Leadership

Seth Churi
Senior Vice President, Operations

Seth Churi brings more than 20 years of golf operations and acquisition experience to ClubLife Management. 

Most recently, Seth was the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Redwood Six (R6) LLC, a boutique management and consulting firm established in 2014, specializing in premium private clubs and resorts. As COO, he focused on setting the clubs’ strategic direction, driving performance and business planning. 

Prior to R6, Seth was the Chief Operating Officer for Sequoia Golf Holdings LLC for 10 years, responsible for the operational oversight of over 35 golf courses and country clubs, and the integration of newly acquired properties.

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Peter Faraone
Regional Vice President

Peter has been in the hospitality industry for 37 years, starting his career with Marriott Hotels in their manager training program before moving on to Ritz-Carlton hotels for 13 years where he served as VP of Sales, opening over 20 properties during his time at the corporate office before moving into a General Manager role.

Peter later joined KSL Capital as VP of Sales and Marketing, then becoming General Manager of the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA.  He then joined ClubCorp as a Regional VP in the Mid Atlantic region before taking on the role of overseeing all the managed clubs in the ClubLife portfolio. Peter resides in South Carolina along with his wife Debra of 35 years.

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Mary Grover
Vice President, Sales

A 30+ year veteran of the club industry, Mary Grover oversees all sales disciplines for ClubLife Management, including memberships, private events and group golf outings. Prior to joining the ClubLife Management team, Mary served as Vice President, Membership in the Atlanta market for ClubCorp, where she oversaw membership sales for 30+ private clubs. Mary also has deep experience in the Private Event space, having served as a Regional Private Event Director for five years in the Washington, D.C. market. Mary holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Marketing from St. Cloud State University.

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Greg Griffin

Greg Griffin
Director of Corporate Development

Greg Griffin was appointed Director of Corporate Development in January 2020.  He brings nearly three decades of golf industry experience to ClubLife Management.  Most recently, Greg was the interim GM at Midlothian Country Club in the suburbs of Chicago for ClubLife Management. and assisted in the property transition, financial analysis and budget development. 

Before joining ClubLife, Greg was with Troon Golf, an industry leader in the club management landscape. As the GM for The Club at Porto Cima in Lake Ozark, MO, his financial success at the property was key to Troon Golf procuring a management opportunity at The Lodge of Four Seasons. 

Prior to Troon, Greg has worked with American Golf Corporation and DA Weibring’s Golf Resources Inc. in business development and management roles. He resides in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA where he enjoys spending time with his family and close friends. 

Ryan Lane
Senior Analyst

Ryan is the product design lead responsible for evaluating opportunities to provide value to a diverse group of ClubLife Management clients. Ryan brings more than 10 years of experience in operations & operations evaluation to ClubLife Management and plays a key role in the business development team. He is focused on packaging services which bolster the operating performance of those clients managed by the ClubLife Management operations team.

Prior to ClubLife, Ryan served as a Senior Financial Analyst in the ClubCorp Financial Planning & Analysis group, aiding club operators in developing lasting member experiences which ultimately drove financial performance at their properties. 

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Patrick Moree
Marketing Director

Patrick Moree has nearly a decade of experience in marketing, communications and public relations in the sports and hospitality industries. At ClubLife, he is focused exclusively on the strategic planning and execution of all marketing initiatives for our portfolio of management services clients. 

Most recently Patrick served as Marketing Director for Redwood Six, LLC, a boutique management and consulting firm established in 2014, specializing in premium private clubs and resorts. As Marketing Director, he was responsible for the development and execution of marketing strategies for R6's clients, as well as corporate branding and marketing initiatives. 

Prior to his tenure at Redwood Six, Patrick was a member of the Digital Marketing team at ClubCorp, and a Regional Marketing Coordinator for Sequoia Golf Holdings. 

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Doug Miller, C.G.C.S.
Senior Vice President, Golf Course Management

Doug is responsible for all aspects of golf course management for “The World Leader in Private Clubs.” Prior to joining ClubCorp, Doug was Director of Agronomy at Doral Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida and Director of Agronomy for the combined La Quinta Resort and Club and PGA West in La Quinta, California.  Doug is a Certified Golf Course Superintendent with over 40 years in the golf course industry. 

Doug holds a degree in Parks and Grounds Operations Management from William Rainey Harper College.

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Bill Walden
Senior Vice President, Food & Beverage / Procurement 

Bill Walden is the Senior Vice President, Food & Beverage / Procurement for ClubCorp. He is responsible for all food & beverage and procurement efforts for ClubCorp's portfolio of more than 200 golf and country clubs, city clubs, sports clubs and alumni clubs. In addition, he oversees the company's strategic relationship with Avendra LLC., a comprehensive procurement services company. Prior to joining ClubCorp in 1998, Walden was with Frito-Lay North America (a division of PepsiCo, Inc.) for 13 years, where he held numerous positions in operations. 

Bill holds both Bachelor of Science and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Western Illinois University.

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Kelly Devita
Senior Vice President, Retail 

Kelly brings over 25 years of experience in global business strategy development, highlighted by successful collaboration with some of the most iconic brands in the golf and retail spaces. 

Most recently she served as National Sales Director for Under Armour Golf, where she held all aspects of sales and marketing for the Green Grass / On Course, Tournament and Key Specialty Account channels. Under Kelly’s leadership, Under Armour golf revenue grew from $18M to more than $57M in just four years.

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