“The staff provides a warm, comfortable, respectful, but unpretentious atmosphere.”
- Jim O’Connell, Principal, O’Connell Hospitality Group LLC
Member service is a cornerstone of our success and these individuals are the ones who make it happen:
|Iain Crooks | Clubhouse Manager|
A native of Scotland, Iain moved to the US 20+ years ago. He brings a wealth of food and beverage knowledge to Ferncroft. In his most recent role, Iain was the VP at Gourmet Caterer’s, the largest catering operation in New England. Prior to that he was F&B Director at the InterContinental, for 10 years was the F&B Director at Fenway Park for Aramark Sports, and has also worked at the TD Gardens and Charles Hotel in downtown Boston. Boxford residents, Iain and his wife and have two daughters, ages 10 and 14. In addition to golf, Iain’s other hobbies include cycling, singing, and cooking. He can be reached at [email protected] or 978-739-4040 x222.
|Paul Blanchette | Membership Director |
Paul is a lifetime native of the North Shore and an entrepreneur with over 35 years owning a variety of business ventures. He brings 5 years experience in golf marketing, sales and development as former Director of Membership Development at Turner Hill and The Georgetown Club. He’s passionate about the game of golf and the opportunity to meet and serve our membership in any way he can. In addition to playing golf, Paul and his wife are active in their parish as Pilgrimage Organizers and travel annually to faith based destinations around the world. Two married sons with five grandsons to keep them busy in their spare time. Paul can be reached at [email protected] or 978-500-5661.
|Reggie Lemelin | Membership Ambassador|
Reggie comes to Ferncroft after a three-plus decade long professional hockey career during which he played over 500 games in goal and won the William M. Jennings trophy for the '89-90 season, one of six he spent with the Boston Bruins. After his retirement from playing in 1993, he served as goaltending coach for the Philadelphia Flyers for 13 seasons. After leaving the Flyers organization in 2009, he spent seven years as the Membership Sales Director for The Golf Club at Turner Hill. Reggie is currently a Board Member for the Boston Bruins Alumni and remains an active player for the team in their charity hockey games throughout the northeast. Reggie can be reached at [email protected].
Philip Leiss | Director of Golf
|William D. Cunningham | PGA Head Golf Professional|
Bill has been a Pro in the New England area for 28 years and was elected to membership in the PGA of America in 1999. He's previously been at Wellesley CC, Winchester CC, and most recently Oakley CC. He especially enjoys teaching and fostering a love of the game in younger players. He's served as administrator of the PGA Junior Golf Program at both Walpole and Oakley CC, coached high school for Walpole, and was the assistant coach of the Suffolk University men’s team from 2016-2019. When time allows, Bill enjoys playing golf with members on both the home course and in tournaments. One of his favorites is the annual Pro-Lady where he and his partner placed first in 2017. Contact Bill at [email protected] or 978-739-4040 x230.
Cathy MacPherson | LPGA Instructor
Michael Cassidy | Golf Course Superintendent
Alex Menendez | Executive Chef
|Heather Forrest | Wedding & Events Sales Director|
Heather has a BA in Hospitality and Event Management and comes to Ferncoft after holding similar positions at Cruiseport in Gloucester and Kernwood CC in Salem, in addition to having run her own boutique wedding planning and event design company. She has also planed, designed and executed a series of intimate dinners for the Real Housewives of NY. When she's not working she enjoys spoiling her nieces and cooking for friends and family. She can be reached at [email protected] or 978-739-4040 x255.
|Elisa Turilli | Event Coordinator|
Elisa is an Endicott grad with a Hospitality Management degree. She has previous held similar positions at Café Escadrille in Burlington and Legal Harborside in Boston, planning both corporate and social events. In her spare time she loves spending time outdoors with her family, including her new baby boy. She can be reached at [email protected].
Mark Cirolo | Tennis Professional