Managing Staff

Robert Lopez -President and General Manager

Robert Lopez, Vice President General Manager Robert Lopez has been with the Tower Club since 1987, as the General Manager, then VP, he became the Owner and President in late 2010. He oversees all operations of the Club, including events, menus, staff and budgets. Before working at the Tower Club, Robert held a variety of positions in the hotel, restaurant and club business. Robert graduated from L’Ecole Hoteliere de Nice in France. He trained and worked in France and England before coming to the U.S., where he has been living and working ever since.


Sheila Estaniel - Marketing and Membership Director

Sheila Estaniel, Membership Director Sheila Estaniel joined the club in December 2013 and is skilled in business development, communications, community relations, events, and marketing. She previously served as Director of Marketing & Events for the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and worked as an independent contractor for companies like Sony Entertainment. A graduate of UC Davis, Sheila has recruited members for the Jaycees International and raised money for cancer research during her three seasons of marathon training with The Leukemia & Lyphoma Society's Team in Training.


Anita Turner
- Maitre D Club

Anita Turner, Maitre D Club Some of you may remember Anita from when she helped open the club in 1987 while it was owned by Martin V. Smith. After working under the supervision of Robert Lopez for nearly 25 years, she continued her career in the hospitality industry by taking the position of Dining Room Manager at the Four Seasons Montecito. After three years, she returned to the Tower Club to assist Robert in the management of the dining room. Later, Anita was offered the position of Dining Room Manager at the prestigious Sherwood Country Club in Westlake, where she worked for two years. Anita relocated to Orange County for a short time before returning to her home town and the club.