Melissa has been with ClubCorp since 2015, when she started as a server in Carpenter's restaurant at Las Colinas Country Club while attending the University of North Texas. In her first two and a half years at Las Colinas, she also worked as Pool Manager and Restaurant Manager, and then joined the private events team in early 2018 as Private Event Coordinator. In May 2018, Melissa graduated cum laude from UNT with a bachelor of science degree in hospitality management.
Melissa grew up in Irving, and before working for ClubCorp she attended Tyler Junior College in East Texas, where she continued to pursue a longtime passion for dance and entertaining as a member of the highly regarded Apache Belle drill team. With the Apache Belles, Melissa had the opportunity to travel to various destinations around the world for special performances including entertaining U.S. troops and their families at Camp Humphreys in South Korea; performing for passengers aboard the Carnival Breeze while cruising through the Caribbean; and taking part in events around Texas such as the Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade, Greg Abbott's Governor of Texas Inaugural parade, and many high-kick routines on the football field. Melissa still loves dancing, traveling and entertaining, and all those interests had an impact on her decision to pursue a career in hospitality and tourism. She spends her free time at sporting events, exploring new cities, and relaxing with her family and friends.
Melissa is excited about her new role at La Cima and is looking forward to getting to know each of our Members and Employee Partners!
Role: The Cafe at Williams Square Manager
Serving Since: 2018
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Alexus Dunning is from Temple, TX. She graduated from Texas Tech University (Wreck em’!) with a degree in Hospitality Management. Alexus started her career in Lubbock working for Spectra Catering as the Assistant Catering Sales Manager over all sports facility suites.
In 2018 she moved to Dallas and joined the Club Corp family at Tower Club as the Events Coordinator. During her time at Tower Club, Alexus excelled at her role and was promoted to Event Manager in 2019.
She is excited to rejoin the Club Corp family in her new role as the Private Event Director at La Cima Club!
Alexus spends most of her time with her miniature poodle, Iggy. She holds family close and if they are not visiting her in Dallas, she is going to visit them in Temple. She loves being around her friends, watching sports, traveling, and meeting new people.
Matt graduated from Coppell High School and then went on to attend the University of Texas at Arlington. His love for food started 13 years ago when he first worked as a cook at a local restaurant in Valley Ranch. Throughout his career, he has held nearly every position there is to hold inside of a restaurant. His love for the food stems from its constant evolution. One day it’s new preparations for food, creating new craft cocktails and so forth. The “what’s next” factor keeps him on his toes and striving to master his craft. He spent a few years at the Gaylord Texan where he grew professionally while running Paradise Springs Resort Pool and the Glass Cactus Night Club. Matt is thrilled to be taking La Cima to the next level as the new Food and Beverage Director. When Matt’s not working you can catch him on the golf course, spending time with his kids and family, grilling out and trying new restaurants.
Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2019
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With more than 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Chef Brian Wilford is an innovative and creative executive chef. A 2000 Graduate of Johnson and Wales University, Miami, with a degree in Culinary Arts Science and Bachelor of Science hotel Restaurant Management, Chef Wilford infuses his culinary flair and diverse background into developing unique recipes. Chef Wilford has consistently grown throughout his career working as a Sous Chef at the Raleigh Hotel, an Executive Sous Chef at the Delano Hotel and the P.M. Executive Sous Chef at the House of Blues Downtown Disney. He has also worked with several notable Dallas-area chefs including Tim Love at the Lonesome Dove and with Steven Pyles opening the Sky Canyon at Love Field, DFW and the Marriot Las Colinas where he was an Executive Chef I also developed unique recipes as the Culinary lead and R&D Chef for Avocados From Mexico
I’m super excited about the opportunity and the capabilities of club.
Role: Office Manager
Serving Since: 2021
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My name is Marisa Rose, I am Texas born and raised, Mansfield is my hometown. I've never lived anywhere else, who can blame me? I have a handsome son, Grayson, who just turned 1 in February. I can't leave out my fur-babies, Ronan a 3yr old Australian Shepherd and Olive a 4yr old Bengal. I'm a full time single mom and when I'm not at work or at home taking care of my little family, I enjoy adventuring out and trying new places to eat and drink, going to live sporting events, particularly baseball, and I horseback ride as well.