Meet Our Team
James E. Story,
CCM, CCE | General Manager
Jim joined the staff of Pensacola Country Club in October of 2016 as General Manager/COO. Jim’s experience includes over 40 years in the Private Club Hospitality industry.
Prior to joining PCC, Jim spent the past 23 years as General Manager/COO at prestigious Clubs in the southeast including Colleton River Plantation, Ansley Golf Club, Druid Hills Golf Club and Chattahoochee Country Club. Jim’s experience includes new construction and renovations of 5 Clubhouse’s totaling over $65 million. One of the highlights of Jim’s career was leading the successful merger of Ansley Golf Club and Settindown Creek Golf Club that made the new Ansley Golf Club one of the premier Clubs in the Southeast.
Jim is a member of the honor society in Club Managers Association of America and has achieved both the Certified Club Manager and Certified Chief Executive designations.
Jim has been married to his wife Lois for 37 years and has three grown children and one grandson. When not at the Club Jim is an avid reader and glassblower.
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David C. Pilkington,
PGA | Head Golf ProfessionalDave's time at Pensacola Country Club began in January of 2016 as the Teaching Professional and Assistant Golf Professional. The following year, he was named the ninth Head Golf Professional in the Club's 116-year history.
Dave's career in the golf industry began in Wilmington, NC, where he spent seven years at Pine Valley Country Club. After his time at Pine Valley, he served five years at Riverchase Country Club in Birmingham, AL, where he became a Class A member of the PGA in 2012.
Joining him in his adventures, and to his ultimate destination, is his wife of nine years, Sharon, and his two boys, Graham and Liam. When not at the Club, you will find Dave chasing his boys in the waves of Pensacola Beach while Sharon watches on.
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Membership DirectorChad 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 of seven years along with his new daughter that was born in December 2018.
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Class A GCSAA | Greens & Grounds SuperintendentJoshua joined the staff of Pensacola Country Club in March of 2018 as the Greens and Grounds Superintendent. Joshua's experience includes more than 20 years of maintaining various golf courses.
Prior to joining PCC, Joshua spent six years as the Head Golf Course Superintendent at Oak Tree National. Joshua's experience includes management of championship greens, hosting national tournaments, and overseeing golf course renovations. One of the highlights of Joshua's career was overseeing the preparation for the 2014 US Senior Open Championship and returning Oak Tree National to the Golf Digest top 100 at #51.
Joshua obtained a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Agronomy from Pennsylvania State University. He is a Class A member of the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America.
Joshua has been married to his wife Susan for almost seven years. When not at the Club Joshua is an avid reader and loves strength training as well as meat-smoking.
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Head Tennis ProfessionalChris McCullar is currently serving in his 14th 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.
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Bradley Hamblin,Executive Chef
A native of Pensacola, FL, Bradley Hamblin found his love for cooking while watching and helping family members, especially his grandfather, in the kitchen. This is a tradition that he has passed down with his own son, and they both thoroughly enjoy cooking together.
Chef Brad has been in the restaurant industry for more than 20 years and has a flair for Southern Coastal cuisine that only a local could appreciate. His culinary experience includes serving as Kitchen Manager of Zea Rotisserie and Grill and of Will Call, both of which were located in downtown Pensacola, as well as Laguna's and Portofino Island Resort on Pensacola Beach. It was here that he was mentored by Gulf Coast Chef Christopher Kelly and truly began to develop expertise in his craft. After leaving Portofino, Chef Brad became the Executive Chef at Pensacola Country Club where he has remained for the past 4 years.
Chef Brad has earned awards and achievements throughout his career, some of which include Taste of the Beach (1st Place Best Dessert), a feature in Pensacola Home and Garden magazine, becoming a member of The American Culinary Federation and serving as the local chapter's treasurer, and serving on the winning Pensacola Country Club crab cake cook-off team. Chef Brad has also been accepted to have his dishes showcased on Deep Plate Food Blog.
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Julianne Bleckwenn,Clubhouse Manager/Special Events Coordinator
A native of Pensacola, FL, Julie has more than 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. Julie's extensive experience in the industry includes serving as the Restaurant Manager, Food and Beverage Director and Special Events Coordinator at the Club from 2007 to 2015, after which she acquired managerial positions at local establishments including Marcus Pointe Golf Club and Great Southern Restaurant Group.
In her current role as the Clubhouse Manager and Special Events Coordinator, Julie oversees front-of-the house restaurant service as well, as the banquets and special events department.
Julie's greatest joy at PCC is assisting members and guests in the start-to-finish process of creating their most memorable events.
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Audrey Davida Thompson,Pool and Cabana Manager
Audrey began working at Pensacola Country Club as the Assistant Pool & Cabana Manager in Spring of 2013, taking on the role of Pool & Cabana Manager in Spring of 2014. With more than 30 years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry and an equal number of years' experience working with children on a personal and a volunteer level, Audrey has worked with various 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 the children grow and flourish through these experiences.
Audrey has four grown boys aged 29, 26, 25 and 18, and has one grandson whom she adores. In her free time, Audrey spends time on the water kayaking, boating or paddle boarding, as well as exploring Pensacola on her bicycle.
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