Vice President of Sales, Jack Bickart
Jack 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!
Email Jack or call him at (910) 235-8499
Director of Group Sales & Business Development, Eric Kuester
Eric 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 corporate Northeast and Canadian markets. He was given new business development and partnerships in 2015 with a keen focus on event creation and sponsorships. He and his wife, Katie, live in the Village of Pinehurst with their three sons, Wells, Ford and Bo. Eric is an avid golfer and a graduate of N.C. State University.
Email Eric or call him at (910) 235-8748
Senior Director of National Accounts, Kimberly Bryan
Kimberly 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.
Email Kimberly or call her at (910) 235-8732
Director of National Accounts, Don Bostic
Don 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.
Email Don or call him at (910) 235-8508
Director of National Accounts, Lee Alford
Lee 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.
Email Lee or call him at (678) 519-3116
Sales Manager of State Associations, Tiffani Sheppard
Tiffani, 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.
Email Tiffani or call her at (910) 235-8769
Sales Manager, Nimisha Birath
Nimisha began her career at Pinehurst in 2012 as a Social Sales Coordinator, gaining an in-depth knowledge of all that Pinehurst Resort has to offer guests. With her recent promotion to Sales Manager, she is working with groups under 25 in the Corporate North Carolina market as well as 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.
Email Nimisha or call her at (910) 235-8498
Sales Manager, Brey Garske
Brey 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 more than 13 years of golf and hospitality experience to Pinehurst, where he handles Groups under 25 for all states outside of North Carolina as well as religious, military and government groups of all sizes. Brey and his wife, Melissa, have two children, Brennan and Makynli.
Email Brey or call him at (910) 235-8487