Meet the Staff

  • Clubhouse

    • John Dufault | General Manager | 508.348.3847 | [email protected]
      John joined Eastward Ho! as Club Manager in 2009. A Worcester native, John attended Boston University and has over 25 years of culinary and club management experience including The Country Club of Darien (Assistant General Manager/Director of Food and Beverage), Vermont National Country Club (General Manager), and The Coolidge Group LLC (General Managing Partner). John holds professional certifications as both a Certified Club Manager (Club Manager's Association of America) and a Certified Executive Chef (American Culinary Federation). John lives in Chatham with his wife, Cheryl, and their two boys.



      Margaret Couture | Communications Coordinator | 508.348.3820 | [email protected]
      Margaret graduated from Bryant College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management (BS) and worked as Branch Manager for a savings bank for several years. Originally from Nantucket, Margaret spent many years living in Framingham before returning to the area in 2010 when she began working at Eastward Ho!. Margaret has three grown daughters and now lives in Harwich with her husband, Ken.



      Chloe Di-Tommaso | Communications and Events Assistant | 508.348.3846 | [email protected]
      Chloe graduated from Colby-Sawyer College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications (BA). Born and raised here on Cape Cod, Chloe Joined Eastward Ho! in August of 2015 as our Administrative Assistant/Reservationist.



      Ed McGuire | Finance Director | 508.348.3823 | [email protected]
      Ed is a graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in accounting. Professional credentials include designation as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CGMA (Certified Global Management Accountant) and CHAE (Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive). His career at Eastward Ho! started in November 2004. Ed Lives in Yarmouth Port with his wife Beth and has three grown children, two sons in the Boston area and a daughter in Indianapolis, IN.



      Donna Pearson | IT/Accounting Support| 508.348.3845 | [email protected]
      Donna joined the Accounting staff in 2008 after spending her career working with non profit institutions in the Higher Education and Health Care fields. Originally from New York, Donna relocated to the Cape in 1982 and now resides in East Sandwich.



      Christine Henault | Membership/Member Billing | 508.348.3822 | [email protected]
      Christine graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an Associates Degree in Travel/Tourism Management and also from Cape Cod Community College with an Associates Degree in Business Management/Accounting. Christine joined Eastward Ho! in March of 2017. She lives in Eastham with her two daughters.



      Leslie Greco | Accounts Payable | 508.348.3824 | [email protected]
      Leslie graduated from St. Anselm College with a BA in Business and Economics. Originally from Auburn, MA, she moved to the Cape in 1987. She lives in Chatham with her husband, Barry, and their two daughters.






      Brendan Pickett
      Clubhouse Maintenance


      Chris Eberhardt
      Clubhouse Maintenance


      Don Leavitt
      Locker Room

  • Golf

    • Brian Hamilton | Head Pro Emeritus | 508.348.3828 | [email protected]
      Brian has been our Head Professional since 1999. Previous to that he was the Head Professional at the Concord Country Club in Concord, NH, where he served for twenty years (1979-1998). He worked as an Assistant Professional at the Wollaston Golf Club (1976-77) in Milton, MA and also at the Kernwood Country Club (1978) in Salem, MA Brian grew up on the North Shore of Boston, caddied at Salem Country Club and played his amateur golf at Happy Valley (now called Gannon Municipal) in Lynn. Brian lives in Harwich with his wife Laurie and their daughter MacKenzie and son Colin.



      Jason Winslow | Head Golf Professional | 508.348.3829 | [email protected]
      Jason joined the Pro Shop staff in March of 2007 as our First Assistant. He is a PGA Member who previously served as First Assistant at The Founders Club in Sarasota, FL, and also as the First Assistant at Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota. Both are considered two of the finest private country clubs in that area. An extremely well respected teacher, tournament manager, and well rounded Professional, Jason was awarded Assistant Professional of the Year for the Cape Cod PGA Chapter in 2010. A native Cape Codder, Jason, his wife Pam and son Carson live in Orleans.



      Gwen Szymkowicz | Pro Shop Merchandise Manager | 508.348.3840 | [email protected]
      Gwen is our Pro Shop Merchandise Manager. She is the main staff member for the retail operations and manager of the soft goods inventory and sales, here to help with anything from a purchase in the Pro Shop, placing a special order, or signing you up for a tournament or league play. Gwen is here to assist and provide exceptional customer service. She recently moved from Long Island to Harwich with her husband, Don and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, coupled with a warm and caring attitude.



      Andy Walkley | First Assistant Golf Professional | 508.348.3838 | [email protected]
      Andy has been with Eastward Ho! for several years as our Second Assistant and Junior Golf Leader. He is a PGA Member and US Kids Certified Coach who has led our Junior Golf Program to great success! Andy is a graduate of Penn State University and resides in Harwich.

  • Dining & Social

    • Mark Mathurin | Executive Chef | 508.348.3827 | [email protected]
      Mark is new to the Eastward Ho! Team. He has most recently served as Executive Chef of the upscale Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, MA for the last four years. Prior to that, Mark spent eleven years leading the kitchens at our neighboring prestigious Wequasssett Resort and Golf Club, assisting in the escalation of its coveted five-star status.
      With a bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University and more than twenty-five years of experience in places such as the Hotel Le Meridien in Boston, the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado, and the Hotel Elixabeth and XO Bistro, both in Austria, Chef Mark comes to us ready to lead the Club toward a great future! Mark currently lives in West Yarmouth with his wife Edina and their young daughter, Leila.


      Alida Capparelli  | Food & Beverage Manager | 508.348.3848 |[email protected]
      Alida began her career at Eastward Ho! as an intern in 2012 while attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst to study Hospitality and Tourism Management. During her time as a student she worked at numerous golf clubs in Massachusetts including The Country Club in Brookline, and Oak Hill Country Club in Fitchburg. After graduating, Alida moved to Georgia to continue her career in club management at Cherokee Town and Country Club. She returned to the Cape in 2015 to work at Oyster Harbors Country Club in Osterville, and rejoined the Eastward Ho! team in 2018. Raised in the small town of Ashby, MA, Alida now lives in Brewster with her husband Jonathan.



      Jamie Shepard | Restaurant Manager | 508.348.3821 | [email protected]
      Born and raised in Litchfield, NH, Jamie has an unparalleled love for New England and especially the Cape, as her family vacationed at her late grandparent’s house in Orleans frequently throughout her childhood. Jamie graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management (BS) from the University of New Hampshire, and had developed a passion for the private Club industry throughout her studies. Jamie first joined Eastward Ho! in the 2015 season as an Events Intern. After successfully completed her internship, Jamie went on and became the Member Relations Manager at Oceanside Country Club in Ormond Beach, FL.
      Jamie is thrilled to be back to her favorite part of the country to work at the beautiful and historic Eastward Ho! as the Restaurant Manager.



      Rashaun Fulkner | Dining Services Captain 
      Rashaun graduated from the University of West Virginia with a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. While attending school, Rashaun completed his first internship with the Morgantown Marriott in Morgantown, West Virginia. Originally from Springfield, Rashaun  returned to Massachusetts after graduating and joined Eastward Ho! in the summer of 2018 as a Server Assistant and Houseman. Rashaun is excited to expand his role here at Eastward Ho! as the Dining Services Captain.


       
      Tina Wagner, Ed Diazalo, Cathy Gallagher, Kristin Gallagher

       

  • Greens

    • Frank Hancock | Golf Course Superintendent | 508.348.3830 | [email protected]
      Frank has been our Golf Course Superintendent since 2004. Prior to Eastward Ho!, he was the Assistant Superintendent at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club for 5 years (2000-2004). Frank worked as an Assistant Superintendent/Crew Foreman at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course for 3 years (1998-2000). He worked as a spray technician for Wolf Run Golf Club in Zionsville, Indiana (1997). Frank grew up in Bloomington, Indiana where he got his career started (1991) at the Indiana University Golf and Athletic Field Turf Maintenance Department while attending Indiana University. Frank received his professional agronomic degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Frank is proud to call Harwich home with his wife Kriste and their daughter Sara.



      Kevin Panos| 1st Assistant | 508.348.3832 | [email protected]
       

  • Seasonal Staff
    •  
      Lauren Wylie I Events Intern
      Pepperell, MA
      UMASS Amherst
       
      Meaghan Murtagh I Server Assistant
      Andover, MA
      Boston University

       
      Eli O'Neill I Restaurant Intern
      Norfolk, MA
      UMASS Amherst
         
               

      Allie Falcone I Server Assistant
      Hudson, MA
      Quinnipiac University

      Anita Nicklas I Accounting Support
      Harwich, MA
      Port Royal Club, Naples FL

       
      Dan Kovach I Assistant Golf Professional
      Haddam, CT
      Hole in the Wall Golf Club, Naples FL
         
               
       
      Jack Kade I Assistant Golf Professional
      Dennis, MA
      Methodist University
       
       Alex & Catalina Zamfir I Wait Staff
      Brasof, Romania
      John's Island Club, FL
       
      Elani Kuhn I Server Assistant
      Cape Town, South Africa
      Boca West Country Club, FL
         
               
       
      Ettiene Van As I Kitchen Cook
      Johannesburg, South Africa
      Jupiter Island, FL
       
      Itu Montingoe I Kitchen Cook
      Johannesburg, South Africa
      Ibis Club, FL
       
      Mandisa Madikane I Kitchen Cook
      Johannesburg, South Africa
      Tideline Resort, FL
         
               
       
      Melanie Smit I Kitchen Cook
      Johannesburg, South Africa
      Jupiter Island, FL
       
      Nelo Sbonelo I Food Runner 
      Durban, South Africa
      Boca West Country Club, FL
       
      Nosipho Gumbi I Server Assistant
      Newcastle, South Africa
      Boca West Country Club, FL
         
               
       
      Paul Gwili I Kitchen Cook
      Gauteng, South Africa
      Ballenisles Country Club, FL
       
      Sifi Majola I Kitchen Cook
      Durban, South Africa
      Jonathan's Landing Golf Club, FL
       
      Simona Domzaite I Wait Staff
      Vilnius, Lithuania
      John's Island Club, FL
         
               
       
      Steadley Pinnock I Bartender
      Negril, Jamaica
      Quail Valley, FL
       
      Tanith Moodley I Housekeeping
      Durban, South Africa
      Tideline Resort, FL
       
      Victoria Sci I Pro Shop Associate
      Brewster, MA
      Emerson College
         
               
       
      Kiera Brady I Server Assistant

       
      Roxi Astilean I Server
      Brasof, Romania
      John's Island Club, FL
       
      Zsolt Bogdan I Server
      Brasof, Romania
      John's Island Club, FL
         
               
       
      Corinne Monger I Pro Shop Assistant 
      Brewster, MA
      University of Alabama
       
      Jake Poitras I Pro Shop Assistant
      Chatham, MA 
      Worcester State
       
      Matt Veary I Pro Shop Assistant 
      Chatham, MA
      Holy Cross
         
               

      Darrell Thomasson I Line Cook
      Chatham, MA
      Eastward Ho! (8 years)
       
      Manny (Jean Claude) Butter I Runner
      Chatham, MA
      Eastward Ho! (11 years)
       
      Alfred Augustin I Steward
      Chatham, MA
      Eastward Ho! (16 years)
         
       
      Tom Bergamimi I Bartender
      South Yarmouth, MA
      Il Fornaio, CA



      Nemanja Latas I Server
      Belgrade, Serbia
      John's Island Club, FL
         
               
        Greens Department       
       
      Alan Neer I Second Assistant
      Fargo, North Dakota
      Osgood Golf Club, ND
       
      Seth Kohler I Second Assistant
      Rochester, NY
      Ocean Edge Resort, MA
       
      Adam Cunningham I Greenskeeper 
      Yarmouth, MA
      UMASS Dartmouth, MA
         
               
       
      Alec Kuzmeskas I Greenskeeper
      Bradford, PA
      Lock Haven University, PA
       
      Nick Sclafani I Greenskeeper
      Middleboro, MA
      Providence College, RI
       
      Michael Steidel I Greenskeeper
      Harwich, MA
      Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA 
         
               
       
      Russel Bolarinho I Intern
      Acushnet, MA
      Bridgewater State, MA
       
      Tim Lewis I Intern
      Whitefish Bay, WI
      Cornell University, NY
       
      Alex Rodriguez I Greenskeeper
      Dominican Republic
      Seaside Links, MA
         
               
       
      James Hinesly I Greenskeeper
      Chatham, MA
      University of New Hampshire
             

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