Meet the Team

Joshua Coccagna, PGA

General Manager

Josh began his golf career growing up in southwestern Pennsylvania and has always appreciated being around the game and what it has to offer. Josh attended Penn State University where he focused on the PGA of America’s Professional Golf Management program, while also majoring in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management and also minoring in Business. Following college, Josh started his career at Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon as the 1st Assistant Golf Professional. From there, he advanced to Glacier Club in Durango, Colorado as the Director of Golf while overseeing other parts of the operation. In October of 2019, Josh joined the team here at Butte Creek as General Manager. Josh’s background with high end private club service levels and development projects will help lead Butte Creek into the future. Josh values the team atmosphere a club provides for both the staff and members alike, and is proud to be a part of the Butte Creek Country Club family.

 

Derrick Schultz, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Derrick is a long-time employee here at Butte Creek Country Club and has been a key asset to the Club's success. Derrick started out working outside services here while attending Chico State. He has developed his career immensely by moving up the ladder as the Head Golf Professional and through attending PGA schooling where he received his first class certification. 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 dschultz@buttecreekcountryclub.com or 530.343.8292.

 

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 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 Country Club. Contact Nikki at nernenwein@buttecreekcountryclub.com or by calling 530.343.7979 ext. 2003.

 

Rose Foisy 

Membership coordinator

Rose has worked in the customer service industry for the past five years and has worked in digital marketing and sales for the past two. In May of 2019, Rose obtained a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Digital Marketing and a Minor in Communication Studies from the University of Georgia. While receiving her education, Rose gained valuable experience and knowledge by working at a video production company doing sales and marketing. Here she discovered her passion for humanity-focused marketing, and upon graduation, she decided to start her career here in Chico. For questions regarding membership or marketing, contact Rose at rfoisy@buttecreekcountryclub.com or by calling 530.343.7979 ext. 2001.

 

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 golf 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. He brings cool and warm season grass experience gained in a variety of climates around the world. Contact Morgan at mspraul@buttecreekcountryclub.com or by calling 530.343.7979 ext. 3201.

 

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, California. 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 taking different cuisines from other cultures and incorporating it with classic dishes and techniques to create exciting menus. To learn more about our chef, you can contact Brandon at bsouders@buttecreekcountryclub.com or by calling 530.343.7979 ext. 2002.

 

Beth Primmer 

Assistant Food and Beverage Manager

Beth has been in the restaurant industry for 6 years, spending most of it in the corporate world and doing everything from managing to scrubbing floors. She is originally from Washington State and lived there until moving to Northern California in 2014. Before moving to Chico in January 2019, Beth lived in Yuba City for five years where she graduated from a community college with an associate's degree in 2016. Beth joined the Butte Creek Country Club team in November of 2019 and is working alongside Nikki in the Food and Beverage Department to help coordinate events. Contact Beth at bprimmer@buttecreekcountryclub.com or by calling 530.343.7979 ext. 2003.

John Schreiber

Controller & HR Specialist

John is new to the team here at Butte Creek, having started in December of 2019. While new to the golf and country club industry, John brings a wealth of knowledge with 25+ years of experience in accounting and finance in a vast number of different industries. This provides him with sharp perspective to solidly manage the club's finances in all areas. Originally from Walnut Creek, California, John graduated from CSU, Chico with his B.S. Degree in Business Management and Accounting and has called Chico 'home' since 2003. While attending CSU, Chico, John also represented the University's Men's Soccer Program through his 4 years of eligibility, serving as captain for 2 of those years where he developed the critical leadership skills exemplified with the Butte Creek team day in and day out. John C.A.R.E.S. about the club and its membership through his commitment towards Communication, Accountability, Responsiveness, and Empathy & Solution, which will serve the club members well into the future. John is geared to be a key figure to help lead Butte Creek Country Club and its members into a new decade with family and social activities, excellent dining, and a premium golf experience. Contact John at jschreiber@buttecreekcountryclub.com or by calling 530.343.7979 ext. 2005.

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