Role: General Manager Serving Since: 2010 Phone Number: 714.662.1003
Shahin Vosough has been the General Manager for Center Club since 2010, after joining ClubCorp in 2009 at Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club as an Assistant General Manager.
Shahin’s hospitality career started in the position of dishwasher while attending high school. Since then, he was worked in various positions including Food and Beverage Director and General Manager at Dove Canyon, SeaCliff, and El Camino, Los Coyotes Country Clubs as well as Pacific Golf and Country Club.
Shahin studied Business Management at University of Maryland, Western New Mexico University, and Texas A&M University.
Orange County has been his home since 1986 and has two amazing kids, Zack and Kelsey.
Role: Membership Director Serving Since: 2013 Phone Number: 714.662.3414 x: 122
Gina Oddo has spent over 17 years in the Hospitality Industry. She was intrigued by the wedding business and her first catering position was at golf course located in Orange County. After just nine months, Gina was promoted to the Director of Catering.
In 2008, Gina came to ClubCorp to help open the Aliso Viejo Country Club and in 2010, she transferred to Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club. She joined the Center Club team in December of 2013 as a Membership Director.
Gina grew up in the Fullerton area and stills live in the area. She graduated from California State Stanislaus with a BA in Liberal Studies with a minor in Exceptional Children and Youth. While in college, she was the founding president of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority chapter.
Gina has two wonderful teenage boys. If that alone doesn't take up all of her time, you will find her at the gym or some other event that pushes her fitness boundaries.
Role: Membership Director Serving Since: 2012 Phone Number: 714.662.3414 x: 121
Kristin Kuchyt began her career with Center Club in May, 2012 as Member Relations Director. She became the Club’s Membership Director in November 2014. Kristin enjoys getting to know each and every Member and making their experience at the Club memorable. Kristin’s passion has always been in customer service and hospitality with a combined 10 years in the industry. Prior to joining Center Club’s team, Kristin was a flight attendant and owned a sales and marketing firm working with major league sports teams, restaurants, hotels, and local attractions.
Kristin is originally from Rancho Cucamonga, California and now resides in Orange. When she is not at the Club, Kristin enjoys shopping, traveling, karaoke, and spending time with her husband, friends and two dogs Rocky and Briggs.
Kristin graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a degree in Psychology.
Role: Private Events Director Serving Since: 2006 Phone Number: 714.662.3414 x: 131
Chris has been with Center Club since July 2006. Prior to joining the ClubCorp family, he worked at the Jonathan Club, where he spent time as an Assistant Food and Beverage Director and close to 10 years as a Catering Director at both the Town Club and Beach Club locations.
Born and raised in Southern California, primarily in the Los Angeles area, Chris currently reside in Costa Mesa with his partner Daniel and our three feline children: Toeby, Zoe and Miss Kitty.
Chris enjoys traveling, scuba diving, fine wine and a new found passion for sour beer, thanks to the Club’s Food & Beverage Director.
Role: Private Events Coordinator Serving Since: 2014 Phone Number: 714.438.3858
Mari Garner joined Center Club in March 2014 as a Member Services Representative. She loves interacting with Members and pretty much anyone who walks into the double doors. She’s great at making people feel welcomed! Mari has grown at Center Club and moved up pretty quickly from Administrative Assistant, Sales Assistant, and now is a Private Events Coordinator.
Mari has an amazing son named Troy and spends all of her free time with him. Outside of all of that, Mari loves reggae music, being outdoors, and drinking craft beer.
Mari is known for going above and beyond for our Members and her clients. She is here to help you with any of your needs.
Role: Executive Chef Serving Since: 2010 Phone Number: 714.662.5486
Chef Lewis Butler is the Club’s Executive Chef. Prior to Center Club, Chef Butler worked for JC Resorts at the Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach and the Rancho Bernardo Inn, in northern San Diego.
Chef Butler graduated from Summerset College of Applied Arts and Technology in England earning five diplomas in the Cooking for the Catering Industry.
After graduating, Chef Butler started a long history with The Four Seasons Hotels chain, for over 18 years. During this time, Chef Butler worked at eight different properties, ending up in Four Season’s Hotel Beverly Hills as the Executive Sous Chef, where the team catered to all of Hollywood’s elite.
As one of his culinary highlights, in May of 2005, Chef Butler had the opportunity to cook at the James Beard House with his restaurant Chef from Rancho Bernardo Inn.
Since he started cooking in the early 1980s, Chef Butler’s style has a dusting of some classic French cuisine, but he likes to push the envelope and make the items lighter and healthier. His is a fan of using local, fresh ingredients and supporting the farmers in Southern California.
Role: Food & Beverage Director Serving Since: 2012 Phone Number: 714.662.5412
Chris Sarten, a native Californian, is the Club’s Food and Beverage Director. Chris has over 14 years in food and beverage, including 10 years of private club experience
After junior college, Chris moved to Las Vegas. He started with humble beginnings at In-N-Out Burger and bussing tables at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
In 2001, Chris took a job as a bus boy at Red Rock Country Club. In 2003, Chris became the Banquet Manager and in 2007, he was promoted to Director of Food & Beverage.
In 2012, after working for Rubio’s in Orange County, Chris came across the wonderful opportunity to join the team at Center Club.
Chris loves sports, music, playing guitar, wine and beer and is a huge Los Angeles Dodger fan. He looks forward to the opportunity to meet all Center Club Members…even Angels fans!
Role: Banquet Captian Serving Since: 2004 Phone Number: 714.662.3414 x:152
Joe has been in the food and beverage business since 1991. He started in the hotel industry with Kempinsky, a well known chain hotel in Europe. Within six months, Joe went from houseman in the house keeping department to server assistant and then a food expediter.
In 1995, Joe became the main bartender in the lobby Bar. He was awarded the best martini in the local downtown news from 1998 - 2000.
Joe’s hotel experience in downtown L.A. also includes: Kempinsky, Hilton, Wyndham, Omni and The Bonaventure.
After opening his own restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio in 2001, Joe returned and joined the team at Center Club in 2004.
Joe enjoys running, working out and watching various sports. Joe resides in Los Angeles with his wife Selene and their two sons.
Role: Banquet Captian Serving Since: 1986 Phone Number: 714.662.3414 x:152
Julia was born in Argentina and raised in Houston, Texas. Julia first joined ClubCorp at the Plaza Club in 1972 as a pantry cook. She also worked at various hotels as a server.
In 1983, Julia rejoined ClubCorp on the team that opened the Greenspoint Club in Houston. In 1986, she transferred to the Center Club.
Julia has been married for over 40 years and has one son.
Role: Food & Beverage Manager Serving Since: 2015 Phone Number: 714.662.3414 x:156
Katherine was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania. She started her career in the food and beverage industry at an early age; acquiring experience in multiple positions within the front of house.
After graduating from the Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts in 2010 with a degree in Specialized Business, she began her management career as a Food and Beverage Manager for Hershey Entertainment and Resorts.
In 2012, Katherine moved to Colorado and expanded her professional profile to include General Manager. For three years, she managed the privately owned Blue Star Restaurant in Colorado Springs.
Brand new to California, Katherine is excited to explore all that California has to offer.
Role: Club Accountant Serving Since: 2013 Phone Number: 714.438.3853
Lauren, new to the Center Club team as of May 2017. Originally from Victorville, California, Lauren has been with ClubCorp since 2013. She started her career in clubs at Spring Valley Lake Country Club. Her passion to connect and engage with Members on a daily basis was a perfect fit for her role in Member Relations.
Keeping with her mission for Member satisfaction, Lauren transitioned into the club accounting position, bringing her to Center Club. During her free time, she enjoys practicing her golf swing and spending time with her daughters, Cayce and Cameran. She is here to help and serve all Members, so if you are in need of any assistance, please feel free to reach out to her.