Our Team

Patrick Pettit

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 972.867.6666 x:6398
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Having worked for ClubCorp for over 17 years, Patrick previously served as both General and Regional Manager. Patrick’s earlier tenure with ClubCorp included serving the Members and Employee Partners at The Clubs of Kingwood, one of the world’s largest country clubs. In addition to knowledge gleaned while working at ClubCorp, Patrick brings over 30 years of hospitality and private club industry experience. Patrick is a proud graduate of the University of Houston Conrad Hilton College of Hospitality and Restaurant Management, and he is active within the Club Management Association of America.Before joining Gleneagles Country Club, he worked as Regional General Manager with CBIGG Management. Most recently, Patrick served as General Manager at Jupiter Country Club in Jupiter, Florida. Patrick’s impressive hospitality portfolio also includes 10 years of service with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.Patrick is excited to return to the Dallas/Plano area with his wife, LaDonna. They are looking forward to enjoying time with their son and daughter, both married, and a granddaughter that is also relocating to Dallas this month.

Robby Peters

Role: Clubhouse Manager
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 972.867.6666 x:6318
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Robby is a Proud Texan born and raised in the DFW area.  He earned a baseball scholarship and attended Stephen F. Austin State University.

His professional career started with Discovery Land Co. where he managed and opened numerous private country clubs throughout the U.S. and Bahamas including, Vaquero Club, Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club, The Madison Club, The Yellowstone Club, Kukio Golf and Beach Club and Bakers Bay. Robby eventually made his way back home to DFW and started a family with his beautiful wife Natalie and their three children, Beverly 7, Robert 4 and Elizabeth 8 months. He then spent four years at Northwood Club as the Food and Beverage Director before joining The Dallas Country Club as the Clubhouse Manager. 

Robby loves spending his time away from work with  his family, coaching, playing golf and biking.

Kim Kantor

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 972.867.6666 x:6302
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Kim is originally from Ft. Worth, but as her father was in the military, she has lived in various states, including California, New York, Tennessee and Georgia.  She returned to Dallas four years ago and is happy to be back in Texas.  Kim graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Sports Management and Business.  Upon graduation she opened a “My Gym Children’s Fitness Center”, which she expanded to five locations in the greater Atlanta area. 

Kim’s passion for coaching transitioned her to work at Life Time Fitness. Over the next 12 years Kim moved from being a Personal Training Manager to a Sales Manager to a General Manager at Mockingbird Station and Plano Tennis Center.  All of these positions included sales and the opportunity for Kim to connect with potential members. She discovered that she loves sales and meeting new people. In addition to being a self-starter, she possesses an enthusiastic and outgoing personality. Her strategic planning, sales and organizational skills, combined with her positive attitude have enabled her to be successful in all her endeavors. 

Kim enjoys extreme sports, tennis, watching football and reading.

Melody Powley-Smith

Role: Membership Manager
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 972.867.6666 x6316
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Melody is originally from Blanding Utah, but grew up in Fort Worth, where her mom still lives.  In January of 2015, she began her career with ClubCorp at Las Colinas Country Club in Member Services. In 2016 she moved to Timarron County Club in their Member Relations department, and in January 2017 she transferred to Gleneagles Country Club.  Having recently taken on the role of Membership Manager, Melody feels like she has finally arrived at her work home.

Melody has a passion for the Member experience and ensuring that Members enjoy their ClubLife. She loves meeting new people and is enthusiastic about bringing new Members into the club. She possesses a true servant’s heart and goes out of her way to help our new members feel at home.  Her organizational skills and dedication, combined with her positive attitude, have enabled her to be successful in all her endeavors. 

Melody enjoys the University of Texas Longhorn football, being with her four legged Siberian Husky, Kaia, and traveling when she can.

Elizabeth Baker-King

Role: Member Relations Director
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 972.867.6666 x:6320
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Born and raised in Arlington, Texas, Elizabeth grew up loving theater, sports and movies. Most people know that she has a knack for timely movie quotes or trivia.

Elizabeth attended the University of Missouri and participated in Dance Marathon, Student Athletic Board, and Kappa Delta Sorority. Heavily involved with the local Dallas/Fort Worth Mizzou Alumni Association, you can catch her wearing black and gold and cheering on the Tigers!

She began her career with the Texas Rangers Baseball Club in 2013 with the Inside Sales Department selling season tickets, group tickets, and suites.

Elizabeth has been with ClubCorp since late 2015 starting as the Membership Assistant at Tower Club in Dallas. She received a promotion to the Member Relations Coordinator at La Cima Club in 2017 and now will serve as the Member Relations Director as Gleneagles Country Club. She looks forward to bring her experience and enthusiasm to the Country Club world!

Diane Dobis

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 1993
Phone Number: 972.867.6666 x:6380
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An Indiana native, Diane grew up in Granger and attended Purdue University.  Diane joined the ClubCorp family in 1993 at Knollwood Country Club where her experience began in operations, where she was able to understand the structure and operating and executing successful events.  In 2003, she moved to Texas and joined the Tower Club Dallas family where her passion for event sales and planning grew and was promoted to Private Events Director. 

After years of accomplishments within the ClubCorp family, she has grown relationships and is honored to be the Event Director at Gleneagles Country Club.  Diane enjoys working with Members and clients throughout North Texas, bringing their dream events and meetings to life. In June of 2015, Diane was promoted to a Regional Field Specialist, assisting with the training of new Private Event Directors and serving as regional support for private events throughout North Texas, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

Outside of work Diane enjoys spending time her children Anthony, Christina, and Vivian.  Along with volunteering in her community and school district.

Amanda Afkhaminia

Role: Private Event Director
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 972.867.6666 x:6321
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Born and raised in the Dallas area, Amanda started her love for the hospitality industry at our ClubCorp property, Canyon Creek. From there she expanded her horizons and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Hotel & Restaurant Administration at Oklahoma State University in 2016. Only a school with such a great hospitality program could inspire her to learn and grow. Upon graduation, she was offered the position as an Event Coordinator at Brookhaven County Club and quickly was promoted to a Private Event Manager where she truly realized her passion for event sales and being able to work directly with each member or client creating the event of their dreams.

She is now serving Gleneagles Country Club as the Private Event Director. Learning the ins and outs of each Club has helped her to be successful and she really embraces being able to help others and loves connecting with each person that walks through our door. It has become home away from home for her and is excited to make it your home away from home as well!   

Outside of work Amanda enjoys being with family and friends and also playing with her fur babies.

Art Oettmeier

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2019
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Executive Chef Art Oettmeier, from Bay City, Michigan, graduated at the top of his class in culinary school. His experience ranges from hotels, resorts, private business clubs and country clubs. Art has spent the last 18 years working at two of the largest private country clubs in the Houston area. During Arts previous tenure with ClubCorp he has won numerous team and individual awards and we look forward to having his wealth of experience and talents at Gleneagles Country Club.

Mike Kiesling

Role: Director of Golf
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 972.867.6666 x:6371
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Michael has been in the golf industry for 25 years.  In addition to his role as the Director of Golf, Michael is also the Regional Director of Golf, and oversees the golf operations of 18 total properties.  My entire career has been within the Private Club industry, and I take personal pride in the experience that my Members and their Guests receive each time they visit their Club.   Michael’s has been the leader of operations that have won National Recognition for Operation of the year 3 of the last 4 years. 

When not working, Michael spends time with my beautiful wife, Anne Marie and their two daughters Katherine (15) and Hayley (12).  Outside of work Mike is known as CheerDad. As most of this family time is spent in the Gym, or Tumble studios.  Michael has a personal passion for the outdoors, and enjoys fishing/bow hunting at his ranch just outside of Abilene.

Scott Miller

Role: Director of Golf Course Facilities
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 972.867.6666
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Scott is originally from Illinois and has a degree in agronomy from Texas A&M.  His 30 years of experience in the golf industry include 13 years at TPC Four Seasons in Las Colinas where he played a critical role in hosting a PGA Tour event, The Byron Nelson Championship.  He is an avid golfer carrying an 8 handicap, so it’s very common to see him on the course playing with Members.  He enjoys all outdoor activities, especially hiking, biking and fishing. 

Paul Smith

Role: Director of Facilities
Serving Since: 1986
Phone Number: 972.867.6666 x:6327
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I grew up in the DFW area specifically the Irving community. In my late teens I was inspired to take on the trade industry by getting licensed in air conditioning and refrigeration. After completion I immediately jumped into the ClubCorp family by joining the team at Brookhaven in their Facilities Department and I remained there for 10 years. After growing with Brookhaven I took the leap to a leadership role at Gleneagles and have been here since.

My favorite part of working is the combination of daily interactions with Members and fellow Employee Partners. Every day bring a new challenge and I enjoy working with my team to overcome obstacles and I enjoy every day as much as I did the first day I walked into the Club.

In my spare time, I head to “The Ranch” in Possum Kingdom just relaxing and getting away from the city hustle and bustle. I’ve been married for over 30 years to my wife Cheryl and we have one son, Dylan.

Henry Gonzales

Role: Director of Tennis
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 972.867.6666 x:6346
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Henry brings over 25 years of tennis experience as a seasoned player and coach.

Beginning his tennis careers in Odessa, TX, he was voted MVP in the 5A District three years of high school. While in college at Howard Payne University, he won the TIAA Doubles Championship and led his team to win the TIAA Team Championships.

His tennis teaching started at Gleneagles Country Club in 2000. He during his tenure, he has held many roles including Assistant Junior Director, Men’s Director, and Adult Director.

He is actively involved in every aspect of Gleneagles tennis: ProAm, Mixers, Men’s, TCD, and Junior tennis.

As an active tennis player he was on the mixed team that won Nationals in 2016, and actively plays in the Men’s 5.0 USTA leagues.

When not on the tennis court or at Gleneagles, he can be found on the sidelines of the soccer field watching his two kids or running. He as completed numerous half marathons and completed two full marathons.

He and his wife Amanda reside in Frisco since 2005, and have two kids, Gavin (11) and Layla (8) who are active soccer and tennis players.

Arie Gill

Role: Director of Fitness
Serving Since: 2010
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Arie has more than 28 years of experience in the fitness industry from working as a personal trainer to her current position as Director of Fitness at Gleneagles Country Club. Her expertise includes working with individuals of all ages with weight loss, flexibility, core, cardio vascular, and rehab/therapy. Staying current with most innovative styles and techniques, she is able to provide her clients with the most effective methods to reach their goals.

Growing up in South Texas and she was involved with athletics such as track, basketball, and volleyball through her school years. In Dallas she was a part of a news segment promoting kids fitness for national television broadcast and also her BOSU workouts were recognized by the Dallas Morning News.

Arie is passionate about fitness and overall health and strives to educate and inspire her clients to achieve their desired level of fitness.

Ann Powell

Role: Director of Human Resources & Aquatics
Serving Since: 1983
Phone Number: 972.867.6666 x:6313
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Ann has been with Gleneagles since construction began on the golf courses in 1983. After interviewing with a club development company, they suggested she might like working for an actual club, so she accepted a position at Gleneagles. Little did she know at the time that she would develop a passion for the energy and vibrancy of the private club business. It has been an exciting ride for the past 35 years, as she has seen lots of changes and has experienced many opportunities for enjoyment and growth at the club.  She has worked in Human Resources and Aquatics for most of her time at Gleneagles, and she loves interacting with the employees, the members and their children.

Ann grew up in the Midwest and graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Education and an English major. She left Indiana to get married in Arizona, where she lived for five years before moving with her family to Texas. She considers herself a Texas girl now and calls McKinney home.

When not working, Ann loves to spend time with her family, read, watch movies, go on long walks, and work in the yard and garden. She is an advocate of Family Promise of Collin County and teaches Sunday school to 7th and 8th graders. She has two grown children, son Matt who lives in McKinney and daughter Karla in Denver.

Lila Cooper

Role: Accounting Assistant
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 972.867.6666 x:6309
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