Role: General Manager Serving Since: 2010
James began his career with ClubCorp in the Business and Sports division at the prestigious Tower Club in Tysons Corner, Virginia. He served as Executive Chef until his relocation to Porter Valley Country Club in Northridge, California. James ultimately led the food and beverage team to achieve tremendous success in the key areas of retention and Member and Guest satisfaction. James was also in charge of the restaurant operations at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, California.
In addition to the above locations, James’ culinary career has taken him to fine dining and boutique inn venues from New Orleans to New York and places in between. James earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from The State University of New York at Albany, where he had the opportunity to complete ethnological field surveys from New York to New Mexico. James brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership to Porter Valley Country Club.
James enjoys carving up the desert canyons on his motorcycle and more importantly, enjoying precious time with his wife and son.
Role: Membership Director Serving Since: 2010 Phone Number: 818.360.1071 x: 228
Originally from Wisconsin, Dan's career in hospitality has spanned more than 10 years, holding a range of jobs in Hotel Operations, Restaurant Operations, Golf Operations and Club Operations. In addition to hospitality, Dan's diverse background includes holding two Bachelor of Science degrees. He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, with a degree in Business Management and minor in Recreation Management and graduate from the University of Wisconsin - Stout, with a degree in Golf Enterprise Management.
Dan joined the ClubCorp team in 2010 as First Assistant Golf Professional for three seasons and was promoted to Membership Director for two seasons during his five seasons at Desert Falls Country Club. Dan was promoted to Membership Director at Porter Valley in 2015.
When not at the Club he enjoys spoiling his niece Aubrie and nephews Logan and Bryce, and spending time with family back in Wisconsin.
He is an avid sports fan (Braves, Packers, Huskers) and enjoys playing basketball, softball, football, baseball, tennis, and snowboarding whenever he can find the time. You will often find Dan on the Golf Course or Practice Facility when he isn't working and is always up for a game on The Links.
Role: Private Events Director Serving Since: 1985 Phone Number: 818.360.1071 x: 232
Originally from Massachusetts, Julie moved to Southern California after coming here for a vacation in 1983.
Julie joined ClubCorp in 1985, starting at Braemar Country Club as Assistant Private Events Director. After three short months, she was promoted to Porter Valley Country Club as Private Events Director and has enjoyed Porter Valley ever since.
During her tenure, she has received several awards including ClubCorp President's Club and most recently ClubCorp Hall of Fame. When she is not at the Club, Julie enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and large extended family.
Role: Director of Golf Serving Since: 1995 Phone Number: 818.368.2919
Tracy is a local boy, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Tracy worked his way up the ladder at Porter, starting as pro shop assistant and becoming the manager in 1997.
In 2000, he was promoted to Operations Manager and in 2003, after completing the Golf Professionals Training Program, was named the Club’s head golf professional.
Tracy has won several ClubCorp national awards; Rising Star in 2004, Superstar in 2005 and 2006 and the All-Star award in 2007, 2008 and 2014.
Tracy spends his off time with his wife Marilyn and their two labs Pete and Bobbie Jones.
Role: Director of Tennis Serving Since: 2000 Phone Number: 818.360.1071 x: 265
Moe has been teaching tennis for over 20 years. Prior to joining Porter Valley, Moe was a Davis Cup captain, national coach and technical advisor to the tennis federation for his native country, where he was responsible for players and juniors developmental programs.
Moe has traveled to over 30 countries playing, teaching and officiating for tennis. As an ATP/ITF international official, Moe has umpired at many events such as Wimbledon, Kremlin Cup and the Olympics.
Moe is fluent in four languages and holds a Master of Psychology degree.
Role: Food and Beverage Director Serving Since: 2003
Brian Carrico joined ClubCorp in 2003 as a server assistant at The University Club of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida. 11 years, 5 clubs and 9 promotions later, Brian earned the position of Porter Valley’s Director of Food and Beverage in 2014.
Brian received a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration at Florida State University. In his free time, Brian loves spending time with his wife Ziesha and son Zion. He also writes movies, explores the LA food scene and plays basketball.
Role: Head Swim Coach Serving Since: 2015 Phone Number: 818.360.1071 x: 252
Courtland is a former NCAA ALL-American with over eight years of coaching experience. He began teaching lessons at the age of sixteen and was quickly promoted to head coach of his local club.
After obtaining his bachelor’s degree he worked at the Museum of Natural History as well as with Asphalt Green, a nonprofit promoting physical fitness and competitive swimming in the five boroughs of New York City. Many of his swimmers have gone on to win state and regional titles, several of whom are now swimming in college. He has taught swimming to people of all ages and skill levels.
Role: MS., NASM Certified, Fitness Manager & Personal Trainer Serving Since: 2006
Franklin has been with the ClubCorp family since 2006.
Frank has over 30 years of professional experience as a Athletic Director and Personal Trainer with certifications as a Senior Fitness Specialist and Golf Fitness Specialist. His background also includes personal training with NBA athletes, and media stars.
Frank has published articles in national publications, spoken on radio and television shows and has served as a consultant to fitness groups.He welcomes an opportunity to design a unique fitness program for your individual needs.