Staff Members

at Chattahoochee Country Club are the epitome of professionalism. Our Gainesville, GA club staff can guide you in planning events, attending activities and getting the most out of your membership.

CCC offers our Members the best by employing the best. Our staff is comprised of experts in their respective fields who bring the highest level of knowledge and service to everything they do.

General Manager

Matthew Collins, CCM  770-536-4461, x125

Matthew brings over 15 years of experience to CCC from Augusta Country Club. Matthew’s extensive background includes skills in management, sales, member service and financial budgeting and analysis.

Assistant General Manager

Kathy Freeman,  770-536-4461, x149 

Kathy has over 25 years experience in private club, restaurant and catering services.  She is a member of the Club Managers Association of America and looks forward to assisting your needs.

Accounting Staff

Cindy Lankenau, Controller, 770-536-4461, Ext 122 

Ann Edwards, Bookkeeper, 770-536-4461, Ext 121 

Aquatics Staff

Blaire Bachman, Swim Team Coach, 770-536-1336

Blaire was named head women’s coach at Brenau in 2010, with the distinction of being the youngest head coach in the nation, as recognized by  Blaire was also named “Coach of the Year” for the second consecutive year for her team’s accomplishments during the 2012-2013 season by the Appalachian Swim Conference.  We are excited to learn from her this season!

Red Cross Lifeguards, 770-536-1336

We have fully trained Red Cross lifeguards on staff at all times. They are all CPR and First Aid certified. We use our own experienced Red Cross Swim Instructors that are available to teach both private, and semi-private lessons. The Staff also coaches our fun summer Swim Team. Our mission is to provide you the best programs and services in a professional and safe atmosphere. We offer a fun learning environment for the whole family.

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Athletic Staff

Lee Paine, Athletic/Pool Director, 770-536-4461, x130 

Lee is an Exercise Physiologist with 25 years of Country Club experience. He has been with CCC since 1994, helping members through the development of exercise programs, classes, and recreational events. Lee supervised results for the 1996 Olympic Games and is a National Swimming Pool Foundation Certified Pool Operator.  Lee also lectures on Aquatics Facilities Management for Georgia State University through the Club Managers Association of America.


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Food & Beverage Staff

Vaughan Smith,  Food & Beverage Director, 770-536-4461, x154

Vaughan has been working in the customer service industry for 15 years in retail and food and beverage. He worked in various capacities at Walt Disney World gaining five years of management experience in merchandise, food and beverage for resorts, as well as training and development in resort areas.

Jose Zavala, Executive Chef, 770-536-4461, x127 

Chef Zavala has over 30 years of culinary experience, ranging from elite Atlanta eateries to European restaurants. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and his vast knowledge of food and wine, as well as their pairing, assist him in creating menus for every occasion.

Whitney Wiggins, Catering Director, 770-536-4461, x150 

Whitney is a hospitality graduate of Florida State University and offers over 25 years of Private Club experience.  She has worked in Catering and Membership Sales for several Atlanta area Clubs. Please allow her to help you plan your special occasion.

Chris Tankersley, Dining Room Manager, 770-536-4461, x137 

Chris has been with the Club since 2010. He has served CCC in various capacities including banquets, dining room service and technology.  Chris’s commitment to excellence and impeccable service earned him a promotion to Dining Room Manager in 2012.  He continues to bring new enhancements to our dining room while maintaining the quality service that members have come to enjoy.

Golf Staff

Rodger Hogan, Director of Golf, 770-532-0066

Rodger is a PGA Professional.  He offers group and private golf lessons to CCC Members.  Rodger executes all golfing events for the community and CCC sponsored events.

Charlie Fischer, Marketing Director of Golf, 770-536-4461, ext. 141 

Since he earned this position in 2005, Charlie has helped the Golf Department grow from three events to fifteen annually. He organizes and promotes Member – Member, Member – Guest, Nine & Dine, as well as other CCC sponsored golfing events.

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Johnny Nicholson, Harbor Master, 770-536-4461, Ext 128 

Johnny has been with the Club for over twelve years as the Chief Engineer.  He is a graduate of North Georgia Technical Institute.  Johnny’s vast knowledge of maintenance and dock experience facilitates the smooth execution of day-to-day operations.

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Membership & Communication

Jennifer Satterfield, Membership & Communications Director, 770-536-4461, Ext 151 

Jennifer has been in the Golf & Country Club industry for the past 10 years. Her goal is to increase Member participation in all Club events as well as enhance the level of communication between the Club and the Membership. She is dedicated to making sure you are experiencing the CCC Membership at its fullest. Please contact Jennifer with any questions regarding your Membership or for information on joining the Club.

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Tennis Staff

Charlie Fischer, Director of Tennis, 770-536-4461, Ext 141 

Charlie has over 25 years of coaching and playing tennis at the high school, college and professional level. He is a USPTA Certified Professional with a P-1 rating. He participated in the ATP Satellite Tour and has had his tennis tips published in Tennis Magazine. Charlie has played against tennis professionals like Roscoe Tanner in an exhibition and Brad Gilbert in college. Charlie has been with Chattahoochee Country Club since 1991.

Pablo Gras, Head Tennis Professional770-536-4461, Ext 142 

Pablo is originally from Argentina and was ranked in the top ten of his country as a junior player. He is a USPTA Certified Professional with a P-1 rating. He has attained an ATP world ranking in doubles and played Futures and Satellite pro events. Pablo was a three time conference champion at Georgia State University. He won the CCC Pro Doubles championship in 2008, finalist in 2009 and 2010 singles semifinalist. Pablo has also had the pleasure of training with some of the best players in the world; Guillermo Coria ( former number 3 in the world), Jose Arcasuso ( Former #20 ATP) and Juan Ignacio Chela ( current top 35 in the world).

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