Serving since 2017
Bryant Early returns to Invited with over 25 years of experience in various roles within the industry. Although starting his career with Invited in 1992 in the Business and Sports club division at the Dayton Racquet Club, he eagerly transitioned into country clubs in 1996 when he became the Food and Beverage Director at Beckett Ridge Country in Westchester, Ohio. Over the last 18 years Bryant has served in several roles including Regional Manager for both Dominion Golf Group and CBIGG Management LLC. Most recently he was General Manager at The Club at Sonterra in San Antonio while also fulfilling his duties as Central Texas Regional Manager which included Berry Creek Country Club in Georgetown, Thorntree Country Club in Desoto and Eldorado Country Club right here in McKinney. Bryant’s huge personality is only trumped by his unwavering commitment to exceed his Members expectations and he prides himself in building lasting relationships with both Members and staff.
Serving since 2018
Kim is originally from Ft. Worth, but as her father was in the military, she has lived in various states, including California, New York, Tennessee and Georgia. She returned to Dallas four years ago and is happy to be back in Texas. Kim graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Sports Management and Business. Upon graduation she opened a “My Gym Children’s Fitness Center”, which she expanded to five locations in the greater Atlanta area. Kim’s passion for coaching transitioned her to work at Life Time Fitness. Over the next 12 years Kim moved from being a Personal Training Manager to a Sales Manager to a General Manager at Mockingbird Station and Plano Tennis Center. All of these positions included sales and the opportunity for Kim to connect with potential members. She discovered that she loves sales and meeting new people. In addition to being a self-starter, she possesses an enthusiastic and outgoing personality.
Event Sales Director
Serving since 1993
An Indiana native, Diane grew up in Granger and attended Purdue University. Diane joined the Invited family in 1993 at Knollwood Country Club where her experience began in operations, where she was able to understand the structure and operating and executing successful events. In 2003, she moved to Texas and joined the Tower Club Dallas family where her passion for event sales and planning grew and was promoted to Private Events Director. After years of accomplishments within the Invited family, she has grown relationships and is honored to be the Event Director at Gleneagles Country Club. Diane enjoys working with Members and clients throughout North Texas, bringing their dream events and meetings to life. In June of 2015, Diane was promoted to a Regional Field Specialist, assisting with the training of new Private Event Directors and serving as regional support for private events throughout North Texas, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
Tournament Sales Director
Serving since 2023
Julie Williamson brings 15+ years of experience in event sales & planning as well as operations within the golf industry. A native Texan from Fort Worth, she began her career in 2006 as Event Sales Director at The Golf Club Fossil Creek in North Texas. She joined Invited for the first time in June 2010 serving as Private Events Director at Brookhaven and later moved to Trophy Club Country Club. Following her time at Invited she rejoined the public golf sector where she honed her skills as a golf tournament sales professional. Julie is passionate about assisting Members and clients in creating extraordinary experiences for guests and sponsors, fundraising, and making lifelong memories on the golf course through the avenue of a well-executed golf tournament. Julie and her husband, Ryan, who is Professional Club Fitter, reside in Fort Worth. When not at work Julie enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor grilling, travel, and lazy summer days by the pool.
Head Golf Professional
Serving since 2015
Chris Kohler was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and graduated from Highland Park High School, where he was a member of the 4-year state championship golf team. After high school, he attended The University of Mississippi and worked as Head Sous Chef at a local restaurant while attending classes. After returning to Dallas, Chris began his career in the golf industry. Chris began working at Brookhaven Country Club as a bag room attendant and quickly earned a position as Assistant Golf Professional. Two years later, he accepted a position as an Assistant Golf Professional at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, where he helped host the Colonial Invitational for four years. After serving the members of Colonial Country Club, Chris found his new home at Stonebriar Country Club, where he joined the professional staff in 2014. Over the last 4 years, he has had the great pleasure of working with his fellow professional staff members to serve the esteemed membership of Stonebriar.
Director of Facilities
Serving since 1986
I grew up in the DFW area specifically the Irving community. In my late teens I was inspired to take on the trade industry by getting licensed in air conditioning and refrigeration. After completion I immediately jumped into the Invited family by joining the team at Brookhaven in their Facilities Department and I remained there for 10 years. After growing with Brookhaven I took the leap to a leadership role at Gleneagles and have been here since.My favorite part of working is the combination of daily interactions with Members and fellow Employee Partners. Every day bring a new challenge and I enjoy working with my team to overcome obstacles and I enjoy every day as much as I did the first day I walked into the Club.In my spare time, I head to “The Ranch” in Possum Kingdom just relaxing and getting away from the city hustle and bustle. I’ve been married for over 30 years to my wife Cheryl and we have one son, Dylan.
Director of Tennis
Serving since 1995
Henry brings over 25 years of tennis experience as a seasoned player and coach. Beginning his tennis career in Odessa, TX, he was voted MVP in the 5A District for three years of high school. While in college at Howard Payne University, he won the TIAA Doubles Championship and led his team to win the TIAA Team Championships. His tennis teaching started at Gleneagles Country Club in 2000. During his tenure, he has held many roles including Assistant Junior Director, Men’s Director, and Adult Director. He is actively involved in every aspect of Gleneagles tennis: ProAm, Mixers, Men’s, TCD, and Junior tennis. As an active tennis player, he was on the mixed team that won Nationals in 2016 and actively plays in the Men’s 5.0 USTA leagues. When not on the tennis court or at Gleneagles, he can be found on the sidelines of the soccer field watching his two kids or running. He has completed numerous half marathons and completed two full marathons. He and his wife Amanda reside in Frisco.
Director of Fitness
Serving since 2020
Since graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Pre-Physical Therapy, Amanda has been working in the fitness and wellness industry. After she completed her Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, she began to narrow her focus to human performance and injury prevention as she gained more experience working with golf and tennis athletes. Most of Amanda’s fitness experience has been working in country clubs across Dallas including Northwood Club, Brookhaven Country Club and most recently as the Director of Wellness at Brook Hollow Golf Club where she started their wellness facility from the ground up. Outside of work, Amanda is a mother of two, her son Nolan is 3 years old and her daughter Landry is almost 3 months old. She enjoys staying active by running, hiking, rock climbing, and playing volleyball. Her love for adventure has led to some extreme traveling such as biking and backpacking across southern Germany and Switzerland.
Director of Human Resources & Aquatics
Serving since 1983
Ann has been with Gleneagles since construction began on the golf courses in 1983. After interviewing with a club development company, they suggested she might like working for an actual club, so she accepted a position at Gleneagles. Little did she know at the time that she would develop a passion for the energy and vibrancy of the private club business. It has been an exciting ride for the past 35 years, as she has seen lots of changes and has experienced many opportunities for enjoyment and growth at the club. She has worked in Human Resources and Aquatics for most of her time at Gleneagles, and she loves interacting with the employees, the members and their children. Ann grew up in the Midwest and graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Education and an English major. She left Indiana to get married in Arizona, where she lived for five years before moving with her family to Texas. She considers herself a Texas girl now and calls McKinney home.