Bryant Early returns to ClubCorp with over 25 years of experience in various roles within the industry. Although starting his career with ClubCorp in 1992 in the Business and Sports club division at the Dayton Racquet Club, he eagerly transitioned into country clubs in 1996 when he became the Food and Beverage Director at Beckett Ridge Country in Westchester, Ohio. Over the last 18 years Bryant has served in several roles including Regional Manager for both Dominion Golf Group and CBIGG Management LLC. Most recently he was General Manager at The Club at Sonterra in San Antonio while also fulfilling his duties as Central Texas Regional Manager which included Berry Creek Country Club in Georgetown, Thorntree Country Club in Desoto and Eldorado Country Club right here in McKinney.
Bryant’s huge personality is only trumped by his unwavering commitment to exceed his Members expectations and he prides himself in building lasting relationships with both Members and staff.
Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Bryant attended the University of Cincinnati. He and his wife, Ashia, have two daughters, Brianna and Brittney. When he’s not spending time with family, Bryant enjoys working out and attending various sporting events.
Natalie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin. Her career with ClubCorp began in 2001 when she was hired as an evening hostess at The University of Texas Club while still a full-time college student. Upon graduation, she accepted a role as Membership Director at Stonebriar Country Club. She later moved to Stonebridge Ranch Country Club as the Senior Membership Director, then to Gleneagles and is now proud to call Stonebridge Ranch Country Club home again.
Natalie was first inducted into the ClubCorp Hall of Fame in 2009. She has been awarded multiple national awards and serves the North Texas Region as a Field Specialist. She enjoys playing a role in bringing families together through private club membership and looks forward to building relationships and enriching lives for years to come.
Eric is a native Texan, US Army Veteran and Texas Tech Grad. He has been in the golf industry since 2008 and started his career in Lubbock. He then moved to Georgia to take a position with Bridgestone Golf. After a year with Bridgestone’s marketing team, Eric accepted a membership director position in Peachtree City, Georgia. Being a native Texan, Eric accepted the position here at the Golf Trails in October 2014 and has been here ever since.
Fun Fact: Eric loves to travel. He's been to 48 of the 50 states and 15 countries.
Andrea started out at a sister property, Canyon Creek Country Club, as a server and moved her way from server to Beverage Cart Attendant then moved her way up to Captain. She then had the opportunity to become an intern to the Private Event Director at Canyon Creek and later on became the full time Coordinator. After working as a Coordinator for a year she received the job at another sister property, Oakmont Country Club in Corinth, and became the director there and then once her dream club opened up at Stonebridge she quickly jumped and applied. Andrea has been at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club since July of 2013 and could not be more happy.
Andrea's passion is booking, planning and executing events. Luckily since she has two beautiful venues to book the possibilities are endless! Stonebridge Ranch Country Club can be your venue for pool parties, golf tournaments, engagement parties, baby showers, bridal showers, ceremonies, receptions, business meetings, corporate retreats and whatever else comes to mind!
Andrea and the Private Event Team at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club strive to make your vision come to life with excellent service, exquisite culinary skills and experienced opinions to all come together to make your perfect party!
Role: Private Events Manager Serving Since: 2016 Email Erin Thibodeaux
Erin was raised in McKinney, Texas. She attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a major in Public Relations. While working her way through college she served as a wedding coordinator for Thunderbird Chapel in Norman and soon after planning and coordinating several events she realized her passion for catering and event planning.
Erin has worked in several different capacities within the ClubCorp family including, food and beverage, golf, member relations and now is an integral part of the Private Events team at Stonebridge Ranch!
Growing up in Idaho, Chris grew up playing golf, baseball and basketball. Chris is an avid Boston Red Sox fan and tries to go to as many games as he can. Chris has always had a business mind as he has been a business owner in the furniture industry and a Partner in a Real Estate Development company prior to joining ClubCorp in 2009. He loved the golf business and knew this was going to be his career. He began his career in the golf industry with Seville Golf and Country Club in Gilbert, AZ working as a Tournament Director and Assistant golf professional.
In 2012, he accepted his first Head Professional position with Shady Valley Golf Club in Arlington, Texas. There he was able to learn and develop as a Head Professional and 2 years later he accepted a position as Director of Golf for Walnut Creek Country Club a 36 hole facility in Mansfield, Texas. In 2017, he had the opportunity to join Meadowbrook Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma as the General Manager and served in the at roll for a year. His family wanted to get back to Texas and Stonebridge Country Club was a great fit for both him and his family.
Chris has been married Mackenzie since 2001, they have 3 beautiful children Emma, Cami and Carson. They live in Melissa, Texas and are really enjoying being back in Texas. Chris received his class ³A² membership into the PGA of America in 2014.
Chris is excited to be a part of a great team at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club!
Role: Dye Course Superintendent Serving Since: 2016 Email Delmar Israel III
My career has taken me to so many great clubs and golf courses all across the country in Arizona, California, New York, Ohio, and Texas. I am a Class A superintendent with the GCSAA and truly love what I do. Although I received my Turfgrass Science degree from Penn State University, as a native Ohioan, I will always be a Buckeye at heart.
The golf course management team's goal is to provide consistent, championship caliber conditions for our members and their guests. We believe in a firm and fast playing surface which accentuates the great architectural qualities of the Dye course here at Stonebridge.
Role: Director of Instructions Serving Since: 2018 Email Ryan Martin
My name is Ryan Martin and I am your new Director of Instruction. I am starting this week and look forward to meeting each one of you over the next couple of months and into the golf season. My goal is to get some great programs up and running for those of you that would like to improve your game. For all you junior golf parents, Chris, Josh, Jeffrey and Carlos have been doing a great job of coaching our junior program over the last couple of weeks in Chad Moscovics absence. I look forward to sitting down with many of you and getting feedback on the instruction at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club.
I am originally from Kansas and graduated from New Mexico State University. Throughout college, I was very fortunate to work with Tim Mahoney, a top-50 golf instructor and the Director of Education for Troon Golf. I have also had the privilege of learning from some of the best instructors in the business, including Mike LaBauve, Jeff Ritter, Randy Smith, & Jon Sinclair.
Most recently I was a golf ambassador and PGA golf instructor at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco. While at Stonebriar I helped build a junior golf program to over 120 players. I have spent time learning from some of the best club fitters in the world, including Bob Vokey himself. I have been recognized as one of the top Titleist fitters in North Texas.
I also worked my way up through Troon Golf to the position of Director of Instruction at two properties: The Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, Arizona and Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota.
As a passionate learner, I always continue to pursue educational opportunities with a focus on club fitting, biomechanics, and player development. I have been through Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) training as well as, Dr. Phil Cheetham and Dr. Sasho Mackenzie’s Forces and Motion. I am currently working on my certification for Golf Psych. Golf Psych is one of the top mental training programs in the world.
When not coaching, I am busy being a husband to my wife Leslie and a dad to two amazing boys, Huston (2 yr) & Sterling (3 mo).
Carlos was born in Philadelphia, PA but grew up in Venezuela, where he learned and fell in love with the beautiful game of tennis. After a decorated junior career in South America, Carlos attended Emporia State University on a tennis scholarship and played line No. 1 in singles and doubles, and also served as the team captain. After school, Carlos spent one year living in the Netherlands training and competing in professional tennis tournaments.
In 2008, Carlos spent two years at the Woodlands Country Club as an assistant tennis professional and director of junior program. In 2010, Carlos joined the ClubCorp family by becoming the Director of Tennis at April Sound Country club in Montgomery, TX. In 2015, after five successful years at ASCC, Carlos accepted the position as Director of Tennis at the Clubs of Prestonwood in Dallas, TX. During his tenure at these clubs, the tennis membership experienced an amazing growth rate and the member experience drastically improved. His drive and passion to improve the member experience have earned Carlos two ClubCorp National Super Star awards one in 2012 and most recently one in 2015.
Carlos looks forward to infusing the membership at Stonebridge Ranch with his energy and love for the sport of tennis.Carlos is married to his wonderful wife Melissa Aguirre, and they are the proud parents of their daughter Mia Giselle.
Amanda Haywood joined the Club Corp family in 2013 and her main focus is to build relationships with, and enrich the lives of, each and every one of her members. Amanda’s Club Corp career began at Oakmont Country Club where she was originally hired as a server within the Food and Beverage Department. After multiple promotions, Amanda ended her time at Oakmont as the dual role of Member Relations and Private Event Coordinator. Amanda is ecstatic to join the Stonebridge Ranch Family as your Member Relations Director, and she looks forward to enhancing your membership experience for many years to come!
Originally from Burleson, Texas, Amanda attended both Texas State University and the University of North Texas, where she graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Sociology. She and her husband, Stevie, have one son named Alexander and currently reside in Denton, Texas. When Amanda is not at the club, she enjoys family time, attending sporting events, and going to the dog park with her Black Lab, Texas Ann and Chocolate Labradoodle, Chewbacca.
Role: Executive Chef Serving Since: 1996 Email Juan Garcia
Originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, Executive Chef Juan Garcia joined ClubCorp and the Las Colinas Country Club family back in 1996. Since then, he has served the Members in many different capacities, starting at busboy, banquet captain and moving to Service Director. Although these positions were very satisfying, in 2007 he got the radical idea that he wanted to be a Chef when he grew up. So he enrolled in the Culinary Program at Remington College and graduated in 2009 with an Associates in Applied Sciences degree in Culinary Arts.
After graduation he was able to get a job with one of his favorite Dallas chefs, Stephan Pyles, at his namesake restaurant in downtown Dallas. But Las Colinas Country Club had his heart and we were fortunate for him to return in the kitchen at Sous Chef where he was also given opportunity to learn from Chef Brent Ruggles, who held the culinary department to high standards during his time here. Having excelled as the Sous Chef, when the Executive Chef position became available, it was a natural transition.
Chef Juan enjoys southwest cuisine mostly because it reminds him of his strong family roots and the first culinary innovators he knew - his grandmothers, aunts and his mother. They would get together and create the most amazing meals for the families to enjoy.
Now he is excited to be serving at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club as your Executive Chef!
Role: First Assistant Head Pro, Hills Serving Since: 2018 Phone Number: 972-529-5991
Role: First Assistant Head Pro, Dye Serving Since: 2018 Phone Number: 972.529.5993
Role: Director of Fitness Serving Since: 2018 Email Brett Prior
Role: Personal Trainer Serving Since: 2018 Email Josh Santiago
Josh Santiago is a personal training and group training professional that specializes in Strength and conditioning for people young and old. After over 6 years of training many different individuals and groups he realized that everyone needs training, not just professional athletes. Josh believes we are all important and we all deserve to have a quality training program to suite our specific goals and needs. Josh has experience training heathy individuals young and old as well has some who recovered from different accident's and injuries. He has also been a strength coach for high level endurance athletes and weightlifters. Josh competed in various athletics such as Powerlifting, CrossFit, and Olympic Weightlifting. He competed on a national stage for the first time in 2015 at the USA Olympic Weightlifting American Open. Josh is currently an NASM certified Personal trainer, and a USAW Sport performance coach. He is married to his wife Alexandra. They have a 2 year old daughter Arabelle and they are expecting a baby boy early January.He has competed in several local and state meets, and on a national stage at the 2015 American Open in Reno. When Josh is not training he is spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter as well as working in real estate.