Prior to joining the team at Walnut Creek, Chris served as Director of Golf at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas. He also served as Director of Golf at the prestigious Encanterra Country Club near Phoenix, Arizona where he garnered the designation of Top 10 Best New Private Clubs in 2008. In addition, he served as Head Golf Professional at Morgan Run Club and Resort near San Diego, California and Assistant Golf Professional at historic Pinehurst in North Carolina.
Chris is a graduate of New Mexico State University and a longtime member of the PGA. He looks forward to the opportunity to share his passion for the game of golf with the entire membership at Walnut Creek.
In his off time Chris enjoys spending time with his family. Chris is married to his amazing wife of over 11 years Kelly. Chris and Kelly have an 8year old son Cole. Chris enjoys cooking with Kelly and spending time helping coach Cole's soccer and football teams.
Prior to joining the Walnut Creek team, Cory was a Supervisor for the ClubLine where he built a great knowledge of the benefits our Members receive. Cory also held a first assistant role at Lantana Golf Club before joining ClubCorp.
Cory graduated with a Bachelors in Management from the University of Texas at Tyler. Following that, Cory graduated valedictorian from The Golf Academy of America - Dallas where he earned an associate’s degree in Golf Operations and Management.
In his free time Cory likes to golf, play with his dog, Leila and is a diehard New England Patriots fan.
Natalie is a Mansfield, TX native.
She studied Business at Tarleton State University where she received a full scholarship for Golf. she recently came from Mira Vista Country Club with a background in Marketing and Member Services. Natalie has a passion for building relationships. She is excited to be back in her hometown and to help your find your home away from home at Walnut Creek Country Club. Outside of the club, Natalie enjoys playing golf, relaxing with a glass of wine and spending time with her husband, Carson and 3 years old daughter, Collins.
Come up and give Natalie a Walnut Creek Warm Welcome!
A member of the ClubCorp family since 1992, Monica Nash is a Texas Native. Monica got her start at the Century II Club in Downtown Fort Worth as their Bartender. From there, Monica transferred to La Cima in December of 1993 to manage the bar and oversee the Wine Cellar. In 2004, Monica became the Food and Beverage Manager at Brookhaven Country Club, and served as our Service Director but has now moved into the position of Member Relations Director for the club.
Monica is married with four children, three girls and a boy.
Angel Farris began her career with ClubCorp family at Shady Valley in Arlington, Texas in 1993. Angel was promoted to Private Event Director in 2001. She moved to Walnut Creek as Private Event Director in 2009. Prior to working with ClubCorp, Angel has worked for more than 30 years in the private clubs in Colorado, California and Texas.
As the daughter of a career Air Force father, Angel grew up all over the United States and spent 5 years in Japan as a child and teenager. She has now settled in Fort Worth with her husband. They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
Angel can orchestrate any type of private event you want to hold at the club. She is extremely dedicated to making every event a remarkable one!
"I love being at Walnut Creek and look forward to many more years of helping plan events for all occasions and creating memories of a lifetime"!
Felix Barrientos, was raised in Dallas, TX. Where he was exposed to a style of cooking that fused unique tex-mex culture and traditional American influences to create a flavorful masterpiece.From early on, Felix knew he enjoyed creating food to please his friends and family. Taking advice from his father and mother, Felix decided to make sure he would like working in a professional kitchen and applied for the job as a prep cook at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Felix didn't just like it, he loved it and his professional career was born. After two years at Children’s, Felix moved to Fort Worth to assist with Courtyard Villa in Arlington, TX. One year later, Felix began a serious culinary study under Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts school. After 15 months of working and going to school, to which he eventually became the culinary supervisor at the Omni Hotel, Felix cooking evolved to the point that he became chef at TCC Southeast camps in Arlington, TX.After he joined the Club Corp family at Brookhaven Country Club, Felix had the opportunity move to Shady Valley Country Club where he became the Executive Chef in 2013. In the summer of 2017 Felix moved up in the chain as a Food & Beverage Director. On his culinary journey, Felix has participated in the various culinary competitions, around the DFW. He also has assisted in other DFW Club Corp clubs and recipe development for Club Corp.Outside of creating culinary masterpieces throughout the nation, Felix enjoys spending time with wife Raven, and hunting with his sons Alejandro and Kasyn.
Raised in Northern Colorado, my first job was at a "brick and mortar" restaurant at the age of 15. Quickly developing a passion for food and cooking, I began my journey to Walnut Creek.
After hopping from kitchen to kitchen over the next 10 years I finally decided to get serious about what I was doing and moved to North Texas in 2001 to attend The Art Institute of Dallas. Graduating in late 2003 with an AAS in Culinary Arts, I went to work at Brooke Hollow Golf Club in Dallas.There I was able to really hone in my skills in the kitchen. From there I went on to Wichita Falls Country Club for 2 years as the Sous Chef and then to Ridglea Country Club as the Executive Sous Chef. After 2 years there I became the Executive Sous Chef at Piazza in the Village. Becoming the Executive Chef after 5 years and another 5 years of continued leadership.Finally the company was sold and I became a free agent, bringing me to Walnut Creek.
With a deep passion and unshakable drive to improve everything from the food to the culture around me, I am without a doubt pleased to be a part of the Walnut Creek family.
My off time is spent mostly with my beautiful wife Ginna and our 2 wonderful children, Ryker (5) and Teagan (2).
Prior to joining the Club in March 2019, I served as the Head Golf Professional at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club in Oklahoma. And worked at Raveneaux Country Club, TPC Louisiana, and The Alotian Club.
Graduated from Ferris State University Professional Golf Management Program. I have been a PGA Member since 2009.
Stop by the Golf Shop, I am alwaysactively involved in teaching golfers of all ages.
I am so excited to be a part of the team at Walnut Creek Country Club and serve the entire membership with a commitment to excellence.
Away from the Club, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Mallory and my 7 year old son, Noah. In my spare time I love watching sports, especially football.
Ken Klein started playing tennis when he was 5 years old. He played varsity tennis in high school and college. In high school he won many sportsmanship awards, player of the year, and qualified for the State Tournament 4 years in a row. In college he again received many sportsmanship awards, player of the week, player of the year, Most Valuable Player, and was ranked in the top 10 nationally in doubles. After college he played on the Satellite Tour for a year before deciding to teach tennis full time.
Ken Klein is a USPTA professional, and has taught tennis for the past 29 years. He has held every position in the tennis industry including Assistant Pro, Junior Coordinator, Head Pro, and Director of Tennis. He has taught players of all levels from beginners to aspiring professionals. Ken Klein has helped many junior players reach their goals of Super Champ and even full ride college scholarships. He has also assisted his adult students reach goals of attaining the next NTRP level or making it to playoffs and sectionals. Since he started teaching at Walnut Creek in 1996, he has had the unique opportunity to teach the children of some of his past junior students. Ken is easy to find, just go look out on the courts, if its not Sunday or raining you will find him there.