Jim Cleary, General Manager of The Club at ArrowCreek

Jim comes to The Club with more than 34 years of experience operating complex and multi-amenity facilities with development, pre-opening, opening, major renovation/construction, and concurrent operations. Previously, he held the title of chief operating officer at The Lodge of Four Seasons, a 358-room, multi-golf course resort facility in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, and The Club at Porto Cima, a private golf and yacht club in Sunrise Beach, Missouri. With more than 30 years in lodging hospitality, Cleary’s experience includes operating upscale luxury resorts (Cache Creek Casino Resort, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, The Phoenician), leading diverse teams, a demonstrated commitment to exceptional guest service and employee satisfaction, and the launch and operation of the world class golf course Yocha Dehe Golf Club.

Jim and his wife enjoy spending time with their children & grandchildren who live across the country, home improvement projects, traveling, skiing and (of course!) golfing.

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Paul Nolen, Director of Golf at The Club at ArrowCreek

Paul is originally from western Colorado, but has spent most of his career in Tucson, Arizona. His career spans the country, starting out in Rancho Mirage, California at Mission Hills Country Club, then making his way to Savannah, Georgia at The Landings Club. He ventured back out west in 1995 and spent 23 years in Tucson, 18 of that at The Gallery Golf Club where they hosted the 2007 & 2008 Accenture Match Play Championships among many other major amateur, collegiate and professional events.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Arizona where he played on the men’s golf team for four years. While there, he won two tournaments including the 1984 Pac-10 Individual Championship. He was All Conference his sophomore year and Honorable Mention All American his senior year.

He was humbled in 2016 when the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame honored him with the Johnny Bulla Award which is “in recognition of an individual who has demonstrated a lifelong professional playing career in Arizona.”

Paul and his much better half, Robin, are looking forward to meeting many new people and enjoying the outdoors in the Reno area.

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Jeff Richter – Head Golf Professional

Originally from Oceanside, California, Jeff grew up playing baseball, surfing and golfing. He is very proud of growing up in a military family and was introduced to the game of golf at the golf course on Camp Pendleton.

In 1999 Jeff moved to the Reno/Tahoe area to be part of the original team that opened ArrowCreek. Prior to coming back to The Club at ArrowCreek Jeff has gained valuable private club experience serving as the Director of Golf at Grizzly Ranch, the Director of Golf at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge (home of the Champions Tour Boeing Classic) and for the past 7 years serving as the Head Golf Professional at El Camino Country Club.

When not at the Club you can find Jeff cruising around Lake Tahoe, paddle boarding and checking out the latest all you can eat sushi spots.

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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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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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Erin Nichols – Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

Erin was born in Reno, NV. She completed the culinary program at Reno High School, which led her to many opportunities within the food & beverage in the Reno/Tahoe area. Erin was involved in the expansion of the Peppermill Casino and has served the Tahoe Mountain Club as a Mixologist.

Erin was recently married to her wonderful husband who works at the Atlantis Casino Resort, and enjoys time with her daughter who also resides in the Reno area. She danced in the Nutcracker Ballet for 14 years here at here at the Pioneer Center and what was previously known at the Hilton. She enjoys all aspects of culinary, always cooking in her spare time while listening to rock music.

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Amanda Barham, Marketing and Member Engagement Manager at The Club at ArrowCreek

Amanda Barham is a Northern Nevada native. After graduating from Spanish Springs High School she went on to play college softball at Montana State University – Billings where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing. Amanda brings to the team 4 years of sales, marketing, and event planning experience to the team. Her love for the private club experience grew while working at Schaffer’s Mill Golf and Lake Club in Truckee, CA where she was a member of the Sales and Marketing team. She is passionate about providing the best member experience possible down to every last detail!

In Amanda’s free time she enjoys staying active by going to the gym and attending spin classes. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going camping, boating, and skiing!

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Andy Bomberger, Director of Event Sales at The Club at ArrowCreek

Andy Bomberger, CPCE, is a recognized leader in multiple facets of the meetings & events industry. A UNLV Rebel with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management, he returned to his roots in Reno, NV and has worked in Special Events for the only accredited Art Museum in the state of Nevada as well as the first non-smoking, non-gaming, luxury boutique hotel in downtown Reno.

Andy serves as the chapter president for the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE) Reno-Tahoe Chapter, after having held numerous roles both in Las Vegas and nationally. He donates time and advocates for local non-profits, serving previously on the board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and now the Reno Philharmonic Board of Trustees.

In his spare time, you might find him on a lake, in an RV, snowboarding his favorite mountains, checking out cars or sharing a belly laugh with friends.

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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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Walsh Trujillo, Director of Membership at The Club at ArrowCreek

Nevada born and raised, Walsh has been with The Club for more than a decade. He began his golf career in the Outside Services Dept. and worked his way to Golf Shop Attendant and Asst. Golf Professional before moving into his current position as Membership Director over the past 5 years.

Walsh enjoys playing and teaching golf every chance he has whether it be at The Club or at a local course in the early morning. In addition to golfing avidly, Walsh is diligent about maintaining his fandom following major sport team interests including football, basketball, baseball, golf, and stock-car racing.

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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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McKenzie Lunger, Property Accountant at The Club at ArrowCreek

McKenzie was born and raised in Fallon, Nevada and moved to Reno in 2015. She attended the University of Nevada, Reno and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. After receiving her degree, she worked in the Title/Escrow and the Mortgage Industry until she decided to pursue a career in Accounting. She is excited to take on the role of Property Accountant at The Club.

In her spare time, McKenzie enjoys spending time with her friends and family along with her dog, Misha Mae. She also loves camping, hiking, and going to the gym.

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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 Agrononomy

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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