Meet the Team

   
Ron Woolard
General Manager
(919) 206-4692
rwoolard@tollbrothersinc.com

Ron is a graduate of Ohio University with a B.S. in Education. Ron has been a part of the private club business for more than 30 years. His first position was mowing greens and raking sandtraps as a teen. Most recently, he spent 16 years as a Regional Manager and General Manager for ClubCorp in Ohio, Michigan, New York and Texas. Ron and his wife, Janet, have raised seven children, and are now proudly enjoying their seventeen grandchildren (of which five live in North Carolina).
  John Wilkening
Assistant General Manager
(919) 206-4600
jwilkening@tollbrothersinc.com

John is from Lake George, New York where he started bussing tables at a luxury resort at the age of 15. Fifteen years later at the age of 30 he was solely running that company. John moved to Raleigh to take a job as a manager with North Ridge Country Club. After almost 5 years with North Ridge, John was offered a position back in upstate New York as a Club Manager. Five more years with upstate New York winters was enough for his family to make the move back to Raleigh. John has over 12 years of private club professional education through the CMAA (Club Manager’s Association of America) at various universities around the country. He holds a CCM (Certified Club Manager) designation. He now lives in Apex and, combined with his wife Sharon, they have 3 children ages 13, 14 and 15.

April Cochran
Marketing and Communications Director
(919) 206-7122
acochran@tollbrothersinc.com

April Cochran graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007 with a dual degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and Communication Studies. She has nearly 10 years of experience in the communications and marketing world, including design, website development, marketing, event planning and social media. April is a lover of typography and would spend hours looking at fonts if she could. She lives in Raleigh with her husband Adam, a pharmacist, and their zoo of animals. In her spare time, April loves to workout, travel, read, watch movies and spend time with family and friends.

Celesta Carlson
Receptionist
(919) 206-4600
ccarlson@tollbrothersinc.com

Born in Queens, New York, Celesta is a graduate of Arizona State University. She began working at Brier Creek after raising her two girls, as well as owning a meal assembly business for several years. She loves interacting with the members as well as lending a helping hand to all areas of the club.
  Janette Jones
Receptionist
(919) 206-4600
jjones@tollbrothers.com

Born in Bristol, England, Janette Jones has lived in a variety of countries and had a variety of careers. She earned her B. A. at Swansea University in the UK and her B. Ed at York University in Toronto, Canada. She managed the homes of a private family in New York City prior to her teaching career. As a teacher of English Literature, Language and the Dramatic Arts her interests in education and travel have taken her from the UK to the USA, from France to Canada and to the Middle East. She is grateful to have had an interesting life to date. She has worked in both the highest and lowest echelons of society, collecting an array of life stories that cover her teaching in prisons to palaces, for paupers and princes alike.

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