Serving since 2017
I was born and raised in Chicago, currently I am living in Arlington heights with my family. I have two children, Michael and Catherine who are also in the industry. My career path has always been one that involves hospitality, for that is where my passion lies. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kendall College of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. Throughout my career in this industry, I have worked both front and back of the house, equally loving the culinary and management sides of both worlds. Prior to Ravinia Green, I was the Senior Director of Operations at Carnivale, a premier dining destination in the west loop. I also worked for Hostmark Hospitality as their resort service trainer for new acquisitions. I take great pride in what I do and will always do my best to provide our members and guests with the best level of service and cuisine that we can provide!
Membership Sales Director
Serving since 2017
Chris grew up on the Northshore of Chicago, and attended Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He’s had a storied career, working in the MarCom, Retail, Golf Ops. spaces – most notably with McDonald’s where he helped create and produce Happy Meal toys for McDonald’s. Chris has been part of the Ravinia Green management team for over 5 years now, striving to create new member acquisition strategies while leveraging the strength of current member referrals, social media, community networking, and Club open house events. Chris lives in Glenview with his wife Lisa, and kids Chase, Joe, and Analiese. He enjoys golf, running, and traveling with his wife and family.
Serving since 2021
Nathan was born-and-raised in San Francisco, California, near Fisherman’s Warf. Chef began his professional career in the U.S. Navy where he was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia from 1997-2001. It was there that he discovered his passion for the culinary arts. Similar to most chefs, his story starts out as a line cook. Over the years, Chef Nathan has worked at an array of restaurants and country clubs throughout the United States that has cultivated his ability to create a multitude of different cuisines. From upscale to fine dining, he has delved into Italian, American, Asian, Mexican and Southern-style cuisines. By continuing to learn about new cultures and culinary techniques, his passions are creating and perfecting outstanding dishes. As your Executive Chef, Nathan Jirasatith is ecstatic about the opportunity to provide you with truly exquisite dining experiences, bringing his Asian heritage and culinary expertise to the table.
Head PGA Professional
Serving since 2022
Marcus' experience as a PGA professional makes him a great choice to lead, train and educate the Ravinia Golf Operations team to further enhance your golf experience at the Club. Most recently, Marcus worked at Bob O'Link Golf Club, Highland Park, IL. To learn more about Marcus' work experience, teaching philosophy, and tournament operations, you can visit his PGA of America website.
First Assistant Golf Professional
Serving since 2022
I grew up in the Bay Area of California and later, Albuquerque, New Mexico playing primarily soccer and baseball. I began to learn about golf during my freshman year of college and became consumed, as I am sure you may be as well, chasing that white ball down the rough and enjoying the camaraderie of others endeavoring the same pursuit to score better than the day before. I took my first Player’s Ability Test one and a half years later and missed by one stroke. Later, I passed. Golf career-wise, I began working in an off-course retail shop which expanded over time. During the dot-com boom, I ran the daily operations for a website in which we sold golf equipment over the internet. Two and a half years later the company sold and I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. I tried out a couple other industries, but golf remained a passion.
Director of Racquet Sports
Serving since 2018
I was born and raised in the Philadelphia area, growing up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. My tennis career began when I was 11 years old and I have loved the game tennis ever since. I was a ranked junior player and played tennis and squash in college. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I am a certified USPTA tennis professional and have over 30 years of experience. I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve as the new Director of Tennis at Ravinia Green Country Club. My career began in the Chicago area at the 41 Sports Club in Highland Park as the Director of Tennis. I moved down the road to The Deerfield Multiplex where I became their Director of Tennis. Most recently, I was the Director of Racquet Sports at Green Acres Country Club in Northbrook, a position I held for 21 years. In the winter months, I am a tennis professional at the Northbrook Racquet Club where I hope to continue my relationship wi...