Meet the Team

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  • BlankDavid Kupstas
    General Manager

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    239-494-8020  Ext 103
     

    David has been in the Hospitality and Private Club business for over 38 years. 

     

    During that time he spent 29 years with ClubCorp where he worked in all capacities from Server to General Manager to Multi-Unit Director including fourteen years as a Corporate Food and Beverage Director and was instrumental in the development of ClubCorp's service training program.

     

    In addition he also was a Regional Operations Executive with Kemper Sports responsible for their Private Clubs in the Eastern US and most recently joined Troon in 2018 where his first assignment was as General Manager for Montclair Golf Club in Montclair, New Jersey, then returning to Florida as the Transition Manager for the community of Parkland and Parkland Golf and Country Club.

     

    David has a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston and an MBA from the University of Colorado. 

     

    David’s is married to his lovely wife of 33 years Tricia and has two children, Hilary (28) and Hayden (26).  When not working he enjoys travel, fishing and spending time with his family.

  • BlankDavid Feliciano
    Controller

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    239-494-8020  Ext 105
     
     
    David Feliciano received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University in 1995. He has extensive experience with multiple facets of accounting, including large multi-million dollar publicly-traded companies as well as small privately-owned mom and pop stores.
     
    David has been working exclusively in the property management field since 2016, the most recent of which was as the Assistant Financial Controller for a property management firm in Naples which represented several luxury condominium associations, including Kalea Bay.
     
    On a personal level, David has his Captain’s license and on a clear day you’ll find him riding the waves in the Gulf of Mexico on his sailboat with his lovely wife. Other hobbies include camping, fishing, riding his motorcycle on the backroads of Florida, tinkering on building projects in his garage, remodeling his home or simply relaxing and watching a good movie from his recliner. He and his wife have three children and three grandchildren.
     
  • Joe Sucato
    Director of Golf

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    239-494-820 Ext 833

     

    Joe is a Class A member of the South Florida section of the PGA of America. Since 2009, Joe has worked for Troon in several capacities and has been a PGA member since 2012.

     

    Originally from Port St. Lucie, Florida, Joe moved to the Fort Myers area to continue his education through Florida Gulf Coast University’s PGA Golf Management program. He began his career with Troon at Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers, and has also worked seasonally at Lake of Isles in Connecticut. In 2013, Joe became the Head Golf Professional at Colonial Country Club. While at Colonial Country Club, He has provided exceptional service levels and instruction to members and guests from all around the world.

     

    Joe married his wife Jenna in 2018, and they are the proud parents of two beautiful girls, Maren and Aura.

  • Melissa ArizaMelissa Ariza
    Membership Coordinator

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    39-494-8020  Ext 106

     

    It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to Melissa Ariza, your new Membership Coordinator. Melissa has been in the club industry for more than seven years serving in various positions. She is excited to be at Esplanade and looks forward to meeting and getting to know the Members and staff.

    Originally from Louisville, KY, Melissa has lived in Florida for over 20 years. She and her husband, Dan, have three children: sons, Matthew and Conner, and daughter, Megan. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and is an avid Wildcat football and basketball fan. In her spare time, you can find her on the golf course and basketball courts watching her children compete.

     

  • CarriHSCarri Adam
    Lifestyle Manager

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    239-232-2575
     

    A Naples native, Carri grew up in Southwest, Florida. She graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa where she was very active on the college’s Campus Activities Board and developed her true passion for event planning.  She was in charge of producing large scale concerts and comedy shows for the college, creating some of the most memorable events in the campus’ history.  

    After graduation she returned home to Naples and has spent the last 20+ years in various aspects of the hospitality industry, including Director of Special Events for the Collier Building Industry Association, Event Designer for Naples Transportation Tours & Event Planning and Lifestyle Director for three other local resort properties.

    She has personally designed/coordinated thousands of events/weddings in various venues in Florida, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.  A true “people-person” Carri is happiest when she is responsible for making other people have FUN!

    In her spare time Carri enjoys, cooking, reading, going to concerts & comedy shows and spending time with her family and friends. 

     

     
  • Lynn Ann HydukBlank
    Community Association Manager

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    239-494-8020  Ext 839
     

    Lynn Ann Hyduk has six years of experience in the property management industry.  She specializes in the management of HOA and condominium communities.  Lynn Ann is a member of the Community Association Institute (CAI) and has obtained her Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designation, Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation and is a Florida Licensed Community manager.  Lynn Ann has her Bachelor of Science degree in economics from George Mason University.

    Lynn Ann recently moved to the state of Florida from Virginia and is excited to now be living in the beautiful sunshine state and is looking forward to assisting the homeowners of the beautiful Esplanade Golf and Country Club community. 

    Lynn Ann currently lives in Estero with her Fiancé Alex.  When Lynn Ann is not working, she enjoys spending time with her Fiancé, children, family and friends.

  • Marc StanziMarc Stanzi
    Executive Chef

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    239-494-8020 ex. 107

     

    Chef Stanzi has over 25 years in the Food and Beverage Industry. In Florida, Marc has prepared memorable meals for The Club at the Strand, Worthington Country Club, The Colony Bay Club, Waldorf Astoria Strip House Steakhouse, & Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. While at Tiburon Chef Marc organized events: Franklin Templeton “Shark” Shoot-out, and the CME Group Tour Championship.

    Before moving back to Naples in 2011, Chef Stanzi worked in Pittsburgh at the Fox Chapel Golf Club and The Pittsburgh Golf Club; and restaurants: Jacksons at the Hilton, SOBA, Bruschetta’s, Bikki, SAVOY, and Karma on 8th. Chef actively took part in the UPMC Hillman Cancer Research Gala 2004 & 2006. Also as Executive Chef of Pittsburgh Premiere Catering, Marc did the John McCain campaign fundraiser that had guest speaker President George W. Bush.

    Formal culinary training was received at the Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts Pittsburgh. Marc holds the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and Conference for Food Protection. Chef is also an active member of the American Culinary Federation.

    In his spare time Marc enjoys spending time with his wife Amy and their three children, Emily, Paul, and Elizabeth. He also enjoys fishing with his son, mountain bike riding, or gardening at his Naples home. Vacations are usually spent traveling and experiencing new interesting cuisines. 

  • Julie GarciaJGarcia2
    Spa and Fitness Manager

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    239-317-0010
    After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and diploma from the Confederation of International Body Therapy and Cosmetology in massage and sports and therapeutic bodywork, Julie relocated from England to sunny Florida and continued her education in health and wellness receiving credentials from the International Sports Sciences Association and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

    Julie joined the Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach Resort becoming the lead Certified Fitness Professional and part of the initial team launching the magnificent 50,000 square foot spa, designing services and programs, product and equipment selection and training Spa staff in all areas. Julie continued with her education and interest in human science, anatomy and physiology and has since completed courses in balance, stability, core and flexibility training, rehabilitation and most recently as a Certified Nutrition Specialist working at upscale golf & country clubs in the Southwest Florida area.
    Julie is excited to be part of the Esplanade team, and looks forward to meeting the many members and assisting each and every one on their path to health and wellness.  
  • DominiqueLDominique Lemperle,
    Head Sports Courts Professional

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    904-476-7656
     
    Dominique Lemperle is a USPTA Elite Tennis Professional and ITPTA level-2 certified Pickleball coach. Born and raised in Germany, she was a nationally ranked junior player and earned a full tennis scholarship at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Dominique graduated with a master's degree in print journalism and worked as a TV graphics operator and statistician at professional tennis tournaments for seven years. She moved to Naples in 2015 to work at Bonita Bay Club where she was the Head Tennis Professional and eventually Assistant Director of Sports, managing the pickleball program. She is coming to Esplanade with a passion for teaching and is looking forward to adding even more excitement to the tennis, pickleball and bocce programs.

     

    Dominique likes to compete in the Naples Pro League as well as pickleball tournaments. Off the court, she likes to spend time with her family, be outdoors with her dog and travel.

     

  • Ben CrowtherBen CrowtherGolf Course Superintendent

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    Born and raised in Manchester, England, at just sixteen years old, I started working at my local golf course as a groundskeeper. Little did I know at the time, the job I took to earn some extra pocket money would turn into a lifelong career.
     
    After finishing up my two year agronomic studies at Myerscough college and at just 20 years of age, I enrolled in the Ohio State Internship Program. This program enabled me to work at some of the best golf courses in the United States, gain both warm and cool season turf experience, and got me out of the everlasting Manchester rain.
     
    After serving Pelican Marsh Golf Club for nine years as the Assistant Superintendent, and two years at Shadow Wood Country Club as the North Course Superintendent, I look forward to a long successful career with you at Esplanade Golf & Country Club.
     
    See you on the course
    Ben
     
     
  • BlankJacob Wise
    Landscape Supervisor

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    Raised in the mid-west Jacob has been involved in agriculture since a young age. Working on a public 9-hole club in his hometown at 14. He went on to get Plant Science degree from Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio.

    Jacob has worked at many Troon facilities in the past, including Colonial Country Club, Panther Run and the Westin Diplomat, on the golf course maintenance teams.

    When Jacob isn't at work, he can be found with his daughter showing swine all across the United States, he operates a small show pig operation in Charolotte county.
  • Albert Miranda PhotoAlbert Miranda
    Facilities Manager

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    239-494-8020  Ext 821
     
    Albert came from the east coast with over twenty years of Facilities Maintenance experience in the apartment rental industry. He then moved to Naples and was Facilities Maintenance Manager for the Seminole Casino in Immokalee followed by his last position at Regatta at Vanderbilt Beach. Albert currently holds the following licenses: HVAC, AFO and CAMT.