John has been the General Manager of Chantilly National since early 2020, but has overseen the club regionally since ClubCorp purchased the course in 2013. He has been with ClubCorp for 12 years as a GM and Regional Vice President. Before ClubCorp he was a General Manager and Regional Manager with American Golf Corporation for 10 years in the Chicago area. Outside of work John likes to spend time with his family, play golf, tennis, water sports, eat, cook, travel and cheer on his Xavier Musketeer basketball team.
Kris was born in San Diego but grew up in Virginia Beach from a military family. He rejoins the Clubcorp family from Richmond, where he was the Director of Tennis at ACAC Fitness & Wellness. Prior to that, he was a Regional Tennis Director based out of River Creek in Leesburg. He brings over 25 years of club experience to his new role as your membership director. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and traveling with his wife Janet.
A native to Northern Virginia, Laura attended James Madison High School and graduated George Mason University with a degree in Psychology. She has been married for over ten years and has two beautiful daughters named Madison and Ava. A lover of nature and extreme sports. In the winter months she enjoys snowboarding. Hiking and trips to her family’s cottage on the Beach in Maine are her favorite summertime activities. Yoga is a big part of Laura’s life; she started young when her mother was an instructor and aims for starting every day with a morning routine. On the weekends you can find Laura cheering her oldest daughter on at her soccer games.
Role: Director of F&B
Serving Since: 2015
Ozan was born and raised in Adana, Turkey by the Mediterranean coast. He has been in the restaurant business since he was 13 years old. Hospitality runs in his family, he grew up helping his father and grandfather at their family owned cafeteria on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast; eventually studying hotel management in college before securing a food and beverage internship in the United States. Intending to only stay in the country a year, he gained experience at the Vail Marriott Resort & Spa, where he worked in every department in food and beverage.
More than 15 years later he has made the U.S. his home with a career that included management at the now closed Tavolaccio Italian restaurant and wine bar in Edwards, Colorado where he was also on the opening team of Tavolaccio’s adjacent tapas bar.
Prior to joining ClubCorp he spent two and a half years with Kimpton Hotels, including Dupont Circle as General Manager of Restaurant Operations. Prior to that, he spent 7 years with Ritz Carlton Hotels, including The Ritz Carlton Georgetown as the Director of Food and Beverage.
Over 13 years of luxury hotel management experience in upscale hotels around the United States with high profile guests has provided him the opportunity to develop sophistication and interpersonal skills required in such environments. His strong focus on customer service delivery is complimented by an understanding of the importance of bringing warmth, friendliness and reliability into the role of a leader. His passion for food and service comes through in everything he does managing the F&B operations: “I want to create guests for a lifetime – and that starts with the first impression.” In Ozan’s free time he enjoys watching Top Chef. He is a big fan of David Chang, Ferran Adria and Rene Redzepi. He loves going to the farmer’s market and growing his own fresh herbs and vegetables in his mini garden. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two children at their home in Arlington, Virginia.
Role: Director of Tennis
Serving Since: 2016
Matt joins our team with over 20 years of teaching experience. He has been ranked Nationally #5 35s Team Doubles and #16 35s Individual. Matt is a 3 time 5.0 USTA National Championship participant as well as Over 25 Mid Atlantic Singles and Doubles Championships. Prior to coming to Chantilly, Matt played on 2 Mid Atlantic Section Talbert Cup Champion Teams in 2014 and 2015. In 2003, Matt was a 4.5 National Champion in 2003. Matt is a proud father of soccer goalie sensation, Ashley Bilger.
Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2018
Ryan was born and raised in Brockway, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Penn State University, where he majored in Recreation, Parks & Tourism Management – Professional Golf Management Program. During his time at Penn State, Ryan had the opportunity to intern and work at The Country Club in Brookline Massachusetts and The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey. Prior to joining ClubCorp as General Manager at Greenbrier Country Club in Chesapeake, VA, he spent ten years at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club serving as Head Golf Professional for 7 years before being promoted to General Manager. Ryan is married to his wife, Nicole and has two children, Andrew 7 years old and Kaelynn 5 years old. Ryan is excited to joining the team at Chantilly National and looks forward to growing the game and enhancing your golf experience at Chantilly National.
Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 1994
Michael started his professional career at Chantilly National in 1994 as a member of golf course maintenance team. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1999 with a degree in horticulture and agronomy he returned to Chantilly National as the 2nd assistant superintendent. After several years as the assistant superintendent at a local golf club and a year in the landscape irrigation industry, Michael returned to Chantilly National in 2005 before being promoted to his current role as the golf course superintendent in 2010.
Michael has been associated with Chantilly National for more than 20 years and has seen many changes to the club and golf course during that time. He is very excited and optimistic about what the future holds for Chantilly National and feels honored to be a part of it.
Michael lives in Warrenton, VA with his wife, Jennifer, and children Emma and Jack.