Resort Development Partners (RDP) offers expertise in operations and strategic planning for hotels, clubs, residential and resort communities. Our team approach focuses on reinvention through performance optimization.
The Founders of RDP have over 60 years combined experience and have been involved
Frank J. Denniston
Founder & Managing Partner
Frank Denniston is a seasoned hospitality professional who has a proven commitment to high quality and industry-leading hospitality operations. Frank has worked for more than two decades in all facets of the private club, resort and residential community industry. In his early career, Denniston held a variety of C-Level positions within many national and boutique clubs, as well as
In addition to his diverse hospitality experience, he has more than 20 years of development experience with varied responsibilities including new property underwriting and acquisition, strategic planning and direct management of multiple developments, finance, hospitality
W. Douglas White
Founder and Managing Partner
Douglas White has over 25 years of experience in
In the late
Jeffrie W. Hunter, PGA
Executive VP, Finance & Operations
Jeffrie W. Hunter has over 25 years of experience in the golf industry with
Mr. Hunter has an extensive background in operations. Before Resort Development Partners, he served at Pringle Development as the GM/COO, and VP of Golf Operations. Hunter also has experience as the VP of Site Operations for The Hermitage, which is the home of President Andrew Jackson, the largest presidential site in the country.
Hunter was presented the Horton Smith Award from both the Tennessee PGA Section and the Middle Tennessee PGA Chapter in 2013 and 2014. This is a peer award presented to a PGA Professional for their commitment to
Mr. Hunter directs the budget, finance, sales/marketing
President, Dornoch Holdings
LaMott Smith has over 30 years’ experience as a club management leader driving exceptional guest services, revenue growth and bottom line profit improvements for
Mr. Smith’s career in the club industry includes numerous capital projects and direct responsibility for the execution of new initiatives. LaMott grew two (2) different management portfolios from 2 to 8 clubs in less than 5 years. In addition, Mr. Smith established a Golf Trail, the Raspberry Golf Trail, a consortium of eighteen (18) golf clubs located in a four-state region (Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania), providing benefit for all Raspberry clubs and its affiliates.
Mr. Smith oversees the company’s daily fee, resort
Vice President, Argronomy
Geoff Dail is a Certified Golf Course Agronomist and a distinguished member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association (“GCSAA”). He has worked for some of the nation’s most prominent golf architects, including leading the construction and oversight of several Tom Fazio design courses, such as the Alotian Club (AK), Mountain Top (NC) and Cummings Cove (NC); and of most significance, Dail was the host superintendent for many years at the Chrysler Classic in Greensboro, NC.
He has held the position of corporate agronomist for a local regional management company with properties throughout the Carolinas. He is a leader with 20 plus years of demonstrated success in delivering the highest level of golf course conditions at resorts and golf properties throughout the Southeast US. He leads the agronomic practices at Resort Development Partners and its operating companies, Linx Asset Management and Dornoch Holdings.
Director of Club Operations
Andrea Cabrera has two decades of experience in the diverse areas of hospitality and club management. She has successfully opened several high visibility club portfolios within the mid-Atlantic, Denver, Colorado and Southern California markets. She is a graduate of George Mason University with a bachelor’s in business administration.
As the Director of Club Operations for Linx, she directs all mid-west