Our management team welcomes you to the I’On Club. Our staff of dedicated professionals is committed to providing the best in personalized service and programs. If you wish to contact a team member, you can click on the name below to send an email, or you may call 843-971-7834.

emziGeneral Manager and Director of Membership
Emzi Wewers

Emzi Wewers joined the I’On Club team in July 2015 as Director of Membership.  She accepted the position of General Manager in July 2017. Emzi has spent 15 years working in all areas of club operations, all in the Charleston area, including membership, marketing, golf operations, food and beverage, catering and events, accounting and maintenance.  She began her hospitality career working at Walt Disney World.

Emzi grew up in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina.  She moved to Charleston to attend Johnson and Wales University.  She lives in Mt. Pleasant with her husband, Drew, and son, Quinn.

Director of Fitness and Director of Swim School
Maggie Ashley

Maggie comes to us from Burn San Francisco as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. She believes exercise to be an essential part of a healthy and happy lifestyle, providing not only physical benefits, but mental and psychological nurturing as well. As a lifelong athlete, coach and trainer, Maggie has experienced firsthand the transformative power of fitness, and strives to share this experience with The I’On Club members. Drawing on a wide range of exercise disciplines, such as Pilates, weight training, plyometrics, and kickboxing, Maggie’s workouts are effective, dynamic, engaging, and fun!

Chef Tom_webExecutive Chef
Tom Makowski

Chef Tom started working in the kitchen of a banquet conference center at the age of 16 and quickly realized he had a love for food and service. Inspired by his family and many friends, he learned that his passion was centered on creative cuisine. His high standards helped him graduate at the top of his culinary school in Connecticut. He has worked his way through the ranks in top hotels and restaurants. He studied in Italy, working at the 4 star resort, Monte del Re in Dozza. While working in Italy, he also received his master’s in Italian cuisine at the Culinary Institute for Foreigners in Asti, Italy. After moving back to the states, he was the sous chef at Tamaso’s, an Italian restaurant at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Tom spent the last 5 years as the Chef Manager for Compass Group at Boeing in North Charleston. He is determined to provide a consistent and memorable experience to you every time you dine at I’On Club. Tom has a sincere love for his profession and we are excited to welcome him to our team.

In his spare time, Tom loves to do wood carvings and cook for family and friends. He also enjoys teaching people new ways to cook and share fun recipes. He is recently engaged and plans to marry his fiancé, Brittany, on September 16, 2017.

jenDirector of Member Services
Jen Heathfield

Jen grew up in Novi, Michigan and then attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI where she received her Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies in Health & minor in  Psychology. After graduating in 2011, she moved to Charleston to pursue a master’s degree from MUSC.  Jen currently works in home health care in addition to her time spent here at the I’On Club.  You will see Jen and her team at the front desk when you enter the club. They are a great resource to our member and always look forward to visitors…stop by and say hello!

mehdi_webDirector of Tennis and High Performance Junior Development
Mehdi El-Kheddiwi

Director of High Performance Junior Development Mehdi was born in Paris, France and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He played junior tennis at Ottawa’s famous Rideau Tennis and Squash Club. Mehdi was an active athlete, earning a starting position in every high school discipline he pursued, including soccer, volleyball, basketball, Olympic handball, badminton and track and field. After studying journalism in college he moved to Myrtle Beach to begin a successful career with the town’s daily newspaper. He left the newspaper to become the assistant tennis professional at Prestwick Tennis and Swim Club in Myrtle Beach and a few years later, its Director of Swim and Tennis. Mehdi will bring extensive knowledge and experience to I’On Club’s junior and adult development and can sum up his tennis philosophy in three words: Care, Impact, and Performance.

 

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