Meet the Staff
Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club
Dawna Waterbury, MBA
Dawna’s diverse experiences bring an innovative approach to the management team of Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club. With a background steeped in business strategy and business development, Dawna has led the Le Triomphe team to achieve steady successes including a partnership with US Kids Golf for the Le Triomphe Golf Academy, the first partnership of its kind in the United States. Her leadership of the Le Triomphe team is guided by the club’s mission of providing the members of Le Triomphe and their guests with an exceptional private club experience through a passionate commitment to excellence, unprecedented service, and southern hospitality.
In addition to her leadership role at Le Triomphe, Dawna is also an adjunct instructor of Marketing and Hospitality Management at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. During her time at the University, Dawna has been selected for assignments that include an instructor of Wine and Champagne marketing in the university's Study Abroad Program in Paris, France and UL Lafayette's representative as lecturer on Strategies for Innovation during International Week at the Pole Universitaire Leonard de Vinci in Paris. Dawna holds a B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing) and a Masters of Business Administration from the B.I. Moody III College of Business at ULL. Dawna serves on several committees and is the Vice President of the Broussard Chamber of Commerce.
PGA Head Golf Professional
Jeff Anderson is a Northwestern Pennsylvania native and a graduate from Pennsylvania State University. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Golf Management and has been a PGA Class-A Professional since December 2000. Jeff has experience in working at top facilities across the country including, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky and Florida.
Most recently, he spent the past 14 years in the Tampa Bay area holding positions of both Head Golf Professional and Director of Golf at the premier locations of, The Innisbrook Golf Resort, The Eagles Golf Club, Countryside Country Club and Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club.
Jeff Anderson is very familiar with the various programming and high level of operational standards that an exclusive private club expects for its members. His goal for his staff is to continually exceed those expectations while striving to grow the golfing membership. He believes it is our responsibility to be a consummate promoter of the game of golf while creating a welcoming atmosphere for family and friends to enjoy the game.
“My passion for teaching is to help students achieve and improve their swing dynamics, while at the same time gaining an understanding of how the golf club should perform. I believe that each student has their ideal swing based on their natural tendencies, physical strength and limitations. If the student can understand the dynamics of their golf swing and golf club then they will have a greater success rate at a quicker pace.”
Golf Course Superintendant
Michael Frantzen was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. He graduated Cumlaude from Texas A&M University in May of 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Agronomy-Specialized in Turfgrass. While at Texas A&M, Michael worked at the Turf and Field Lab collecting data, and working with many different grass cultivars while learning directly from academic experts in fields of pathology, entomology, water management, forage management, runoff management, and others.
Before and after his schooling, Michael volunteered for the agronomic team at the Shell Houston Open, the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club, and the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana. After his graduation, Michael worked at Lochinvar Golf Club, a Nicklaus Design in Houston Texas. During his time in Houston, Michael completed a Masters in Hospitality from eCornell, and in 2013, Michael joined the Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club’s team to later become its Superintendent. Michael is also pursuing his certification as a Certified Golf Course Superintendent and as a PGA Professional.
Food and Beverage Director
Originally from Lake Charles, Michael is a Barbe High and McNeese graduate. He has an extensive background in the restaurant industry, including six years in New Orleans at Commander's Palace and House of Blues, and in Lake Charles at Player’s Casino and LaTruffe Sauvage. Previous to joining Le Triomphe as Director of Food and Beverage, Michael spent 6 years as Food and Beverage Manager at Gray Plantation in Lake Charles.
Marketing/Member Relations Director
A 2012 graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Carly LeJeune received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing. Upon graduation, Carly joined the ArchPoint team as a Project Manager and Analyst. There, she gained experience in client and product research, organizational interviewing and surveying, consultant supporting, and presentation design. Carly joined the Le Triomphe team in the summer of 2013 as the Director of Marketing and Member Relations.
Cheryll Duchamp joined Le Triomphe in April 2011. Previously, Cheryll began her accounting career in the oil and gas industry for 20 years, mainly with The Bob Fournet Compay. In 2004, Cheryll began working as a Controller for City Club at River Ranch, International BioResources, and Café Roma restaurants. Cheryll provides executive leadership to LeTriomphe and oversees all accounting, human resources, payroll, reporting, and finance functions. Cheryll holds a B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and is currently studying to become a Notary.
Lucia Marie Ferrari is the Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club's Fitness Manager, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness and Yoga Instructor for more than eight years, and a part time body builder/power lifter. She is originally from Redding, CT., and settled in New Iberia, LA. After graduation Lucia joined the military and has traveled the world and served among this country's fiercest fighting force - The few, the proud, the Marines. After a four year enlistment and an honorable discharge, Lucia’s Fitness Career began. Her last fourteen years have been in the private club sector, working as Fitness Director for private Clubs. Her previous private club experience includes Callawassie Island Club located in SC, and she currently calls Le Triomphe home.