540.347.4205, ext. 6
Larry Spielberg, General Manager, grew up in Falls Church, Virginia. He fell in love with the game of golf at age 12 and never lost the passion for the game and everything that surrounds it. Larry gave playing professional golf a shot but realized he would not be able to make a living at it. Still having the passion for golf and everything about the game, he became involved in the management end of the business.
Working at Ford’s Colony Country Club in Williamsburg, VA for Rick Ford, was Larry’s big break both professionally and educationally. Rick always said that having a background in golf is great but you need to learn all the facets of the golf and the hospitality business and then mesh the two together. With Rick’s expertise and tutelage Larry developed a foundation to continue his education and pursue creating outstanding memorable experiences for both members and guests at Fauquier Springs Country Club.
A. Jeffrey Pianelli, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Jeff Pianelli comes to us from Rivers Edge Golf Club in Shallotte, North Carolina. Rivers Edge is part of the North Myrtle Beach golf course group.
He went to Delaware Valley University (DVU), Pennsylvania to play basketball. After an injury that ended his basketball career, he took up golf and spent the last two years of school on the golf team. In his Junior year he helped DVU win the MAC Championship.
As a Golf Professional, Jeff is very passionate about teaching the game of golf. Seeing a novice player finally start to feel the confidence they need to play the game and enjoy it is what fuels his desire to be a Golf Pro.
Jeff’s wife, Eileen is a Registered Nurse and an avid Equestrian. They have one horse named Buddy and two dogs, Sophie and Delilah.
Membership Sales/Services Director
540.347.4205, ext. 2
Samantha “Sam” Bishop grew up in Northern Virginia and attended Stonewall High School. Samantha went to University of South Carolina on a softball scholarship as a pitcher. She has a background in Real Estate sales, and brings an enthusiastic determination and a tremendous work ethic to the Fauquier Springs Country Club Team. Sam is dedicated to helping prospective members find the membership that best suits their needs.
Samantha is married and has two children.
540.347.4205, ext. 9
Donna received her training in Accounting from Germanna Community College and worked at Oak Springs Nursing Home for 14 years where she was the Accounts Receivable Manager.
In 1994 Donna joined the Fauquier Springs Country Club Team and has served as the Office Manager for more than 20 years. She enjoys accounting and takes great pride in her work.
Donna and her husband Peter have three wonderful children and seven precious grandchildren.
Banquet & Catering Sales Manager
Since 2011 Maranatha has planned, coordinated, and produced weddings, corporate events, Gold Cup gatherings, and many other social events both on site and off site for Fauquier Springs Banquet Department and Legends Catering of Fauquier Springs Country Club. For more than a decade she has participated in the management, planning, and execution of hundreds of weddings and special events. This wealth of event experience, combined with her passion for getting the details of an event ‘just right,’ creates a truly memorable occasion for our members and our clients.
Prior to joining Fauquier Springs Country Club, Maranatha served as the Event Coordinator at the Inn at Kelly’s Ford in Remington. In addition, she managed their fine dining restaurant. Maranatha has more than ten years of experience as a bartender.
Tom brings extensive culinary knowledge and expertise and award-winning results to his position as Fauquier Springs County Club’s Executive Chef. His commitment to delectable, memorable cuisine, made with the finest ingredients, ensures a top-tier dining experience. Tom and his staff have taken dining at the Club to a new level.
He was born in Virginia at Fort Belvoir and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. Tom received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Philadelphia College of Art, and an Associate in Occupational Studies from the Culinary Institute of America. He has worked and lived in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., New Orleans, and Los Angeles, in addition to several seaside resorts. He was mentored under Michel Richard. Tom returned to Fauquier County and has lived here for almost 20 years.
David came to Fauquier Springs Country Club in 2003 and embraced the commitment to an exceptional dining experience and the fast-paced kitchen lifestyle. After graduating on the Dean’s List from Johnson & Wales University, David invested several years to travel throughout the United States and learn about many different cuisines. He worked under many renowned chefs and was trained by a Certified Master Ice Carver in the art of creating elegant sculptures. David was happy to return home to Fauquier Springs Country Club where his journey began.
Food and Beverage Director
Dani joined the Fauquier Springs Country Club Team in February of 2007 as Grille Room Manager. She and Nick, her son, moved to the area from Albemarle County where she had previously been employed for ten years with Wintergreen Resort as General Manager of Devils Grill Restaurant and The Garden Terrace Restaurant. Prior to her tenure at Wintergreen, Dani worked for several well-established restaurants in the Charlottesville area as Manager. Also, she spent several years as Kitchen Manager for White Star Mills Restaurant in Historic Downtown Staunton.
Dani provides club members with unmatched service. She takes great pride in catering to their specific needs to ensure they have an exceptional Grille Room dining experience each and every time they visit the Club.
Assistant Golf Professional
Justin has been part of the Fauquier Springs Country Club Team since 1998. Initially, he worked in the Catering Department before joining the Golf Team where his passion resides. Justin shares his love for the game of golf with members and is constantly expanding his knowledge of golf to offer more to Fauquier Springs Country Club’s members. He especially enjoys working with Junior Golfers. Justin manages the Club’s weekly games and tournaments.
Growing up in Amissville, Virginia, Justin attended Culpeper High School. He lives in Remington with his wife, Dale.
Ed has more than 35 years of experience in golf course maintenance. He takes great pride in the condition of Fauquier Springs Country Club’s course and is committed to providing a beautiful and outstanding course for members to enjoy. He joined the Fauquier Springs Country Club Team in 2012 and the golf course has never looked better!