Leon Teow, Director of Culinary Operations at The Club at ArrowCreek

Leon grew up in a close-knit family environment where cooking and food meant business. He was in the kitchen helping his mom with her catering business by the time he was eight years old. Leon graduated from Vocational Art School then started his hospitality career with Shangri-La Hotel in Malaysia. Later he joined the Mutiara Hotel managed by Mandarin Oriental and then further traveled to The Princess Hotel in Bermuda.

Leon spent over 10 years with The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, which gave an excellent opportunity to learn and grow with a first-class organization. During his time with Ritz-Carlton, Leon and his culinary team won the Malcolm-Baldrige Award twice; both the Five Star and Five Diamond Awards and Leon personally achieved Manager of the Year. Leon most recently held the role of Executive Chef at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando where he managed over 25 million dollars in Food and Beverage revenue and 126 employees. Leon shares his love for leading and developing individuals to expand their culinary skills and career.

Leon is the proud parent of three children, Evan (25), Evennie (20) and Jaden (18). He enjoys spending time with his kids teaching them about life from martial arts to cooking while sharing wise philosophies passed down from his father. Leon and his wife, Julie, enjoy traveling and exploring together, everything from nature and cultures to food and art. 

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Jeremy Budge - Tournament Coordinator

Born in Huntington Beach, CA Jeremy moved to Reno at a young age and attended Reno High and the University of Nevada. He began his career working in the golf business at Washoe Golf Course and then moved on to Hidden Valley Country Club and Wolf Run Golf Club, eventually ending up at The Club at ArrowCreek in 2001.

Jeremy is married to Jennifer Budge who works as the Parks Director for Carson City and together they have three boys…Connor (15), Matthew (12) and Andrew (12). As a family they enjoy attending the boys’ sports events and visiting Nevada’s open spaces and parks.

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Matthew Merrill - Director of Food and Beverage

Matthew brings exceptional, applicable experience to lead our food and beverage, front-of-house teams. Most recently, he led the Martis Camp food and beverage operation (as Director of Food and Beverage) for the past eight years. Previously, Matthew was the Assistant Food & Beverage Director at Martis and spent many years with Vail Resorts on multiple assignments from Vermont to Colorado.

During Matthew’s tenure with Martis Camp, that golf club was recognized with numerous awards. Twice recognized as a Platinum Club and once as Club House of the year. He was also successful in building a strong and loyal team in the food and beverage division.

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Darren Dains, Director of Catering at The Club at ArrowCreek

Darren came to the Reno Tahoe area almost 23 years ago after developing a desire to learn event management at Almaden Golf and Country Club in San Jose, California where he was raised. He further developed his Banquet and Special Event skills at The Resort at Squaw Creek and most recently led the Banquet Team at The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe for the last 11 years.

Darren lives in Reno with his wife and their 16-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter. He enjoys time with his family, going to the gym, golfing, and snowboarding.

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Breanna Gard, Director of Human Resources at The Club at ArrowCreeek

Breanna moved to the Reno area in 2014 where she attended the University of Nevada, Reno and received her B.A. in Psychology with a specialization in research. During her time in school, she was working as an Administrative Intern for Caesars Entertainment. She quickly gained the trust and respect of her colleagues and was promoted to the F&B Trainer just a year later. After making her mark in F&B, she was personally recruited by the VP of Human Resources and became the HR Employee Relations Manager for three properties and 4,000 team members. During this time, she began her studies in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and will be finishing up her Master’s Degree this fall.

After honing her skills within Caesars Entertainment, she decided to make the change to The Club at ArrowCreek. She is excited to help build a culture of excellence and genuine care for both members and associates. Her areas of expertise center around Employee Relations, Training & Development, Employee Engagement, and Recruitment.


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Lucas Howard, Director of Maintenance at The Club at ArrowCreek

Lucas was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and Graduated from Bishop Manogue Catholic High school. After graduating high school, he decided to chase his dream of being a college baseball player at Southwestern Oregon Community College. After playing for two seasons his elbow gave out which led to surgery and the end to a baseball career. Lucas moved back to Reno to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Business. This led to a job managing Reno-Tahoe Equestrian Center for three years before joining the team at The Club. Lucas has his Certified Pool Operations License allowing him to manage the maintenance of the pool operations.

Lucas spends his free time camping and fishing with friends and family.

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Victoria Keogan - Director of Fitness and Aquatics

Victoria’s role at The Club is to encourage Members to become the healthiest versions of themselves, whether in the pool cooling off on a hot day, or in the fitness center building strength and conditioning. Victoria believes recreation and movement to be fun, lifelong experiences that people of any age or level can enjoy. Victoria earned a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science at Hamline University in Saint Paul, MN. She is Titleist Performance Institute Certified and ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. She is a NRPA Certified Aquatic Facilities Operator and an ARC Lifeguard Instructor.

Victoria enjoys hiking with her daughter, Charlotte, and her doberman, Toney. She also loves to bike, swim, ride horses, cross country ski, and figure skate.


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David Diver - Director of Agronomy

A native of Coffeyville, KS., David has held golf course management positions almost coast to coast over the past 28 years. His career started as a summer laborer at Four Oaks golf course in Pittsburg, KS where he also obtained his bachelor’s degree in secondary education with an emphasis in science from Pittsburg State University. Upon completion of his degree, he was drawn into the golf course maintenance world and decided to accept a position with Forest Hills Country Club in Chesterfield, MO. to pursue his passion of maintaining golf courses to their highest level. While working, he completed the Professional Turf Management program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Upon completion of his turf management degree, he assumed the Assistant Superintendent position with Forest Hills Country Club from 1994-1998. He accepted a position with Shadow Creek in Las Vegas as the Assistant Superintendent from 1998-2000.

He also has held golf course superintendent positions at: Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, NV from 2000-2007; Directory of Agronomy at Coyote Springs in Coyote Springs, NV 2007 – 2009; Lead Superintendent at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL., from 2011- 2014; Directory of Grounds and Golf Course Maintenance at Barton Creek in Austin TX from 2014-2018; Superintendent at SouthShore Country Club in Henderson, NV from 2018-2022.

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