Meet the Staff

Matt Carlascio, Golf Course Superintendent

Matt joined Ridgemont Country Club in the spring of 2017. Matt grew up in Henrietta, NY, and went on to earn his degree in Turf Management from SUNY Delhi in 2008. He has worked for several highly respected Superintendents in the Rochester and Southern Tier areas. Matt, wife Kim and son live in Rochester, NY.

Paul Sanders, Head Golf Professional & Director of Golf Instruction    

Paul Sanders brings 30+ years experience to Ridgemont Country Club. Paul has worked as Head Professional, Competitive Player, Director of Instruction, Lead Instructor for ESPN Golf Schools, and Master Club Fitter. Paul’s skills help focus and develop the “Player’s Performance Factors” and he is a welcomed addition to our club. 

Jim Cucinelli, Owner Operator

Jim purchased Ridgemont Country Club from his fellow members in May 2013. Prior to the transition, RCC had experienced several years of declining membership. In the private club industry, deficits are offset by either raising dues or assessing. Both actions, in practice, only serve to erode member rolls further. Jim proposed to sustain the membership by freezing dues, eliminating assessments and providing significant improvements, if the members agreed to sell the club. Ridgemont then became the only Privately OWNED Private Country Club in the RDGA. His vision was to build the best value all appeal golf country club in the area. 

Jessica Pittman, Office Manager

Jennifer Jones, Events Coordinator       
John Zappolo, Manager of Member Services   
Jesse Cicione, Membership Director   
Yvette Hambley, Administrator