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.
Cori Cato joined the ClubCorp family at April Sound Country Club as the new Director of Membership in May 2019. Cori comes from working as a sales leader in various hotels. In her new role, she is looking forward to exceeding members expectations as well as welcoming new friendly faces to the club!
When she is not adding additional members to April Sound, Cori enjoys being outdoors with her family. She is thrilled to be a part of 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: 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.
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: 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
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: Fitness Instructor
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 936.588.1101
Mary Ann Serrano was born in Puerto Rico and is a former Weightlifting Athlete of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She is won six gold, five silver and four bronze medals which characterizes her as a disciplined and a results-focused person. She is CPR/AED Certified with the American Heart Association and currently is a Group Fitness Instructor (GFI) with AFAA. Mary Ann has a Personal Fitness Trainer Certification and is a Weight Loss Specialist (WLS) with NASM. She is also specialized in ZUMBA (BASIC, AQUA ZUMBA and ZUMBA GOLD). She loves helping people to have a healthy every day life. She works in seven different gyms where she teaches Boot Camp, Seniorcize, Zumba, Zumba Gold, Aqua Zumba and Senior Low Impact class although￼￼, most of her time, is invested with the Senior Community. Her hobbies include reading, studying and learning. She is currently working in her first book that she plans to publish in 2020.
Denise is a 6th generation Texan who has lived in Montgomery County most of her life. She has been married to the love of her life since 1982 and they have three wonderful children.
Denise has an accounting background and managed the books for an aircraft maintenance business for 6 years. She started at April Sound Country Club in 2005 as a Receptionist and assisted with accounting tasks. She worked her way up to a full-time Accounting Assistant and is now the Office Administrator/Office Manager of April Sound Country Club. When she is not at work she enjoys visiting with her family and two fur babies. She loves visiting with Members and the camaraderie with her coworkers.