Nicklaus Club Monterey

Debbie Monti, Director of Sales and Marketing

Debbie Monti comes to us from The Pebble Beach Company where she spent nearly seven years at The Beach & Tennis Club. Debbie's responsibilities included selling memberships, creating private events for members, and overseeing their golf team. Her attention to detail is unmatched. She is dedicated to providing first class service and product to members and clients alike. Her passion for delivering on her word earned her the nickname "Bulldog for Details" by Stu Widdess (former Vice President of the Minnesota Vikings). Debbie's motto is “Businesses’ are people and it is all about the relationships with people that will create success!”

Prior to working for Pebble Beach, Debbie had a successful career with The Minnesota Vikings as a Special Events Coordinator, her responsibilities included finding the talent for halftime shows, anthem performers and community outreach. Debbie also spent many years with the San Francisco 49ers as their Catering Director where she created menus and dining for the players, coaches, staff, media, and special guests. She was given Super Bowl ring for her hard work and dedication. 
 
     

Raul Cervantes, Executive Chef
Raul Cervantes' creative culinary talents makes him an integral part of the Nicklaus Club-Monterey team. He started in the kitchen well over 20 years ago where he started his career in the prestigious Cypress Point Club.   During his tenure at Cypress Point Club, he won Junior Chef of the year from the ACF Junior Monterey Chapter.  He quickly moved up the ranks, earning the title of Executive Sous Chef at Corral de Tierra.  He went on to work at other prestigious clubs such as Salinas Country Club and finally Nicklaus Club- Monterey.

Raul is Certified as Chef de Cuisine by the American Culinary Federation and continues to have a proven track record of delivering amazing culinary creations to our club members and special events.
 

Chong (Lisa) Wang, Budget Analyst

Lisa Wang joined the Nicklaus Club – Monterey team in March 2015. As the Budget Analyst, Lisa oversees the yearly budget and financial reporting. Lisa enjoys the beautiful atmosphere, scenery and community of the club. Lisa has her Masters in Finance from Pepperdine University and is currently pursuing her second Masters Degree in Business Administration. Lisa strives to one day become a CFO of a major corporation.

                    

Christy Taylor, Tennis Director

Joining the team at Pasadera Country Club in 2008, Christy Patton Taylor has an extensive background with premier tennis clubs, particularly in instruction, team coaching and retail operations. Christy competed collegiately in Santa Barbara and was introduced to teaching through the Municipal Underprivileged Children’s Program in Santa Barbara, where she has worked extensively with tennis leagues for women and juniors. She managed The Tennis Shop in Santa Barbara and in 1996 formed her own apparel sales agency, which handled sporting and lifestyle products throughout the West Coast. Her previous club experience includes assignments at Birnam Wood, Ennisbrook and Knollwood Country Clubs in the Santa Barbara and Montecito areas. Christy has lived on the Monterey Peninsula for the past 14 years and continues to play in USTA tournaments, including national age-group championships.

 

Patrick Parrish, Director of Tournaments and Instruction
Patrick Parrish has had a lifelong passion for golf.  He worked for his grandfather, Earl Henderson, who owned and operated Atascadero Golf Club in Atascadero, California. It was there that Patrick not only honed his golf game, but learned the business of golf course management.  Patrick later was offered a scholarship by Eddie Merrins to join the #1 UCLA Bruins golf team in the early 1980s, playing alongside future PGA Tour stars Corey Pavin, Steve Pate, Duffy Waldorf, and Tom Pernice. Patrick went on to graduate from UCLA with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He then proceeded to the University of California at Berkeley where he earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in English Literature.

Following his junior and collegiate success, Patrick played a short time on the Nike (Today’s Nationwide Tour) and Asian Tours, but eventually returned to the Monterey Peninsula in the mid-1990s and was offered a position at the Pebble Beach Golf Academy by Laird Small.  Patrick also worked alongside PGA Tour stars Mark O’Meara, Johnny Miller, Ken Venturi, David Feherty, Hal Sutton, Andy North, Davis Love III, Curtis Strange, and David Duval. In 2004, Patrick moved to Poppy Hills Golf Course where he became Lead Instructor and Tournament Director. Patrick’s teaching career has been very successful. He has taught four PGA Tour winners, five Champions Tour players, and attracted a wide following among nationally ranked junior and collegiate players, many of whom have earned college scholarships. In addition to becoming Titleist Performance Institute, Golf Machine, and Impact Zone Certified, he also serves on the AT&T Junior Golf Association Board of Directors.