Staff Directory

Courtney Ford
Director of Golf
Co-General Manager



Courtney comes to us from Michigan where he grew up playing all sports though he ultimately decided on a career in golf. He attended and graduated from the Professional Golf Management Program at Ferris State University and has worked all over the country from Arizona to Georgia in all types of golf facilities, both public and private. He settled in Huntersville with his wife Carol back in 1998 and first worked at River Run Country Club for 5 1/2 years before signing on with NorthStone Country Club in 2004. Carol gave birth to their daughter, Claire, in 2008, and she and Courtney look forward to having her grow up in the country club setting and enjoying all that NorthStone Country Club has to offer. Courtney now oversees the Golf, Tennis, and Fitness departments and is one of the General Managers at the Club.

Phone: (704) 949-1291
Email: cford@northstoneclub.com


 

Jim Grill
Director of Food & Beverage
Co-General Manager


Jim began working at NorthStone in 2006 after spending time at it's sister club, Four Bridges, in Cincinnati. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jim spent six years in the United States Marines before starting with Rare Hospitality where he was a general manager for 14 years. He enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time outdoors in his spare time. Jim is one of the General Managers of NorthStone and oversees all clubhouse matters, the pool, and Food & Beverage Department.

Phone: (704) 949-1286
Email: jgrill@northstoneclub.com
 


Darrin Spierings
Golf Course Superintendent

Darrin was born in Sheffield, Ohio and graduated from OSU-ATI in Wooster, Ohio in 1986. He and his wife of 27 years have an 11 year old daughter, Alexis. He enjoys playing golf, riding motorcycles, being outdoors, and spending time with friends in his free time.

Phone: (704) 948-4299
Email: DSpierings@northstoneclub.com


Steve Foster
Chief Financial Officer
Club Controller

Following four years at UNC-Chapel Hill, Steve began a 12 year career in restaurant management, including more than 10 years as General Manager for upper mid-scale steakhouse restaurants in Ohio and North Carolina. Seeking a “career reboot”, Steve returned to school at UNC-Charlotte, where he earned degrees in Accounting and Management Information Systems. Following graduation, he joined Southern Cabinet Company in 2003 as Vice President of Operations and CFO, a role he held for more than seven years. Steve’s most recent experience prior to joining the team at NorthStone was as Vice President of Operations and Finance for BreakFront Software in Charlotte, NC, a role he held for four years and in which he led the financial, development, and support teams for a niche cloud-based software provider.

Away from the club, Steve enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Tiffanie and his four children. The former president and coach the Charlotte Starz travel softball organization is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling.

Phone: (704) 949-1293
Email: sfoster@northstoneclub.com


Lindsey Davis
Membership & Marketing Director

Originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland, Lindsey moved to Charlotte in 2015. Prior to NorthStone, Lindsey served as the Catering & Events Manager at Queen City Q and the Membership Sales Director of the JCC of the Greater Washington Area.  Lindsey studied Hospitality Management at East Carolina University.  When not at work, she enjoys live music and the local craft brewery scene.  

Phone: (704) 949-1280
Email: ldavis@northstoneclub.com


Brittany Lefler
Banquet Sales & Marketing Director

Born and raised in Concord, North Carolina, Brittany joined the NorthStone team in 2018 after a successful career in sales and recruiting with Aerotek, Alegis Group.  Her success in recruiting came from her passion to build relationships and help others. Brittany is looking forward to creating and building lasting relationships with our members and local community. Outside of NorthStone she enjoys live music, traveling, and expanding her palate in cuisine and cocktails.

Phone: (704) 949 -1282
Email: blefler@northstoneclub.com


Kevin Kunstmann
Fitness Director

Originally from Rhode Island, Kevin left the cold New England winters to study at the University of Arizona. He was always active and involved in sports so it was natural for him to find a career path in fitness. Kevin and his family have lived in Charlotte for 5 years now, after moving from Sarasota, Florida. He has been a professional in the fitness/wellness field for over 10 years and has a true passion for training and helping people reach their fitness goals. Kevin is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a certified USA Weightlifting coach, and CPR/AED certified. He has worked with a wide variety of clients including men, women, youth, and athletes of all levels. Some of his specialties include strength gains, power development, full body circuit training, and high intensity interval training.

Phone: (704) 949-1298
Email: kkunstmann@northstoneclub.com


Tracey Barry
Food and Beverage Manager

From Northern Michigan, Tracey moved to Naples Florida in 2002. Tracey fell in love with the food and beverage industry during her time in Naples. In Naples, Tracey worked at Bay Colony Golf Club and Glen Eagle golf and Country Club. Tracey moved to Huntersville in 2015 with her boyfriend. She worked at Trump National Golf Club in Mooresville, North Carolina before joining the NorthStone Team. Tracey loves to golf and try out new courses all over. She also has a passion for hiking and spending time with her boyfriend and their dog, Tanner.

Phone: (704) 949-1287
Email: tbarry@northstoneclub.com

 
Mark Hofstetter
Head Golf Professonal

 Mark is originally from Orange, California and has been married to his wife Tracy for 32 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.

Mark took up golf in 8th grade and was hooked. He played all four years of high school and played on a four year scholarship at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville where he was a two time all American. After college, he played professionally for two years on mini tours. He has a career low round of 60!

Mark began working on the club side of golf in 1985 and became a Class A PGA Professional in 1990. He is a member of the quarter century club. Prior to NorthStone, Mark was the Director of Golf at River Run for 7 ½ years, the General Manager at Crowfield Golf and Country Club in Charleston, the Head Professional at Pine Island Country Club for 7 years, and he’s been teaching at the Golf Studio at NorthStone for the last year.

Phone: (704) 949-1290
Email: mhofstetter@northstoneclub.com

Joe Glass
Assistant Golf Professional

Joe Glass joined the NorthStone Golf team in January 2016. He brings 11 years of experience and education. Joe started his career in the Golf industry at Bears Paw Country Club in Naples, Florida. Joe’s favorite part about being a Golf Professional is teaching. In his free time, Joe likes to travel and play different courses.

Phone: (704) 949-1290
Email: jglass@northstoneclub.com

Jim Haughey
Assistant Golf Professional

Jim has been following his passion for promoting the game of golf for almost 30 years which started in his home state of New York, continued to Florida and finally settling here in Monroe, North Carolina in 2001. Jim worked his way up through the PGA ranks from Assistant Pro, to PGA Apprentice and finally, PGA Class A Professional. He worked in a variety of golf course positions which include: Head Teaching Professional, Director of Instruction, Head Golf Professional and Director of Golf. Jim is also an expert golf club fitter and certified with various golf club manufactures. Jim prides himself on the fact that he is always learning and continuously striving to become a better Golf Professional.

Phone: (704) 949-1290
Email: jhaughey@northstoneclub.com

Chris Blackham
Assistant Golf Professional

Chris joins us from Ponte Vedra Inn and Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Prior to the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, Chris worked in the Charlotte area at River Run Country Club. Chris studied Economics at University of North Carolina Wilmington. Chris is a certified club fitter and has a passion for teaching golfers of all skill levels.

Phone: (704) 949-1290
Email: cblackham@northstoneclub.com

Tanner Haddon
Tennis Director

Tanner Haddon comes to NorthStone after a successful career at top clubs in the south including the Peninsula Club, Olde Providence Racquet Club, and Forsythe Country Club.   Tanner played Division I tennis at UNC Greensboro following a junior career as a top 20 player in USTA/Southern. He was a part of the 2011 5.5 National Championship team.   He currently resides in Cornelius and enjoys spending time with his family and his dog. 

Phone: (704) 804-1476 
Email: thaddon@northstoneclub.com


Rodrigo Cagide
Tennis Professional

Rodrigo was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and finished first in both singles and doubles in 1986. He represented Mexico at the Junior US Open, the Junior Davis Cup, and the Orange Ball Tennis Tournaments. He played for Campbell University on a double tennis and soccer scholarship. He finished his four years at Campbell with a 24-0 singles record and a 23-1 doubles record at the Big South Conference.

Prior to joining us at NorthStone, Rodrigo was the Tennis Director at the Point Lake & Golf Club in Mooresville from 1999-2013.

Phone: (980) 621-6941
Email: rcagide@northstoneclub.com


Betty Winkler
Office Manager

Betty began working at NorthStone in 2006 after spending several years at Cramer Mountain Country Club. A native of Charlotte, she loves visiting Lake Lure, going to the mountains, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Phone: (704) 949-1294
Email: bwinkler@northstoneclub.com


Carlos Garcia
Executive Chef

Carlos joined the NorthStone staff after working for 16 years at Harbor Ridge Country Club in Palm City, Florida. Originally from Querertaro, Mexico, Carlos enjoys working out, watching and playing soccer, fishing, and spending time with his family. He particularly enjoys cooking French food.

Phone: (704) 949-1288


Ben Winkler
Facilities Manager

Originally from Mt. Holly, North Carolina, Ben began working at NorthStone in 2009. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, spending time at the pool, and attending his grandson's football games.

Phone: (704) 949-1283
Email: benwinkler@northstoneclub.com