Management Team

  • Kathee Dishner, General Manager
    • General Manager
      704-892-9858 ext.2023

      Kathee is an experienced Club and Hospitality professional who brings great additional experience to the East West team.  Kathee has a sincere passion for leadership, member and staff engagement, member/guest service and organizational management.  She is grateful and excited to join the dedicated and enthusiastic team at The Peninsula Yacht Club.   A graduate of James Madison University, Kathee’s career began in catering in California and soon advanced to Sales and Marketing/Food & Beverage Management  in North Carolina.  She served as Resort Manager of Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club (notably the first woman to receive the title in the area). Most recently, Kathee has enjoyed working in all areas of the hospitality industry as the VP of Operations for Signet Golf Associates, Club Manager of The Country Club of North Carolina, general consulting to owners and members in the southeast and most recently as General Manager for Bright’s Creek, in partnership with East West.     She enjoys herb & flower gardening, running and traveling with her husband Jess. She recently completed her first half marathon in Nashville, Tennessee and enjoys running as a way to unwind. She has lived on or been around water most of her life and grew up with a father who instilled a love of sailing and power boats.   She looks forward to using her gifts and talents to continue and improve on the traditions and success of the Club.  

  • Jamie Bostian, Executive Chef
    • Executive Chef
      704-892-9858 x2024 

      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.

  • Jeff Barry, Assistant General Manager
    • Assistant General Manager

      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.

  • Clair Knox, Membership & Marketing Director
    • Membership & Marketing Director
      704-892-9858 ext.2031

      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

      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. 

  • Monica Scott, Beverage Manager
    • Beverage Manager

  • Emily Bolton, Events Manager

      Events Manager
      704-892-9858 ext. 2022

      More details to come!  

  • Andrés Saborido, Executive Sous Chef

      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
    • ctivities Director
      704-892-9858 ext.2032

      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!

  • Ellen Gury, Club Accountant
    • Club Accountant
      704-892-9858 ext.2036

      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.

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