Management Team


General Manager/
Chief Operating Officer


Growing up in a small farming community in northwest Ohio, Michael learned the value of hard work, commitment and authentic personal relationships. As a former psychology major, he “accidentally” fell into private club management and has been in love with the industry ever since. Michael now has over 20 years’ experience managing private member owned country clubs, developer owned clubs, and master planned communities. Michael has extensive knowledge and background in exclusive golf course communities, food and beverage management and club governance. He also has expertise in strategic planning, hospitality management and club communications.

Michael is a Certified Club Manager (CCM) and has earned designation as Certified Chief Executive (CCE) through the Club Manager’s Association of America. He also maintains a Florida Community Association Manager (CAM) license through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Continual education and self-growth is at the epicenter of Michael’s core value for all of his management team. As General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Michael believes leadership through inspiration, vision, and member and employee engagement are critical to providing the deliverables of Countryside’s lifestyle promise.

Away from work, Michael enjoys priceless time with his family, and dabbles in triathlon, road racing, cycling and boating.


Administrative Assistant
239-353-1780 Ext.107

Kimberly Bruge grew up on the east coast of Florida and fell in love with Southwest Florida as a small child when her family traveled to Naples and Sanibel on long weekend vacations. In early 1999 she moved to Buckingham , FL, where she experienced a culture shock, living in the middle of the country on 5 acres with goats, horses, and cows.

Kimberly’s country club experience began in 2000 when she worked in the food and beverage departments at Wildcat Run Country Club, Shadow Wood Country Club, and Vasari Country Club. She was inspired to move her career towards management when she decided to leave the club business and concentrate on the retail industry. Kim was hired and groomed to operate her own Bombay store in the Waterside Shops.

Her goal at the time was to become the regional manager, but instead she met her future husband and started a family. She was able to stay home with her daughter for a few years and help out with their family business.

She put her office skills and food & beverage experience together in 2008 when she began working as Countryside’s Reservationist. Shortly after, her ambition and performance has made her a valuable asset to Countryside, where she serves as the Administrative Assistant and specializes in Tenant processing.



Assistant Controller
239-353-1780 Ext. 105

Jennifer is a South Florida native who studied accounting at Florida International University. She married Kyle in 1996 and they moved to Naples the day after they returned from their honeymoon. They have a 12 year old son, Colton, who plays football for the Naples Hurricanes and soccer for his school. She has been in the local country club industry for 6 years, prior to that she worked at a land development consulting firm. Jennifer is an active member of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals.
Her hobbies are fishing, boating, and enjoying the beautiful Naples waters and beaches.



Facilities Engineer
239-353-1780 Ext.119

Cody Chappell joined our Countryside family on June 1 as the Facilities Engineer. Cody has extensive experience in Project Management, Maintenance and all things AV-related. Cody previously worked for Envera, our gate company. Please help us welcome Cody to the Countryside family!

Executive Chef
239-353-1780 Ext. 145

Anthony Delphin has traveled a long intriguing road before coming to the U.S. His captivating journey began early in Paris. His cooking skills launched as a young man when he observed and learned to cook family meals. He continued his education in the French Capital which enhanced his bistro flair. He excelled through a wide-range of culinary training and graduated from Rabelais Culinary School.

After 10 years of extensive culinary experience, he decided to explore the sweet side of cooking! He opened a pastry shop in Paris. After 7 years Anthony made a big leap by moving his extensive flair for fine foods to Florida. He became an entrepreneur again by opening his own French Bakery/Bistro called BaraBread. His bakery was nominated by Gulf Coast Magazine as the “Best Bakery of 2007 in SW Florida.” To understand what a new clientele expected he became an Executive Pastry Chef at Pastry Art and was nominated as the “Best Pastry Shop” in 2009 by SRQ Magazine. In the spring of 2009, be became an Entrepreneur by opening his own restaurant, “Paris to Budapest.”

He began working at Countryside in the summer of 2010. In the years Anthony has been here, he has proven to offer a wealth of knowledge in providing exceptional dining experiences for Club-wide events and private parties. He looks forward to his continued stay and is excited to lead our culinary staff for our upcoming seasons.


Director of Communications
239-353-1780 Ext.106

Although she grew up in Fort Myers Florida, Mary has lived in Jacksonville & Melbourne Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Indiana, Virginia, and New York. She spent many years of her career living up north, but she will always consider herself a Floridian. She graduated with a BS degree in Business Communication and has over 25 years experience in the fields of marketing, advertising, public relations, and graphic design.

In her spare time Mary enjoys spinning, painting, fishing, hiking, hunting, reading, and gardening.

She joined the team of Countryside professionals in 2007 as our Director of Communications. She has elevated our community image with a new website, club brochures, and extensive promotional material. She looks forward to her continued work of enhancing our overall community communications.


Food & Beverage Director

239-353-1780 Ext. 144

Kevin grew up in Troy, Michigan. He has lived in Fort Myers, Florida for 28 years. He has over twenty five years of experience in Food and Beverage, most notably with The Colony Golf and Country Club, Sanibel Harbour Resort and Gateway Golf and Country Club.

Kevin's children are daughter Kaitlyn, 21 and Sam, 17. He enjoys golfing, working out and watching hockey. He looks forward to building upon the many successes within our food and beverage operation.


Financial Manager

Jeff Jacob, Controller. Jeff has a Bachelor’s of Business of Administration degree from Western Michigan University with a major in accounting. Jeff also studied at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, and has over 20 years of professional accounting experience that includes previous stops at the Bureau of National Affairs, Kiplinger Washington Editors, and Clubessential.

Prior to moving to Naples, Jeff spent his professional career in the Washington DC area.

Shop Merchandiser
239-353-1780 Ext. 122   

Growing up in beautiful Southwest Florida gave Lisa the opportunity to enjoy everything Naples has to offer! Lisa has a tenacious love for Naples. Her strong values made her decision easy to stay in her hometown and start a family. For many years, her parents owned and operated several retail stores on Fifth Avenue and Tin City, Naples in which she gained knowledge of the industry.

Lisa’s outgoing personality drove her to seek careers in customer service oriented positions. She graduated from several vocational programs; nail technician school, Certified Dental Assistance, and Cozmo Cosmetology School for hair.

She joined our Countryside staff in 2010 and held various club positions. More recently, her passion for the latest fashion trends in hair, nails, & clothes plus her many years of retail experience made her the perfect candidate as our Golf Shop Merchandiser. She feels at home working with her co-workers and management staff. Lisa is very ecstatic to assist our members and looks forward to continually giving excellent customer service to our residents in the pro shop.


Assistant Director of 
Food & Beverage

239-353-1780 Ext.114

Debbie was born and raised in Kansas City Missouri, the place where her mother was born and raised. As a child she spent her summers in Gainesville, Florida where her father was born and raised.

In 1989 she began her career in the restaurant business and ventured to Countryside in 2004 as our Assistant Director of Food & Beverage. Over the past 10 years her professionalism and loyalty to Countryside and its membership is found to me remarkable. She has been very pleased to serve the Countryside residents and finds her experience to be amazing.

She and her husband have lived in Naples for 13 years. In her free time she enjoys her hobbies of trail riding, fishing, shelling and crafts.


Director of Human Resources
Executive Assistant

239-353-1780 Ext. 103

Pamela’s experience encompasses roles in corporate America (McDonald’s Corporation, DDB Needham Worldwide), the private sector (Evergreen Consulting, Bonita Bay Club) and non-profit organizations (American Red Cross, Girl Scouts USA, Coweta County DFACS). Her expertise lies in Human Resources, Organizational Development and Strategic Planning, Marketing, Communications and PR. She is happiest when the work she is doing supports and enriches the lives of others. In every role, she emerges as a caring and compassionate leader who models excellence and continuous improvement.

Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, she has lived in Colorado, Wisconsin, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia and Taiwan. In her free time, Pamela enjoys golf, community service and relaxing at our wonderful Southwest Florida beaches. Pamela joined Countryside in 2014.

Master Professional
Director of Golf

239-353-1780 Ext. 121

Stephanie grew up in upstate New York. She played junior golf, high school golf, and collegiate golf in the Albany- Saratoga area. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree concentrated in Finance from Siena College, and shortly after she headed south to Florida. Initially moving south for a seasonal assistant golf professional position at Vanderbilt Country Club, she quickly realized that she loved the area and wanted to make Southwest Florida her permanent home. She worked at as Assistant Golf Professional at Hammock Bay, Bear’s Paw Country Club, Island Country Club and Countryside Golf and Country Club over the last decade. In that time, she earned her PGA Class A Membership. In 2013, Stephanie went on to continue her PGA education and became a Certified PGA Member, specializing in Golf Operations. This is a credential that roughly 3% of all PGA members have achieved. In 2014, Stephanie was hired by ForeGolf Partners into a duel position of General Manager and Director of Golf at River Hills Country Club, located east of Tampa. After almost one year in central Florida, she was delighted at the opportunity to come back to Countryside as Director of Golf. In 2017 Stephanie became a PGA Master Professional, this is the highest level of education the PGA offers, she is one of five women in the country to have earned this title.

Away from work, Stephanie enjoys golfing and socializing with friends, spending time at the beach, and cheering on her favorite New York sports teams.           


Wellness Center Director
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Tara grew up in Setauket, New York and moved to Naples 22 years ago. A former college athlete, she has not lost her love for fitness and exercise. After working in the Real Estate and Home Health Care fields, Tara started Dunatos Fitness and ran local boot camps for 4 years. She has her personal trainer certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She enjoys working with clients to help them reach their personal health and fitness goals.

Tara is excited to join the Countryside team as the Wellness Director and strives to help every member improve their fitness level, regardless of age, skill or limitation. Her goal is to encourage members while helping them to feel strong and confident in their ability to stay active and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.



Golf Course Superintendent
239-353-1780 Ext. 151

J. D. moved to Naples in 1994 as the assistant superintendent at Wyndemere Country Club. He then became the superintendent at Imperial Golf Club’s West course, and later rebuilt the East course. He then became construction superintendent at Arrowhead Golf course and stayed for 2 years after completion. He accepted the position here at Countryside in November 1999.

He has been a member of the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America for 22 years. On February 26, 2004 J. D. earned the designation of Certified Golf Course Superintendent for having met standards of proficiency through experience, education, testing and performance in the profession of golf course management. He is also a member of the Florida Golf Course Superintendent’s Association and earned a certificate for Best Management Practices. He is a member of the Florida Turf Grass Association, and has an A. S. Degree in Golf Course Operations. J. D. wants to use this knowledge to be a team leader, and a team player on Countryside’s Professional staff.

JD has served Countryside for over 10 years keeping our golf course in pristine playing conditions throughout the years.