Jeff Thomasson – General Manager
A native Texan and a resident of Central Texas for most of the last 30 years, our new General Manager comes to us from Kansas City, having served in the same capacity at Ironhorse Golf Club in the southern suburb of Leawood, Kansas. Jeff’s facility was recognized by Troon Golf as the ‘Turnaround Facility of the Year’ at the 2011 Troon Golf Global Leadership Conference. A PGA member since 1995, Jeff is beginning his 9th year with Troon Golf and has been a General Manager since 1990.
Jeff is a 6-year Air Force veteran and a graduate of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor just up the road in Belton. He is the proud father of 2 daughters, Julia and Morgan.
Born and raised in small town Nebraska, I graduated from the University of South Dakota and later from the Texas Culinary Academy right down the road in Austin. While living here for school, I met the woman who would end up becoming my wife - Jen. After she graduated from the University of Texas, we relocated to Sacramento, California and there I joined Troon Golf in 2002. We have also enjoyed living in Bend, Oregon and Las Vegas, Nevada gaining a variety of experiences at wonderful Troon facilities. Jen and I are raising three wonderful daughters, Abbie, Zoe & Ellie, and our family couldn’t be more thrilled to be back here in the Austin area being a part of the growth that Cimarron Hills, both as a club and a community will see for many years to come.
Ryan Spesock – Executive Chef
Nanette Johansen – Spa Manager
Johansen brings more than nine years experience in providing spa services to her new position at Cimarron Hills. A trained aesthetician and professional make-up artist, she has the distinction of working at a Five Diamond resort spa in the United States. Her background includes stints at: La Bella Faccia in Oregon; The Spa at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif.; and Steiner Leisure/C. Spa in San Diego, Calif.
Kelly Marshall – Director of Sports / Head Tennis Professional
A USPTA certified professional with over twenty years experience teaching and playing competitively. Kelly played tennis throughout her college years for Lamar University in Beaumont. She received all conference in college and played some professional tennis shorty after. She has been a part of the Cimarron Hills team for over eight years.
Steve Talentino PGA Head Golf Professional
Steve has been a Class “A” Member of the Professional Golfers Association of America for the past 18 years. He has worked in all aspects of golf operations throughout his career which began over 25 years ago at the Arizona Biltmore.
13 years were spent at the Arizona Country Club where he served as First Assistant and then Director of Instruction. His pursuit of a Head Golf Professional position led to Hassayampa Golf Club in Prescott and employment with Desert-Troon companies. He has been with the company for 12 years, spending time at Hassayampa and also Torreon Golf Club in Show Low, AZ.