Serving since 2017
Andy Bianchi has been with the Tampa Palms team since 2010 as an MRD and as Sports Center Director since 2014. Originally from Rome, Italy, he came to study English as a second language in 1996 in Miami, Florida. After 3 months of super-intensive courses, he attended Florida International University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. Andy worked for Intercontinental Hotels, Sofitel, Bentley Luxury Suites hotel in Miami Beach, Crown Golf and ClubCorp for the last 10 years.Andy is fluent in Italian, Spanish and French and he is a certified pool operator. He is passionate about sports in general and considers his job a privilege. "You know it is not your typical 9-5 job when your office is surrounded by tennis courts, a pool, a gym and 80 children screaming and playing. Having worked in the past for big hotel chains where customers go and come daily, I really enjoy building long-lasting relationships and enriching member's lives as well as my own!"
Serving since 2017
It is my greatest pleasure to be your Membership Director. I am a Tampa native and joined Tampa Palms in August of 2018. I have been a part of the ClubCorp family since September of 2017 where I was the Assistant Director of Memberships as well as a Pro Shop attendant at Hunter’s Green Country Club. I am excited to share the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club lifestyle with the community and to help your club thrive!In my spare time you can find me playing golf on our beautiful course, at Disney with my family or playing with my fur baby Sergio!
Member Experience Director
Serving since 2019
813-972-1991 ext. 5018
Chloe grew up in Newtown, Connecticut before she came to Tampa in 2018 to finish her college career at USF. Chloe graduated magna cum laude from USF in July of 2020 with her Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Since moving to Florida in 2018, Chloe has thoroughly enjoyed the weather, people, and lifestyle of the beautiful sunshine state. Some of her hobbies include rollerblading at Flatwoods, relaxing with her cat Cordelia, and spending time outside with friends. In August of 2019, she began working as the Pro Shop Attendant at Tampa Palms, where she loved interacting with Members, scoring tournaments, and helping the golf department in any way possible. Now, Chloe is serving as Tampa Palms' Member Experience Director, where she brings new and exciting ideas into fruition for our Members! Her goal is to make Tampa Palms engaging and rewarding for the Members that call it home. If you ever have questions about events or what is coming up at the Club, Chloe has the answers!
Private Event Director
Serving since 2020
I grew up in Excelsior, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a Bachelor's in Communication and New Media Studies. Moved to Florida in 2015 and can't get enough of the sunshine and palm trees! I live on Harbour Island in Tampa with my boyfriend (fun fact, we share the same birthday). Prior to Tampa Palms, I was the Catering Sales Manager for Saltblock Hospitality at the Tampa Museum of Art and the Glazer Children's Museum. Before that, I was a Food + Beverage Manager for Red Frog Events traveling around the country for Music Festivals, Airshows, and NASCAR races. I love running, yoga, and live music. My spare time is spent at the beach, a new local restaurant, or on a plane.
Kevin Kenny, PGA
Golf Professional of the Year
Serving since 2004
Kevin Kenny is a native-born Floridian, in Pensacola and was raised in Tallahassee. He attended the University of South Florida and graduated with honors in 1989 with a double major in Finance and Marketing. KK has been a PGA Member for 22 years now. In 2014, he was voted North Florida PGA / West Conference Chapter Teacher of the year and currently teaches PGA Tour Member, George McNeill. He has also previously been the North Florida PGA Player of the Year.Kevin’s goal is to make the golf experience the best it can possibly be at Tampa Palms for every level of golfer through the professional implementation of teaching programs and varied tournament activities.
Golf Course Superintendent
Serving since 2016
Troy Wetherington brings us 25 years of golf course experience and his education is from Florida A&M BS and North Florida College AA. Troy originally began his career as the assistant to his oldest brother who was a Superintendent at Jefferson Country Club. He worked at that course for 16 years and 8 years as Superintendent under Former PGA professional David Jackson. In 2003, he completed his first renovation and grow-in to USGA specifications. Troy has worked with multiple PGA tour players to better his understanding of course playability. Troy joined the Club Corp family in 2016 as Assistant at Tampa Palms under Mickey Subotic. Ten months later, he accepted the Superintendent position at DeBary Golf & Country Club. After two-plus years at DeBary, it was time for him to return to the Tampa Palms Family as our Golf Course Superintendent.
Food & Beverage Director
Serving since 2018
Jeff Verberg was born and raised in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He is married to Tamara and has an eighteen-year-old son that attends college in Clearwater. He has been in the Food and Beverage business his whole life and got his start, like his brothers and sisters, in his Mum Mum's restaurant outside of Philadelphia. Jeff has been managing people since he was seventeen and loves to build relationships and make people feel cared for both with his guests and fellow co-workers. He went to high school and college and did the early part of his professional hospitality career in the Orlando Florida area where he met his wife. After that, he was in Houston Texas for a number of years where he ran The Tasting Room and several other high-end restaurants and groups. The last seven-plus years he has reopened the historic Blue Bell Inn and has run the Food and Beverage at Jericho National Golf Club in New Hope Pennsylvania. Now relocated back to the Greater Tampa Bay area recently to be closer...
Serving since 2019
Executive Chef Nicolas Mut has been in the industry his entire life growing up with his family owning a restaurant. He professionally started his culinary career in Mexico at Andersons Group. His culinary career brought him to the states in 1999 and has lived all over the country.FUN FACT: Chef Nicolas has catered for three of our United States Presidents!Alumni - Universidad de los Americanos (UCLA sister)Chef Influences - Tom Pritchard & Jason BergeronFavorite Sport - Golf & ShootingFavorite Restaurant - Salt Rock GrillFavorite Thing To Cook - SeafoodFavorite TV Show - Fortune FireMy favorite part of my position in the club is making the Members feel special!
PGA Assistant Professional
Serving since 2019
A native of Edinburgh Scotland, Paul moved to the US in 2008 and played college golf at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he graduated with a degree in Psychology with a minor in History. During his time at Charlotte, Paul was named A-10 All-Conference team as a freshman and Senior. Paul returned home during the summers where he won the 2011 East of Scotland Championship, reached the 2012 Amateur Championship semi-finals at Royal Troon and represented Scotland on the Home International Winning Team of 2012.Paul turned professional in 2013 and returned to the US where he competed on tours such as the eGolf Tour, PGA Tour Canada and local mini-tours throughout Florida.Paul joined the Tampa Palms team in May 2018 and aims to encourage the enthusiasm for the game through his experience and passion for golf.
Serving since 1996
Tina has been the club accountant at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club since 2002. Originally from Cameron County, Pennsylvania, she went on to pursue a degree from the University of South Carolina, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1996. Tina’s career with Clubcorp began in December of 1996. She worked for several ClubCorp properties throughout the southeast before ending up in Tampa. Tina has a wonderful family and has been married to her husband, Keirnan, for 22 years. Tina has three children and two grandchildren. She enjoys vacationing with my family, Disney, and the beach.