Nicholas Gora

General Manager

Nicholas Gora grew up in Baton Rouge Louisiana where he attended LSU and entered the Club industry at The Country Club of Louisiana.  Nicholas worked his way through the ranks at CCLA and after 10 years moved to Metairie Country Club in New Orleans as a Clubhouse Manager.  After five years in New Orleans, Nicholas moved to Fort Worth at Colonial Country Club for two years before moving to California.  He spent a year in California before returning to his roots in the South here at Indian Hills.

Nicholas and his wife Courtney both enjoy their pack of dogs, travel, food and wine.  Both are hospitality professionals with a true passion for the industry.

Gary Turner

Creative Director

Gary, a lifelong resident of Tuscaloosa, has been with Indian Hills since 2013. He spent 25 years in retail as the owner of Jester’s Flowers becoming the favorite florist of many Tuscaloosa residents. IHCC members can depend on Gary to provide creativity and polish to any special event held at the Club.

Stacey Gann

Event Planner

Stacey joined the Indian Hills team in November 2016. She has been planning and organizing events and programs for businesses, non-profits, and students for over 20 years in Tuscaloosa. Stacey was previously the Director of Events and Leadership Programs for The Chamber of Commerce for 18 years. She now enjoys using her skill set to make your event at Indian Hills special.

Stacey has a son, Jameson, a daughter-in-law, Katie and a grandson Grayson

Josh Elder

Executive Chef

I am a southern chef who is proud to have been born and raised in Alabama. Working in the food industry for eighteen years I have had the privilege of working with multiple talented chefs who have taught me many techniques to elevate our delicious southern ingredients and present them in new ways that are appealing to all the senses. I am very excited to join the family at Indian Hills and create menus and events to excite membership and the culinary team. When I am not in the kitchen I enjoy time spent with my beautiful wife and our mischievous Pomeranian puppy.

Paul Reid

Head Golf Professional

Paul Reid has been the Head Golf Professional at Indian Hill Country Club since 2003. As a member of the PGA of America, Paul brings a wealth of experience to IHCC. He started his career in the metro Atlanta area at Southland Country Club in Stone Mountain, Georgia as well as Alpharetta Country Club. Paul attended Alexander City Junior college and was a member of the 1990 NJCAA National Championship Team. Paul graduated from Troy University in Business Administration where he was a First-Team All American. In 2015, Paul was named the Golf Professional of the year for the Alabama Chapter of the PGA.

A consummate Golf Professional, Paul brings many skills to the team at IHCC. Customer service, merchandising, recruiting, teaching, running club events and club fitting are a few of the areas he specializes in.

Paul married his wife Kim in June of 2001 at Lake Martin. They have two children, Katheryn and Paul III.

Kevin Holifield

Golf Course Superintendent

Education-BS Agronomy, Mississippi State Univ.

Wife- Dana | Children- Hillary, Caroline.

Bryant Lancaster

Fitness Director / Personal Trainer

Bryant Lancaster is the Fitness Director and Personal Trainer at Indian Hills Country Club.

He has worked at the club for 13 years and has worked and participated in the fitness field for over 30 years as a fitness instructor, high school coach and college basketball player (The University of Alabama). He has coached on the High School, Middle School, and Elementary level in both the public and private sectors.

He obtained a BS degree in Sports Fitness Management, Certified SCW Fitness personal trainer/Physical Educator which he obtained from The University of West Alabama in Livingston. Bryant has been married to Jill Lancaster for 26 years. They have three children Sean, Faith, and Bryant Jr.

Keith Swindoll

USPTA Master Professional

  • Master Professional is the highest designation you can earn and an achievement earned by less than 1% of tennis professionals worldwide.
  • Director of Tennis Indian Hills Country Club since 1987
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach of University of Alabama Women’s Tennis Team from 1999-2005, 2015-present
  • IHCC twice named “USTA Alabama Tennis Facility of the Year” 1989, 2000
  • 6-time Alabama Professional of the Year- 1990,1991,1993, 2002, 2005, 2009
  • Coached High School boys and girls tennis teams from 1986-1997 winning 14 state championships
  • 2-time USPTA Southern Division High School Coach of the Year- 1994,1997
  • Graduate of USTA High Performance Coaching Program
  • Graduate of the University of Alabama, B.S. Sports Marketing
  • Former #1 30 & over player in Alabama
  • Inducted into the Alabama Tennis Hall of Fame in 2013
  • USPTA Southern Tennis Professional of the Year 2014

Andrew Peyton

Andrew is originally from Shreveport, LA. He started playing golf at a young age and developed a great passion for it. Shortly after playing college golf at the University of New Orleans, Andrew moved to Tuscaloosa and began working here at Indian Hills. Andrew loves helping the membership improve their games and get the most out of their golf experience. Andrew is a Class A PGA professional as well as TPI certified.


Maci Goggans

IHCC Assistant Tennis Professional

Maci is a former Alabama Junior Player of the Year, #1 Junior in Alabama and top 35 ranking in the South. Played Junior Fed Cup as #1 player for Alabama.
Maci comes to us from Pensacola C.C. and will be in charge of our IHCC Jr Program. She loves tennis and working with kids!


Alissa Holly

Food and Beverage Manager

Alissa Holley who is a California native most recently joined our team in October of 2020. Alissa graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno and is now currently pursuing her master’s degree at The University of Alabama in marketing analytics. She adds a great deal of industry based knowledge to the club from her four years of experience at private clubs based out of Lake Tahoe, California and Reno, Nevada.


Barry Johnson

Facility Manager

“Maybe it’s not always about trying to fix something broken. Maybe it’s about starting over and creating something better.”

That statement echoes day to day in my life. It gives me true purpose whenever problems are tough. My background is primarily in the industrial construction and maintenance world with a superior niche for customer interaction.  I left that in search of something more fulfilling; where I can increase my skills and bring true care to a workplace. My proven track record for helping create change will contribute to my success at IHCC. My goal is to provide a positive culture for guests and employees by providing a quality experience every time you enter our establishment.


Indian Hills Board Members

Pictured left to right: Martin Holt, Heyward Gould, Joe May, Jim Fleenor, Tara Howell, Luke Standeffer, Andrew Hudson, Chaz Horton, Kristin Blakeney, Whit Whitfield, Brock Corder, Sam Faucett III, John Poole