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  • General Manager

    • Loraine Vienne, CCM, CAM
      General Manager /COO            

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        Loraine Ellis Vienne, CCM, CAM, is a certified Club Manager and Community Association Manager with over 20 years of leadership experience in the hospitality and club industry.

      Prior to taking the position at Hampton Hall Club, Loraine was the General Manager/COO at an active 1,300 home residential community and club in Florida. She is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania where her family owned a small resort on the shores of Lake Erie. After pursuing a career in advertising and television, she returned to the hospitality industry; as the owner of a special event and catering company. During this period, she won two prestigious International Special Event Society Design Awards. In 1999, Loraine's husband moved them to the Carolina's where he took a new position as a golf professional and she entered into the world of Club Management at a country club in Columbia, South Carolina. During her tenure in club management, she has held several positions as General Manager/COO at various private yacht & country clubs in the Carolinas and Florida and has won two National CMAA Awards for Membership Relations and Communications.

      Loraine is a forward-thinking club professional with a focus on club excellence and a strong embrace of the community.

      Angie Nicolini
      Club & Board Admin

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  • Accounting


      Terri Yellich
      Accounts Receivable Clerk

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      Terri grew up in Michigan and relocated to Hilton Head in 2002. After graduating college she entered into the Accounting field.  Throughout Terri’s career she has gathered operational experience in several different arenas including: F&B, construction, community, tax, and country clubs.

      Terri is available to answer any and all questions relating to member statements and billing.

      Tami Eleftheriou
      Administrative Assistant

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      Tami was born and raised in Sumter, S.C.  After meeting her husband, they decided Bluffton would be a great place to raise their family. 

      Living here over 18 years, she has worked at two other private Clubs, Belfair Plantation and Berkeley Hall, and continues to enjoy the private club experience.

  • Clubhouse, Food & Beverage
      Jared McElroy
      Executive Chef

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        In March of 2017 Jared took over the Executive Chef role at Hampton Hall Club.  Previously Jared served as the Executive Sous Chef at Sea Pines Resort, overseeing a wide variety of kitchens. Jared also oversaw the launch of the Culinary Arts Pilot Program for the Technical College of the Lowcountry, writing the curriculum and teaching the initial class of students.

      Before joining Sea Pines Resort, Jared served as Executive Chef for Food Network Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine at his Hilton Head Island restaurant, Robert Irvine's Eat! and as the Executive Chef on the Food Network show Restaurant:Impossible, where he lead the kitchen operations in over thirty restaurant turnarounds.

      Jared graduated from the world renowned Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Following his culinary school training he worked for James Beard Award winning Chef Todd English at his flagship restaurant Olives.

      Jared is married to his wife Christine and together they have three boys; Reese (7), Holden (5) and Beckett (1).



      Nick Vasil
      Clubhouse Manager

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        Nick has twenty-three years of hospitality experience with the last 11 years focus in member-owned private clubs. He has held the position of Food & Beverage Manager at Wexford Plantation and most recently worked at Long Cove Club as Clubhouse Manager. Nick resides on Hilton Head with his wife Jenn and son Finn. Nick's position as Clubhouse Manager will include catering functions previously handled by our events director. You will find Nick located in the Community Clubhouse administrative offices. He will be your main contact for all club and private events, and will have direct oversight of all food and beverage operations including the Golf Clubhouse – Pete's Grill.

      Bert Stewart
      Dining Services Manager

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         Over 40 years ago, while pursuing a degree in computer science at North Carolina State, Bert took a part-time job with a city club there. Through his experience as a young professional at the city club with Club Corp of America, he discovered the business of hospitality and his love for food, wine and building relationships. Bert's background includes experience in the Private Club industry in South and North Carolina, in both casual and formal dining venues. In the mid-2000s, Bert served as an Operations Manager for the University Club in Durham, North Carolina, and later as the Dining Services Manager of the Peninsula Yacht Club in Cornelius, North Carolina. His restaurant management experience also includes running several Raleigh area stand-alone restaurants. He has worked in the wine industry, as well, as worked as a distributor and as a retail operator, in the islands, Florida and the Carolinas. Bert further sharpened his wine knowledge and food expertise working at The Wine Cellar and at Triangle Wine in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and as the GM of Paradise Wine in Naples, Florida. Along the way, Bert earned his way into the Guild of Sommeliers.

      Bert comes to us from Dataw Island Club, in Beaufort, where he was part of the Food & Beverage management team there. Bert shares that he looks forward to his new role as Dining Services Manager at Hampton Hall Club. He believes that building lifelong dining relationships in the years to come while sharing his love of Food & Wine will be a rewarding experience.
  • Golf Operations

    • Brent Carlson
      Head Golf Professional


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      Brent graduated from Ferris State University in 1996 from their Professional Golf Management program and was elected to the PGA Membership in 1999.  He trained in Hilton Head Island during his education and knew he would return.   Brent has worked as a professional at Harbour Town Golf Links and Crescent Pointe, and most recently has been the Golf Professional and General Manager at Eagle's Pointe Golf Club.  Brent was awarded Golf Professional of the Year for our area 3 consecutive years beginning in 2003.  He joined our team in the spring of 2013, and is excited to help you enjoy the game!

      Steve Neville
      Assistant Golf Professional

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      Stephen Neville is a certified PGA Professional in General Management and Class “A” PGA Member. His most recent position was as General Manager at Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Travelers Rest, SC. Prior to his position at Cherokee Valley he was the Head Golf Professional at Crescent Pointe as well as a faculty member at the Professional Golfer’s Career College. Stephen is married to his wife Sara and they have three children who all love the game of golf.

      Chris Westine
      Assistant Golf Professional

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       Chris Westine  graduated from Ferris State University's Professional Golf Management Program in 2008. He is a certified Class “A” PGA Member. He grew up in Marblehead, Ohio and has resided in Bluffton for the past 10 years. Prior to joining the Hampton Hall team, Chris was the Head Golf Professional at Eagle’s Pointe. In his spare time, he enjoys walking his Boston terrier, Haley, and playing ping pong.

      Tyler Foster
      Assistant Golf Professional

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       Assistant Golf Professional Tyler Foster is from Maine. Like all other Mainers, he loves lobster and worships Tom Brady. Tyler lives on Hilton  Head Island and enjoys practicing photography in his spare time. 

      Matt Sapochak
      Golf Course Superintendent


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      Matt grew up in a small town in north central Pennsylvania before he moved to South Carolina to study to become a Golf Course Superintendent. He has had the privilege of building three golf courses and also renovating three, including Pete Dye and P.B. Dye courses. Matt has been a Golf Course Superintendent for over 25 years and has grown just about every kind of turf grass used on golf courses in the Lowcounty.  He most enjoys building golf courses; his second love is playing golf.  Matt has enjoyed being at Hampton Hall since 2003, and being able to see the golf course go from dirt to one of the finest conditioned golf courses in the area.

  • Health & Fitness Center

    • Bonnie Price
      Sports Director

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      Bonnie has been a AFAA certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor for over 15 years. She received her B.S. in Nutrition Science from Georgia Southern University in 1999. She has acquired a great amount of experience working with clients or all ages and fitness levels. Bonnie enjoys teaching a wide variety of classes from Spin, Step, Boot Camp and Water. In her spare time she enjoys running and researching the latest trends in fitness and nutrition.

      As your personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Bonnie strives to help each client establish their own goals and design programs that will develop strength, coordination and flexibility.

      Tara Gabirel
      License Massage Therapist

      Tara is a native of South Carolina but lived in Colorado for 23 years where she practiced massage therapy and cosmetology. After she returned back to her roots in South Carolina in 2005, she received additional education in massage therapy and skincare. Tara loves her work and sharing the benefits of wellness and beauty with her clients.
      Stefan Bauroth
      CPO, WSI
      Since the Fall of 2006 Stefan has been teaching swimming at Hampton Hall. From a young age, Stefan developed a passion for aquatics, swimming, and education. He swam competitively, and worked as a lifeguard, aquatic facility manager, swim coach, and public educator. In addition to holding certifications as a school teacher in both NY and SC, and holding a CPO (certified pool operator) license, he is also a certified WSI (water safety instructor) and brings with him 30 years of learn to swim experience. Stefan works with all ages and all levels and believes everyone can learn to swim or become a better swimmer with proper coaching.
  • Home Owners Association & ARB


      Josh Fritz
      Community Assistant

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        Josh has worked for FirstService Residential for 4 years. During this time, he was a member of the management team at an active adult community. Some of his responsibilities included assistance with daily operations including ARB administration, customer service, work order processing. He also provided administrative support for the Community Manager and Lifestyle Director. Josh is a Lowcountry native and attended The University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC where he earned a degree in Psychology. His goal in his position is to provide professional customer service and support and use his valuable skills to meet the needs of homeowners and the community. 
  • Membership

    • Kristy Stewart
      Director of Membership, Marketing & Communications

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      Kristy Stewart, a Nebraska native, moved to the Lowcountry in 2006. Prior to joining the Hampton Hall team, she served as Club Manager at Dolphin Head Golf Club and then as the Director of Membership Relations and Communications at Sea Pines Country Club. Kristy earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and tourism from the University of Nebraska Kearney. Kristy lives in Bluffton with her husband Todd, who is the athletic trainer and sports medicine teacher at Bluffton High School, and her daughter Payton who is four years old and loves playing outside and going to the beach.

      Kristy looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm and excitement with the current and future members at Hampton Hall. Please contact her with any questions regarding membership privileges and upgrades.

      Megan Bonomo
      Member Services Coordinator
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        Megan Bonomo, a Pennsylvania native, happily moved to Bluffton in 2018. She obtained her bachelor's degree from Lock Haven University in Communications with a concentration in Public Discourse and Performance, as well as minors in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies.

      Before moving to the Lowcountry, Megan served as publicity manager for National Geographic and was a park ranger at Pocahontas State Park in Virginia.

      In her spare time, Megan enjoys relaxing on the beach, traveling, and exploring the local food scene.
  • Tennis

    • Paul Tollefson
      Head Tennis Professional

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        In late 2011 Hampton Hall welcomed Paul as our Head Tennis Professional, hailing from Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He is a certified PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) and USPTA teaching professional, as well as a PTR National tester and clinician.  In 2005 Paul was awarded the title of North Carolina Pro of the Year.  With over 18 years of experience, Paul is happy to bring specialized training and lots of energy to our tennis program.

      Paul also brings a unique edge to our Jr. Tennis Programming!
  • Maintenance

    • Jerry Twigg
      Facilities and Maintenance


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      Jerry Twigg brings 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry to Hampton Hall Club. Prior to joining us, he was the Director of Facilities at Montage Palmetto Bluff, where he oversaw 20 thousand acres for the past 6 years.

      Jerry is originally from Maryland and worked in many luxury hotels in the DC area, including the Ritz-Carlton, the Hay-Adams, and the Dupont circle hotels. He is knowledgeable in all facets of new construction, renovation, and facilities management.

      Jerry brings organizational training, budget management, and contract negotiation skills to our team. His proactive interests include saving energy programs and sustainable recycling.

      Charlie Monzel
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