Andy Rioux has over 30 years experience in the golf industry, and has been a member of the PGA since 1992. Rioux spent 6 years with Marriott Golf in various operational positions including Head Golf Professional at Marriott's Lincolnshire Golf Resort in suburban Chicago. He joined American Golf in 1994 and was appointed General Manager at several Phoenix area facilities including Stonecreek, Superstition Springs, The Legend at Arrowhead, and Villa De Paz. In 2000 Rioux moved on to In Celebration of Golf Management where he spent 14 years as the Vice President of Golf Operations overseeing up to as many as 10 golf facilities. In February of 2014, Rioux assumed the role of General Manager of Legend Trail Golf Club.
James NaPier has 6 years experience in the golf industry. James started his career in golf by attending the Golf Academy of America and came to Legend Trail in the summer of 2011. Since arriving at Legend Trail Golf Club James has occupied various positions including First Assistant and Outside Service Manager. In October 2015, James earned the role of Head Golf Professional. He is a graduate of The Golf Academy of Arizona where he earned his Associate of Applied Business degree majoring in Golf Complex Operation & Management. James also served in the Armed Forces and has been married to his wife Gina for 30 years and has two children, Josh and Cecelie.
Brent Smith began his professional golf career at Marriott's Tan-Tar-A Resort in Missouri in 1991, serving as Assistant Golf Professional and Tournament Director before relocating in 1992 to hold the same positions at The Golf Club of Marco in Marco Island, Florida. Later that year, he joined the staff of John Jacobs' Golf Schools and has traveled extensively helping to establish Jacobs' teaching sites in New Jersey, New York, Florida, Alabama, California and Arizona. Brent's instructional articles have been featured in Golf Digest magazine and other publications, and has also appeared on various TV and radio golf instruction programs. In 2002, Brent was named by Golf Digest as one of the top 10 instructors in the state of Arizona and the top 100 in the country. He has been the Director of Instruction for John Jacobs' Golf Schools and Academies at Legend Trail in Scottsdale, Arizona since 2004.
Having over 25 years experience in the golf industry, and a member of our local Cactus and Pine Golf Course Superintendants Association. Kevin is a graduate of Rutgers University, his work experience includes Fountain Hills Golf Course, Tatum Ranch Golf Club, Arizona Country Club and totaling over 11 years at The Boulders Resort as Assistant Director of Golf and Grounds. Professional Tournament experience includes the 1999 US Amateur hosted at Pebble Beach Golf Links and the 2000 Presidents Cup hosted at the Robert Trent Jones Course in Lake Manassas, Va. Kevin has been superintendant at Legend Trail Golf Club since July, 2013.
Brad has 20 years of experience in Food & Beverage Management as well as Wholesale Food Sales. Swanson started his career by attending the Art Institute of Phoenix while working during the day as a line cook at The Raven at South Mountain. After earning his Associates Degree in Culinary Arts, Brad worked for various golf management companies including Intrawest, Troon, and now Scottsdale Golf Group. He also spent 8 years in food sales for locally based Shamrock Foods. Brad brings his knowledge of food and wine from opening properties that include The Raven's at both South Mountain and Verrado, Trilogy at La Quinta, Southern Dunes and now Legend Trail Golf Club.
Cindy has been working in golf course accounting for 20 years. In 1995 Cindy was appointed the position of Property Controller with Troon Golf where she spent 9 years filling various accounting roles. Cindy came to Legend Trail with Troon Golf in 1999 and has been here ever since overseeing daily accounting, and logistics during multiple ownership changes. She has been an associate of Scottsdale Golf Group for 11 years.