Role: Membership Director Serving Since: 2018 Phone Number: 813.972.1991
Role: Private Event Director Serving Since: 2018 Phone Number: 813.972.1991
Role: Private Events Coordinator Serving Since: 2017 Phone Number: 813.972.1991 x604
Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Taylor graduated from Le Moyne College with a B.S degree in Business Management. Taylor moved down to Tampa, FL in January 2017 to be with her family and joined the Tampa Palms team in February as Director of First Impressions. She took over the Private Events Coordinator position in March. She has over 5 years' experience working with clients who are preparing for their special events and enjoys the opportunity to meet and work with new people. Taylor has previously worked as a floral designer and as a bridal boutique consultant which has provided her with the knowledge and understanding required to listen to each individual's expectations and bring their vision to life at their special event! Taylor enjoys reading all types of novels and spending time with her dog, Benny.
Role: Hotel Manager Serving Since: 2009
Lorraine joined the extraordinary team as the Hotel Manager at Tampa Palms in May 2009. Each day gives her great pleasure to see the smiling faces of our members whom she considers both friends, even family. Coming to work each day is a beautiful view, always lifting spirits, and what you would call "absolutely living the life!" Prior to joining TP, Lorraine worked with Marriott hotels as a Sales Manager and Director of Sales in Tampa. Her business passion is planning and executing events such as private events and elaborate corporate functions. She has several years of experience planning and executing grand events. Her goal is to continue to create and develop the business success for the club and a magical experience for our members and hotel guests.
Role: Food & Beverage Director Serving Since: 2013
Greg joined the Tampa Palms team as our Food and Beverage Director in November 2013. Greg graduated from the University of South Florida. During his time in college, he first began his career in the hospitality industry as a bartender. Since then, he has spent 17 years in the food and beverage industry. He gained his experience at numerous properties including Mainsail Suites, Conference Center, and DoubleTree by Hilton. Greg has tremendous drive and passion for all aspects of hospitality that is modeled daily through his goal-oriented approach and results driven mentality. Greg’s goal is to ensure that members have a phenomenal dining experience time and time again in Elements.
Role: Executive Chef Serving Since: 2009
Chef Jason started his first serious cooking job at the age of 19 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa. Later, he was scouted to transform the now South Tampa Landmark, Mangroves, into a serious culinary contender and was named ‘Chef of the Year’ by Florida Trend Magazine. Chef Jason entered private clubs in 2000 and has been with Tampa Palms Team since 2009. Chef Jason understands the needs and wants of Members, has a creative eye for food, a passion for food and wine pairings, as well as cutting edge preparation. The use of fresh and locally source foods are evident in the seasonal menus and unmatched quality. A true industry pro he prides himself on creating "magic culinary moments" for all his members and their guests.
Role: Sports Center Director Serving Since: 2010
Andy Bianchi has been with the Tampa Palms team since 2010 as an MRD and as Sport Center Director since 2014. Originally from Rome, Italy, he came to study English as a second language in 1996 in Miami, Florida. After 3 months of super intensive courses he attended Florida International University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. Andy worked for Intercontinental Hotels, Sofitel, Bentley Luxury Suites hotel in Miami Beach, Crown Golf and ClubCorp for the last 10 years. Andy is fluent in Italian, Spanish and French and he is a certified pool operator. Andy is passionate about sports in general, and considers his job a privilege. "You know it is not your typical 9-5 job when your office is surrounded by tennis courts, a pool, a gym and 80 children screaming and playing. Having worked in the past for big hotel chains where customers go and come daily, I really enjoy building long lasting relationships and enriching member's lives as well as my own!"
Role: Director of Golf Serving Since: 2004 Phone Number: 813.972.1444
Kevin Kenny is a native born Floridian, in Pensacola and was raised in Tallahassee. He attended the University of South Florida and graduated with honors in 1989 with a double major in Finance and Marketing. KK has been a PGA Member for 22 years now. In 2014, he was voted North Florida PGA / West Conference Chapter Teacher of the year and currently teaches PGA Tour Member, George McNeill. He has also previously been the North Florida PGA Player of the Year.
Kevin’s goal is to make the golf experience the best it can possibly be at Tampa Palms for every level of golfer through the professional implementation of teaching programs and varied tournament
Role: Golf Course Superintendent Serving Since: 2005
Mickey began his career in the golf industry in 1997 at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor. There he had the opportunity to work through all stages and host the PGA tour. He joined the ClubCorp family in 2005 as the Superintendent at East Lake Woodlands. In 2014, Mickey became Regional Superintendent for the Tampa area. In 2015, Mickey was recognized for his hard work as an "All Star" employee, one of the highest honors in ClubCorp. Mickey has been a member of GCSA since 2002 and works actively in the local chapter. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, soccer, and spending time with his wife, two daughters and two dogs.
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Role: Tennis Professional Serving Since: 2018 Phone Number: 813.972.1991
Andrea has been heavily involved in tennis for the last 15 years and has received many accolades during that time. At Loyola Marymount University, she held a Division one National ranking of 12th in the country and a top 5 singles ranking in the West coast region.
She holds the record for most wins in a season and led her team to a first place conference finish against Pepperdine University for a bid into the NCAA tournament. As a division one head college coach, her team also appeared in two NCAA tournaments. Andrea previously served as the director of tournaments for the USTA Mid-Atlantic before beginning her coaching here at Tampa Palms.
She actively participates in USTA tournaments and league tennis and was a National Finalist at Indian Wells in 2015 for her 5.5/5.0 team.