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.
Scott grew up in Westchester County, New York where there is no shortage of picturesque golf courses situated in the rolling hills of New York City’s northern suburbs. Upon graduating from high school, Scott joined the US Army and served for 8 years before receiving an honorable discharge. Once discharged, Scott began his career in construction estimating and project management primarily in the steel trade. As an estimator, Scott will utilize every bit of his past leadership experiences and serve an integral role in bidding golf renovation projects, negotiating subcontractor and vendor pricing, coordinating equipment and labor needs, and tracking project productivity against prepared budgets. In his spare time, he enjoys serving his community as a volunteer firefighter.
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.
Arron has been in the golf course maintenance business for over twenty years and has a high level of architectural knowledge and understanding. As a graduate of Penn State University, Arron received a Bachelor of Science in Turfgrass Science. Arron has proven himself at some of the most prestigious venues in golf in which he has overseen many large construction projects. As Superintendent of Merion Golf Club, his team was host to a successful 2013 US Open Championship. Arron has great understanding of golf course construction and renovation projects and works towards efficiently and respectfully fulfilling the desires of both the golf course architect and the Club alike.
Patrick has worked in golf course maintenance for over 23 years in various capacities. As he transitions into the construction industry, he brings extensive knowledge and experience of day to day golf course operations from working on courses all throughout the Rocky Mountain region. His eye for detail was sharpened while working both at the prestigious Broadmoor Golf Club and Castle Pines Golf Club in Colorado. In the last 5 years, he has been part of several construction projects including complete greens renovation, HDPE irrigation installation with pump house and wet well, cart path renovation, water feature and pond construction, as well as tee and bunker renovations. He strives for quality and developing customer relations. In his free time, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife, Jackie, and Oakley, the family pup. His hobbies include skiing, golfing, hiking, and being in the mountains. Patrick is eager to actively contribute and grow with the TTGS management team.
Better Billy Bunker Project Manager
Gary has over 40 years in the Green Industry having worked for several large scale Landscape Construction companies. He is well versed in Landscape Construction, Irrigation Installation, Grading and Drainage and Hardscape which serves him well as our Project Manager for Better Billy Bunker (BBB) installations. Gary works closely with all of the other Project Managers to coordinate the applications and quality control for BBB installations insuring that BBB projects meet the rigorous specifications. Gary is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing and hunting and running in his free time.
Assistant Project Manager
Growing up on a golf course in Orlando, Florida, Rusty dreamed of working in the golf industry. He attended College of Charleston and caddied at Kiawah Island Club in South Carolina. After school, he started a landscape maintenance and design company in Jacksonville, Florida. After years of networking and establishing his name in the landscaping industry, Rusty met a Pete Dye associate and shifted his talents over to the golf course construction industry. Rusty later sold his business and began working with Dye Design as a Shaper, completing projects in Seattle, New York, and Connecticut, with Pound Ridge Golf Club (NY) being one of his favorites. Rusty has also extended his travels abroad to Turkey and China as a Shaper/Assistant Project Manager. Currently, Rusty is extremely happy to be back in the states working on golf course renovations. No more twenty hour plane flights! However, he still doesn't understand Philadelphia winters.
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.
Assistant Project Manager
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.