Our People

Jeff Schauer

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2010
Phone Number: 913.402.1000 ext. 7
Email Jeff Schauer

Jeff came to the Nicklaus Golf Club with a wealth of experience and expertise in the golf industry with significant hotel and food and beverage experience. Jeff is a graduate of Bismarck State College in Bismarck, ND. Throughout his career, Jeff has been very successful in building high quality teams that have supported a positive Club experience for its Members. He has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to have a positive relationship and partnership with his team and the Members that they serve. Jeff has been with the ClubCorp family since 2007 and with the Nicklaus Golf Club for 9 years. Jeff currently lives in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife Deb and two daughters Erin and Sarah.

Robert Sislow

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 913.402.1000 ext. 2
Email Robert Sislow

I am originally from Chicago. I am an avid sports fan and love the Cubs, Blackhawks and of course my Jayhawks. I wanted to expand my horizons after high school and decided to leave the state of Illinois and attend the University of Kansas.  After college I joined the banking world for about 5 years then left and took a financial job for about 2-3 years. I decided to join Lionsgate Golf Club due to my passion for golf. If I am not with my wife or dog during my free time, you will find me at the range working on my laughable slice or playing a round of golf.

Phil Frohling

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 913.402.1000 ext. 5
Email Phil Frohling

In early 2016, Phil decided to make a career change and pursue his passion for cooking. With the support of his wife, Cynthia and his two kids, Logan and Olivia, he enrolled in the Chef Apprenticeship program at Johnson County Community College. While studying under Chef Jason LeFevre, he has excelled in his studies, making the Dean's honor roll three times. He completed both exams making him a Certified Sous Chef through the American Culinary Federation. In May he graduated with an Associates of Applied Science degree, and accepted the position of Executive Chef in April of 2020

Fayette Jones

Role: Office Administrator
Serving Since: 2001
Phone Number: 913.402.1000 ext. 6
Email Fayette Jones

Fayette was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming and spent most of her childhood growing up in Lexington, Kentucky.  She attended the University of Kentucky and managed a Hallmark shop until leaving Lexington. She married Dave in 2001, moved to Overland Park and began working at Nicklaus in August of 2001. During her tenure she has held several positions, front desk admin assistant, golf shop merchandiser, landing in the business office in 2005.  Fayette continues to run the office, and in addition is the assistant to Senior Vice President, Rich Nathan.

Aside from her everyday duties, during the summer she supports the Dolphins swim team on behalf of the Club.  The NGC Dolphins is run exclusively by the parents, as the Club liaison, Fayette helps to facilitate communication, organizations, swim meets and general support to the swim team parents.

Fayette and Dave reside in Overland Park with their two teenagers, Katie and Nick.

Robert Russell

Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 913.402.1001
Email Robert Russell

Robert joined the Nicklaus team in January 2016, since then he has completed the PGM Program and is a Class A PGA Professional! Robert attended the Kansas City Kansas Community College where he won the National Jr. College Championship.  He then went on to UMKC where he was a 2-time All-American.  He played professionally for 10 years, and played in the 1999 U.S. Open. As a member of the Midwest Section PGA, Robert was the leading money-earner in 2015.  He has been the Midwest Section PGA Player of the year for the last 2 years (2017 and 2018), playing in the last years Watson Challenge.  As Head Golf Professional, Robert oversees and is directly involved in all aspects of the golf operations, he resides in Overland Park and has been married for 17 years to his wife Tara.  They have two children, Lauren and Rhett.

Brittany Wise

Role: Member Relations Coordinator
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 913.402.1000 ext. 0
Email Brittany Wise

Brittany attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri on a golf scholarship, earning her Bachelors of Art degree in Event and Convention Management. She enjoyed planning events as an active member of Kappa Delta sorority and Alpha Lambda Delta honor sorority. Graduating in December of 2017, she moved to the Kansas City area and started her training at the Kansas City Country Club. In April of 2018, she accepted the position of Banquet and Events Manager at Hallbrook Country Club, and joined the ClubCorp family in February of 2019 as Membership Relations Coordinator at the Nicklaus Golf Club.

Jacob Rockhold

Role: Head Superintendent
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 913.402.1000
Email Jacob Rockhold

Jacob holds an Associate of Arts degree as well as a Bachelors of Plant Science in Turf-grass Management degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He has extensive experience in turf-grass management, and has a strong history with courses within the Missouri and Kansas area. He comes to us from Stone Canyon Golf Club where he spent the last 4 years as the Head Superintendent.

Stephanie DeBusk

Role: Food and Beverage Director
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 913.402.1000 ext: 4
Email Stephanie DeBusk

Stephanie grew up in a small western Kansas town. After high school, she attended the University of Kansas for a degree in History. She continued her education at Johnson County Community College in Food and Beverage. Stephanie has been with Nicklaus Golf Club since 2014. She married her husband Ryan in October of 2018, and they welcomed their son Connor in April 2020.