Want to know more about our story and our staff? Scroll below to see why we are so proud to have such a rich heritage and amazing team of staff here at Hawk Ridge. ABOUT US
Our Team
David White
Managing Director

David White is the Managing Director at the Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club, where he will oversee the operation of the entire facility. David works with the department heads to assure that our members and guest’s expectations will be met.

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David brings to our property many years of experience running high end golf and banquet facilities. He has been a member in good standing as a Class A professional with the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association for 33 years.

David enjoys fitting in a game of golf while focusing on his busy operating season, and during the off season, he gets his fix weekly with a game of hockey. He is committed to the Orillia community which he and his family have grown to love and call home. Please feel free to contact David at the club to inquire how Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club could assist with your needs.

Leanne Ragazzon
Wedding Planner/Event & Marketing Coordinator

Leanne is new to our Hawk Ridge team this year.  She comes to us with over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry, from back of the house to front of the house to decorating the house(venue)!!!

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Weddings being her favorite.  Her passion is to make her bride and grooms day, one to remember.

Leanne is a people person and has dealt with people on many levels and is very versatile – from owning and running her own spa to starting a Montessori school to being nominated as woman of the year!!

Mark Obee
Mark Obee

Mark started with us on June 26.19

Mark brings a B.Sc in Turf Management and has 28 years experience in the Golf & Turf Industry.

Chef Josh Lockrey
Executive Chef

Josh started cooking in 2003 as a prep cook at the fast paced Cara establishment and from then on he had a new respect for any culinary work.  Josh took a huge step and moved from Cara to causal fine dining  to take on the unknown finer points of cooking and flavors.

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During this time, Josh had moved schools and took on an apprenticeship under Dan Carpino at TLSS and promptly after that he joined the O.Y.A.P program and had the pleasure of working for Paul Christians and Borden Henson. Josh continued his career working closley with Chef Ian Thompson at 16 Front in Orillia. He learned more from Chef Ian than any chef previous to him because he nurtured healthy practice and made cooking fun. Shortly after leaving Front 16, Josh mastered the art of baking at Patileros Patisserie and left there to become the Sous Chef at Hawk Ridge Golf Club. After a season of being with Hawk Ridge Golf Club, Josh learned that he would be spearheading the Food and Beverage Department and that drove him to get his red seal. As of April 1, 2014, Josh became a red seal chef and the Executive Chef at Hawk Ridge. During the end of 2018, Josh left to pursue  a career in fine dining to further his skills, only to return to Hawk Ridge in April 2019. We are happy to welcome Josh home again.
Terry Smith
Director of Instruction

Terry Smith has an extensive golf background in the Orillia area. He starting playing the game at age 4 and is part of a large golfing family that has called Orillia home since the late 1940’s. Terry has held the Teaching Professional position at Hawk Ridge since the start of the 2015 season.

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Terry began full-time work in the golf industry in 1992 and has been a Class A Member of the PGA of Canada since 1997. His teaching portfolio includes hundreds of adult and Junior golfers that have come to him for recreational learning and advanced coaching over the years. Terry was nominated for the 2013 Junior Leader of the Year award within the Ontario PGA. He was actively involved with the Junior golf program at Barrie Country Club, where he spent the 12 years prior to coming to Hawk Ridge.

Terry signed on to be the Head Coach of the Lakehead University varsity golf teams for the Orillia campus in 2017. The program has seen great growth in that time and competes in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA). Terry’s other local involvement has been volunteering with Scouts Canada and Big Brothers Big Sisters. He is also a Life Member of the Orillia Minor Hockey Association, inducted in 2014.


Jobs at Hawk Ridge
Food & Beverage Serving Staff

As a Food and Beverage server at Hawk Ridge, we strive to exceed the expectations of our members and guests. We do everything we can to entertain and serve each member one at a time, making them feel as though we are here just for them.



Maintenance Crew Member

Do you enjoy working outside in the beautiful summer weather? If you join the Hawk Ridge Maintenance Crew you not only get to work outside on a beautiful golf course but you gain skills by working on a diverse range of activities involving golf course maintenance and construction.

Bar Cart Attendant

Provide the most memorable golf experience on behalf of a facility that maximizes customer satisfaction when you serve as an on-course Bar Cart Attendant. The Beverage Cart Attendant is responsible for providing refreshments to Members and guests during their golf game with a high level of service.



Golf Services

Hawk Ridge is looking for highly motivated individuals to work as pro shop attendants. Responsibilities include making tee times, checking in members and guests, selling merchandise, monitoring the outside operation and pace of play.

We would love to get in touch with you!