Elizabeth Cheek '91
Serving since 1993
Elizabeth has been at the Club since its inception in 1993 and has successfully served in a range of leadership roles throughout those years, including Membership Director, Member Relations Director and Field Specialist, training and mentoring Member Relations teams throughout ClubCorp. In 2015, Elizabeth was inducted into ClubCorp’s President’s Club, and in 2018, she was inducted into the ClubCorp Hall of Fame, the highest honor for top sales professionals. Elizabeth is a True Blue Tar Heel! She grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, and is a 1991 graduate of UNC-CH with a degree in communications. She has been fortunate to grow her career at The Carolina Club in the heart of the campus and community she loves. When she’s not at the Club, she enjoys sports, traveling and spending time with her family. Elizabeth looks forward to welcoming you, connecting you with other Members and ensuring you enjoy your time at The Carolina Club.
Member Experience Director
Serving since 2020
In 2017, Mallory became a North Carolinian—first in Southport and now happily rooted in Chapel Hill along with her wonderful daughter. After work, you can find Mallory exploring new hiking spots and searching for the best ice cream shop. Mallory studied at both the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University, graduating with a degree in Global and Environmental Sociology and a minor in Hospitality/Tourism. Although a proud Wildcat fan, she has enthusiastically extended her loyalties to the UNC Tar Heels! Working in the hospitality, event, and healthcare industries, Mallory has served as a marketing and communication professional. Her experience includes the Kentucky Children's Hospital Office of Development and city-wide social and sporting events such as Run The Bluegrass in Lexington, KY. In addition, Mallory served as Member Relations with Troon Golf, and before moving to Chapel Hill, she served as the Marketing Director for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Centers.
Serving since 1994
With more than two decades of experience at The Carolina Club, Teressa is always ready to help Members with any questions about their statement, current account balance, or any other questions regarding the financial aspect of your Membership. She goes the extra mile to make sure that Members feel comfortable with the Club’s payment systems and does it with a personal touch that will often leave you with a laugh and a smile.
Private Events Director
Serving since 2017
JJ joined The Carolina Club in August 2017. She is a native of Knoxville, TN and graduate from the University of Tennessee, her blood may run orange, but UNC has always had a special place in her heart. “There is such a great vibe on this campus and I love being right in the middle of it all!” Growing up JJ spent her summers on the NC coast and has always had a love for the beaches and mountains of NC. During her free time, JJ enjoys traveling, watching college sports and spending time with her husband, Preston, her two daughters, Anna and Megan and her puppies, Annie and Rocko. “Life is busy but I would not have it any other way!” JJ loves planning all types of events but really enjoys meeting new members/clients and building strong relationships with them. Feel free to contact her directly at email@example.com or by completing the online inquiry form.
Serving since 2017
Our executive chef Bryan Dahlstrom’s biggest love is his family! Happily married to Elaine for over 30 years with two beautiful daughters, Desiree & Monique; plus, four crazy grandchildren: Brooklynn, Harper, Autumn, & Novah. Chef Bryan has over 30 years of culinary & hospitality experience. A graduate of the American Culinary Federation’s Apprentice Program; Chef spent his earlier years developing and honing his craft in some of Florida’s finest resorts and hotels such as The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, and the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort. Before joining The Carolina Club, Chef Bryan spent 12 years with the Centerplate corporation bringing his passion to higher volume / high-profile events throughout the southeast. Chef Bryan’s culinary passions are big flavors inspired by global and American regional dishes of all kinds, seeking out quality local and regional producers and farmers.
Food & Beverage Director
Serving since 2019
Born and raised in Chapel Hill, and the middle child of a UNC professor’s family, Alan’s love for the history, honor, respect, and pageantry of Tar Heel academics and athletics is deeply embedded in his soul. His youthful interests in the NC Coast and its wildlife eventually lured him to UNC Wilmington where he earned his degree in Business Administration. In the years that followed, Alan returned to Chapel Hill, married his high school sweetheart, raised two beautiful children, and continued a 20+ year career of upper-level management positions within private clubs, high-end steakhouse chains, and hotel hospitality. Alan is truly thankful to have this opportunity for his career to come about full circle, and work within the institution that has had such a tremendous impact on his life.
Serving since 2011
Kevin joined The Carolina Club team in 2011 and held roles as a Server, Lead Concierge, and Membership Coordinator before serving as Membership Director. Originally born on Long Island, New York, Kevin moved to the triangle in his youth and grew up a Tar Heel and New York sports fan. Kevin attended college at UNC, where he met his wife, Jen. In 2013, Kevin proposed after a romantic dinner at the Carolina Club, and they chose to settle down in Chapel Hill while Jen pursues her PhD in Linguistics at UNC. When Kevin is out of the office, you can probably find him supporting Jen’s enthusiasm for cooking by serving as official taste tester and sous chef in their home, giving attention to his very demanding cat, Lena, and playing games with friends and family. Kevin enjoys meeting new people and is always looking for ways to introduce new Members to the Club. Feel free to contact Kevin for more information about how membership at The Carolina Club can benefit you!