Team Bios

Mike Abbott

CEO, Operations

Recognized as an experienced senior-level executive with more than 25 years of proven success in the resort and hospitality industry. Mr. Abbott is one of the most recognizable names in golf course and hospitality development, management and operations. In addition, Mr. Abbott is a two-time “PGA Merchandiser of the Year,” a former ESPN golf commentator and a swing coach to such noted PGA TOUR players as Mark O’Meara, Paul Stankowski, Pat Perez, and others.

Randy Naylor

Director of Sales, HOA Manager

Randy brings a wealth of experience to the position of HOA Manager including the oversight of management services, maintenance, capital improvements, insurance underwriting, tax appeals, budgeting, and financial reporting.

Randy was previously involved in major projects for luxury condominiums located in Charleston, SC. These properties are comprised of high-end, mid-rise properties containing hundreds of residential units. These HOA’s were successfully revitalized for financial and operational stability.

Victor Picot

Director of Events

Victor has over 20 years experience with high-end catering events of up to 1,000 people. During his 20 years, Victor’s speciality is wedding and party events within two four star resorts in Vail Colorado. He has a fondness for the world of wines and spirits at the highest professional standard and possesses his certification as a Level I Sommelier. Victor is also fluent in Spanish.

Daniel Sumerel

General Manager

With over 15 years in the golf industry, Daniel has worked in both private and public operations focusing on customer service and the customer experience. Daniel has led the golf operation at Scotch Hall since 2011 and had been on staff since 2010. Prior to 2010, he worked at notable courses close to his hometown of Four Oaks, North Carolina. One experience led him to interning for the PGA Tour at TPS Wakefield. He attended North Carolina State University and focused his studies on a degree in Business Management. Gaining valuable experience along the way, Daniel has applied his education and knowledge of golf course operations to grow Scotch Hall year over year during his tenure. In the summer of 2015, Daniel studied at the HPW Real Estate School and became a licensed Real Estate Broker for Scotch Hall Preserve Realty. Daniel is also a Realtor and a member of the National Association of of Realtors. With over five years experience in the resort and second home market, let Daniel find your next family home at Scotch Hall.

Laura Dorner

Director of Golf Tournament and Event Sales

Laura is Certified Project Manager with over 10 years of marketing experience at Cisco managing partner marketing programs, digital marketing, webinars, trade shows, customer events, sales incentives, and group travel. She has spent over 4 years managing golf events with Executive Women’s Golf Association, two of which she served as President. She also spent three years as an assistant teacher at Dona Lerner Junior Golf Academy.