Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 253-851-1845 ext. 615
Tyler was born and raised in Southern California, where he learned to love restaurants and hospitality from an early age. He attended Seattle Pacific University, graduating with degrees in Music and Business & Political Leadership. He then moved back to Southern California and began his career in Food & Beverage and Hospitality, leading teams in different venues ranging from multi-unit fast casual concepts to Forbes 5-star fine dining restaurants.
Tyler and his wife Ashley returned to the Pacific Northwest to raise their family, relocating to Gig Harbor at the end of 2017. Tyler has an immense passion for food and wine, both of which he explores personally, as well as professionally. He also enjoys spending time with his family and being outside and around water as much as possible.
Role: Director of Membership
Serving Since: 2012
Phone Number: 253.851.1845 x: 609
A northwest native, Rebecca came to Canterwood Golf and Club as the Private Events Director in 2012. Her passion for excellence and detail turned towards the membership department after three years. The shift to Director of Membership allowed for long term relationships with members and she finds this the favorite part of her job. Rebecca holds an additional role with ClubCorp as the Regional Membership Field Specialist.
Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 253.851.1845 x:610
Ross Eaton is a United States Professional Tennis Association teaching professional with 30 years of service. He is a USPTA/USTA certified specialist in competitive player development – he was one of the first 250 coaches in the nation to receive this certification. For eight years he worked as a USTA Competition Training Center coach, two of which he was the head coach for Washington State. Ross is USTA certified in both levels of sports science: Level 1: Coaching Philosophy/Methodologies and Level 2: Sports Physiology, Nutrition, Biomechanics, Sports Medicine, Sports Psychology, Motor Learning.
Ross has worked with players from three years old to those well over 80. He has helped players at every level of the game, having worked with complete novices to developing numerous collegiate level and nationally ranked players. He has been the long term Tennis Director at two clubs, revitalizing both with his leadership and making substantial gains in both budget, atmosphere and Member satisfaction. He co-founded a Community Tennis Association, led a group to initiate a PNW USPTA Hall of Fame, and is a regular convention and seminar speaker on coaching tennis. He has served as Treasurer, Vice President and President of the USPTA PNW board of directors, and was a National Executive Committee member of the USPTA. He was the 2001 Team Wilson Pacific Northwest Pro of the Year, the 2006 USPTA PNW Pro of the year and earned the 2010 USPTA PNW Star Award. He lives in the Seattle area.
Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2011
Phone Number: 253-851-1745 ext. 603
Dale is from Warsaw, Indiana. He earned his B.S. in Finance and Management at Indiana University. Dale has years of experience teaching all levels of golfers and is passionate about the golf swing as well as teaching players to be proficient in the short game.
Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2011
Phone Number: 253-851-1845 ext. 301
John has been the Golf Course Superintendent at Canterwood Golf and Country Club since 2011. Prior to Canterwood, he was the Director of Agronomy at Braemar Country Club in Los Angeles, CA for three years. John has over 40 years of experience in the turf-grass industry, including seven years as Superintendent of Parks, and 10 years as Recreation Manager for the City of Port Angeles. He received his Bachelor’s degree in turf-grass from Washington State University.
He is married to Laurie, who with their daughter, own and operate a small gift store and toy store in Tacoma. He and Laurie have two children, Casey and Jennifer, and four grandchildren.
Role: Member Relations Coordinator
Serving Since: 2007
Phone Number: 253-851-1845
Mary began her career at Canterwood Golf and Country Club in 2007, starting as front desk reception, and advancing into her current position as the Club’s Member Relations Coordinator. In this role, Mary helps new members get connected, plans member events at the club, and leads the Kids Club program and its employee partners.
Mary was born and raised in the beautiful Napa Valley, and is now proud to call Washington her true home. Mary graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, and continues to be an avid reader who facilitates Canterwood’s Book Club.
Role: Food and Beverage Manager
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 253-851-1845 ext. 611
After many years tending bar at a corporate chain restaurant, I was eager for something more professional. I started at Canterwood in March of 2014 and quickly became accustomed to the Clublife atmosphere and the variety of jobs available. I was hired as a server but spent many months as a food runner and working banquets. I soon became a pool server, restaurant hostess and beverage cart attendant. I experienced my first Men’s Member Guest Invitational loading up my beverage cart at 5am and driving around all day witnessing the intensity of such a big golf tournament. After a year and a half I was promoted to lead server, helping to train new staff and assist restaurant operations. I then moved into the Banquet Captain position where I spent the last couple of years learning the mechanics of banquets and how to successfully lead a team. In November of 2017 I was promoted to Food and Beverage Manager at Canterwood. It has been such an exciting experience and every day I learn more and more about myself and how to be successful.
Outside of work, I enjoy fitness classes, reading, journaling and spending time with my big family.
Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 253-851-1845 ext. 621
Chris first moved to Port Orchard from Tacoma at 16, met his wife, and now has two kids. His first job was a dishwasher at the Victorian Tea Room in Port Orchard, the pink building which is now the Grey House. He then moved to work at Horseshoe Lake Golf Course as a dishwasher and that is where he started the journey to cook professionally. At Horseshoe Lake, he was promoted to cook. Next went to Ivar’s at the Seahawks, Mariners, and Huskies stadiums where he was promoted to kitchen supervisor. After a few years decided to be closer to home and my family. Finally hired at Canterwood as a dishwasher in 2014, where he quickly excelled from being a dishwasher to Line Cook, working on banquets, cooking at the pool, and more. Working under many different chefs at the Club, he became Sous Chef and now desires to deliver the best quality cuisine.
Role: Office Administrator
Serving Since: 2008
Phone Number: 253-851-1845 ext. 614
Becky has worked at Canterwood since 2008, starting her career as a bartender/ bar manager for six plus years. She moved into the accounting office in 2014 and recently received her bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management.
She enjoys hiking and camping with her two children.