Bob and Terrie East
Michael (16), Caroline (14) & Charlie (10)
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.