Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2018
Email Chris Schwartz
Prior to joining the team at Walnut Creek, Chris served as Director of Golf at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas. He also served as Director of Golf at the prestigious Encanterra Country Club near Phoenix, Arizona where he garnered the designation of Top 10 Best New Private Clubs in 2008. In addition, he served as Head Golf Professional at Morgan Run Club and Resort near San Diego, California and Assistant Golf Professional at historic Pinehurst in North Carolina.
Chris is a graduate of New Mexico State University and a longtime member of the PGA. He looks forward to the opportunity to share his passion for the game of golf with the entire membership at Walnut Creek.
In his off time Chris enjoys spending time with his family. Chris is married to his amazing wife of over 11 years Kelly. Chris and Kelly have an 8year old son Cole. Chris enjoys cooking with Kelly and spending time helping coach Cole's soccer and football teams.
Courtney began her Club Corp career in August 2012 at Walnut Creek Country Club where her dedication and hard work had her working within several facets of the Club. She left Walnut Creek in March 2014 to join the Brookhaven Country Club Membership Team. While at BCC, Courtney discovered her passion for Membership and in March 2016 moved to La Cima Club as the Director of Membership. In March 2018, Courtney rejoined the Walnut Creek CC team as a Membership Director.
A Mansfield, TX native, Courtney is a Mansfield High School alumni. As a sports enthusiast, Courtney grew up watching and cheering on all our local sports teams. She has played soccer since she was six and not only was a member of the Marching Band, but was also a place kicker on the Mansfield High football team all four years.
Courtney spends her free time with her daughter, husband and her Pitbull, Georgia.
A member of the ClubCorp family since 1992, Monica Nash is a Texas Native. Monica got her start at the Century II Club in Downtown Fort Worth as their Bartender. From there, Monica transferred to La Cima in December of 1993 to manage the bar and oversee the Wine Cellar. In 2004, Monica became the Food and Beverage Manager at Brookhaven Country Club, and served as our Service Director but has now moved into the position of Member Relations Director for the club.
Monica is married with four children, three girls and a boy.
Angel Farris began her career with ClubCorp family at Shady Valley in Arlington, Texas in 1993. Angel was promoted to Private Event Director in 2001. She moved to Walnut Creek as Private Event Director in 2009. Prior to working with ClubCorp, Angel has worked for more than 30 years in the private clubs in Colorado, California and Texas.
As the daughter of a career Air Force father, Angel grew up all over the United States and spent 5 years in Japan as a child and teenager. She has now settled in Fort Worth with her husband. They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
Angel can orchestrate any type of private event you want to hold at the club. She is extremely dedicated to making every event a remarkable one!
"I love being at Walnut Creek and look forward to many more years of helping plan events for all occasions and creating memories of a lifetime"!
Role: Director of Tennis
Serving Since: 2018
Email Ken Klein
Ken Klein started playing tennis when he was 5 years old. He played varsity tennis in high school and college. In high school he won many sportsmanship awards, player of the year, and qualified for the State Tournament 4 years in a row. In college he again received many sportsmanship awards, player of the week, player of the year, Most Valuable Player, and was ranked in the top 10 nationally in doubles. After college he played on the Satellite Tour for a year before deciding to teach tennis full time.
Ken Klein is a USPTA professional, and has taught tennis for the past 29 years. He has held every position in the tennis industry including Assistant Pro, Junior Coordinator, Head Pro, and Director of Tennis. He has taught players of all levels from beginners to aspiring professionals. Ken Klein has helped many junior players reach their goals of Super Champ and even full ride college scholarships. He has also assisted his adult students reach goals of attaining the next NTRP level or making it to playoffs and sectionals. Since he started teaching at Walnut Creek in 1996, he has had the unique opportunity to teach the children of some of his past junior students. Ken is easy to find, just go look out on the courts, if its not Sunday or raining you will find him there.
Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2017
Email Shawn Speck
Chef Shawn Speck grew up in southwest Fort Worth. Cooking has been his passion. He always wanted to be a chef and watched cooking shows instead of cartoons as a little boy.
He attended culinary school at El Centro’s Chef Apprenticeship Program and completed three years of internship at The Fort Worth Club. He then relocated to Granbury, TX in 2001 and was Executive Chef of Harbor Lakes Golf Club for 6½ years and deCordova Bend Country Club for 4 years.
During his tenure at deCordova, he met his fiancée Heather and moved to Rendon where they blended their families. Shawn then began his ClubCorp career at Trophy Club and moved unto Executive Sous Chef at Las Colinas Country Club for 1½ years and winning ClubCorp’s National Rising Star Award.
Shawn is excited about this new chapter in life and is looking forward to sharing his passion of cooking with the entire membership at Walnut Creek. In his off time, Shawn enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and living life to its fullest.