Serving since 2020
James (Jim) Haughney serves as General Manager of the Citrus Club overseeing Membership, Marketing, Operations and Asset Care of the Club. A 28-year resident of Orlando, originally from Manhattan, Haughney most recently served as General Manager of the B Resort Disney Springs. Starting out in the Restaurant Industry, Haughney joined Hilton Hotels and was Chef of the Marco Polo Club of the Waldorf Astoria NYC. Jim brings 35+ years’ experience in hospitality including Club Management, Timeshare Member Management, Restaurant and Catering Event Management, Hotels and Resort Management, Spa, Golf and Retail oversight. Jim has served in senior corporate roles with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Crescent Hotels, and Holiday Inn Club Vacations with responsibility for managing sales & marketing, human resources, information technology, hotel, club, gaming and timeshare accounting, design and renovation, and new hotel and restaurant opening. Jim attended Iona College and Brooklyn College for Ho...
Member Relations Director
Serving since 2005
Originally from central Illinois, Traci received a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Eastern Illinois University. From there, she has worked for a variety of companies, including Walt Disney World, Villa's of Grand Cypress, Marriott and Continental Airlines and has lived in Houston, Cleveland and St. Louis.After joining the Citrus Club team as the Member Relations Director in 2005, she also became a Regional Field Specialist for ClubCorp, which helps coach and train new MRD's in the company.Traci will consistently share that she loves seeing the connections that happen at our Club every day. As part of her role is planning events for Members to meet each other, she truly strives to make sure Members are getting the most out of their membership. She also has witnessed so many business partnerships and friendships and believes this has to do with the quality of people that are Members of the Citrus Club.When not working, Traci enjoys enjoy spending time with family and frie...
Private Event Director
Serving since 2020
Molly Kirk was born and raised in sunny Florida. She chose to attend the University of North Florida to continue to enjoy the warm weather. She set forth in the hospitality industry while in college at TPC Sawgrass, home to PGA TOUR headquarters, and world-renowned golf course in Ponte Vedra Beach that hosts THE PLAYERS Championship. She stayed with TPC Sawgrass for more than thirteen years, working in all facets of the company, but mostly in Private Events. She has an eye for detail and a great passion for fulfilling the vision of clients on some of the most important and memorable days of their lives. She moved down to Orlando with her family in January and is excited to be a part of the Citrus Club family.
Private Events Director
Serving since 2021
Elba Ortega-Cruz migrated to the United States in 1988 from Nicaragua to pursue her passion for helping others. She graduated from Northern Virginia Community College and began her career. Today, Elba has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry working with several industry leaders such as the Ritz Carlton, Ruth's Chris Steak House and Bulla Gastrobar with a passion for service and keen eye for details, Elba has flourished throughout her career. Elba's exceptional management skills and her ability to build relationships with her clients makes her a highly sought after partner. She joined the Orlando community nearly 15 years ago and has developed deep relationships throughout the central Florida area, which makes her an asset for City Club Orlando. Personally, Elba enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, along with the rest of her extended family.
Reiner Drygala, CEC
Serving since 2013
Chef Reiner graduated from the Disney Culinary Apprentice Program in 1995 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. While at Disney World, Chef Drygala apprenticed for the United States Culinary Olympic Team and worked under world class Master Chefs. There he worked in 17 different kitchens on Disney property. After leaving Disney, Chef Drygala moved to Colorado and worked in a restaurant in Breckenridge where he learned to prepare game meats such as elk, rattle snake and black bear. Next he moved back to Florida where he became a corporate trainer for Darden and opened seven restaurants all over the United States.Chef Reiner is an active member of the American Culinary Federation (the foremost authority on food in the United States) since 1992, while still in high school. Chef Drygala was awarded “Culinarian of the Year 2010” and “Chef of the Year 2011” by the Southwest Florida Chefs Association. He also completed his Certified Executive Chef May 2011.Chef Drygala aims for an ups...
Serving since 1983
Mary has worked at Citrus Club for 32 years and is currently in the role of Office Administrator. She has been married for 27 years and has two sons that attend the University of Central Florida. She loves to spend time with her family and is very active at her church where she sings in the choir.
Fitness Director, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach
Serving since 2005
Certifications/Education: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, TRX Certified, NSPF Certified Pool Operator, B.S. Business Administration (Sport Management) Webber International UniversitySpecialty/Experience: As a Cancer survivor, Justin values the importance of an all-around healthy lifestyle which encompasses the mind, body and spirit. His clients benefit not only from his professional sports and fitness training, but from his own life experiences and passion for helping others. His patience, dedication and knowledge would greatly benefit anyone seeking to improve upon their existing fitness regimen, or those who are brave enough to begin an exciting and results-driven journey toward a healthier lifestyle.Favorite exercise: H.I.I.T. CircuitsFavorite food indulgence: Various sushi rolls, grilled burgers, or Hawaiian pizza.Hobbies: Watching or playing sports, sitting by the pool, cooking out with friends, or listenin...
Serving since 2019
Certifications/Education: NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, B.S. Sports and Exercise Science (Human Performance) University of Central FloridaSpecialty/Experience: As a former athlete and student of human performance, I aspire to combine fitness with the science of exercise to reach my clients goals. The definition of fitness is “the condition of being physically fit and healthy”. To be healthy is to be free from injury or illness. My goal is to keep my clients free from injury while pushing them passed their limits to improve their overall self.Favorite Exercise: Functional multi-joint movementsFavorite Food indulgence: A nice slice of Key Lime PieHobbies: Cooking, hunting, watching football, and anything that involves the waterWhat/who inspires you? Setting goals is the best motivation! If you have something to work toward, it gives you that extra something. It is the reason you wake up in the morning and the reason you keep going.Interesting fact about you: I a...
Personal Trainer, Stretch Therapist
Serving since 2020
Alex is an ACE ( American Council of Exercise) certified personal trainer with a Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Exercise Science from UCF. He has been working in the fitness industry since 2017 through 1 on 1 personal training, instructing group fitness classes, & providing one on one assisted stretches. His passion for fitness comes from his own fitness journey and wanting to disseminate what he has learned to others. Whether that means instilling good habits, teaching correct form, or providing pain relief through stretching! He brings to the table - a positive, can do attitude, familiarity with goal setting, and the knowledge to see them through. He specializes in clients new to the gym, functional training, lifestyle changes, identifying/ fixing muscle imbalances, and building strength. “Whether you think you can or you can’t – either way, you are right.” – Henry Ford