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.
Krystie grew up in Michigan, spent a few years in Seattle, Washington before moving to Texas in 2014. She started her career with ClubCorp in 2014 at Gleneagles Country Club as the Private Event Director, moved to Stonebriar Country Club in 2016 and joined the team at Stonebridge Ranch in early 2019. During that time Krystie’s accomplishments and awards include; 2014 Rising Star, 2015 Super Star, joined Club Corp’s President Club in 2015 and served as North Texas Private Event Field Specialist.
Krystie has a passion for building relationships and enriching lives. She enjoys meeting new people and is excited to help you find your home away from home at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club.
When not working, Krystie enjoys spending time with her husband, Don and daughters, Lana and Brooklyn.
Candace grew up in Richmond, Virginia and attended Virginia Commonwealth University before deciding to make a spur of the moment move to Dallas, Texas in 2016. She began her career with ClubCorp at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in 2016 as the evening receptionist, moved to Tower Club – Dallas in 2018 as the Membership Coordinator, and has now rejoined the team at Stonebridge Ranch in 2019 as the Member Relations Director. Prior to working for ClubCorp, Candace gained years of restaurant experience while interning for the Sports Marketing Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. She never missed a game! Go Rams!
Candace has always had a passion for creating memorable experiences for members and is excited to continue building relationships and enriching lives of all the members at Stonebridge Ranch. She is excited to elevate the programming and events and play a special part in member’s life celebrations at the club.
In her free time she loves to spend time with her friends and family, play with her dog Barney, and learn about all different types of wine. The next time you see her at the club, make sure to say hi!
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!
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: Director of Instructions
Serving Since: 2018
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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).
Role: Director of Agronomy
Serving Since: 2019
Stephen Salazar joined the Stonebridge Ranch team in 2019, but has been with ClubCorp since 2014.
In 2009, he graduated from Hardin-Simmons University after playing tennis there all four years. At Hardin-Simmons Stephen was apart of 3 National Ranked Teams, 2 Conference Championship Teams, and was an Assistant Coach for the Men’s & Women’s Team.
While in college he worked at Rose Park Tennis Center, helping with their Junior Program and Pro Shop hours. In 2010, Stephen became the Junior Director at Bush Tennis Center, in Midland, Texas. He spent the next three and a half years in Houston at The Houstonian Spa & Fitness Club, there he worked with both the Adult & Junior Programs. Then in 2014, Stephen moved to Frisco where he spent the next four and a half years working at Stonebriar Country Club as their Head Tennis Professional & Junior Director.
Stephen looks forward to bringing his energy, passion, and experience with the game of tennis and member relations to Stonebridge Ranch Country Club. Please contact him with questions about our Tennis Program at Stonebridge Ranch.
Role: Executive Chef at The Ranch Clubhouse
Serving Since: 2019
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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: Director of Fitness
Serving Since: 2018
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Josh is a fitness professional that specializes in strength and conditioning for groups and individual young and old. He has over 7 years of training experience and thrives at developing strength programs for beginners. Josh believes that strength training is not just for athletes but is a necessity for everyone and fundamental to health and longevity. Josh was a strength and conditioning coach for endurance athletes and weightlifters. He also has experience working with different health conditions and those recovering from injuries. He has trained master golfers, instructed yoga, and led group conditioning classes. Josh competed in various athletics such as Powerlifting, CrossFit, and Olympic Weightlifting. He competed on a national stage in 2015 at the USA Olympic Weightlifting American Open. Josh is currently a NASM certified Personal trainer and a USAW Sport Performance Coach. He lives in Frisco, TX with his wife Alex and their two children Arabelle and Luke.
Current class times are: Tuesdays & Thursdays | 12 p.m. boot camp class