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    Staff - Food & Beverage

John Cafarelli - General Manager

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John is the facility General Manager that oversees golf operations, agronomy, Bump's Restaurant, sales & marketing and maintenance operations. Prior to arriving at Finkbine, Cafarelli worked as the executive chef at three Troon properties: Valley of the Eagles Golf Club in Elyria, Ohio; The Lodge of Four Seasons Resort in Lake Ozark, Missouri; and Westhaven Golf Club in Franklin, Tennessee. Cafarelli, originally from Cleveland, has been in the food and beverage industry for more than 27 years. He graduated from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio where he studied Business Economics.

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Dan Naso - Executive Chef

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Dan is the facility Executive Chef that oversees all food production and culinary staff at Finkbine’s bar and restaurant, Bump’s, and the Hawk’s Nest Snack Bar. Naso has been professionally cooking for 15+ years, beginning his culinary experience in Cleveland’s own “Little Italy” neighborhood where he learned how to recreate classic authentic Italian favorites. Naso then spent his time traveling to different state of the art culinary centers in Manhattan, New York, Miami Beach, Florida and across Southern California. Naso joins us from a former Troon club in Elyria, Ohio. Naso studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art where he received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.

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Elizabeth

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Lizzy is the Dining Room Manager that oversees the Front-of-house management of Bump’s Restaurant and the Hawk’s Nest Snack Bar. Lizzy comes to Finkbine and Bump’s after working with the University of Iowa Housing & Dining for 3 years and is excited to bring her experience in management to Bump’s Restaurant. Lizzy has a vast background in customer service and is dedicated to ensuring that all guests have an outstanding experience here at Finkbine and Bump’s Restaurant. Lizzy was born in Dubuque, Iowa and raised in a household full of Hawkeye fans. She moved to Iowa City in 2019 and loves the Iowa City community!

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