Our People

George Husk

Role: Executive Director Athletics/Tennis Director 
Serving Since: 2002
Phone Number: 704-564-6501
Email George Husk

• Director of Tennis at River Run since 2002
• Born in Toronto, Canada
• Teaching tennis for over 25 years
• PTR Certified 10U, High Performance & Adult
• Human Performance Institute Mental Toughness Coach
• National Mental Toughness Coach of the year award 2013
• Played at Lynn University, FL on full tennis scholarship and Pro Tennis in Sweden & Australia
• Current 2014 USA - Southern Singles Champion
• In 2017 with partner Mariana Hollman were finalist at USTA Nationals winning a National Silver Ball

Bruce Hawtin

Role: Jr. Academy & Technical Director
Serving Since: 2005
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• From Brisbane, Australia
• USTA High Performance Coach, USTA 10U - National Faculty Coach
• Professional Tennis Registry - Master Performance Coach
• Etcheberry Elite Strength and Conditioning Coach
• USTA Sports Science Level 1, USTA Coaches Commission
• Played ITF Junior Circuit and ATP Futures Internationally

Mariana Hollman

Role: Head Tennis Professional
Serving Since: 2018
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• Ranked nationally in the top 5 in singles and doubles since 1992 in various age groups and have won over 40 National singles and doubles titles.
• Ranked in the top 5 since 1991 in various age groups in NC and STA
• Recipient of the STA “Female Player of the Year” award in 2010, and NCTA “Female Player of the Year” award in 2010
• World Champion, 2008, 2009, 2010 in singles and doubles in various age groups
• Selected to a USA National Team for 10 consecutive years and earning 6 World Team Titles
• NC Southern Senior Cup member- 18 years
• Southern Intersectional Team Member-18 years
• Nominated in 2009 to the US International Club
• Played and Coached at Pepperdine University, California

Salem Kirven

Role: Tennis Professional
Serving Since: 2007
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• Teaching tennis since 2003.
• From Greensboro, NC
• Played at Appalachian state on full tennis scholarship from 2002-2006.
• PTR certified in 10 and under tennis, performance, and adult tennis.
• Currently completing Masters of Junior Development designation with the PTR

Zach Bost

Role: Tennis Professional
Serving Since: 2017
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• Zach Bost of Athens, GA, joined the River Run Tennis Professional Staff in February 2017
• He was ranked in the Top 60 Juniors in the United States
• Played on a Full-Tennis Scholarship all 4 years at Appalachian State University, Asheville, NC
• Was trained at top Junior Tennis Academies in the USA
• At a young age Zach has formidable experience working with High Performance Juniors and Adults of all ability level

Jessica Ash

Role: Manager of Fitness & Fun
Serving Since: 2019

Laura Carey

Role: Pro Shop Manager
Serving Since: 2018
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• Resident of Davidson, NC
• 12 years Apparel Sales experience
• Law Degree from Rodger Williams University - Bristol, RI

Jill Lazarus

Role: Assistant Tennis Pro Shop Manager/Merchandiser
Serving Since: 2018
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  • Joined River Run May 2018
  • Over 20 years of merchandising experience
  • Originally from Plymouth Michigan

Edwin Andrade

Role: Facility/Court Appearance Supervisor
Serving Since: 2016

• Originally from Guatemala
• His wife Elvira also works at RR as the clubs head housekeeper

Yaser Zaatini

Role: Tennis Professional
Serving Since: 2018

  • Joined RRCC September 2018
  • Played college at Eastern Tennessee State, was two time All-American
  • Ranked #4 USA D-1 College
  • Played Davis Cup for Venezuela
  • Top 350 ATP