Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 949.858.4100 x: 5112
Kevitt Sale has been the General Manager for over 13 years at several California Private Clubs including Sea Cliff Country Club and Marbella Country Club in Orange County and Serrano Country Club in the Sacramento area. Most recently Kevitt has been working in the commercial real estate industry for Lee & Associates. He is married with two boys, 16 & 19 and lives in Huntington Beach. Kevitt enjoys fishing, golf and attending his sons sporting events. His passion for building strong teams and focus on enhancing the member experience will make him an outstanding addition to the current team.
Role: Club Manager
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 949.858.4100 x: 5113
Gordon joined ClubCorp in August 2019. He joins us with a wealth of knowledge in the hospitality industry after working in executive and leadership roles with Disney, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Hawaiian Airlines, Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott. Gordon recently lived in Hawaii and now resides in Aliso Viejo. His passion lies in food and beverage, as well as creating and building an inclusive culture with his teams.
Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2009
Phone Number: 949.858.4100 x: 5106
Holly has been with at Coto de Caza since 2009 where she started out at the Sports Club and now as one of the Clubs’ Membership Directors.
Holly’s background is in hospitality, travel and private event production and sales.
When she is not at the Club, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cheering on her son at his sporting events, hiking with her dogs, skiing, volunteering and finding time to improve her golf game.
Rick joined our team as a Membership Director in May 2020. He works alongside Holly, continuing to focus on marketing the club and growing our membership base. Rick is a retired police officer who entered the golf industry in 2016 serving as a Tournament Sales Manager at Coyote Hills Golf Course. Rick pursued opportunities in golf operations becoming the Assistant General Manager at Coyote Hills and later becoming the General Manager at Casta del Sol Golf Course at the Lake Forest Golf & Practice Center.
Role: Director of Golf Course Maintenance
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 949.858.4100 x: 5152
Roger began his career in Golf Course Maintenance in Iowa. He was exposed to Golf in grade school where his passion for the game of Golf began. He watched Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player on TV and wanted to be a professional golfer. As a junior and senior in high school Roger helped build and maintain a local 9-hole golf course. After high school, he acquired a BS in turf management from Iowa State University while doing an internship at Des Moines Golf & Country Club. Since College, Roger has worked on several projects in Texas, Thailand, Indonesia, India and China. He hosted the PGA Tour Shell Houston Open 2004-2008 and has spent time working at a few other Top Golf Clubs in Texas. Most recently, Roger worked for Shanqin Bay in Hainan China, during his tenure the course became # 39 in the World Top 100 Golf Courses. He has worked with golf Course Architects such as Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Desmond Muirhead, Keith Foster, Ken Dye, Dick Phelps, Reese Jones, Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy, Golf Plan, Coore & Crenshaw. Roger is excited for the future at Coto De Caza and is looking to help it become even greater in the coming years ahead.
Role: Director of Golf
Serving Since: 1999
Phone Number: 949.858.4100 x: 5135
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Rick has been playing golf since the age of 15 and has been in the golf industry for over 35 years.
Rick began his career in golf at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale, California. After spending four years at Oakmont, he moved to Rio Hondo Country Club located in Downey, California in 1982. In 1990, he became the director of golf at Porter Valley Country Club in Northridge, California. In 1999, Rick became the director of golf at Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club.
Rick is married with two children.
Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2013
Email Kyle Lewis
Kyle joins us at Coto de Caza as the club’s Head Golf Professional. He was born and raised in Riverside, his golfing career led him to Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio where he majored in Sports Management and Business Accounting. Kyle found his passion for the business side of golf when he interned for the Northern Texas PGA in the Junior Golf Department. Upon graduating from college he moved to Buffalo, New York to work as the Junior Golf Director for the Western New York PGA (WNYPGA). Kyle made his way back to California to start his career with ClubCorp as an Assistant Golf Professional at Mission Hills Country Club in December 2013. Kyle was fortunate enough to work the final major of 2013 at Oak Hill Country Club (PGA Championship) for the WNYPGA and the first major of 2014 at Mission Hills Country Club (ANA Inspiration). Prior to joining Coto De Caza, Kyle was the Head Golf Professional at our sister club Canyon Crest Country Club.
Role: Food & Beverage Director
Serving Since: 2020
Email Andrew Lombard
Andrew has been in Food and Beverage industry for almost 10 years. Having started by working at local, luxury hotels such as Montage Laguna Beach and the Resort at Pelican Hill. It is at Pelican Hill where Andrew started in food and beverage management and quickly rose through the ranks. Andrew made the transition from luxury resorts to private clubs when he accepted job at El Niguel Country Club as their Clubhouse Manager overseeing the Club’s food and beverage and facility operations. Andrew has a passion for hospitality and enjoys growing his team and watching the business succeed. He lives with his wife Liz and two children in Laguna Niguel, CA.
Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2020
Email Michael Nirtaut
Michael Nirtaut has been cooking for 20 years now. Originally from Chicago Illinois he has lived in Colorado, Arizona, Hawaii, Northern California and finally settling down in southern California in 2001. He went to culinary school in Scottsdale Culinary Institute Le Cordon Bleu Program in 97 and 98. He has worked for numerous hotels, restaurants and country clubs through the years such as Four Seasons Newport Beach, Fairmont Newport Beach and Montage Laguna Beach and most recently at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach. He is married with two children, for fun he enjoys tennis, surfing, snowboarding, table tennis and of course cooking!
Jennifer has been in the Private Events world for a little over 10 years. Prior to coming to Coto, she was the Private Events Director at Marbella Country Club. Jenn has a passion for connecting with people, discovering a client’s event vision, offering suggestions, and utilizing her expertise to make their event vision a reality. In her off time, she loves to have fun and you will often find Jenn at the beach, on the slopes, exercising, having wine with friends, or hanging out with family. Jenn has a 4-year-old son named Aiden.
Liz has been at Coto de Caza for 12 years, spending 11 years in food and beverage as both front of the house and upper management. She always had a love for the event side of the operations and was excited when a position opened for her in the Private Events department. She values her relationships with members and clients and loves helping them bring their event vision to life.
Role: Director of Tennis
Serving Since: 2003
Phone Number: 949.858.4100 x: 5141
David has been the Director of Tennis at Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club since 2003. He has been in the Southern California tennis scene since 1992. David got his start in Texas, where he played college tennis at Odessa Junior College and University of Texas – San Antonio. In 1982, David received his Professional One – USPTA certification and started teaching full time. David lives with his wife, Michelle, and two wonderful children, Sean and Sydney.
Suzanna joined our team as the Membership Experience Director in September 2020. She joins Coto de Caza from TravisMathew where she was their Corporate Sales Coordinator. Additionally, she has experience working as the Membership Services Manager at USA Badminton, the Associate of Member Services at the LA Clippers, and was a Writer covering daily stories about Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers at Sports Media 101 and The Sports Daily.
Suzanna has a Master’s Degree in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco, her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from California State University of Northridge and an Associate’s Degree in Visual Communications from FIDM.
She strives on creating memorable experiences for members.
Role: Pool Manager
Serving Since: 2017
Email David Prodanovich
David Prodanovich grew up and swam most of his career in Santa Barbara, as a member of the Santa Barbara Swim Club. From SBSC he went to swim in college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where he studied Kinesiology. David began his coaching career for his old club team in Santa Barbara in 2002. From there he returned to San Luis Obispo to coach for the Seahawks and was their Head Coach in 2005. In 2006, David relocated to Orange County and began to coach for the Fullerton Aquatics Sports Team. During his eleven years there, David developed numerous top-ten National Age Group qualifiers, All-Star's, and Sectional qualifiers. David has a bachelor’s degree in communication, is a certified person trainer, and is a level 3 ASCA certified coach.
David came to the Coto Coyote Swim Team in June of 2017 and has the goal of leading by example and help all Coyote Athletes reach their potential.
Dave has been in the health and wellness industry for over 25 years. He has experience as a personal trainer, fitness department manager, and regional vice-president. Dave has held executive roles at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, NESTA, Equinox, Merage JCC/OC and Fitness International. He is certified as a personal trainer, functional training specialist, biomechanics specialist, and heart rate performance specialist and has taken Pilates for twenty years. Dave played college baseball at Long Beach State and briefly played professionally. He and his wife live in Irvine and have three older kids.