Matt is a seasoned hospitality professional with over 14 years of Country Club Management experience. A member of the Club Managers Association of America, Matt has held several roles over his career with many of those years at ClubCorp. He graduated from the University of Arizona at Tucson in 2003 with a degree in Economics with a concentration in Business Management. Matt and his wife, Melanie, stay busy with their boys, Sterling (6) and Asher (4). When he is not at the Club, Matt enjoys spending time with his family as well as hitting up the golf course. Matt prides himself on providing a premier membership experience for his Members and looks very forward to joining the Timarron Family on February 3rd.
Kirby Sutton is a California native who most recently came from Las Colinas Country Club. Kirby has a background in food and beverage as well as customer service. She is eager to use her knowledge gained from her years in the customer service industry to ensure each Member has a wonderful time at Timarron and is able to maximize their experience to the fullest.
When she is not hard at work, Kirby enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, wine tasting, books, and loves outdoor activities.
Matt is a Class A PGA Member with 30 years of experience, the last 15 in ClubCorp.
Matt has been at Canyon Creek, Brookhaven and Stonebridge Ranch and also served as the Regional Director of Golf for the Central Region. Matt is a University of Texas alum and began his career at the Kapalua resort in Maui, Hawaii.
Matt was Head Professional at all 3 courses during his tenure at Kapalua, including the first Head Professional at the Plantation course, host of the PGA Tour season opening event. After 10 years in Hawaii, Matt made his way back to Texas and was the Director of Golf at Bentwater Country Club in Montgomery, north of Houston. Matt joined ClubCorp in 2003 and is excited to lead the golf operation at Timarron.
Matt has been married to his wife Bridget for 26 years and have 2 children; their son Austin is a Junior at Oklahoma State and daughter Mackenzie is a Junior at Lovejoy High School.
Dave grew up in New Orleans, LA, and started playing golf when he was 8-years-old. His first golf coach was his Dad. He graduated from LSU in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
His passion is to create new golfers, help golfers improve their skills and advance to new levels. Everyone needs to have the Game-Of-Lifetime-Fun bring joy to their lives!
Dave is a PGA Master Professional in Teaching and Coaching and PGA Quarter Century Member. He has given more than 10,000 lessons and been awarded Teacher of the Year (Southern Texas PGA – Western Chapter), Junior Golf Leader (Southern Texas PGA) and is also a certified First Tee Coach.
In 2000, after 12 years as the Head Golf Professional at Sherwood Forest Country Club in Baton Rouge, La., Dave moved to Austin, Texas, where he served as the Director of Instruction at the Onion Creek Club and then became the Director of Instruction and Programming for the First Tee of Greater Austin.
In 2010, he married his Aggie wife Alicia “Bunny” Baron at the US Open at Pebble Beach. In 2016, he returned to Texas to direct the PGA Learning Center. When Dave and Bunny are not playing golf together, they enjoy watching golf and other sporting events, especially LSU Tiger Football, wine tasting and playing with their puppy, Arnold Palmer, aka Arnie.
Dave Baron | PGA Master Professional
Role: Director of Facilities Maintenance
Serving Since: 2018
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Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2019
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Aaron comes to us with over twelve years’ experience, most recently at Flintrock Falls Golf Club in Austin, TX for the past six years. Prior to this, he was at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, TX for six years. He has been a Member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association since 2009. Aaron is very excited to be a part of the Timarron family. He has been a part of numerous Champions Tour and PGA Tour events and is a lifelong golfer.
Aaron prides himself on consistent course conditions and developing strong golf course maintenance teams. Aaron is looking forward to meeting everyone.
Role: Clubhouse Manager
Serving Since: 2019
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A Certified Club Manager with the Club Management Association of America, Heather Crutcher joined the team at Timarron Country Club as the Clubhouse Manager in October 2019. She has been in the hospitality industry for over twenty-nine years and managing in the private club industry since 1998. Over the course of her career, she has held management positions at clubs in Tennessee, North Carolina, Nebraska and Oklahoma. She is an alumnus of Oklahoma State University. Her husband David is a native Texan, and they are excited to return to a place where they are passionate about living.
Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2019
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Chef Leonor Wilford, known as “Chef Leo”, has been in the food and beverage industry for over twenty years. Leo, graduated from Johnson and Wales University, with an A.S in Culinary Art Science and a B.A in Hospitality Management.
Chef Leo has a very diverse background, starting her career in fine dining establishments. During this time Leo gained her career experience in Miami, at the Cheeky Monkey in the Blue Moon Hotel, The Gaucho Room in the Lowes Hotel, Suva on Lincoln Road, and as a Sous Chef for Nobu in Miami Beach. After her daughter “Tamara” was born, Chef Leo decided that she wanted to take her creativity and passion for food to improve and change the mentality of Child Nutrition Services in Schools. Chef Leo relocated to Texas where she became the District Executive Chef at Keller ISD for Sodexo. She played a key role in recipe development, leading culinary trainings, managed and lead catering events and presentation. The biggest highlight of Chef Leo’s career is developing the first coffee shop concept within the Texas Territory. Leo formulated and perfected all of the coffee drinks that are now used for all K-12 coffee shop concepts within Sodexo. Chef Leo took on her latest role as an Area Executive Chef for Sodexo Magic FWISD. There, she implemented a program that not only fits the regulations given by TDA but a program that would provide nutritious value and a true dining experience within 130 schools.
When Leo is not in the kitchen, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and her husband “Chef Brian.” Leo enjoys catering private events, which allows her to cook freely, and create a cozy dining experience for her personal clients. She also travels to various parts of Texas as a Chef Instructor for Meal Appeal University (Culinary Training for School Districts with TDA) and other special culinary events.
Role: Member Experience Director
Serving Since: 2018
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Lucy has been with us since April 2018 and has worked both as a server and as a beverage cart attendant. Before Timarron, she spent 3 years in the hospitality industry. Lucy relocated to Texas three years ago from Colorado Springs, CO. We are excited to announce that Lucy will be moving into our Member Relations Coordinator position. In speaking with Lucy, she said: “it’s the relationships that I’ve built with the Members is why I love my job and I am excited to carry that into the Member Relations role”. Her primary role will consist of Club Communications, Marketing and Member Events.
Lucy is looking forward to continuing to build on those relationships as well as foster many new relationships in her new role.
Role: Director of Athletics
Serving Since: 2019
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Many of you already know Rory as she and her husband David moved to Southlake in 2007 and they have been Members ever since. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in education and recently retired after thirty years of teaching elementary school, with the past seven years in Southlake. Rory has been actively involved in the fitness industry for the past forty years as a Certified Personal trainer and Group Exercise Instructor from the American Fitness and Aerobic Association. She is certified in Biomechanics of Resistance Training from the Cooper Institute and TRX Suspension Training. This past October, Rory completed her 500-Hour Pilates Certification and is thrilled to be bringing her love for Pilates using two Reformers, two Springboards and two EXO Chairs.
Rory motivates her clients and classes by sharing her strong passion and expertise for staying active and achieving a healthy lifestyle.