Our Team

Lisa Neel

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 1987
Phone Number: 972.231.1466 x2237
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Lisa began her 30 year career with ClubCorp at Brookhaven Country Club. Over the course of 15 years, she worked her way up, from cart girl to Director of Food & Beverage for the company's largest Club. Lisa then served as the General Manager of America’s premier business Club, Tower Club Dallas, for seven years. While at Tower Club Lisa was responsible for implementing a $3.5 million dollar renovation and rebirth. Lisa moved back to Brookhaven in 2013 when she was offered the General Manager position there. Once again, at one of ClubCorp’s largest and most well-known properties, she found herself in the lead role, overseeing 4,000 Member families and over 350 employee partners. In 2015 Lisa earned the opportunity to move to one of ClubCorp's most prestigious properties in the North Texas region. As General Manager of Gleneagles Country Club, she coordinated over $12 million in renovations and capital projects in addition to directing all Club operations. During her tenure as General Manager at each of the three ClubCorp properties, the Club received ClubCorp’s much coveted Gold Circle of Excellence award, ClubCorp’s pinnacle of recognition for any club or resort. When she is away from the Club, Lisa cherishes her time with her two children — Taylor, who is a freshman at Baylor University, and Trey, a junior at Plano West High School.

Christine Foppiano

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2013
Phone Number: 972.231.1466 x2235
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Christine comes to the Canyon Creek Country Club with a diverse background, from being an Oil and Gas Manager, a Non-Profit Director, Flight Attendant, Membership Director for a local Chamber of Commerce and most recently as the Director of Membership from Tower Club Dallas for 6 years. Her passion for building relationships has proven to be a huge asset in her career development throughout the years.

Her extensive knowledge of sales and marketing placed her 7th and 9th in the nation in sales and new revenue generation for the Lewisville Chamber of Commerce in 2011 and 2012.  While at Tower Club Dallas, she earn the prestigious Club 100 Presidents Circle for 4 years. 

Christine considers Texas her home, but her roots and heart trace back to her hometown of New Orleans!

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two grown children and grandchildren, spending time with friends and enjoying live music from a patio or concert venue. Huge sports enthusiast and die hard New Orleans Saints fan! 

Giving back to the community and volunteering her time has also been a lifelong passion.

Sarah Beth Bettis

Role: Member Relations Director
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 972.231.1466 x2241
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Rose Pope

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 972.231.1466 x2239
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A Southern California native, Rose and her family moved to Dallas earlier this year and brings over 15 years of hospitality experience to Canyon Creek.  Her tenured work experience includes Director of Sales and Catering positions at various hotels and resorts including the Hotel Del Coronado and the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara.  She has produced hundreds of weddings, social & corporate events, and conferences ranging from 5 to 5,000 guests.  Rose has a tremendous passion for all aspects of hospitality; she demonstrates this through her thoughtful approach to planning and executing events. In her free time, Rose enjoys traveling, football, local wineries or watching a movie at home with her husband, daughter, and 80lb lap dog, Hercules.  She is very excited to join the team at Canyon Creek and for the opportunity to build lasting relationships with members and the community.

Heather Stewart, CPGA

Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 972.231.3083 x2246
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Heather comes to Canyon Creek after spending the past 5 years in the San Antonio area serving the Memberships at The Club at Comanche Trace and The Club at Sonterra as their Head Golf Professional. Prior to that Heather has had over 12 years of Head Professional/Director of Golf experience as some of the finest private club facilities in South Florida.

Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Heather competed on both the Ontario and Canadian Amateur teams which earned her a golf scholarship at Longwood College in Virginia where she majored in Business Management. While there she helped her team win a NCAA Division II National title earning her a spot as an Individual in the NCAA Division I National Championship. After college Heather went on to compete on the Canadian and Futures Tours.

Subsequent to professional golf, Heather returned home to Canada to focus on becoming a club professional. During her time at home Heather earned her Class A status and became a Certified Level III Instructor. While in Canada Heather was nominated for two National Awards - Teacher of the Year and Junior Teacher of the Year with the PGA Ontario and the PGA of Canada.

Some of Heather’s professional and personal highlights include being the Head Women’s and Men’s Golf Coach at Northwood University in Palm Beach, FL, being nominated for the Taylor Made-Gary Adams Award (Executive Golfer Magazine), winning the Women's Ontario PGA Championship, being a Member of the Futures Tour in 93-94, having three of her former students playing for Canada in the 2016 Olympics in Rio (David Hearn, Brooke Henderson and Alana Sharp) and last but not least, being a player on the team from FL winning the USA Hockey’s National Women’s Hockey Championship.

Heather is equally proud of her husband David, who is also a PGA Golf Professional, who has worked for Yamaha Golf Cars the past 12 years and her son Payne who is a Senior in HS who will be attending Coastal Alabama next Fall on a Golf Scholarship.

Craig Loving

Role: Director of Agronomy
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 972.231.1466
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Craig Loving graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2004 with his degree in Turfgrass Management and a minor in Business Administration.  He joined the ClubCorp family in January 2005 as an Assistant Superintendent for the Fazio Canyons course at Barton Creek Resort in Austin.  During his time at Barton Creek, he worked at both Fazio Courses, Fazio Canyons and Fazio Foothills, before taking a job as an Assistant Superintendent at Lakeway Country Club.In 2008, Craig accepted the role of Assistant Grow-In Superintendent at Cowan Creek Golf Club in Sun City, Texas, to gain golf course grow-in and construction experience.  He then spent a year as an Assistant Superintendent at Teravista Golf Club in Round Rock before returning as the Head Superintendent at Cowan Creek in 2011. Craig spent 5 years in Sun City as Head Superintendent before returning to the ClubCorp family. In 2016, he work as the Golf Course Superintendent at Lost Creek Country Club in Austin where he received a ClubCorp national RisingStar award. During his tenure at Lost Creek, Craig and his crew were responsible for several renovation projects including  completing a tee box renovation, reestablishing over 5 acres of tall fescue areas, renovating over 1.5 acres of hybrid bermudagrass and zoysiagrass sod, rebuilding a mini-verde bermudagrass nursery green, and converting their shop yard junkyard into a 9,000 square foot nursery for hybrid bermudagrass.  During this time, Craig was named the 2018 South Texas Golf Course Superintendents Association Superintendent of the Year.  At this point in his career, Craig has been with the ClubCorp family for almost 7 years and has worked on 14 courses spanning  9 different clubs since his first golf course job in high school. When he is not at work, some of Craig’s hobbies include golfing, fishing, hunting, softball, and sand volleyball.  He is excited for the next chapter in his career, and he is grateful to be closer to his family and close friends in his hometown of Plano.

Rob Van Der Schans

Role: Director of Tennis
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 972.231.1466
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Rob Van Der Schans joined the Canyon Creek staff in November of 2018 and has over 35 years of experience in the tennis industry. As a junior, Rob competed in, and won, over 30 tournaments in Spain, England, Dubai (U.A.E.), the Netherlands and the United States. He also played on full scholarship for the nationally ranked University of Texas at Tyler, and was ranked #50 in the country N.A.I.A.

Starting his professional career in Irving, Rob was the Head Tennis Professional at Four Seasons Resort before moving to Louisville, Kentucky. During his time there, he held the position of Director of Racquet Sports at the prestigious Louisville Boat Club. He also served the tennis community in Louisville as treasurer of the Kentucky Board of USPTA from 2000 to 2002. In 2001, Rob was ranked #1 in the Kentucky Men's "Open" Doubles Division, and his contributions to Kentucky tennis earned him the USPTA Southern 2002 Kentucky Pro of the Year award.

Since returning to Texas 17 years ago, Rob has been the Director of Tennis at Stonebriar Country Club. Rob is a USPTA Elite and USPTR Pro certified teaching professional, and has served as the President of the Dallas Professional Tennis Association (DPTA). In his 35 years of teaching experience, he has worked with numerous nationally ranked adults and juniors in Kentucky and Texas. Rob is always interested in sharing his lifelong passion with any level of player ready to learn the sport of a lifetime.

Chef Jimmy Villareal

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 972.231.1466 x2236
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Chef Jimmy is a Dallas native and began his career at Oak Cliff Country Club. After spending 10 years at Oak Cliff Country Club, his career has taken him to Humperdinks, McCormick & Schmick's, Morton's Steak House, Dallas Country Club and the Omni Hotel. He also has opened his own restaurant called Tblancos. Most recently, Chef Jimmy served as Executive Sous Chef at Stonebriar Country Club. Chef Jimmy and his wife Debbie reside in Dallas and have 5 children, twins Eli and Petra (39), Mike (36), Robert (20) and Jimmy Junior (16). 

Bobby Sheppard

Role: Office Administrator
Serving Since: 2012
Phone Number: 972.231.1466 x2238
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I was born and raised in Waco Texas. I joined the US Air Force, specializing in Military Human Resources. While in the military, I obtained my Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration. I spent 24 years in California, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Washington DC, South Korea and Saudi Arabia.

After retirement from the service, all fingers pointed for my wife and myself to come back to my roots. I'm now a proud member of the ClubCorp/Canyon Creek team! I work with the accounting and administration office after coming on board in March 2012. If you see me around, please say hi.