Serving since 2015
Ryan was born and raised in Arizona, where he grew up very involved in sports and academics. He graduated with a degree in Environment, Economics and Politics from Claremont McKenna College. Ryan was initially interested in attending law school, but after exploring his passion for food and beverage he decided to forego law school and stay the course in the restaurant business.Ryan has worked in several management positions in various upscale restaurant concepts. In 2008, Ryan moved to New York, where he launched the Food & Beverage operation in a boutique hotel in Manhattan. He moved back to California in 2010 and worked as a Regional Food and Beverage Director for Joie de Vivre Hospitality before accepting the position with ClubCorp as Regional Food and Beverage Director in 2013. Ryan accepted the position as Braemar’s General Manager in 2015.Ryan and his wife, Jamie Lee live in Westwood with their dog, Henry.
Director of Member Experience
Serving since 2019
Erin McClain stepped into the role of Member Relations Director bringing with her a unique background in Marketing, Event Management & TV Production. After graduating from Temple University with a B.A in Communications, Erin worked for Banyan Productions, Viacom and Food Network on numerous reality-based TV programs (Trading Spaces, A Baby Story, MTV News, Halloween Wars & Cupcake Wars). Upon moving to Los Angeles, Erin began working in event production curating high profile live music & entertainment events in the US and abroad. This experience provided her the opportunity to tackle multiple aspects of live events and led to the launch her own event production company. In her spare time, Erin enjoys listening to live music, strolling through art galleries, traveling abroad and reaching new health & fitness goals. Since joining the Braemar team, Erin has curated memorable events while introducing new programming into the 2020 calendar. Be sure to check out the Braemar calendar for a...
Director of Membership
Serving since 1995
A unique part of the Braemar management team, Janine was originally a member of Braemar Country Club, serving as president of the Board of Governors, the Braemar Women’s Tennis Club, as well as the Braemar Social Tennis Club. She joined the staff in 1995 as the tennis membership and events coordinator, during which she was a major component of “Grand Slam,” a membership initiative, which saw the Club add 400 new Tennis Members in a six-week period. Janine also held the position of member relations director before taking on her current role in August of 2004. In 2006, Janine was given a ClubCorp SuperStar award.Born and raised in London, England, Janine has a daughter, Natalie. She loves going to the spa, red wine and signing up new Members.
Director of Membership & Retention
Serving since 2020
Debbie Delarosa- MA, BS Ms. Delarosa, originally from New York, spent the first half of her career in the financial industry. After moving to California she continued as a sales consultant in financial planning until her family responsibilities took priority. As a mother of two, she began pursuing her passion for fitness and wellness as a side interest and on a part time basis. Her career grew into full time over the years as Director of lifestyle, sport, fitness, spa and wellness for resorts an clubs. Ms. Delarosa’s strengths in these roles were in growing and building the Member relationships and enhancing overall Member and guest experiences with special events, programs, and community outreach. Ms. Delarosa has been a resident of Palos Verdes for 14 years. In her free time, she enjoys running, swimming, paddle boarding, volleyball. hiking, and spending time with her two kids and two dogs.
Private Event Director
Serving since 2016
Carole joined Clubcorp in 2016, after 15 years of Private Event planning, and event production for the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Carole has produced hundreds of weddings and Bar/Bat-Mitzvahs, and many notable golf tournaments, among them the annual PGA Tournament. She also has experience producing all types of social and fundraising events, as well as golf and tennis tournaments.Carole accepted the position of Private Events Director at Braemar Country Club because she enjoys working with Members and guests, and has a passion for envisioning your dream, and making it a reality. Carole accomplishes this through her expertise and enthusiasm, and with the ultimate goal of designing flawless events from start-to-finish.
Serving since 2019
As the leader of the culinary team at Braemar Country Club, Executive Chef Daniel Csotai considers himself a mix of modernist and classic chef. Having graduated from the National Culinary School in Miskolc, Hungary, fate eventually led him to Los Angeles. Prior to joining our team, Chef Daniel was Executive Chef at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, The Chamberlain Hotel and the Montrose Boutique hotel in the West Hollywood area where he experienced some of the best what the Los Angeles area hospitality industry has to offer. He uses sustainably farmed proteins, local organic produce and whole grain pastas and breads. His flavor combinations are embracing the versatile mix of California cuisine, influences from around the World and the freshest seafood and rich steaks taking advantage of the vast variety of ingredients entering thru the port of Los Angeles as well as those that are grown locally under the beautiful California sun. He shares; “I’ve found it a pleasure to create our newest menu...
Food & Beverage Director
Serving since 2005
Robert Lia has served as executive chef at several popular Southern California restaurants including Geoffrey's Malibu, Cicada Restaurant, The Border Grill With Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, and P6 Restaurant & Lounge. He also lead the way at two other fine dining restaurants, Pacifica Seafood Restaurant and McCormick & Schmick's, before heading to Paris, France. In Paris, he was executive chef at Express Bistro, validating and rounding out his culinary career. He returned stateside to partner at Sake Bistro.Chef Lia is the co-author of 72 Market Street - Dishes it Out, and author of The Tasting Chef. He is recognized by the Court of Master Sommeliers as a level one and also by the Consulate General of Italy as a Sommelier D'Italia.
Director of Golf
Serving since 2015
Larry has been in the golf industry since 1991 and was elected to the PGA of America in 2007. Larry has been actively involved in the PGA and the local chapter of the SCGA. He also has extensive experience in hosting and supporting private events and fundraisers, tournaments for local and national charities, high school and college golf teams. A passionate teacher of the game, Larry has conducted junior and adult clinics, private lessons as well as men's and women's Member events. Larry currently resides in the Valley with his wife Beth. In his free time, Larry enjoys playing hockey and is a huge Los Angeles Kings fan.
1st Assistant Golf Professional
Serving since 2013
Steven grew up in Rutherford, NJ and moved to California in 1999. He started playing the game of golf as a hobby and ended up falling in love. He started working as a shop assistant at Braemar Country Club before enrolling into the PGA Program and became the 1st Assistant Golf Professional in 2016. In 2019 he became certified as a PGA Specialized Professional in Teaching and Coaching. His passion for the game and teaching has been a driving force to continue his education and development in the game of golf. His favorite golf movies are Caddy Shack and Tin Cup and his favorite golf quote is: “Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.” – Arnold Palmer
Serving since 2015
Nathan grew up in Frankenmuth, a small German town in Michigan. He started playing the game of golf at a young age and ended up falling in love with golf course maintenance through his uncle, who built golf courses in Southern California.Nathan graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Turfgrass Management, and has worked as an Intern at Cypress Point Club, Assistant at Bel Air Country Club, Superintendent at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, and most recently Superintendent at Malibu Golf Club.When Nathan is not on the course, he is watching sports (especially anything associated with MSU) and enjoys going to music events whenever possible.Nathan and his wife, Scarlet, have a daughter, April.
Director of Maintenance
Serving since 1994
Alex was born in Guadalajara Mexico, and moved to California in 1979. He started at Braemar in 1994, working in housekeeping and maintenance, before becoming the Director of Maintenance in 2000. He then spent six years working at our sister Club, Porter Valley, before returning to Braemar. In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing golf, and spending time with his three children.
Serving since 2021
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Born and raised in Minneapolis Minnesota, Corrine Pridgen began as a gymnast at an early age which ignited her passion for fitness. As a teenager, she started to teach group fitness classes and has been teaching for over 30 years. After moving to California, she continued teaching and started her own personal training business. Corrine has worked as the group fitness supervisor for over 19 years at the North Valley Family YMCA in Porter Ranch, California. Under her leadership, the program grew to over 120 classes (land and water) with close to 12,000 members attending classes monthly. Corrine is excited to bring that same passion for fitness to Braemar! When she is not working or working out, Corrine enjoys spending family time with her husband and two amazing daughters.
Director of Tennis
Serving since 2013
Susan comes to us with an extensive background in tennis as a player, coach and manager. She was a highly ranked junior player from Southern California, recruited and played for University of Southern California and competed professionally.After playing, she was the assistant coach for UCLA then moved into teaching. She was the head tennis professional at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades for 10 years before moving to Braemar Country Club.Susan is USTA High Performance Coach, 10 and under Tennis Coach, Youth Tennis Coach and USPTA Elite Professional.
Serving since 2021
We are excited to welcome Mark Sterling our new Social Ambassador who will be assisting the Member Experience team in facilitating engaging social activities all around the club. It’s Deja vu for Sterling, who worked at Braemar right out of college as head Tennis Pro and Social Director from 1979 to 1998. Twenty- three years later he says, “I'm so excited to be back!!! It’s my dream job - like being a Cruise Director at a country club.” Mark is also known to the Valley from his “World’s Greatest Promotional Stuff” store in Tarzana, and his volunteer work as MC at local chamber meetings.