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Steven Held

President/CEO

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Janice Schefsky

Controller

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Stacy Stavinoha

CT Realty Broker

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Richard Peace

Real Estate Executive

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Michelle Manziel

Real Estate Executive

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Patrick Buck

Real Estate Executive

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Brenda Wendel

Real Estate Executive

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Bobby White

Director of Golf

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Kyle Erdige

Golf Course Superintendent

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Jay Maney

Senior Assistant Golf Professional

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Erin Burrows

Membership Director

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Ashley Vasquez

Club Accountant

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John Powell

Clubhouse Manager

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Justin Howe

Facilities Director

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Dennis Rollow

Community Association Manager

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Kelsey Jackson

Event Director

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Jay Nash

Executive Chef

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Laura Baker

Receptionist/Stay & Play Administrator

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Jennifer Blanton

Director of Fitness
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Nelson Tumlinson

Personal Trainer
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Terry Clayborne

Personal Trainer

Steve Held

President/CEO

Steve has over 35 years of experience in the private club, development, and hospitality industry, having been responsible for the openings and turnarounds of more than 45 properties in his career. Prior to launching Legacy Golf Properties, he founded The Dominion Golf Group, a boutique owner and operator of six (6) properties, including the prestigious Dominion Country Club in San Antonio. Steve’s focus on the individuality of each property and investing in the lifestyle of each community, as well as the people involved who make each one unique, have been the hallmark of his endeavors. He began his career with Bloomingdale’s, opening stores for them in Philadelphia and Dallas, then worked with Club Sports International prior to joining ClubCorp in 1994, where he worked until becoming a principal in River Place Country Club in 2005. Very happily married to his wife, Jan, a veterinarian, with five (5) children, and a ranch full of dogs, cats, cows and horses, Steve’s commitment to Legacy Golf Properties and each property’s future is indeed a labor of love.

O: 830.895.8500 ext. 228

Justin Jafarian

Chief Operating Officer

Justin brings a lifetime of experience in the management and operation of high-end country clubs and golf courses in the Central Texas area to his position as COO. Throughout his career, Justin has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to providing exceptional customer service and delivering superior private club experiences. In addition to his operational expertise, Justin has a deep passion for hospitality, technology and the modernization of the contemporary member experience. He has served on numerous committees and participated in several focus groups, advocating for the promotion and advancement of game-changing technology in the private club industry.

O: 830.895.8500 ext. 238

Janice Schefsky

Controller

Janice is a recent addition to the Comanche Trace team with over 30 years of experience in hospitality accounting. The native Floridian has 20 years of service with Hilton Hotels, most recently as the controller of a DoubleTree Beach Resort. Janice is no stranger to Texas, as she was also the controller for a large country club & HOA in Granbury for 12 years. She has always loved the Hill Country and missed being close to her two sons, who live in Austin and Fort Worth. That led her to relocate to Kerrville, where she is happy to be a Texan again and excited to be a part of the Comanche Trace family.

O: 830.895.8500 ext. 227

Stacy Stavinoha

CT Realty Broker

Stacy and her husband, Mike, have lived and worked in Comanche Trace since 2004. They chose CT and Kerrville because of the sense of community, great golf, fantastic weather and just the right spot to raise their daughter. Almost 20 years later, they are now grandparents and still love everything about the community.

O: 830.895.8505 ext. 225

Richard Peace

Real Estate Executive

Richard has been in marketing and sales for most of his adult life. After a five-year stint in the military, Richard attended Loyola University, where he majored in computer science. Following school, he worked for five years as a programmer and systems analyst for major firms in his hometown of New Orleans before switching his focus to professional sales. He has held various licenses in securities, property/casualty, life insurance and real estate. In 2008, Richard and his wife of 51 years, Louise, moved to Comanche Trace. Richard looks forward to utilizing his knowledge, familiarity and love of the community and its residents to promote the lifestyle, properties and amenities Comanche Trace has to offer.

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Michelle Manziel

Real Estate Executive

Over the course of her 20-year career as a real estate professional, Michelle has earned a reputation for integrity, diplomacy and sincerity. She works hard to earn the trust and faith of her clientele and her colleagues, believing that every transaction is first and foremost about the customer. Her patience and strong work ethic, in addition to her dedication to listening to her clients needs, help build relationships that last for years. And while she is known as a strong negotiator and client advocate, she always brings compassion, friendliness and humor to the table to ease the buying and selling process. Her experience includes working with high-profile corporate clients, individuals and families looking to find their perfect home. In addition to her career in real estate, Michelle is an accomplished home decorator and has years of experience in home building.

O: 830.895.8505 ext. 234

Patrick Buck

Real Estate Executive

Patrick and his wife Sharrel left the Pacific Northwest for Texas in 2016 and never looked back. They consider themselves blessed to call the Hill Country home and enjoy exploring everything the area has to offer. Patrick uses his background in real estate finance along with a network of some of the best professionals in the industry to help clients achieve the best possible position to purchase or build their next home. Patrick prides himself on his savvy negotiating skills, attention to detail and knack for finding good value. Most of all, his goal is to make the process of finding a home a fun and enjoyable experience. As a proud veteran, he applies three core values to all he does in both work and life: integrity, service before self and pursuit of excellence.

O: 830.895.8505 ext. 235

Brenda Wendel

Real Estate Executive

Brenda Wendel is a career real estate professional with 28 years of experience in custom home building, new home construction sales, and residential and land brokerage. Her academic background includes a BBA in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. She enjoys helping individuals with investment property analysis unique to their personal needs. She appreciates art, beauty and relationships. One of the things Brenda enjoys about her job is connecting with her clients—what is important to them, their dreams and their passions. As she learns their motivations and priorities, she is empowered to address their needs as their agent. In her spare time, Brenda pursues swimming, golf, painting and cycling. She also enjoys photography, a passion she has indulged throughout the picturesque Texas Hill Country.

O: 830.895.8505 ext. 232

Bobby White

Director of Golf

Bobby is a proud Texan who came to Comanche Trace after spending 31 years in Granbury, Texas. He is a PGA Professional with over 31 years of experience in the golf industry. Prior to moving to Kerrville, Bobby spent 22 years as head golf professional of Pecan Plantation Owners Association and Country Club, where he also served as general manager. Bobby and his wife Kelli are the proud parents of three sons, Brice, Baker and Britt. Bobby’s favorite pastimes include playing golf and spending time with his family and friends.

O: 830.895.8500 ext. 237

Kyle Erdige

Golf Course Superintendent

Born and raised on a dairy farm in Oneida, New York, Kyle grew up helping on his family’s farm tending to various kinds of livestock. As a child, Kyle loved the outdoors and watching life grow from the ground up. He began his studies at SUNY Morrisville in Landscape Design. His first job was under the tutelage of his mentor Mark Rowles, where he started out on the grounds crews and worked his way up to Foreman. After discovering his love of golf, Kyle switched his course of study to golf course management. He finished his schooling at SUNY Delhi and received his Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences with a focus in Turf Management. His professional career included positions at several golf courses where we worked through the management hierarchy from Superintendent to Director of Golf. In 2021, Kyle moved to Texas where he found his new home and position at Comanche Trace.

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Jay Maney

Senior Assistant Golf Professional

In 2005, after living in Houston and working in the auto industry for 30 years, Jay and his wife Tracey moved to Comanche Trace. Jay and his wife have one son, Colin, who is serving in the U.S. Navy.

O: 830.895.8500 ext. 248

Erin Burrows

Membership Director

Originally from Houston, Erin started her club career as a full-time server while attending The Hilton School of Hotel & Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. After graduation in 1996, she took her first membership director position at The Greenspoint Club in Houston and has been building relationships and enriching lives ever since. Over the last 25 years, she has served as membership director at various clubs throughout Texas, including The Houston City Club, Tower Club Dallas, Onion Creek Club, The Hills of Lakeway in Austin and The Dominion Country Club in San Antonio. During that time, Erin has been the recipient of many national corporate accolades and awards. Her door is always open, and she makes it a point to get to know each of the members and help them become part of the Comanche Trace family.

O: 830.895.8500 ext. 224

Ashley Vasquez

Club Accountant

Ashley grew up in Kerrville and graduated from Tivy High School in 2003. She joined Comanche Trace in 2010 while attending Schreiner University, where she earned her B.A. in psychology with extensive accounting courses. Ashley and her husband Eloy have three children and enjoy being involved in their school and sports activities.

O: 830.895.8500 ext. 226

John Powell

Clubhouse Manager

John comes to Comanche Trace with over 15 years in the private club industry, most recently serving as the Director of Operations at Ridgewood Country Club in Waco, Texas. Prior to his time in Waco, John worked as the Food & Beverage Director at several high end clubs including Traditions Club in College Station, and The Dominion Country Club in San Antonio, in addition to spending several years as the Director of Operations and General Manager at Onion Creek Country Club in Austin. His passion for service and hospitality will undoubtedly have a big impact on our efforts to continue improving the Member Experience at Comanche Trace.

John is engaged to his wonderful fiancé Taylor, and they have an adorable 2-year-old daughter named Collins. They are very excited to be here in Kerrville and to join the Comanche Trace family.

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Justin Howe

Facilities Director

Justin has been with Comanche Trace since 2017 and currently serves as our Facilities Director. As Facilities Director, Justin is responsible for keeping our facilities operating at their very best. Justin honed his skills across various companies and broadened his mastery of cabinetry, plumbing, mechanical skills, electrical maintenance, carpentry and even digging wells. In his spare time, Justin enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the beautiful Hill Country historical sites, breweries and roadside eateries.


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Dennis Rollow

Community Association Manager

Dennis and his wife Heather decided to call Comanche Trace home after he retired from The City of Tulsa. After coming to the Hill Country for over 20 years while visiting family, they knew they wanted to move here. Comanche Trace was the type of community they were drawn to, and after visiting, the decision was an easy one. They appreciate the high quality HOA and exceptional golf course.

O: 830.895.8500 ext. 229

Kelsey Jackson

Event Director

​​As a proud 9th generation Texan, Kelsey is no stranger to the Texas Hill Country and feels so blessed to call it home. While she started at Comanche Trace in 2013, she accepted the position of Events Director in 2022. Coordinating anything from Weddings to Corporate Events and Golf Tournaments, Kelsey has a true passion for people. She enjoys helping bring visions to fruition and feels honored to witness some of life’s most memorable moments! In her free time, Kelsey enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

O: 830.895.8500 ext. 236

Jay Nash

Executive Chef

Chef Jay Nash was born and raised in a small farming community in Iowa. Jay grew up with homestyle and farm to table cooking, worked in restaurants and a small farm. Following his passion after attending the University of Iowa he moved to Hyde Park, New York and graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 1994. He found his new home in Austin Texas opening the culinary side of Texas’ largest brew pub of the time. After seven years he moved on to River Place Country Club as the Executive Chef with Dominion Golf Group. As the company expanded Jay became Executive Chef at Dominion Country Club where he served the members for 17 years. Jay became Executive Chef of Comanche in November of 2023.

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Laura Baker

Receptionist/Stay & Play Administrator

Laura and her family love the Hill Country and have been coming to Kerrville for more than 25 years. They moved here in 2008 and raised two daughters here, both now in college. Laura has administrative experience with KPMG and UHV. She enjoys spending time with her family and serving with friends in her church and community.

O: 830.895.8500 ext. 222

Jennifer Blanton

Director of Fitness

Jennifer loves living in Comanche Trace! She has a background in personal training and group exercise spanning nearly 40 years. After getting her degree in Kinesiology, she went on to become a US Army hospital administrator and master fitness trainer.

She has worked with all age groups and fitness levels, from soldiers and gym goers to physical rehabilitation center residents to children’s dance, gymnastics & PE. She currently holds numerous certifications, among them are AFAA Group Exercise, TRX, Aqua, Silver Sneakers, and several Les Mills formats. As an avid runner, she has completed 50 full marathons. Her motto is ‘movement is freedom’ and her passion is sharing the joy of movement with others.

Nelson Tumlinson

Personal Trainer

Nelson is an NSCA-certified personal trainer. He has over seven years experience in personal training and supervision of physical therapy technicians, wellness clients and clinical students. He is the owner of Hill Country Wellness & Performance LLC and works out of the Kroc Center, Center for Fitness, Comanche Trace and River Hills Mall. He offers private, one-on-one sessions as well as semi-private sessions and classes. He would love to help you reach your fitness goals.

Terry Clayborne

Personal Trainer

As new residents of Comanche Trace, Terry and his wife Janet are excited to be a part of the community. He was born and raised in Texas and recently retired as a national account sales SVP in the food service industry. He and Janet have spent the past 47 years in Houston. Terry has always been a fitness enthusiast and recently graduated from the National Personal Training Institute as a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer. He would love the opportunity to share his passion for pursuing a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness, proper exercise and a well-rounded diet so that you can achieve your personal fitness goals.