Our Team

James Walsh

Role: Senior Regional Manager for The Hills, Flintrock Falls, World of Tennis, and the Clubs of Lakeway.
Serving Since: 2016
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Before joining The Hills of Lakeway, James served as Vice President and Managing Director for Barton Creek Resort and Clubs Inc., where he was responsible for all aspects of running both the club and the resort. During his twenty seven-plus years at Barton Creek, he worked with five different ownership and management entities, including ClubCorp. In his past role, James was very involved with all aspects of the operation including golf, fitness, tennis, membership and dining.

James is passionate about providing an exceptional private club Member experience, and places immense focus on listening to and learning from Members. He also strives to maintain a positive working environment for Employee Partners, and assists them in reaching their full potential at the Club.

James believes strongly in community involvement and currently serves on the Board of the Make-a-Wish Foundation for the Central and South Texas region. Under his leadership at Barton Creek, the resort raised more than $100,000 for this great organization.

James is a graduate of the College of Hotel Management in Shannon, Ireland and has lived in Austin since 1987. He enjoys working out and exploring the local Austin restaurant scene, and is an avid traveler and wine collector.

Keith Rader

Role: Club Manager & Head Golf Professional at Lakeway Country Club
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 512.343.4784
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Keith Rader has joined us as our Club Manager and Head Golf Professional at Lakeway Country Club. Keith comes to us from a private club in West Virginia where he was the General Manager and Head Golf Professional for the last 12 years.  He is a graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at New Mexico State University and has been a class A PGA Professional for over 20 years. Keith is married to his wife Karen and they have 3 boys - Kyle and twins Kameron and Karson.  In his spare time he loves to spend time with his family and watch his boys play baseball.

Dennis McWilliams

Role: Sports Director
Serving Since: 1995
Phone Number: 512.343.3805
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Lynn McWilliams

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 1997
Phone Number: 512.261.7145 x4335
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Laurie Harris

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 512.343.3807 x4366
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Laurie started her career with ClubCorp 20 years ago at Barton Creek Resort and Country Club where she was very successful in a sales role with the Owners Club at Barton Creek.

During her time with ClubCorp, Laurie has also worked at Plaza Club, San Antonio, Owners Club Telluride, Tower Club Dallas and as Director of National Sales at the home office.  In addition to her work with ClubCorp, Laurie has also sold memberships for the Ritz-Carlton Club in Aspen and Maui.

A native Texan, Laurie hails from San Antonio (Go Spurs Go!), graduated from Baylor University (Sic 'em Bears!) and loves to travel, spend time with family and friends and make the most of all that Austin has to offer.  Laurie's office is at Flintrock Falls so please stop by soon and often to say hello.

Kim Dean

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 512.261.7246 x4392
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Kim joined ClubCorp in the Fall of 2018.  She was previously at Regus where she started as a Community Associate and worked her way up to Area Manager.  Prior to rejoining the workforce, Kim spent many years raising her three children - Sam, James and Kate. 

A born and raised Texan, Kim lived in Houston and San Antonio prior to moving to Austin in 1991.  She has a Bachelors Degree from Texas State University.  In her free time, Kim enjoys hikes with her pup, Cash, and cooking for friends.

Casey Brown

Role: Member Relations Director
Serving Since: 2002
Phone Number: 512.343.4706
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A member relations director with ClubCorp since 2007, Casey Brown has been at The Hills of Lakeway since June of 2015.  Casey's history with ClubCorp began in the summer of 2002, where she worked in the pool cabanas at Austin's Barton Creek Resort almost every summer of her college career when she was not away at The University of Florida. Casey graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in Management and is a true Gator fan! Following school, she joined the team at Bay Oaks Country Club as a Member Relations director and after three years, moved to the Business and Sports division at The Downtown Club, Houston (The Met, Houston Center Club and Plaza Club).  After two years of enjoying downtown Houston, Casey decided to go back to the Golf & Country Club division to The Clubs of Kingwood (Kingwood Country Club & Deerwood Club). Within her ClubCorp career, Casey has received the Rising Star Award, Club 100 in 2011 & 2012 and President’s Club in 2012. Casey enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Clint, and two kids, Cooper and Camryn.

Parker Shulman

Role: Private Event Director
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 512.261.7103
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Parker Shulman joined the ClubCorp team in 2014 as a banquet server at The Citrus Club in Orlando while completing her Event Management Degree from The University of Central Florida. After graduation, she worked as an Event Sales Manager for Topgolf in Birmingham, Alabama. A born-and-raised Floridian, Parker first began her event career working for Ernie Els in Jupiter, Florida, with his non-profit organization – Els for Autism.

Parker relocated to Austin in March of 2019 and enjoys spending her free time watching the Syracuse Orange, New York Yankees and the UCF Knights. A total foodie, you can also find her exploring new restaurants with her boyfriend, George, and their English Bulldog, Tilly!

Kevin Newbolt

Role: Director of Operations Food & Beverage
Serving Since: 2016
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Kevin comes to us with more than twenty years of operations experience of private clubs, resorts and hotels.  Kevin previously spent 13 years at Barton Creek Resort with a variety of roles including Food & Beverage and Operations Director where he earned the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Hill Country Dining Room. Most recently, he served as the Director of Operations for the successful opening of Hotel Granduca Austin.

Ron Miller

Role: Director of Instruction
Serving Since: 2010
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Ron Miller has been an instructor on and off since 1975 and was elected into the PGA in 1994. He and his wife, Carol, have worked at the Hills of Lakeway since the late 1990’s. Because of his extensive career in instruction, he has worked with professionals and beginners. Ron feels that, while working with good players is exhilarating, working with beginners is the most fun because he is responsible for teaching them how to have fun with a game they can play for a lifetime. Ron’s main desire as your Director of Instruction is to help you improve your game and enjoy your time on the course. He has received numerous awards from the PGA and US Kids Golf.

Awards/Recognition/Involvement (ClubCorp Industry & Community):

2019 - Nominated for the Texas Golf Hall of Fame

2019 - Attended the National PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit

2019 – Certified by PGA.Coach for “American Development Model”

2018 – Harvey Penick Teacher of the Year Southern Texas PGA Western Chapter 

2017 - Attended the National PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit

2015 – Attended The National PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit

2014 – Nominated by the Southern Texas PGA for the National Player Development Award

2014 – Completed Certified U.S. Kids Instructor Program

2014 - Certification from the Positive Coaching Alliance as a “Double-Goal Coach  - Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons.”

2014 – Completed Certification Eye-Line Golf  4-PE Putting Instruction

2013 – Section Winner of South Texas PGA President’s Plaque for Player Development

2011 – PGA of America, Play Golf America’s  Top 100

Only 1 of 13 Private Facilities Recognized

Only Facility in Texas Recognized

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 – US Kids National, Honorable Mention, Junior Golf Instruction

2001, 2002, 2004 – Southern Texas PGA Junior Golf Leader

2006 – Southern Texas PGA Teacher of the Year

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 – Named to the National PGA’s President’s Council on Growing the Game.