Our Team

Senior Leadership Team

Sean Taylor – Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Sean is a dedicated resort operations leader and PGA member with more than 20 years of experience. He has a clear understanding that service is the cornerstone of club/resort operations and his leadership philosophy is centered on exceeding the needs of the guests and members while driving superior financial performance.
He founded Taylor Hospitality and Up to Par Management after identifying a market need for solutions-oriented business practices. Sean focuses on optimizing property-wide processes with Six Sigma initiatives as well as enhancing associate engagement through management training programs.

Debbie Knick – Director of Finance and Human Resources
Debbie is an experienced accounting professional with over 25 years of experience. Her strong analytical and problem-solving skills paired with an adaptable work ethic, allow her to tackle everything from daily financial transactions to analyzing an organization’s financials. Her ability to quickly learn a new software and troubleshoot computer and network issues make her indispensable when onboarding new properties.

Shaun Fronk – Director of Operations
Shaun is a PGA member with more than 12 years of experience in the club and resort arena. His management philosophy is focused on the needs of members, guests, and associates. Shaun is a process-oriented manager who is extremely good at meticulously analyzing and implementing changes to operations.

Jeff Karlstrand – Director of Agronomy and Safety
Jeff has 35 years of experience in the golf maintenance field. He has worked at a variety of properties along the East Coast with varying budgets and needs. He has managed numerous remodeling projects and hosted 17 professional events. He has the ability to analyze course conditions and needs and formulate a maintenance plan that works within budget constraints.

Natalia Contreras – Director of Marketing
Natalia is a marketing and communications professional with a dozen years of experience. She’s dedicated to developing, refining, and implementing brand strategy, creative services, and marketing communications. Natalia works closely with marketing, sales and operations teams to ensure brand positioning and marketing is executed properly through all the marketing channels for both our clients and corporate level.

Seth VanHall – Director of Account Management and Sales
Seth is a results-driven professional with a strong leadership presence and demonstrated record of success. He is experienced in generating incremental growth while maintaining price integrity. Seth has a proven track record of developing and maintaining profitable food and beverage concepts, along with fostering a customer-first culture.

Brittany Wright – Director of Training and Human Resources Manager
Brittany has a strong background in all things hospitality. During her career, she’s worked every position from housekeeper to hotel general manager, always with a customer first mentality. She serves as the bridge between hiring and training to ensure every associate is given all the tools needed to succeed.

Mike Ahrnsbrak – Regional Account Manager
Mike is a proud and passionate PGA member who worked his way from the traditional golf professional role into managing multiple properties.  With private, resort and daily fee experience, Mike focuses on driving revenue by adding value and providing over the top service. In his 40 plus years experience in the golf and hospitality industry including serving as a Director on the PGA of America’s National Board, Mike’s industry connections and insight bring a wealth of knowledge that our team taps into on a daily basis.


Management Team

Janine Pritts – Marketing Manager / Graphic Designer
Lori McIvor – Office Manager
Morgan Breeden – Marketing and Communications Manager
Kaytlynn Ransom – Marketing and Communications Manager
Amanda Carter – Golf and Membership Sales Manager


Bryce Resort Team

Seth VanHall – Golf Business Manager
Britt Scott – Golf Pro Shop
Nick Semuta – Teaching Professional
Morgan Breeden – Marketing and Communications Manager
Natalia Contreras – Director of Marketing
Sean Taylor – Account Manager


Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club Team

Virginia Dining Room | Marsh Mansion

Shaun Fronk – Director of Operations
Kris Legasto – Executive Chef
Rachael Cooper – Club Administrator
John Yancy – Head Golf Professional
Trudy Franklin – Membership Director
Carey Bailey – Golf Course Superintendent
Cary Muirhead – Director of Sales
Ethen Smith – Sous Chef
Tamula Hubbard – Banquet Manager
Janine Pritts – Marketing Manager / Graphic Designer
Sean Taylor – Account Manager


Lexington Golf & Country Club Team

Tri-Brook Grill

Mike Ahrnsbrak – General Manager
Bunyan Fortune – Executive Chef
Betty Jo Hamilton – Tri-Brook Manager
Jeff Wagner – Head Golf Professional
Tom Flippen – 1st Assistant Golf Professional
Janine Pritts – Marketing Manager / Graphic Designer
Lori McIvor – Administrative Assistant
Debbie Knick – Director of Finance
Jeff Karlstrand – Golf Course Superintendent/Director of Agronomy
Sean Taylor – Account Manager


Raven Golf Club Team

Raven Grille

Miles Loughlin – General Manager / Director of Golf
Donna Thompson – Food and Beverage Manager
Brian Brewbaker – Golf Course Superintendent
Morgan Breeden – Marketing and Communications Manager
Natalia Contreras – Director of Marketing
Seth VanHall – Account Manager


Robert E. Lee Hotel Team

Nick Nations – Assistant General Manager
Emily Fix – Front Desk Manager
Kaytlynn Ransom – Marketing and Communications Manager
Sean Taylor – Account Manager


Rocca Bar Ristorante Team

Nick Nations – Assistant General Manager
Michael Pascarella – Executive Chef
Deborah Hansford – Banquet Captain
Justin Smith – Food and Beverage Manager
Kaytlynn Ransom – Marketing and Communications Manager
Sean Taylor – Account Manager


Ashley Plantation Country Club Team

Magnolia Grill

Peter Gardner – General Manager
Deborah Goglia – Food & Beverage Manager
Mark Madonna – Superintendent
Jeff Sprinkel – Director of Instruction
Wes Swope – Head Golf Professional
Morgan Breeden – Marketing and Communications Manager
Seth VanHall – Account Manager


Sheridan Livery Inn Team

Sheridan Livery Restaurant

David Hackney – General Manager
Pina Decanini – Assistant General Manager
Kaytlynn Ransom – Marketing and Communications Manager
Sean Taylor – Account Manager