Ben Hanson

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 813.973.1000

Ben previously served as the Director of Operations/Club Manager at East Lake Woodlands CC where his responsibilities included day to day operations, executing the successful operations of their multi-million dollar fitness/tennis/pool renovations in 2016 and of course the daily focus on Member Experience in all departments.

Ben previously served as the General Manager of Empire Ranch Golf Club in Northern CA with ClubCorp, is a Class A PGA Member and earned his B.A. from Methodist University. Married with 3 kids, Ben and his wife Stephanie are looking forward to joining the Hunter Green family.

Monique Waller

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2008
Phone Number: 813.482.0300

It is my pleasure to be your Membership Director. My Career began with ClubCorp at Woodside Plantation Country Club in Aiken SC in August of 2008, I have enjoyed time at Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club in Hendersonville TN as well as at Temple Hills Country Club in Franklin TN. I have worked in many areas of the club including Food & Beverage, Pool, Golf Shop, Member Relations, Private Events and have found my home as a Membership Director. 

I am a Navy Brat and have lived all over the world. My favorites were Hawaii and Italy! My husband Steve and I are excited to be in Tampa and are having a blast exploring new things. We have two children Chris, who is living in CT attending Diesel College and Connie who starts at Middle Tennessee State University in the fall. 

I look forward to making your membership experience here at Hunter’s Green Country Club your home away from home. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Valerie Garcia

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 813.482.0299

With over 15 years of experience in the Event and Meeting Planning industry, Valerie decided to start a new career in hospitality, as a Catering Sales Manager for various Hilton brands where her responsibilities included the sales and operations of Weddings, Social Events and Corporate Meetings. Previously she managed and coordinated destination meetings throughout the USA, Latin America, Asia, and Europe hosting between 50 to 15,000 attendees.

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Miami, FL, and now a resident of New Tampa, FL - Valerie knows and understands that it is all about the specifics and particular tastes and opinion of her clients in order to have a successful, beautiful and unforgettable event. Valerie loves working with couples to make their wedding day a dream come true, assisting Club members and local residents with their social events and also looks forward to welcoming local businesses for their day-to-day meeting needs.

Sherry Schmidt

Role: Office Administrator
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 813.482.0290

Originally from Birmingham Alabama, Sherry began working for Hunter’s Green Country Club in March 2015.  She received her Finance Degree from the University of Alabama.  She has enjoyed a career in TV Business for over 28 years as well as receiving her Realtors License in 2014. She and her husband, Warren of 25 years have one daughter, Gwen and one grandchild, Arya. Her favorite pastimes are painting, relaxing on the beach and spending time with family.

Greg Bush

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2017

Greg was born in Washington, DC, spent 4 years in the US Army and attended Culinary School at Baltimore International Culinary College. Greg completed Chef ACF Training Oversees: 2 years in Berlin, Germany, 2 years in Italy and 2 years in France. Chef Greg has 35 years total chef experience, Chef Greg fell in love with cooking at the age of 14 when he started working at a local restaurant near is home. When he returned to Washington he worked at major hotels to include the Hay Adams, Watergate and the Hilton Corporation in various leadership roles. He became Executive Chef at the Hilton and was there for 12 years before moving to Florida. He then obtained the Corporate Chef role for Sam Seltzers in ‘03 until they closed. Chef Greg opened Grille 54 in ‘08 as Executive Chef was Saint Leo University Chef for 7 years and was Executive Chef at Lake Jovita Country Club before joining the Hunter’s Green family. Chef Greg enjoys motorcycle riding, deep sea fishing and drag racing.  

Allegra Campos

Role: Director of Tennis
Serving Since: 2008

Allegra Campos is the Tennis Director at Hunter’s Green Country Club. Allegra has been a Tennis and Athletic Director in the Tampa Bay area for over 25 years. She was a collegiate ALL- American at University of Miami and held a world ranking of 150. Allegra Campos currently teaches adult and junior lessons and clinics. She enjoys playing tennis and working out!

Matt Presnell

Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 813.973.1000

I have been the Head Golf Professional at Hunter’s Green CC since September of 2015. I am available to any and all Members to listen and assist in your needs at the Club. I graduated from Ferris State University in 1994 and majored in Business Administration with and emphasis in Professional Golf Management

Before relocating to Hunter's Green Country Club, I had spent time in the Hilton Head / Bluffton, SC at numerous facilities. I was an assistant golf professional at the Country Club of Hilton Head (1993-1994 & 1997-1999) Bear Creek Golf Club (1999-2000) and the Head Golf Professional at Oyster Reef Golf Club (2000-2003), all located in Hilton Head Plantation. I also spent 10 years as Head Golf Professional & Director of Golf at the Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton. Most recently I was an assistant at the Golf Club at Indigo Run, a ClubCorp property on Hilton Head Island. I have been a PGA Member since 1997.

My wife, Kelly, and I are both originally from Royal Oak, MI. We have a son, Jackson, and we enjoy the Tampa, Florida lifestyle.

Matt Hilts

Role: Athletic Center Director
Serving Since: 2009

Originally from Michigan, Matt joined the Hunter’s Green team at the start of 2010. Matt has worked for ClubCorp for 10 years in a multitude of positions. Starting as a locker room attendant at The Fairlane Club (a previously owned ClubCorp facility in Michigan). After moving to the Tampa area in the winter of 2009, Matt worked his way up to eventually became the Youth Director at Hunter’s Green in 2014. Matt recently received his credentials in Childcare Operations to ensure that Hunter’s Green continues to be a state licensed childcare facility. Shortly after the Youth Department at Hunter’s Green, the youth team won the ClubCorp Star Team of Excellence Award. Matt has since been promoted to lead the newly renovated Hunter’s Green Athletic Center to new heights and making Hunter’s Green the place to play, eat and socialize in Tampa Bay!

Brad Buss

Role: Food & Beverage Director
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 813.973.1000 x231

Eight years ago Brad moved to Palm Harbor, FL from Los Angeles, CA. He was the Head Chef of 551 Restaurant in Clearwater Beach then transitioned to the Food and Beverage Director at Southern Hills Plantation Club. He has been in the food and beverage industry for over 27 years and loves it. His goal is to provide the best dining experience for all members. He has traveled to many destinations working for Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons Hotels as a chef and will use those experiences to bring a better product here to Hunters Green Country Club. One of his favorite tasks at Hunter’s Green is pairing wine and food and loves to cook at home for his family.

Jason Pellin

Role: Director of Facilities Maintenance
Serving Since: 2009

Originally from Springfield, OH, Jason began his career with ClubCorp in 2009.  Jason is quite the handy man with his complete knowledge of the entire Clubhouse and Tennis and Athletic Center. In his spare time he enjoys watching movies and spending time with friends and family.

Cory Wood

Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2017

Prior to joining Hunter's Green, Cory served as Director of Agronomy at Anthem Golf & Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona where his responsibilities included managing 36 holes of championship golf, overseeing two clubhouse grounds, and the management of two golf course maintenance facilities. Cory is experienced in all facets of golf course management including renovation and turf grow in.

Cory is a Class A Golf Course Superintendent Member and received his B.S. from Sam Houston State University. Cory and his wife Christina have one daughter and are excited to be part of the Hunter's Green family.