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Meet Your Team

  • David L. Whalen, CCM, CCE

    General Manager | COO

    Dave Whalen has over 40 years in the private club industry dating back to when he was a 15-year-old dishwasher at Palm Beach Polo & Country Club. He worked at the Governor’s Club in Tallahassee while earning his Bachelor of Science degree from the Florida State University in Business Administration, majoring in Hospitality Administration. Over the last 25 years, he has held the General Manager/COO positions in Rochester, NY; Princeton, NJ; St. Louis, Mo; Sarasota, Fla; LaGrange, Ill, Castle Pines, Colorado, and most recently, Stone Harbor Golf Club in Cape May Courthouse, New Jersey.

    He has been active with the Club Management Association of America, where he has been on the Board of Directors in New York, St. Louis, Florida, and Chicago. He has earned the Certified Club Manager, Certified Club Executive, and has been in CMAA’s Honor Society for over 15 years. Dave has overseen projects totaling over $40M in club improvements, including the Country Club at Castle Pines recent $21M transformation that added racquet sports, an infinity edge resort style swimming facility, exercise facility, and an extensive Clubhouse renovation.

    Dave’s focus on elevating service standards, amenities provided to the membership, and continuous improvement helped achieve Platinum Club of America status. Dave and Tammy, his wife of 30 years, are blessed with three beautiful daughters, two grown and the youngest a graduate student at the University of Denver.

    Contact Dave at [email protected].
  • Chad Sipka,

    Membership Director

    Chad joined Pensacola Country Club in April 2019 after his relocation to Pensacola in 2017. Originally from Michigan, Chad moved to Amelia Island, FL right after college. He received his Bachelor’s of Applied Arts from Central Michigan University with a double major in Commercial Recreation and Entrepreneurship.  He has recently been in Sales and Management for Tradesmen International.    

    Chad has a combined 11 years of golf operations experience at public courses, at private courses, at a golf resort, and with the PGA Tour. Throughout his career Chad has worked inside the golf shop and outside in the cart barn. He has also managed tournament operations, worked on course maintenance, and even helped with food and beverage operations, all of which have provided him with a full spectrum of how a golf course is run and maintained.  

    Chad enjoys everything outdoors, cooking, woodworking, and spending time with his wife along with his daughter that was born in December 2018. 

    Contact Chad at [email protected].
  • Chris McCullar,

    Director of Racquets

    Chris McCullar is currently serving in his 19th year as the Director of Tennis at Pensacola Country Club. He has great passion for all of the programs offered at Pensacola Country Club, with Junior programming always being extremely active.

    Before his time in Pensacola, Chris was the Director of Tennis at The Club at Rock Creek in Fairhope, AL, where he developed the junior program into one of the best in the state. Chris attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, where he received his Bachelor of Arts and played #1 singles and doubles for three of his four collegiate years. He is also a formerly nationally ranked junior player, and formerly ranked #1 in the state of Alabama.
    Chris has a wife, Wendy and three children, Will, Max and Jackson.

    Contact Chris at [email protected].
  • Jennifer Naar,

    Events Coordinator

    Jennifer Naar is a Pensacola native and has served our Membership on our F&B Team since 2019. Having owned her own wedding planning and event details business since 2010, Jennifer has used her creativity and drive to help make each event memorable for all in attendance and has been a part of thousands of events locally over the last decade.

    She is excited to be the Events Coordinator at PCC and looks forward to putting on many beautiful and successful events.

    Contact Jennifer at [email protected].
  • Andrew Boston,

    Director of Golf

    Andrew joined the Pensacola Country Club staff in April of 2023 as the Director of Golf. Andrew attended high school in State College, Pennsylvania before graduating from the Professional Golf Management Program at Coastal Carolina University. Since graduating, he has spent time working at facilities such as Cherry Hills Country Club, Sea Island Golf Club, Ocean Forest Golf Club and, most recently, as the Head Golf Professional at the Old Town Club in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

    He and his wife, Danielle, a former golf professional herself, have a son, Archer. They enjoy spending time exploring new restaurants, visiting the beach and playing golf together.

    Contact Andrew at [email protected].
  • Audrey Davida Thompson,

    Youth Director | Pool & Cabana Manager

    Audrey began working at Pensacola Country Club as the Assistant Pool & Cabana Manager in Spring of 2013, taking on the role of Youth Director in the fall of 2015. With more than 30 years of experience in the service industry and an equal number of years' experience working with children on a personal and a volunteer level, Audrey has involved herself with programs including the Junior Chamber of Commerce, CASA, Underprivileged Children's Christmas Charities, Farley Community Church VBS, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Audrey makes it a personal commitment to ensure that every child that comes to the Club has an enjoyable and memorable experience, and she takes great pride in watching our Club’s youth grow and flourish through these experiences. Audrey has four grown boys aged 33, 31, 30 and 22, and has one grandson whom she adores. For enjoyment, Audrey spends time on the water kayaking and sailing, learning to speak French, as well as exploring Pensacola on her bicycle.

    Contact Audrey at [email protected].

  • Jennifer Jens,

    BeachLIFE Fitness Coordinator

    Jennifer Jens is the owner and coordinator of BeachLIFE Fitness. Jennifer and her BeachLIFE Fitness team have tought fitness classes at Pensacola Country Club for almost a year with programs tailored to an array of interests and age groups. Jennifer received her BS in Exercise Science from Gonzaga University. She has recieved certifications in the following: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer; AFAA & NASM Group Fitness; YogaFit Hatha Yoga Instructor; Spinning Certified; Certified Children’s Coach; Registered DoD Contractor. Jennifer is now a Mom of 2 and US Airforce Wife with18 Years of Experience in Health and Fitness Industry.

    Contact Jenn at [email protected].
  • Josie Ynfante,

    Communications Director

    Josie is a Pensacola native who began working at Pensacola Country Club in 2018 as a Banquet Server. She has since worked in various departments around the club from the pool, to the tennis center, to the front desk and more. Before coming back to the club full time as the Communications Director, Josie most recently worked with the Studer Family of Companies as Communications Assistant. Josie is passionate about solving problems and fostering effective communication to encourage a fully informed membership and staff.

    In her free time, Josie enjoys spending time in nature, hanging out with her pets and husband, and making art.

    Contact Josie at [email protected].