Our Team

Chris Schwartz

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 817.473.5810
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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.

Jennifer Caussey

Role: Director of Membership
Serving Since: 2013
Phone Number: 817.779.6710
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Jennifer Caussey grew up in Golf and Country clubs as a child and has been working in the private club industry since 2004. Her ability to exceed expectations is gratifying to those who know her. Jennifer's best qualities are loving people, making everlasting connections and enriching the lives of every person she crosses paths with.

She originally joined ClubCorp in 2013 as the Member Relations Director at The Downtown Clubs in Houston. Jennifer is originally from NY and has settled here in Texas for the second time. She majored in Business Management and Fashion Merchandising at The University of Bridgeport in CT.

Jennifer is married to her NASM certified Personal Trainer husband, Wade. She enjoys visiting her family in NY, spending time with friends, family and her new grandkids here in TX, also working out and meeting new people. Oh, and she was born a NY Giants fan but married to a Dallas Cowboys family!

Monica Nash

Role: Member Relations Director
Serving Since: 1992
Phone Number: 817.779.6712
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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

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 1993
Phone Number: 817.473.5811
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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"!

Joseph Hale

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2021
Phone Number: 817-473-5803
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Joseph Hale is the former Executive Chef of the Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas. He is extremely excited for the opportunity to join the Walnut Creek Country Club. Over his 14-year career with Hyatt, Joseph has achieved many outstanding accomplishments. He has worked at six different properties in Denver, Tampa, and North Texas.  Joseph strives to create memorable experiences for guests through his food, using local, seasonal, and sustainable products with innovation and creativity.  Joseph’s approach of constant effort, improvement, and positive attitude, has led multiple properties to award him with Leadership accolades.

Joseph was born and raised in New England. Growing up, he worked at the golf courses in his hometown. He achieved an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science for Culinary Arts, and a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Southern New Hampshire University. In his free time, Joseph loves creating family memories with his wife Katie, and Daughters Brennan & Ellanora. They have two dogs, a Labrottie, Padfoot, and an Irish Wolfhound, Sir Tullamore Dew.

Craig Hansen

Role: PGA Director of Golf
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 817.473.9758
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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.

Earl Snowden

Role: Director of Golf Course Maintenance
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 817.473.6111
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Ken Klein

Role: Director of Tennis
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 817.473.5847
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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.

Crystal Clark

Role: Administrator
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 817.473.5812
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David O'Lenick

Role: Director of Retention and Sales
Serving Since: 2021
Phone Number: 817.779.6705
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“DAVE O” joins us from the Hotel Industry with over 20 years of friendly customer service and building positive client relationships. Most recently working at the Sheraton Downtown Fort Worth for over eight years. As the Senior Sales Manager, he was responsible for group meetings, conventions, and sports tournaments. He has worked in Resorts, airports, Suburban properties, and the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

DAVE O graduated from Texas A&M Commerce, where he was a Radio/Television major. He was the voice of the Commerce High School Football and Basketball teams for three years on KETR – FM89. He is excited to bring his passion for golf and tennis to WCCC and looks forward to meeting our Members soon.

 

DAVE O loves to travel, especially on cruises, spend time with his family, Dr. Deann, daughter Lucy, husband Tom, and son Fred in his off time. Lucy is an ER nurse at North Richland Hills Hospital, and Fred is a CPA with KPMG. Dave and Deann have been married coming up on 19 years. They enjoy BBQ, pool time, and helping special needs children and adults who need a voice with AAC devices for their Non-Profit

Hear MY Voice – Language Through AAC.

Landon Stanford

Role: Director Food and Beverage
Serving Since: 2021
Phone Number: 817.779.6713
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Before joining Walnut Creek Country Club, I was with Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco for just under 10 years. I worked my way up from a Server to Private Events Director/ Service Director. After Stonebriar, I went to work for a restaurant called STIRR in Fort Worth as the General Manager for 2 years.  

I am from Waco but grew up in Plano. I played baseball in college at McLennan College. Just after college is when I got into coaching baseball for a few years before getting into the hospitality field. I have 2 amazing young children, Lincoln and Braxton.  I am beyond excited to join the Walnut Creek team and see what we can build together. Please feel free to come by the club and speak with me about anything!