Bret joined our team as General Manager and has responsibility for the Club’s day-to-day operations. With his unique background in golf, tennis, and food and beverage, along with his extensive country club management experience, he is an outstanding choice to lead our Club forward. Bret graduated with a BA in Sociology and Public Administration from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and played on their Varsity Men’s Tennis Team. He has been a Class A Member of the PGA since 2006 as well as a Professional Golf Teachers & Coaches of America Certified Golf Instructor.
Prior to moving to Fredericksburg, Bret served as GM of Fords Colony Country Club in Williamsburg, VA, the Montgomery Country Club and the Links at Challedon, both in Maryland. Most recently he served as GM of Fredericksburg Country Club. Bret and his wife Kristin live in Fredericksburg, and share their home with two Great Danes (or is it the other way around?)
Sarah was born and raised in Locust Grove, VA and moved to Nashville, TN in 1999. After living in Nashville and receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Middle Tennessee State University, she moved back to Locust Grove in 2008 to be closer to her family. Sarah joined the Fawn Lake management team in March 2018 and took over as the Accounting Director in May of that same year. She brings with her over 17 years of experience in a Country Club setting with 10 years spent in the Business Office at Fredericksburg Country Club, first in Accounts Receivable and then as the Accounting and Human Resources Director. Sarah still lives in Locust Grove, three houses from her childhood home and parents, with her husband and three of their four children, three cats and two dogs. When not at work she enjoys watching her children play baseball, basketball and do gymnastics as well as trips to Walt Disney World.
DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING
Jenelle joined Fawn Lake Country Club as a part-time server in September of 2017 and the Fawn Lake Community Association as a security officer later that winter during the club’s off-season. Her time spent in both positions gave her the opportunity to get to know many of our members and residents and she quickly became known for her personable demeanor and excellent service. Over time she became a full-time server and ended her duties with Fawn Lake Security. In the fall of 2018, Jenelle added Club Communications to her responsibilities on a part-time basis. Jenelle assisted in many membership areas, including e-mail communications, event flyers, and various administration projects. Jenelle began to work full-time in the newly created Member Relations Coordinator position in December of 2019, where she helps our club continue to grow through marketing, sales, and communications. Fortunately, our members can still find her serving in the Lakeside Grille, Harbor Club, or The Cove, delivering the same personalized service as always. Jenelle currently resides in Lake of the Woods with her two children, her 18-year old daughter Cammie who also worked at the club and her 9-year old son Sean.
CWP, PRIVATE EVENTS MANAGER
Jessica grew up in Fredericksburg and graduated from Chancellor High School. She moved to Northern Virginia in the late 90’s and is excited to be “home” and working in the city she loves.
Jessica comes to Fawn Lake Country Club from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. She started her career in Catering and Events Management at the Clubs at Quantico where she learned the skills to move her forward to George Washington’s Mount Vernon. While at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Jessica honed her skills in Wedding and Events management and her passion for making a guest’s vision come to fruition grew. Jessica is also Certified Wedding Planner helping couples create a custom wedding experience. Planning and managing hundreds of events while at Mount Vernon and The Club’s at Quantico Jessica was always front and center for the guest at each event. She brings with her 5 years of Catering and Events management and over 15 years of customer service management.
In her free time Jessica likes to spend time with her 21-year old daughter Megan and two rescue pups Buster & Dixie.
Golf & Tennis
HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL,
CLASS A PGA PROFESSIONAL
Drew Falvey is a rising star in the professional golf ranks. He began his career at Fawn Lake Country Club as an intern in May 2012 upon graduation from the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He received his PGA membership and was quickly promoted to Assistant Head Professional. In June 2016 at the age of 26, Drew assumed the challenging duties of Head Golf Professional.
Drew discovered his love of the game at age 12 while accompanying his grandfather to work at a golf club in New Jersey. He played competitive high school and collegiate golf in South Carolina where his passion for the game continued to grow. Over the summer and during holiday breaks, he worked for the Classic Swing School where he practiced teaching fundamentals.
Today Drew is a scratch golfer who fully understands the basics of a sound golf swing. His experience, golfing abilities and leadership skills have been instrumental in the successful execution of large golf tournaments, club golf events, and individual and group lessons for golfers of all ages and abilities.
FIRST ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL AND CLASS A PGA PROFESSIONAL
Garrett Moore runs the day-to-day operations of the golf shop along with the LGA, MGA and club events. His upbeat personality and cheerful spirit contribute a fun and calming atmosphere to the club. Garrett is originally from North Salem, New Hampshire and grew up playing and working at Atkinson Country Club and Resort in Atkinson, New Hampshire. There he developed a genuine passion for golf and began his path to pursue the sport professionally. He attended the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he received a degree in Golf Course Operations and Business Management. He then spent the next four years working at Members Club at Grande Dunes in South Carolina until joining Fawn Lake in 2015. Garrett works with individuals and groups of all ages and abilities. He believes learning and improving fundamentals in a relaxed, friendly environment is the secret to consistent golf.
SECOND ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL
Kory is the newest member of our Professional Golf Staff here at Fawn Lake Country Club. Kory began his career in the golf industry working for Somerset Golf Club in March of 1998. He quickly moved up the ranks but wanted more. He transitioned to Fredericksburg Country Club in March of 2000 where he worked as their Assistant Golf Professional for 7 years. In July 2007, he decided to leave the golf industry, but returned in summer of 2011 as the 1st Assistant Golf Professional at the Gauntlet Golf Club. Yet again, he quickly climbed the ladder of success to also become the Assistant General Manager in addition to his Golf Professional role. In 2018, he relocated to Augustine Golf Club as their Head Golf Professional before coming to Fawn Lake in Spring of 2021.
Kory’s love of the game started at age 6 in Lake of the Woods playing golf with his grandfather. Growing up, Kory competed in high school golf followed by APA tournaments during his career in the industry. He comes with strong knowledge and experience in tournament operations, rules of golf, customer relations as well as private and group lessons.
GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT
Dave Smith is singularly responsible for maintaining Fawn Lake’s prestigious Arnold Palmer golf course in first-class condition for the past 18 years. His core workforce is a cadre of loyal, dedicated and highly skilled employees who have been working for Fawn Lake Country Club for 10 years or more. During the critical summer months, the workforce is supplemented with highly motivated college students. Everyone who plays our magnificent 18-hole golf course, from members to high profile guests, comments on the amazing condition of the golf course. This is directly attributable to the leadership and management skills Dave brings to the job each day.
Dave grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he played golf with his dad nearly every day. His passion for the game led him to pursue a career in golf. Dave graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture. Dave and his wife Lisa, live in Fawn Lake with their three daughters, Anna, Sophie, and Ivy.
DIRECTOR OF TENNIS
A Northern Virginia native, Brian graduated from McLean High School as a Highlander ranked number one in both singles and doubles. Moving on to James Madison University, Brian played at #1 doubles and #3 singles.
After graduation, Brian received his teaching certification from the United States Professional Tennis Registry and immediately went to work for Sport & Health Inc. as an Assistant Pro at the Regency and finished as the Director of Tennis/Head Pro at Annandale Sport and Health Club. At the Springfield Golf and Country Club, he worked for 3 years as Resident Professional. Brian also worked as the Director of Tennis at The Fort Myer Officers’ Club and the Burke Racquet and Swim Club. After moving to our area in June of 2016, Brian was hired as the Head Professional at the Culpeper Sport and Racquet Club. Most recently, Brian has the role of Resident Tennis Professional at the Fredericksburg Country Club and the Head Pro at the Lake of the Woods Tennis Club.
Winner of the 2019 Free Lance-Star Best of the Burg Tennis Professional, Brian is certified Professional 1, Elite Professional by the United States Professional Tennis Association and is working toward his Master Professional certification. In addition to being a National Verifier for USTA’s National Tennis Rating Program, Brian has been a clinician for the USTA “Schools Program” and the “USTA Area Training Center.”
Social & Dining
DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE
Michael grew up in beautiful Rappahannock county, and started his career at The Inn at Little Washington. After spending six years there, he moved to Williamsburg to manage at the Williamsburg Inn. In addition to serving as the Assistant Director of Food and Beverage, he spent time assisting at the Golden Horseshoe club. He is passionate about wine and in his free time enjoys playing golf. He is thrilled to be joining the team at Fawn Lake.
Chef Garth Hansen began his career honing his skills in the New York City kitchens; including Le Cirque and Marea Ristorante. After relocating back to his home state of Virginia, he took his talents to the prestigious Jefferson Hotel located in Richmond Va. Most recently he was the Executive Chef, and Facilities General Manager of Flavor on Main and the Culpeper Center Event Hall.
Chef Hansen prides himself on consistency and the ability to showcase his culinary talents to the club members of Fawn Lake.
Catherine grew up in Stafford, VA before moving to Fawn Lake in 2013. She attended Germanna Community College and received her Associate of Arts & Sciences in Business Administration before attending James Madison University. She graduated from JMU in the fall of 2019 with a B.S. in Communication Studies and a Minor in Human Resource Development.
Catherine first started Fawn Lake Country Club as a host in 2019 before becoming a server a few short months later. She quickly became one of the lead servers on the team. In September 2020, she accepted a promotion to Staff Supervisor. Catherine then went on to accept another promotion in April 2021 as Service Manager.
Catherine has an encouraging and charismatic personality that would not only help the club create a flourishing relationship with its members, but also its rapidly expanding staff. She is excited to see where her new position takes her and is grateful to have been given the opportunity to grow and evolve with the company.
When Catherine is not at work, enjoys spending time outside on her patio and trying out different restaurants.
Joseph joined the Fawn Lake Country Club Team as a Service Manager in December of 2021. He was born in Culpeper, VA April 9th, 1998. In 2016, at the age of 17, he started his journey in the restaurant industry. He had the vision of working in the top restaurants around the world. He was eager and willing to learn the hospitality industry. He became one of the youngest General Managers in this field at the age of 19. Then in 2019 he got the opportunity to work at The Inn at Little Washington, by working hard and showing his dedication to the field of hospitality and accommodation.
He is looking forward to embarking on a new journey as Food & Beverage Service Manager with Fawn Lake Country Club. In addition to his years of experience in Hospitality and Accommodation, he holds the following relevant certifications: Safety and Sanitation, CPR, AED, First Aid & Safe Serve Certified. He is excited to learn and grow in this position.
LAKESIDE SOUS CHEF
Patrick Flanagan was born and raised in Virginia for most of his life. After his father retired in 2009, he moved out of Quantico and spent his teenage years living in Fawn Lake. In the year of 2012, he graduated from Riverbend High School and began his career at the country club. Starting as a host greeting tables, it wasn’t long before he transitioned to helping in the kitchen; starting off as a dishwasher and eventually being introduced to various cooking techniques from the chef at the time. From there he built upon his skills and worked his way toward Lead Line Cook, Kitchen Manager, and now Lakeside Sous Chef. Patrick is excited to use his knowledge to work alongside his fellow chefs in order to combine their visions with the old familiar charms that the residents of Fawn Lake know and love.