Meet the Staff

JOHN SPIESS - GENERAL MANAGER

 John has a wide range of skills and a wealth of experience that will help Country Club of Roswell continue to improve its total membership experience. He is a Certified Club Manager with the Club Managers Association of America, is a PGA Master Golf Professional, and has been in General Management for more than twenty-five years. Previously, he has served as the General Manager for The Heritage Club in Wake Forest, NC, Canyon Ridge Club in Rising Fawn, GA, TPC at Southwind in Memphis, TN. and High Lands Golf Club, Columbus, Ohio.  Additionally, he was a certified Golf Course Rater for Golf Week magazine, and is a strong supporter of junior golf.                                                                                                                                                                                     


 


JOHNNA MARAN - MEMBERSHIP AND MARKETING DIRECTOR

Johnna Maran is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, with a BA in Marketing.
Her marketing background proves to be an asset in promoting The Country Club of Roswell, our club events and member activities.
Prior to joining CCR, Johnna spent over 10 years in the fitness industry, where she owned, managed and promoted fitness clubs
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ED VAN BUREN - CONTROLLER

For the last twelve years, Ed has been the VP of Finance for Fountainhead Development, headquartered at Chateau Elan, in Braselton, GA. He managed a staff of five and was responsible for all financial and accounting activities for the 18-hole Legends Golf Club, restaurant, sports club and pool, catering facilities and member cottages. He also had additional financial responsibilities within the company's real estate development division. Prior to his work with Fountainhead, Ed had held corporate accounting positions with U.S. Healthworks and the Hayes Corporation. Ed holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of South Florida. He and his family live in the Roswell area.

   


 

TIM FARRELL - HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL

The Country Club of Roswell’s Golf Professional team is lead by Tim M. Farrell, originally from Rochester N.Y. and a graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. He has administered our golf program since 1989. He also served as President of the Georgia Professional Golfers Association in 2000 and 2001 and in 2001 received the Association’s highest honor when he was named Golf Professional of the Year. Tim currently serves as a trustee on the Georgia State Golf Foundation and the Georgia Golf Environmental Foundation. He has also been a member of the Allied Golf Association Board of Directors since its inception in 2001.

 

 

 

CORY HOPKE - GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT

Cory began working on a golf course in Kentucky at the age of 16. After graduating from high school, he entered one of the best turf management schools in the state, Eastern Kentucky University. Between his Jr. & Sr. year he completed an internship at Medinah Country Club of Chicago and went on to graduate from KU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Horticulture.

Cory became the Assistant Superintendent at Berry Hills Country Club of Charleston West Virginia, where he had the opportunity to act as interim superintendent on two separate occasions. He then joined Atlanta Country Club as the Asst. Golf Course Superintendent where he oversaw five Atlanta Classics before becoming the Golf Course Superintendent at Brookstone Golf and Country Club. While at Brookstone, Cory oversaw the development, construction and grow-in of the golf course.

In 1994 Cory accepted the Golf Course Superintendent's position with Country Club of Roswell. During his tenure, Cory has directed numerous golf course improvement projects including a complete renovation of the golf course in 1995 and 1996, continuous hole by hole improvements, conversion to concrete cart paths and reconstruction of the maintenance building to name a few.

 

MARCUS RUTSCHE - ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Marcus hails from Sydney, Australia. Earning a full college scholarship to Austin Peay State University (Divison I), Marcus played #1 singles and was also an esteemed MVP. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness and has been coaching since 1996. In Sydney, Marcus worked alongside the Davis Cup coach with Tennis Australia in their talent identification program. In America, he has worked at esteemed programs such as The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch (Texas), and The New Albany Country Club (Tennis Industry Association’s rated #1 Private facility in the country).

Before his arrival at CCR, Marcus spent 8 years as Adult Director at the Windward Lake Club, where he successfully coached club level players and juniors through to national and professional standards. Most recently, Marcus was appointed the position of the Cadillac Tennis Director for the Southeast: planning and running tennis clinics alongside former greats of the game. In 2011, Marcus won the United States Professional Tennis Association’s Southern seminar contest and has been the presenting speaker for the Georgia Professional Tennis Association. Certified as a USPTA P-1, Marcus also serves as Vice President of the state chapter board. Marcus lives in Alpharetta and is happily married to his lovely wife Paige since 2009.

 

GREG VOLLE - EXECUTIVE CHEF


Greg Volle joined CCR the second week of June 2014 as our new Executive Chef. Greg graduated from the University of
Mississippi in Oxford, MS where he found his first love of cooking and the restaurant industry. He avoided a life in public relations to land his first Sous Chef position, opening the Goose Island Brewing Company, Wrigleyville location. Heading down the street to 'The Outpost' for more upscale pastures, he decided to take his culinary career more seriously.

Greg went on to graduate from the inaugural class of Johnson and Wales University Denver and interned in Charleston, SC at Blossom Café under one of the south's most prominent chefs, Donald Barickman.

Prior to CCR, Greg was the Executive Chef at Panther Creek Country Club where he built a team of extremely talented and eager line cooks and sous chefs who just needed the right type of leadership and motivation. Breaking the typical Country Club model, Greg & his team have been combining approachable and family friendly menus with farm to table and upscale cuisine.

Greg has represented the State of Illinois twice at the nationally recognized Great American Seafood Cook Off in New Orleans (both televised by PBS and food network) and hosted two well received Chaine de Rotisseurs dinners at both the Illinois Governor's Mansion and Panther Creek. He was also invited to be a guest chef for two nights at the prestigious outdoor summer venue 'Ravinia' in North Chicago, and was featured in the December 2013 issue of Club and Resort Business Magazine. Greg is a personable leader who lives in the trenches with his own, excels at face time with the members and guests, and will continue to push the culinary envelope without ignoring the classics and fundamentals of cooking.

 

LEAH CUNNINGHAM - DIRECTOR OF CATERING

Leah started with the club as a banquet manager in May 2012, and has been the Catering Assistant for the club for the past four years. Many of you have had the pleasure of working with her on events over the years and I am sure you will agree that her dedication and enthusiasm have made her an instrumental part of the CCR family.

In her new role, she will be in responsible for all catering and events for the club.

 



REBEKAH VENNES - FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR

Rebekah has a tremendous amount of experience within the food & beverage industry. She graduated from Kennesaw State in 2006 where she obtained a BBA in Marketing. Since graduating from college, Rebekah has held food & beverage management positions for Maggiano's Little Italy & Legendary Partners of Atlanta.

Prior to rejoining CCR, Rebekah was working with Compass Groups which is a leading food and beverage provider worldwide as their Director of Food & Beverage for a high volume, multi-outlet venue.

 

 

 

MITCHELL FELDMAN-SERVICE DIRECTOR

Mitchell was born and raised in Raleigh. He graduated from Sanderson High School and received a Bachelor degree from North Carolina State University's Poole College of Management.  His experience includes management of multiple year round Olympic-sized pool facilities for the city of Raleigh.  

He is a Certified Pool Operator through the National Swimming Pool Foundation and has a great understanding of pool sanitation and safety rules. He has worked for the Heritage Club in Wake Forest, North Carolina as the Dining Room Manager. Mitchell is excited to work with the Country Club of Roswell staff to provide service excellence for our members.

 



KYLEE ADAMS - FITNESS MANAGER

My name is Kylee Adams. I am a NASM certified personal fitness trainer. I recently relocated to Georgia from Holland, Michigan. My husband and two children love the south and are now enjoying raising our family here. I came into the fitness industry four years ago, and I found my passion for encouraging others to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds with different goals. I enjoy outdoor activities, high intensity interval training, weight training, and I love to have fun while getting fit! I believe in finding the area of fitness that fits each individual, and teaching others how to love fitness. I enjoy one-on-one and small group training, as well as instructing group classes. I also enjoy teaching Boot Camp-style classes, where cardio interval training is merged with strengthening exercises to really challenge you and take your fitness to the next level! I hope to bring energy and passion, along with a variety of fitness options to The Country Club of Roswell. I look forward to getting to know each member and helping them achieve their personal best!