Keith Bradshaw came to April Sound Country Club as the new General Manager in September of 2018. Prior to joining the club, Keith held multiple management positions within Century Golf Partners / Arnold Palmer Golf Management and most recently as the General Manager of the Tides Golf Club in Seminole, Florida. Before his golf management career, Keith had an extensive career in the Telecommunications industry holding various senior management positions at large Telecom product and service companies. Keith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 936.588.7214
Denise has been in private golf & country clubs since 2011. She started in membership sales in Ohio where she ran multiple properties adding the most new members to the club in their history. She relocated to Texas in 2013 and has been serving the great members of April Sound since 2014. She loves ‘Delivering the Difference” to her members. She currently resides in Conroe, Texas with her husband of 26 years and is the mother of 3 amazing children.
ClubCorp & Industry History
Weymouth/Fox Meadow Country Club (Medina, Ohio) – 3 years
River Plantation Country Club (Conroe, Texas) - 1 year
Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 936.588.7213
Welcome Kristin Miller, your new Private Events Director!
Another Texas native, Kristin started exceeding Members’ expectations while working at Sweetwater Country Club in Sugarland, Texas. She joined the ClubCorp family last year as the Assistant Food & Beverage Director at River Creek Club in Leesburg, Virginia, then transferred to the Temple Hills Country Club and is now joining the April Sound family although she has been in the private club industry for more than 7 years.
Kristin enjoys hiking, reading, and movies. She is excited to explore Montgomery, and all it has to offer. With her background in food and beverage and her enthusiasm for serving members, we are happy to welcome her to the April Sound family.
Ivie Jo Bertrand moved to Conroe, Texas three years ago. She graduated from Lamar with her associates in Paralegal Studies in 2015. She joined the Club Corp family in 2015, where she started as a server at the Woodlands Country Club.
When she is not exceeding member’s expectations, she is spending time with her husband and two dogs. She is very excited to be a part of the April Sound family.
Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 1991
Steve has been with ClubCorp since 1991 and has been serving the Members at April Sound Country Club since July 2014. He is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and has two great kids!
ClubCorp & Industry History
Kingwood Country Club 2002-2014
Goose Creek Country Club 2001-2002
Deerwood Country Club 1991-2001
Jimmy discovered his love for the culinary world at a very young age at his great grandmother’s house picking fresh vegetables from the garden and helping prepare the evening meal.
“I still love the sound of snapping fresh green beans; it takes me straight back to my past and time spent in my childhood with my Granny Engle. We would go down to the garden right after breakfast and pick beans and whatever other vegetables were ready. We would then sit watching her soap operas cleaning and snapping the beans to get them ready to cook.”
Chef Jimmy walked into his first job as a dishwasher for a popular local restaurant, immediately falling in love with the way a restaurant kitchen operated. Over the next 10 years, he honed his culinary skills working in several different kitchens in every position possible under several different chefs. In 1994, he accepted a position as Executive Sous Chef at April Sound Country Club. He was soon promoted to Executive Chef and moved around Texas to various ClubCorp facilities. From Houston to San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Austin, and Dallas, Chef Jimmy became familiar with the local and diverse cuisine of Texas and the influences from the various cultures of the state.
After 10 years with ClubCorp, Chef Jimmy decided to move to California with his new bride to be closer to her family. While in California, Chef Jimmy opened his own restaurant, as well as three others for One Ripe Tomato at Quarry Pond in the Granite Bay area. Each of these restaurants was very different, but focused on quality fresh ingredients and made everything from scratch with a home-style feel.
Chef Jimmy returned to Texas looking for a place where he could share his love of fresh, high-quality food with others. He returns to April Sound Country Club with a focus on high quality, fresh food that you would expect to find in the country club environment. His food reflects the influences of his life experiences; “If you want to get to know me, taste my food. In it, you will find my life’s experiences, my history and those who have taught me lessons along the way. Just like a good soup with many different ingredients and steps, it is the flavor that will tell you who I am.”
Role: Director of Tennis & Fitness
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 936.588.7230
Russ has been in tennis clubs since 1983. He started at Kingwood Country Club after leaving Texas State where he won the National Doubles Championship and was All American.
Russ was the Director of Tennis in The Woodlands for 28 years and was recently inducted into the Kerrville Tivy Hall of Fame. He has been married for 28 years and has a son who is Head Tennis Coach at Sul Ross University.
Role: Service Director
Serving Since: 2018
Email Reese Gatlin
Reese Gatlin was born and raised in Montgomery, Texas. He was raised right here in the community of April Sound, which opened its arms to him as a high school server, to now supporting him through his studies at Texas A&M. Right after high school, Reese left April Sound to serve in the Marines for four years. During that time, he married his wife Shelby who has now blessed him with two children and continues to support him through his current endeavors.
He shows great appreciation being a part of the Club Corp team and hopes to thrive throughout his years.