Meet the Kingfish Bay Team

Jeffrey Samson / President & CEO

Kingfish Bay Development LLC

Jeff saw what the raw property, now Kingfish Bay, could be before any other.  That’s kind of Jeff’s thing, he brings ideas to life. Jeff’s career has been primarily focused on Supply Chain Management in the areas of marketing, operations, financials, information technology, and transactional experience. Prior to joining Kingfish Bay Development, LLC., Jeff worked at the Macsteel Group of Companies (a multinational company), where he occupied various Executive positions from 1984 to 2008 and serves as President and CEO for Action Wobble Inc. from 2004 to present. Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors of Macsteel Holdings and Kingfish Bay Development, LLC.  In 1988/1989, he completed Certificates in Marketing Management, Sales Management, Retail Marketing, and Salesmanship from the Institute of Marketing Management in Johannesburg, South Africa.  His wife and three adult children are most important in his life.

Polina Hryn / Executive Assistant to President/CEO

Kingfish Bay Development LLC

In addition to administrative work, Polina Hryn has spent 15 years in Real Estate Investment, Design, and Development and has over 10 years of experience in business and product development, strategic marketing, and promotion both domestic and internationally. She has worked in Entertainment and The Arts for much of her career in production, media, copywriting, PR, and TV/Radio on-air broadcasting, and hosts United Nations events for the Orange County Chapter as well as celebrity red carpet events. Her clientele has included multi million-dollar businesses, internationally renown artists, and Grammy award winning musicians.

Eric Smith / CFO

Kingfish Bay Development LLC

Eric joins the Kingfish Bay Development team as our head accountant.  A community development project is built with wood and bricks, but it is also built on spreadsheets and ledgers. Eric brings 25 years of experience in the field of accounting. Working for a real estate investment firm for over a decade, Eric is a specialist in community development projects. While Eric has a passion for the accounting aspect of real estate, his first love is his family.  Married for 25 years with 5 children, Eric is quick to tell you how blessed he has been.

Tyler Warren / Director of Construction

Kingfish Bay Development LLC

Originally from Grand Island, NE, Tyler resides in North Myrtle Beach with his 3 teenage sons and his wife of 20+ years. He has served in the construction industry in various capacities for over 35 years. After working for a custom home builder through high school, Tye studied architecture at Arizona State University. He put his design skills to use back in Nebraska where he designed custom homes and began a custom framing company. As the industry slowed in the Midwest, he was attracted to the booming Myrtle Beach area in the mid 90’s where he again designed/built many custom homes. His passion for building aligns with the Kingfish team’s vision, striving to deliver a 5 star product.

Jordan Lesko / Outdoor Living Director

Kingfish Bay Development LLC

Jordan is no stranger to the Construction Field as his Father, Uncles, and other family members have succeeded in the industry. At 21 he began working for a local Custom Home Builder where he was promoted to Warranty Manager. At 25 he had an itch to become an entrepreneur and opened up both Erosion Control and Construction Clean Up businesses. As the Director of Outdoor Living Jordan knows the the value of a home lies just as much in what’s outside as what’s inside. He proves this by making sure every detail to every pool, plant, and outdoor space on the property is above standard. Jordan most enjoys spending time with his daughter and wife, who is expecting their second child.

Bethany Berardi / Office Manager

Kingfish Bay Development LLC

Bethany, originally from Maryland, has been calling the Carolinas home since 2010. She has a background in financial services and hospitality. When she’s not assisting the team at Kingfish Bay, Bethany enjoys time with her husband, daughter and black lab.