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.
Isiac lives in Burgaw and currently attends Pender High School. Isiac is the older of two sons of Sabrina Lewis, the River Landing Activities Director. At Pender, Isiac plays on the Pender soccer team, and also runs track. Prior to working with the cart attendant staff, he worked as a counselor with the June and July Summer Adventure Camps. After high school, Isiac plans to attend either Cape Fear CC or NC State, and wants to study Nuclear Engineering.
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). In addition to working on the cart staff, Paul now also works as a starter on weekends; alternating with Larry Arrowood.
Noah lives in Burgaw and is a sophomore at Pender High School. Noah is the younger of two sons of Sabrina Lewis. At Pender, he is a JROTC cadet and also participates in sports; playing soccer for the Pender Raiders last year before COVID shut things down. For the last two years Noah has also worked at the River Landing Summer Adventure Camp which facilitated the connection to work for the Golf staff as a cart attendant.
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.
Forrest Evan Khoal Fox
Khoal attends Bedford North Lawrence High School. He has worked in many different fields including a Nursing Home, Grocery Store, Wood mill and a Landscaping company. Khoal’s grandfather has lived in River Landing for 14 years, and Khoal started coming here on vacations since he was a kid. From his experiences here he decided it might be good to work here as well, so he took the job as a cart staffer. His interests include fishing, hanging out with his friends back home and training and playing with his dog. In the future he would like to start his own company.
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”!
Sean is from Kenansville and attended James Kenan High School. He has spent half his life in North Carolina and half in South Carolina. He came to work at River Landing simply for something to do. His future plans are to get back into the military and to put in as many years as he can, while also going to school. He wants to study business and some medical classes along with other areas of interest that are undefined. Sean’s goal is to become financially stable, own a modest home, maintain a good job and eventually have a family.
Austin attends East Duplin High School and has worked at River Landing on the cart staff since the summer of 2020. Austin states that working here at RL has changed his life for the better!
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!
Doug hails from Michigan where he received degrees in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. His work experience includes several jobs as a Director of Clinical Services, Behavioral Health; in Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. He also served as Director of Behavioral Health in North Carolina and Wyoming. Finally, Doug was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at East Carolina University. Doug’s hobbies include golf, fly fishing and hunting. His future plans include working at Yellowstone National Park during the summer and winter seasons and going on a River Cruise to the wine country of Burdoise, France.
Kenny was born and raised around Wallace, NC. He previously worked nuclear outages with GE before pursuing a Computer Engineering Technologies degree from Central Piedmont University. Kenny has always loved sports and grew up playing baseball and soccer, as well as running track. Now he focuses mainly on fly fishing, either salt water or in the mountain areas. Kenny plans to finish his degree in the upcoming year and obtain his certifications to become a licensed software developer.
Blake was born and raised outside of Atkinson, NC (Pender County). He graduated from Wilmington Christian Academy in 2016, then attended and graduated from ECU in 2020. Blake played on the ECU Pirates Golf team all 4 years, and finished his career there with the second lowest scoring average in school history. That is second to current PGA Tour pro Harold Varner III! Blake has already competed in one PGA Tour event; the 2018 Greenbrier. He intends to continue with golf, with sights on this year’s US Amateur, followed by turning pro later in 2021. Blake intends to make a career as a professional golfer. At this time, Blake is living in Rocky Point with his wife Courtney. Let’s all wish Blake the best of luck in his PGA pursuits, and maybe we’ll all be able to say “we knew him when…”!