Our Team

Blake Roberts

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2008
Phone Number: 281.358.2171

Email: Blake.Roberts@clubcorp.com

Blake is the General Manager of The Clubs of Kingwood. Blake moved to The Woodlands in 2008 from Las Vegas where he was managing Las Vegas National Golf Club to join the ClubCorp team.

Blake graduated from Texas A&M where he studied Agricultural Business. He has had the pleasure of managing public courses and private golf clubs throughout his 17 year career.

Lori Becknell

Role: Director of Membership Sales
Serving Since: 1979
Phone Number: 214.212.6433
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Jason Fortney

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 281.348.2289
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Katie Stowers

Role: Athletic Director
Serving Since: 2018
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Mia Chargois

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 281.348.2210
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Mia Chargois is a Houston native and graduate of Texas Southern University with a Bachelors degree in Communications. Her internship with the Greater Houston Partnership propelled her into a career in the Hospitality Industry where she began working with Hotel ZaZa in 2010. There she was progressively promoted from Catering Sales Coordinator to her final role there as Associate Director of Catering and Special Events. There she managed both social and corporate contracts for the hotel from conferences to large upscale weddings in both Dallas and Houston.  Over the course of her career, she developed a love for weddings which lead her to the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners where she completed the course to become a Trained Wedding Planner in May of 2019. 

Kelly Paull

Role: Member Relations Director
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 281.348.2259
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Kelly Paull, Member Relations Director, has lived in Kingwood for 17 years. She brings a vast knowledge of the Lake Houston community and experience as a Community Relations Director from previous professional positions. Kelly is involved in multiple local organizations, including Leadership Lake Houston and the Humble Rotary Club. She also volunteers her time with many other non-profit organizations in our area, such as Humble Area Assistant Ministries, Family Time Counseling and Crisis Center, In the Pink, Family Promise, and The Village Learning Center. Kelly enjoys planning events and working with both Members and the community to create unforgettable experiences here at the Clubs of Kingwood!

Scott Rosnagle

Role: Tournament Director
Serving Since: 2017

Drew Stodghill

Role: Director of Food and Beverage
Serving Since: 2017

Email:  Drew.Stodghill@clubcorp.com

Drew Stodghill is a Fort Worth native who studied Culinary Arts and Hospitality in Scottsdale, AZ. He married his high school sweetheart, Meg, and they have two beautiful daughters Lily, 9, and Olivia, 6. His passion for the industry began while volunteering in a local soup kitchen over a decade and a half ago. After graduating at the top of his class from the highly ranked Scottsdale Culinary Institute, he took a Sous Chef position near Rock Island State Park, TN for the upscale Foglight Foodhouse. He steadily advanced from line cook to Maître Fromage and Operational Manager with The Gaylord Texan, where he grew his passion and direction for 8 years under two James Beard Award-winning chefs. In 2013, he moved to Tulsa, OK as a Multi-Unit General Manager to revive waining accounts with Guckenheimer, a food conscious corporate dining group. He advanced with Omni Fort Worth Hotel where he led his team to receive the highest guest satisfaction scores with perfect J.D. Power ratings. Drew is excited to join the Kingwood family where his passion and commitment to service will lead and foster the phenomenal team at The Clubs of Kingwood. 

Alex Kelly

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2020
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Dick Smith, Jr. PGA

Role: Director of Golf
Serving Since: 2020
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Dick Smith Jr. served as Director of Golf and General Manager at Manhattan Woods Golf Club in West Nyack, NY from March 1, 2011-November 30, 2018. Prior to joining the team at Manhattan Woods, Dick was the Director of Golf at Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill, NJ since 1992. He began is golf career at Woodcrest Country Club in 1984 as an Assistant Professional. During his tenure at both facilities, he has managed the golf, retail and teaching operations at the highest level. Dick most recently served as Head Golf Professional for Honma Golf Company, opening and running their only stand-alone fitting facility in the US at Reunion Resort in Orlando, Florida from November, 2019 until he joined the team at the Clubs of Kingwood.

In addition to his service at Manhattan Woods and Woodcrest, Dick is very active in the PGA of America, serving for many years in many different capacities. His years of service were highlighted when he served as President of the Philadelphia Section PGA from 2005-2007. He is a winner of numerous Philadelphia PGA Tournaments including the prestigious 2009 Tournament of Champions and Burlington Classic, the Mountain Laurel Pro-Am with a course record of 62, the Philadelphia PGA Pro-President Championship, the Philadelphia PGA Pro-Pro Championship. He has also qualified for two PGA National Professional Championships, 2007 and 2009 and two final stage qualification for the US Open.

Along with his positions with the Philadelphia PGA, he is a past member of the prestigious Taylor Made Presidential Advisory Board and is a past recipient of the Philadelphia Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year award, the highest award given to a PGA member.

Dick is married to his wife of 30 years, Michelle and they have 2 children. Alexandria (28) who is a dolphin trainer at SeaWorld in Orlando and Zakary (25) who is a PGA Associate currently working in Philadelphia.

Lisa Vaught

Role: Senior Director of Player Development
Serving Since: 2014
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Lisa Vaught is the Head Golf Professional at The Clubs of Kingwood. Lisa started with the Club in 2014 as a Teaching Professional and quickly proved herself as a true leader and a favorite among Members.  Lisa manages a team of Assistant Golf Pros and the Outside Services staff as well as providing assistance in all aspects of the golf operation, including staffing, payroll and all Membership Organization tournaments.

Lisa grew up in Knoxville, TN area and attended The University of Tennessee. She started in the PGA program in 1996 and has been a Class “A” PGA Professional since 2000.  Lisa’s great wit and Tennessee draw make her an outstanding and well liked Instructor. She was the 2012 Golf Instructor of the Year in the Knoxville PGA Chapter.

 

Aurora Kirchner-McClain

Role: Director of Instruction, Golf Advantage School
Serving Since: 2007
Phone Number: 281.358.2171

Ceyra Demetriou

Role: Member Relations Coordinator
Serving Since: 2020
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