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.
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.
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.
Matt grew up in a family where golf course design and construction were the subjects of many table conversations. That exposure to golf at a young age, along with the opportunity to play many great courses, enabled him to learn the complexities of golf course architecture as well as construction techniques. After attending Bond University in Australia followed by studies in Industrial Design, Matt committed full time to a career building golf courses. While following an architect’s guidance, he is equally comfortable using any of the various tools needed to implement the design intent. Matt has joined teams to work on a variety of projects in the USA, Turkey, Panama, China, New Caledonia and most recently, Portugal. His remodel/renovation experience with classic courses includes The Golf Club, Castle Pines Golf Club, Cherry Hills C.C. and Nassau C.C.
Since being introduced at the age of eight, the game of golf has become a central part of Don’s life and career. His previous experience involves successfully leading major golf construction projects in Asia, South America, Mexico and the United States. His skills encompass all aspects of golf course construction, renovation and restoration with extensive proficiency and knowledge in the earthwork and grading process, both critical to the success of any project, large or small. Don’s talents and abilities are underpinned, as he likes to say, by his work ethic and the love of the game. With the ability to work with both the design team and the owner of a project alike, Don proves to be a vital component in understanding environmental constraints, local rules and regulations and how these impact project budgets and timelines. With thirty two years of experience behind him, he embraces the new technologies that are now part of golf course creation and maintenance as a way to continue to be able to bring the game of golf to others to enjoy.
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 is currently studying in the Sports Turfgrass Management continuing education program through the University of Georgia. 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 is eager to step into a new leadership role with 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.
Assistant 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.
Equipment Fleet Manager
Chris comes to us with over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, with an extensive knowledge in the parts side of the business. Chris put himself through school at Lincoln Technical Institute in Philadelphia for Automotive Technology. After graduating, he began working as an automotive technician, working on everything from Yugos, Ferraris, school buses and heavy trucks. Through all of it, Chris was constantly observing and learning the management side of the automotive repair business and entered his first management role in 2008. Chris’s strength involves running parts and repair operations for several large companies like Ryder Transportation, Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment, and Amtrak. As Equipment Fleet Manager, Chris is responsible for tracking equipment assets in the Golf division, including the planning and scheduling of all service and repairs and coordinating equipment moves across the country. Along with his professional pursuits, Chris volunteers with his local fire company as a Fire Police Officer and a national military / first responder support group. Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to the team and is excited for what the future brings.