Meet the Club Staff




Barry Herman, CCM

General Manager
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A native Floridian, Barry was born in Miami and raised in the Florida Keys, before moving to Tallahassee. He began his hospitality career in 1994 at the Governors Club, a private city club in downtown Tallahassee. Working his way through the ranks, Barry was promoted to General Manager and held that position until 2007. Before joining Interlachen in August 2012, he held the position of Assistant General Manager with Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables, Florida. Barry is a Certified Club Manager (CCM) and continues to be active in the Club Managers Association of America. When he is not working, Barry enjoys spending time with wife and their two daughters, and is an avid golfer.


Ann Grajeda

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Originally from California, Ann relocated to the east coast as a young child. Before settling in Florida, she worked at Sunterra Resorts and Club Corp of America in South Carolina in their accounting departments. Ann has been the Controller for Interlachen since 2003 and is in charge of all member accounts and finances at the Club. She has the pleasure of being the guardian to her twin 8 year old nieces. In their spare time, they enjoy Girl Scouting and sporting activities and events, especially bowling and baseball.


Jonathan Guevara

Clubhouse Manager
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Born in Queens, New York, Jonathan moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the age of eight. His journey in the country club industry began in August 2008 when he was hired as the Food & Beverage Manager for Point Lake & Golf Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.  In 2012, Jonathan accepted a position at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club/Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club as the Assistant Clubhouse Manager. Soon after in January 2013, he began at Interlachen as the Assistant Food & Beverage Manager and was quickly promoted to Clubhouse Manager in September 2014. Jonathan is a Certified Sommelier and serves as the Sunshine Region Committee Chair for the CMAA International Wine Society.


Cindy Naples

Director of Membership & Human Resources
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Cindy is the Director of Membership and Human Resources. She grew up in New York State and is a graduate of Villa Maria College of Buffalo. Her career at Interlachen began in 1996 as Assistant Controller, gradually adding to her accountability as the years went by. Cindy's Human Resource certifications include Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). Cindy and her husband share their home with their dogs, and enjoy spending time with their large family. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys reading and painting.


Emily Vurnakes

Marketing & Communications Manager
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After being raised in Ocala, Florida, Emily moved to Orlando in 2005 to attend the University of Central Florida. She studied Marketing and received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 2010. She brought her love of Marketing to the Interlachen team in 2014, after spending three years as the Marketing Coordinator for the House of Blues Orlando. Emily manages all aspects of Marketing & Communications for the Club, including the website and newsletter. Her biggest passion is music and enjoys going to live shows and traveling across the United States. 





Natalie Fitzgerald

Catering Director
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Natalie began her food & beverage/hospitality career in 1980 where she worked in different levels of management, and gained experience in a multitude of positions. A native of North Royalton, Ohio, her passion of event planning brought her to Florida in 1987 where she continued her career in hotels and resorts. When an opportunity arose to join Interlachen in 1998, she accepted the challenge of working in the private club sector. Natalie is a mother to two sons, Spencer and Devin. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, reading, baking and astrology.  





Matt Long

Aquatics Manager
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Matt was born in Charleston, South Carolina and raised between Orlando and Upstate New York. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Rollins College and eventually joined their staff as the Aquatics Director in 1993. Before diving in to the world of aquatics, Matt was originally from a retail management background with Rheinauers, Inc and later Church Street Station. Prior joining Interlachen in April 2013, he managed and built aquatic programs at the City of Oviedo, Winter Park Racquet Club and the National Training Center in Clermont. Matt's certifications include: USA Swim Coach, USA Track & Field Coach, and the American Red Cross (Lifeguard/CPR/AED and WSI Swim instructor and trainer).  




Jay Kennedy

Director of Golf
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Jay Kennedy is a PGA Professional and the Director of Golf. He grew up on the coast of North Carolina in Morehead City and graduated from Guliford College. During his time there, he was a two-time All-American in golf and was inducted into the Guliford College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994. Before he came to Interlachen in 1987, he worked for Harvie Ward at Grand Cypress Resort for five years. He and his wife Valerie have two daughters Hannah and Kathryn.


Stuart Leventhal

Golf Course Superintendent
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Stuart Leventhal has been the Golf Course Superintendent at Interlachen for 32 years. He is a certified Golf Course Superintendent and also a past president of the Central Florida Golf Course Superintendent's Association. During his tenure at Interlachen, he has received numerous awards including Florida Turf Grass Association Wreath of Grass, Central Florida Superintendent Association President's Award for Lifetime Service, and Golfweeks Supernews Superintendent of the Year. 





Conrad Cowan

Director of Tennis
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Originally from the Midwest, Conrad began his tennis career in the early 1980s at the Harry Hopman International Academy in Largo, Florida. During his time there, he had the privilege of working under the legendary Australian Davis Cup coach. After teaching in various cities across the United States, Conrad and his family settled in Winter Park and is completing his 10th year as Director of Tennis at Interlachen. He is heavily involved in the tennis community, currently serving as the USPTA President for Central Florida, and the Vice President of the Mid-Florida Tennis Association. He has a wife, Michelle and two sons who are both avid tennis players.