Ryan Ott, General Manager

Ryan Ott grew up in California and graduated from Loyola Marymount University where he played baseball and studied marketing. He is a PGA member with over 19 years of experience in the golf industry. For the past 17 years, he has worked for Troon Golf managing several facilities throughout the country. Ryan and his wife Stephanie have two children, Hayden and Lindsay. Both kids play on the Farragut High School golf team. When he is not golfing, Ryan loves to spend time outdoors fly-fishing and traveling the country. 

 

Caroline Inman, Membership Director  

Caroline is a University of Tennessee Alum, receiving her Bachelors in Communications with a focus in Journalism & Electronic Media. She has been with Fox Den Country Club for over two years now and started as our Communications & Administrative Assistant. She worked at a local Golf Course all through college where she was a beverage cart attendant and a part of the pro-shop staff. Caroline has taught dance for well over a decade!

Caroline enjoys all things outdoors and has a natural zest for life! She loves making people laugh and the art of sarcasm is not lost on her. She is super family orientated and loves the Fox Den Family dynamic. She is very much a people person and thrilled to serve as Membership Director here at Fox Den Country Club!

  Linda Crowley, Executive Chef

Linda has been a VITAL part of Fox Den for 16 years and we are so excited to have her as our Executive Chef. She has  made such an incredible impact in our culinary department, from creating our delectable menus to training the most amazing Culinary Team! 

Chef Linda grew up in Kentucky on a thoroughbred horse farm known as the Old Man of War Farm. She started enjoying cooking at the young age of 10. Chef Linda went to the Louisville School of Bakery and on to the Culinary School of Palm Beach Florida. Linda has completed many sought-after and respectable internships, including The Hespira in Finland and the Breakers Hotel in West Palm. She moved to Tennessee to raise her daughter Siobian. Chef Linda is a certified educator/pastry chef and has taught at multiple Culinary Schools. Linda has also been published in Club Resort, Business Magazine and The Knoxville News Sentinel. She has received numerous awards and medals for her outstanding culinary skills!

We look forward to all of her delicious creativity!

 

Doug Anderson, Food & Beverage Director

Doug Anderson is a California native with a heart for East Tennessee. Graduating from California State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Doug excels when given financial puzzles to solve and budgets to balance. After working as a mortgage banking analyst on the west coast for over ten years, Doug’s passion for hospitality and culinary creation drew him to learn more about restaurant management. He has been in the industry for over twenty years managing Knoxville area restaurants, such as Chili’s, Bonefish Grill, Calhoun’s, Aubrey’s and Bistro by the Tracks. During that time, Doug has served in all front and back of house positions and honed his skills in spotting financial trends that reduce food and labor costs while improving guest experience through facility training and professionalism.

 

Doug’s greatest accomplishment is becoming a father and leading his wife Chesney and sons Evan (25), Grayton (4) and Walton (9mo). The Anderson family have been members of Fox Den Country Club since early 2018 and enjoy taking their youngest sons to the pool and dining on the Tackett’s patio in the summer. Easter and Fourth of July are their favorite holidays to celebrate at the Club.

 

He is a lover of craft beer and bourbon as well as Nicaraguan cigars. When Doug is not working, he enjoys entertaining and cooking for friends and family, playing his guitar, seeing live music and spending time on 30A beaches with his family. 

Natasha Robbins, Special Events Director 

Natasha is an enthusiastic and talented professional with extensive experience in Event Management, Event Planning and Administration. 

 

Over the last 6 years she has been working in the event industry as a Planner of a variety of events that include weddings, galas, auctions, corporate picnics and events, concerts, holiday parties and much more. Clients describe Natasha as having a "big heart, a hard work ethic and a true passion for planning."  She recently received her Leadership Certificate from Leadership Sevierville and was elected to be part of the Graduation Committee to create a memorable graduation event for the students.  

 

When Natasha is not planning an event she is nestled at home with her loving husband and her three wonderful children! 

Danny Ackerman, PGA, Head Golf Professional

Danny grew up in Central Illinois where he was a Golf Professional at three different private clubs. Danny was the 1st Assistant Professional at Mt. Hawley Country Club in Peoria, IL for four seasons before coming to Fox Den in 2014. Danny played two seasons at Illinois Central College. His accomplishments there included two individual medalists and All-Conference honors for both seasons. He completed a degree in Business Marketing at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL in 2005 and completed the PGA/PGM program and received his PGA membership in 2012. Danny received the 2015 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year for the Tennessee PGA Section. Danny credits his passion for the game and enjoyment of working with others as the key factors of his being a Golf Professional.  


Scott Severance, CGCS, Golf Course Superintendent

A Certified Golf Course Superintendent, Scott holds a turf degree from Michigan State University and has over 25 years experience in golf course maintenance. Over the course of his career, he has held positions in North Carolina at Mid Pines Golf Club and Little River Golf Course, Florence Country Club in South Carolina and Crystal Mountain Resort in Michigan. Scott joined the Fox Den staff in early 2004, just prior to our extensive golf course renovation project. His experience proved invaluable to making the project a success for the club.

Rob Cameron, Director of Sports Activities & Head Tennis Professional

Rob began playing tennis at age nine, competing in juniors, high school, and collegiate levels before playing two years professionally.  In 1994, Rob was ranked Number One in Knoxville in the Men’s Open Doubles and Men’s Thirty-and-Over Doubles Divisions. Rob has been teaching and coaching tennis for over 35 years. He was the Director of Tennis at the Weston Field Club in Weston, Connecticut, before coming to Fox Den in 1989. Rob has conducted clinics throughout the United States and abroad with such renowned tennis professionals as Tim and Tom Gullikson, Paul Annacone, Roy Emerson, Wendy Turnbull and many more. Rob currently has a P-1 USPTA Rating.  
  James Montgomery,Fitness Director & Personal Trainer

As Fitness Director, an ACE-certified Personal Trainer and a Tennis Professional, James enjoys helping you set and reach your personal goals. He appreciates being a part of the everyday struggles that bring your objectives closer. James obtained his Master’s degree in Physical Education and Sports Administration from Eastern Kentucky University, close to his home town of London. James has a background in physical therapy, sport-specific fitness and tennis coaching and instruction. James has worked with clients of all ages, and welcomes a diverse group of individuals to his training sessions. When not on the tennis court or in the gym, James enjoys training Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, kickboxing, yoga, fishing and many other outdoor activities.


Patti Thigpen, Controller

A native of Knoxville, Patti joined the Fox Den staff in June 1998. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and relocated to Nashville in 1982, where she served as Controller and later, General Manager of The Cumberland Club of Nashville, a private city club. She moved back to Knoxville in 1992 to be closer to her family. Patti’s accounting experience ranges from positions with international companies, including Nova Information Systems and Pilot Corporation. 

John Worley, Maintenance Director

John is a Knoxville native born and raised. As a graduate of Farragut High school, he is in tune with the vibe of our little town and has seen it go from farmland to striving municipality. Farragut is home to John!

John has been at Fox Den for nearly 20 years! He came here the first summer that the new clubhouse opened, as a landscaper, and was absorbed into the building maintenance department under Art Brooker. After a 4 year departure and the birth of a beautiful baby girl, John returned to have a  5 year career in the golf course maintenance department before being offered the position as Maintenance Director. John is looking forward to being a steward of progress and growth to the Club!