Meet the Staff

 

John Jackson

General Manager
jjackson@cortebellagolfclub.com

John moved to Arizona at age 15 when his father retired from the United States Marine Corp. He attended Tempe High School and then Arizona State University where he played on the golf team for 4 years and was an All American in his Junior year. In 1969 he won the USGA National Public Links Championship. John also played on the PGA Tour in 1976 and 1977.

After leaving the tour he took the position of Club Professional at Camelback Golf Club, John then accepted an opportunity to be the Head Golf Professional at "The Golf Club at Desert Mountain". After a year there he left to accept the position of Director of Golf Operations at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale,
During his 16 year tenure at The Phoenician, John was recognized as the Resort Merchandiser of the Year for The PGA of America. His golf shop was recognized as a Top 100 Golf Shop 15 times during his time with The Phoenician.

In 2005 he took a position of General Manager for the Alta Mesa Golf Club and in 2008 John was offered a position within the Scottsdale Golf Group as General Manager for the Legend Trail Golf Club . In 2014 he became the General Manager of Corte Bella Golf Club.

John during his career has been President of The Southwest Section of the PGA in 1987 thru 1989 and a National Director in the PGA from 1989-1991. He was also a Southwest Section PGA Section Board member from 1981-1991.

John has won many tournaments to include the 1969 USGA National Public Links Championship and the 1980 PGA National Assistant Professional Championship. After finishing in 6th place at the National Club Professional Championship in 1982 and 1983 John qualified to play on two PGA Cup Teams against Great Britain and Ireland. John has played in 7 PGA Championships, 2 United States Opens and both the PGA Senior Championship and US Senior Open Championship.

John was inducted into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame in 2005, and the Southwest Section PGA Hall of Fame in 2011.

 

 

Adam Erspamer

Head Club Golf Pro
aerspamer@cortebellagolfclub.com


Adam was born in Pueblo, Colorado in 1983 and started playing golf in 1990. He was a member at Pueblo Country Club where his passion for the game of golf originated.

After graduating school he moved to Fort Collins Colorado where he worked as a project supervisor for the Fort Collins Country Club. To further his education and passion for Golf he moved to Arizona in 2008 to study at the Golf Academy of America. Adam graduated with a management degree from GAA.

While attending the academy Adam furthered his commitment for his passion and his new found love of the desert by working at Legend Trail Golf Club in North Scottsdale, and that’s where he first learned about Corte Bella.

I’ve been at Corte Bella now for almost 4 years and have fallen in love with members that reside in this community".

I enjoy many different aspects of the game of golf but my favorite is to introduce the game to beginners. I recently joined the PGA and am currently a B1 professional, I am working toward my class “A” professional status.

Joining the PGA allows me to further my passion and skill as a golf professional.



 

Lisa Sanchez

Food and Beverage Director
lsanchez@cortebellagolfclub.com

Lisa, an Arizona native began her hospitality career through humble beginnings as a cashier, cook and eventually shift leader for a small local pizza company. Recognized for her work ethic and ability to learn she was recruited by a national fast food chain to learn the operations side of the business and was tasked with opening new store locations in a team lead position where she not only supervised the overall operations but was the main trainer.
  
With goals and a passion to be part of an exceptional establishment that would deliver a dining experience that was next level, she took a position with the Buttes in Tempe, AZ where she learned the crafts of mixology and fine dining, she also learned the catering end of the business.

She spent the next 7 years continuing her education in food & beverage at Arrowhead Country Club in Glendale AZ where she was recognized for her vast knowledge and hands on enthusiasm by a partner of Troon Golf who then recruited her to be part of the Corte Bella Golf Club team.

Lisa has been at Corte Bella now for 10+years and has worn many hats in her days here, but none have fit quite as well as Food & Beverage Director / Banquet manager. Lisa works tirelessly to deliver an exceptional and memorable experience for all our members.

To date she has been in the food & Beverage industry for the better part of 25 years and shows no sign of slowing down.

Lisa has a large extended family here locally and enjoys spending time with them as well as supporting her nieces and nephews in their athletic endeavors.

 
Property Controller
Kyle Slusher
kslusher@cortebellagolfclub.com
  Golf Course Superintendent 
Pat Grimes
pgrimes@cortebellagolfclub.com
 

Lester Mast

Facilities Engineer

Lester has been around the construction business for the better part of 4 decades in every capacity from laborer, carpenter, superintendant, project manager and estimator. He has owned and run a family construction business in Indiana that is responsible for over 20 large commercial and residential builds, and has been contracted to manage the remodels of many public and retail projects including schools, churches and banks.
Lester has also been successful pioneering streamline costing and cutting edge project design saving his clients money; he credits these results to maintaining exceptional rapport in his vendor and sub contractor relationships.

Lester’s true expertise runs in project management and estimating where he has had a successful career generating millions of dollars in revenues and cost control for his clients keeping his services in high demand. Lester’s lifetime vision of always exceeding the goal, versus just meeting them has set a standard that carries thru to this day where he is enjoying semi retirement here in Arizona.

Lester has worked with the Sun City Recreation Centers assisting with event set ups and general site maintenance. He also started and continues a successful handyman business that keeps him busy when he is not here at the golf course.

Lester’s family includes his wife, and 4 boys, with a combined 7 grand kids.

Lester’s personal passion is in youth softball, where he holds the title of Assistant Umpire in Chief, (fast pitch)--Amateur Softball Association (Central Arizona) ASA Youth, Adult College and High School.