Serving since 2019
Brad has extensive experience in Resort and private Club operations (including the Arizona Biltmore, the Hilton El Conquistador, and most recently at Phil Mickelson's Stone Canyon Club in Oro Valley). He is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson. Brad was born and raised in Tucson, and he and his wife Kate have lived in Phoenix for eight years; they have two children, Charlotte (Charley), 8, and Kennedy, 3, and a chocolate Lab named 'Palmer'.
Serving since 2021
Allen Miller brings over 20 years of Membership Director/Sales experience to Anthem Golf & Country Club with a proven track record of creating membership programs and marketing strategies that consistently meet and exceed sales goals. Prior to joining the Anthem Golf & Country Club team, Miller has served as membership director at Arrowhead CC, Moon Valley CC, The Pinery CC and Toledo CC. Born in Ann Arbor, MI, Allen grew up with a passion for sports. Ice Hockey was his choice and has lived in many cities while he pursued this passion. Ann Arbor, Palo Alto, Waterloo, Flagstaff, Tucson, Toledo, Nashville, Fresno, San Francisco, to name a few. A graduate of University of Arizona via NAU, Allen is married to his wife Elizabeth and their kids Jet & Puck their Black & Yellow Labs.
Travis Moore, PGA
Director of Golf
Serving since 2020
Travis, a Pacific Northwest native, has been a PGA Class A Member for 12 years working in the private club sector on the west coast. During his time in California he was named San Joaquin Valley Chapter (Nor Cal) Golf Professional of the Year and Player of the Year. He joins us most recently from Broken Top Club in Bend, Oregon where he played a key role in building the membership to record numbers. His wife, Angie, is also an accomplished golfer and certified Sommelier. They have a daughter Addison (9) and rescue dog Rocky. When not playing golf, Travis enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and is looking forward to spending more time with extended family in Arizona.
Director of Player Development
Serving since 2016
Kyle is class A PGA Professional (since 2012) and a graduate of the Professional Golf Management program at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. While attending school he gained valuable experience during his internships at Geneva National Golf Resort in Lake Geneva, WI, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, OR, and The Lakes Country Club in Palm Desert, CA. Kyle has been working in the golf industry since 2007 and started working at Anthem Golf and Country Club in the fall of 2016. Kyle started playing the game at the age of 7 when his grandmother enrolled him in the junior program at a local country club in his hometown in Wisconsin. Ever since then he has had a love for the game that continues to grow stronger every year. He enjoys staying competitive by playing in Southwest PGA Section Events during the summer months. He is very excited and honored to play a large part in Golf Operations here at Anthem and loves his role as the Director of Player Development.
Director of Private Events
Serving since 2015
Born and raised in Southern California, Lauren always had a knack for event planning and design. While attending Arizona State University, Lauren began her hospitality career at a boutique Scottsdale hotel and eventually moved into large resorts and hotels. Inspired by her meticulous attention to detail and appreciation for personal touches, Lauren later joined Southern California’s premier catering company where she specialized in weddings and corporate events with over 20 preferred venues, sometimes performing 16 weddings in one day! It was there that Lauren discovered her inner-foodie and immense passion for flawlessly executed events and weddings. After her husband’s relocation to Arizona, Lauren found herself at the Phoenix Convention Center focusing on corporate, non-profit, government and social markets. Her scale of events ranged from small meetings of 10 guests to galas of over 4,000. Her largest annual event was the ever-growing Phoenix Comicon where she coordinated cateri...
Director of Food and Beverage
Serving since 2019
Anthony Esparza is a recognized food & beverage and hospitality leader known for developing strategic vision to assist the development of optimal staff performance. He provides a range of unique and executive-grade policy interpretation, advising on recruitment and training plans, consultation on general front/back house operations issues and concerns, and credited with strong operational improvement at multiple restaurants in Las Vegas, Houston and Scottsdale. As a top food and beverage executive, Anthony has developed new, award winning programs and revamped menus to accommodate the changing needs of members/customers to help drive operational revenue and guest satisfaction.Anthony has a passion for training and developing the staff and in addition to managing operations, participated in company-wide mentoring and training programs to help develop and coach others. With regards to innovation, Anthony effectively executed the International Beer Program at Comme Ca by David Myers G...
Serving since 2021
Chef Chris started cooking when he was 15 doing local competitions with his high school and got his first restaurant job as a steward at 16. From there, Chris decided he wanted to pursue a career in the culinary field. He attended CNM, a community college in NM, where he studied culinary arts and later got an associates degree in culinary arts. While attending school, Chris won a national gold medal in a culinary championship for the school. He worked his way up through the ranks of each restaurant/hotel/resort he worked for. At 20 he took his first chef job as a sous for a new hotel opening and after a year Chris was promoted to Executive Sous Chef. Over the years, Chris has continued to grow as a leader in the culinary scene everywhere he’s worked. He has worked for the likes of Hyatt, Hilton, L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, Tempe Buttes, The Scott Resort and, most recently, Enchantment Resort. Chef Castro's passion is to use his craft to create exceptional Member experiences.
Director of Wellness
Serving since 2017
Amanda has been in the fitness industry since 1987 – Certified in various fitness formats. Amanda is from the beautiful cityof Cape Town South-Africa, and now loves living inthe Valley of the Sun.Amanda’s goals at Anthem Golf and Country Club are to keep improving the level of Customer care, member services and Fitness programming. She will continue to grow various programs within the Fitness Department.
Director of Racquet Sports
Serving since 2012
Coach Chris has been in the Tennis Industry for more than 20 years with extensive experience as a competitive player and administrator. Before moving to Arizona in 2005, Chris was the Head Professional at Bally Racquet Club in Kansas City, MO and served as Director of Tennis at Valley Oak Racquet Club in Red Bluff, CA. In 2010 and again in 2016 he was honored with the USPTA Southwest Professional of the Year award. In addition, he served on the USPTA Southwest Board for 8 years and on the USPTA National Executive Committee from 2012-2016. Chris played collegially at the University of Northern Colorado where he graduated with a BA in Journalism (1998). He also received his Masters in Organizational Management in 2004 from the University of Phoenix. Previously Chris has served as Director of Tennis at the Kiwanis Tennis Center in Tempe, AZ and also as the Tennis Supervisor at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex here in Arizona from 2007 to 2010. While at STRC the complex was name...
Serving since 2019
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David is a charter member of the Pickleball Professional Registry (‘PPR’): PPR is the official education and certification partner of USA Pickleball Assoc. (USAPA). He is also a member of Pickleball Coaching International. David plays in Pickleball tournaments all over the US and has recently won medals at the US OPEN, the Grand Canyon State Games and, most recently, he and his partner, Mary Kozak, won the Silver medal in the 5.0 mixed doubles event at the Mesa Regal Tournament. David invests a lot of his time at Pickleball – playing and studying the game, and talking to renowned coaches across the country about the game of pickleball, new methods, etc. He is fanatical about drilling and has a library full of drills.