Management Team

  • Bruce Furman, General Manager
    • General Manager
      704-892-9858 ext.2023
      bfurman@peninsulayacht.com

      Bruce started with the club in April 2012. He brings to the Peninsula Yacht Club 22 years of experience in prestigious private country clubs. His career started at the Breakers Hotel and BallenIsles Country Club in south Florida. He has worked at the Point Lake and Golf Club as the Assistant General Manager for eight years. Bruce comes to the Peninsula Yacht Club from Lake Toxaway Country Club in the mountains of North Carolina. Before working in the hospitality industry he served in the United Sates Navy on board the USS Saratoga. He is a member of the Club Managers Association of America and is a Certified Club Manager. Outside of his professional career, he enjoys spending time with his family and keeping up with his 3 sons. 


  • Ellen Gury, Club Accountant
    • Club Accountant
      704-892-9858 ext.2036
      ehgury@peninsulayacht.com

      Ellen has been with the club since it opened in 1996.  She started working at the Peninsula Country Club in 1992 when the Pro Shop was still in a trailer and the Clubhouse was being built. In addition to being our dedicated Accountant, Ellen is also a full time Mom to her two children. They live across the lake in the Denver area and enjoy many lake activities and sports.

  • Clair Knox, Membership & Marketing Director
    • Membership & Marketing Director
      704-892-9858 ext.2031
      cknox@peninsulayacht.com

      Clair first started at The PYC in late 2004 as a server and bartender, but left to pursue a job in uptown Charlotte. She kept in touch with the team and eventually found her way back in 2012!  She attended LSU and graduated with a Fine Arts Degree.  She enjoys her time spent with her family and being outdoors.  

  • Harry Smith, Marina Manager
    • Marina Manager
      704-892-9858 ext.2028
      hsmith@peninsulayacht.com

      Harry started working at the Peninsula Yacht Club in March of 1999. His time at PYC has been extremely enjoyable with a lot exciting changes. He has spent many years absorbing vital information about boating, that he feels he has benefited from as well as the members.
      He grew up with a passion for the water and an insatiable interest for boats. The actuality of being able to make a living at what he has such a great interest in, is such a blessing. His hobbies as a teenager were surfing, windsurfing, and really anything to do with water. Even still as an adult he finds that he is driven to the water. In December of 2003, he received a diploma for the completion of the U.S. Coast Guard Approved Curriculum for the Master Captains license covering up to a 50-ton vessel. Following the completion of the course he made the trip to the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Charleston, SC. There he was sworn in to complete the process. Since the completion of the Masters curriculum he has since completed and added a towing endorsement to his license.  Harry is a Charlotte native and lives right outside of it now with his wife and three children. 


  • Jeff Barry, Clubhouse Manager
    • Clubhouse Manager
      704-892-9858
      jbarry@peninsulayacht.com 

      Jeff joined the PYC team in June 2014. He moved to Charlotte from Cape Cod, Massachusetts where he was born and raised. He went to Johnson & Wales University in Providence Rhode Island where he earned a degree in Hospitality Management.

      Jeff worked for 8 years at the Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville, MA. For the first 3 years he was Dining Room Manager and spent the last 5 years as Food & Beverage Director. He previously worked at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee, MA as Assistant Dining Room Manager.

      Outside of work, he enjoys doing anything outdoors. He often can be found sailing his boat or playing golf. He is very excited to fish, hike and camp in the Smokey Mountains.

  • Derek Nolin, Dining Service Manager
    • Clubhouse Manager
      704-892-9858 x2040
      drmanager@peninsulayacht.com

      Derek joined the PYC Team in February 2017.  He has over fifteen years of restaurant and hospitality experience, five years in private club management.   While attending Appalachian State University, Derek began his career in 2005, with the Switzerland Inn in the mountains of NC. Starting as a server, Derek fine tuned his skills in bar tending and special events.  After seven years, Derek moved to Asheville and joined the Cliffs at Walnut Cove.  Starting as a server, he ultimately made his way through the ranks to restaurant manager.  In 2016, Derek was offered the position of Food & Beverage Manager at Balsam Mountain Preserve.  After successfully building a strong team and restoring the food and beverage program, he has joined the team at The Peninsula Yacht Club.  

      Derek is an active member of the CMAA and is currently working on his Level 1 Sommelier & Cicerone certifications.  He will be living in Mooresville with his girlfriend, Farrah. When he’s not working, he enjoys playing disc golf, cooking at home, and running.

  • Kelsey Kraus, Events Manager
    • Events Manager
      704-892-9858 ext. 2022
      kkraus@peninsulayacht.com

      Kelsey Kraus moved to Charlotte in August of 2016 from Richmond, Virginia, where she earned her Master’s in Sport Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University. Kelsey is a Pittsburgh native, who attended Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) and graduated in May of 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Upon graduation, Kelsey spent a year as an event coordinator with Scholastic Sports Marketing, and a year coaching collegiate lacrosse at the University of Mount Union.

      In Kelsey’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, cheering for the Pittsburgh Penguins and being active in the sunshine.

  • Jamie Bostian, Executive Chef
    • Jamie Bostian
      Executive Chef
      704-892-9858 x2024
      chef@peninsulayacht.com 

      Jamie was previously the Club’s Sous Chef from 2008-2013. He has shown his strength and capacities in the kitchen and has been a great example of leadership. Jamie recognized his passion for cooking at the early age of 12. In high school he realized that he wanted to become a chef. He pursued his education at Johnson & Wales University in both Charleston and Charlotte, where he obtained his BS in Food Service Management. He has worked at The Point Lake and Golf Club, now known as Trump National, and also at Solace Restaurant where he was the Lead Line Chef. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking for his family! He loves visiting Farmer’s Markets and using fresh, local ingredients.


  • Andrés Saborido, Executive Sous Chef
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      Andrés was born in Seville, Spain, where he followed in his family tradition and worked in the restaurant business. In 2004, Andrés married and moved to North Carolina where he started learning English and expanding his culinary knowledge. By 2006, he became the Sous Chef of Cattails Restaurant at the Mudcats baseball stadium in Zebulon N.C. He was working under one of the best chefs in Raleigh, Chef Chris Joyce (his mentor). In 2008, Andrés and his wife moved to Charlotte to be closer to family and pursue more career opportunities. Andrés joined the City Club of Charlotte as Chef Tournant for one year. In 2009, Andres joined The Peninsula Yacht Club as a grill cook and became Executive Sous Chef in 2013. He is very thankful to be working under Chef Jamie Bostian, since 2009, who has helped to be in the position where he is today. Andres looks forward to meeting new club members and providing them with unforgettable dining experiences. In his free time, Andrés likes to play pool, soccer, travel, and spend time with his wife and two young Children.



  • Jennifer Milwee, Activities Director
    • Activities Director
      704-892-9858 ext.2023
      activities@peninsulayacht.com

      Jennifer has been in the Charlotte area since 2016 and is happily married and has one small son. She has been in the hospitality industry since 2008, where she started out as a Youth Program Coordinator at a country club. When she is not at work she spends time with her family and enjoys watching football. She is also a BIG NASCAR fan and loves anything Disney!


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