Our Sales Team

Your Group Event Experts

Vice President of Sales

jbickartJack is a veteran in travel and hospitality sales and leads the group and corporate sales team at Pinehurst. Prior to coming to Pinehurst, Jack was Director of Sales and Marketing at Lakeway Resort and Spa in Austin. He has also held sales and leadership positions at Daufuskie Island, Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Horseshoe Bay Resort and Smuggler’s Notch. An avid golfer, Jack is proud and thrilled to represent Pinehurst as one of the world’s top golf destinations! Jack.Bickart@pinehurst.com (910) 235-8499

Director of Group Sales

Eric KuesterEric started his career with Pinehurst in 2002 in Front Office Operations learning the intricacies of a 400-room property. He rejoined Pinehurst in the fall of 2004 as Executive Meeting Manager, and since October 2013 has been Director of Group Sales. In addition to co-managing the Group Sales Team, he maintains responsibility over the Northeast corporate market and all International markets. Eric is a graduate of N.C. State University. He and his wife Katie live in the Village of Pinehurst with their two sons, Wells and Ford. Eric.Kuester@pinehurst.com (910) 235-8748

Senior Director of National Accounts

Kimberly BryanKimberly started her career at Pinehurst just 3 months prior to the 1999 United States Open Championship. She is the first Pinehurst Sales Manager to achieve the elite Pinehurst President’s Club status. Kimberly’s market is corporate North Carolina. She is an active member of Meeting Planners International, Carolinas Chapter, and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. While away from the resort, Kimberly and her husband Jason enjoy spending time with their two dogs and fishing off the N.C. coast. Kimberly.Bryan@pinehurst.com (910) 235-8732

Director of National Accounts

Don BosticDon began his career in the golf industry as a caddie at Sea Island and Whistling Straits. He then spent 3 years as group sales manager at The Greenbrier and came to Pinehurst from the Sawgrass Marriott where he was golf sales manager. Don handles the Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and West Virginia corporate and association markets and the Virginia corporate market. He lives in Pinehurst with his wife Holly and 2-year old daughter, Daphne Rose. Don.Bostic@pinehurst.com (910) 235-8508

Director of National Accounts

Lee AlfordLee has over 20 years in sales in the hotel industry. His Career started in Atlanta and after a regional sales position with Sonesta Hotels and Resorts, Lee Joined the Pinehurst sales team for two years in 1999. Over the next 12 years, Lee was the Director of Regional Sales for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. In September of 2012, he rejoined the sales team at Pinehurst and will be market based in Atlanta representing the Southeast, West and Southwest corporate and association markets. Lee and his wife Christine have two children, Trace and Caroline. He enjoys golf, University of Georgia football, and spending quality time with family and friends. Lee.Alford@pinehurst.com (678) 519-3116

Sales Manager of State Associations

Tiffani SheppardTiffani, a native of Pinehurst, has been with the resort since 2005. After much success as an Executive Meeting Manager and most recently Sales Manager for groups under 25 in the Corporate North Carolina market, she was promoted in early 2015 to Sales Manager of State Associations. She currently handles State Associations out of the North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia markets. Husband Ashley is the owner/operator of a popular local BBQ restaurant, the Pik-N-Pig. She enjoys running, watching the Tar Heels play and family time with their twins Harper & Ashley. Tiffani.Sheppard@pinehurst.com (910) 235-8769

Sales Manager

Nimisha BirathNimisha began her career at Pinehurst in 2012 as a Social Sales Coordinator gaining an in depth knowledge of all that Pinehurst Resort has to off their guests. With her recent promotion to Sales Manager she will be working with groups under 25 in the Corporate North Carolina market, and North Carolina Education. Nimisha and her husband John have two daughters, Meirra and Shayla. She enjoys spending time with her family, teaching aqua aerobics and gardening. Nimisha.Birath@pinehurst.com (910) 235-8498

Sales Manager

Brey GarskeBrey began his career as part of the opening team at Reunion Resort as Assistant Golf Professional in 2004. He became the Tournament Sales Manager at Reunion Resort in 2011 and in 2012 was promoted to Golf Sales Manager for Salamander Hotels & Resorts comprising of Hammock Beach, Innisbrook, and Reunion Resorts. Brey brings with him over 13 years of golf and hospitality experience to Pinehurst where he will handle Groups under 25 for all states outside of North Carolina and as well as Religious, Military and Government groups of all sizes. Brey and his wife Melissa have two children, Brennan and Makynli. Brey.Garske@pinehurst.com (910) 235-8487