Cane Garden - Staff

David Williams PGA Certified Professional & Facility Manager

Hometown: Oxford, FL (born in Jacksonville, FL).

Moved to Wildwood, FL when I was four years old. While growing up, I watched The Villages grow (from my backyard) to become a golf and retirement metropolis. After college I traveled the country for two years teaching golf for a renowned company. As luck would have it, my career returned me to the place I knew the most—The Villages. I helped open the beautiful Cane Garden Country Club in December of 04’, and have been here ever since serving as the PGA Professional-Facility Manager.

My hobbies include: Spending time with my family, golf, fishing, barbequing, and anything else outdoors. I’m always looking to learn something new.

David Carbary Assistant Manager - Inside/Outside

Hometown: Auburn, New York

I was born and raised in the Finger Lakes region of Central NY. There, my wife Debbie and I raised our daughter. Professionally, I was employed by the New York State Department of Corrections at Auburn Correctional for 31 years as a Computer Repair Instructor. In December 2011 after several visits we moved to the Villages and purchased a home in the Village of Tamarind Grove. I had the pleasure to join the staff of Evans Prairie CC in August of 2012 and open the facility in November of that year. I have enjoyed my time in the Villages playing golf and meeting a wide variety of people.

Nina Menci Assistant Manager - Inside

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Moved to the Villages in April 1998. Started working for the Golf Division at the Aqua Range in June of 2004 and was fortunate enough to be transferred over to Cane Garden for the Grand Opening in December of 2004. I found myself making Cane Garden my second home filled with lots of friends and many happy memories. My passions are playing the games that thrill me one moment and frustrate me the next – golfing, bowling, gardening and dancing with my hubby.

George Wolkhamer Assistant Manager - Inside

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

After becoming empty nesters, my wife Deborah and I moved to The Villages from the Nashville, TN area in 2006 to enjoy the lifestyle and activities that The Villages has to offer. Having spent 35+ years in operational and sales/marketing positions within the automotive and industrial industries, I was ready to pursue my real, golf, and more golf. In 2016, I had the good fortune to expand my love of the game even further by becoming a team member at Cane Garden. We live in the Village of Pennecamp and enjoy what each new day here in The Villages brings.

Tom Donahoe Assistant Manager - Outside

Hometown: San Francisco, California .

I was born in San Francisco California and lived in the Bay Area for most of my life. I have been married to my wife Susan for 31 years and we have 2 children, a daughter, Whitney who lives in California with her family, and a son Steve who is a Junior College Basketball coach in Kansas. We have 2 grandchildren, Elisha and Emma.

I served in the US Air Force for 8 years and was stationed in England, Washington State and Thailand. After my discharge, I entered the San Francisco Police Department and 31 years later I retired as a Captain. I was then appointed the Assistant Director of the Minneapolis 9-1-1 center and remained in that position for 10 years.

Susan and I moved to The Villages in March of 2010. We currently live in the Village of Mallory Square and are enjoying the village lifestyle. My wife is very active in the art (painting) community and I enjoy golf and swimming.

Rick Ward Assistant Manager - Outside

Hometown: Grand Ledge, Michigan

My wife Jean and I first visited The Villages in 2006 but it wasn’t until 2013 that we moved here permanently. Raised in Michigan, Jean and I now get to enjoy golf year around and all things that The Villages has to offer.

Peggy Haines Tournament Liaison

Hometown: Allentown, Pennsylvania

My husband Don and I moved to The Villages from Allentown, PA in 2010. We have 2 sons who are still in PA. Before retiring I spent 40 years working in engineering with Verizon. In 2012 I began working in the golf shop at Hacienda Hills and in 2015 moved to Cane Garden as the Tournament Liaison. I love to golf, play pickleball and enjoy the whole Villages lifestyle.

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