About Us

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 in in over 600 revitalization projects.  RDP utilizes their wealth of experience combined with stakeholder feedback to re-concept, transform and rebrand resorts, private clubs and high-profile resorts and communities throughout the US.

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 industry leading leisure and resort organizations. Throughout his career, Denniston set new standards in the industry for food concepting, menu creation and collaboration, and corporate management standards and leadership of field operations at more than 250 communities throughout the US. Frank’s experience is in all phases of restaurant and catering   operations including conceptualization, organization, operations analysis and improvements.

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 and sales functions. He has managed complex developments and operating budgets of more than $50 million per year with network staffing levels well above 2,000 individuals servicing independent developers as well as national homebuilders in amenity driven communities exceeding 1,800 rooftops.

W. Douglas White

Founder and Managing Partner

Douglas White has over 25 years of experience in development and operations of award-winning resorts, private clubs and residential communities.  White’s career began in the private club sector at Sea Pines Country Club in Hilton Head Island, SC. After a successful tenure and turnaround of several private clubs in luxury communities throughout the Southeast and Midwest, White ascended to the corporate ranks as Vice President of Operations for Club Operations and Property Management (“COPM”). During his tenure with COPM, he was privileged to work with some of the most prominent clubs and developers at high-end residential, private clubs and resort communities throughout the US.

In the late 1990’s, White founded his own consulting and management firm, Golf Strategies, LLC. During the eight-year ramp up, White formed relationships with several high-profile resort properties in large master planned lifestyle communities with such prominent home builders as Bay Colony Development, Taylor Woodrow, Lennar and many more. White’s assignments involved developing new real estate integrated membership concepts and structuring many types of memberships including compulsory social memberships, equity, non-equity, and recallable memberships. For its residential developer clients, White was tasked with determining capitalization and exit strategies, member turnover, and the tenants of a comprehensive development plan. Mr. White’s development experience includes more than 150 residential communities, private clubs and resorts with golf and non– golf related amenities.

Jeffrie W. Hunter, PGA

Executive VP, Finance & Operations

Jeffrie W. Hunter has over 25 years of experience in the golf industry with specific focus on operational turn-arounds and special projects.  He has a strong commitment to service and has served in many capacities and committees within both the PGA and HFTP, as well as several governmental initiatives throughout his career. 

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 continuing education of fellow professionals.  

Mr. Hunter directs the budget, finance, sales/marketing and IT administration at all company properties.

Andrea Cabrera

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 operations, and is based out of the Indianapolis office. Cabrera delivers an exceptional level of member service and hospitality throughout the Linx portfolio. 

Geoff Dail

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.