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Carl Koons

General Manager

Mr. Koons is a Class A-1 PGA Golf Professional who has been with Fredericksburg Country Club since 1989. After attending Old Dominion University, Carl began his career as an apprentice in the PGA program at The Country Club of Fairfax in Northern Virginia. Under the direction of Melvin Rowe, the legendary club professional, he worked his way up to the position of first assistant. During this time, Carl also accepted the role of head coach for the George Mason University Division I golf team. 

In 1989, Carl accepted the position as head golf professional at Fredericksburg Country Club. He is a member of the Titleist Club Professional Staff and is recognized as a certified club-fitter for both Titleist and Mizuno. Carl welcomed the additional responsibility as director of both golf and grounds in 2010. His skills acquired from nearly 30 years of dedication to the success of Fredericksburg Country Club prepared him to move into his most recent position as club general manager. 

Carl and his wife Laural reside in Fredericksburg and have two adult daughters, AnnMarie and Callie. 

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Amy Rapaport

Assistant General Manager

Amy Rapaport-Carper was born and raised in Roswell, GA, just 30 minutes north of Atlanta. A horse enthusiast since age 6, she bloomed into a successful competitive rider. This passion paved the way to a spot on the University of Louisville Equestrian Team where she majored in Business and Equine Administration. 

Amy, known in her peer group as "the planner", did not realize she could make a career out of her savvy skill set until she moved to Nashville in 2015. In Nashville, Amy gained experience working with several venues. The focus of her talents went to creating and designing a variety of corporate and social events. However, Amy quickly discovered her desire to support and aid a couple, in creating their vision for their special day, was paramount. For Amy, seeing everything come together became her passion. 

In March of 2019, Amy moved to Locust Grove, VA to be closer to family. She is excited to be bringing her experience and ideas to Fredericksburg and cannot wait to be a part of your journey! 

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Jerome Dodson

Golf Course Superintendent

Jerome joined the TEAM at Fredericksburg Country Club in 2020.  He graduated from North Carolina State University in 1988 with degrees in Turfgrass Management and Horticulture. He started playing golf in 1979 and his love of the game grew into a passion for the golf course and turfgrass, and presentation of the golf facility.  Jerome’s professional experience not only includes maintenance operations, but also construction and grow-in.  While he spent most of his career in the Mid-Atlantic transition zone, his resume includes golf courses from Maine to Louisiana. 

During 1999 to 2005, Jerome was involved in his most beloved projects to date—building both The First Tee Chesterfield and The First Tee Richmond facilities.  His work on these ventures with The First Tee of Greater Richmond organization earned him the Distinguished Service Award, presented by Virginia Golf Course Superintendents Association, in 2000. 

Jerome and his wife, Kristi, look forward to their time in Fredericksburg and being part of the Fredericksburg Country Club family.

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Brian Walker

PGA Golf Professional

Brian Walker was born and raised in Burlington, NC, just 30 minutes east of Greensboro.  He began his career in the golf business at the age of 18 at Alamance Country Club in his hometown. 

In 2006, he moved to Southport, NC where he became Lead Assistant Professional at The Clubs at St. James Plantation. 
After completing the PGA Apprentice Program and being elected to Class A Membership, he was promoted to Head Golf Professional.

Brian enjoyed six years of great success and developing professional relationships in his role of Head Golf Professional at St. James Plantation. In 2014, he became Head Golf Professional at Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, NC. After two highly successful years at Country Club of Landfall, Brian decided to make the move back to central North Carolina to be closer to Carley and begin a new chapter in his career as Tournament Director at Greensboro Country Club. 

Brian and his wife Carley are looking forward to bringing their sweet little girl  Breezy to Fredericksburg and be a part of this wonderful community.  They enjoy meeting new people, exploring new places, trying new restaurants, the beach, following their favorite sports teams, and spending time with family and friends. 

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Rob Light

Tennis Professional

Rob came to Fredericksburg Country Club in 2003, after serving two seasons as assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. While at UNC-A, Rob was influential in helping guide the Bulldogs team to its first-ever Division 1 National Ranking. Before going to Asheville, Rob served as the Assistant Tennis Professional at the Roanoke Country Club. Rob taught for 5 years in Roanoke where several of his junior players went on to play tennis at the collegiate level. Rob has enjoyed an extensive playing career. He was a four-year letterman at Hampden-Sydney College where he was a three-year captain. He finished his junior and senior years as second team all conference and was named team’s most outstanding player in those two years as well. Rob holds the highest level of professional certification through the United States Professional Tennis Registry. Rob is also a Master Racket Technician which is the highest honor given to any certified racket stringer in the United States Racket Stringers Association. 

Outside the club, Rob has twice been selected to coach the Mid-Atlantic junior teams. In 2004, Rob coached the Boy's and Girl's Mid-Atlantic Zonals team in North Carolina, and in 2007 Rob was selected to coach the Girls’ 18 and under Mid-Atlantic Nationals team in California.

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Michael Chizuk

Information Technology Consultant

Michael Chizuk applies expert knowledge, industry experience, and relentless energy to solving and providing solutions to the Fredericksburg Country Club. A graduate of Mountain View High School with an International Baccalaureate diploma along with an advanced diploma. Michael is currently enrolled at Germanna Community College, where he will transfer to Virginia Tech to earn a degree in Cybersecurity Management and Analytics. Michael began his career at FCC as a golf shop manager. Within one year, Michael became the I.T. Consultant at FCC and assisted the club in implementing new technology. Michael has always had a passion for computer growth. He competed in many computer science clubs and competitions like CyberPatriot hosted by the United States Air Force and RUSecure hosted by Radford University. While on those teams, Michael had placed in the overall top 10 2 years in a row.


Michael has always been very active within the community. He was a Boy Scout where after three years, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 13 on April 30th, 2017. With more than eight years of experience and the successful completion of many eagle and service projects, he has learned essential leadership skills to help him in the workforce. Michael can work effectively with staff, listen to their ideas and help implement the changes necessary to complete the project.


His expertise and experience have been an incredible asset to Fredericksburg Country Club and its goals.

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Jerri Galyen

Member Relations Director

Jerri has worked for the Fredericksburg Country Club in staff support and member relations since 1993.  She enjoys assisting members with requests and helping members stay informed on Club news and activities. 

Jerri is a lifelong resident of Spotsylvania, graduating from Spotsylvania High School and Germanna Community College with an Associates Degree.  She took time off from work when her children were young and then returned to the business world in an entry level position in the FCC business office.  As the Club grew and advanced, duties were added to Jerri’s position to make it what it is today. 

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Joy Kerley

Accounts Payable Manager

Joy has worked for the Fredericksburg Country Club for 26 years as the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Manager. Prior to coming to the Club, she worked as the Bookkeeper for Lake of the Woods Association for 10 years. 

Growing up in a military family, Joy has lived on the east and west coast of the Unites States, including the island of Antigua. After graduating from Herndon High School in northern Virginia she attended Northern VA Community College, but did not graduate. In 2008, after taking several classes and working full-time at the Club, she finally graduated and received her Associates Degree in Business Management from Germanna Community College. 

Joy lives in Orange County with her husband Jim. They enjoy playing golf on the weekends, and participate in various church activities. She has been the volunteer bookkeeper for her church for the past 6 years.

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Robbie Bennett

Accounts Receivable Manager

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Christine Grontas

Membership Director

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Brandon Williams

Food and Beverage Director

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Andrea McCoy

Front of House Manager

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Daren Frazier

Co-Executive Chef

Daren Frazier was born and raised in Fauquier county in the small town of Catlett,Virginia about 45 minutes south of Washington D.C. He has always been intrigued by food in general. From the age of 4 years old, climbing drawers and countertops to cook breakfast on weekends with his mother and grandmother. Early on in his cooking career he has worked at corporate restaurants to bed and breakfasts, but it wasn’t until 2015 when he accepted a position at Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, Virginia where he fell in love with the country club atmosphere and style of cooking. After 3 years of long hard work he was promoted to Sous Chef in late 2017 but decided to leave the club after a few months due to the transition of new management. 2018 was a big year for him, as he was contacted by a former employee to come join the team at Fredericksburg Country Club, in 3.5 short years the club has improved leaps and bounds and has completely transformed. Starting as a line cook then moving up to currently being Co-executive Chef with Gabriel Perez and the fantastic team that has been put together here.

Daren recently bought a home and moved to Caroline county to be closer to work, along with his two dogs and kitten Nico, Scrappy and Kiki. He looks forward to being a part of couples' special day and the continued success of the club.

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Gabriel Perez

Co-Executive Chef

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