Kendall Keeley – General Manager
Avon Valley Golf & Country Club’s daily operations are managed by General Manager, Kendall Keeley. Kendall started this role in March of 2019 having previously spent time working at Fox Harb’r Resort, Silver Springs Golf & Country Club (Calgary), and most recently The Links at Brunello.
Originally born and raised in Bridgewater, N.S.. Kendall became a member of the PGA of Canada in 2018. He is a graduate of Lethbridge College where he completed the Professional Golf Management program. Kendall is continuing his education through the PGA of Canada concentrating on areas that relate to business in golf and club management.
In his younger years you could often find him playing 36 holes a day at the local courses in Bridgewater, or in the winter at the curling club working on his draw weight. Through his junior golf years Kendall placed 1st at many local club events and was the winner of the Jerry Byers Invitational on three occasions. In 2005 Kendall represented Nova Scotia at the Junior National Curling Championship and placed 3rd in the country.
Having worked at private properties, member courses, and a public facility Kendall brings a wide array of knowledge to Avon Valley and is ready to lend a hand where needed. Having spent time being mentored by local industry leaders, Jerry Byers, Elliott Isenor and Miles Mortensen you can tell Kendall has taken things from each of those individuals and has incorporated them in to his daily management skills.
Kendall brings a passion to Avon Valley that will help grow the game of golf through the junior program and is excited for the opportunity to try some new forward thinking ideas to add to the social atmosphere at the club. He honestly believes the success of the club lies within the member and guest satisfaction, feeling that an environment needs to be established that golfers want to gravitate towards.
Kendall and his wife Jen reside in Middle Sackville with their two dogs Gunner and Pax. They enjoy spending time together in the woods walking their dogs or on the golf course enjoying a round at Avon Valley.
Bradford Curren – Teaching Professional
Bradford Curren is a native of Hammonds Plains, NS. He grew up playing junior golf at Oakfield and went on to play college golf at the University of South Carolina Beaufort from 2012-2016. He earned All American honors in 2016, Academic All American in 2015 and 2016, All Sun Conference Team 2015 and 2016. After graduation he played high level amateur golf over the summer competing in the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club. Bradford turned pro in September of 2016 to compete in the Cape Breton Open on the Mackenzie Tour. He was a member of both the Mackenzie Tour (PGA Tour Canada) and PGA Tour Latino America in 2018. He was the assistant golf coach at USCB is 2017 and 2018.
Jean Hall – Golf Operations Supervisor
Jean is a native of Windsor. This is Jean’s 11th season working at Avon Valley Golf and Country Club as our Golf Operations Supervisor. Jean’s experience in customer relations enhances our members and guests golf experience.
Jean is an avid recreational golfer.
Jean and her husband Bruce and bulldog Myrna Rose live in Windsor Forks.
Tim Merrick – Food & Beverage Supervisor
After 10 years managing Hotels and kitchens in Nunavut Tim joined Avon Valley Golf & Country Club in 2018 as Food and Beverage Supervisor. A native of Saint John New Brunswick, Tim joined Delta Hotels and was trained by Swiss and French Chefs in Classical French Cuisine. Tim completed his four year apprenticeship for cooking in 1990. Shortly after receiving his Red Seal certification he was off to La Citadel in Montreal to start his journey with the hotel circuit.
Tim found his passion for food and spent the next 10 years traveling across Canada working at hotels and private establishments. A few notable stops were in Calgary, where Tim worked as Sous Chef at Sororities Restaurant then it was off to Jasper Alberta as Chef at Whistlers Inn. Although this kept him busy he took time away from his kitchens to compete in culinary competitions and won numerous gold and silver medals for his centerpiece and Sculpture work.
Tim eventually made his way back east to Nova Scotia and settled in Hansport with his family, which he now calls home.
Sara Schofield – Office Administration
Dean Woodman – Grounds Superintendent