Brad has extensive experience in Resort and private Club operations (including the Arizona Biltmore, the Hilton El Conquistador, and most recently at Phil Mickelson's Stone Canyon Club in Oro Valley). He is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson. Brad was born and raised in Tucson, and he and his wife Kate have lived in Phoenix for eight years; they have two children, Charlotte (Charley), 8, and Kennedy, 3, and a chocolate Lab named 'Palmer'.
Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2010
Phone Number: 623.742.6202
Melanie Brown joined beautiful Anthem Country Club as the Membership Director in July of 2015. She relocated from another ClubCorp club, Porter Valley Country Club in Northridge, California where she was the Membership Director from 2010 - 2015.
Originally from Bishop, California, Melanie has lived all around Southern California. Melanie was awarded Club100 in 2012, 2013 and 2015. She was also awarded President Club in 2013. On her free time, Melanie enjoys spending time with her sisters and family, volunteering at the dog shelter, hanging out with her friends, riding her horse and playing with her precious rescued puppy, Cookie!
Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2000
Phone Number: 623.465.3021
Kathy was born and raised in New Jersey. After being an exchange student in High School to Paraguay South America, her interests were soon directed to international studies where she moved to Monterey California, to attend the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She received her bachelor’s degree in International Policy Studies with an emphasis in Public Administration.
Immediately following college, Kathy met her husband Ken in Monterey and soon after had four beautiful children, Ryan, Megan, Austin, and Kaitlyn. Her career in the Hospitality and Food & Beverage industry began in college over 30 years ago at the Monterey Marriott. Kathy worked for the Marriott Corporation for 16 years, which moved her career to Marriott's Mountain Shadows Resort & Golf Club in Scottsdale.
Living in Anthem, Kathy soon joined the team at Anthem Golf & Country Club in the year 2000, after many long commutes to Scottsdale. Kathy's goal and passion, as the Private Events Director at the Club, are to create an exceptional experience and memorable events. Kathy is a Beverly Clark Certified Wedding Professional who is honored to be part of a Club that has achieved multiple awards; to include, Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Awards and Brides' Choice Awards and The Knot Best Of Weddings. Kathy's personal achievements include the two-time recipient of Anthem Golf & Country Club's Superstar Award and is a member of the CLUBCORP Hall Of Fame and President's Club.
Kyle is class A PGA Professional (since 2012) and a graduate of the Professional Golf Management program at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. While attending school he gained valuable experience during his internships at Geneva National Golf Resort in Lake Geneva, WI, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon OR, and The Lakes Country Club in Palm Desert, CA. Kyle has been working in the golf industry since 2007 and this is his second season at Anthem Golf and Country Club. The past few summers he has spent working at Maple Bluff Country Club as the Assistant Golf Professional in Madison, WI, near where he is originally from.
Kyle started playing the game at the age of 7 when his grandmother enrolled him in the junior program at a local country club in his hometown in Wisconsin. Ever since then he has had a love for the game that continues to grow stronger every year. He enjoys staying competitive by playing in section PGA events. Some of his career highlights include carding 2 eagles and one ace in the same round during the Southern California PGA Assistants Championship at The Classic Club in Palm Desert, CA, and this past summer he shot 69 to finish in a tie for 1st at a Wisconsin PGA event at Trappers Turn in Wisconsin Dells, WI.
He is very excited and honored play a large part in Golf Operation here at Anthem and is taking his first ever role as a Head Golf Professional.
Role: Director of Racquet Sports
Serving Since: 2012
Phone Number: 623.465.3103
Coach Chris has been in the Tennis Industry for more than 20 years with extensive experience as a competitive player and administrator. Before moving to Arizona in 2005, Chris was the Head Professional at Bally Racquet Club in Kansas City, MO and served as Director of Tennis at Valley Oak Racquet Club in Red Bluff, CA. In 2010 and again in 2016 he was honored with the USPTA Southwest Professional of the Year award. In addition, he served on the USPTA Southwest Board for 8 years and on the USPTA National Executive Committee from 2012-2016. Chris played collegially at the University of Northern Colorado where he graduated with a BA in Journalism (1998). He also received his Masters in Organizational Management in 2004 from the University of Phoenix. Previously Chris has served as Director of Tennis at the Kiwanis Tennis Center in Tempe, AZ and also as the Tennis Supervisor at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex here in Arizona from 2007 to 2010. While at STRC the complex was named Facility of the Year by the USTA. Chris served as Site Coordinator for the Fed Cup quarterfinal versus Brazil in 2008.
Chelsea-Lyn is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana and recently moved to Arizona from Baton Rouge. She graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Louisiana State University, specializing in Photography and Design. She brings a wide array of experience as her previous roles have always revolved around customer service, people management, communication through marketing and social media, and delivering solutions that meet client’s expectations.
Mark comes to us from the Country Club of Hilton Head, where he has been the Executive Chef since August of 2007. He transferred from Shangri La Resort in Oklahoma to be the executive chef of the Daufuskie Island Resort when ClubCorp bought the old Melrose property and combined it with the Bloody Point Club.
Since leaving the 45 minute one way boat ride everyday, Chef Mark was the executive chef at Vino & Vittos and the Callawassie Island Club. During his tenure at CC of Hilton Head, Mark was awarded Club Corp’s Rising Star, Super Star, and a trip to ClubCorp’s custom training program at the Culinary Institute’s Greystone facility in Napa.
When not at the Club directly preparing or supervising the ala carte and banquet functions, you can find Mark playing with his stained glass and bonsai trees, or brewing his own wheat beer. To relax, he has staring contests with his beagle Lucy, which she always loses.
Role: Office Administration-Accounting
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 623.742.6245
Amanda has been in the fitness industry since 1987 – Certified in various fitness formats. Amanda is from the beautiful city
of Cape Town South-Africa, and now loves living in
the Valley of the Sun.
Amanda’s goals at Anthem Golf and Country Club are to keep improving the level of Customer care, member services and Fitness programming. She will continue to grow various programs within the Fitness Department.
Role: Group Fitness Coordinator
Serving Since: 2019
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Andy graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Management Information Systems in 2000. After working as a database management consultant for a variety of Fortune 100 clients, Andy left to follow his passion and purse a career in golf.Andy's golf career has included stops at Lake Las Vegas, East Hampton Golf Club, TPC Scottsdale, and Mirabel. He is a Class A Member of the PGA of America and is also a TPI certified instructor.
Role: Pickleball Professional
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 623-465-3103
David is a charter member of the Pickleball Professional Registry (‘PPR’): PPR is the official education and certification partner of USA Pickleball Assoc. (USAPA). He is also a member of Pickleball Coaching International. David plays in Pickleball tournaments all over the US and has recently won medals at the US OPEN, the Grand Canyon State Games and, most recently, he and his partner, Mary Kozak, won the Silver medal in the 5.0 mixed doubles event at the Mesa Regal Tournament. David invests a lot of his time at Pickleball – playing and studying the game, and talking to renowned coaches across the country about the game of pickleball, new methods, etc. He is fanatical about drilling and has a library full of drills.
Role: Service Director
Serving Since: 2002
Phone Number: 623-465-3044
Ariadna has lived in Arizona for 18 years. Born in Mexico, she has learned to love Arizona and her life here. Ariadna was awarded Super Star at ClubCorp in 2013, she loves her job and is a dedicated, honest and resilient worker. She always gives her full effort. In her free time, Ariadna enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, go to sporting events and travel to Mexico to visit her mom.