The management team at River Hills provides well over a century of exceptional and combined experience in the hospitality, recreation and entertainment industries. We truly believe that our “family” team culture allows us to provide genuine and true service from both professional and personal care to our team, Members, guests and the general community that surrounds River Hills. The entire staff is involved and delighted to search for new standards and exceed expectations. Our team believes in “doing outside the box” and not just “thinking outside the box”. Our team is dedicated to not being a “cookie cutter” operation. In a world of constant change our team does not seek to be competitive. Rather, we truly believe that making others in our marketplace irrelevant by clearly defined goals and objectives that differentiate us as being a NEW kind of private country club.
Bob Swezey, GM/COO
Bob joined the club in September 2019. With a vast background in the golf, resort, hospitality, amenities, recreation and homeowner association industries he offers local, regional and national experience from a few of the most highly regarded companies in the country that include the PGA Tour, Arvida, KemperSports and Burroughs & Chapin. Having overseen over 100 clubs, resorts, amenities, hotels, recreation outlets, sporting venues and HOA's in his career; Bob's wealth of knowledge and expertise brings a wide spectrum of nationally recognized excellence, awards and leadership vision that focuses upon differentiation, relevancy and change to set higher standards that benefit Members, staff and the community. Bob attended the University of South Carolina and has enjoyed over 35 years as a PGA Golf Professional. Bob and wife Kellie have two grown children and now live in River Hills.
Margie Martin, Membership Sales & Marketing Director
Margie was most recently the Director of Membership and Event Sales at TPC Tampa Bay where she led those efforts for (8) years. Prior to her PGA Tour association, she was the Membership Director at Tampa Palms for (8) years. She is exceptionally knowledgeable in sales, marketing, social programming, communication and standards within the club industry and Tampa market. Margie's personality, ethics and integrity are beyond reproach. Margie joined our team immediately after the sale as she saw the raw potential of a NEW River Hills Country Club and the opportunities to help build a structure of trust and loyalty as a leader to our membership vision. Margie attended USF and received a degree in.
Eric Pacana, PGA Head Golf Professional
Eric heads up the golf operations for tournaments, merchandising, range, golf cars and everyday operations. As the former PGA First Assistant Professional at the famed Bellair CC (oldest private club in FL), Clearwater, FL, he is a consummate professional in member service, golf instruction, tournament operations and the rules of golf. As a golf professional he wears many hats and does so very well when it comes to setting standards for this very important role as the face of River Hills Country Club golf.
David Patterson, GCSAA Superintendent
Prior to joining the RHCC team, Dave's qualifications are derived from tenures at IMG Academy, Buckhorn Springs, TPC Tampa Bay, Innisbrook and Black Diamond. Not only is Dave an accomplished Superintendent, but also a good golfer. Dave is regularly accompanied by another member of the maintenance team, Barret, a Yellow Labrador that loves people. Dave's background with renovations, PGA Tour event operations and construction make him one of the very best in Florida.
Shane Turi, House and Service Manager
Shane has served in the most positions at RHCC since his start over a decade ago in the golf department. That is a tribute to the care and service he has always offered to ensure the dining areas and the clubhouse are ready for regular dining and special events. These focuses lure Members and Guests to relax.
Paul Schmidt, Executive Chef
Chef Paul is passionate about developing the highest culinary standards, using his experience to steward his team members while building brand! All qualities that make him the perfect fit for River Hills Country Club! Most recently in Colorado serving as Executive Chef for a Restaurant Group, Chef Paul has over 17 years culinary experience in resorts and country clubs. Life is too short for average food!
Ignacio Molina, USTA Head Tennis Professional
"Iggy" has spearheaded our Tennis Program since 2016. He oversees the tennis facility, manages the tennis staff, organizes league play as well as runs the summer camps and clinics at the Club. He is passionate for the game of tennis and specializes in teaching private, one-on-one or group style lessons.