Our Team

Jason Lippy

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 760.423.1283

Jason comes from Louisville, Kentucky where he spent the previous 12 years working as Membership Director/Club Manager for Glen Oaks Country Club, a ClubCorp Affiliate Club.

Jason has worked in the golf business his entire career, starting in the Golf Shop at The Polo Fields Country Club at 15 and then to Glenmary Country Club in the membership sales department. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University’s Broadcasting Department and has also worked for ESPN. 

Jason’s interests include playing golf and spending time with his wife and daughter exploring the Coachella Valley. 

Aaron Byers

Role: Membership Assistant
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: (760)340-5646 Ext 229
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A native of Albany, Oregon, Aaron attended the University of Oregon where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology.

He has been playing golf since the age of 4; he was High school state champion in 1997. He also represented Oregon in the United States Amateur. Aaron went on to play golf for the University of Oregon. His accolades include all-region first team, All Pac 10 player and MVP for Oregon his senior year.

Aaron has been in sales and marketing for the last 14 years and is excited to renew his passion for golf and become a part of the Desert Falls Country Club team as Membership Director.

Aaron enjoys golfing and teaching his 3 beautiful nieces how to fish. 

David Flores

Role: Facilities Maintenance Supervisor
Serving Since: 2011

David began his career in construction in 2001 as a laborer and quickly rose to foreman and supervisor positions. In 2005, he made a big change in his life and began working in the hospitality industry. He discovered a strong desire for cooking and began working as a line cook in various restaurants.  In 2011, he began serving Desert Falls as lead cook. David returned to his true passion in 2014 as the Club’s Facilities Maintenance Supervisor. Not only does he enjoy building projects, he has had a blast building relationships with Members and Employees.

David is originally from Salem, Oregon and made the move to the Coachella Valley in 2001. David is a proud Christian and is blessed with a beautiful wife Lourdes, along with nine children and nine grandchildren. On his free time, he enjoys cooking for his family and church events.

Juanita Garza

Role: Office Administrator
Serving Since: 2007

Juanita oversees accounting at the Club. Prior to joining ClubCorp, she worked at La Quinta Resort for 12 years. In 2013, she received the National ClubCorp Super Star award. One of the roles that she enjoys is organizing and executing Employee Partner recognition such as birthdays and Employee of the Month. She has built strong relationships with Employees and Members alike.

Juanita is originally from Monterrey, Mexico and has lived in the Coachella Valley for over 20 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three beautiful children and organizing activities at her church.

Martha Gomez

Role: Private Events
Serving Since: 2011
Phone Number: 760.423.1284

Martha has been in the hospitality industry since 2006. She began as a Server and worked her way to Assistant Manager at La Casita Restaurant were she enjoyed building strong and lasting relationships with Guests and fellow Employees. Martha joined the Clubcorp family in 2011 as the Member Service Representative and found her passion for marketing and event planning. In 2012, she dedicated herself full time to Desert Falls and has flourished in her role as Club Ambassador. On the year of her 5th anniversary at Desert Falls, she officially became the Member Relations Coordinator. She always has a smile on her face and loves developing and implementing fun programming. Along with enhancing Member/ Guest experience, she has significantly grown the Desert Falls’ social media presence and New Member Connect Process.

In 2018, Martha made the transition from coordinating Member & Club programming to Private Events Coordinator. She has always enjoyed planning memorable Member events and looks forward to carrying that same energy into Private Events. 

She is blessed with an amazing husband Agustin and two sons, Skyler and Kaleb, who enjoy organizing and attending church activities. 

Diane Richey

Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 760.340.5646 ext 228

After graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington, Diane taught school for 8 years. Having played on her high school golf team and one year in college, she decided to pursue a career in golf. After a stint as assistant and then head pro at a private club in Fort Worth, she decided to move to the desert in 1993.

She previously worked at Cathedral Canyon, Palm Springs Country Club, and Indian Springs. When an opportunity arose for her to purchase her own course outside Kansas City, MO, she took the plunge. In her 12 years at her nine-hole course, she learned so much about greenskeeping and a bit about food and beverage, among other things. Weather in the Midwest limits the golf season and she really missed the desert.

Diane’s past 8 years have been just down the street at Palm Valley Country Club. Diane teaches lessons in group settings or individual sessions. She has a lot of ideas that she would like to implement at Desert Falls and looks forward to getting to know all of our Members. 

Lorena Carrillo

Role: Member Relations Coordinator
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 760.340.5646 ext. 221

Born and raised in Southern California, Lorena's background includes customer service and healthcare.

Lorena joined the Desert Falls family in the 2017 season as a Member Services Representative. A short time afterward, she was offered the position of Member Relations Coordinator and happily accepted. She enjoys creating magic moments for our Members and Guests and is excited to organize memorable experiences for our Member events.

In her free time, Lorena loves traveling with her husband, watching baseball games, and creating art and DIY projects. 

Scott Cleaveland

Role: Food & Beverage Director
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 760.340.5646 ext. 224

Scott has lived in the desert since 1996 and comes from Simi Valley where he lived for 30 years.

Scott has over 25 years of management experience in the hospitality industry. He started his management career with Radisson Hotels for 7 years then moved into food and beverage management primarily with chain restaurants where he held positions as service manager, kitchen manager, general manager, area manager, and director.

In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and fishing with his 10-year-old son. He is a huge sports fan and will play and watch just about any sport.