The Medallion Club Staff at Your Service

Steve Black
General Manager
(614) 794-6988

Steve has established over 30 years in the golf industry coming up through the management ranks from his PGA Golf Professional background. Steve has had previous involvement with Arnold Palmer Golf as a Regional Manager as well as experience at other Private County Clubs. He was most recently at the Country Club of the North in Beavercreek, Ohio. Currently settling in Westerville has allowed him to be closer to his daughter Emma, a recent graduate of Kent State University. Steve is proud to become a part of the team and family at Medallion.  He is enthusiastic about the Membership and strives to make Medallion a welcoming environment for Members and their guests to come together as a community to connect and socialize with their friends.

Shaina Lyon
Medallion Membership Director
PH: 614-794-6999 ext. 313

Shaina was born in Medina, Ohio, and was raised in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. She graduated from Reynoldsburg High School where she then enlisted in the Ohio Air National Guard. She began working for the Medallion Club in 2018 in the food and beverage department and in 2021 was promoted to Membership Director. Something Shaina has always loved about working at Medallion is the Members and their ability to create a family atmosphere. She enjoys a good cup of coffee, warm conversations with friends, and most of all, spending quality time with her family. Shaina currently lives in Heath with her husband Trey, and their baby, George, along with her two dogs, Paisley and Charlie.

Dave Miller
Head Golf Professional
PH: 614-794-6988

Dave was born and raised in NW Ohio. Growing up on a small-town private golf course he established a respect for golf at an incredibly early age. He particularly cherishes the moments of learning and playing golf with his grandmother. Dave moved to Florida in the early 90’s where he spent over 20 years in the golf business and playing events such as mini-tours, Section & Chapter PGA events, and qualifiers. Relocating to Dayton, Ohio, he continued his career in the golf industry by working in an upscale private club setting. Dave enjoys world travel and has been on multiple trips to Scotland playing a variety of courses. His favorite Scotland course so far is The Old Course at St. Andrews, mostly because of the rich golf history associated with the course. He has a deep passion for the game of golf and takes pride in teaching, playing, and running golf operations. 

Adam Bloom
Golf Course Superintendent
PH: 614-794-6988

Adam was born and raised in Brunswick, Ohio. He started working on golf courses at the age of 14 and now has 42 years of experience in the Turf Grass field. Adam graduated from Ohio State University / ATI in 1988 majoring in Turf Grass Management. He moved to Columbus in 1989 to work as an Assistant Superintendent at The Lakes Golf and Country Club. He then came to Medallion in 2004 as Superintendent. Adam currently lives in a log cabin on 13 acres in Galena with his wife Micki and 2 dogs, Reilly and Theo. He has 4 children who live in the Columbus area, Andrew, Ashley, Zachary, and Jacob. Adam enjoys working with a great staff and for a wonderful membership, where as part of a great team, he continues his love of working outdoors to make The Medallion Club great. In his time off, Adam enjoys bowling, woodworking, and spending time with his family.

Thea Jordan-Podolak
Catering Sales Director
PH: 614-794-6999 ext. 308

Thea was born and raised in Westerville, Ohio where she attended Westerville North High School. While in college, she began working at The Medallion Club in 2013 as a server in the Mixed Grille. She later took on the role of Banquet Manager. Excelling in this department, Thea was promoted to the Catering Sales Director role in 2020. Thea truly enjoys creating and executing incredible events for the Membership at Medallion and its outside clients in order to produce memories that last a lifetime. You can always find Thea with a Starbucks in hand! One of her favorite leisure activities is drinking iced coffee and spending time with her husband Andrew, and her dog, Oakley, in their home in Galena.

Simon Kuhnert
Head Chef
PH: 614-794-6999

Simon was born in Oldham, England and spent 17 years working in fine dining restaurants. He went to Oldham College to study business management for 2 years and then spent 3 years at Tameside College to train as a Chef. He then moved over to America in 2011 where he spent 5 years with Hollywood Casino as a final cut chef and 4 years at Heritage Golf Club before moving to The Medallion Club in 2021. Simon resides in the Galloway area with his wife and two young children, Sebastian 7, and Adelynn 2. He often spends his free time doing home renovations, playing with his three dogs, or relaxing with his family.

Sean Weisend
Food and Beverage Director
PH: 614-794-6999 ext 335

Sean was born and raised in Dresden, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University and graduated from Franklin University. The day after Sean graduated he packed as much as he could into his car and moved to Savannah, Georgia. After eight years of living the low country life, Sean moved back to Ohio to be closer to family. If he is not at work you can usually find him spending his time with his horses Dillon, Lady, Stormie, and Melody.

Maggie Hornyak
Banquet Manager
PH: 614-794-6999

Maggie has lived in Ohio for most of her life. She has worked in an operations role for 5 years. Her previous experience has been in retail, the restaurant industry, real estate, nanny services, construction, and landscaping all of which add incredible versatility and knowledge to the Medallion team. A favorite part of her day is coming home to her fiancé Nicco, cat Milo, and dog Bellamy. She is very outdoorsy, especially enjoying waterparks. Maggie loves reading, writing, art, decorating, and overall expressing her creativity. She aims to apply this creative side to the events hosted here at Medallion intending to make them the best experience for our Members and guests.

Pablo Russo
Director of Tennis
PH: 614-794-6966

Pablo was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated from University Argentina de la Empress, Graduate from SpringHill College in Mobile, Alabama. He works at Wickertree Tennis Club since 2011 as General Manager and came to Medallion in 2001 as Director of Tennis. "I love working at Medallion because I love the Members at the club and I also love to work with my co-workers." My sons Gianni and Max are the love of my life. Best Movie: ET Favorite Color: Blue.  Loves to spend time near the ocean.

Pete Ulliman
Director of Fitness and Aquatics
PH: 614-794-6999 ext 301

Pete was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and has over 20 years' experience in Club Management and Programming. After graduating from Bishop Watterson High School, Pete received his Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Education and Sports Management from The Ohio State University and immediately started his career with the Westerville Athletic Club. His experience includes fitness programming, pool operations and programming, racquetball programming, and overall club operations. Pete has been a high-level competitive racquetball player, playing in both Pro and National racquetball events for 25 years and is currently very involved in the sport as the Tournament Floor Manager of the US Open Racquetball Championships held in Minneapolis, Minnesota annually. Pete currently resides in Westerville, Ohio with his wife Debbie, and has 3 sons, Sean, Kyle and Christian, and daughter Alyson.

Jay Dailey
Club Accountant
PH: 614-794-6999 ext. 307

Jay was born and raised in Chillicothe, Ohio. Since high school he's lived in multiple states and cities, but has always considered Ohio his true home. Jay started his career as a golf professional in Florida but found his way back to Ohio to be a golf professional at two different private clubs. He stepped away from the industry to pursue a playing career, but was unable to get his feet firmly planted on a tour. He decided to use his multiple business degrees towards the insurance and financial services industry, but after years of chasing the corporate dream he knew he needed to find his way back to the golfing community. Jay is beyond excited to start his next chapter of life with The Medallion Club and is looking forward to becoming a part of the team and the family atmosphere. In his free time he loves playing golf, hiking, fishing, watching as many sports as he can, and spending time with his family and friends, especially with two sons, Hunter and Brycen.

Kristen Bobanich
Member Relations Director
PH: 614-794-6999 ext. 300

Kristen was born and raised in Centerburg, Ohio where she attended Centerburg High School.  After graduating in 2014, she attended the University of Akron where she studied Music Education.  During school, she learned how to play over 20 instruments.   Kristen started at Medallion in February of 2021 as the Member Relations Director. Something Kristen always likes about working here is the ability to assist members with any questions they may have along the whole range of departments we have.  In her spare time, Kristen enjoys bowling, playing golf, and playing football and softball in multiple different leagues throughout the year.   She enjoys creating things, and relaxing with friends and family, along with her two cats, Cece and Dori.  

Kirby Kin
Club House Maintenance
PH: 614-794-6999

David was born in Kenton, Ohio and was raised in Kirby, Ohio. He graduated Upper Sandusky High School then continued his education at IBM Technical School. David owned and operated 4 different businesses including Kirby Motor Sales and Service until he decided to join the Medallion Ground Maintenance Department on the Horticulture Crew. David was quickly promoted to the position of Assistant Mechanic then offered an Assistant position on the Clubhouse Maintenance Department. His growth with Medallion continued into his current position of Director of Clubhouse Maintenance. David prefers being called by his nickname, Kirby, and believes Medallion has been a very good fit for him because of his background in the various fields of mechanical experience. He feels truly blessed and has enjoyed his years at The Medallion Club because of the lasting friendships he has created with fellow management staff members, fellow employees, and members that will not soon be forgotten.