The Perkins Family: In Their Own Words

The Perkins Family: In Their Own Words

Robert and Carol Perkins recently purchased a new home in the White Sulphur Hill neighborhood and are loving the fall season here at The Greenbrier. Learn more about the Perkins and their decision to create their own legacy at America’s Resort below…

Names:
Robert & Carol Perkins
Children:
Martha Perkins, Anna K. DeCordova, and Robert Mark Perkins, M.D.
Primary Home:
150 White Sulphur Drive ~ Originally from Millbrook, New York
Occupation:
Retired
Activities Of Interest:
Fishing, Hunting, Golf, Tennis, Gardening, Skiing, Travel, Reading, Hiking

Q: How did you first become aware of The Greenbrier and our real estate opportunities?
A: On a trip to Augusta National, over four years ago. Our first trip to The Greenbrier, however, was in 1978.

Q: What attracted you to become a member at The Greenbrier Sporting Club (GSC)? What were you looking for in a club?
A: We were really drawn to the quality of amenities and the unusual home ownership arrangement, in that it was “fee simple.” Also, the shared combination of the resort and Sporting Club, as well as all of the members themselves.

Q: What kept you looking at property at GSC over the years as opposed to other communities?
A: A number of things—access to large space, architectural designs, extremely high quality food service, and scenic surrounding, especially the fact that this area enjoys all four seasons. No other community we are familiar with offers the variety of amenities and service to homeowners in conjunction with privacy and security.

Q: How often did the Perkins Family visit The Greenbrier and The Greenbrier Sporting Club before purchasing your new home?
A: We visited seven different times in the past four years.

Q: What drew you specifically to your home purchase in White Sulphur Hill?
A: The location and close proximity to the resort, as well as the architectural design of the home.

Q: What influenced your decision to make The Greenbrier Sporting Club your new permanent home?
A: Well, it’s geographically similar to our previous farm home of 35 years up in New York. There’s also a considerable tax and operating expense relief. Overall, however, we had a desire for new beginnings late in life.

Q: What legacy do you hope to create with your family at The Greenbrier Sporting Club?
A: That the family gatherings will create enduring memories.

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The Shebby Family: In Their Own Words

Chris and Audrey Shebby are longtime fans of The Greenbrier, even becoming engaged here. Today, they own a home in our Howard’s Creek neighborhood and enjoy living the sporting life with their two young children when they visit. Learn more about the Shebby’s and their decision to create their own legacy at America’s Resort below…

Names:
Chris & Audrey Shebby

Children:
Charlotte and Christopher

Primary Home:
McLean, VA

Occupation:
Chris is in investment banking while Audrey is a career sports publicist on a “mommy break”

Activities Of Interest:
Golf, tennis, and exploring the mountains with their family

Q: How did you first become aware of The Greenbrier and our real estate opportunities?
A: We are long time Greenbrier fans. We were even engaged at The Greenbrier, so we were intrigued that there was an opportunity to purchase real estate at The Greenbrier that also featured separate incredible club amenities like the members’ Summit Lodge, golf, tennis, etc. It was the perfect blend of historic south meeting a sort of Jackson Hole feeling. The added bonus—it’s only a 3.5 hour drive from our home outside D.C.

Q: What attracted you to become a member at The Greenbrier Sporting Club (GSC)? What were you looking for in a club?
A: We love that The Sporting Club has managed to be “best in class” in so many things…golf, tennis, fishing, riding. We also knew we desired a second home that was in driving distance to where we live. The Sporting Club made perfect sense.

Q: What do you feel GSC offers that other communities do not?
A: The Sporting Club is unique. You walk into the various buildings and you feel like you are out west, yet you can access the amenities of The Greenbrier with its rich history and Dorothy Draper furnishings. You have the opportunity to experience two different resorts at once. I would say that is unique.

Q: How often does the Shebby Family visit The Greenbrier and The Greenbrier Sporting Club?
A: We try to go as much as possible!

Q: What do you and your family enjoy doing while you’re home at The Sporting Club?
A: The kids are in the pool and horses phase, which is a lot of fun for all of us. My husband loves playing golf both on The Snead and The Old White TPC.

Q: What legacy do you hope to create with your family at The Greenbrier Sporting Club?
A: We hope to teach our children to enjoy and respect the outdoors and hopefully create many happy memories for many, many years to come.

The East Family: In Their Own Words


Names:
Bob and Terrie East
Children:

Michael (16), Caroline (14) & Charlie (10)
Primary Home:
Lutherville, MD
Occupation:

CEO and Managing Partner of Westwicke Partners
Activities of Interest:
Primarily, our family plays Golf and Squash. Beyond that, we love to Swim, Bike, Hike and play board games. Given the many other activities at the GSC, we look forward to exploring white water rafting, tubing, fly fishing and even shooting clays.

Q: How did you first become aware of The Greenbrier and our real estate opportunities?
A: Originally, I believe we saw an advertisement in a golf magazine, but we have had several friends over the years mention The Greenbrier resort as a wonderful place to vacation.

Q: What attracted you to become a member at The Greenbrier Sporting Club (GSC)? What were you looking for in a club?
A: After our first visit to the resort we truly fell in love with it. I don’t know anyone who has stayed at the resort who hasn’t felt the same. We also spent some time touring the Sporting Club amenities and were impressed with every aspect of the club. We had spent the last 5 years considering clubs on the east coast and immediately felt “at home” at the GSC. Our kids play squash at a national level so we needed a club that offered world class golf and had squash courts so the kids could practice and play while not at our primary home. Finally, we were looking for a vacation spot that was driving distance from our home in Baltimore.

Q: What do you feel GSC offers that other communities do not?
A: Beyond EVERY activity under the sun, the Sporting Club is in a spectacular setting and has a wonderful sense of community. The other members have been incredibly welcoming. It is truly a special place.

Q: How often does the East Family visit The Greenbrier and The Greenbrier Sporting Club?
A: The first answer is, “not enough!” Specifically though, in the last year, we were there five or six times. We have a crazy busy schedule with work, school and our kids’ sports so the club gives us the opportunity to get away from our hectic lives and recharge our batteries. Eventually, Bob and I plan to retire to GSC and live there, 6 or 7 months a year.

Q: What drew you specifically to your homesite purchase in The Snead golf course neighborhood?
A: When we looked originally, there was no doubt we wanted to be on the golf course because we play golf almost every day during the summer. Then we considered homes and lots in several other neighborhoods. In the end, though, we just couldn’t see ourselves anywhere but right on the golf course and a short walk, bike ride or golf cart ride to the pool and squash courts. A home on The Snead is the perfect location for OUR family.

Q: What do you and your family enjoy doing while you’re home at The Sporting Club?
A: Well, we aren’t home, YET. We hope to break ground soon, but when we do move in, all the activities we mentioned earlier. We also want to see what the state has to offer outside of The Greenbrier.

Q: What legacy do you hope to create with your family at The Greenbrier Sporting Club?
A: As any parent would tell you, one of our jobs is to create great memories for our children. While we have vacationed at many places, the Greenbrier Sporting Club allows us to give our children and even grandchildren an opportunity to build lifelong friendships, memories of lazy summer days, and holidays with friends and family.

Jerry West Statue Unveiled at Staples Center


West Virginia native and Greenbrier Sporting Club member Jerry West was honored with a bronze statue at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, one of only five existing statues at the famed arena and home of the Los Angeles Lakers. West was honored by guests that included NBA greats such as

Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Bill Russell, Pat Riley, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, owner Dr. Jerry Buss and NBA commissioner David Stern. Ever the humble hero, West told the audience, “When I look around, some of the people I’ve been around as athletes, some of the ones I’ve competed against, I really want to thank you for coming tonight. Frankly, it’s more meaningful than perhaps this statue.”

West, who opened Prime 44 West steakhouse at The Greenbrier resort two years ago, reminisced about his years as a young boy growing up in West Virginia with dreams of playing in the NBA. West, who grew up in Chelyan, West Virginia, will have an autobiography out later this year.

Member’s Eldorado Wins Second Place at Shanghai Parade

Lewisburg’s Shanghai Parade, held every year along Washington Street on New Year’s Day, dates back almost 100 years. With no real theme, the parade is typically open to everyone and anyone who wishes to join in on the fun. This year, Greenbrier Sporting Club member Roland Young decided to take his 1954 Cadillac Eldorado for a spin down the parade route. In 1954, the Eldorado was in its second year of production and Mr. Young’s is a prime example of classic American automobile design. With a gorgeous candy apple red finish, the car finished second in the “Antique Car Competition” at the parade. Riding along with Mr. Young was Lewisburg resident and Sporting Club member Kathryn Tuckwiller and Sporting Club Director of Real Estate Suzanne Horst, along with Young’s dog James and out-of-town guests from Michigan.