Chef Brandon is a 2002 graduate of the New England Culinary Institute where he was awarded a position in the Advanced Placement Program. His passion for the culinary arts began at an early age from watching his grandmother prepare meals for his large family each Sunday and on Holidays.
Throughout his career he has been associated with three top fifty CMAA Platinum level clubs. He brings 14 years of experience in the country club food and beverage business. Most recently, he has served as Executive Sous Chef at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland which is the current #1 Platinum Level Club in America. Prior to Congressional, he worked as Sous Chef/Banquet Chef/Chef de Cuisine at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colorado. He also worked as the Fine Dining Chef in the Oak Room at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York before moving to Cherry Hills.
Chef Brandon has been involved in numerous culinary competitions, amassing four American Culinary Federation Category K gold medals as well as a silver and gold medal in Category F. He was Colorado Chef Association’s Chef of the Year Runner-Up in 2009; he has worked two major PGA Golf Championships, a USGA Amateur Championship as well as two PGA Tour events hosted by Tiger Woods.
Throughout his career he has been fortunate to work alongside two distinguished culinary professionals; Certified Executive Chef, Joseph J. Piazza and Certified Master Chef, Daniel J. Scannell. Chef Brandon, along with these gentlemen, continues to set the standard of culinary excellence for private club dining and operations.
Director of Food & Beverage
Trevor has been a important member of the Pinnacle staff since 2007, he
has held a variety of positions in the Food & Beverage Department
including; Waitback, Server, Bartender, Assistant Dining Room
Manager and most currently Dining Room Manager.
Trevor is a Northwest
Arkansas Native, he graduated from Decatur High School in 2007. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in June of 2017 where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science.
When he's not at work, Trevor can be found
on the Golf Course or at a tailgate cheering on the Razorbacks. Trevor
loves the Family Friendly Atmosphere that Pinnacle Offers.
Food & Beverage Manager
Madeline was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She continued on to Tennessee and many other places before landing in Northwest Arkansas in 2003. In 2008 she graduated from Rogers High School, and continued on to earn her degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Arkansas in 2015. Madeline spent five years working at Embassy Suites hotel where she began as a hostess and progressed quickly to overseeing all aspects of the hotel. She then moved on to Houlihan’s as a bartender and was promoted to Floor Supervisor. At the urging of her friends she joined the team at Pinnacle Country Club in 2013. She began as a bartender and quickly excelled in customer service along with a proclivity for creating a successful cocktail program. After exceeding expectations as a bartender she was promoted to Bar Supervisor in January 2016. Madi was promoted to Bar Manager in August 2017 and then to Food & Beverage Manager in early 2018. She continues to provide the club with new and exciting cocktails, wines, and spirits. When you see Madi you can always expect a smiling face, a positive attitude, and a fresh cocktail!