Our Team

Frank Busic

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 619.702.1999

Frank joined the University Club team as General Manager in January 2015, bringing with him great experience in the restaurant industry. Prior to this, Frank was consecutively 16 years the owner and operator of Café Pacifica in Old Town and the General Manager of Stone Brewing Bistro and Gardens in Escondido for five years. He embraces membership and is delighted to take the time to make each and every member happy in the Club.

Frank first came to San Diego biking cross-country from Washington DC. He stayed in San Diego ever since and where he lives with his wonderful wife and two teenage kids.

Kayle Fields

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 619.702.1983

Kayle started with The University Club in 2016 as the Member Relations Coordinator. After a year and a half with the Club, she went to work for the Chargers as the team kicked off their first season in Los Angeles. In 2018, Kayle returned to The University Club and now serves as Director of Membership alongside Caroline Freiberg.  

Caroline Freiberg

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 619.702.1985

Caroline began her career with ClubCorp in the Golf & Country Clubs as a Social Media & Marketing Coordinator in 2014. Shortly after, she moved to the University Club and served as the Member Relations Coordinator and in 2016 she accepted the promotion to Director of Membership. Caroline absolutely loves her Members at the University Club and is grateful to be a part of the incredible West Coast team! She currently works alongside her partner Kayle Fields.

Kristi Saffery

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 619.702.1986

Kristi grew up on Long Island in Huntington, NY, and attended East Stroudsburg University where she graduated with a B.S. in Hospitality Management. Her tenured work experience includes several Director of Catering positions at numerous hotels including the U.S. Grant Hotel, Marriott La Jolla and opening the Hilton Bayfront Hotel. In the midst of her hotel adventures, she started working at the University Club in 1999 until the latter part of 2006 as the sole Private Event Director and recently returned in December 2015.

Kristi enjoys cooking and entertaining at home and loves her two dogs and cat. She also plays softball 3 and is passionate about planning events, food, wine, animals, friends and outdoor activities.

Cheryl Martinez

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 619.702.1987

Cheryl is a native to California and has over 25 years of hospitality experience. She managed several restaurants before moving into Director of Sales for high-end catering companies. From there, Cheryl was one of the owners and founders of Cosmopolitan Catering Company. Cheryl then went off on her own, providing event planning for many local non-profits and corporate clients. Prior to joining The University Club, Cheryl was a Private Events Director at our sister club, Silicon Valley Capital Club, in San Jose. Cheryl enjoys interacting with members and working to provide successful events. 

Cheryl is the mother to two children and two grandchildren. In her free time, she loves traveling, dining at San Diego local restaurants, and watching her hometown San Jose Sharks & SF Giants.

Lance Repp

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2015

Lance has worked in the Food & Beverage industry since he was fifteen years old, starting at Loli’s, a French restaurant in Ohio. He completed a three-year ACF apprenticeship program with CIA in Columbus, Ohio and continued his career in the culinary field in California. Since 2005, he has been consecutively Executive Chef at Tom Hams Lighthouse, Rancho Valencia, La Valencia Hotel. Lance joined the University Club as Executive Chef in 2015. Lance particularly enjoys reinventing the Club’s menu using local and seasonal ingredients. He also serves on the board of Chef Celebration, a local non-profit dedicated to culinary education.

Kat Bacud

Role: Office Administrator
Serving Since: 2012
Phone Number: 619.702.1981

Kat began her career at the University Club in 2012 as a receptionist and transitioned from other roles before becoming the Office Manager. She graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her baby, weekends at Disneyland, and going on foodie adventures.

Reggie Garcia

Role: Member Relations Coordinator
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 619.702.1989

Reggie began his hospitality career at The Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose before accepting a position with his hometown team, the San Francisco 49ers. Reggie moved to San Diego to accept the position of Senior Rock Royalty Agent with the Hard Rock Hotel and thrived in his role while providing award-winning customer service. He recently joined The University Club as a Member Relations Coordinator.

Reggie enjoys writing, reading, trying new foods and has been able to parlay all of his passions into creating and managing his own food blog, highlighting some of the new and up and coming restaurants and bars in San Diego. He is also a passionate sports fan and cannot wait to start building relationships with all of the members.

Danielle Hernandez

Role: Food & Beverage Director
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 619-702-1988

Tasha Grzeskiewicz

Role: Member Relations Coordinator
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 619-702-1984