Staff Bios

Joe RobsonJoe Robson

Founder and President,The Robson Companies, Inc.

A leader in the Tulsa area home building and development industries for over 25 years, Joe is the Founder and President of The Robson Companies, Inc., developers of Forest Ridge. In 1989, Forest Ridge Golf Club opened as the centerpiece to the 1000-acre Forest Ridge Master Planned Community.

Joe has long been a driving force in both local and national home builder associations. Joe was inducted as Chairman of the Washington D.C. based National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in January 2009. His five-year commitment began in 2005 and was elected in 2006 as the Vice President/Secretary of NAHB.

On the state level, Joe has served on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma State Builders Association since 1990 and was President in 1993. He was honored as 1994 Oklahoma Builder of the Year and 1992 Tulsa Home Builder of the Year. Joe also has served as President of the Tulsa Home Builders Association for two terms, 1991 and 1992.

Just a few of Joe’s numerous leadership positions include Chairman and Director of the National Center for Housing and Environment; Board of Directors of Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Committee; Chairman, Vice Chairman and Advisory Board Member of the Salvation Army; Leadership Tulsa Alumni; Chairman and Board of Directors Member, Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors Member Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka; and Chairman, Board of Directors of RCB Bank.

Davis RobsonDavis Robson

Vice President of Development, The Robson Companies, Inc.

Davis is the Vice President of Development and started with The Robson Companies in January of 2016. His duties include the planning and developing the infrastructure of Forest Ridge. Davis shadowed the “Grandfather”, Doug Shrout, for a few months before Doug’s retirement in June of 2016 when Davis took over in development. He states he learned more in those 6 months with Doug then he did in 4 years of college. Davis recruits new builders and oversees the development of raw land into finished homesites.

He began in the industry many years back following his dad around the project. He began his own remodeling business in 2013 with the purpose of flipping houses. At that time he joined the Home Builders Association (HBA) as a remodeler and this membership provided necessary connections within the industry.

Davis is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management. He fits right in as a Cowboys fan and loves to say Go Pokes!

Sarah HabigerSarah Habiger

Controller, The Robson Companies, Inc.

Sarah is the Controller for The Robson Companies, Forest Ridge Golf Club and Forest Ridge HOA. She began in July 2017.

She attended The University of Tulsa and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Prior to Forest Ridge, she was Chief Financial Officer and Controller for Murphy Energy Corporation and Affiliates in Tulsa. Sarah has extensive experience in accounting and Commercial Real Estate Management.

Sarah grew up in Jenks, OK and has two sons. She enjoys supporting the University of Tulsa Alumni Association.

Her quick witty personality fits right in with the rest of the staff.

John BabeJohn Babe

Forest Ridge Golf Course Superintendent

John has been the Golf Course Superintendent since the inception of Forest Ridge in 1988. John’s career includes positions at Quail Creek in Oklahoma City, and eight years as Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at Southern Hills Country Club.

John began working at Forest Ridge to oversee the growth of the golf course. He is responsible for the setup and maintenance of the golf course.

John is the type of guy you just can’t help but like, and he has done a great job with the care of our course for all of these years.

John and his wife, Kathleen, have three children and they reside in Forest Ridge.

Lance AllenLance Allen

Forest Ridge Golf Club General Manager

Lance joined Forest Ridge as Head Golf Professional in early 2006. He began as a golf professional in 1989. Lance came to Forest Ridge after serving the last five years as General Manager and Head Professional at Clary Fields Golf Club. Prior to opening Clary Fields in 2000, Lance was the Head Professional at Stewart Peninsula Golf Course in Texas. Lance began his career in golf as an Assistant Professional at Forest Ridge shortly after the golf course opened in 1989.

When seeking a new Golf Professional in our restructuring effort in 2006, Lance was one of few who did not apply. After timeless recruitment efforts, Lance was pursued to Forest Ridge for his people skills and customer service detail. You might catch him loading a bag, loading inventory onto a shelf or helping you at the counter.

Under Lance’s leadership, Forest Ridge Golf Club has added a variety of golf program selections while enhancing the strengths for which the course has always been known.

Lance is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Rocking “R” Ranch House and Forest Ridge Golf Club, managing the Golf Shop, coordinating tournaments, and outings at the course.

Lance resides in Forest Ridge with his wife and he has two daughters.

websiteJ.J. Belcoff

Head Golf Professional

J.J. Belcoff joined the Forest Ridge Golf Club staff in September 2011 and is the Head Golf Professional. Previously, he worked at The Greens Country Club in Oklahoma City, and before that spent six years at Fairfax Golf Club in Edmond, OK. JJ is a Class A Head Golf Professional.

Gary McWilliamsGary McWilliams

Assistant Controller,The Robson Companies, Inc.
Gary is the accountant for Robson Development, Forest Ridge Golf Club, Robson Realty and Homeowners Association. Gary started with Forest Ridge in 1994 as a staff member of the Pro Shop handling the duties of the tournament director. He then moved across the street to the executive offices in his current position in 2010. Gary handles all billing, invoices and payment processing. His most important job is distributing payroll to all employees.

Gary is a resident of Broken Arrow, and he grew up in New Mexico. Rumor has it that he was quite the high school quarterback, so if you see him ask about some stories.

Geri WheatonGeri Wheaton

Executive Assistant,The Robson Companies, Inc.
Geri is Mr. Robson’s Assistant as well as the Marketing Assistant. She is the main point of contact for Mr. Robson’s office as well. Geri assists in all marketing jobs for Forest Ridge and The Robson Companies. One of her main duties is taking care of all the in-house graphic design. She started with the company in March 2004 and is a very vital part in accomplishing all marketing functions. She works closely with the marketing director to implement and handle all resident events.

Geri and her husband, Rick, were married in 1990 and have one son. Her husband is a retired Tulsa Firefighter.

Melinda ClaiborneMelinda Claiborne

Development Assistant,The Robson Companies, Inc.
Melinda is the Assistant to the Vice-President of Development, Davis Robson. She assists Davis with all phases of development and works closely with the Forest Ridge Homeowners Association maintaining common area landscape, entries, parks, trails, and lakes. She works closely with the neighborhood Modifications Committees on approvals and handles covenant violations. Melinda started with The Robson Companies in June 2016. She previously worked for Tulsa Housing Authority.

Melinda and her husband, Levi, live in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have 2 kids.

She loves to dance so if the music starts flowing you better step aside. While not at work Melinda enjoys spending time with her family.

Scott Morgan

Development Maintenance,The Robson Companies, Inc.
Scott started with The Robson Companies in June 2013 and is perhaps the most recognizable Robson employee to the residents. Scott handles all the “outside” duties for the company, including installation and maintenance of the silt fences and dikes throughout new developments. He maintains the required forms to meet the standards of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

Scott can be seen throughout the common areas of the neighborhoods – taking care of trees, ponds, lakes, park equipment, landscape, entry lighting and much more. He also services pumps and aerators in the lakes and ponds, treating lakes and ponds to control algae and unwanted vegetation, maintaining the playground equipment, benches, and picnic tables throughout the development, and just about anything else that needs immediate attention.

Vicki ShirleyVicki Shirley

Receptionist,The Robson Companies, Inc.
Vicki is the Receptionist for The Robson Companies, Inc. and came on board in September of 2016. She is the first face visitors see when they come to our office. Her main responsibilities are to answer incoming phone calls and direct them to the appropriate department, greet all visitors to our building, help answer questions, process mail and contribute to the team in other areas as needed.

She retired from the United States Postal Service (USPS) after 30 years where she was responsible for administrative and operational activities. She served as a supervisor with the USPS.

Vicki and her husband, Rick, live in Broken Arrow where she also graduated high school. They have one son.

Given the chance, she’d jump at the opportunity to go on a cruise or to Hawaii.

BrentBrent Williamson

PGA Apprentice,Forest Ridge Golf Club
Brent Williamson joined the Forest Ridge Golf Club June 2016. Brent attended Northeastern State University where he was a member of the golf team. He graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice and is from Broken Arrow.

About Us

Forest Ridge is a master planned community with homes for every budget, stunning green areas, and recreation for every taste. The resort-style development is located on over 1,000 acres in beautiful Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. As a Forest Ridge resident, you'll live the lifestyle you deserve by enjoying the award-winning 18-hole public golf course, a full-service restaurant, Player's Grill Bar and an endless variety of recreational activities amidst the inviting masterpiece that makes Forest Ridge, the desired community.