Role: General Manager Serving Since: 2017 Phone Number: 703.779.2022
He was born and raised in Charlottesville Virginia before attending Penn State University as part of the Professional Golf Management Program. Bryan worked for PGA Tour Properties as an Outside Operations Supervisor, Assistant Golf Professional, Head Golf Professional, and finally General Manager. He spent the last five years serving the Members of Gettysvue Polo, Golf and Country Club as General Manager in Knoxville, Tennessee. Bryan and his wife Katie are thrilled to join River Creek and the Leesburg Community with their daughter Gabriella and dog Hurley.
Role: Membership Director Serving Since: 2013 Phone Number: 703.779.2022 ext. 226
Chris Rucker carries over twenty-seven years of Private Club membership sales and management experience with him to River Creek. He has served with ClubCorp for twelve years in multiple capacities including membership sales, private event and tournament sales, regional management, outbound revenue generation and business development. By providing the utmost in service and programming to Members and guests alike, Chris is focused on working with the River Creek team to drive new Membership growth and positive Member retention. Chris is originally from Southern California and studied Hospitality Management at Cornell University. He resides in Haymarket with his lovely wife Karen and two daughters.
Role: Private Events Director Serving Since: 2016 Phone Number: 703.779.2022
Rachael joined River Creek Club in October 2016 as the Private Events Director. She is a native of Leesburg, Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech in 2011 with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Upon graduation, she moved back to Leesburg where she began working as a Catering Sales Manager at The National Conference Center in Lansdowne. She spent five a half years growing their social market before joining the River Creek team.
Rachael currently resides in downtown Leesburg with her husband and two young children. When she is not working, Rachael enjoys experiencing new restaurants and breweries in Leesburg, traveling, watching Disney movies and spending quality time with her family.
Role: Private Events Director Serving Since: 2018
Melene has resided in Northern Virginia for the past 26 years. She joined River Creek Club in July 2017 as the Banquet Manager and after a year, was promoted to Private Events Coordinator. She graduated from George Mason in 2015 with a degree in Tourism and Events Management. During her time at George Mason, she interned with Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, which inspired her love for wine. After her internship, she had the pleasure of working with the private events team at Clyde’s Restaurant Group in Ashburn. Melene currently lives in Ashburn with her parents. Other than her love for wine and exploring the growing NoVA wine country, she loves to find any excuse to be creative, spend time with her family and walk the hiking trails nearby. She looks forward to helping create memorable moments for your future events.
Role: Member Relations Director Serving Since: 2018 Phone Number: 703-779-2022 ext. 243
Courtney has lived all over the country being in a Navy Family. She moved to Virginia in 2016 from Michigan and prior to that, lived in San Diego for 10 years where she finished her education. Courtney comes to us from Creighton Farms Club where she served as the Membership and Marketing Director.
Previously, Courtney served as Marketing and Promotions Specialist for the 2016 and 2017 Senior PGA Championships for The PGA of America. Courtney began her career in the Private Country Club Industry as the Food and Beverage Assistant Director then Sales and Marketing Assistant at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Michigan. Courtney’s vast experience and fresh ideas make her a tremendous asset to our team.
Role: Director of Tennis Serving Since: 2010 Phone Number: 703.779.2022 ext. 245
Kris brings over 20 years of tennis playing, teaching and coaching experience to the club. He is a native of Virginia Beach, where he spent seven years at the Princess Anne Country Club teaching all levels of players. During that tenure Kris coached and traveled with District, Sectional, & National ranked junior players.
Before ending up at River Creek Club, he was the Head Pro at Lowes Island club (now Trump National Golf Club). While there, Kris guided the adult and junior programs to highest participation numbers in club history. It was also during his tenure that every season, an Inter-Club team won their respective level. Over the course of 5 years, all of the levels (A, B, C1 & C2) won their league.
As a competitive player, Kris won the Hampton Roads "Friends of Tennis" Pro-Am. He also competed in the USTA 5.0 League.
Kris' style of teaching uses the Game-Based Approach, which teaches players how to play the game and not just how to hit tennis balls. This technique is widely accepted all across the world as a standard of coaching, because it encompasses all aspects of the game: Technical, Tactical, Physical, & Mental. As a speaker, Kris has lectured at the National and Sectional level for the USPTA. Being an active member of the USPTA, Kris is a certified Elite Professional coach with a specialist degree in Competitive Player Development.
Role: Food & Beverage Director Serving Since: 2016 Phone Number: 703.779.2022 ext 229
Having worked in the hospitality and food & beverage industry for over 10 years, Amir brings a lot of insight and experience to River Creek Club. Previously, Amir held multiples roles for Clydes Restaurant Group with his most recent role being the Executive Manager/Acting GM at Clyde's in Ashburn and Tysons Corner, Virgina. While working for the Clyde Restaurant Group Amir has won numerous awards for his performances. We are extremely excited to have Amir lead the F&B Department and improve the overall Member dining experience. In his spare time, Amir enjoys playing tennis, watching sports, and enjoying valuable time with his huge family. He also has a huge passion in flipping houses.
Role: Food and Beverage Manager Serving Since: 2006
Ramon has been with River Creek Club for 12 years now. He started with River Creek as a banquet server and moved his way up to a dining room server, bartender, restaurant supervisor and we are excited to have promoted him to his current position as a Food & Beverage Manager. Ramon is extremely passionate about the member experience and works diligently on improving our standards of service for our team and members. Outside of work Ramon loves spending time with his family and friends.
Role: Food and Beverage Manager Serving Since: 2018
Kyle graduated from James Madison University and received his Bachelor’s Degree is Sports and Recreation Management. Kyle was also the starting pitcher for James Madison University and led the team to the NCAA Regionals! Kyle started in the golf side as a Pro Shop Manager for Westpark Golf Club for 5 years. Kyle was interested in broadening his knowledge and decided to expand his career path into the Food & Beverage industry. He left Westpark and became the Restaurant Manager for Vantage Point Restaurant in Arlington VA. Kyle next wanted to combine his knowledge into one company that could give him the opportunity to run his own club one day so he join River Creek Club as the Food & Beverage Manager. Outside of work Kyle enjoys playing golf and spending time with his daughter, Haley.
Role: Director of Golf Serving Since: 2017 Phone Number: 703.779.2022 ext 232
He was born and raised in the State of Washington but moved to Central North Carolina soon after graduating from Washington State University. Before River Creek, Chris was the Director of Golf at Woodside Plantation Country Club in Aiken South Carolina. Chris is married to Kristi and has two children, Megan 10 years old and Charlie 8 years old. Chris takes pride in his work and is passionate about mentoring and training young golf professionals as well as teaching and growing the great game of golf. Chris is excited and looks forward to his first season at River Creek Club.
Role: Executive Director of Instruction Serving Since: 2018
John Ronis has been teaching in the Middle Atlantic Section for over 20 years. He is well known for his development of junior golfers, who have played in over 10 USGA National Championships, including Match Play portions of those events. His service oriented approach and calm demeanor makes his teaching fun and enjoyable for all levels of players. His simplistic approach, and use of cutting edge technology has yielded results for thousands of students.
John played his collegiate golf at The University of Connecticut, where he was a four year starter and 3 year captain.
John is co host of "Sunday Tee Time" with Steve Czaban, on ESPN 980 and "The Capitol Golf Gang" podcast.
Role: Golf Superintendent Assistant Serving Since: 2017 Phone Number: 703.779.2022
Role: Golf Superintendent Serving Since: 2017 Phone Number: 703.779.2022
Role: Office Administrator & Accountant Serving Since: 2017 Phone Number: 703-779-2022 ext 237
Jessica has resided in Northern Virginia for the past 30 years. She is the mother of two children and a graduate of George Mason University. Jessica has worked as a financial advisor/consultant and been the director of one of the leading childcare facilities in Leesburg. She believes strongly in family values and the balance that is necessary to maintain between family and career. Jessica is eager to make your acquaintance and looking forward to working with you and the River Creek Club team to make your membership memorable.
Role: Administrative Assistant Serving Since: 2018
Shannon is originally from Virginia and has had experience working as a receptionist and veterinary assistant in Richmond, Virginia. Her passions include being outdoors (hiking, kayaking, camping), spending time with her dog, Taco, and being with her friends and family. Looking forward to meeting everyone here at River Creek!
Role: Executive Chef Serving Since: 2017 Phone Number: 703.779.2022
Chef Daniel Leal’s career has literally taken him across the country. As a former “Chef to the Stars,” he has planned and prepared menus for a long list of some of America’s most popular entertainers-- Justin Bieber, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Weezer, Dolly Parton, SlipKnot, Lamb of God, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Flight of the Conchords, Marilyn Manson, Garrison Keillor and the cast of “A Prairie Home Companion.” He has also been “Festival Chef” for such acclaimed music festivals as Gentleman of the Road and Carolina Rebellion.
When asked about the reasons he enjoyed traveling with and cooking for musicians, he explained, “I loved being able to use fresh, local ingredients from so many different areas of the country. I also enjoyed and grew from the challenges of having to adapt to the surroundings you find yourself in and on-the-fly menu planning.” And, he explained that, since the stars and road crew were constantly changing, so were the food needs and tastes that he had to respond to. “Their diets and food standards were always changing. On my last tour, I really enjoyed the challenge of preparing creative meals for a healthier, vegan and vegetarian crew.”
Those who work with Chef Daniel describe him as one of the hardest working men they’ve ever been around. But, across the board, the favorite qualities cited by colleagues are his ability to stay calm even on the busiest (often most stressful of days), his off-the-cuff sense of humor and, of course, the delightful culinary creations that come out of that creative “foodie” head of his.
Leal has honed his skills across numerous cuisines—Latin, French, Italian, Thai/Asian, Indian and American. Recently, at the country club where he previously worked, he created the Cuban menu for their very first “Sunset Havana Nights.” At that event, he told Members his grandparents came here from Cuba, and that “they were the ones who taught me to love and cook Cuban food.” He said the dishes he served that evening were ones he had cooked with them.
So, you may be wondering what brought Chef Daniel to Virginia? It’s a one-word answer—Lucian… a kind, funny, smart, almost-six-year old little boy who brings a smile to everyone he meets.
When asked what he enjoys most about being the Executive Chef at River Creek, Daniel doesn’t hesitate—“I really enjoy the personal, direct engagement with our Members who, by the way, are very supportive of our very talented staff.” He also enjoys the challenge of “creating new and different types of dishes, taking average food and bringing it to an elevated level.” And, he says he “gets a kick out of working with and coaching our kitchen team.” Chef Daniel is looking forward to creating even more themed dinners, wine pairings and special events at River Creek.
Role: M.S. Clinical Nutritionist Serving Since: 2015 Phone Number: 703.282.0016
Elina Stanley holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition. After graduating KCNH she went through Nutrition Clinical Training program. She has been a resident of River Creek for many years and enjoys helping neighbors with topics of health and nutrition.
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Guide to a better nutrition, Weight loss, Eating for a healthy heart, Digestive health, Detoxification, Nutrition and pain control, Graceful aging with the right nutrition, Education for kids.
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