Belle Glade - Staff

Brett Sherman PGA Certified Professional & Facility Manager

Hometown: Bushnell, Florida

Born in London, Kentucky, I have lived in Sumter County since the age of 2. I attended Florida State University where I graduated with a degree in Business and a major in Professional Golf Course Management. I have been a PGA member since 2004.

Elaine CollinsAssistant Manager - Inside

Hometown: Homer, New York

I was born and raised in the little town of Homer, NY, then lived in the Rochester, NY area where my husband, John, and I raised our two children; a daughter now living in Connecticut with her husband; and a son still living in the Rochester area. No grandchildren... yet. We purchased our home in The Villages in 2005 and visited several times a year until we were able to move here full-time in 2010. We both love golf and play as often as possible.

Professionally, I spent many years working in the telecommunications industry then for Xerox in a mix of positions mostly technology and/or customer service related.

Jerry CourtrightAssistant Manager - Inside

Hometown: Reese, Michigan

Jerry and his wife, Cheryl, live in the Village of Sabal Chase. They have 3 sons and 4 grandchildren. Their youngest son is a firefighter for the Villages and is currently assigned to Station 43. Jerry grew up on a farm in Michigan. When he was discharged from the service, he went into the furniture business. His 35 years of working with Ethan Allen Inc. allowed them to live many states, including Michigan, New Jersey, Minnesota, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee, California, Virginia, and Florida. Jerry worked as a vice-president of sales for Bassett Furniture industries before retiring to the Villages. They enjoy playing golf, boating, the new life style and friends they found in the Villages.

Jeryl Potter Assistant Manager - Inside

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My husband Jerry and I first visited The Villages in 1998 but it wasn't until 2004 that we fully retired and moved here permanently. Leaving the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (yes, I'm a "yooper") the warm Florida sunshine feels great. After staying busy with all the sports and activities available, in 2013 I decided it was time to go to work for GMS. Interacting with the residents, golfers and co-workers keeps a smile on my face every day.

Bill Barreau Assistant Manager - Outside

Hometown: Portage, WI

I was born and raised in the farming community of Cazenovia, WI. Sue and I married in 1979 and lived and worked in Portage, WI, where we raised our two children, Nicole and Christopher. Sue and I moved to Tampa in 2009 and eventually to The Villages in 2012. I joined GMS in 2014 starting at Havana and then transferred to Belle Glade in July of 2014. Sue and I have been blessed with being able to enjoy The Villages lifestyle where we have made so many good friends.

Larry Anderson Assistant Manager - Outside

Prior to moving to The Villages, I spent my entire life in Central Illinois (within 100 miles of Springfield). After college, I worked 34 years with various State and National financial institutions, from small community banks to multi-state regional corporations. During that time, I held various positions from teller to CEO. I attended the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, WI, held various financial licenses in Illinois and passed the requirements to earn a designation of Certified Financial Planner.

I am married to Sue and we have two grown children. Sue and I moved to The Villages (Largo) in 2013. I was at Havana Country Club prior to joining Evans Prairie and now am at Belle Glade. We both play golf and like to visit different areas in Central Florida when time permits. In addition, we are trying to experience various clubs and activities that are available on a daily basis, here in The Villages.