Our Team

Jay Rusch

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2013
Phone Number: 803.649.3383 x231

Jay was the General Manager at Houndslake Country Club from May 2012 – February 2013. Prior to his promotion, Jay served as Assistant General Manager and Director of Golf at the Club from February 2011 – April 2012. Jay is a graduate of Florida Metropolitan University and has been in the country club industry since 1998 where he started as Assistant Golf Professional at Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club in Tampa, FL. He moved to Aiken in 2002 and was Assistant Golf Professional at Woodside Plantation Country Club, then moved to Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club in 2004 as Head Golf Professional, where he was promoted to Club Manager and Director of Golf in 2006 until February 2011. Jay is a Certified Class A PGA Professional with a passion for customer service. Jay is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a die-hard Steelers fan!

Jay and his wife have lived in Aiken in since 2002.

Katie Berube

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 803.649.3383 ext. 241

Katie comes to us from the Augusta Entertainment Complex in Augusta, GA.  where she was the Director of Partnerships from September 2014- February 2018.  Prior to that, she was an Account Executive for the Connecticut Sun; a WNBA team at the Mohegan Sun Casino.  Katie graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2003 with her bachelor's degree in Sport & Leisure Management.  In 2014, Katie moved to Aiken with her husband Chris and two children, Wyatt & Colton.  They were bless with an addition of a baby girl in 2017, Magnolia Jean, the first baby of the New Year in Aiken.

Mindy Crawford

Role: Member Relations Coordinator
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 803.649.3383 ext. 245

Megan Dusch

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2017

Ian Murphy

Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 803.641.7979

I was born and raised in Tampa, FL. I graduated from the Golf Course Operations program at Lake City Community College. I have extensive experience on bent grass and Bermuda grass in the southeast. The past seven years I have been at Waterfall Club in Clayton, GA. I am married with three children and have family in Edgefield County. We are excited about moving to Aiken to become a part of the club and community. I am an avid sports fan with all my favorite teams in Tampa with the exception of the Georgia Bulldogs.

Woodside Plantation is a tremendous opportunity for me. I look forward to taking on all the challenges the courses present and taking the golf courses to the next level for Members and their guests. My door will always be open and if you have any questions feel free to stop by and ask.

Arturo Costa

Role: Director of Tennis
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 803.641.7974

In addition to playing at the Division II level, Arturo brings many years of teaching experience to Woodside Plantation.  Most recently, he served as Director of Tennis at Houndslake Country Club, where he started as Head Tennis Professional in 2010, was promoted in two short years to the Director’s role and, within six months, helped increase tennis membership by more than 50 percent.

Throughout his career, Arturo has established and trained students in leagues, clinics, tournaments, and social events at both the adult and junior levels.  His desire to get both experienced and non-experienced tennis players motivated and excited about the sport is unmatched.  Through mixers, quads, men’s and women’s night out, and junior round robins, he is passionate about keeping all levels of athletes involved in the tennis community.Arturo attended the University of South Carolina at Aiken where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration.  He then went on to attend Augusta State University where he earned a Master of Business Administration.

Email: arturo.costa@clubcorp.com

Phone: 803.641.7974

Rob Kinard

Role: Director of Golf
Serving Since: 2009
Phone Number: 803.649.4735

Rob is a Class A PGA Professional that has lead his team at Woodside since 2009. He is originally from Florida, and started his career with Clubcorp at Woodside Plantation Country Club in Aiken, SC.

Rob loves interacting with the members through lessons as well as playing golf with them. In addition he is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.