Our Team

Aaron Lucas

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 727.724.2235

Aaron joined the Countryside Country Club team as your Food and Beverage Director March 2017. Aaron is a graduate of Warren Southern in Lake Whales, Florida. He has spent 25 years in the Food and Beverage industry and gained his experience at numerous local and national chain restaurants. Aaron has a tremendous drive and passion for all aspects of hospitality; he demonstrates that daily through his goal-oriented approach and result driven mentality. Aaron’s goal is to ensure that Members have a phenomenal dining experience time and time again in Elevations.

In his spare time, Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife and their 3 wonderful Children.

Courtney Berry

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 727.796.2153
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A Clearwater native, Courtney originally joined the ClubCorp family at East Lake Woodlands Country Club in 2016 where she served as Membership Director for 2 years before joining Countryside in 2018. She holds an MBA with concentrations in Marketing Strategy and International Business from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Central Florida.

When she's not at the Club, Courtney can be found volunteering in her church and community, attending any one of Tampa Bay’s sporting events, spending time with her husband David and adding new stamps to her passport. Her grandparents were 30+ year Members of Countryside, so she is excited to join the team here and looks forward to building relationships with our Members and helping grow our Membership!

Erika Rothkegel

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 1997
Phone Number: 727.796.2153
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Erika joined ClubCorp in 1997 as Member Relations Director and soon-after Membership Director at The Hartford Club in CT.  She followed that with some consulting work at The Skyline Club in MI and finally arrived at Countryside Country Club as Membership Director in 2000. Erika spent the following 9 years here, leaving her mark on both the Club and the Members.  She then left to pursue other areas of interest, most notably at Admiral Farragut Academy in charge of recruiting their international students.  After a 9 year hiatus, she has once again returned to her membership roots at CCC. 

Erika graduated from UMass Amherst where she studied Biology. She has a passion for the Members and a great drive to not only enroll but get to know the Members.   Erika has a teenage daughter who keeps her busy with her academic and athletic endeavors.  In her spare time, she enjoys CrossFit.

Seth Synovec

Role: Membership Relations Coordinator
Serving Since: 2017

Seth began his role at Countryside Country club February of 2017. Seth made the trip all the way from Topeka, Kansas, where he was born and raised. He graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2015 with a Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management. After graduation he went into the mountains of Estes Park, Colorado to get a variety of experiences, from bartending, serving, and restaurant managing, to being a tour guide for the haunted tours of the Historic Stanley Hotel.

In 2016 he joined American Cruise Lines as an assistant hotel manager and a cruise director and spent the year cruising the USA. Seth Loved the job, but being a mid-western boy from Kansas, he missed having a place to call home. He has found his perfect job being the “cruise director” for you here at Countryside Country Club and is happy to call Florida his new home. He is passionate about delivering an excellent product while maintaining a light, comfortable, and most importantly, FUN atmosphere!

Seth is excited to be a part of this incredible club, he looks forward to meeting all of the wonderful members of Countryside, and creating smiles and laughs at all of your upcoming events!

Roger Grube

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 727.796.6972

Roger joined the Countryside family in June 2016. He comes to us from Flamestone Grill in Oldsmar, Florida. Previously, he was in Dunedin at Café Alfresco for 19 years. Roger is very excited to elevate the Culinary experience here at Countryside, and we are very excited to have him lead the culinary team as we open our new restaurant, Elevations. We encourage you to try Chef Roger’s Specials that are his custom creations (changed bi-weekly) based on fresh and seasonal products he has available. 

Kellie Taylor

Role: Fitness Director
Serving Since: 1993

Kellie stated her career with ClubCorp in 1993 at the Fairlane Club in Dearborn, Michigan.  Kellie's career path starting out consisting of many different tasks in the Athletic Department with her having to complete a 30 credit internship from Central Michigan University.  After her intern was complete, she was hired permanently as the Front Desk & Program Supervisor working her way up through the company.  Through the years, Kellie has been the Athletic Director at:  The Fairlane Club in Dearborn (1993 - 1998), Michigan, Oak Pointe Country Club in Brighton, Michigan (1998 - 2002) and most recently at Countryside Country Club in Clearwater, Florida (2002 - current).

Kellie has her Bachelor of Arts from Central Michigan University.  She majored in Commerical Recreation & Facility Management and minored in Business Management & Dance.  Kellie is currently certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).

Cameron Ross

Role: Head Golf Pro
Serving Since: 2012

Cameron is born and raised in Florida, graduating from Dunedin High School. He attended University of South Florida majoring in Finance and minoring in Economics. Cameron has been part of the Golf Staff here at Countryside Country Club for the past 4 1/2 years. He is a Class "A" PGA Member.  Prior to Countryside he worked at other local courses:  Westchase Golf Club, Innisbrook, and TPC at Sawgrass.  

Cameron is married and has two great dogs; Loghan and Eva. When he is not on the course he enjoys golfing, fishing, reading, and helping others play and enjoy golf.

Brian Ramsey

Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 727.796.1137

Brian joined the Countryside Country Club team in August of 2017. Originally from North Carolina, he began a career in the golf course maintenance industry by pushing a mower and raking traps at Highlands Country Club, in 1990.  After a couple seasons he fell in love with the work as well as the game. Brian then went into the Turf Grass Management Program at North Carolina State University and graduated in 1996.

He then returned to his home club as the assistant superintendent for his first few professional years. Along the way, Brian has been an assistant superintendent in Philadelphia, and California at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, where he succeeded the Superintended position in 2002. After 15 years in California, he made his way back to the Southeast to be closer to his Family who still resides in North Carolina. Brian is very excited for the opportunity to serve Countryside Country Club and look forward to forging new relationships with our members as well as co-workers. 

Jose Arriaga

Role: Director of Facilities Maintenance & Housekeeping
Serving Since: 2001

Jose has worked at Countryside Country Club for the past 11 years.  He was hired in the Maintenance Department but is now currently the Director of Facilities Maintenance.  There is not much that Jose can't fix.  Countryside is so fortunate to have someone as knowledgeable as Jose on the CCC team.

Ashley Hauser

Role: Children's Coordinator
Serving Since: 2015
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Michael Collins

Role: Food & Beverage Director
Serving Since: 2000
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Michael was born and raised in New York City where he found his early interest in the industry, being alongside his Father who owned multiple bars and restaurants around the city. Michael went to work at the flagship Smith & Wollensky's on 3rd & 49th St and Union Square Cafe before moving to Cleveland - GO BROWNS - where he joined the ClubCorp family at Shoreby Club and Quail Hollow Country Club.

In April of 2018 he moved to Florida and joined the team at Countryside Country Club.

He is happy to be here and is thrilled to be enjoying the warm weather of Florida and not the harsh winters of Ohio!

Sandi Rosato

Role: Director of Tennis
Serving Since: 2015
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Sandi grew up in Florida playing tennis in Ponte Vedra Beach, where she was a top-ranked junior in the state in singles, holding the #1 doubles title, as well as a nationally ranked player. At tennis scholarship then took her to Auburn University.

Upon graduation with a degree in Elementary Education, Sandi embarked on a professional tennis career. After some exciting years in the pro circuit, she settled in Atlanta as a teaching professional. More recently Sandi was the Head Tennis Professional and Director of Junior Tennis at Salisbury Country Club in Midlothian, Virginia and Chartwell Country Club and St. Andrews Tennis and Swim Club in Maryland.

Sandi joined the ClubCorp team 4 years ago as the Head Pro and Director at Norbeck Country Club in Maryland. In addition, Sandi is also the USTA National Faculty Coach for 10 and under tennis in the Mid-Atlantic. In March of 2019 Sandi joined the Countryside Country Club Famliy and she is ready to increase offerings for both the adult and junior programs thru clinics, leagues, fun socials, and tournaments