Brian Reich - General Manager
Brian Reich brings significant professionalism to Piper’s Landing. In 2006-2007, Brian managed the $4 million+ redesign of our Joe Lee golf course by Gene Bates and the installation of our first lighted tennis court. At the same time, we also resurfaced our 6.7miles of roads ($950,000) and remodeled our new 49-slip private yacht basin (at a cost of over $1 million). He has firmly put his positive stamp on our Club and community. Open communication is his forte. Bringing guests to the Club for dinner? Brian will be there with an enthusiastic “Hello!” Do your visitors have questions about the area or assistance in planning a special event? Brian has the expertise to assist them. Did we overlook something that would make the Club better? Brian is always willing to listen and take action.
Of importance are Brian’s financial skills, creating budgets that he and his staff can work with and deliver. Fiscal responsibility is his keynote. Professionalism is his mantra. Making sure our needs are met is his pride. If you visit, you must take a minute to meet him….he’ll be one more reason you decide to move here!
Brian grew up in New York City and, while in high school, began his hospitality career as a prep cook in a neighborhood Italian bistro. He graduated from Wagner College on Staten Island with a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting.
With over 30 years in the hospitality industry, Brian is a Certified Club Manager (CCM) and a Licensed Community Association Manager (LCAM). He managed Eastpointe Country Club, Aberdeen Golf & Country Club, Broken Sound Club, and The Clubs of Williams Island before coming to Piper’s Landing. He and his wife, Maria, live in Stuart and have two children. His son is a Police Officer, while his daughter is a Trust Attorney currently practicing in the local area.
Please write Brian with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (772) 283-7000.
Michael (Mike) Eye - Head Golf Professional
Meet Michael (Mike) Eye, who joined Piper’s as our Head Golf Professional in 2009 after serving two years as our Assistant Head Professional. With an honor-heavy Bachelor’s from Florida State University, he later completed the PGA Class A Certification program in just 18 months.
Prior to joining us, Mike taught at The Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Florida and The Golf Club at Summerbrooke in Tallahassee, FL. His preparation and qualifications are quite evident, as Mike teaches golfers of advanced experience levels, helping them to achieve their highest golf potential. For members who might prefer to learn in a group setting, Mike also conducts two clinics per week.
As for running our many golf events without a hitch, Mike makes it seem easy, as he has everything in order and organized to run smoothly. From our weekly Couples Step-Aside Scramble (between 100-140 members play this 9 hole event, then receive prizes and enjoy dinner), to men’s and ladies events on an ever-continuing basis, our golf gatherings are plentiful.
Mike oversees our many golf-related vendors, ensuring the Golf Pro Shop is always ready with the latest in golf fashion, equipment and technology. Additional responsibilities include involvement in all golf activities, course conditions/markings, budget development and the oversight of the handicap system. Mike plays a critical role in ensuring all of the golfing needs of our members are delivered professionally and with a smile.
Be sure to meet Mike when you visit Piper’s. He’s a tremendous asset who loves what he does and is one of the reasons we all enjoy the golf environment we are so fortunate to have here.
Cullen de Windt - Head Tennis Professional
Our Head Tennis Professional is Cullen de Windt. A Martin County native, Cullen began a noteworthy career in tennis at age 5 and continues to play competitive doubles against some of the best players in the country.
Among Cullen’s many credits:
- USPTA certified teaching professional
- Coach of the #1 14 and under boys in the country in 2008
- Winner of the USPTA Clay Court Doubles National Championship in 2007
- All-American at James Madison University, where he played #1 singles and doubles Florida high school tennis State Champion in 1993
- Speaks French and some Spanish
- A scratch golfer
Cullen is married to a wonderful French woman whom he met while working as a tennis pro at Club Med in Paradise Island. They have two active boys who enjoy the South Florida lifestyle. In the summer, Cullen enjoys taking a break from the competitive tennis to play in some golf tournaments in his free time. As the Tennis Professional at Piper’s Landing since November 2000, he enjoys teaching players of all ages and feels very fortunate to be doing something he loves!
He offers a variety of clinics plus private lessons for all levels of play. And you don’t have to go outside the gates for re-grips and stringing…Cullen does both. It’s not unusual to see an avid golfer peering through the fences, checking out if he or she should possibly convert! Many of us play both sports. Cullen’s a great match maker, so get in touch with him when you visit. You’ll be glad you did.
Claudio Gonzalez - Food & Beverage Director
Claudio Gonzalez has over 20 years of experience in the private club and hospitality industry. He was born in Chile where he earned his degree in Culinary Arts and Hotel and Restaurant Management from the Culinary Institute of South America in Vina del Mar, Chile (INACAP). He is currently a member of the Club Managers Association of America and persuing The Designation as a Club Manager(CCM), Claudio is Licensed Community Association Manager (CAM). Claudio has extensive experience in Food and Beverage management. He has worked with several clubs in Palm Beach, Boca Raton and others south Florida Clubs.
Claudio enjoys Biking and Running in his free time.