Meet the Team at The Cliffs
Portrait of Anna Schell

Anna Schell

General Manager, The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

Anna brings 18 years of experience in hospitality to her role as General Manager of The Cliffs at Keowee Springs. Prior to joining The Cliffs team, she worked at such notable luxury destinations as the Forbes Five-Star Sea Island Resort and Waldorf Astoria hotel. Anna is also a certified Level 1 Sommelier with an extensive food and beverage background.

Anna is most inspired by her close-knit family and the simple joy her two dogs — Jaxson and Tink — bring. She loves that The Cliffs exists in such remarkable natural settings and the dynamic differences between all seven communities.

Calvin Bolling

Calvin Bolling

General Manager, The Cliffs at Glassy

Mr. Bolling brings over 35 years of experience in country club leadership to his role at The Cliffs at Glassy. Prior to joining The Cliffs, Calvin served as the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer for clubs across the southeast, including The Country Club of the South, in Alpharetta, Georgia; Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama; and Biltmore Forest Country Club, in Asheville, North Carolina. During his time with these communities, he oversaw $23 million in capital improvement projects and hosted numerous Champion/Senior PGA Tour events. His experience and passion for delivering a premier country club lifestyle support his goal of elevating the member experience at The Cliffs at Glassy.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Bolling is a Georgia State University graduate. He and his wife of 32 years have one son who lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Portrait of Jeff Tyrrell

Jeff Tyrell

General Manager, The Cliffs Valley

Jeff oversees all aspects of operations within The Cliffs Valley, home to the largest membership within The Cliffs’ collection of communities. Prior to joining our team, Jeff competed on various professional golf tours across the country before turning his attention to private club leadership. He has since served in various roles in the industry, from General Manager and Chief Operations Officer to Membership Marketing and Sales Director, and Golf Professional.

Portrait of Kyle Caudill

Kyle Caudill

General Manager, The Cliffs at Keowee Falls

Kyle comes to The Cliffs after fourteen years at Haile Plantation Country Club in Gainesville, Florida, a ClubCorp property. During his tenure with ClubCorp, Kyle held several management positions including Food and Beverage Director, Events Coordinator, Head Golf Professional and Fitness Center Manager. Kyle also has extensive experience in food and beverage training, as well as golf operations. He has played an integral role in membership growth programs and has strong accounting and business system skills. Kyle has won eight national awards out of ClubCorp’s 300+ clubs.

A recent transplant to Upstate South Carolina, Kyle spent much of his life immersed in the ClubCorp and Disney cultures and is inspired by their commitment to unparalleled service and attention to detail.

Portrait of Jim Killion

Jim Killion

General Manager, The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards

As General Manager for The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, Jim is responsible for the daily and long-term operation of the club’s facilities, including the clubhouse, golf course and Equestrian Center. Jim has been involved in the world of private clubs and hospitality for nearly 25 years. He began as a server in 1992 and has been a General Manager since 2002. He achieved the Certified Club Manager designation from the Club Manager’s Association in 2005.

An extrovert through and through, Jim draws energy from engaging with those around him and finds getting to know The Cliffs family tremendously rewarding.

Portrait of Brian Peeples

Brian Peeples

General Manager, The Cliffs at Mountain Park

Brian joined The Cliffs in 2004 as an Assistant Golf Professional at The Cliffs at Glassy and was soon promoted to Head Golf Professional at The Cliffs Valley. While at Valley, Brian hosted the BMW Charity Pro-Am, a PGA Tour sanctioned event. In 2007, Brian opened our second lake community, The Cliffs at Keowee Falls. In 2012, Brian was promoted to the position of The Cliffs’ Director of Golf Operations and he became General Manager of The Cliffs at Mountain Park in early 2018.

Chef Francis Turck

Francis Turck

Senior Executive Chef

Chef Francis Turck’s culinary career spans more than 25 years. Early on, Francis trained under Michelin Star Chef Jean-Gorges Vongeritchen at Jean-Georges in New York and then James Beard award-winning Chef Larry Forgione. Francis has also worked for such prestigious facilities as the Peabody Hotel in Orlando and Ta-boo in Palm Beach, Florida. Upon joining The Cliffs Valley team in 2006, Chef Francis was quickly promoted to Executive Chef of The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards in 2007. In 2018, he assumed the role of The Cliffs Senior Executive Chef, supporting six other Executive Chefs and the diverse culinary programs across all seven of The Cliffs communities.

Francis is inspired daily by local, seasonal ingredients and his cuisine has been described as American with regional flair. An honors graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, Francis is passionate about not only food but exquisite wine and recently achieved his Certified Sommelier designation through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Francis is also passionate about health and wellness and recently collaborated with The Cliffs’ wellness and culinary teams to update The Cliffs Wellbeing Program menu guidelines, which expand the variety of nourishing options on all menus.

Francis also serves as the Vice Conseiller Gastronomique of The Cliffs Chapter of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

Portrait of Jim Evans

Jim Evans

Director of Agronomy & Superintendent, The Cliffs at Keowee Falls

Prior to joining The Cliffs as Superintendent for The Cliffs at Keowee Falls and Senior Agronomist, Jim Evans served for four years at The Dormie Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina, leading the construction process, grow-in and opening of the course. Prior to that, Jim spent 10 years at Augusta National Golf Club, eventually serving as Senior Assistant Superintendent where he was responsible for the daily operations up to and including The Masters Tournament.

Ryan Kamszik

Director of Wellness

As Director of Wellness for The Cliffs, Ryan guides the direction of wellness and outdoor exploration programming across our seven communities, in addition to managing the acquisition and continuous development of talented health and wellness professionals and the growth of impactful services and amenities to enhance our members’ lives. Ryan’s five years of service in the United States Marine Corps founded his passion for health, nutrition and fitness, leading him to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition. He has further expanded his knowledge of the human form through certifications of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Gray Institute of Functional Science.

Ryan finds constant inspiration in helping members achieve goals they previously thought to be impossible, and the prolonged determination it creates toward expanding their boundaries through a greater belief in self.

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