Our Team

Chris Hansen

Role: Club Manager
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 925.735.5651
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Chris is a food and beverage/hospitality veteran of over 17 years.

He is also a proud U.S. Navy veteran. He served as a Culinary Specialist on the Aircraft Carrier Carl Vinson.  After the military, Chris applied his culinary and operational skills and went to work for a catering company that prepared meals for Starbucks.  

Chris was an instrumental member of the team that opened the first Renaissance ClubSport; a health club/hotel concept property. He held key positions in purchasing and procurement, housekeeping and facilities management, and operations.

He is passionate about working with teams to create great member and guest experiences.

Chris, and his wife are raising their two daughters here in Danville.  They enjoy taking trips, watching youth sports, and cheering on the 49ers, Giants, and Warriors!

Melanie Emig

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2011
Phone Number: 925.735.5655
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Melanie has been in the hospitality industry since 2003. 

Melanie has built a rapport with many members of Crow Canyon and enjoys knowing that she helps to make people’s experience at the Club both personal and meaningful. Member interaction is Melanie’s favorite part of her job and takes pride in the fact that members are able to put a face to her name.

Melanie is a native Californian, born and raised in Danville, where she resides with her husband and daughter. When she is not at the Club, Melanie enjoys spending time with her family, friends and anything related to animals, movies, the San Francisco 49ers and the San Francisco Giants.  

Dawn Manley

Role: Member Relations Director
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 925-735-5716
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Dawn comes to us from the non-profit industry, where she spent many years involved in environmental education and captive animal management. She was responsible not only for the care and feeding of wild animals but for animal care professionals and volunteers as well. Her management experience includes the three R’s; recruitment, retention, and recognition.Throughout her career, Dawn has been able to employ her passion for food and party planning in assisting and coordinating events of all sizes. She excited to bring her skills to the Crow Canyon team in the spirit of “Building Relationships and Enriching Lives”.Dawn lives in Martinez with her husband, Brent and two daughters, Brooke and Talyn. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching her older daughter play softball, cooking, and watching her favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers.

Kymberlie Avila

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 925.735.5718
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Kymberlie grew up in Sonoma County and was lured into the world of food and wine. She turned her hobby of wedding and event planning into a career working in wineries and hotels, with over 15 years of event planning and hospitality experience.

Kymberlie spent the last year and a half at Google on an R&D project called Project Loon which was fascinating; however, she is excited to be back in Private Events doing what she love!  She is thrilled to be the Private Events Director at Crow Canyon Country Club and to be a part of the ClubCorp family!

Kymberlie lives in Pleasanton with her amazing daughter Marisa and adorable rescue dog from Guatemala, Bailey.  She is a die-hard foodie, loves to cook and plan events. She is also passionate about volunteering, wine tastings, concerts, bike riding, hiking, rafting, road trips, her Pug Brody and a love for microbrew beer!  

Michael Dunn

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 925-735-5722
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Michael Dunn has been an executive chef for over 20 years.

He is a tri-valley resident of over 40 years, currently residing in Dublin and loves the local area. Michael graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Zoology before pursuing his passion for food. He was a chef for the Lark Creek Restaurant Group for 20 years, running the Lark Creek Walnut Creek and Yankee Pier kitchens before spending time with Bon Appetit Management in San Jose.

Michael enjoys the challenges of running a kitchen and focuses on seasonal cuisine executed properly and providing a warm inviting dining experience.

In his spare time you will find Michael on the slopes in Tahoe skiing, fishing for trout, immersed in his fish tanks or enjoying quite time in his garden.

Doug Giannini

Role: PGA, Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 925.735.8300
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A native Californian, born in Fremont and raised in Danville. Doug played his high school golf here at Crow Canyon from 2000-2003 before going to Arizona State University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness along with getting his Class “A” PGA degree in 2007.
He has worked at a number of different clubs including the Bridges Golf Club, Diablo Country Club, Harding Park Golf Course, Las Sendas Golf Club, Firerock Country Club, Crystal Springs Golf Course, and Callippe Preserve Golf Course.
Doug resides in Livermore with his wife Sanonda and son Keegan along with their two cats Puma and Scotty Cameron. Doug enjoys spending time with his family, friends, wine tasting, going to sporting events, breweries, and of course, playing golf!

Tim Johnson

Role: Director of Instruction
Serving Since: 2019
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Tim grew up in Napa Valley. He attended college in Illinois, earning his degrees in History, Political Science and Golf Management. Upon returning to California, Tim played competitively on mini-tours before dedicating himself to teaching. Tim has been in the golf business for over 20 years working at courses such as Presidio, Temeku Hills, Chardonnay, Shadow Lakes, Diablo Country Club and Fremont Park Golf.

Tim has an impressive 19 years of extensive teaching experience with golfers of all ages, learning from greats such as Ben Doyle, Kent Brown, Dan Schwabe, Josh Zander and others. He spent 4 years with Golftec learning the biomechanics of the swing. Recently he has earned certifications in TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) and ADM (Athletic Development Model).

On the juniors side of golf, he has had many success stories, including teaching and coaching over 20 juniors to college scholarships and over 200 tournament wins and amateur titles.

Tim currently lives in San Ramon with his two sons Lukas, 9 and Alek, 5. He enjoys playing sports with his kids, exercising and competing in Marathons and Spartan Races. 

Dan Quinn

Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 925.735.5700
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Golf is Dan’s passion! Dan grew up on the outskirts of London and fell in love with the game at age 14. Since that time Dan has been an avid golfer and has had a single figured handicap since the age of 15. He studied Sportsturf Management in England and also attended The Ohio State University through the 'international program' where he had the opportunity to study at the university and intern at Robert Trent Jones G.C and Cypress Point Club.
From there Dan returned to England to take a role as assistant superintendent at Woburn Golf Club, a Top-100 course in GB&I.
Dan married an American girl from the Bay Area, Danville to be exact which brought them back to the area to be close to family where he became the assistant superintendent at Round Hill Country Club. After 15 years in the business, Dan is experienced and ready to lead the maintenance team at Crow Canyon Country Club. In his spare time, Dan likes to play golf, watch movies and entertain his daughter Bethany.

Stephen Ward

Role: Head Tennis Professional
Serving Since: 1995
Phone Number: 925.735.7104
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Stephen grew up in San Francisco and went to college at Canada College in Woodside California. After one year, he I transferred to University of Oregon and played on the tennis team. Following his college career, Stephen played nationally and internationally and achieved a world ranking. He was fortunate to be sponsored by the Lear Jet Corporation.

Upon leaving competitive tennis, Stephen began teaching tennis at the Vertical Club in New York City. After two years, he relocated in Los Altos Hills, California and worked as the assistant pro at the Fremont Hills Tennis Club for two years. Stephen accepted the Director of Tennis position at the Modesto Racquet Club and stayed there for six years.

Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife and their two dogs. He also aspires to win a national championship in senior tennis and is an active golfer.

Ethan Hall

Role: Aquatics Director
Serving Since: 2003
Phone Number: 925.735.5650
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Ethan Hall is the Club’s aquatics director and has been the Club’s swim coach since 2003. 

Ethan has coached the Sea Lions to County Meet Team Championships from in 2005 - 2008 and from 2011 - 2015. He coached the Sharks to a Long Course Far Western Team Championship in 2010.  Ethan was the U.S. National Record breaker in the 15-16 200 meter Breaststroke and an Olympic Trials participant in 1996 and 2000.  He swam collegially at both UNC-Chapel Hill and UC-Santa Barbara.  He was the UNC record breaker in the 200 yard Breaststroke in 1999 and the Big West Conference Champion in 100 yard Breaststroke in 2001.  Ethan was also given UCSB's Athletic Department Golden Eagle Award in 2002 for the Highest GPA. 

Ethan has helped more than 35 student athlete get college scholarships for swimming. He is a big time football fan and loves to travel. He lives in Lafayette with his wife Natalie, bulldog Dozer, and border terrier She-Ra. 

Aneliya Petrov

Role: Fitness Manager
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 925.735.5700
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Aneliya Petrov is originally from Bulgaria and went to Burgas Free University (BFU) majoring in Public Relations. Aneliya has been in the sports industry for +21 years with 8 years as a national professional handball player winning 6 consecutive championships.

Aneliya moved to the United States in 2012 and began training clients to achieve their fitness goals. She joined Crow Canyon Country Club in 2014. She brings her professional sports background to her clients to ensure that their training programs consist of proper technique while at the same time providing enjoyable custom workouts that maximize results.

Aneliya provides one-on-one custom training programs as well as group classes. She customizes fitness programs based on clients’ needs and has experience training all age levels.

In her free time she loves to travel to Europe to spend time with friends and family.