January was a busy month for the club as we hosted three competitive amateur tournaments and experienced increased daily play. Todd used his exemplary guest service skills to provide a welcoming and friendly environment for all guests. As a PGA member, Todd continuously utilizes his knowledge of golf to take ownership of situations when challenges arise. In addition to providing unmet customer service, Todd continuously demonstrates a team mentality by assisting other team members when needed, as evidenced by his assisting the guest services team, bringing golf cars to the staging area during busy days. Todd consistently leads by example and ensures the needs of our guests are being met while helping to make sure the team is successful. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes is fortunate to have Todd as a member of the team.
Brady joined the team at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes in the fall of 2012. Originally from Durango, Colorado, Brady attended Fort Lewis College where he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English Communications. He went on to attend Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI, for post graduate work in Human Resource Development. Brady became a PGA member in January of 2005 and before coming to Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, served as the Director of Golf for Troon Golf at Classic Club, the host site for the PGA TOUR’s Bob Hope Classic from 2006-2008. Other Troon properties Brady has served at include Escena Golf Club (Head Professional 2007) and The Glacier Club at Tamarron (Outside Service Manager 1998). Brady also has worked at The Moors Golf Club (Head Golf Professional 2006) and The Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame (Golf Professional 2003-2006). Brady’s first career choice out of college was coaching college women’s basketball, which he did at both Fort Lewis College (1996-1998) and Siena Heights University (1998-2000). Brady can often be found supporting his beloved Colorado sports teams in his free time or playing tennis. Brady is married to his wife Christy and together they have two children, Brooke and Robbie.
Devin joined Ak-Chin Southern Dunes in July 2014 as the Sales & Marketing Manager. Having booked and planned over 1,000 golf events and weddings in his career, Devin brings ideal event development and execution to the club. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Devin attended Kent State University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sport Administration and a Business Management minor. During his time at Kent State, Devin worked with the Men’s Basketball Program, assisting in operations and promotions for the team. Before relocating to Phoenix, AZ, Devin worked at Fowler’s Mill Golf Course in Chesterland, OH and Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club in Lewiston, NY as the Director of Sales & Marketing, along with the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy and International Junior Golf Tour in Hilton Head Island, SC. He also worked game days for the Cleveland Browns as a Special Events Coordinator, assisting with all pregame and halftime events and special guests. He and his wife Jaclyn have two rescue dogs named Lola and Dobby, and a baby boy named Colton . In his spare time, you can find Devin on the golf course or watching all of his beloved Cleveland sports teams and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Nate’s golf career began at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in 2013 while attending the Golf Academy of America. He continued his career in the Pacific Northwest at Desert Canyon Golf Resort (Head Golf Professional 2018), where he was elected into membership of the PGA of America and earned his PGA Certified Professional status in the areas of General Management and Player Development. He returned to the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes team in 2020 as Head Golf Professional. Nate grew up in Missoula, MT and is married to his wife, Jenna. In his free time, Nate can be found spending time with family and friends, watching sports, or playing golf.
Bridget joined the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes team in April 2011. Bridget grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Arizona in 1999. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Arizona State University and a Master’s in Education from Northern Arizona University. Maricopa was home for Bridget for 9 years, until she met her Ginger Prince, Michael, who swept her away to Central Phoenix where they currently reside with Michael’s daughter Raegan and their dog, Roo.
Danielle joined Troon Golf’s family in September 2014. Danielle worked for Ocotillo Golf Course in Chandler Arizona her initial few years with Troon and then transferred to Ak-Chin Southern Dunes and Arroyo Grille in 2017. Danielle has climbed that employment ladder from part time server to her current role of food & beverage manager. Being a local of Maricopa since 2005 Danielle is excited to reach out to the local community and share with them Ak-Chin Southern Dunes and Arroyo Grille.
Arroyo Grille welcomed Chef Don in August of 2020.Chef Don has over 22 years of culinary experience while working in hotels, resort casinos and country clubs around the country including, Cherokee Nation Hard Rock & Hotel, Double Tree Resort by Hilton Worldwide, Cherokee Yacht Club, Southern Hill Country Club and Lone Butte Casino. His journey began as a Saucier in the US Navy, cooking for foreign dignitaries, ambassadors and base gallery operations. Chef Don fulfilled his passion for cooking by attending the Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, California shortly after getting out of the military. Chef is originally from Ventura, California but currently resides in Maricopa with his wife and daughter. When he gets time away from the kitchen, he enjoys vacationing, hiking, fishing and most of all, playing his drums in his man cave at home.