Serving since 2020
Gemma Brady began her career in hospitality working for Hilton Hotels where she garnered many years of experience in leadership, team building, and company culture development. Originally from the U.K, Gemma and her family officially settled in the DFW area back in 2013 when she joined Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group. She was the General Manager for multiple properties with the steakhouse chain and led the company’s Management Training program for many years. As business began to boom in the private club sector, Gemma saw an opportunity to combine her passion for service, hospitality, and incredible food & wine with a career in the golf industry. Gemma set her sights on Stonebriar Country Club and in August 2020, joined our Team to support the company’s efforts to solidify us as a nationally recognized, premiere, Country Club.
Serving since 1990
Shelly is a Native Texan from Dallas. She joined Stonebriar in 1990. Stonebriar became part of the Invited family of clubs in 1994. Shelly has years of Club experience in member relations, private events and membership sales. Shelly has been the recipient of many national corporate accolades and was inducted into the President’s Club in 2001 and the Invited Hall of Fame in 2005, and Invited All Star in 2014. Shelly has a passion for the Stonebriar and the Club’s Membership. Shelly’s door is always open. She makes it a point to know each of the Members and helps them become part of the Stonebriar Membership family. Her favorite part of Membership is helping Members build life-long friendships. Shelly is married to Stonebriar’s PGA Director of Instruction, Jimmie Meador. They have a son, Davis and daughter, Rachel. Shelly loves to spend time with her family – traveling, watching the kids sporting events, volunteering and just having adventures.
Serving since 1997
Originally from Wichita, Kansas Alia started her Invited career at Willowbend Golf Club in 1997. This is where she met husband, Bradley. Since moving to Texas in 2000, she has served as Membership Director at Oakmont Country Club, Timarron Country Club, Stonebridge Ranch and Trophy Club. During that time, Alia’s accomplishments and awards include; The Rising Star Award, Invited Champions Club Founding Member, National Team of Excellence Award, Invited President's Club, Invited Champion's Hall of Fame. Membership is a passion for Alia because of its relational nature. She believes at the end of the day, it's not the things we have or have done; it's the relationships we have and what we done with them that matter. She often says, “It's important to forget all the reasons it won't work and believe in the one reason it will!”When not working, Alia enjoys spending time with Bradley and their two children: Grace, a recent a graduate of Christ for the Nations and Jacob and a soon to b...
Director of Member Experience
Serving since 2022
Melody–a Fort Worth native–joins us at Stonebriar Country Club after 2 years as the Member Relations Specialist at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Melody is no stranger to Invited or the Frisco area. Prior to her time at Ridglea Country Club, Melody was the Membership Coordinator and Membership Manager at Gleneagles Country Club for over 3 years. She has also served at Timarron Country Club in Southlake, Texas, and Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas. Melody is excited to continue creating Magic Moments and providing incredible experiences for our Members at Stonebriar Country Club.
Serving since 2006
Julie Williamson brings over 15 years of experience in event sales, marketing and planning within the golf industry. She began her career in 2006 as Event Sales Director at The Golf Club Fossil Creek, Fort Worth, TX. Assisting clients in creating extraordinary experiences, raising funds for charities, and making lifelong memories through planning events quickly became a passion of hers. She joined Invited for the first time in June 2010 serving as Private Events Director at Brookhaven Country Club and later moved to Trophy Club Country Club until 2014. She assisted Members and clients with a multitude of events including weddings, golf outings and fundraisers. In 2015, she accepted a position at The Golf Club Fossil Creek that honed her skills as a golf tournament sales professional. Julie is excited to join the Stonebriar family as the Tournament Sales Director and looks forward to adding to the success and growth of the Club.
Player Development Professional
Serving since 2021
Carrie is coming to Stonebriar Country Club from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma but considers herself a Texan at heart. She was born and raised in Texas, attending Lamar University for her Bachelor's. She received her MBA from Oklahoma Christian University and is currently finishing the LPGA Teachers Education Program. Having 10+ years of experience in the golf industry, teaching golf has always been one of her passions. Carrie is excited to work with all Members and help expand an already great teaching program. When she is not on the golf course, she enjoys going to Dallas Stars games, running with her dog and binge watching the latest show on Netflix.
Director of Racquet Sports
Serving since 2018
Carlos and his family are originally from the Woodlands, TX. He was born in Philadelphia, PA but spent most his childhood in the country of Venezuela, where he learned and fell in love with the beautiful game of tennis. After a decorated junior career, Carlos attended Emporia State University on a tennis scholarship and played line No. 1 in singles and doubles, and also served as the team captain. After school, Carlos spent one year living in The Netherlands training and competing in professional tennis tournaments.Carlos joined the Invited family in 2010 by becoming the Director of tennis at April Sound Country Club in Montgomery, TX. After five successful years at ASCC, Carlos accepted the position of the Director of Tennis at The Clubs of Prestonwood in Dallas, TX. There he built the tennis program from the ground up by adding many teams and programs for members to connect with each other. After two years at Prestonwood, Carlos accepted the position of Director of Tennis at Ston...
Director of Fitness
Serving since 2021
Leah has been around fitness her entire life and has worked in the fitness industry for over 10 years. She began her fitness journey as a figure skater, diligently skating and training in the gym. She continued to skate for Michigan State University and then toured professionally overseas before landing back in the gym as a trainer in Chicago. She planted her career in fitness and worked up to Director of Operations, then General Manager. Leah loves getting to know Members and helping people learn how to live healthier lifestyles. He and her husband have 2 year old twins and love to spend time with them.
Director of Restaurants
Serving since 2021
Jamie was born and raised in Palm Desert, California. She moved to Texas eight years ago to attend Texas Christian University. She graduated with a Food Management major and a business minor. Following graduation, she began her career with Omni Hotels and Resorts in the Food and Beverage leadership in training program. Jamie worked at both the Fort Worth and downtown Dallas locations. Additionally, she traveled around the country with Omni to assist with training programs for the new hotel openings. Her passion for food and beverage started when she began helping her grandmother bake pies while watching the food network. In her spare time, Jamie likes to read, check out new bars and restaurants, and travel. She studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain and Lima, Peru.
Executive Sous Chef
Serving since 2022
Justin Shipley knew from an early age he wanted to become a chef and share his love of food and creative culinary dishes with others. Now after years of experience in the Dallas-Fort Worth area restaurants and hotels, Chef Justin continues his dream as the Executive Sous Chef at Stonebriar Country Club. Chef Justin graduated in 2004 from The Art Institute of Dallas, where he studied culinary arts. He went on to learn alongside experienced chefs at The Four Seasons Las Colinas, which was invaluable as he later learned to balance running a restaurant and hotel simultaneously as the Sous Chef of Shula’s 347 Grill. In 2009 Justin was given the opportunity to work for Levy restaurants at the American Airlines Center for his beloved Mavericks and Stars. He moved on to become the Executive Sous Chef for American Airlines Center. It was there where his expertise grew, with oversight of every aspect of food service in the suites department. Quickly thrown into arena food service and large-scale events, he made great memories serving events like the Kentucky Derby, NBA All-Star Game, NBA Finals, Super Bowl, The Grammy and US Open. In 2016 he took the role of Executive Chef for Levy Restaurants, which is the exclusive food and beverage vendor of the Esports Stadium Arlington and Expo Center. Brings with him a vast array of experiences.