Meet Our Team

Brooke Tyler

Role: Private Events Manager
Serving Since: 2009
Phone Number: 281.863.1411

Brooke Tyler is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Public Relations. She moved to the Houston Area in 2004 where she started her career in the hospitality industry. She worked for Marriott International for five years as an Event Manager planning various events ranging from corporate, social, to weddings. She began her career at The Woodlands Country Club in 2009 as an Event Manager where she planned Member Events, Member Association Events and Golf Tournaments. In 2012, she took over the Private Event Manager role where she focused on selling and executing all private events for The Woodlands Country Club. She has had the pleasure of working with many members, clients and brides to successfully implement their event. Some of her most favorite memories have been made at The Country Club. She has made some of her closest friendships while working here, as well as meeting her husband, Wes. Together they have a son, Weston, with whom they enjoy spending their free time.

Annemarie Apligian

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 281.863.1449

Annemarie is originally from Allen, Tx. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University, located in the small town of Nacogdoches, Texas. Annemarie started her career with ClubCorp as a college intern at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, Tx. After she graduated, she was hired on fulltime as their Private Event Coordinator assisting with corporate and social events. Annemarie then moved forward in here career and stepped into the role of Private Event Manager at the Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Tx. There she continued to build her range of events and added Golf Tournaments to her portfolio. She had the privilege of working on events such as George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Warrior Open and the 2015 Volunteers of America North Texas LPGA Shootout. Annemarie recently moved to Houston to further pursue her passion for private events and is proud to call the Woodlands Country Club home, as their Private Event Director.  

Jimmy De La Cruz

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2007

Executive Chef De La Cruz was overseeing the culinary department at The Club at Cimarron in Mission TX since 2007 a ClubCorp Club before coming to The Woodlands Country Club, The Palmer Course. Chef De La Cruz has been with the ClubCorp Family for 9 years. 

His style of cuisine is a Mixology of world cuisines and “Blending Flavors”. With years of culinary experience, Chef De La Cruz served as chef for the Woodlands Resort in the Houston area of Texas, Aberdeen Woods Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa,“The Ultimate Hideout”, in West Texas, and various prestigious Country Clubs in San Antonio. He attended culinary school along with an apprenticeship program with the Texas Chefs Association (TCA) and the nationally accredited American Culinary Federation (ACF).  Chef De La Cruz began his career at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, where he studied with the German Certified Executive Chef Paul Rossmeier. Chef De La Cruz continues to add to his experience by keeping up with culinary trends at ACF Chef Conferences and continuing education. 

Chef De La Cruz has been recognized with the following;

2014 ACF Central Region Chef of the Year Semi-finalist
2013-2014 Texas Chef of the Year, Texas Chefs Association (TCA)
2013 Rio Grande Valley Chapter Chef of the Year, Texas Chefs Association (TCA) 

“Mentoring and giving to back to the community is all worth the invested time.”

Howard Georgens

Role: Food & Beverage Director
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 281.863.1400 x:1332