Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 702.363.7457
Allen Fredrickson is originally from Oregon and moved to Atlanta, Georgia where we attended high school and college. He moved to Las Vegas in 1996 and has experience in managing a variety of restaurants throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Including Vegas strip favorites like Pink Taco at Hard Rock and Lavo at The Palazzo.
Allen joined Canyon Gate in 2009 as the Food and Beverage Director. In 2012, Allen left Canyon Gate to become Anthem Country Club LV’s Food and Beverage Director. He returned to Canyon Gate in 2015. In December 2016, Allen became the Club's General Manager.
He enjoys golfing, football, food & wine, and spending time with his wife and two sons.
Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 702.363.4650
Dawn Ulrey moved to Las Vegas with her family in the early 1970’s. After high school she received a bachelor’s degree from UNLV where she was also a charter member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.
Her early career started in hotel hospitality sales which included being a part of the opening teams for both the Treasure Island and Luxor Hotels. Having never played a round of golf in her life, Dawn was recruited by American Golf Corporation to be the first Leisure Sales Manager for six Las Vegas Golf Courses. It was then that Dawn fell in love with the golf industry and began a 14 year career in both the public and private sectors. Highlights have included sales and marketing for the beautiful Bali Hai Golf Club and five years as the Membership Marketing Director at Spanish Trail Country Club.
Venturing out of Las Vegas for a while, Dawn was the Director of Sales responsible for Private Events at Brandywine Country Club in Toledo Ohio. After too many long winters, her wish to return home was granted when she was offered the position of Private Events Director at Canyon Gate Country Club.
When Dawn isn’t working she enjoys spending time with family and friends and has remained a UNLV Basketball fan. She has never taken to playing the game of golf, but loves watching the professionals play on TV.
Role: Tennis Director
Serving Since: 2012
Phone Number: 702.228.0737
Crombie Hatfield was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in South Africa. After graduating high school he spent two years in the Army. At age 20, Crombie left for Europe where he spent almost two years teaching tennis in Austria.
While playing tournaments in Europe, he was recruited by UNLV and received a full tennis scholarship. After college, he returned to South Africa where he successfully managed his own tennis school for over 10 years.
Crombie returned to the United States and became the Head Tennis Pro at Red Rock Country Club and at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego. In 2012, Crombie accepted the Director of Tennis at Canyon Gate.
Crombie, his wife Cally and their two daughters, Kate and Mia all play and enjoy tennis.
Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 702.363.2523
Chef CJ is originally from Springfield, New Jersey. After graduating high school, he attended The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Professional Studies: Culinary Arts Management.
Upon graduation, he worked for a French Master Chef at Baltusrol Golf Club in his hometown of Springfield. Chef CJ moved to Las Vegas, where he worked for chefs such as Alex Stratta and Wolfgang Puck. From there, he reunited with the country club atmosphere by working at both Canyon Gate and Red Rock Country Clubs.
Chef CJ and his wife, who is a teacher for the Clark Country School District, have been living in Las Vegas for over 10 years.
They currently reside in Summerlin with their two wonderful sons. As a family, they enjoy going to the local community parks and the Farmer's Market.
Role: Office Manager
Serving Since: 2012
Phone Number: 702.243.2348
As the office manager, Celeste is primarily responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate completion of club administrative processes such as: accounts payable, accounts receivable, human resources and payroll.
Celeste is married with two children. She was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California and moved to Las Vegas in 2006.
Role: Food and Beverage Director
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 702.363.0782
Brandon Vails is originally from Riverside, California. He moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was 20 for school. It was in Pittsburgh he started working for Club Corp at the Rivers Club. Brandon spent 4 years at the club before moving back to Riverside and transferring to the Canyon Crest property. In 2014 Brandon was offered a position at Canyon Gate in Las Vegas which he gladly accepted. He spent one year on the Las Vegas Strip at Gordon Ramsay BurGR before returning to Canyon Gate.
Brandon loves spending his time away from work with his wife and their dog. He is a Pittsburgh sports enthusiast and also enjoys visiting new local restaurants. If you are ever in need of some recommendations do not hesitate to ask him.
Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 702.363.0442
Adam Handren is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. At a young age, he moved to Maryland and then to Utah where he went to high school and college. At the University of Utah, Adam received a degree in Economics with a minor in business. After college he started working for a medical company, but decided to pursue a golf career instead. Working at a few Utah golf courses Adam decided that winter is only something you visit, not live in, so he moved to Palm Springs, California. After working there for a few years, he then moved to Las Vegas and started working at Red Rock Country Club. He’s been at Canyon Gate Country Club since 2016 and is very excited to have landed in such a great place!
He is TPI certified which is a system of testing the body to find deficiency which by fixing will relieve pain and help you swing better. Adam is the coach of a local high school team. He enjoys rugby which he played in college, teaching/coaching, and spending time with his dogs.
Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 702.845.0827
Greg Todd is originally from Colorado until his family was transferred to Tucson, Arizona where he attended High School. This is where he fell in love with being on the golf course and began his career as a Golf Course Superintendent.
He attended Michigan State University and received his degree in Turfgrass Management. His 36 years of experience range from being a Grow-in Superintendent for the Robert Trent Jones Trail of Golf in Alabama. To working for the PGA Tour here in Las Vegas at TPC Summerlin.
When Greg isn’t on the golf course he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kimberly, who is an Assistant Principal here in Las Vegas at CCSD. They also enjoy camping, fishing and riding their Harley Davidson Motorcycles.
Role: Member Relations Coordinator
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 702.363.3951
Courtney is originally from Sonoma County, CA and earned her B.A. in Visual Arts Media with an emphasis in Photography from U.C. San Diego.
After college, she pursued a Tech/SaaS Sales career in San Francisco while continuing to take classes in Visual Arts, Graphic Design and Event Planning.
Her husband’s career as a Golf Professional lead them to Las Vegas in 2016 and she started working at Canyon Gate in 2018. Her role is focused on planning member events, and is responsible for marketing and social media.
Outside of work, she loves going to spin classes, wine tasting, and is obsessed with her Dalmatian mix rescue, Dutchess.
Role: Fitness Director
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 702.759.5180
Vince Brown was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he became a 6 Time Iowa Golden Gloves Boxing Champion.
After, Vince fought in the 1984 and 1988 Western Olympic Trials Box Off Tournament and on the undercard of Oscar Dela Hoya along with Floyd Mayweather at Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas Nevada in 1997. He decided to move to Las Vegas in 2001.
Before moving to Vegas Vince was the General Manager at a Gold's Gym in Cedar Rapids Iowa for 7 years.
Prior to becoming the Fitness Director at Canyon Gate Country Club, Vince worked as a personal trainer, boxing coach at City Athletic Club Las Vegas from 6/11 to present and Round 1 Boxing Gym here in Las Vegas from 4/04-6/11.
In 2011 and 2012 Vince organized and staged two charity boxing events for the local Boys & Girls Club at the Tropicana Hotel Casino & Palms Hotel casino with an average attendance of 1,200 guest.
What Vince does for enjoyment is putting together social entertainment events such as his neighborhood block party with 50 neighbors attending in the summer of 2018.
Role: Private Events Coordinator
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 702.256.0268
Rachael is originally from Chicago, Illinois but moved to Las Vegas with her family in 1998. Although she considers Chicago home, she grew up and attended school here in Las Vegas. After high school, Rachael studied hospitality management at the College of Southern Nevada.
Prior to working in the private events industry, Rachael was a pool manager for Caesars Entertainment for 4 years. It was there that she realized her passion for weddings and furthered her education at the International School of Hospitality. Rachael graduated with an executive diploma, with a focus in wedding coordination and design. It was then that she joined the Canyon Gate family as the private events coordinator. Rachael believes she has a slight obsession with all things wedding related, and loves that she gets to live out her passion every day.
When Rachael is not at work she loves spending time with her husband and son, Rowan. She also enjoys taking advantage of the amazing Las Vegas weather, and following all of her favorite Chicago sports teams!