Meet The Vesper Staff

General Manager/COO
Robert has worked at private clubs since his early days as a caddy at The Country Club (TCC). After spending 16 years in management at TCC, Bob went on and assisted with the development and start-up of Shelter Harbor Golf Club in Rhode Island, Boston Golf Club in Hingham, Boston Yacht Club in Marblehead and Dedham Country & Polo Club.  He is a Certified Club Manager and has served on the Board of the New England Club Managers Association.  His professional network has afforded him the opportunity to assist with operations at Augusta National Golf Club during the Masters, and Oakland Hills during the Ryder Cup Matches.  Most recently he assisted tournament operations at TCC for the U.S. Amateur.  Robert is originally from West Roxbury, and a graduate of Boston College Carroll School of Management.  He currently lives in Winchester with his wife Kerry and two boys, Michael and Joseph.

Executive Chef / Food & Beverage Director

Phil started his career at Essex County Club where he worked his way up to the Executive Chef position while earning a culinary degree. He has studied at the Culinary Institute of America taking several courses focusing on international cuisine.After Essex, Phil worked for the MIT Faculty Club and Boston University. He returned to private clubs as Executive Chef and General Manager of Boston Yacht Club. Most recently he served as General Manager of Black Swan CC and opened several restaurants for investors. Phil resides in Epping, NH with his wife Tara.

Grounds Superintendent
Ryan joined the team in 2017, after eight years as Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent at Saucon Valley Country Club in Pennsylvania where he has managed all three course to the highest level. Throughout his tenure in the industry, Ryan has built a solid foundation of knowledge beginning with a quality education at Penn State University with a BS degree in agriculture and turfgrass science. Ryan brings strong leadership skills, agronomy knowledge and environmental sciences, construction experience, USGA tournament experience and a professional management approach to operations and communications to Vesper.He and his wife Heather have two daughters, Kendall and Laurel.

Brian comes to us with years of experience and most recently held the controller position for the last 5 years at Salem Country Club and was the Treasurer at Mt. Pleasant Golf Club in Lowell for 20 years.  Brian was also a caddy at Vesper in his youth. 

Head Golf Professional
James Scales comes to Vesper Country Club from Wee Burn Country Club in Darien, Connecticut. James was born and raised on the west coast of Ireland. He started playing golf at an early age at Lahinch Golf Club. James went to school in England and received a Bachelor Degree in Golf Management from Myerscough College. His first job in the golf industry was at Victoria National in Newburgh, Indiana. Since leaving Victoria National, he has gained experience working at private clubs in South Carolina and Connecticut, as well as a return to Victoria National for a second spell. James joins the Vesper team after most recently spending three years at Wee Burn as the Senior Assistant. Wee Burn Head Professional, Sam Wiley, has an outstanding reputation preparing assistants in their professional career. James and his wife Alexis will be joining the Vesper family in 2022.