Meet the Team

Tina Weede I CITP, CIS, CRP

President & CEO

What motivates you?
People are why I wake up each day! Every day I get to enhance the quality of people’s lives; whether this be in our for profit or non-profits…it is amazing way to go through the day!

What does success mean to you?
Giving more than you take, loving with all your heart and helping others find success, whatever that looks like.

How do you feel you add to the client experience?
I enhance the client experience by ensuring our associates have a great culture within to work; If our associates are happy and fulfilled we will exceed our clients’ expectations. Through building a solid connection with people and understanding what is important, we can have a positive effect on the client or participant experience.

What is your passion?
My passion are people, my family, associates, business partners, clients, our two non-profits and my church. My daughter and I teach Sunday school for 4-year old’s and it is my favorite time of the week! I also have a passion for painting, traveling and cooking.

Barbara Nindos

​​Chief Development Officer

What motivates you?
The people I am around on a regular basis motivate me. My family, friends, co-workers all inspire me, challenge me and push me spiritually, emotionally and intellectively towards my next journey.

What does success mean to you?
Success is many things to me. It is having courage, not being afraid to try new things (no matter your age), determination not to give up, doing the right thing no matter how hard, resilience, tenacity, perseverance, being patient, being humble and at the end of the day being true to yourself.

How do you feel you add to the client experience?
I believe that we are all responsible for creating a culture centric company where a remarkable client experience is possible. I try to have honest engagement and communication, real interaction and connection with my internal and external clients. I feel these are basic elements of the human experience which create trust and adds to the client experience.

What is your passion?
I am passionate about my family, faith, friends and my work. All of these things bring my life great joy! And true happiness only comes when you do what you are most passionate about.

LeeAnne Canecchio

​Account Director

What motivates you?
Constantly focusing on creating new goals for myself motivates me to be better. I feel it is very important to feel like you have a purpose and that you are achieving things. Having goals keeps me moving forward and generating new ideas.

What does success mean to you?
Success is making new personal connections in all aspects of my life. Relationships help keep me grounded, keep me learning and exploring new things, and help me to be an overall happier person.

How do you feel you add to the client experience?
I am open to new ideas and I love to listen. I believe that truly listening to people solves most challenges. Give people a voice and a listening ear and great results happen naturally.

What is your passion?
My passion is helping to create inclusive, trusting, and cheery workplaces that encourage growth, both personal and professional. I truly believe everyone should enjoy their work and be able to have fun while getting work done. It helps to SPREAD JOY throughout all aspects of life!

Jennifer Fowler

​VP of Culture Engineering and HR

What motivates you?
My motivation in life comes from working with and helping people in both my personal and professional life. I have a strong internal motivation, based on faith, to lead a positive and productive life while helping others.

What does success mean to you?
Success means feeling joy, peace and satisfaction in all aspects of my life. It means that I begin and end my days with a sense of accomplishment.

How do you feel you add to the client experience?
I add to the client experience by taking a soft approach and listening to what they need to achieve success. I take the time to understand each client individually and help them resolve issues and achieve success through our partnership.

What is your passion?
My passion in life is my family from a personal perspective and helping others through Human Resources from a professional perspective. I always find it interesting when the skills I have learned in all aspects of my life can overlap and provide a resource for others.

Barbara Wiegmann

​Travel Advisor

What motivates you?
I'm motivated by a challenge. My job is to create exciting and memorable trips for my clients. Each one is a challenge.

What does success mean to you?
Success is a job well done, simple thank you from a happy client, or going the extra mile to create something amazing.

How do you feel you add to the client experience?
I'm a people-person. I love getting to know my clients and giving personal attention to details so that I create their dream trips.

What is your passion?
My family, travel, photography, animals, cooking, scrapbooking ... so many passions, so little time

​Debbie Kizzar

​​​Senior Accountant

What motivates you?
Helping my clients understand their financial position.

What does success mean to you?
Each month collecting all of the pieces and parts of a client’s financial position and organizing it all into a report is like putting a puzzle together. When it is done it is like a gift box with a pretty bow on top.

How do you feel you add to the client experience?
A client’s trust is the most important thing I offer and keeping that trust is the main goal in my career.
What is your passion? Being a positive and kind person.

Jeff Klaiber

What motivates you?
Experiences motivate me. From the joy of doing things with my family, to competition as a member of a basketball or golf team, to finding new golf course challenges. One of my favorite motivators is initiating, developing, testing, and building a new golf course feature. When I am in the middle of an actual design or building project, I often have difficulty concentrating on or caring about anything else. Getting lost in the day’s project is what motivates me.

What does success mean to you?
Success to me is no more than a day well spent. This does not always include my family, designing a golf course or playing a new course, or working with my hands building something, but these are on the short list of items that lead to a day well spent for me.

How do you feel you add to the client experience?
I often try to imagine being one of my clients. This position was common in my days working for Pete Dye and experiencing some of the world’s great golf designs for the first time. I greatly value breadth and depth of knowledge. As a pseudo teacher I can only hope for my client’s attention and some curiosity to the subject matter. I feel my personality and passion come through with my golf groups. In the end, I hope my clients return to their normal golf courses with a completely fresh view of golf design and the game, strategy, and perception of their place as players in golf. And that my enthusiasm for unique experiences in golf courses rubs off on them.

What is your passion?
My passion is design, specifically reinventing the wheel of golf course challenges. When I first played a Pete Dye course at the age of 19, I was shocked. I had never seen golf course features so imaginative, difficult, and creative. The green undulations, tee box shapes and orientation, severe fairway shaping, tension, surprises around every corner or dogleg…fascinating, mesmerizing. Finding an original idea for a bunker shape might be my favorite passion.

Luis F. Valdes, Ph.D.

​​​CEO, Psychogenyx, LLC,
​www.psychogenyx.com

What motivates you?
To be involved in a process, project, team, or organization that seeks improvement toward high-performance. I also seek to integrate my skills with the skills of other people to achieve and even go beyond what we thought was possible.

What does success mean to you?
I like what the legendary John Wooden says “Success is peace of mind that is the direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”

How do you feel you add to the client experience?
I apply my experience of formally studying human behavior for over 40 years with curiosity, commitment, and compassion.

What is your passion?
Solving challenging puzzles because life is a series of challenging puzzles that demand that you use your intelligence, creativity, judgment, and intuition to survive and thrive. If you are fortunate, you just might be able to do that with grace, humility, gratitude and integrity.

Janet Shepherd

Travel Concierge Specialist 

What motivates you?
Bringing delight to others. Sharing the joy of new experiences.

What does success mean to you?
Success is a job well done, simple thank you from a happy client, or going the extra mile to create a unique experience that they will treasure.

How do you feel you add to the client experience?
I enhance the client experience by listening attentively to their needs and by giving each one of them my very best.

What is your passion
I have a life-long passion for music, live theatre, and contra dancing. Most weekends you can find me volunteering as an usher at one of the marvelous theatres in Atlanta or performing onstage as a caller for contra and square dances.

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