Meet the Club Management


  • Administrative and General
    • Julie Lukon | General Manager COO

      Julie Lukon, the Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, came on board in 2013. Julie brings a wealth of management and leadership experience. She has a strong focus on customer service and understands the importance of providing a first-class experience for all members and guests. Prior to joining The Club at Fairvue Plantation, now Tennessee Grasslands, team, Julie served as part of the Management team at Servpro Industries Inc. for over 7 years. Living in the Sumner County area and being a member of The Club at Fairvue Plantation, she is aware of the great reputation and impact The Club has on the local community.  
      615.575.4323 |  jlukon@tngrasslands.com

      Connie Dickens | Controller

      Connie Dickens has been the Controller of the Club since reopening in March 2011. She worked with the previous owner by starting in accounts payable and payroll in the hotel division in 1997. Her job evolved into being a liaison with the tax auditors and an assistant to the Controller of ShoLodge before moving full time to The Club at Fairvue, now Tennessee Grasslands, in 2007. She feels one of her greatest business achievements is her rapport with both Club members and her coworkers, and she thrives on trying to exceed their expectations. She started her career at a branch of First & Peoples Bank while obtaining her banking degree at Volunteer State Community College. Her overall greatest accomplishments are her children, Elizabeth and Alexander. Connie also enjoys spending time with her other family from the Westmoreland Church of Christ, where she works in several ministries.
      615.575.4306 | cdickens@tngrasslands.com

      Cindy Cline | Accounting & Cottages

      Cindy was born and raised right here in Gallatin. She has been a vital part of the restaurant/hospitality industry for 30 years working in accounting. She started with Captain D’s and Shoney’s restaurants and then moved into the hotel industry with Shoney’s Inns, Sumner Suites, AmeriSuites, and Guest House Inns. Cindy joined The Club in 2008 and has been there ever since. She loves to scrapbook and spend time with her two children and grandchildren.
      615.575.4305 | ccline@tngrasslands.com

  • Membership
    • Sarah Tate Stratton | Membership director

      Sarah joined the Club at Fairvue, now Tennessee Grasslands, as the Membership Director in 2014 after graduating with a degree in public relations from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). As a Sumner County native, she understands the impact The Club has on the local community, and she knows The Club is nothing without its loyal, supportive members. By portraying The Club's exceptional reputation to the public, Sarah plans to bring in top-notch new members. Sarah lives in Hendersonville with her husband Phillip, and their only baby, a German Shorthaired Pointer, Chief. 
      615.575.4310 | sstratton@tngrasslands.com

      JORDAN TRAMEL | MEMBER RELATIONS COORDINATOR

      Jordan grew up in the heart of Nashville and recently moved to Old Hickory, TN. She lived in Chattanooga for three and a half years while attending school at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After graduating, she moved home and worked as an Events Manager at The Hermitage working mostly with weddings. She is excited to broaden her Events Planning experience at Tennessee Grasslands. She will strive to exceed the Members expectations to make the Club, "The Place to Be". In her free time, Jordan loves spending time with her family and her puppy. 
      615.575.4322 | jtramel@tngrasslands.com 

  • Golf Operations


    • Will Leety | PGA Lead Assistant Golf Professional

      Will has been an Assistant Golf Professional at The Club at Fairvue Plantation, now Tennessee Grasslands, since May 2008. Prior to his job at Tennessee Grasslands, he worked at Pelican Marsh in Naples, Florida, Ft. Lauderdale Country Club in Plantation, Florida, and Butler Country Club in Butler, Pennsylvania. Will earned his B.S in Accounting at the University of Tennessee in 2002 and received his PGA Membership status in July 2010. He has more than 10 years of teaching experience and teaches golfers of all ages and abilities, which include individual lessons, junior camps, and golf clinics. He is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is an avid fan of all Pittsburgh teams. Will’s goals are to provide the highest quality customer service to our members and provide the best image that makes Tennessee Grasslands the most recognized golf club in all of Middle Tennessee.
      615.575.4312 | wleety@tngrasslands.com

       

  • Food & Beverage
    • SHAWN CONKLIN | food & beverage director

      Chef Shawn Conklin was introduced to the Culinary Arts at the age of 17 in his small hometown of Hudson, New York. He started his career in the restaurant business as a busser working his way up, where he eventually learned the fundamentals of cooking under 4 star chefs. After moving to Tennessee and graduating with honors from the Art Institute of Nashville, he ventured out on his own as a personal chef for some of the biggest names in country music, including Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, Miranda Lambert and Priscilla Presley to name a few. He now hangs his chef hat close to home, here at Tennessee Grasslands, where he brings his unique style of elevating classic comfort food to introducing new and exciting modern Molecular Gastronomy dishes that will entice all your senses. 
      615.451.2600 x 101 | shawn@tngrasslands.com


      BRYAN WILLETT | FAIRVUE EXECUTIVE CHEF

      Bryan was raised in a small farming town in Reisterstown, Maryland.  It is here, where he started working in the restaurant industry as a bus boy and then worked his way back into the kitchen.  Bryan moved to Providence, RI to attend Johnson & Wales University, where he received a degree in both culinary arts and food service management. Bryan cooked in New England for the last 10 years as sous chef and recently moved to Gallatin, TN to be closer to family, with his wife Ciara.
      615.575.4309 | bwillett@tngrasslands.com

      EMILY GARNER | BANQUETS & SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR

      Emily Garner is a recent graduate from Florida State University’s College of Business where she majored in Hospitality Management. She has worked alongside several events coordinators throughout her time in college. Her passion for creating events started when she was a freshman in high school when she joined student government and planned the high school’s events. Since then, it has grown even more.She has recently moved out of her home state of Florida to start a new adventure in Gallatin, Tennessee working as the Events Coordinator at Tennessee Grasslands Golf and Country Club. Here she plans to use everything she has learned and put her own creative twist on planning the perfect events.
      615.451.2600 x 124 or 615.575.4307 | emily@tngrasslands.com

  • Course & Grounds
    • Jeff Madsen | Golf Course Superintendent

      Jeff grew up in Monroe, Iowa, and graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Turfcare Horticulture. While attending ISU he worked full-time as the Assistant Superintendent at Ames Golf and Country Club. After graduation, he accepted the Assistant Superintendent position at ALVAMAR Country Club in Lawrence, Kansas, which at the time had the highest number of Zoysia grass acres of any course in the United States. He has 27 years of experience in the role of superintendent, with 22 of those years in Tennessee. Jeff has also been hired to consult on two high profile courses in Japan. In 2002, he was hired to finish construction and grow in the course at Fairvue Plantation and later Foxland Harbor. Jeff and his wife Phyllis have a daughter, Jenna.
      615.575.4320 | jmadsen@tngrasslands.com

  • Wellness
    • STACY PORTER | WELLNESS DIRECTOR

      Stacy is excited and honored to be the Wellness Director at Tennessee Grasslands. He looks forward to leading the Wellness team as we broaden the program and empower more people to take an active role in their day to day wellness. In his career experience, he had the opportunity to oversee several health facilities such as hospitals and prosthetics, as well as work directly with operations and innovations. His team will identify and implement ways to add greater value offering and develop new solutions to meet the evolving needs of members. He is motivated to teach fitness and nutrition as equal partners in creating a healthier you. Stacy has over 20 years in the health and wellness industry with experience and certifications.

      ASFA Nutritionist Certification v  ASFA Personal Trainer Certification
      Former Professional Body Builder 3X Champion
      Studied Business & Administration (UNV of Memphis)

      He will work to improve the fitness level of each member, regardless of age, skill, or limitations.. He and his staff strive to drastically improve the lives of members through an effective and efficient fitness experience. Stacy's leadership is comprised of exceptionally talented skills that defines clinical and scientific research and experience in the field of health and wellness.
      615.451.2600 x 125 | stacy@tngrasslands.com
Where shoreline and fairway meet. The Place To Be!
  • Tennessee Grasslands Golf and Country Club
  • 981 Plantation Boulevard, Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
  • 615-575-4300