THE PHOTOS AND BIO'S ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED TO INCLUDE ALL STAFF AFTER SIGNIFICANT TURNOVER
Larry grew up in Huntington, West Virginia and received a degree from Marshall. After school Larry went into the Army for 9 years. He was still pursuing his destiny when he got accepted into the Utah School of Medicine where he graduated as a Physician Assistant. That position led to many stops across the states, working in Arizona, Kansas, Florida and North Carolina in ER medicine. In his last North Carolina stop, he reunited with a friend from the past which led to marrying Carol just two years ago. Carol was a key factor in the decision to settle down, along with the fact that his family expanded to 4 grown kids and 5 grand children. He retired from Southeastern ER Group Physicians in Wilmington where he had worked for 7 years. Larry's role at River Landing is perfect, as it gives him a 3-day a week work commitment (Wed., Fri., and Sat) and a place to golf. He will make sure your golf game will get off to a good start.
Nick hails from Rose Hill. He is currently a junior at Wallace-Rose Hill High School and is really looking forward to his senior year. Nick's favorite things to do are football (Offensive and Defensive Tackle) and firefighting. He is a member of the Rose Hill firefighting unit. Upon graduation he hopes to attend Cape Fear Community College and major in firefighting.
Paul Frank joins our staff after 42 years and 3 months working for GE-Global Nuclear Fuel in Castle Hayne. Paul was a maintenance planner and coordinator for GE. He calls Burgaw home and enjoys working 2-3 days at River Landing (and so does his wife).
Elias (Eli) Rosales
Eli is currently a student at UNCW. He would often see the River Landing billboards along the highway, and thought it would be interesting to potentially work at a golf course. He saw working at River Landing as an opportunity to sharpen his interpersonal skills and gain work experience. He says this job is providing a flexible work schedule, allowing him to both work and study effectively. Eli’s goal is to graduate from UNCW with a BA in Psychology.
William (Bill) James
Bill James has joined us after retiring from Campbell Oil & Gas. He has worked for them 32 years. He hails from Burgaw (born & raised). He joined the cart staff to keep active and not be under foot at home. He loves golf and fishing.
Ernesto (Ernie) Sanchez, Jr.
Ernie is a part time cart attendant here at River Landing. He and his wife, Crissy, have two sons, Eric and Eli. Originally from Corpus Christi Texas he has resided in Burgaw for the past 30 years. Other responsibilities include: Full time Senior Pastor for Cape Fear Community Fellowship; graduate of Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary with a doctorate degree in ministry and is a full time Certified Therapeutic Foster parent for Easter Seals Foundation. Ernie says his life’s purpose is serving others with the goal to make a positive impact in the lives of those around him. For relaxation, Ernie enjoys grilling, fishing and golf. He calls himself a great griller, a fantastic fisherman of both fish and men; and one day hopes to become a good enough golfer to enjoy the game even more.
Bob (Gump) Gumpright
Gump describes himself as a “Navy Brat” who graduated from Weymouth HS in Massachusetts. BS in Math from Purdue; MS Management from Friends University; 31 year Navy Veteran; 7 years HS teacher in Norfolk, VA (NJROTC); 5 year civil servant. Moved to RL in June, 2018 to escape the New England climate. Gump recently performed with the Thalian Association in a production of “Damn Yankees”. Gump is a 13 year cancer survivor. He is married to his wife, Sharon, from Virginia Beach. He enjoys swimming, golf and kayaking. Currently rebuilding their home on Cedar Point Dr. Gump says they lived in New Orleans for 3 years, but is unrelated to Forrest and never met “Bubba”!
Philip (Phil) Lane
Phil grew up in Burgaw, NC, graduating from Pender High School. Phil has been retired for one year. He learned about River Landing from friends. A favorite pastime is shooting pool, which he tries to do with friends at least once a week. Future plans include working part time for a couple of years until his wife retires, and then they plan to travel. Phil and his wife have three boys; one married; no grandchildren yet. Phil enjoys being with family, and friends from church.
Elizabeth (Libby) Smith
Elizabeth, whom everyone calls Libby, hails from Burgaw, NC, where she has lived her entire life. She attends Liberty University and will be a sophomore after spending this summer here at River Landing. Libby is majoring in Graphic Design, and her hobbies include going to the beach, hanging out with her friends, joy riding and playing volleyball. She comes from a house of five girls, who joke together that her Dad has never been able to take a hot shower!
Exodus 14.14: “The lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.”
Larry Stephen Goodwin
Larry grew up in Kansas and graduated from KC State University. Served 4 years in the Army stationed in Berlin, Germany. Larry spent his working career in Great Lakes, Michigan and Minnesota working in Insurance Claims. He has been playing golf at RL almost from the time it opened; and has been playing golf since the age of 10. Larry has a daughter living in England, and is planning a trip to Scotland in the Spring for 5 rounds of golf, capped off at St. Andrews!
Devin is from Ivanhoe, NC. And currently attends University of Mount Olive, majoring in Criminal Justice. After graduation from Mount Olive, Devin would like to become a Supreme Court Police Officer. He loves to play the drums and attends Royal Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he plays every Sunday. Devin’s favorite hobbies are playing basketball, golf and working out.
Tayvian (Teddy) Hall
Teddy hails from Beaulaville and attends East Duplin High School, where he plays football. He has committed to Barten College on a football scholarship. Teddy’s grandfather owns a tire business where Teddy has worked since he was young. Although his name is Tayvian, he prefers to be called Teddy, which has been his nickname for a long time.