Role: General Manager Serving Since: 2014 Phone Number: 703.761.4250 ext.230
Kara’s career in hospitality started in Scottsdale, Arizona with The James Hotel Group and B.R. Guest Restaurants after she received her Culinary Arts Certification at The Arizona Culinary Institute. When the hotel was sold, she was asked to be a part of the opening task force for The James Chicago and later The Liason Capitol Hill and Art and Soul in Washington, DC. Most recently Kara spent time as a General Manager for Chef Geoff’s in Tysons Corner, VA. Kara is an introductory sommelier and has great a passion for food and wine. Kara’s career with ClubCorp started in 2014 at The Tower Club where she was recipient of the coveted Rising Star Award in her first year with the company. Kara and her husband have a home in Fairfax, VA, where that they share with their son, Colton and daughter, Riley.
Role: Membership Director Serving Since: 2018 Email Katie Simmons
Role: Private Events Director, Corporate Occasions Serving Since: 2005 Phone Number: 703.761.4250 ext 240
Lindsay Rhoades has been with the Private Events Team of the Tower Club since 2005. Prior to joining, Lindsay was an Events Manager for the Entrepreneurs' Organization (formerly the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization) for 8 years, where she planned domestic and international events for the membership organization. In that position, her travels took her globe trotting to places such as Bali, Moscow and Dubai.
Lindsay's current role is to act as the corporate events Private Event Director. She handles corporate meetings, seminars, board retreats and continuing education classes.
Lindsay is an avid Washington Nationals fan, loves live music and camping. Lindsay enjoys writing and hopes to one day publish a children's book all about bravery and friendship. But her greatest passion in life is advocating for pediatric cancer awareness and research in memory of her beloved daughter, Kate Olivia.
Role: Private Events Director, Social Occasions Serving Since: 2016 Phone Number: 703.761.4250 ext 239
Mellissa has spent over 13 years in the hospitality industry. Over the past 10 years she has spent her career with Marriott International working at multiple properties in the Metro DC area. Mellissa has had the pleasure of working on multiple social events, including weddings, mitzvah, and galas.
Mellissa’s current role as the Private Event Director, Social Occasions, is to help provide a memorable experience to each guest that hosts an event at Tower Club.
Mellissa recently adopted a rescue dog and she has found a new walking buddy.
Role: Executive Chef Serving Since: 2018 Email Matthew Cordes