Meet our Team


Jay Walkinshaw
General Manager
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Jay brings more than 25 years of club management to Frenchman’s Reserve, most recently serving as the General Manager at The National Golf Club of Canada, recognized as a Platinum Club of the World. Jay has a degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, is a quarter century member of the PGA of America and active in the CMAA. A native of Seattle, WA he has spent the majority of his professional career at several fine clubs in Northern California.

Altin Zemblaku
Assistant General Manager
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Born and raised in Albania, Altin spent 12 years of his Hospitality career at Tam-O-Shanter Country Club in Michigan before joining us at Frenchman’s Reserve in 2006 at Food & Beverage Manager. In 2013, Altin took a position at BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens as their Clubhouse Manager. As of June 2016, Altin has returned to Frenchman’s Reserve as the Assistant General Manager. The staff and members at Frenchman’s Reserve are thrilled with Altin’s return and are looking forward to the many positive changes this upcoming season!

Siu Lai
Club Controller
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Siu was born in Hong Kong and lived in New York City where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics & Finance from Baruch College – The City University of New York. Before coming to Frenchman’s Reserve, she was the Assistant Director of Finance at Four Seasons Palm Beach. Siu brings over 17 years of accounting and hospitality experience. Siu’s goal is to use her diverse accounting and management knowledge to maintain a “healthy” financial status and a luxury lifestyle experience for all members at the Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club.

Hayley Helms
Marketing & Communications Director
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Originally from Georgia, Hayley obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Hospitality Management from Georgia State University which is ranked among the Top 25 Hospitality Programs in the Nation. Previously, she received years of Club Management experience from other platinum clubs such as the Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter, FL and Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, GA. Since joining Frenchman's Reserve in April 2011, Hayley manages all aspects of the club website, marketing, communications, and social media accounts. She also records, produces, disseminates, and archives the official records of all Board of Directors meetings and Club Committee(s) meetings on a monthly basis.

Cynthia D'Aria
Membership Director & Social Director
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As the Membership & Social Director, Cynthia ensures that members are enjoying and getting the most out of their time at the Club. Her responsibilities include recruitment, enrollment and welcoming new members and residents. Cynthia has been serving Frenchman's Reserve's members from the very beginning when she started in 2003 as Dining Room Manager of Café Fleur de Lis. She continues to place members as her number one priority as she teaches them to live life to the fullest and try new things!


J.P. Connelly
Director of Golf
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J.P. has over 20 years of Golf and Country Club experience with his most recent at Cohasset Golf Club in Massachusetts which is recognized as one of the first 100 golf clubs in the United States. Prior to that, J.P. assisted Jack Connelly, past President of the PGA of America (and J.P.'s father) in all aspects of Golf Operations at Huntingdon Valley Country Club in Pennsylvania. J.P. earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management/ Human Resources from Florida Southern College in Lakeland. 

John Ebmeyer
Certified Head PGA Professional
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Born and raised on Long Island, John graduated from the Professional Golf Management Program at Penn State while also achieving status as a Class-A PGA Professional and minoring in Business Administration as well as Kinesiology. John has a decorated resume as a Golf Professional, working for some the most renowned clubs in the country including Deepdale Golf Club, Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter, and Shinnecock Hills. John is excited to join the Frenchman’s Reserve family and looks forward to leading the Golf Operation into a bright future and continuing to enhance the Member Golf experience

Josh Swires
Assistant Golf Professional
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Josh grew up in the small town of Cresson, Pennsylvania located one-hour east of Pittsburgh. After graduating from Penn State University’s PGA Golf Management Program, Josh gained experience at some fantastic clubs including Country Club of the Rockies, Bandon Dunes, Wade Hampton Golf Club, Trump National Golf Club, and Adios Golf Club.
Golf Course Maintenance

Andrew Burrow
Head Golf Course Superintendent

Andrew has extensive golf course management experience from world-renowned courses like Dye’s Valley at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and Greystone in Birmingham, Alabama. Andrew's undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University focused on Agronomy and Golf Turf Management. He is a member of both the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and the Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association. Andrew has been involved with more than 15 professional golf events including PGA Tour events during his career.

Chris Thatcher
Asst. Golf Course Superintendent

Originally from Ohio, Chris graduated from The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, Ohio in 2009 with an Associate of Applied Science in Turfgrass Management and a Certificate in Turfgrass Equipment and Repair. After graduation, Chris moved to Palm Beach Gardens and continued his education and golf course experience at Trump National Golf Club (formally The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club) in Jupiter, Florida. After 7.5 years as a 1st Assistant Superintendent at Trump National Golf Club Jupiter, Chris joined Andy and his Frenchman's Reserve team as an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. 


Angel Rodriguez
Director of Tennis
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Angel Rodriguez has been a USPTA Elite Professional since 1995 and brings to Frenchman's over 25 years of teaching experience and managing tennis programs, including ladies' teams, men's leagues, junior programs, tournaments and events. Angel, a native of Puerto Rico, has been living in Boca Raton for 24 years, and has worked as the Director of Tennis at The Club at Boca Pointe, The Moorings Yacht & Country Club (Vero Beach), Mission Bay Tennis and The New Canaan Field Club in Connecticut as the Operations Manager and Ladies Coordinator. He has also worked at the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club and the Boca Raton Resort & Club.


Gonzalo Gayoso 
Assistant Tennis Professional 
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Born and raised in Miami, Gonzalo graduated from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. He was also a top National College Tennis Player and competed in the Future & Challenger level tournaments. Gonzalo is now a Registered Professional Tennis Coach (PTR) and part of the National Board of Certified Trainers through the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF).
Food & Beverage/Dining

Daniel Scannell CMC® 
Executive Chef 
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Originally from White Plains, NY, Chef Dan is an ACF Certified Master Chef and brings over 40 years of culinary experience to Frenchman's Reserve. He attended Johnson & Wales University where he obtained his Bachelors Degree in Food-Service Management and was also highly involved in the American Culinary Foundation where he and the United States Culinary Team won several International Competitions and Gold Metals. Chef Dan is also 1 of only 64 Certified Master Chefs to have successfully completed the Certified Master Chefs Examination®.

Pat Saylor
Social Events & Catering Director
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Previously, Pat was the Assistant General Manager and Director of Catering and Special Events at the Chevy Chase Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland for 17 years. She was also the  Assistant Managing Director and Director of Catering and Special Events for Trump Florida Properties, including the Mar-a-Lago Club and Trump International Golf Club, for 5 years. Most recently, Pat was the Director of Catering and Special Events at Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club for 7 ½ years and lastly, the Director of Catering and Social Events at BallenIsles Country Club for the past 4 years. Pat is thrilled to return to the Frenchman's Reserve Family and we are very happy to have her back! 

Shain Rodrigues 
Dining Room Manager 
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Shain is an accomplished hospitality industry professional, originally from a Portuguese territory in India, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Tourism affiliated with a Swiss University. He started his career with Marriott Resort Hotels and then with the Sheraton Starwood group both in the Food & Beverage sector in India.2008, seeking international exposure, Shain took the opportunity to join Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton FL, as a Food & Beverage Supervisor. He quickly adapted to the country club environment and was promoted to Dining Room Manager followed by Banquet and Catering Manager.


Crystal Lewis
Fitness Manager

Originally a Computer Programmer for 20 years, Crystal got her Personal Training Certificate from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2005. In 2006, Fitness Institute International selected her as their Trainer of the Year.  She was the first trainer ever selected for that honor after only 1 year of being certified. Since then, Crystal as received several certifications including NSCA-CPT, CPTS, USMS Level 2 Swim Coach and USA Triathlon Certified Coach. Crystal looks forward to helping members stay active, healthy and reach their Fitness Goals! 

Sean Garland
Personal Trainor

Sean has been a certified personal trainer since 2004 after losing 75lbs and realizing his passion was to help others. Since that time, Sean has received 3 personal training certifications (NCCPT, NASM, NHE Master Trainer) as well as a Bachelor’s Dgree in Health Science. Sean has also trained in martial arts for over 24 years and holds a 3rd degree black belt. Sean’s specializes in corrective exercise and working with those with various orthopedic limitations and injuries. Sean is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition and is looking forward to sharing his new found knowledge with Frenchman’s Reserve Members

James Morrone
Personal Trainor/Attendant

James has been a Personal Trainer for 4 years. He enjoys helping others achieve their finesses goals. When James was younger, he had a severe lower back injury and had to overcome obstacles to regain his strength, through the process he was inspired to help others. James is certified personal trainer (CPT-NASM), with certifications in CPR, Speed Blast and Kettle Bell.
Spa & Salon

Lily Schultz
Spa Coordinator
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Lily was born and raised in Romania and came to the United States in the Fall of 2005. When an F&B job opened at Frenchman’s in 2008, Lily took the opportunity to showcase her Hospitality skills. She worked hard in the F&B department for several years and was offered an opportunity in the Spa & Salon at Frenchman's. Lily embodies great passion and exceptional service skills which makes her a perfect fit as Spa Coordinator. Lily currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens with her husband and is pursuing her degree at Palm Beach State College.

AnnMarie Smith
Hair Stylist

AnnMarie is our stylist with a passion for hair and beauty. Originally trained in New York with 30+ years experience, she believes a positive attitude, continued education, and effective communication is key to being successful. Do what you love ! Love your hair!

Amy Wilkes
Nail Technician

Amy has over 17 years of experience in the industry, doing nails since 1998. She specializes in Manicures, Pedicures, Gel Polish, Pink and White Acrylics, and Gel Nails. Amy takes great pride in her work and it's her goal that every client is happy and relaxed and enjoys their experience in the Spa. I look forward to meeting more members and growing clientele here at Frenchman's Reserve.

Irina Eero
Massage Therapist

Originally born in Russia, Irina has lived in the United States for over 15 years and is a proud mother of two sons. After years in Electromechanical & Maritime Engineering, she completed her Massage Therapist certification form the Academy of Palm Beach in 2014 and has worked at Frenchman's Reserve ever since. Irina loves her job, the members and the Club!

Linda Leet
Facial & Massage Therapist

Linda has lived in the Jupiter area for over 35 years with her husband Andy. She found her calling in the healthcare industry 12 years ago when she went to school for massage therapy. She spent the time since graduating keeping current in new massage modalities that have proven to help and heal her client. Three years ago she returned to school to become a facial specialist. She can now help her clients on the inside and the outside.

Sandy David
Facial Therapist

Sandy, originally from Dearborn, Michigan, has vast experience in the beauty industry. She has been a National Educator for several professional skincare companies and has represented some industry giants as a Regional Manager, National Manager and V.P. of Sales for OPI Products Inc. After traveling for over 20 years, Sandy realized that her true passion was to work hands on showing clients how to love their skin. Sandy received her European skincare training at the famous Babor Institute on Palm Beach. Since then, Sandy has worked at several prestigious Resort Spas in North Carolina, the Spa at Lost Tree Village and Frenchman's Reserve!

Keelee Wright
Massage Therapist

Keelee was born near Seoul, Korea and has over 25 years of experience in Swedish, Shiatsu and Intuitive Massage. Compassion and listening to clients needs is what helps Keelee excel at assisting in relaxing and facilitating in their healing. Through deep tissue and aromatherapy, reflexology, microcurrent point stimulator, pregnancy massage, and just recently expert facialist, Keelee will cater to your needs.
Kids' Korner

Jessica Classen
Kids' Korner Activities Leader
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Originally from New Jersey, Jessica currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens with her fiancé and 3 daughters. She previously worked at Golf & Racquet Country Club in 2000 and joined the Frenchman's Reserve F&B team in October of 2003. She then transferred to the Kids' Korner in 2005 and continues to be the Activities Leader. Jessica enjoys playing with all kids and planning all of the fun holiday crafts, Easter egg hunts, and Kids' Summer Camps!

Shelley Orezi
Kids' Korner Activities Leader
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Originally from South Carolina, Shelley has been working with children for over 14+ years. Previously, she worked at Chesterbrook Academy Preschool in Palm Beach Gardens for 9 years. Shelley studied Childcare at Palm Beach State College and graduated from Northwood University in West Palm Beach with a Bachelor's Degree in Business. Shelley has been an Activities Leader at Frenchman's Reserve since 2010 and enjoys watching the kids grow up!