540.347.4205, ext. 1
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. 4
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. 8
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
540.347.4205, ext. 6
Lauren has a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, along with an undergraduate degree in Psychology from William and Mary. Lauren has been with Fauquier Springs Country Club in different capacities since 2009, and is passionate about her current position with banquet and catering sales.
Lauren is originally from (and currently lives in) Warrenton with her dog Sydney. She is dedicated to helping your wedding or event fulfill your wildest dreams!
Banquet & Catering Sales
540.347.4205, ext. 5
Rachel is a native to Northern Virginia. She was born and raised in Prince William County. She attended George Mason University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Tourism and Event Management in May 2013.
Upon graduating, Rachel accepted a job immediately with Clyde’s Restaurant Group. She booked and coordinated private events with Clyde’s of Tysons and Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm in Ashburn. After two years with Clyde’s, Rachel was ready to move on and try something new! She accepted a job with Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax as their Wedding Specialist and Catering Manager. There Rachel was able to call the shots entirely herself and learn about many different cultural events. Each wedding certainly is different! When the opportunity came to be a Director at a venue much closer to home, Rachel jumped on it. She took a job as Director of Sales and Marketing at Uptown Alley Manassas in Manassas Mall. The Sales and Marketing world was very different than the Catering and Wedding world Rachel was used to so after a year, she was looking to get back into the industry. Rachel is happy to be back in the wedding circuit.
In her free time, Rachel loves to spend time with her family, boyfriend and dog.
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.
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!