Our People

Michael Reilly

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2006
Phone Number: 215.887.8030 ext.5533

Mike has been part of our staff since 2006. He was raised in Huntingdon Valley but lived and worked in Pittsburgh for 9 years where he spent three years as an Assistant Professional at the Pittsburgh Field Club and six years as the Director of Golf at Edgewood Country Club. Before his move to Pittsburgh, Mike also spent three years as an Assistant Professional at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. Mike and his wife Nancy are both graduates of Villanova University and have 6 children (Jean, Michael, Peter, Robert, Mark & Sally).

Mark Walsh

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 215.887.8030 ext.5539

Mark joins North Hills Country Club as the Private Event Director, offering years of experience in meeting and event planning, specializing in the customer service and customer satisfaction, weddings, and celebrations. Mark’s experience, passion for events and attention to detail make him the perfect person to plan and coordinate your event. Mark will bring his style sensibility and his knowledge of the latest industry trends to make your vision a reality. Whether you are hosting a banquet, celebrating an anniversary or planning the day of your dreams, Mark's eye for perfection will have your guests praising your special event for years to come. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Mark lived in New York City for 20 years working at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and The Beacon Theater. Mark also spent many years in the recording and music industry. Mark lives in Glenside, PA with his wife and two daughters and still plays bass with his original rock band.

Vince Cannon

Role: Food & Beverage Director
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 215.887.8030 ext.5530

Vincent Cannon has over 20 years of Food and Beverage experience spanning over 10 cities and two Caribbean countries with Hyatt and Hilton Hotels. Prior to his position with North Hills Country Club, he held various Food and Beverage leadership roles at nine different hotels since 1997. Vincent also assisted with the opening of six properties in the US and Caribbean including Hyatt Regency Trinidad and the reopening of Hyatt Regency New Orleans.
 
During Vincent’s childhood, he traveled the world with his family, due to his father extensive military career in the Army. He lived in Texas, Louisiana, Virginia and Germany throughout his childhood. In his time away from the club he is a true “foodie” and enjoys dining at new innovative bars and restaurant. When he is not traveling you can find Vincent playing billiards in the American Pool Association “APA”.

Steve Friedell

Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 215.887.2029

Steve joined the team at North Hills in February of 2017.  Previously, he was the golf course superintendent at Hershey’s Mill Golf Club in West Chester for 16 seasons.  A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in communications, Steve worked as the sports director for the University’s radio station and was the play by play announcer for Pitt football and basketball over two seasons.  

Although broadcasting was a viable career option upon graduation, Steve chose to attend the Rutgers University Turfgrass Program for a certification in turf management.  He became the superintendent at Hershey’s Mill two months after graduation.  Steve and his wife Lori have one son (Ben).

Monica Hanna

Role: Office Administrator
Serving Since: 1995
Phone Number: 214.887.8030 ext.5531

Christy Ly

Role: Member Relations Director
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 215.887.8030 ext.5529
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Christy Ly joined the team at North Hills in June 2018. Before joining the North Hills family, Christy was the Private Event Coordinator at Deercreek Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida for over 3 years. She was born and raised in Philadelphia and decided to move back closer to family after having a sweet baby girl. She is now using her attention to detail and her love for planning events to help create magic moments around the club with all the members.

Christy currently resides in King of Prussia with her fiancé, daughter and their two dogs. Away from work, she enjoys spending days with the whole family, going to the dog park, or just hanging around the house.

Ann Markowitz

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 215.887.8030 ext.5534

As the newest member of the team, Ann Markowitz joined the North Hills C.C. team in May, 2019. Prior to joining the club, Ann worked for the Union League of Philadelphia where she held numerous roles during her 19 year tenure. Ann started as an Event Coordinator where she oversaw member activities and events. From there, she went on to work in the Executives offices of the League as the Executive Assistant to the General Manager. During her tenure in the Executive offices, the Union League acquired Frankford-Torresdale C.C. in 2014, where she took on the role of Director of Private Events and Membership at the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale. She was responsible for all Private events, Member events and cultivating golf memberships. With 20+ years of experience in hospitality, Ann is bringing her knowledge of the private-club world and looks forward to developing new relationships while connecting with members and perspective members.

Ann was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and attended Peirce College and The Restaurant School of Philadelphia. Ann now lives in Huntingdon Valley, PA with her fabulous husband Craig and two amazing daughters Alyssa and Lauren.

Mickey Sokalski

Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 215.887.8030 ext.5544

Jim Wheeler

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 215.887.8030 ext.5536