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Meet The Team

David Freiss, Club Manager

David Freiss, Club Manager

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.

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Josh Ricketts, PGA Head Golf Professional

Josh Ricketts, PGA Head Golf Professional

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.

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Kelly Klipp, Assistant Food & Beverage Manager

Kelly was born and raised in Myersville, and has worked at other local clubs before joining the Musket Ridge team. She is currently working towards her Bachelors degree in hospitality management through Johnson & Wales, and she enjoys spending time with her dogs, going to concerts and watching The Office.

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Kyle Roberson, Executive Chef

Kyle Roberson, Executive Chef

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.

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Kenny Alford, Sous Chef

Kenny Alford, Sous Chef

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.

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Vince Distefano, Superintendent

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 assistant’s 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.

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Autumn Blanchard, Office Administrator

Autumn Blanchard, Office Administrator

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.

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Musket Ridge Golf Club
3555 Brethren Church Rd
Myersville, MD 21773

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