Management Team

Kyle Stewart

General Manager

Kyle Stewart joins Coppinwood from The Club at North Halton in Georgetown where he most recently served as General Manager. His club management career spans over 21 years in the private golf, country, and community club segments.

Kyle has applied his leadership skills over the years to inspire new cultures; invest in major capital upgrades including golf course construction/renovations;  improve and provide great experiences through quality hospitality; host a number of successful national and provincial championships; and deliver operational successes.

Kyle is an Executive member of the PGA of Canada and has remained a member throughout the course of his career. In addition, his active involvement in the Canadian Society of Club Managers, Club Managers Association of America and the PGA of Canada include committee roles and education both locally and nationally.

Dennis Hugill

Director of Golf Course Operations

As Coppinwood’s newly appointed Director of Golf Operations, Dennis Hugill brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role ensuring golf course conditions are exceptional.

Dennis held positions with The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Magna Golf Club in Aurora and Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club in Vancouver. As a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Dennis received the highest distinction award upon completion of the Turfgrass Management program

Marc Bezaire

Director of Golf Operations

Marc Bezaire has spent the last 8 years at The Club at North Halton in Georgetown, Ontario. He has held the position of Head Golf Professional for the past 6 years. During his tenure at The Club at North Halton, Marc was instrumental in creating a first-class member and guest experience. Marc has dedicated his life to the game and business of golf with a career that spans over 20 years in the industry. Prior to his time at The Club at North Halton, he held positions at Sawmill Creek Golf Resort & Spa and Sutton Creek Golf & Country Club. Additionally, Marc is a graduate of the Professional Golf Management program and also spent time working at Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club in Coquitlam, British Columbia which is considered one of the best golf courses in Canada and a top 100 business to work for in British Columbia.

Marla Lambert

Director of Marketing, Sales and Communications

Marla brings over 21 years of experience in brand strategy, sales and promotional marketing for clients such as General Motors, Nissan & Infiniti, McNeil Consumer Healthcare to name a few. She held leadership roles with Maclaren McCann, TBWA and most recently, she was Director of Marketing for Persechini Fitness. She comes with a fully integrated marketing and club management background. Marla is held in high regard for the trusted relationships that she has built with clients and members over the years and for her collaborative approach.

Alexis Hope

Director of Food and Beverage Operations

Alexis Hope is coming to us from The Briars Resort in Jackson’s Point where her leadership role was managing a number of food and beverage outlets, special events, catering and most importantly leading a dynamic service oriented team. Prior to her position at The Briars, Alexis started her hospitality career with ClubLink at Gormley Green (now Station Creek) moving on to Diamond Back as the Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, then being recruited to manage the Food and Beverage operation at Emerald Hills.

Leighton Azzopardi

Executive Chef

Executive Chef, Leighton Azzopardi, started his career over 34 years ago with the Prince Hotel in Toronto and finished his apprenticeship in Appenzell, Switzerland. He holds various culinary degrees from George Brown College and the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Prior to joining Coppinwood, Leighton was with King Valley Golf Club for over 20 years. He has worked with the Four Seasons hotel group, at the Sutton Place Hotel alongside Mark McEwan and at Spago North in Beverly Hills with Wolfgang Puck. Leighton embraces the philosophy of serving simply prepared dishes through the use of high quality seasonal ingredients, creative composition and a sound cooking technique.

Jon Roy

Director of Coaching

Jon is very excited about returning to Coppinwood for his 6th season as the Director of Coaching. Jon enjoys a reputation for having a passion for Coaching and development for players of all ages and skill levels. He is a highly decorated swing coach of countless competitive players and we are excited to benefit from the innovative and proven program offerings that Jon will bring to Coppinwood.