Jim Christman
Sous Chef
Bill Dailey
Facilities Manager
Bill is the Facilities Manager at Brookside Country Club. He graduated from Philipsburg High School in 1976. From there Bill attended Somerset Community College for Computer Programming. Bill worked as a network engineer for Rutgers University from 1983-1998 and then for Lafayette College from 1998-2008 as a Network Manager. He has been working in his current position at Brookside Country Club since 2015. He is also the Owner/Operator of Bill Dailey Home Services established in 1989. Bill and his wife Dolores have three children (Kyle, Lafayette College Class of 2005, Nicole, Lafayette College Class of 2009 and Colin, Cornell University Class of 2011). His interests include working with his hands, fishing, hunting and all other sports. Bill most enjoys spending time with his family.
484-224-5487
David Fields, PGA
Head Golf Professional
(484) 224-5493
Ronald Hertzog
Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Ron Hertzog is the Assistant Grounds Superintendent at Brookside Country Club. He graduated from Emmaus High School in 1978. He started his grounds crew work at Lehigh Country Club. He then graduated from Penn State's Turf Grass Management program in 1985. Ron has been the Superintendent at several country clubs including Heidelberg Country Club in Bernville, PA, Portsmouth Country Club in Greenland, NH, and Bradford Country Club in Haverhill, MA. He has been the Assistant Grounds Superintendent at Brookside Country Club for the past eight years. When he's not on the golf course, Ron enjoys hunting and fishing. He currently lives in Emmaus with his wife Desiree.
Brian King, CHAE, CHTP
Director of Finance & Administration
Brian is the Director of Finance and Administration at Brookside Country Club. Brian was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley (Orefield). He graduated from Parkland High School. He received his B.S. in Accounting from Bloomsburg University and then his MBA from DeSales University. Brian started his professional career as the Director of Finance at Arts Quest in Bethlehem, PA. He then transitioned into the club industry as the Assistant Controller at Saucon Valley Country Club before taking his current position at Brookside Country Club in 2003. Brian has over twenty years experience in the club industry/non profit sector. He has achieved industry-specific certifications of CHAE (Certified Hospitality Accounting Executive) and CHTP (Certified Hospitality Technology Professional). Brian currently resides in Macungie with his lovely wife Bevin and their four children (Reilly, Avery, Brady, and Bryce). When not at work Brian enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his family. The King Family is very active in the swimming community with Brian being a certified Starter and Stroke & Turn Judge for USA Swimming and the children swimming for Emmaus High School and Emmaus Aquatic Club. The family enjoys the many swim meets and trips throughout the year.
(484) 224-5496
Michael Kuebler
General Manager
As General Manager at Brookside Country Club, Michael Kuebler oversees the daily operations, interacts with departments heads, and strives to maintain total member satisfaction. As his first job, Michael was employed by Minsi Trails Council and worked for two summers at Camp Trexler in Kresgeville, firstly in the camp office, then working at the Trading Post. Michael started his employment at Brookside in 1993, first as a bus boy, then as a bartender. After graduating from Emmaus High School in 1994, he continued his education studying Criminal Justice. In 2000 he elevated to management at BCC, accepting a position as Dining Room Manager. In 2004, he became Food and Beverage Manager, and in 2015 General Manager. Currently, Mike resides in Emmaus with his wife Jill, a teacher at Emmaus High School, and his daughters Alexandra and Sophia. Michael is also an active member in the Club Manager’s Association of America.
(484) 224-5502
Mel Leaver, Jr.
Golf Course Superintendent
Mel Leaver Jr. is in his 26th season as Golf Course Superintendent at Brookside Country Club. Mel graduated from Emmaus High School in 1975. He continued his education at Penn State University, and in 1980, received a B.S. degree in Agronomy with a strong background in turfgrass management. During college he gained his practical experience working at Lehigh Country Club and accepted a position of 2nd Assistant following graduation. One year later, he accpeted the position of Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at Brookside Country Club, working 8 years under Cousre Superintendent Dave Portz. In 1989 he was approached by new ownership to manage the Golf Club at Shepard Hils in Wescosville, PA. The following year, he was hired back as Superintendent at Brookside Country Club to provide a smooth transition during the recent new construction of the clubhouse facility and grow-in-phases of the golf course. Currently, Mel resides in Emmaus, PA with his fiance Anita Schaeffer. He has two daughters Rebecca and Megan, as well as a son, Stephen. Mel enjoys spending his free time at the beach and with his grand daughter Taylor. His hobbies are flying, ice hockey, fishing, and playing golf.
(610) 966-2354
Kevin Nagle
Executive Chef
Kevin Nagle has been the Executive Chef at Brookside Country Club since 2015. Kevin completed the Chef Apprenticeship Program at Bucks County Community College. He trained under Executive Chef Jim Perrillo and John Mebane. From 2001-2005 Chef Kevin was the Owner/Chef at Owen's Pub in North Wildwood, New Jersey. From there Kevin became the Executive Sous Chef at Peddlers Village from 2005-2007. Before coming to Brookside, Kevin was the Executive Chef at the Cock and Bull Restaurant in Peddlers Village from 2007-2015. In his free time, Kevin loves spending time with his wife Kathy and son Conor. He also enjoys fishing, hiking, playing golf, cooking as well as listening to music, watching the Eagles and the Phillies.
484-224-5491
Patrick O'Connor
Pool Manager
Pat is the Pool manager and Head Swimming Coach at BCC. He graduated from King’s College with a B.S. in Business Administration and Misericordia University with a B.S. in Education and is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Education (TESOL) from Wilkes University. Pat comes to BCC with 5 years of Pool Management experience and holds a National Certification in Pool/Spa Operations. Pat became the Head Swimming Coach this past season and continued the success of the previous season with an undefeated regular season Championship and a runner-up finish at the Summer League Championships. During the off-season, Pat is a 7th Grade science teacher at Trexler Middle School in Allentown and the Head Swimming Coach at Salisbury High School and Middle School. He has produced District Championship wins in 5 events and 2 State Championships this past season. When not teaching or coaching, Pat enjoys training and competing in triathlons, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.
484-224-5507
Robert Risboskin
Director of Tennis
(484) 224-5495
Melissa Welsh
Director of Membership & Communications
Melissa is the Director of Membership & Communications at Brookside Country Club. She was born and raised in Havertown, PA where she graduated from Haverford High School in 2004. From there, Melissa received her Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management from Widener University in 2008. During her time at Widener Melissa completed two internships at Merion Cricket Club and a co-op at Merion Golf Club. After graduating Melissa worked in the hotel sector of the industry and accepted an entry-level position at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey and from there moved onto the Accounting Department at the Renaissance Hotel in Philadelphia. Melissa transitioned back into the club industry and worked at Llanerch Country Club in Havertown, PA as the Membership Director until 2013 when she accepted her current position at Brookside Country Club. Melissa currently resides in Quakertown with her husband Kyle, their son Matthew, and yellow lab Murphy. In her spare time Melissa enjoys reading, running, traveling, and spending time with her family. Melissa is also an active member of Club Managers Association of America.
(484) 224-5500
Abby Tate
Director of Catering
Abby Tate is the Director of Catering at Brookside Country Club. She is a 2008 graduate of Saucon Valley High School, a 2012 graduate of Misericordia University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration and is also a Certified Wedding Planner through The Bridal Society. After college, Abby moved to Maryland and started working at The Mansion at Valley Country Club in Towson, Maryland as a Sales & Marketing Coordinator. In 2014, Abby started a new position as a Sales & Marketing Manager with Piney Branch Golf Club in Upperco, Maryland. After being away for four years, Abby and her husband, Sam, decided to move closer to family which brought them back to the Lehigh Valley. She is excited to be a part of the Brookside team starting Fall 2016. In her free time, Abby enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, and also enjoys traveling, going to performances and reading.
(484) 224-5488