Meet the Staff
Nick Bailey ~ General Manager
Nick began his golf career in the bay area, growing up playing, practicing and working at local nine hole par 3 courses in Cupertino, California. After high school Nick went on to New Mexico State University, where he enrolled in the Professional Golf Management program which focused on Marketing while emphasizing the PGA Program. Shortly after graduating college, Nick accepted a position as Assistant Professional at CordeValle, a high end private club just south of San Jose. Being there just over 10 years, Nick worked his way up to Director of Golf the last three years of his tenure, and in September 2015 accepted the position of General Manager here at Butte Creek Country Club! Nick brings his high end private club experience and his vision to where this great club can rise to in the Chico community and looks forward to executing that over the coming years. Contact Nick at email@example.com or 530.343.7979.
Derrick is entering his 11th year here at Butte Creek Country Club and has been a key asset to the property. Derrick started out working outside services here while attending Chico State and slowly worked his way up as he works through his PGA schooling. Derrick, a Vacaville native, played golf throughout high school and college and still enjoys the valuable time spent playing golf with Members and guests when he can. Derrick brings a great attitude and really promotes the Butte Creek Experience to all of the golfers that come out to enjoy this beautiful course. Contact Derrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530.343.8292.
DERRICK SCHULTZ ~ GOLF & PRO SHOP MANAGER
TOM PYEATT ~ FIRST ASSISTANT PGA GOLF PROFESSIONAL
Tom Pyeatt is our First Assistant PGA Golf Professional. Tom, a Chico native, joins us from Canyon Oaks CC where he was the First Assistant there for many years. Prior to Canyon, Tom worked at Bidwell Golf Club in Chico. Tom brings a great attitude, an aptitude for teaching, and terrific customer service skills throughout his encounters at BCCC. He is a “Class A” PGA Member and is heavily involved in our Junior Golf program. Tom can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 530.343.8292.
Eric Eguaras ~ Golf Course Superintendent
Eric Eguaras, a central valley native, began his start in the golf industry playing for his high school golf team and eventually played a year on UCD golf team. Eric has a long history of providing exceptional golf course conditioning to his home clubs including over ten years at Yolo Fliers club before coming to Butte Creek C.C. in 2008. Eric’s experience includes being a 20 year member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) as well as a rich understanding of some tough North Valley climates for growing and cultivating grasses. Eric is married with two daughters, and enjoys spending time with family while sneaking in a round here at the club from time to time. Contact Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530.345.4927.
NIKKI ERNENWEIN ~ FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER
Nikki has been in the restaurant industry for over ten years and during her that time she has worked in many different roles. In that ten years she worked for two different restaurant corporations before coming to Butte Creek Country Club. She gained much knowledge, and training throughout her work experience. She graduated from Chico State with a Bachelor’s degree in 2011, and decided to stay in Chico and start a family. Nikki has been at Butte Creek Country Club for two years, and accepted the Food and Beverage Manager role in January 2016. She now leads the Food and Beverage department and coordinates events at Butte Creek C.C. Contact Nikki at email@example.com or 530-343-7979.
Anne Marie Guay ~ Controller/HR Specialist
Anne Marie has worked in various business industries for over 35 years. Originally brought up in a military family, she has lived in most of the coastal US states where she believes she learned her ability to be flexible. She has held positions such as Controller, CFO, General Manager and Sales & Marketing, and most recently became an independent business consultant for small businesses located in California. Anne Marie came on board with Butte Creek Country Club in September 2015 and is enjoying the team atmosphere promoted by upper management. As the golf industry is a new business model for her, she is enjoying what the club represents and the commitment of its members and management to provide the Butte Creek Country Club experience. Contact Anne Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530.343.7979.
Michelle mcnamara ~ membership COORDINATOR
Michelle McNamara has a strong background in hospitality and sales. She grew up working in the restaurant industry at her father's fine dining steakhouse in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from California State University of Monterey Bay with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Before she joined the team here at Butte Creek, she worked in the Guest Relations Department at the nationally recognized Carmel Valley Ranch Resort and a Staffing Agency in Portland. Michelle has a great dedication towards providing a personable and enjoyable experience for our current and prospective members. You can contact Michelle at email@example.com or 530.343.7979.
BRANDON SOUDERS ~EXECUTIVE CHEF
Brandon Souders has a deep passion for cooking and almost anything involving food. He received his education from the accredited culinary school Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco, CA. For the past 13 years, Brandon has worked for private country clubs, restaurants, taught cooking techniques, and owned his own business as a personal chef. His cooking style is Seasonal Americana. Brandon enjoys working with local farmers and incorporating their seasonal products into his plates. He also enjoys to take different cuisine from other cultures and incorporate it with classic dishes and technique to create exciting menus. To learn more about our chef, you can contact Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530.343.7979.