Serving since 2020
James was born and raised in the Bay Area. He began his golf career right out of high school, working in a restaurant at Rancho Solano Golf Course. While finishing his degree in Computer Science at San Jose State University, he joined American Golf Corporation, working in the golf shop at Summitpointe Golf Club. From there he grew his career working in all aspects of club operations, from banquet captain, sales director, assistant GM and finally at the age of 25, he became one of the youngest GMs in the company at Franklin Canyon Golf Course. James then joined Touchstone Golf, and as a member of the Executive Team he managed multiple golf course properties around the Bay Area, including his own club. When not working, James loves to spend time with his wife Jessica and two children, vacationing around the world. Their all-time favorite place to visit is the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland! He is very passionate about the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers and can’t w...
Serving since 2011
Melanie has been in the hospitality industry since 2003. Melanie has built a rapport with many members of Crow Canyon and enjoys knowing that she helps to make people’s experience at the Club both personal and meaningful. Member interaction is Melanie’s favorite part of her job and takes pride in the fact that members are able to put a face to her name.Melanie is a native Californian, born and raised in Danville, where she resides with her husband and daughter. When she is not at the Club, Melanie enjoys spending time with her family, friends and anything related to animals, movies, the San Francisco 49ers and the San Francisco Giants.
Private Events Director & Tournament Sales
Serving since 2016
Kymberlie grew up in Sonoma County and was lured into the world of food and wine. She turned her hobby of wedding and event planning into a career working in wineries and hotels, with over 15 years of event planning and hospitality experience.Kymberlie spent the last year and a half at Google on an R&D project called Project Loon which was fascinating; however, she is excited to be back in Private Events doing what she love! She is thrilled to be the Private Events Director at Crow Canyon Country Club and to be a part of the Invited family!Kymberlie lives in Pleasanton with her amazing daughter Marisa and adorable rescue dog from Guatemala, Bailey. She is a die-hard foodie, loves to cook and plan events. She is also passionate about volunteering, wine tastings, concerts, bike riding, hiking, rafting, road trips, her Pug Brody and a love for microbrew beer!
Food & Beverage Director
Serving since 2020
Ferdinand joins Crow Canyon Country Club from sister property, Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club. He has extensive and varied experience in hospitality - his expertise lies in hotel and private club food & beverage operations. In hotels, he has worked as a food & beverage director, restaurant and bar manager and director of banquets. He has worked at three historic hotels, The Fairmont Hotel and Palace Hotel in San Francisco and The Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC.Prior to Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club he was the director of operations at Lake Merced Golf Club. He executed food & beverage services for the 2012 US Girls’ Junior Golf Championship, 2014 Swinging Skirts LPGA Championship and the 2018 & 2019 LPGA Mediheal Championships, as well as countless social, corporate and sporting events.Ferdinand is married and has two teenage boys. In his free time, although his family keeps him fairly busy, he still finds time to enjoy keeping up with his St. Mary’s Gaels and New York sp...
Doug Giannini, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Serving since 2018
A California native, Doug played high school golf at Crow Canyon from 2000-2003 before going to Arizona State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness. Doug has worked at a number of different clubs, including Bridges Golf Club, Diablo Country Club, Harding Park Golf Course, Las Sendas Golf Club, Firerock Country Club, Crystal Springs Golf Course and Callippe Preserve Golf Course.
Jake Saito, PGA
1st Assistant Golf Professional
Serving since 2021
Jake is a native to the California Bay Area and played competitive golf in high school and college. He started working at Sunol Valley Golf Club at the age of 16, and has worked at Fremont Park Golf Course and Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton, where he was for 13 years, four as Head Golf Professional. He earned his PGA designation in 2013 and has now been in the golf industry for over 20 years.
Director of Instruction
Serving since 2019
Tim grew up in Napa Valley and played competitively on mini-tours before dedicating himself to teaching. He has been in the golf business for over 20 years working at courses such as Presidio, Temeku Hills, Chardonnay, Shadow Lakes, Diablo Country Club and Fremont Park Golf. He has taught golfers of all ages, learning from greats such as Ben Doyle, Kent Brown, Dan Schwabe, Josh Zander and others. He spent 4 years with Golftec learning the biomechanics of the swing. Recently he has earned certifications in TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) and ADM (Athletic Development Model). He has coached over 20 juniors to college scholarships and over 200 tournament wins and amateur titles.
Golf Course Superintendent
Serving since 2019
Chris grew up in Yuma, Arizona, and the Monterey Peninsula. His family was in the produce business and would spend winters in Arizona and summers in Monterey. He started playing golf at 6 years old with his grandfather while visiting in Nebraska, where they would use the pasture as a driving range. Chris attended Arizona State University for three semesters, then transferred and graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Vegetable Science. His career started at La Quinta Country Club in the Palm Desert. Over the next several years he honed his skills working at handful of golf courses in the Bay Area and central California, before making his way to Crow Canyon.Chris loves the game of golf and is an avid player. His other passions in life are traveling with his girlfriend and fishing. Chris enjoys his evenings in the backyard chipping, putting, barbequing and planning their next adventures.
Head Tennis Professional
Serving since 1995
Stephen grew up in San Francisco and went to college at Canada College in Woodside California. After one year, he I transferred to University of Oregon and played on the tennis team. Following his college career, Stephen played nationally and internationally and achieved a world ranking. He was fortunate to be sponsored by the Lear Jet Corporation.Upon leaving competitive tennis, Stephen began teaching tennis at the Vertical Club in New York City. After two years, he relocated in Los Altos Hills, California and worked as the assistant pro at the Fremont Hills Tennis Club for two years. Stephen accepted the Director of Tennis position at the Modesto Racquet Club and stayed there for six years.Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife and their two dogs. He also aspires to win a national championship in senior tennis and is an active golfer.