Meet the Team
Member Relations Director
Serving since 2015
Melissa has been with Invited 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 Invited 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 cruis...
Food and Beverage Director
Serving since 2020
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.
Serving since 2019
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 MexicoI’m super excited about the opportunity and the capabilities of club.