Darren Berkman, CCM
General Manager

Darren Berkman is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management and Associate of Applied Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant Management.  Darren is an active member of the Carolinas Chapter of the CMAA.  He was the Assistant General Manager at the Peninsula Club before joining the team at Rolling Hills CC in 2011. Darren and his wife Stephanie have two girls: Averie and Ashtyn.

Greg McDanel, CGCS
Greens Superindendent
Greg McDanel has been employed at Rolling Hills Country Club since 1980.  He is an active member of the GCSCAA, Carolinas Golf Course Superindendent Association, North South Turf Grass Association and the Turf Grass Council of NC.  He became CGCS certified in 1993.  Greg and his wife, Tracey have three children; Holly, Will and Joanne.
Dan Wlodkowski
Assistant Greens Superindendent

Daniel Wlodkowski is originally from Pittsfield, MA and moved to Monroe in 1990. He graduated with a Bachelor in Science degree in Turfgrass Management from NC State University in 1997.  Daniel joined the Rolling Hills CC team in 2003 as the Assistant Superintendent.  He is an active member of GCSAA, Carolinas Superintendents Association and the North Carolina Turfgrass Association.  Daniel currently resides in Monroe with his wife Tammy and three children; Mary, Justin and Jackson.
Jeff Avant, PGA
Head Golf Professional

Jeff attended and graduated from Methodist College.  He majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Golf Managament. He went to work at Hillandale Golf Course in Durham, NC in 1996.  Hillandale GC was nationally recognized as one of the "top 100 Golf Shops" in the country every year since 1988.   Jeff worked there until July 2005 when he was hired as the Head Golf Professional at Rolling Hills CC.  He became a Class "A" member of the PGA of America in February of 2005.  Jeff and his wife Diane have two children;  Corey and Lindsey


Jonathan Inman, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional
A local from Indian Trail, NC, Jonathan graduated from Metrolina Christian Academy (2007) and Methodist University (2012).  He majored in Business Administration with a Concentration in Professional Golf Management. Elected as a Class "A" PGA Member in 2012, Jonathan started working as an Assistant Golf Professional at Cougar Point Golf Club and The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Charleston, SC.  He then Caddied on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica for two years before moving back to Indian Trail to to become an Assistant Golf Professional at Myers Park Country Club.  In August 2019, Jonathan was hired as the Assistant Golf Professional at Rolling Hills Country Club.

Grayson Glascock
Executive Chef


Grayson graduated with a 4.0 GPA in the Culinary Technology program at Central Piedmont in Charlotte . Not only was he a full-time culinary student, Grayson was also enrolled in the ACF Apprenticeship Program at Old North State Club and working full-time. Following graduation from school and the apprenticeship, Grayson earned his Certified Culinarian title and was offered the Executive Chef position at the Reserve Golf Club. There he served the members for five years as the Chef as well as the Food and Beverage Director. Following the Reserve, he moved to the Bald Head Island Club and took a position as the Executive Sous Chef .  He joined the Rolling Hills CC team in 2017.

Kayle Schmidt
Clubhouse Manager

Kayle Schmidt moved to the Charlotte Area from DuBois, Pennsylvania in 2009.  She joined the team at Rolling Hills in September 2015 as a server.  She was promoted to the Club's bartender in August 2016.  She became the Food and Beverage Supervisor in November 2017.  Kayle and her wife Mandy and their dog Boscoe and 2 cats Lucy and Phobie live in Union County.


Francis DiMenna
Tennis Director

Francis Di Menna relocted from New York and joined the Rolling Hills Team in March 2014.  He brings over 20 years of teaching experience and was the Tennis Director at Mt. Kisco Country Club for ten years.  Francis was the Head Tennis Professional at Armonk Tennis Club in the indoor season.  He grew up in New York and was a successful junior player earning a college scholarship.  Francis graduated from Lynchburg College in Virginia with a degree in biology.  He is still an active player and is certified by the USPTA.  Francis and his wife Adrienne have two children; Jack and Madison.


Dawn Ferro
Accounts Receivable/Receptionist

Dawn Ferro is originally from New Jersey where she worked at McMaster Carr for 8 years in customer service.  Dawn and her family relocated to NC in July of 2006.  She worked for Vanguard Supreme in production control and purchasing.  She joined the Rolling Hills CC team in January 2012.  She is an active member of Lee Park Baptist Church in Monroe and is a volunteer on their greeting committee.  She lives in Union County with her husband and has two children.


Debbie Laney

Debbie Laney is a native of Union County.  She is Rolling Hills Country Club's longest tenured staff member. When Debbie first joined the staff of Rolling Hills, she was in charge of the Accounts Receivable Dept. After four years of employment, she transferred to the Controller position.  Debbie and her husband, Wray, live in Monroe. They have two grown children, a daughter, Haiden(a math teacher at Parkwood High) and a son, Marshall(employed by the family business, Laney Electric).  In Debbie's spare time she enjoys traveling with her family and spending time at the beach.  


Jason Myers
Maintenance Director

Jason and his wife Beth relocated to Monroe, NC in 2015 from a small New England town.  He earned his Associate's Degree from Greenfield Community College.  Jason worked for 23 years in the neighboring college city before joining the Rolling Hills Country Club team in 2019.  He was the Public Library System Building and Grounds Surpervisor.