Our Team

Jim Coyne

General Manager / Partner at BNG Hospitality
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 843.723.9680
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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.

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Aura Caruthers

Director of Membership
Serving Since: 2023
Phone Number: 843.823.0169
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Aura joined the Harbour Club as Membership Director in April 2023. She is a graduate of Miami University and Penn State University and moved to Charleston from Southern California in 2021. Aura has an extensive background in client services, communications, and operations management. She most recently worked as the Director of Enterprise Services for a nonprofit consulting firm. She lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband and two daughters.

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David Buganski

Director of Banquets
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 843.823.0531
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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.

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Juan Acevedo

Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2023
Phone Number: 843.823.0532
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Chef Juan was Born in Rochester, New York, and raised in Florida. Chef is a Le Cordon Bleu Orlando graduate. He started his career with an internship at Disney World's Magic Kingdom Castle, and he then opened Legoland Florida and Streamsong Golf Resort. He was the Sous Chef of Disney Springs Portobello, an Executive Chef for Sage Dining Services, an Executive Sous Chef for Jekyll Island Resort in Georgia, and most recently an Executive Sous Chef at Wyndham Grand in downtown Pittsburgh. When Chef Juan is not cooking, he is running half and full marathons and spending time with his seven children. Chef is excited to be able to bring his experience to the Harbour Club and be a part of creating successful systems, standards, and culture.

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Selene Rui

Club Accountant
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 843.823.0529
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Selene Rui was born and raised in Torino, Italy. She studied hotel management and languages and left Italy after graduating from college to experience the “full immersion” of different idioms and cultures. Her goal was to live in each country for 12 to 18 months, learning the language, cultural uses, and costumes of many places. After living in different parts of Europe, she decided to venture out to the United States for an 18-month contract. 18 months became 18 years, during which she gained American citizenship through naturalization, a stable job, and a house. She still needs her “Italy fix”; she visits the country and culture that shaped her, including her family and friends. She went back to school in the United States and got into accounting as math and numbers are not opinion-based. She sees her future still in accounting and HR. When she’s not at work she can be found mingling in the gym, busy with outside activities or dancing to Latin music.

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Chris Mitchell

Club Manager
Serving Since:
Phone Number: 843.823.0537
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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.

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Candice Halsey

Director of Private Events
Serving Since:
Phone Number: 843.823.0528
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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.

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Grace Swink

Member Relations & Marketing Director
Serving Since:
Phone Number: 843.823.0528
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