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Meet the Team

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Jake Womble

Jake was born and raised at White Lake. He grew up learning all aspects of his family’s business at Goldston’s Beach and properties. He will represent the fourth generation to lead his family’s business. Jake graduated from North Carolina State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Technology and Management, as well as minors in environmental sciences and toxicology.  


After graduation, Jake led the re-opening of White Lake's golf course, Vineyard Golf Club. He worked to better the course in many ways and was a vital asset through his organizational and management skills.


Jake has remained an active member of his community. He is involved with the Quality Deer Management Association and a member of the North Carolina Bear Hunters Association. He currently is serving on the planning board at White Lake as the chairperson and on the Chamber Board of Directors.


Jake will be the CEO of Operations and Management of The Grand Regal at Goldston's Beach. His experience is invaluable! Since 2007, he has worked as manager for all business components at Goldston's properties, including payroll, scheduling, inventory and has managed numerous employees at a time. He has been an asset with his advanced technology, organizational skills and efficiency to accomplish tasks at hand.


Jake looks forward to the future and hosting guests at The Grand Regal at Goldston’s Beach. He is excited for everyone to experience beautiful White Lake and all it has to offer! 


Dean & Jenna Hilton

White Lake holds a special place for Dean and Jenna! Dean is a native of Bladen County and White Lake remains home for him, his wife, Jenna, and their three children. They agree White Lake is a great place to call home and cannot imagine living anywhere else.

Dean is committed to the real estate and development business. He is involved with numerous businesses locally and in the surrounding area. One of Dean’s passions is creating new opportunities and seeing them to fruition. He enjoys taking on new projects, especially one that is close to his heart like Goldston’s Beach and Regal Resort. He will provide experience in the planning and redevelopment phases of The Grand Regal.

Jenna is committed to see the White Lake community grow and flourish. She will be involved with selections and design of The Grand Regal. Also, she will manage The Venue for weddings, meetings, retreats and other special occasions. Jenna offers experience in hospitality management, purchasing inventory, scheduling and design.

Together, Dean and Jenna will be an asset to The Grand Regal. They are excited about this project and the opportunities it provides for Bladen County and surrounding areas. They are excited to share their vision and love for White Lake with you!

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A product of White Lake, Mollie grew up living and working at Goldston’s Beach. She is the youngest daughter of Harry and Johnnie Womble. Greg grew up in Fayetteville vacationing with his family at the Lake as a young boy. Mollie attended UNC-CH and Greg NCSU. After college they met in Raleigh and made it their home where they raised their two boys, Brewer and John.

Mollie is a residential real estate broker and Greg is a banker. Both are engaged in their community and active members of their church. They hope to bring their combined strengths and passion for White Lake to reimagine Goldston’s Beach and enhance the promise for The Grand Regal Resort.

“We are thrilled that Goldston’s Beach is continuing into the fourth generation with Jake and excited to participate with Jake, Dean, and Jenna in this ambitious project. My Daddy would be proud” - Mollie Womble Owen


Ryan was born in Fayetteville, NC, but spent most of his summers at White Lake. He was an avid water-skier and learned to barefoot at the age of seven. Also, he was a member of the White Lake ski Heels, often performing ski shows with his sister Caroline.


Ryan gained knowledge of construction from his father’s construction business. He obtained experience in project management, organization, purchasing and scheduling.  


Ryan attended East Carolina University to pursue a degree in construction management. Afterwards, he moved to Nashville, TN and pursued his love of music. He was recognized for his talent as a professional drummer. Currently, Ryan is involved in his church and plays the drums for the worship team.


Ryan moved to White Lake in 2004 and began his career in real estate with the Hilton Companies. He was instrumental in developing the property management division and currently is head of the division, which oversees over 400 properties. 


Ryan will serve as the property rental manager of all properties at the The Grand Regal Lakeside and Bayside. Ryan and his wife, Lauryn, look forward to assisting with your accommodations. They are happy to share the amenities of The Grand Regal as well as beautiful White Lake!

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