Role: General Manager / Partner at BNG Hospitality
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 843.723.9680
Email Jim Coyne
Jim has a business degree from UCF in Orlando Florida and has an extensive 30 year leadership career within the Private Club industry having worked at some of the most exclusive private club’s in the US both on the west and east coast. Jim has held the title of GM in both City and Golf and Country clubs and has extensive experience in all aspects of club management and leadership.
Missie joined the Harbour Club as Membership Director in May 2019. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston and after stints in Charlotte and New York City working for Ralph Lauren, Missie moved back to Charleston 11 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. She most recently worked as the Member Relations Director for the past 4 years at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek on Johns Island.
Missie has an extensive background in sales, event management, communications and marketing. She lives on Johns Island with her husband and their two young girls. Having had their rehearsal dinner at the Harbour Club in 2009, Missie is excited to join the Harbour Club team.
David joined the Harbour Club team in January 2018. His primary focus is bringing first-rate service to all members, guests, and private events. He stresses friendliness, product knowledge, systems and procedures. David brings over 20 years of hospitality and food & beverage experience.
He moved to South Carolina in 2000 after graduating from The University of Toledo with a degree in Business Administration. Small Business has been a main focus both in degree and experience. Some highlights of experience are co-founding/operating a vacation rental property business on Daufuskie Island and spending 10 years as General Manager of a local busy family restaurant. David is committed to finding great people to add to the service team and deliver above and beyond results for Harbour Club.
When David is not providing service at Harbour Club, he is likely enjoying time with his wife and young family.
Chef Elmie Rabe is a proud South African and Capetonian who studied at the Institute for Hospitality Training. Chef Rabe completed her Hotel Management, Culinary, and Pastry Degrees, and Nutritional Food Science Degree. She has been fortunate to be exposed to many different cultures and cuisines, and incorporating health into her cuisine has been her passion for the last five years.
Chef Rabe grew up on a farm, surrounded by cattle, sheep, horses, and a huge vegetable farm, where they learned to make use of what was available and to enjoy every aspect of what the land provided. Cooking was always a big part of her life growing up, her Gran made sure of that. With over 20 years in the industry, Chef Rabe is still learning and still surprised every day. Cooking and coaching those who would like to learn is such a privilege to her.
Chef Rabe was awarded Best Dessert in Charlotte, part of the Heart Bright foundation, and featured on the Food Network channel for one of their shows that were broadcast internationally. Chef Rabe was fortunate to have worked with one of Charlotte and Charleston’s acclaimed chefs, Jamie Lynch from Church, and Union.
Chef Rabe is not only a Chef, but she is also a proud mom, son Tjaart almost 18 is her greatest gift. Black belt in Karate and busy working on his “Dun’s”. Time spent outside the kitchen you will find Chef Rabe in the shed working on refurbishing old farmhouse furniture or in her herb garden.
Chris Mitchell began his hospitality career from the love of cooking and working with people who had a desire to always push the boundaries to do things better and have fun while doing it.
As is often the case, chefs begin spending their time in kitchens at an early age, but not always in the most glamorous roles. This was no different for Chris, his first job in a professional kitchen was at the young age of 16, washing dishes and preparing food in a small neighborhood restaurant in his hometown of Kingston, Massachusetts. Throughout high school, Chris continued working in restaurant kitchens, building his culinary skills, and developing a passion for cooking that would eventually lead him to pursue cooking as a career that would later in life lead to his current career of running private Clubs as a Club Manager.
After graduating from the prestigious Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he was classically trained in Culinary Arts and Hotel-Restaurant Management, Chris set out to work for some of the best chefs in the country. After honing his culinary skills at The Longboat Key Club in Longboat Key, Florida, and The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square; he was part of a two-time guest chef team at the famous James Beard House in New York. After a long stint in the ever-changing culinary world Chris decided to broaden his career path and step into the Executive Chef/Food and Beverage Director role at the new Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, Massachusetts. His Passion for country clubs was underway. From there Chris spent the next five years as the Executive Chef at the historic Dedham Country and Polo Club in Dedham, Massachusetts.
Most recently, for the past 11 years, Chris has been at the helm as the General Manager of Framingham Country Club, located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Founded in 1902, FCC is a busy family-oriented country Club. FCC consisted of two private restaurants, an aquatic center, fitness center, ballroom and a Donald Ross designed 18-hole golf course. With a growing Membership and demand for higher standards, Chris helped transform the Club during his tenure to include a new pool facility, two clubhouse renovations, golf course restoration project and a new outdoor beer garden.
From Four-Star hotels, resorts and private Clubs, Chris brings over thirty years of hospitality to the Harbour Club.
Candice Halsey joined the Harbour Club team in February 2022 as the Director of Private Events. She was raised in North Carolina and attended Johnson & Wales, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Sports & Event Management. For the next six years she worked for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, NC.
Coastal living was calling, and Candice moved to Charleston in 2016. Candice has always enjoyed planning and executing a vast array of events, most recently being weddings. Candice is excited to bring her experience to the Members and their guests of the Harbour Club and continue to go the extra mile and exceed their expectations.
When she’s not planning the Club’s elaborate events, Candice is likely enjoying the beach with her son and attending music or sporting events.