Championship Golf Courses
- BELLE GLADE
- CANE GARDEN
- EVANS PRAIRIE
- HACIENDA HILLS
- MALLORY HILL
- NANCY LOPEZ
- ORANGE BLOSSOM HILLS
- PALMER LEGENDS
- TIERRA DEL SOL
Havana - Staff
Tyler Krager PGA Professional & Facility Manager
Hometown: Raymond, IL
I am the newest member of the Villages team and have been a PGA Member since 2014. Although I am new to The Villages (and to Florida), I am very happy to be out of the winds of West Texas and the cold winters of central Illinois. I earned my degree in Sports Management from Millikin University where I also played golf. I am happily married to my wife Jenna, very excited to be welcoming a baby into the world coming October 2016, and I canít forget my two dogs Charles and Milli, rescue dogs that have been part of our lives through all of our travels. I am looking forward to meeting you here at Havana!
Michael Lassen Assistant Manager - Inside
Hometown: Ft Lauderdale, FL
My wife Susan and I moved to The Villages in October 2009 from Ft. Lauderdale, FL where we spent most of our lives. We have been married for 20 years and while we still work we love spending free time with friends on the course or on the dance floor at Katie Belleís. Before joining the team at Havana CC as in Inside Sales Associate in September 2010, I spent 30 years in the transportation industry working for several national freight companies in both operations and sales. What I enjoy most about working for Havana and GMS is being part of a team where everyone is working toward one common goal and having fun along the way.
Pete Hoyt Assistant Manager - Inside
Hometown: Galway, New York
Moved to The Villages from San Diego in 2009 with wife, Linda. Originally from Galway, NY in the Adirondacks. Career Navy Man specializing in Training Systems(Simulators), retiring in 1986. During his post Navy career, he continued in his Navy specialty as a Program Manager procuring and providing multi-million dollar Training Systems to all branches of Service. Although fairly new to the Havana family, he has found the staff to be first rate and a real sincere pleasure to work with. Hobbies include golf and computers. Pete and Linda have 1 child and 2 grandchildren(twins - boy & girl).
Darrell Baker Assistant Manager - Outside
Darrell and his wife Rose moved to The Villages in 2005 from Miami, FL where Darrell worked as a High School Biology teacher and school coach. In 2009 he joined the golf and country club division; working for Havana Country Club as a front line staff person. In 2011 Darrell moved to Bonifay Country Club; assisting in its opening. Darrell and Rose really appreciate The Villages and the lifestyle that it has to offer its people.
John Hawley Assistant Manager - Outside
Hometown: Plainfield, Illinois
I moved to the Villages with my wife Ginny in January 2010 from Plainfield, IL. We have four children who live all over the country. My previous career was with General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in their Field Management Organization. I love to golf and am fortunate to have my twin brother living in the Villages. I have been with GMS since August, 2012.
Sue Pels Tournament Liaison
Hometown: Rochester, NY
I moved to the villages in 2008 and began working as an ambassador at Mallory Hill Country Club shortly after moving. In 2012 I moved to Havana as the Tournament Liason. I really enjoy the interactions with the golfers here in the Villages. Our Villages residents are such interesting people.
Prior to moving to the Villages, I spent 26 years working in engineering at Xerox Corporation in Rochester. I enjoy golfing, cycling, cooking, and travel.