Team


Weddings & Events

Melody Wardak

Event Sales Manager
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Melody is a Valdosta State grad, speaks English and Spanish, and has been in the wedding and event business since 2017. She enjoys hiking, fostering dogs, and is a huge Capitals fan!

Victoria Tucker

Event Coordinator / Food & Beverage Manager
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Viki is originally from Maryland but grew up largely in Hawaii. She has a degree in Business Marketing from Frostburg State and fell in love with the hospitality industry while working as an Event Manager at a wedding venue. She has a German Shepard and a cat keeping her busy at home, and is an avid runner and marathoner.

Golf

David Freiss

Club Manager
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David joined the Musket Ridge team in early 2008. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, David has pursued his passion for the game and golf business with employment through several upscale golf clubs and going through the Professional Golf Management Program at Penn State University. He has been an Assistant Golf Professional at Whistling Straits in Kohler, WI, St. Albans Country Club in St. Louis, MI and River Bend Golf & Country Club in Great Falls, VA. With his experience in the industry, David brings a wealth of knowledge both on and off the course to our guests and staff. He enjoys cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirates and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Josh Ricketts

PGA Head Golf Professional
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Josh joined Musket Ridge in 2014 with experience at high-end clubs such as Cattail Creek Country Club, Hollow Creek Golf Club, and Orange County National Golf Center. A graduate of Penn State University and The Golf Academy of America, Josh fell in love with the game of golf early in his career. He has been a PGA professional since 2003 and he gained Class A membership in 2009. Josh spends most of his spare time with his wife and two young children and, as a big sports fan, often volunteers at elementary schools to teach kids about the game of golf.

Vince DiStefano

Superintendent
Vince joined Musket Ridge following eight years as the Superintendent of Blue Ridge Shadows GC in Front Royal, where he grew in the 18 hole golf course and developed the golf course maintenance department. From 1996 to 2005 Vince had an illustrious assistantís career working at three Top 100 golf courses: Spyglass Hill in Monterey, CA; Eagle Point CC in Wilmington, NC and Shadow Creek in Las Vegas where he oversaw a renovation that brought Shadow Creek back into the Top 20 Best US Courses. He's also serves on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Assoc. of Golf Course Superintendents as the Media, PR & Newsletter Director. Vince enjoys spending time with family, and volunteers with the Boy Scouts. He also loves to play golf.

Food & Beverage

Kyle Roberson

Executive Chef
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Kyle has been a chef in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas since 1995. He has prepared meals for top national celebrities and sports figures as well as Congressional dignitaries and local government officials. As part of the Musket Ridge team since 2007, Kyle is central to the Zero Food Waste Initiative, the first of its kind on the East Coast. He oversees the Bokashi process and uses the compost in his organic on-site garden. He is a passionate Baltimore Orioles fan and named his cat Murray after Hall-of-Famer Oriole Eddie Murray.

Kenny Alford

Sous Chef
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A part of the Musket Ridge team since 2008, Kenny has over nine years of experience in the food service industry. He has served as both a chef and manager at local restaurants and an area golf club. When not in the kitchen, Kenny enjoys playing a round of golf at Musket and fishing on the river with friends.

Caitlyn Trama

Assistant Food & Beverage Manager
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Caitlyn is originally from Scranton, PA but has lived all over thanks to a husband in the military. They're happy to now be calling the Frederick area home and are happy to be putting roots down here. Caitlyn attended Marywood and Mount St. Mary's and has a degree in biology, and in her spare time she enjoys hiking with her three dogs and spending time with family.

Club Administration

Autumn Blanchard

Office Administrator
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Autumn grew up in Pennsylvania and have lived in Maryland for the past several years. She's been with Musket Ridge since 2020, and enjoys hiking, spending time with her dog, and skiing.