Dave Renk

Golf Course Superintendent

Dave Renk is a 1993 graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Golf Turf Management.  Professionally, Dave was a Director of Commercial Accounts for Tru Green Corporation from 1986 through 1992.  In 1993 he was hired as First Assistant Superintendent at Pine Valley Golf Club known as the #1 golf course in the World. 
In 1997, with an outstanding professional reputation, Dave was hired as Golf Course Superintendent at Lookaway.  Rees Jones, Lookaway’s course designer, requested to be part of the hiring process and was delighted to bring Dave to Lookaway to help build, maintain and care for the new golf course.  Dave has remained at Lookaway since 1997 with a highly regarded reputation for his knowledge of the course and excellent level of maintenance he has provided the greens and fairways over the years.   
Dave is an active member of the GCSAA (Golf Course Superintendents Association of America), USGA (United States Golf Association)and the PAGCS (Philadelphia Association of Golf Course Superintendents).  He enjoys cross fit training and is an avid Eagle’s fan.  Dave is involved with various charitable organizations, most notably as President of the Matthew Renk Foundation, a foundation he and his wife built to honor the memory of his late son.  In addition to his duties with the Matthew Renk Foundation, Dave donates time to the Founders Society of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Mark Sheftic, PGA

Director of Instruction
Mark grew up in South Central Pennsylvania in the small town of New Oxford, where fields and golf balls were plentiful.  He spent his young childhood picking up golf balls, learning how to swing a club and driving golf carts.  At 16, the game of golf took on a new meaning and gave Mark an internal drive to succeed.  Throughout the following year, his focus was on practicing and playing competitively. Setting high school records and winning the York County Amateur, set his career in golf in motion.

In the mid-90s, Mark attended Coker College in Hartsville, SC and played college golf and graduated with a BA in business. Winning tournaments and being honored as a NAIA- All conference player for three of his four years, instilled the confidence in Mark to turn professional.  For five consecutive years, he toured North America playing in multiple mini-tour events and multiple professional tournaments. Practicing long hours, driving for miles and sleeping in hotels, made him realize that although he loves competing, he also had a passion for teaching the game of golf. 

Inspired by some of the greatest golf instructions, one being his father, Ted, Mark began to branch out and analyze the golf swing. Working at John’s Island in Vero Beach, Florida was the first place where he truly began to teach students and saw results. From there Mark traveled to other locations to teach and made his way back to Pennsylvania, where he has resided for the past 18 years.

His first teaching job in Pennsylvania was at Sunnybrook Golf Club, a place where Mark expanded his teaching theories and included video technology into lessons. JC video allowed him to compare his students to tour players and presented a visual aide that impacted his students’ results.

With membership satisfaction and continued success in tournament golf in the Philadelphia section, Mark landed at Merion Golf Club as the teaching professional in 2008. Now, he has found his way to Lookaway as the new Director of Instruction, providing the Clubs’ Partners personalized instruction to improve all aspects of their golf game.
Mark and his wife, Nicole, have been married for 13 years (Mark jokes that she deserves a metal for that achievement!) and they have two children, Ty is 12 and Taylor is 9. 

Kevin Rossi, PGA

PGA Assistant Golf Professional

Kevin is originally from Kingston, NY and received his bachelor’s degree from Franklin Pierce University and returned to school for the Golf Academy of America in Orlando in order to pursue a career in golf and turned professional in 2009. 
Kevin joined the Lookaway team in 2016 and has been a golf instructor since turning professional in 2009. Before coming to Lookaway, Kevin has gained a multitude of experience from his time spent at the Villa Roma Resort in New York to his time working in South Florida at a couple of different Platinum Country Clubs.  He has an in depth background of club fitting/repair, teaching styles, and business operations and enjoys working in each of these different areas on a daily basis.  
Outside of his work Kevin strives to improve his golf game on a daily basis.  He also enjoys watching golf, baseball and basketball.

Laura Schiavo, PGA

PGA Assistant Golf Professional

Laura Schiavo was born in Queens, New York and raised in nearby Yardley, Pa. Inspired by her father, she hit a golf ball for the first time at age 3 and has loved the game ever since.

Laura graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor's degree in secondary education. Prior to Lookaway, she worked for five years at Golf Galaxy focusing on merchandising, club fitting and golf club repair. In her spare time, Laura enjoys fishing, playing pool, nature documentaries and cooking.

Drew Lockhart

PGA Apprentice

Drew Lockhart is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and started playing golf when he was 19.  His passion for the game led him into the profession in 2017.  
Drew started pursuing his career after spending 13 years in the insurance business.  He worked for J.C. Melrose Country Club in Philadelphia and it was there that he developed a desire to grow the game of golf and help people improve their own golf game.   In 2018, Drew joined the staff at Skippack Golf Club as their assistant golf professional.  His biggest impact on the game to date was working with 250 junior golfers each year as a part of the Nike US Kids sports camps.  
He joined the Lookaway Staff in January of 2020 and is currently enrolled as an Associate in the PGA PGM Program with aspirations of becoming a PGA Head Golf Professional.  In his spare time, Drew enjoys working on his golf game, dining out with friends and relaxing at home with his two Great Danes.   

Chris McCardell

Caddie Master

Chris McCardell joined the Lookaway team in 2001. Before coming to Lookaway, Chris worked as Caddie Master at Radley Run Country Club, Chester Valley Golf Club and the Inniscrone Golf Club.

Chris grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania and has followed in the footsteps of his father, who worked as a Caddie Master for 45 years, finishing up his career at the Aronimink Golf Club.