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James has over 40 years of management experience in the local hospitality industry, spanning Hotel (Pebble Beach Lodge), Fine Dining (Fresh Cream Restaurant) and Private Club (MPCC, The Beach & Tennis Club, Tehama Golf Club, Pasadera Country Club). James is focused on the highest level of customer service and enjoys being an active part of the Club service staff. He believes that attention to detail and the ongoing goal to have the best maintained facility possible are two of the most important aspects for any Club manager. Development of a strong and motivated team of staff members, that are both warm and professional, are what have made CVAC the great Club it is today and, what will continue to make this a Club that everyone would enjoy!
Talking with Members, meeting their families and not just meeting their expectations but surpassing them!
Jeff began working at CVAC in June 2018 as the Membership Director. This is his first role within the CVAC family. He comes to us with years of experience in the hospitality and club industry. Most recently as the River Ranch Assistant Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch. As the membership director, he is responsible for creating and maintaining a strong relationship with al potential, new, and current members.
“My favorite part of my role here at CVAC is the opportunity to be an ambassador for the best club on the Peninsula. We have something for everyone. Beyond that, I enjoy the daily interaction with our wonderful members.”
Spin classes using our new Schwinn bikes, lifting weight and enjoying the CVAC Café overlooking Refuge & the tennis courts.
Joshua began working at CVAC in April 2018 as the Concierge Director. He graduated from MPC with a Fine Arts degree and is currently enrolled in a doctorate program for Medical Qi Gong. He joins us with over 25 years of experience in the Hospitality industry, including over 10 managing a Concierge desk at Pebble Beach. His responsibilities include overseeing the Concierge staff at the desk and making sure that the fitness and pool facilities are up to speed for our members. He strives to ensure that all CVAC members leave the club with a positive experience.
“I enjoy being a part of everyone’s wellness. I am very impressed seeing so many people working hard to improve themselves.”
Enjoying an early morning Qi Gong class or hitting the weights.
Hudson began working at Refuge in October 2016 as a Refuge Concierge after graduating CSUMB with a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science. Six months later he was promoted to Refuge Supervisor and quickly thereafter became Lead Supervisor. In February 2018 he was promoted once again and became the new Refuge Director and took on the responsibilities of managing the Refuge spa and all of its employees, including massage therapists. He also manages and maintains the Refuge facility, ensuring that everything is up to par for guests and that everyone who goes into Refuge leaves feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
“My favorite thing about my job is being able to bring joy and relaxation to the hundreds of people we see every day. People seek us for a ‘Refuge’ to disconnect and refresh themselves from their everyday lives. Providing that sensation and watching guests leave feeling beyond themselves makes my job worth it.”
Night time runs on the treadmill, rainy day Refuge experiences, listening to the sounds of the river during my break, and chatting with the extraordinary members located at CVAC.
Megan began working at CVAC in 2014, after working at several clubs in the bay area as a fitness director. She started as the instructor for BODYFLOW and was promoted to the position of Fitness Director a few months later. She is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Life Style & Weight Management Coach, IPA Pre/Post Natal specialist, a TRX Personal Trainer, and certified in teaching Les Mills Bodypump, Bodycombat, Bodyflow, Yogafit, and Silver Sneakers. Her responsibilities include hiring and training Personal Trainers, Pilates Instructors and Group Fitness Instructors as well as managing the fitness class schedule.
“My favorite thing about my job is assisting members with finding the perfect approach to their specific fitness goals and inspiring them to try new ways of working out.”
Training clients, teaching group fitness, and taking my son to the pool!
Dominic De La Torre
Youth Activities Director
Dominic began working at CVAC in 2013. He has worked in many different departments including Kids Club, Front Desk, and Aquatics. Dominic has a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science from California State University of Monterey Bay and is ACSM-CPT, Water Safety, and Lifeguard Certified. In 2016 he was promoted to Aquatics Director, and at the beginning of 2017 he took over the responsibilities of Kids Club and became the Youth Activities Director. His responsibilities include hiring and training new kids club, aquatics, and camp employees, and supervising all youth activities including Parent’s Night Out, swim lessons, SPLASH, and Family Pool Days.
“I love everything about my job from changing diapers, building forts, to teaching swim lessons. I am very grateful for all the friendships I have made with all the families and children.”
Swimming in the evening, weightlifting in the mornings, and relaxing on the pool deck.
Brian is a USPTA 1 Elite Professional and he is a current competitive player that carries a 5.0 NTRP rating. He has been ranked #1 in the nation in men’s doubles over 16 different years in the senior divisions (25’s, 30’s, 35’s, 40’s and 45”s). Brian has been ranked #1 or #2 for the last 10 years in the men’s 35, 40 and 45 doubles. Brian has won 12 national doubles titles along with numerous Northern California Men’s Open titles to his credit as well. He was ranked #1 individually in Northern California Men's Open Doubles in 2006 and 2007. Brian was world ranked in men's doubles on the ATP Tour in the 1990’s, 2006 and 2007. He played college tennis at the University of Arizona and UC Santa Barbara. He was ranked in the top 10 in Northern California from the 12’s to the 18’s every year and was nationally ranked from the 14’s to the 18’s in junior play. Brian was the Tennis Director at Meadowbrook Swim and Tennis Club, Los Gatos Swim and Racquet Club, Pasadera Country Club, CVAC and Seascape Sports Club. Brian was also the boy’s varsity coach for Carmel High School and Monterey High School.
Kyle began working at CVAC in 2012 as the Social Media Coordinator after graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in English and an emphasis on early modern studies. In 2014 she was promoted to Marketing Director. Her responsibilities include communicating events to members through various media including the newsletter, emails, printed flyers, and social media. She also manages the website, social media accounts, and all club advertisements.
"I am so fortunate to work with such an amazing team. They inspire me everyday."
Tennis, running, and getting pampered in the CVAC Salon.
Fernando began working at CVAC in 2009 as a part time housekeeper before moving to full time in 2011. Prior to joining the CVAC team he worked at the Hyatt and Motel 6 in both housekeeping and maintenance, respectively. In 2014 he was promoted to Housekeeping Director and took on the responsibilities of scheduling staff, ordering supplies, and monitoring inventory. In addition to directing the housekeeping department he also runs laundry and makes sure CVAC members are amply supplied with towels throughout the day.
“I love everything at CVAC, especially all the friends and teachers I have met while working here. I enjoy the feeling of pushing myself to do better and seeing how it affects those around me.”
Swimming in the pool with my beautiful daughter.
Bridget began working at CVAC in the summer of 2008. She started in landscaping and front desk. After graduating with honors from Pivot Points flagship school under the watchful eye of world renowned Leo Passage in 2008, she began building her clientele by working at a few Salons in Carmel. In 2012 she moved into the CVAC Salon as the Salon Director and full time stylist & colorist.
“I have two favorite things about my job the first would have to be the clients I have the privilege of working with and the second would be personalizing haircuts and color to suit the person.”
Running, attending spin and yoga classes, having lunch in the cafe and enjoying the sunshine by the fire pit.
The Local's Resort
Tennis, Fitness, Friends, Fun
Carmel Valley Athletic Club, 27300 Rancho San Carlos Road Carmel, CA, 93923
Hours: Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm Saturday - Sunday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm