Josh Stone has been with us as the Director of tennis going on three years now. He was the head professional at Carmel Country Club before coming back to TPC Piper Glen. He has grown up playing tennis where his dad got him into it at an early age. He went on and played high school and Division I college tennis at Liberty University. He has always had a love for teaching the game to kids and adults. He is very excited about the direction of the program and can’t wait to see what the future holds for the tennis program here at TPC Piper Glen.
At a young age I knew that I was highly interested in the education of children. Soon after I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary I began working with children. I worked in a classroom setting, children’s recreational programs, and children’s church programs and as a licensed Foster Parent for the State of North Carolina.
My teaching philosophy is based on respecting differences, tapping into talents, and sharing my love for learning with my students. I believe we all have something to contribute and I learn so much from my students each day. I have used a multi-sensory, theme based instruction in the classroom and children’s recreation programs, and I fully believe in a consistent, positive and respectful approach to making lasting, meaningful behavior positive changes.
Through the years I held the position as Family Service Director with Siskey Family YMCA for over twelve years. Offering hands on program development for Day Camp, After School, Pre – School, Child Watch and the Indian Guide Programs throughout the Charlotte Metro area.
My classroom teaching experience began in Onslow County North Carolina as a Pre – K Teacher, then onto Union and Mecklenburg County teaching special need classes for over seventeen years. My most recent position of over six years has been here at TPC Piper where I totally enjoy and love very much. I have worked in the Food and Beverage department, with children’s programs, and many more duties around the club.
Denise is the Office Manager, where she ensures that daily operations run smoothly. Since she joined the club in 2011, she maintains account payable, accounts receivable, monthly billing, and human resources. Formerly, Denise was the Office Manager with a Mechanical company in New Jersey.
Denise has been a resident of Indian Trail since she moved to North Carolina from New Jersey in 2007. She is married to her husband, Joe, and has two children, Freddy and Tricia; her fur babies, Jasper and Honey; and the light of her life, Granddaughter Maisy Grace. She also enjoys spending time with her family, going to sporting events, and quality beach time!