Senior Membership Director
Serving since 2020
Katey started at White Columns in 2012 and has worked in the private club industry since 2009. A native of Georgia, having grown up in Gwinnett County, Katey graduated in the top 10% of her class from Georgia College and State University with a degree in Fine Arts. She is a huge sports fan and grew up with an appreciation for golf as her father is an avid player – and her husband was a collegiate golfer! She is the mom of two sweet little girls and enjoys spending as much time with her family as possible. In 2019 she assumed the responsibility of overseeing our sister club, Atlanta National Golf Club, and works as a team with Camie Renner to serve the members and potential members of both amazing properties!
Director of Tennis
Serving since 2013
RJ Dunkle joined the White Columns staff as the Director of Tennis in January 2013. RJ has been a USPTA certified instructor for 29 years and loves to work with all levels of players. RJ has worked at Dunwoody Country Club and Bridgemill Athletic Club. He has worked in Australia and owned his own business as an independent tennis professional. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, RJ went on to playing college Tennis at Western Michigan University. After having a great college career by setting the record for most wins in western Michigan history, he went on to playing on the ATP for 3 years. RJ has been inducted into the Dayton Tennis Hall of Fame as well as the Western Michigan Hall of Fame. RJ still loves to compete in the ALTA and National Senior Events. Occasionally you will find him even playing a round of golf!
Serving since 2016
Jeff Berumen is a certified USPTA Tennis Professional with years of experience. He was the Tennis Director at Harmony on the Lakes where he developed their junior tennis program along with the adult programs. These programs included the ALTA and USTA teams. Jeff has coached for the Creekland Middle School USTA Feeder Program and was the Senior Tennis professional at Woodmont Golf and Country Club. A former VP if Juniors for the Cherokee Tennis Association, Jeff is highly motivated and has a lifelong passion for the sport of tennis. Jeff is committed to the latest teaching techniques by continuing his USPTA education in addition to attending professional workshops. Jeff provides great enthusiasm and creativity in helping tennis players of all ages reach their full potential.
Serving since 2019
Taylor is USPTA certified tennis professional originally from Nashville, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Public Relations. Taylor trained at Van Der Meer Tennis Academy from a young age. He went on to play high school tennis at Montgomery Bell Academy and later at Franklin Road Academy, both in Nashville. Taylor played college tennis at Auburn University before moving back to Nashville. He worked with High Performance junior players at Richland in Nashville before moving to Atlanta and working for Universal Tennis Academy. Taylor then went to Silvia Tennis Academy to run their Junior Development program, with a specialty in developing high-performance players. Taylor brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with Elite level juniors and aspiring college players. Taylor has been at White Columns for 4.5 years. He works with homeschool players as well as High school, Middle School and Grade School. Taylor train...
Matt Porter, PGA
Director of Golf
Serving since 2017
Assistant Golf Professional
Serving since 2015
Mitch has extensive background in the golf industry. He is a Class A PGA Professional, Club Fitting Certified, caddied on the PGA tour and is motivated by giving Members the best golf experience possible.
Food & Beverage Director
Serving since 2020
Born & raised on a farm, I grew up in upstate NY surrounded by a big family. Farming runs deep throughout my family so it seemed like a dream come true to fall in love and marry into a local family full of restaurateurs. Working & learning from big corporations like T.G.I.Friday’s and The Marriot hotels and also family-owned and operated businesses like the Sedgwick Restaurant Group, I realized my true love for this business. Since beginning my journey in August 2016, I am very grateful & humbled to be part of the amazing team here at White Columns. The genuine care & respect from members & staff alike keep me motivated and looking forward to many more memories to come.
Serving since 2020
Combining fresh, high-quality ingredients with simple straightforward preparations Chef Michael creates dishes that satisfy all palates. Born in a suburb of New York City, Michael discovered his fascination for food and cooking at an incredibly early age. His first taste of the restaurant industry was at his aunt’s restaurant in Vermont. At 15 was hired at a local restaurant and truly began his culinary journey. Michael attended the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and graduated with honors. Since May of 2020, Michael has been using the culmination of all his experiences to give the members of White Columns Country Club an amazing dining experience.