MEET OUR TEAM
As President of Total Turf Services, Inc. Mark has over 30 years experience in the Green Industry. He started the company Pennink Arrimour which provided Landscape and Golf Services in the Northeast. The company’s rapid growth was generated by providing high quality and high safety standard that clients demanded. Mark is a black belt in Six Sigma and sits on industry and local boards. Total Turf Services has developed into one of the top Golf Renovation/Irrigation Companies in the country. Many courses that Total Turf Services has worked on have won National Recognition, such as Golf Renovation of the year 2004 for White Manor Country Club, Malvern, PA. The company’s main goal is to provide quality work in a safe environment for our employers and clients.
Vice President - Golf
As Vice President, Greg oversees all aspects of the company’s golf operations. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, he has spent the past 25+ years working within the golf course industry. With experience as a Golf Course Superintendent, Director of Golf Course Operations and General Manager, Greg is well versed in operations and the business side of the golf course construction. His hands on approach insures that all customer experience high level of services and satisfaction through the construction/renovation process. Greg’s relationships with Golf Course Architects and Superintendents are instrumental in company’s development and expansion throughout the country.
Vice President - Landscape/Athletics
After graduating from Albright College with a degree in business management, Bryon has spent the past 10+ years working in our Golf division both as Project Manager and Operations Manager. As the current Vice President of The Arrimour Group and Total Turf Athletics, Bryon manages all aspects of construction, renovation, maintenance and snow removal across both Landscape and Athletics divisions. Bryon and his team work closely with commercial properties, home owner associations, schools and townships to deliver a high quality product to fulfill their landscape and athletic field needs.
Chief Financial Officer
Toni has over 25+ years in the green industry, most notably in the landscape maintenance and lawn care sectors. Her previous experiences working for Fortune 500 companies have afforded her the opportunity to acquire crucial corporate knowledge on policy, procedures and best practices which she transfers readily into the private sector of small business. It was her experience and previous work relationship with Mark Arrimour that led her back to the same office she worked in over 15 years ago. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting/Business from DeSales University and has been instrumental in driving for results and generating strategies to improve the bottom line, all while keeping the company’s Core Values in the forefront.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM
Golf Operations Manager
Todd has been around golf his entire life. While earning an undergrad degree in Mathematics, he played collegiate golf at Appalachian State University followed by graduate school at University of Florida where he earned a Masters in Landscape Architecture. During his time at University of Florida, he began his now 20+ year career in the golf course industry. As Golf Operations Manager, Todd is responsible for managing all aspects of construction and renovation projects in the Southeast. His ability to work closely with Golf Course Architects and Superintendents alike proves to be an integral quality leading to the successful execution of projects time and time again.
Golf Operations Manager
Shellene brings over 25 years of golf course construction experience to the TTGS team. Having previously worked as a Shaper, Project Manager, and VP/Partner throughout his career, Shellene has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the Caribbean building and renovating some of the most prolific golf course for some of the game’s most notable designers and architects. His resume includes work for such clients as Point O’ Woods CC (Benton Harbor, MI), University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN), The Half Moon Resort (Montego Bay, Jamaica), Winged Foot Golf Club (East & West), The Los Angeles Country Club (South), Merion Golf Club (PA), Oak Hill Country Club (NY), The Alotian Club (AR), Oklahoma City Golf & CC (OK), The Creek Golf Club (NY), Shoal Creek Golf Club (AL), Virginia CC (CA), San Gabriel CC (CA), and Brook Hollow Golf Club (Dallas, Texas). As Golf Operations Manager, Shellene will look to foster and build upon existing relationships with both Superintendents and Architects alike as well as garner new opportunities for growth in emerging golf markets. Shellene is a native of Jasper, Alabama and currently resides with his wife, Melissa, and their 2 children in Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts.
Golf Operations Manager
Doug is a Penn State graduate of Turfgrass Management and has been a Superintendent at multiple top clubs in Colorado for 25+ years. In these roles, he has managed numerous full course re-designs, including bunker renovations, lake construction, and complete irrigation install with many notable architects and designers. As Golf Operations Manager, Doug oversees all aspects of construction and coordinates with architects and clients to execute construction at the highest level. He enjoys pulling together a winning team to complete projects. His meticulous eye ensures jobs are completed with architects and management’s design intent and within goals, budgets and timelines. Doug currently resides in Denver with his wife and 2 children.
Golf Operations Manager
As Golf Operations Manager, Dave oversees all aspects of golf course construction, renovation, maintenance and improvements. Since graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Turfgrass Management, Dave has spent 25+ years establishing and building relationships within the Green Industry. His previous work experiences as an Assistant and Golf Course Construction / Grow-in Superintendent have exposed him to all aspects of construction and turfgrass management applications. Dave is well-versed in developing custom turfgrass programs, cultural practices, and grassing installations.
GPS Project Coordinator
Kyle’s passion for golf started at an early age and has only grown stronger over the years. A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Landscape Architecture, he brings technical design expertise coupled with a wide breadth of experience in golf course maintenance at the professional level. As GPS Project Coordinator, Kyle manages all surveying and mapping applications for golf renovation projects nationwide, serving as a liaison between Project Managers, Superintendents, and Course Architects. He is instrumental in overseeing all phases of a given project, including bidding, material ordering, production tracking, and final as-built/record drawings.
Liz is a graduate of Temple University with experience in the construction industry having previously worked as an estimator. She brings a wealth of knowledge and skills that she will utilize in her day-to-day tasks at Total Turf. As Purchasing Coordinator, Liz is responsible for ensuring all project needs are met in an efficient and timely manner. Her ongoing communication with new and current vendors is integral in the growth of TTGS across all markets.
Senior Project Manager
David has been involved in the Golf Course Construction industry for over 25 years. His love for the game has developed from his early days as a Shaper up until present day, where he has spent the last decade as a Project Manager. With over a dozen new course constructions and a host of renovations under his belt, Dave has seen and learned the intricacies of golf course construction while building courses for noted designers such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye and Arthur Hills. Dave has been recognized for his ability to manage and complete large scale projects in a professional and timely fashion, producing a high quality end result that satisfies the goals and desires of both client and architect alike.
With over 20 years of experience, Juan has been involved in all facets of Golf Course Construction industry. His work experiences have allowed him the opportunity to work on both new course construction as well as golf course renovations, having been involved in development of 6 new golf course and the renovation of over 50 courses, throughout the United States and abroad. Juan's unique ability to read a set of plans and be able to understand the architects vision for a project, along with his attention to detail and care he takes of their property have made him a favorite amongst the Architects and Superintendents he has worked with.
John's interest in golf began while learning how to play the sport with his father at an early age. A love for the game inspired him to learn more and eventually led to him accepting a position with the maintenance crew at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown, MD. The long time golf course superintendent, Merrill Frank, encouraged him to enroll at the Institute of Applied Agriculture at the University of Maryland, where he graduated with a degree in Golf Course Management. He gained valuable management experience while working at courses in the DC area such as Columbia Country Club and Little Bennett Golf Course. Since joining our team in the winter of 2015, John’s work has encompassed all aspects of golf renovation, including tee, green, and bunker construction, pond and stream restorations, as well as DuraBunker and Better Billy Bunker applications. His experience includes working at many premier clubs such as Cassique Golf Club, The River Course, Seabrook Island Golf Club, Oyster Reef Golf Course, Castle Pines Golf Club, Cherry Hills Country Club, Maroon Creek Golf Club, Lookaway Golf Club, Denver Country Club, Bayville Golf Club, and Grandfather Golf and Country Club. During his time with Total Turf, John has also he has had the pleasure strengthening his relationships with several golf course architects such as Gil Hanse, Tom Fazio, Tom Doak and Eric Iverson, Reese Jones and Greg Muirhead, Bobby Weed, Thomas Marzolf, Stephen Kay, and John Lafoy.
Jared comes to us with 5 years of experience in the golf industry. His previous experience as an equipment operator has allowed him to excel in projects involving drainage installation, greens construction, and bunker and tee renovations. Jared has been responsible for managing projects on prominent courses such as Winged Foot Golf Club, Talis Park Golf Club, Baltusrol Golf Club, and Tamarack Country Club to name a few. His hard work and dedication make him an asset to the company and a pleasure to work with. He hopes to continue to grow within the company and strengthen his skills in his role as Project Manager.
Paul was first exposed to golf in his hometown of DeRidder, Louisiana which initiated a strong interest in golf course architecture and construction. He received both his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture and Masters of Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He also studied Spanish at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia and has completed the Sports Turfgrass Management Program through the UGA Center for Continuing Education. Prior to working in golf course construction, he worked on a wide variety of landscape architecture and construction projects in the southeastern U.S. and in Medellin, Colombia. His golf course construction experience includes the notable course restoration projects of Beverly Country Club with Ron Prichard and Tyler Rae and Oakland Hills Country Club – South Course with Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner. Paul appreciates the opportunity to work for TTGS as a Project Manager.
Alec has been around golf his entire life, starting at young age when he began playing the game. His first introduction to the industry began at Overbrook Golf Club in Villanova, PA where he worked on the grounds crew while still attending high school. It is here where his interest in horticulture flourished, and he made the decision to attend a technical school to further his passion. After completing this program, Alec went on to study at Penn State University where he earned his degree in Turfgrass Science in 2017. His studies were complemented by many great internships at prominent clubs in the northeast, including Concord Country Club (MA), Lancaster Country Club, and White Manor Country Club. Following graduation, Alec’s construction experience emerged during his time at the renowned Augusta National Golf Club where he was part of a construction crew making changes to the golf course in house. Since then, he has traveled throughout the country completing golf course renovation projects and looks forward to furthering his career with the team at TTGS as Project Manager.
Keith grew up in the Brunswick County-Myrtle Beach area in South Carolina where golf is big. Immediately following high school, he began working on some of the best golf courses in the area. He later went on to attend North Carolina State University where he graduated with an agronomy degree in turf grass management. With over 20 years of industry experience, Keith has honed his craft as a golf course superintendent both in the continental U.S. as well as in Bermuda. His experience in feature construction, new course turf grow-in, and irrigation installation, makes him a true asset for all renovation projects. In his spare time he likes to watch world football and is excited to continue to grow and develop with the TTGS team.
DJ started his life of golf in Dubai, getting his first set of golf clubs at the age of four. Since then, he has spent his entire career working on a multitude of different golf courses. Beginning first on a course in Central Georgia while still in high school, he spent the subsequent years furthering his career in golf course maintenance in a variety of different roles. His resume includes time spent at Heritage Oaks in Sarasota as a Spray Tech and at Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande, FL as Assistant Superintendent. DJ is excited to transition into construction with TTGS as an Assistant Project Manager, bringing along his knowledge and experience in bulkhead work, drainage installations, tee box and seawall renovations.
Jim has worked in the Golf industry for the past 25 years. A graduate of Western Texas College, he began his career renovating The Winkler County Golf Course in Kermit, TX. Soon after, he moved to Georgia to become the Assistant Superintendent at Cherokee Town and Country Club in Dunwoody. He later went on to become the grow-in/construction superintendent for clubs including Laurel Springs in Suwanee ,GA; Meadowbrook Farms in Katy, TX; The Currahee Club on Lake Hartwell in Georgia; and finally at The Grove XXIII in Hobe Sound, Florida where he worked alongside Total Turf’s crew, following the new construction and grassing of the course. After successfully completing the final grow-in at the Grove, Jim joined the Total Turf team as a Project Manager where he looks forward to sharing his previous golf expertise and expanding his construction and renovation experience.
Cory Von Tungeln
Cory has worked as a Golf Course Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent over the last two decades at multiple clubs across the country. His interest in golf came at an early age while mowing greens and being part of the golf maintenance team at his local hometown golf course. He is a Rutgers University graduate of Turfgrass Management and holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. His career began at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, California where he was exposed to several construction projects that initially sparked his interest in golf course building. From there, he moved on to Chicago, Illinois and played a key role as Superintendent during a renovation project at Midlothian Country Club, a club with great history that was established in 1898. Cory is very excited to join the Total Turf Golf Services team where he can contribute all his previous expertise. Outside of work, Cory enjoys baseball and has previously played Single-A Minor League baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He currently resides in Oklahoma City, OK with his wife and 3 children.
ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGERS
Equipment Fleet Manager
Matt spent the first decade of his professional career conducting Search and Rescue and Law Enforcement operations while serving in the United States Coast Guard. By trade, Matt is trained as a Machinery Technician, spending several years performing corrective and preventative maintenance on marine engines, generators, and hydraulic equipment. Matt took his leadership and mechanical experiences and transitioned career paths to work for Caterpillar as a Construction Service Shop Supervisor, managing the New, Used, and Heavy Rental Equipment service department. Matt’s culmination of experiences and desire to pursue career growth led him to join Total Turf Golf Services as the Fleet Equipment Manager, managing all golf course construction equipment nationwide. He is extremely excited to learn, grow and be part of the TTGS team! Matt resides in Buckingham, PA with his wife and four sons and enjoys camping in their travel trailer in his free time.