion and has put it into his operation at Hartefeld National.
Role: Member Relations Coordinator Serving Since: 2012 Phone Number: 610.268.8800 ext. 1060
Christine joined Hartefeld in 2012 and was recently promoted to Member Relations Coordinator. The hospitality industry is a career change for her, after spending 26 years with ICI Americas Inc.’s corporate Global Contracts Group as Energy Procurement Manager – North America. Christine is a graduate of Goldey Beacom College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.
Christine has lived in this area her entire life and resides in Landenberg, PA and Bethany Beach, DE. She is extremely devoted to her family and recently became a first time grandmother to little grandson, Nicholas. She also enjoys spending time with her three horses that she has owned for over 20 years.
She is a welcome member to our management team, having developed a great relationship with our Hartefeld members. Christine enjoys her role on the Events Committee. In addition to planning member events, her responsibilities include member retention, member events, club communications, calendar, Hartefeld’s website and Facebook account. She is looking forward to a busy year ahead as our new Member Relations Coordinator.
Role: F&B Director/Executive Chef Serving Since: 2015 Phone Number: 610.268.8800 ext. 1031
Lou Thompson has strong roots in Hartefeld’s history and returned here as part of our Club Reinvention in December 2015. Lou was promoted to the dual role of F& B Director/Executive Chef in 2017.
Chef Lou is a Culinary Arts graduate from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. He embarked on his career as a Chef at Hartefeld in 2005 and was promoted to Executive Chef in 2010. Lou then progressed in his career as Sous Chef for highly acclaimed Le Castagne in Philadelphia, Executive Chef at LaVerona in Kennett Square and most recently, Executive Chef at Deerfield Country Club in Newark, DE. Chef Lou’s culinary skills, expertise and leadership qualities will ensure a phenomenal dining experience in our restaurant as well as private events.
Role: Office Administrator Serving Since: 2015 Phone Number: 610.268.8800 ext.1012
Krystal joined Hartefeld National in August of 2015. She was born and raised in central Texas and began working at a private golf club in Charleston, South Carolina where she developed a passion for hospitality. When Krystal is away from the Club, she spends most of her time with friends and family. Krystal enjoys working firsthand with the members and looks forward to growing with the Club.
Role: Golf Course Superintendent Serving Since: 2016 Phone Number: 610.268.8800
Joe grew up in a town 30 minutes south of St.Paul/Minneapolis, MN. He attended the University of Wisconsin where he received his B.S. in Soil Science with an emphasis on Turfgrass Management. In 2011, he completed an internship at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, VA which lead to being hired on as an Assistant Superintendent after graduation. Joe has had many great experiences at RTJ including a complete bunker renovation as well as hosting the 2015 Quicken Loans National PGA Tour event. He is looking forward to meeting all of you!