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  • Clubhouse

    • Mario Almonte 

      General Manager

      Mario brings to Belmont over 23 years of experience in Sales, Marketing and Management for the golf industry. Prior to joining Belmont, Mario was the Regional Sales & Marketing Director for Wingfield Golf Properties, a position which he held for over five years. Mario came to Belmont in 2007 as Membership Director and moved his way up to General Manager in 2014. He has his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland as well as his Masters of Business of Administration from American University.

      Christine Scialla 

      Club Manager
      703-723-5330 ext. 119

      Christine has been in the culinary industry for the better part of twenty years. She got her start dishwashing and peeling potatoes. After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a dual degree in psychology and family studies, she went on to get her culinary degree at Connecticut Culinary Institute. She spent the majority of her twenties traveling the country and studying under many talented chefs. She made Northern Virginia her home in 2017 and began her career with Clubcorp in 2018 as the Executive Chef at Tower Club. Christine was recently awarded to go to Napa Valley as part of the Greystone Incentive program. Christine is very excited for this new role and to join this great community and provide its Membership an incredible experience by building relationships and enriching the lives of our Members.

      Riley Bedford 

      Membership Coordinator

      Riley joined our Membership team after graduating from Longwood University in 2019 with a major in Communication Studies. Prior to moving back to Northern Virginia, Riley worked as a Public Relations Assistant for a minor league baseball team called the Lynchburg Hillcats. She also worked for ESPN + broadcasting her college’s basketball and baseball games. She has always had an interest in working in sports and she has enjoyed getting to learn more about golf by being a part of the Membership team here at Belmont.

      Elise Hutchison 

      Marketing & Communications Director
      703-723-5330 ext. 105

      Elise is from Prescott, Arizona where she graduated college before relocating to Virginia in 2015. She began her career at Dominion Valley Country Club in Haymarket in 2015 as Administrative Assistant and was promoted to Marketing Assistant in 2018 and she happily accepted the promotion as Marketing & Communications Director for Belmont in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking near her home in Lake Frederick, VA.

  • Golf
    • Bob Pfeffer

      Head Golf Professional

      Bob began his career in the golf business over thirty years ago in Michigan and has enjoyed the opportunities that the great game has afforded him. His golf experience includes stints at Walt Disney World in Orlando, The Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale and prior to joining the professional staff at Belmont, Director of Golf at Sun City Hilton Head. Bob graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI with a Bachelor's degree in Professional Golf Management and has been a Class A Member of the PGA of America since 1994.


      Adam Hibbs

      1st Assistant Professional

      Adam comes to us most recently from The Cliffs at Walnut Cove in Asheville, NC. Prior to being there, his golf experience includes internships at Rose Hill Golf Club in Hilton Head, SC as well as Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY. Adam graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI with a bachelor's degree in Professional Golf Management and has been a Class A Member of the PGA of America for 9 years.


      Matt DiSalvo

      Assistant Golf Professional

      Matthew DiSalvo joined our staff in May 2018 following a distinguished golf career at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, where he was captain of the golf team, an honorable mention All-American, three times all-region, four times first-team all conference, and conference player of the year. Matthew holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Christopher Newport, is a long time resident of Northern Virginia, and is excited to be embarking on his professional golf career at the Club.


      Simon Dewsbury

      Assistant Golf Professional

      Born and raised in Britain, Simon has had a multi-faceted career since becoming a member of the British PGA in 1996.

      As a Jack Nicklaus / Jim Flick Coach in the late 1990’s Simon coached everybody from Beginners through to European Tour Professionals David Park, Garry Houston and Charles Challin before pursuing a playing career himself, predominantly in Europe 2000-2004. During this time, Simon would represent Great Britain in the President of Russia’s Cup in Moscow, Russia.

      After a shoulder injury and two subsequent surgeries ended his playing career, Simon returned to coaching and spent nearly a decade in Junior Golf Development back home in Britain before taking on the role of Director of Asia-Pacific Player Development for Tiger Group (Golf) in Shanghai, China. Simon would coach and mentor several promising young players during this time and still coaches players including Liu Jiao and Yu Rong on the China LPGA Tour as well as mentoring Leslie Cloots on the LPGA Symetra Tour.

      Simon has been based in the US for the last two years and comes to us from The Snowmass Club in Colorado.


      Matt Earhart

      Golf Course Superintendent

      Matt, originally from Olive Branch, MS, found his passion in the turf management industry by working at local clubs throughout high school and college. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy. While in school, he interned at TPC Sawgrass which opened the door to upward movement in the TPC Network. He moved to Maryland in the Spring of 2013 where he was the First Assistant Superintendent at TPC Potomac and then moved to TPC Sugarloaf last summer to become the Senior Assistant Superintendent. Matt enjoys the game of golf and being outdoors with his wife Kayla.

  • Racquet, Swim & Fitness
    • Paul Wantuck

      Athletic Director

      Paul brings with him over a decade of fitness industry experience, ranging from Division 1 Collegiate Strength and Conditioning to Private Training for a major health club as a master level trainer, as well as in-home training. He is a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and has background in Corrective Exercise for injury prevention/rehab. He also holds two degrees from James Madison University, one in Business Marketing and one in Exercise Science.

      Jorge Cordova

      Tennis Director

      Jorge came to Belmont bringing with him over 33 years experience in the Tennis Industry. Most of those years have been in the Washington D.C area. Prior to Belmont Jorge was the Tennis Director at Hidden Creek Country Club and the Manager of the Bready Park Indoor Facility for the Town of Herndon.

  • Accounting
    • Joseph DiGello

      703-723-5330 Ext. 106

      Joe is a 2005 graduate of Mercyhurst University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. During his time in college, he was a key member of the men’s golf team for all four years. Upon graduation in May 2008, Joe relocated to Northern Virginia and began working at Belmont Country Club as an Accounting Assistant. In 2011, Joe was promoted to his current role as Controller. He resides in Leesburg with his wife, young son and daughter. 

  • Food & Beverage

    • Rhonda Lo Presti

      Private Events Director
      (703) 723-5349

      Beginning her career at the University Club and Cardinal Club in Raleigh -Durham, North Carolina, Rhonda relocated to Virginia in 1993. Before joining Belmont Country Club, Rhonda served as the Catering Sales Director at Hidden Creek Country Club and River Creek Club. Rhonda's ability to anticipate Member and guest expectations is unsurpassed. In addition to the hundreds of weddings Rhonda has coordinated, she has also planned events such as the North Carolina Gubernatorial Inaugural Ball, Duke University's FUQUA School of Business, North Carolina Debutante Ball and many high profile sports figures and events which include the Jimmy V Foundation and the Washington Redskins. She has also hosted George H. Bush and William Clinton at various locations in addition to many other prominent politicians. 

      Rhonda enjoys spending time with her family and spoiling her beautiful grandchildren.


      Madison Rubley

      Catering Assistant
      (703) 723-5330  Ext. 102

      Madison is a Northern Virginia native who graduated from Bishop O’connell High School in 2016 and is currently studying Business and Psychology, locally with a expected graduation date of May 2020. Madison has always been an avid dancer. She took dance for 14 years and was the highest scoring National Champion when she was only 9 years and held the title for 5 years. She is excited to be working along side Rhonda and learning from one of the best in the business with all of our private events.

      Alejandro Medina

      Executive Chef
      (703) 723-5330 Ext. 109

      Chef Alex is a native Peruvian; however, he has lived in Ashburn for the last 17 years. He has a Master Degree in Food Science as well as brings over 15 years of Country Club experience with him to the Belmont Kitchen.  He has worked at several prominent Clubs in the Metro DC area to include: Lowe's Island, National Golf Club, Trump National and Cosmos Club. Chef Alex says, "he likes combining elements of various culinary traditions for a unique dining experience." He is excited to bring and share his experience and creativity with the Belmont Team and Members.


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