A well-concieved lakefront community.

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Don McNamara - Founder

Dallas real estate investor and developer, Don McNamara has provided the vision for Long Cove. Having owned a family home on Cedar Creek Lake for 20 years, Don is passionate about the lake and the nostalgic, multi-generational community it offers. His enthusiasm has fueled the nearly 10 years of planning and perfecting what is now the premier, family-friendly second home destination for Dallas-area families and the surrounding communities.

With more than 30 years of successful investment experience, including four years with Bass Brothers Enterprises and founding his own private equity firm, The Hampstead Group, Don has worked extensively in both the real estate and hospitality sectors. Most notably, Don led the development of 140-acre Cityplace including West Village that revitalized Dallas’ Uptown.

As founder, Don embodies the passion for Long Cove, and compels the development team to implement carefully calculated design and construction of unique family homes, unifying community spaces and amenities that bring the conveniences of resort-style living to the lake.

John Boyd – Project Architect

John Boyd brings more than 20 years of architecture and interior design experience to Long Cove as the community’s in-house project architect. John’s specialty is designing family compounds and residences, and his clients have included some of Dallas’ most affluent families. In addition to his Long Cove design leadership, John continues to manage his own firm, John Boyd & Associates, through which he serves not only families, but also hotels, restaurants and commercial offices.

Prior to founding John Boyd & Associates, John served as the in-house architect for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. Previously, he worked for other notable, high-end interior designers and architects. John’s portfolio includes projects ranging from luxury residences in Dallas, Aspen, and Carmel to private compounds and ranches in East Texas.

Levi Wild, Design Engineer

As the design engineer for Long Cove, Levi is instrumental in shaping the covesdefining lots, roads and utilities as well as implementing our ambitious master plan. His responsibilities also include managing the landscape architecture and construction for Long Cove’s amenities, most recently for Henderson Park and Thistle Never Dhu putting green.
Levi's previous professional experiences focused on working within entitlement constraints of complex land development projects. In 2017, Levi founded Wild Land Development Consulting to advance his mission to provide creative engineering solutions and ardent client service for projects like Long Cove. As an East Texas native, Levi appreciates the natural beauty of Long Cove.

Walter Stewart - Land Planner

Walter Stewart is a master planner and architect with a 9-year history of consulting to Long Cove.  Originally from Texas, he is the head of Walter Raleigh Stewart, an international multidisciplinary design firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Walter brings to Long Cove over 40 years of experience working in 40 countries across Europe, The Middle East, North America, The Caribbean, The South Pacific, and Far East Asia, as well as his work in 35 US states.  His projects include designing New Towns, Urban Redevelopment, High-rise Mixed-use Developments, Resorts and Resort Communities, Wilderness Preserves, restoration of historic castles in France and Germany, and a wide range of recreation oriented Communities around the world. His golf course in Jakarta has been on both the European and Asian Professional Tours.  His work can be found in architectural, business and resort publications as well as in ULI Golf Course and Development textbooks. Walter earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo and has taught City & Regional Planning university classes as well as lectured on development planning across North America. 

Nancy Phillips - Construction Manager/Contract Administrator

Nancy Phillips, PE leads the Long Cove team as the overall development manager for new roads, bridges, grading, storm drainage, and cove development. Prior to this project, Nancy was responsible for complex multi-million dollar construction projects for a variety of discerning clients. Before launching Team Phillips in 2002, she worked for SMU as the project manager for Ford Stadium and the redevelopment of the south limits of the SMU campus. Next she served Hillwood Development as the Sr. Project Manager at American Airlines Center, responsible for the construction of the 70-acre Victory District in the uptown area of Dallas. Nancy served the AT&T Performing Arts Center as their infrastructure and streetscape manager for the redevelopment of the Dallas Arts District from 2004-2009, to facilitate the construction of the Winspear Opera House and Wyly Theater.  Her attention to artistic detail, combined with a keen understanding of engineering and construction issues, were critical to keeping contractors on schedule and delivering a timely project. Nancy leads Team Phillips' commitment to providing construction solutions that meet the artistic vision of Long Cove. Nancy has a Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University, and is a graduate of Leadership Texas Class of 2008.

Guymon Phillips

Guymon Phillips, PE is leading the Long Cove team in the planning and construction of all public utility infrastructure: domestic water, sanitary sewer system, electric and telecommunications backbone.  He is also responsible for the management of the Lake View Management and Development District No. 1 operations and maintenance program.  Guymon serves as the District Engineer, a role similar to his former positions as Director of Utilities and Assistant City Manager in Austin, Texas.  He has extensive experience in the planning, design and construction of master-planned public and private projects. His main objective at Long Cove is to ensure that the construction of all the infrastructure is consistent with engineering design guidelines and specifications.  Respecting the natural beauty of the lake and the land is also a key component in designing the surface features related to the utility and roadway systems.   Guymon’s undergraduate college life started at Baylor University where he played football for three years, then finished his college studies at Texas Tech University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering.  Guymon also has a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin.