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 CC staff as the Head Tennis Professional 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 2 Major clubs in Atlanta (Dunwoody Country Club 1991-1996 and BridgeMill Athletic Club 2004-2012). In between these clubs Rj owned his own business as an Independent Tennis Professional and also worked in Australia for a year. 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 tour for 3 years. Rj has been inducted into the Dayton Tennis Hall of Fame and also the Western Michigan University Hall of Fame. Rj still loves to compete in ALTA/ National Senior Events and enjoys an occasional round of Golf.
Head Tennis Professional
Serving since 2019
Brian grew up in Florida playing Junior Tennis and College Tennis at Florida Southern College. He helped the Mocs earn a Top 10 National ranking at the DII level. After graduating with a Marketing degree in 2011, Brian pursued both his marketing degree and his love for Tennis. After a year, Brian decided to go full time Tennis and eventually became the Head Tennis Professional at RDV Sportsplex in Orlando FL. He later moved to Atlanta and joined Midtown Athletic Clubs where he held the position of Director of Junior Tennis for 4 years before making the move to White Column’s. Brian occasionally plays ALTA and has become a city champion at AA-4, AA-3 and AA-1. Brian enjoys developing young juniors, adult beginners and everything in between. He enjoys the process of progression and loves working with players eager to learn! Brian follows the principles of situational coaching, cooperative to competitive learning and lessons centered around game play.
Serving since 2016
A certified USPTA tennis professional - Jeff was the Tennis Director at Harmony on the Lakes, developing their junior tennis program along with coaching all of the Adult Programs, including ALTA and USTA teams.Jeff has been a coach for the Creekland Middle School / USTA feeder program and more recently a Senior Tennis Professional at Woodmont Golf and Country Club.A former VP of Juniors for the Cherokee Tennis Association, Jeff is highly motivated, with excellent communication skills and a lifelong passion for the sport of tennis. He is also very committed to the latest teaching techniques by continuing his USPTA education while attending professional workshops. Providing great enthusiasm and creativity will assist in helping tennis players of all ages reach their full potential.It’s a pleasure to be a part of the White Columns tennis staff. I love the great energy and atmosphere the players provide, along with the wonderful facility!
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.