Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 724.625.2220 x222
Joe began his career in hospitality as a dishwasher at the age of 16 in Southern California where he was born and raised. He quickly moved up the ranks as a busser and then a line cook gaining a great education on the differences between the front of the house and the back of the house.
After graduating high school he honored his Country with 8 years of military experience. Joe is a highly decorated Marine Corps veteran with two tours during the Gulf War. He has military accomplishments to include being a Marine Corps Sniper, Ranger qualified and being on jump status for four years as an Airborne Pathfinder.
Once his second enlistment expired he attended Methodist University receiving a BS in Financial Economics and Accounting. Joe had no desire to be in a cubical and gravitated back to his true passion for hospitality. Since 2001 he has acquired a strong skillset in hospitality that found him as the Food and Beverage Director at Allegheny Country Club. After demonstrating his pure heartfelt passion for his Membership, he was given the opportunity to become the General Manager of Sewickley Heights Golf Club.
As the General Manager of Treesdale Golf and Country Club Joe admits that he is blessed to be in such a special place. His promise is to lead from the front and always set the example to build a culture of excellence that both our employee partners and our members can be proud.
In his time away from the Club he enjoys watching his younger daughter Paisley dance in competition, cheerlead, and excel in her education. He also guides his son Kaysen in both baseball and golf. He finds great pleasure in spending quality family time golfing, skiing, finding fun family adventures to create family memories.
Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 724.625.2220 x225
Born and raised in the North Hills, I grew up driving through the rolling hills and lush apple orchards of Treesdale. The sweeping views and scenery of western Pennsylvania are spectacular and I’m proud to live in Pittsburgh.
Formerly the Director of Membership & Programs for the Greater Latrobe Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, I was pleased to be part of a successful rebranding of the Chamber increasing membership by over forty percent and introducing new business networking opportunities for its Members. I had the honor of working with the legendary Arnold Palmer on the annual membership golf classic at Latrobe Country Club for several years and the opening of the Chamber’s Visitor Center on Route 30. I thoroughly enjoy sales, marketing, networking, building long-lasting vibrant relationships, and effectively promoting a strong organization.
Joining Treesdale is truly a blessing for me, being part of a family community, and developing strong and genuine bonds with our Members for many years to come. Adding value to Club membership, enhancing Member experiences on property, and introducing the dynamic and exciting Treesdale Golf & Country Club to new Members is my priority and privilege as your Membership Director.
In my free time I enjoy golfing, writing, hiking, wine tasting, reading, and spending time with my family and friends. Please feel free to stop by and say hello anytime you are in the Club, as I truly love to personally meet all our Members and guests at Treesdale.
Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2016
Dee joins Treesdale Golf and Country Club after being the Private Events Director at Silver Lake Country Club near Akron, Ohio. She is originally from the Youngstown area and a graduate of the University of Akron. She spent time fundraising and marketing for a local non-profit organization in Youngstown after college. Dee then moved into a six year career in Minor League baseball, working for both with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Akron RubberDucks.
Dee lives in Cranberry Township, and enjoys spending time with family, friends and enjoys watching sports in her leisure.
Dee looks forward to planning your specials events and making your experience a top priority! Please email her at email@example.com to get started planning your next events with us!
Role: Director of Golf
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 724.625.2220 X249
Jimmy was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and began working in the golf industry in 2000. He graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, but followed his passion for golf and continued his path of becoming a Golf Professional. As an Assistant Golf Professional, Jimmy worked at Wildwood Golf Club in Allison Park, PA, The Country Club of Birmingham in Birmingham, AL, Butler Country Club in Butler, PA and most recently at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a Certified US Kids Golf Instructor as well as a Certified FlightScope Professional. As the Director of Golf, Jimmy welcomes the opportunity to provide an exceptional golf experience to the members and guests of Treesdale Golf & Country Club. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Natalie, and son Rieker, as well as traveling, exercising, and running marathons.
Role: Director of Agronomy
Serving Since: 2012
Stefan was born and raised outside of Albany, NY and started working on golf courses in 1992. He attended the State University of New York at Delhi and received an Associates Degree in Applied Science for Golf Course Operations. Following the advice of several well-known Superintendents, he decided to continue his education at Clemson University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Turfgrass Management.
Early on in his career, Stefan knew he wanted to be part of a major tournament and was fortunate to intern at the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links. During that time, he was instrumental in the preparations for the 1999 US Amateur & 2000 US Open events. He then received an opportunity to join the prestigious team at Oakland Hills Country Club, which has hosted 6 US Opens, 2 PGA Championships, Ryder Cup matches and more.
Prior to joining the team at Treesdale Golf & Country Club, Stefan has been the Superintendent at Blowing Rock Country Club, a 1915 Seth Raynor designed course in the mountains of North Carolina, and most recently at our Sister Club, Diamond Run, in Sewickley Pennsylvania.
Role: Director of Instruction
Serving Since: 1997
Phone Number: 724.625.4653
Joe has been the Director of Golf at Treesdale Golf & Country Club from 1997 - 2015. During this time period he has played in the 2015 US Senior Open, and the Senior PGA Championship. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Clarion University hall of Fame in 1999. He also won the Tri-State PGA Senior Player of the year honors in 2015 and 2014, was Golf Professional of the Year in 2013, won the MacKay Trophy for low scoring average in 2012 with a scoring average of 70.3, and won the Bill Strausbaugh award for mentoring other PGA Golf Professionals in 2008. Prior to this, Joe was the First Assistant Golf Professional at the Pittsburgh Field Club from 1989 to 1997. During this tenure, he won the Pennsylvania Open, the Tri-State PGA Assistant Player of the Year Honors and the Tri-State PGA McKay Trophy for Low Scoring Average with an average of 69.5. In 1988, he played on the Mini Tour and tried to qualify for the PGA Tour, which he missed by only two strokes. In 1985 and 1986, Joe was an Assistant Golf Professional at Butler Country Club. During the winters from 1984 until 1989, he worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at Sugar Mill Woods Golf and Racquet Club, a 27-hole facility in Florida.
Joe graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Clarion University in 1984 and has had a golf club in his hand for the majority of his life. In his new role, he will now be dedicated to teaching and connecting new members.
Joe can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Role: Food and Beverage Director
Serving Since: 2013
I am originally from the Pittsburgh area, I left in 2000 to attend college at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. After completing my bachelor’s degree I moved to Charleston, SC where I began my food and beverage career at The Sanctuary hotel on Kiawah Island Golf Resort. After 3 years in the hotel industry I decided to pursue my career in the club industry. I accepted the Service Director position at the Country Club of Charleston in 2007. After nine years of being away from family, my husband and I decided it was time to move home. I live in the Seven Fields area with my husband, Matt and our two children, Hailey & Austin.
I am excited about joining Treesdale’s management team and continuing to build relationships with our membership.
You can reach me at Chelsea.Dolny@clubcorp.com
Role: Director of Tennis and Athletics
Serving Since: 1998
I am originally from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, but moved to the Pittsburgh area in 1988 after working two years as a Tennis Professional for Dennis VanderMeer in Hilton Head Island, SC. Once in Pittsburgh, I taught tennis at The Racquet Club of Pittsburgh and then became the Director of Tennis for Oxford Athletic Club. During the early ‘90s, I was ranked No. 1 for Allegheny Mountain Tennis Association and ranked third in the Middle States Section for Women’s and Mixed Doubles. I joined the Treesdale Team part-time in ‘98 as the Director of Tennis and became full-time at Treesdale Golf & Country Club in 2004 as the Director of Tennis and Athletics.
I’m a certified Tennis Professional with the U.S.P.T.A. and U.S.P.T.R. as well as a certified Personal Trainer with the International Sports Science Association.
On a personal note, I’m married to a wonderful husband Joe. We have a 10-year-old daughter Nicole, and I have a stepson Jon, 24. We all like to bike, hike and stay in shape.
I love my career. It gives me an opportunity to work with people of all ages, helping them achieve their tennis goals and have a healthy lifestyle. I’m looking forward to meeting you in person real soon.
Contact me at Julie.Babler@clubcorp.com
Role: Facilities Manager
Serving Since: 1997
I have lived in the northern Pittsburgh area all my life. I joined the staff at Treesdale Country Club in 1997 as a part-time assisant to the Facilities Manager. I was also employed at Pittsburgh Brewing as a second shift crew manager for 30 years until the closing of the production facility in Pittsburgh in 2009. I attended Tri Angle Tech 2009-2011 to earn my RHVAC certificate and degree. In the spring of 2011 I was promoted to facilities manager and I look forward to many more years devoting my knowledge and technical skills to Treesdale Country Club.
Role: Office Manager
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 724.625.2220 Ext.227
Michele is very excited to be a part of the Treesdale Golf and Country Club team. A lifelong Pittsburgher, she attended Fox Chapel Area High School and earned a BS in Business & Administration/Accounting from Duquesne University. Her career has always been in the accounting field, but she will never regret taking the time away from her career to raise a family. During that time, she was an active parent volunteer which included three years as treasurer of the Parent-Teacher Group. She and her husband, Joe, have two adult children.
Away from the club, Michele enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves to sing and is active in the music ministry at her church. Some of her favorite things are coffee, wine, horses, music, and beautiful scenery.
Role: Member Relations Director
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 724.625.2220 Ext. 239
Heather was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and has always called this place home. She graduated from Kent State University, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Relations. Heather is looking forward to utilizing her skills and background in her position as Member Relations Director. While not at the club, Heather enjoys spending time with her son, Aiden and husband, Sean along with her family and friends. She is excited to be joining the team here at Treesdale and is looking forward to building relationships and creating exciting events for the membership! Heather can be reached at Heather.Knaus@clubcorp.com and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2018
I grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan where the birth of my culinary career began. I competed competitively in culinary team and individual competitions while in high school. Placing first in the state in fourth in the nation I was able to attend one of the most prestigious culinary University in the U.S. I attended Johnson & Wales University from 2014-2018 where I received an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Entrepreneurship. I am pursuing my MBA in Hospitality, and PHD in Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University online. While in college I interned at The Everglades Club in Palm Beach Florida where I worked under Master Chef Russel Scott.
In the summers off from college I worked at the Orchard Lake Country Club in Michigan as part of their banquet team. I moved to Pittsburgh in May of 2018. I moved with my fiancé who is originally from the Gibsonia area and the two of us have worked together to open up her own bakery Steel City Bake Shop. I started out at Treesdale as the Sous Chef in June 2018 and was blessed with the opportunity to become the Executive Chef in October of 2018.
I look forward to the opportunity to revive Treesdale’s once great food program and deliver the best possible products to our members.