Meet Our Team
At Haig Point, we pride ourselves on the amazing team members here to exceed your expectations. Led by Doug Egly, we share one priority — to ensure our Members and Residents enjoy an incredible experience every day.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Doug brings a wealth of experience in all facets of club management and real estate development, sales and operations. Most recently, Doug was the General Manager/COO of the prestigious Black Diamond Ranch located near Tampa Bay. He was also Regional Director of Escalante Golf, joining them in 2011 when they acquired Black Diamond, their first club with a residential community.
Originally from Jackson, Michigan, Doug received his BBA from the University of North Texas where he attended on a golf scholarship and remained to coach the Women’s Golf Team. Prior to joining Escalante Golf, Doug spent twelve years with WCI Communities, a premier Florida developer of master planned lifestyle communities and a luxury homebuilder. As a Regional Manager for WCI, Doug was responsible for the start-up and development of three separate communities; Tidewater Preserve, Venetian Golf & River Club and Waterlefe Golf & River Club.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Jeff brings significant financial management experience within the Hospitality and Real Estate Development industries. He was a Senior Vice President of the Tavistock Development Company where he was responsible for the Accounting, Finance, Treasury, Legal, Risk and Procurement Departments. He was also the Chief Financial Officer of the Viceroy Hotel Group which has 14 locations and annual revenues of $350 million.
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
As the Director of Human Resources, Marlowe is directly responsible for leading the strategic HR initiative as well as overseeing the Talent Management and Organizational Development functions at Haig Point. She brings over 20 years of human resources experience from the Health Care, Hospitality and transportation industries. Marlowe has her MA degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University and in her free time enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
SALES AND MARKETING
VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING
Adam joined the Haig Point team in 2016. He has a background in marketing to an international audience through mixed media. His role at Haig Point includes internal member communications, as well as, attracting prospective new members.
Lauren joined the Haig Point team in 2017 as Marketing Coordinator. In her current role of Programming + Communications Manager, she is responsible for all Member communication both printed and digital, creates and publishes the Haig Point Happenings, handles all social media and creates meaningful programming options to enhance Members’ lives at Haig Point.
MEMBERSHIP SALES MANAGER
Maria joined the Haig Point team in 2017 as Membership Sales Manager. In the role, she is responsible for selling equity and non-equity members. Prior to Haig Point, Maria spent more than 15 years in Las Vegas working in various sales capacities for amazing companies like Canyon Ranch, Blue Man Group and the Mob Museum.
BROKER-IN-CHARGE OF PREMIER PROPERTIES BY HAIG POINT
Tom Beavor and his wife, Toni, have resided full time on Daufuskie Island since January 1995 living in their home on the 14th green on the Jack Nicklaus Signature course in the Melrose Community. Prior to joining PremierProperties by Haig Point Tom the Broker-in Charge of Daufuskie Properties Realty and holds a South Carolina and Georgia Real Estate License. Toni and Tom jointly started Daufuskie Properties of SC, Inc. in 1998 closing over 50 million dollars in real estate business spanning all of Daufuskie Island. Tom was born and raised in Elyria, Ohio, now a SW suburb of Cleveland, attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and after graduating worked with the Marriott Corporation for 20 years as a Regional Vice President in Hospital Dietary Service Operations followed by Vice President of Sales thru 1982. From 1982 thru 1995 Tom was Sr. VP of Development for Hospital Management Professionals and responsible for growing the Company from 6 managed hospitals to over 120 when it was sold to Hospital Corporation of America. Tom retired shortly thereafter and moved full time to beautiful Daufuskie Island. Tom’s sales and management experience in the Hospitality and Health Care markets laid the groundwork for his proven success in the real estate market on Daufuskie Island, SC.
Laura Leigh, her husband, and two children have lived on Daufuskie Island since January 2007. Before joining Premier Properties by Haig Point Laura Leigh stayed at home raising her two children and was involved in multiple community organizations around the island. She graduated from The University of Georgia in 2002 with a degree in psychology and after graduating she then pursued a career in pharmaceutical sales for more than 5 years. Laura Leigh has most recently decided to start a career in real estate focusing on Daufuskie Island. With her past history in sales along with her many years of living on the island, she can offer her clients firsthand information and extensive knowledge of this area to assure success for all their real estate needs.
MEMBER & REALTOR RELATIONS MANAGER
Courtney comes to Haig Point with a background in Event & Hospitality Management. With 11 years of professional experience in the Hospitality & Country Club industry, Courtney’s role is to serve as a liaison to our Membership and serves as the point of contact for new Members and new homeowners in Haig Point.
GOLF AND LEISURE SALES COORDINATOR
Jim comes to Haig Point with background in both golf and sales. He has over six years of experience in both the golf and sales industry here in the Lowcountry. Jim’s role as Golf and Leisure Sales Coordinator here at Haig Point is help sell all of the Haig Point amenities to all of our affiliate members and guests.
DIRECTOR OF GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE & GROUNDS
Scott has been a certified golf course superintendent for over 20 years and is certified in Best Management Practices for golf courses. Prior to joining Haig Point in 2016, he was the Director of Golf Development for WCI Communities where he oversaw the development and construction of all their golf courses.
DIRECTOR OF GOLF
For 10 years, Jay was Director of Golf at The Grandezza Golf Club in Fort Myers, Florida. Jay brings over 30 years of golf operations and high-end private club experience to Haig Point along with an extensive background in teaching, hosting tournaments and merchandising.
DIRECTOR OF racquet sports
Mark will work with Ron Gwyn to help elevate the Member Experience in the Racquet department and he brings with him 20 years of experience working as a Certified Tennis and Pickle Ball Professional. He was most recently at the South Carolina Yacht Club and prior to that he was the Director of Racquets for 10 ½ years at the University Club in Palo Alto, California.
DIRECTOR OF TENNIS
Ron Gwyn has been the Director of Tennis at The Haig Point Club since 1996. Prior to Haig Point, Ron served as the Director of Tennis at The Daufuskie Island Resort and Breathe Spa, Operations manager at Port Royal Racquet Club and the Head Professional at the Shipyard Racquet Club.
In 2006, Ron was the recipient of the United States Professional Tennis Association’s Tennis Professional of the Year for the South Carolina chapter. Ron was awarded the Tester of the Year award in 2012 from the Southern Division of the United States Professional Tennis Association.
He has written articles for such publications as TENNIS MAGAZINE and TENNISPRO and is a national tester for the USPTA and the USRSA.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Food & beverage director
Michael was most recently the General Manager of the South Carolina Yacht Club. Michael has worked in private clubs, hotels, and restaurants across the country. Before moving to Hilton Head several years ago, he spent 15 years in Atlanta working at the Buckhead Diner, Del Frisco’s Grille, Chops Steak House, and Pano’s and Paul’s.
Taylor brings more than 15 years’ experience in food and beverage. He previously served as the Head Chef at Marshside Mama’s Café on Daufuskie Island.
DIRECTOR OF marine operations + special projects
Henry works with Richard Inglis to lead the department with an emphasis on special projects including budget and finance. Henry comes to us from the Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority, a multi-county mass transportation organization, where he was the Director of Finance and Administration.
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION
Richard Inglis has been a commercial waterman for the past 40+ years and has been either a Haig Point Captain or Manager dating back to 1985 when the community was founded. He’s operated small fleets of private boats as large as 106′ and currently manages the land and water operations for Haig Point. He’s responsible for ferries running 18 round trips a day to and from the embarkation facilities, as well as, a 24-hour water taxi service to and from Harbour Town. In his free time he’s an active member of the Masonic Lodge and Methodist Church, and even finds time to build his own small craft.
DIRECTOR OF PROPERTY SERVICES
As the Director of Property Services at Haig Point, Tim is in charge of Member Services, Front Desk, Lodging, Facilities Maintenance and the administration of the Architectural Review Board. Tim is originally from Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Early in his career he worked in the hotel industry and owned a restaurant in the Silicon Valley of California. After a two-year stint in Spain, Tim returned to the USA and entered the Private Club and Community Industry. Tim is the State licensed Property Manager In-Charge for Haig Point. He carries National Board Certification in Community Association Management. He is a member of the Club Managers Association of America and the Community Association Management Institute.