Meet Your Staff
Lakewood Yacht Club’s staff carries out the policies of the Board of Directors and Club Manager for the last 41 years, Terry Chapman, and are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Club.
Terry Chapman, Club Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org • 281.474.2511
If you ever need assistance or have any questions regarding the club, we welcome you to contact us.
Assistant General Manager
Assistant General Manager
281.474.2511 ext. 229
After 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, mostly in private clubs, I look forward to expanding my involvement along the Gulf Coast. Most recently I was the general manager of a private yacht club in Oyster Bay, NY. I'm excited to apply my work ethic and talents to the programs at LYC and be a part of the team that brings extraordinary experiences to our members and guests at every opportunity.
Marketing & Membership Development Department
Director, Marketing & Membership Development
281.474.2511 ext. 217
As Director of Marketing and Membership Development, I am responsible for welcoming new members and telling prospective members about all the wonderful benefits of joining and being a member of Lakewood Yacht Club. No matter what membership you choose, I’m confident you will enjoy all that Lakewood has to offer, whether it’s sailing in one of the many regattas, socializing with new friends in the bar and lounge or waterfront dining in our newly renovated dining room. I’m happy to answer any of your questions about becoming a member of the Lakewood community.
Youth Sailing Program
|Watt Duffy III|
As Sailing Director, I am responsible for managing the best group of coaches in the region. We will strive to find the needs and desires of the membership, then create a program that will meet and beat their expectations. I have the honor of working with many volunteers and the thrill of coaching sailors of all ages. Lakewood can count on our staff no matter what age or skill level you might be. I have lived here in Lazy Bend on the lake since 2005, and worked for Lakewood as a coach since 2008. My wife, Priscilla and my two daughters Holland and Sophie, have been part of Lakewood in many ways. I look forward to meeting you and discovering your sailing passion.
Member Services & Events Department
|Julie Harman Howell|
Director of Member Services & Events
281.474.2511 ext. 214
As the Director of Member Services & Events, it is my job to oversee where the fun begins and never ends! Through food & beverage programming, kids activities, and Club standards, I work with all the committees to ensure that their events are smooth sailing. I also serve in the capacity of catering director and book both Member and non-member events and celebrations. Club Member and guest satisfaction thru social, culinary and service are a high priority to me. It is a sincere effort to ensure a consistent positive and memorable experience each and every time you visit your Club.
Been with Lakewood Yacht Club for over 3 years.
Harbor Administration Department
I find great pleasure in providing our members the perfect rental spots for their boats and manage the marinas' wet and dry slips, as well as the small boat pavilion, dinghy and locker storage. I also manage the Courtesy Officer staff that greets you at the front gate and patrols the grounds for your convenience.
Been with Lakewood Yacht Club for over 8 years.
Food & Beverage Service Department
Food & Beverage Director
281.474.2511 ext. 300
As a 2nd generation restaurant manager, I’ve had the amazing privilege of seeing all facets of service, food, and beverage appreciation. Being a native Houstonian has afforded me the opportunity to watch my city and surrounding areas grow, innovate and strive in every economic climate thrown her way. Starting my culinary background making spaghetti for my mother at age 8, I’ve thrived on the gratification that food and later beverage can instantly put any soul at ease. Working in establishments from Hilton Americas, Hyatt Regency, Houston’s, Oceanaire, Truluck’s, and then helping invent the benchmark of food, beverage and service at Hubbell and Hudson Bistro and Cureight under Chef Austin Simmons, I’ve come to the earth shattering understanding that it all boils down the people dedicating themselves to providing the ultimate experience. So, whether it’s in our bar and lounge, a la carte dining room, or banquets, I’m dedicated to making the Lakewood Yacht Club experience everything we’ve ever dreamed it can and will be.