AMBASSADORS

We are proud to introduce you to our Paseo Ambassadors. The Ambassadors were carefully nominated and selected by the leadership team. These are people who embody the spirit of the club and all it has to offer. They are advocates for The Paseo Club and love sharing information about their personal experiences and positive results as a Paseo member.

MEET OUR AMBASSADORS

 Darryl Taja Brathwaite

Darryl Taja Brathwaite

Darryl Taja Brathwaite, professionally known as, Darryl Taja, has a career that spans more than two decades in the media business. With several hundred millions of dollars of executed transactional deals under his belt, Mr. Taja’s experience encompasses expertise in legal and business affairs, film and TV production, marketing, branding, management consulting, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Taja has been engaged with or worked for companies such as Disney Pictures, Disney Consumer Products and Global Licensing, NBC Universal Pictures and TV, Lionsgate Entertainment, Warner Brothers Entertainment, New Line Pictures, Kensington Publishing, Lehman Brothers, Orix USA, Fox, ITV Studios, Netflix and Alibaba to name a few.  Currently, Mr. Taja is under a multi-year, overall television production deal with 20th Century Fox Studios, and is producing the television series based on the movie, “The Mechanic”, for Alibaba.

“The thing that I like most about The Paseo Club is that it is a place where my wife, Sandy, and my daughter, Skylar, and I, can all play tennis and hang out together in a safe, family-friendly environment amongst friends of all creeds and races.  It is like our second home.”

BETH CHAMBERLIN

BETH CHAMBERLIN

My name is Beth Chamberlin. I am a Southern California native and Santa Clarita resident since 1996. I grew up playing tennis and have always enjoyed competing. My husband and I were very excited when The Paseo Club was being built and joined soon after it was opened. I enjoyed captaining USTA teams for many years. A couple of years ago I discovered the fast-growing sport of pickleball. I quickly became addicted to this fast, fun sport. I now compete in tournaments and have made many new friends along the way. I’m very excited to be the pickleball ambassador at The Paseo Club and look forward to sharing my love for the game with many members. 

PAM CRAIG

PAM CRAIG

Hi! My name is Pam Craig, I’ve been in the Commercial Real Estate industry working for CBRE for 33 years. My current role is an Operations Director. My office is located in Downtown Los Angeles, so fitting a workout in with a full-time job with a commute isn’t always easy. I find that the Paseo Club has plenty of options available to work around my career schedule. I am currently in the 5th season of Tribe and attend Cycling classes regularly.Tribe  I not only has provided challenging workouts, but it has brought me closer to a group of people that I truly look forward to being with twice a week. 

Tom Dierckman

Tom Dierckman

As the very first member to join, Tom and his wife Sandy enjoy all aspects of The Paseo Club.  Tom can most likely be found on the tennis courts, sharing time with Sandy in a Pilates class, enjoying friendships or participating in many of the social offerings provided for the Club’s members. Tom and his wife Sandy have two sons and three grandchildren. 

As a native of Indiana, Tom Dierckman received his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois and was commissioned in the US Navy Civil Engineer Corps.  Later he received his Master of Science degree in Engineering, Construction Management, from the University of California, Berkeley. Tom completed a total of 28 years of active and reserve service, retiring at the rank of Captain.  From 1982 until the company was acquired in 2004, he helped lead The Newhall Land and Farming Company, where he was named President of Valencia Company in 1994, and General Partner, Newhall General Partnership, in 2001. He was responsible for all aspects of residential, commercial and industrial development for the 15,000 acre “New Town” of Valencia, California.  From 2008 to 2014, Tom served as Special assistant to Congressman Buck McKeon for service academy nominations. During his career, Tom has served on many business and government Boards and been recognized for his work with various community organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club, College of the Canyons, and the Santa Clarita Valley Pregnancy Center. In 2012, he was named Santa Clarita Valley Man of the Year and in 2016 was inducted into his high school’s Hall of Fame. 
Ira Gottshall

Ira Gottshall

I work in the financial services industry and own FFP Insurance Services.  I have been a member of The Paseo Club since it opened and have lived in the Santa Clarita Valley since 1986.  It has been a great place to watch my son and niece grow up. My wife Rose and I love The Paseo Club for the tennis and the many friendships we have made over the years. 

Yvette Jansson

Yvette Jansson

First and foremost, I am a mother of 24-year-old boy and girl twins.  I work as a paralegal in a Tarzana law firm. I have been a member of The Paseo Club since its inception.  The Paseo Club is literally my home away from home and I take pride in that home. It is for that reason that I accepted the position as one of the Ambassadors to The Paseo Club. When I am not working I am either playing tennis, fitness training socializing or relaxing with my Paseo Club family.  I initially joined for the tennis. As it has expanded, I have discovered the many great fitness programs that The Paseo Club has to offer. I have achieved success with diet and fitness through the Personal Training and the Tribe FIT program, which has made a huge improvement in my overall health and fitness, which shows on and off the tennis court.  The Paseo Club, with all its amenities, has become an enormous part of my everyday life. As an Ambassador I can help to make this great family-friendly place even better.

Cash McCallum

Cash McCallum

I’m a realtor at RE/MAX right next door to The Paseo Club. I pride myself in never giving up on a deal and always finding the best way to fulfill the needs of my clients.   It is that work ethic that has built Cash McCallum Real Estate.  My goal is to educate my clients so they can make the best decision for themselves. I’ve devoted my life to service through leadership – in my profession and in my community. The Paseo Club is an integral part of the community and I always let my customers know about all that the Paseo has to offer and they are glad I did. My family and I have been Paseo members for about 12 years. We use every bit of the club and we absolutely love it there!

 

Erin Royer

Erin Royer

Erin became a member of the Paseo Club when all three of her children joined the Paseo swim team in 2015. When Erin was told to stop running due to hip issues, she then joined the Paseo masters swim team to stay in shape. Not only did she get in even better shape, but she’s also made many friendships in the pool! When her hip problems persisted, she had a double hip replacement and Paseo was vital in getting her fitness back after the surgery, with spin classes and continuing in the master’s program. With the support of her Paseo friends, Erin even got back into triathlons and completed the Wildflower Long Course this past May, just a year after the hip surgery. 

Erin is a mom to 3 kids, Carter 9 and twins Chandler and Taylor, 8. Her oldest son took a hiatus from swimming but is now back with the Paseo Aquatics team and is already qualified for Coastal Championships in 5 different events. 
Erin has her masters in psychology with a specialty in child development and family studies and runs her own business, Your Village, which includes a website with parenting classes on demand and a parenting podcast called Parenting Beyond Discipline. 
Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan

Michael grew up in Southern California and was lucky enough to live in many different states while pursuing his career.  He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, an MS in Biomedical Engineering and is currently a Director of Engineering at Advanced Bionics which is a local company that develops and manufactures cochlear implants. 

Michael moved to Santa Clarita in 2008 then joined The Paseo Club in 2009 to meet new people and learn how to play tennis.  He has made numerous friends over the years. As a way to meet new people, Michael has put together a Friday night tennis group, for all levels of players, to come out and listen to music, play mixed doubles and just have fun.  Other activities he enjoys at the club are the round-robin tournaments, social events, USTA leagues, and the Paseo Tribe Fit program. Michael is very passionate and enthusiastic about his work and play and fully enjoys life.  
Fred Wachtel

Fred Wachtel

Fred Wachtel was born in NY and moved to CA in 1997.  He has been married for 15 years to Denise and together they have a beautiful 6-year-old daughter.  Fred is a big fan of the NY Giants, enjoys a good single malt, and loves playing poker.  Fred is a financial advisor and Vice President-Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors here in Santa Clarita and loves working with families and local business owners to help them recognize and achieve their financial goals.  When Fred is at the Paseo Club he spends most of his time in the weight room.  He and his family also take advantage of other social aspects of the gym.  He and his family enjoy sitting by the pool, dive in movie nights, holiday events like the Halloween carnival and seeing Santa Clause at Christmas time.  Fred’s daughter is also on the Paseo swim team.

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