Ryan was born and raised in Arizona, where he grew up very involved in sports and academics. He graduated with a degree in Environment, Economics and Politics from Claremont McKenna College. Ryan was initially interested in attending law school, but after exploring his passion for food and beverage he decided to forego law school and stay the course in the restaurant business.
Ryan has worked in several management positions in various upscale restaurant concepts. In 2008, Ryan moved to New York, where he launched the Food & Beverage operation in a boutique hotel in Manhattan. He moved back to California in 2010 and worked as a Regional Food and Beverage Director for Joie de Vivre Hospitality before accepting the position with ClubCorp as Regional Food and Beverage Director in 2013. Ryan accepted the position as Braemar’s General Manager in 2015.
Ryan and his wife, Jamie Lee live in Westwood with their dog, Henry.
A unique part of the Braemar management team, Janine was originally a member of Braemar Country Club, serving as president of the Board of Governors, the Braemar Women’s Tennis Club, as well as the Braemar Social Tennis Club. She joined the staff in 1995 as the tennis membership and events coordinator, during which she was a major component of “Grand Slam,” a membership initiative, which saw the Club add 400 new Tennis Members in a six-week period. Janine also held the position of member relations director before taking on her current role in August of 2004. In 2006, Janine was given a ClubCorp SuperStar award.
Born and raised in London, England, Janine has a daughter, Natalie. She loves going to the spa, red wine and signing up new Members.
Erin McClain stepped into the role of Member Relations Director bringing with her a unique background in Marketing, Event Management & TV Production. After graduating from Temple University with a B.A in Communications, Erin worked for Banyan Productions, Viacom and Food Network on numerous reality-based TV programs (Trading Spaces, A Baby Story, MTV News, Halloween Wars & Cupcake Wars). Upon moving to Los Angeles, Erin began working in event production curating high profile live music & entertainment events in the US and abroad. This experience provided her the opportunity to tackle multiple aspects of live events and led to the launch her own event production company. In her spare time, Erin enjoys listening to live music, strolling through art galleries, traveling abroad and reaching new health & fitness goals. Since joining the Braemar team, Erin has curated memorable events while introducing new programming into the 2020 calendar. Be sure to check out the Braemar calendar for all upcoming events.
Carole joined Clubcorp in 2016, after 15 years of Private Event planning, and event production for the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Carole has produced hundreds of weddings and Bar/Bat-Mitzvahs, and many notable golf tournaments, among them the annual PGA Tournament. She also has experience producing all types of social and fundraising events, as well as golf and tennis tournaments.
Carole accepted the position of Private Events Director at Braemar Country Club because she enjoys working with Members and guests, and has a passion for envisioning your dream, and making it a reality. Carole accomplishes this through her expertise and enthusiasm, and with the ultimate goal of designing flawless events from start-to-finish.
As the leader of the culinary team at Braemar Country Club, Executive Chef Daniel Csotai considers himself a mix of modernist and classic chef. Having graduated from the National Culinary School in Miskolc, Hungary, fate eventually led him to Los Angeles. Prior to joining our team, Chef Daniel was Executive Chef at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, The Chamberlain Hotel and the Montrose Boutique hotel in the West Hollywood area where he experienced some of the best what the Los Angeles area hospitality industry has to offer. He uses sustainably farmed proteins, local organic produce and whole grain pastas and breads. His flavor combinations are embracing the versatile mix of California cuisine, influences from around the World and the freshest seafood and rich steaks taking advantage of the vast variety of ingredients entering thru the port of Los Angeles as well as those that are grown locally under the beautiful California sun. He shares; “I’ve found it a pleasure to create our newest menus. The team at Braemar Country Club has given me the opportunity to bring my experience and training and blend it with the local culture and cuisine resulting in a multitude of offerings that are both hearty and light”.
Robert Lia has served as executive chef at several popular Southern California restaurants including Geoffrey's Malibu, Cicada Restaurant, The Border Grill With Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, and P6 Restaurant & Lounge. He also lead the way at two other fine dining restaurants, Pacifica Seafood Restaurant and McCormick & Schmick's, before heading to Paris, France. In Paris, he was executive chef at Express Bistro, validating and rounding out his culinary career. He returned stateside to partner at Sake Bistro.
Chef Lia is the co-author of 72 Market Street - Dishes it Out, and author of The Tasting Chef. He is recognized by the Court of Master Sommeliers as a level one and also by the Consulate General of Italy as a Sommelier D'Italia.
Larry has been in the golf industry since 1991 and was elected to the PGA of America in 2007.
Larry has been actively involved in the PGA and the local chapter of the SCGA. He also has extensive experience in hosting and supporting private events and fundraisers, tournaments for local and national charities, high school and college golf teams.
A passionate teacher of the game, Larry has conducted junior and adult clinics, private lessons as well as men's and women's Member events. Larry currently resides in the Valley with his wife Beth. In his free time, Larry enjoys playing hockey and is a huge Los Angeles Kings fan.
Serving Since: 2015
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Nathan grew up in Frankenmuth, a small German town in Michigan. He started playing the game of golf at a young age and ended up falling in love with golf course maintenance through his uncle, who built golf courses in Southern California.
Nathan graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Turfgrass Management, and has worked as an Intern at Cypress Point Club, Assistant at Bel Air Country Club, Superintendent at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, and most recently Superintendent at Malibu Golf Club.
When Nathan is not on the course, he is watching sports (especially anything associated with MSU) and enjoys going to music events whenever possible.
Nathan and his wife, Scarlet, have a daughter, April.
Role: Director of Maintenance
Serving Since: 1994
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Alex was born in Guadalajara Mexico, and moved to California in 1979. He started at Braemar in 1994, working in housekeeping and maintenance, before becoming the Director of Maintenance in 2000. He then spent six years working at our sister Club, Porter Valley, before returning to Braemar.
In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing golf, and spending time with his three children.
Fitness Director Robert Guerra has an extensive Professional Fitness Training background that he has relentlessly pursued for over a decade. He has been sought out by select teams, athletes, and schools throughout the U.S., Central, and South America. Robert was part of the 2016 Rio Olympics working alongside world class athletes which provided an unforgettable experience and education that he continues to provide for his current clients. Aside from training, his favorite hobbies include hiking, reading, and enjoying the beach. He tries to not go a day without a workout and a good book. A philosophy he lives by is that good workouts and good books over time can truly help fortify character when implemented correctly and consistently.
Susan comes to us with an extensive background in tennis as a player, coach and manager. She was a highly ranked junior player from Southern California, recruited and played for University of Southern California and competed professionally.
After playing, she was the assistant coach for UCLA then moved into teaching. She was the head tennis professional at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades for 10 years before moving to Braemar Country Club.
Susan is USTA High Performance Coach, 10 and under Tennis Coach, Youth Tennis Coach and USPTA Elite Professional.