Patrick O’Keefe, CCM, PGA

Patrick O’Keefe, CCM, PGA

GM / COO

Patrick O’Keefe, the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Duck Woods Country Club, has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Patrick is a member of the PGA of America and the Club Manager’s Association of America. He has held positions such as CEO and Vice President with some of the finest private, semi-private, public and resort golf facilities and hospitality companies in the world. Patrick is an accomplished tournament player and golf instructor, having previously taught at the Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf.

David Eure

David Eure

Grounds Maintenance Superintendent

David has over twenty years’ experience in turf grass management, including as our Assistant Golf Course Superintendent from 1993 to 1999 before he went to work for Tournament Players Club Organization. David has a strong background in managing semi-private facility agronomy programs with various turf grasses from South to North Carolina, as well as tournament quality conditions. David has a degree in turfgrass management, is working on a business degree at Liberty University, and has a background in applied sciences. David enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Heather, and their three sons: Seth, Liam, and Hayden.

Aaron Palen

Aaron Palen

PGA, Head Golf Professional

Aaron graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 2002 where he played collegiately. Aaron has held the position of Head Golf Professional at fine clubs in the region for over ten years. Aaron‘s leadership, professionalism, attention to detail, golfer development programs, and merchandising skills have elevated him to the top of his profession. In March of 2018, Aaron was awarded the 2018 Middle Atlantic PGA Section Merchandiser of the Year award for his Golf Shop’s financial performance, artistic displays, and his Professional Staff’s ability to provide small but powerful "wow" moments. In 2014 and 2015, Aaron was nominated for the Middle Atlantic PGA Section Youth Development Award for his extremely vibrant, contagious, and ever-growing Junior Golf Programs. Aaron and his wife Kristin have two beautiful children, Jayce and Kenzie. They love spending their family time at the beach.

Kevin Cretella

Kevin Cretella

Tennis Professional

Kevin is a certified Tennis Professional that has over sixteen years of experience in Racquet Sports from coach at the IGM Bollettieri Academy to Director of Tennis at fine country clubs throughout the region. Kevin is an experienced coach and instructor for all ages and levels of players. Kevin graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Kinesiology, where he played NCAA Division 1 Tennis. Kevin spent summers on the Outer Banks as a youngster and is happy to be living on the Outer Banks with his family.

David Hatcher

David Hatcher

Interim Executive Chef

David was born and raised on the Outer Banks. He is passionate about food and has over 15 years of restaurant experience. David loves working in culinary arts and gets a great pleasure out of seeing happy faces enjoying a good meal that he has prepared. David enjoys being a Dad to his 3 children. In his spare time, he loves doing things with his family, playing golf, and watching football.

MaryAnne Kingswood

MaryAnne Kingswood

Service Manager

MaryAnne has 4 sons and 5 grandchildren. MaryAnne received bachelor’s degree in Business administration with a minor in Accounting from Florida Technical Institute, currently named University of Central Florida. MaryAnne has been in the industry for over thirty years and has worked at fine facilities from Florida to Outer Banks. MaryAnne enjoys the Outer Banks lifestyle with her four sons and five grandchildren.

Teresa Wehrle

Teresa Wehrle

Event Coordinator

Teresa is a Navy veteran that has managed fine restaurants from Maryland to the Outer Banks. She was also a corporate trainer and event manager for such restaurants in the corporate and private sector. Teresa enjoys four wheeling on the beach, as well as fishing with her family on the Outer Banks.

Joseph Linton

Joseph Linton

Facilities Maintenance Manager

Joseph was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and graduated high school at Camden County High. He then attended Nashville Auto/Diesel College in Nashville, Tennessee. Joseph is a Gulf War Veteran, honorably discharged in 1993 and has lived in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, since 2000. Joseph has one son who currently lives in Florida and enjoys bringing his knowledge of facility maintenance to Duck Woods Country Club.