Meet Our Team
James E. Story,
CCM, CCE | General Manager & Membership
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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Certified PGA | Assistant Golf ProfessionalAssistant Golf Professional Dan Swomley joined the Pensacola Country Club team in October of 2018 after eight years as Head Golf Professional at Perdido Bay Golf Club.
A PGA member since 2012, Dan is very active in the Alabama-Northwest Florida PGA section. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Gulf States Chapter of our section and the Pro-Am administrator for the Gulf States Pro-Am tournament series.
When not involved in golf-related activities, Dan spends most of his time with his wife and two children.
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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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M. Acct. | Controller
Margie joined the staff of the Pensacola Country Club in January of 2016. A native of Pensacola, Margie graduated from the University of West Florida with a Master's Degree in 2011. Prior to her time at PCC, Margie worked in healthcare for 20 years.
Additionally, in her prior position of Controller for a large corporate company, Margie developed skills in motivating teams and streamlining daily processes. She also became an expert in software conversions, having successfully managed several in her career. Margie brought the knowledge and energy surrounding software conversions to the Club, and she has enjoyed tackling the challenges of our software conversions. This, along with her strive for accuracy and consistency in our accounting department, has proven incredibly beneficial in many aspects.
Margie is a current member of Impact 100 and enjoys spending her time off with her kids biking, watching her son play baseball, and doing anything outside.
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Marketing & Communications Director
After moving to Pensacola from Jacksonville, FL in 2010, Amber attended the University of West Florida where she received a Bachelor's in Public Relations. Upon graduating in 2014, she obtained a position with local AVL company, All Pro Sound, as the Catalog Sales Administrative Assistant, where she streamlined sales lead acquisition, created and edited content for monthly sales catalogs, and organized company-wide events.
Amber joined the PCC team in March of 2016 as the Special Events Coordinator, where she had the privilege of assisting members and guests in organizing special events including wedding ceremonies and receptions, golf tournaments, anniversary dinners, business luncheons and the like. In addition to organizing special events, Amber also oversaw the planning and implementation of member-focused functions including seasonal wine dinners, family-friendly events and holiday gatherings.
After serving for two years as the Special Events Coordinator, Amber was promoted to Marketing & Communications Director, a position in which she oversees communication between department heads and staff members as well as the Club and its members, event advertising, content creation and social media monitoring.
In her free time, Amber enjoys spending time with her pup-child, Boomer, soaking up the Pensacola Beach sun, and serving at her church.
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Executive Administrative Assistant
Lucy began her career at PCC as the Merchandiser for the Golf Pro Shop in May of 2015. After a nearly two-year tenure and diligent hard work in the Pro Shop, Lucy was promoted to Executive Administrative Assistant, a moving-parts role that incorporates accounts payable, accounts receivable, human resources, payroll assistance, and onboarding and orientation for all new employees. Her background in sales and public relations combined with her attention to detail and personalized interaction has made her a valuable asset to PCC.
Lucy also sees that each department is assisted as needed with tasks including creating manuals, emergency protocol and other materials.
You can usually find Lucy with a smile on her face at the Front Desk or in the Administration Office. Her motto stands true: Make sure everyone you come in contact with know that they are one of the most important people you have seen today!
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