Meet Our Team
Nick Bailey ~ General Manager
Nick began his golf career growing up in Cupertino, California and has always loved being around golf. Nick attended New Mexico State University where he enrolled in the Professional Golf Management program which focused on Marketing while emphasizing the PGA Program. Shortly after college Nick worked at CordeValle Golf Club for ten years as a Golf Professional/Director of Golf, and in September 2015 joined the team here at Butte Creek as General Manager. Nick brings with him high end private club experience, an attention to detail, and a pride in how his team executes for their Membership. Butte Creek is the leader in Butte County for delivering a high end country club experience, championship level golf, and warm friendly Membership experiences. Nick continues to elevate his team to new levels and has helped oversee major renovations to the Club over the last few years. Nick along with his wife Nikki and two sons Sterling and Maverick have come to love the Chico community and everything that Butte County has to offer, and look forward to many more successful years at Butte Creek!
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 ~HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL
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.
MORGAN SPRAUL ~ GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT
Morgan Spraul has an impressive resume in the golf course turfgrass management industry. Morgan’s love for golf began in high school when he worked at Waupaca Country Club, a nine hole course in Wisconsin. He went on from there to gain valuable experience at Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas. After Las Vegas, Morgan attended Penn State University’s Golf Turfgrass Management Program during which he completed his internship at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. Upon graduating from Penn State, Morgan worked at Cypress Point Club, El Dorado Golf and Beach Club, and Lake Arrowhead Country Club. In 2015, Morgan took on the Assistant Superintendent role at The Club at Kukui’ula where he spent 3 years at the high-end club on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Morgan accepted the position of Golf Course Superintendent here at Butte Creek Country Club in January of 2019. Excited to join the team, he brings cool and warm season grass experience gained in a variety of climates around the world. Contact Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-343-7979.
NIKKI ERNENWEIN ~ FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER
Nikki has been in the restaurant industry for over ten years and during 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 had been at Butte Creek Country Club for 2 years prior to accepting the Food and Beverage Manager role in January 2016. She now leads the Food and Beverage department and coordinates weddings, private events, corporate meetings, and more here at Butte Creek C.C. Contact Nikki 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.
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 email@example.com 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 in 2017, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 530.343.7979.