Dave Brown, PGA
Dave Brown has been involved with golf since age nine. Entering the golf business in 1981, he became a member of the PGA in 1986, and recently achieved Life Member Status. He has participated on various PGA committees, and served as the PGA Tournament Chairman for a period of five years. His professional experience includes three private clubs here in New Mexico during the 80’s and 90’s, before joining the Santa Ana team in 1998.
He’s played in golf tournaments at most of the courses around the state for the past four decades, been involved on the administrative side of many high profile events in that time span, and feels that he knows “New Mexico Golf”, inviting you to Santa Ana for an enjoyable golf experience at one of the best the state has to offer.
Golf Course Superintendent
Derek Butt, GCSAA
Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Sandy Lemon, over both Twin Warriors and Santa Ana, is a PGA and LPGA Professional who has specialized in teaching for well over 20 years. She is an instructor of LPGA Golf Clinics for Women and has received the PGA Excellence in Education Award and was Section East Chapter Teacher of the Year. Sandy was a three time state golf champion in Virginia, Illinois and Georgia during which time she became an Inductee in the Southern Illinois University Hall of Fame. Sandy played on the Asian Golf Tour and the Futures Golf Tour. In addition to her extensive playing background, she has developed and implemented numerous golf schools, clinics, and tournaments. She held the Head Professional position at a 36 whole facility in Savannah, Georgia for 18 years. Her expertise is in the area of instruction and club fitting. Sandy was named Callaway Golf Club Fitter of the Year for 2005, and Top Ten for the last three years.
Golf Shop Staff & Starters:
Steve Manning, PGA
Javier Chavez, PGA Apprentice
Allan McDermott, PGA Apprentice
John Rio, PGA Apprentice | Tournament Coordinator
Khristian Leon, Outside Services Supervisor
Controller, Santa Ana Golf Club, Inc. Nanci Davis served as the Assistant Financial Manager for Santa Ana Golf Club from 1999 – 2003, and has recently returned to serve in the Controller position.
From 2004 to 2013, Nanci lived with her family in Denver, Colorado. She worked as the Founder and President of Basic Books Bookkeeping Solutions, Inc. located in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Since forming the company with one client just over eleven years ago, Nanci has overseen the growth of the organization to its current position of over 120 clients serviced by a full time staff. Basic Books provides comprehensive bookkeeping, accounting, tax, consulting and human resource services to companies and individuals of various sizes across a vast array of industries.
Nanci has a Bachelors of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Business Computer Systems from New Mexico State University. She has worked extensively in the accounting, finance, and human resources fields in both the public and private sectors prior to founding her own company. In 2008, she was recognized as a Champion of Enterprise by the Denver Chapter of Sales Professionals International. She is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and spent several years teaching Accounting and QuickBooks courses at the Accounting & Business School of the Rockies.
In addition to her professional work, Nanci has served as a volunteer in the Albuquerque and Denver educational and political communities.
Kathy Morrow, Human Resources/Payroll
Kathy Morrow joined Santa Ana Golf in 2009, first working in the Pro Shop, moving into the Accounting Department in 2012, and becoming the Human Resource Manager in 2015. Kathy has lived in Albuquerque since 1983, coming from Joplin, MO. She has played golf since the age of 8, starting in a free Parks & Recreation program, sponsored by the City of Joplin. Swimming lessons were too costly, so golf it was! She has maintained her love of golf over her lifetime.
Kathy brings an extensive management background to Santa Ana, having managed people & programs throughout her career, most recently in healthcare. The last 10 years, Kathy has spent time doing the things she has always wanted, obtaining a BA in Interior Design in 2006, after many years of dabbling in the decorating field, as well as becoming more involved in ladies golf, allowing her to surround herself with the game she loves. Kathy keeps herself busy in her spare time volunteering, chairing the Albuquerque Women’s Golf Championship, and any and all arts & crafts.
Kathy plans to spend the last years of her career at Santa Ana Golf Club working with employees to continue to make it a great place to work, play, and dine for all who walk through the doors.
Roger Campbell, Food & Beverage Manager --Prairie Star & WindDancer Bar & Grill
Brian Lyle, PGA- Accounts Payable/Teaching Professional/ Merchandising
Micah Jones, Executive Assistant/ Web Manager
Micah Jones first came to work on the Santa Ana Golf Club property in 1999 as an administrative assistant with the Sun Country Section PGA, which was housed on the golf club. After a six-year stint with the PGA, Micah was hired as an administrative assistant and benefits administrator for the golf corporation, moving just across the lawn to her new office in 2005. She is now executive assistant to Derek Gutierrez, assists with all four departments of the corporation and serves the SAGC, Inc. board of directors.
Micah had been in food and beverage, most recently serving as manager of a white tablecloth Italian restaurant, so she brings both F&B experience and PGA of America experience to the job. Micah has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Psychology, and has completed the majority of work towards a Masters in Education with a Training & Learning Technology focus.
Micah loves to hike with her dog and cook, and loves social media, even on her off time.