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, Marketing & Membership Director
Caroline is a University of Tennessee Alum, receiving her Bachelors in Communications with a focus in Journalism & Electronic Media. She started as our Communications & Administrative Assistant. Caroline puts her degree to good use by managing all of Fox Den's marketing and member communications!
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 be 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.
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 SuperintendentA 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.
| 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, ControllerA 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.