Hacienda Hills - Staff

John WardPGA Professional

Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana

Originally from Louisiana, I was employed as Head Golf Professional at Southern Trace Country Club in Shreveport, LA and General Manager of Palmetto Country Club in Benton, LA prior to moving to the Florida Panhandle in 2004. Upon moving to Florida I was employed as General Manager of Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, FL and then as Vice President of Golf and Club Activities for Resort Collection in Panama City Beach, FL.

I have been a PGA member since 1993 and enjoy spending timewith my wife Lisa exploring all Central Florida has to offer. We have two children currently enrolled at UCF majoring in Hospitality Management.

I first learned of The Villages when my father and I were on a golf trip to Orlando. My father was thinking of retiring so I suggested we stop by and see The Villages. Upon arrival we were amazed by the beauty and friendly atmosphere throughout the property. At that moment I knew this was a special place and made it my goal to become a part of it.

Judy Garrette Assistant Manager - Inside

Hometown: Massachusetts

I moved to The Villages in December 2002 from Massachusetts where I have always resided. After three years of playing golf and enjoying The Villages lifestyle, I decided to go back to work. I worked at Target for one year and came to work for GMS in November of 2006 as a Sales Associate for Hacienda Hills. I moved up to a roving Assistant Manager for Hacienda Hills, Orange Blossom, and Tierra Del Sol in September of 2010. An opportunity came up to be Assistant Manager at Hacienda Hills in April 2011 and this is where you can find me Wednesday through Fridays. For relaxation I enjoy golfing, bowling and lounging by my pool with a good book.

Kal Kalieta Assistant Manager - Inside

Hometown: Bufalo, New York

Kal and his bride Katie are originally from Buffalo, NY. Kal's career had been in Information Technology, overseeing data processing for major Northeast banks. After moving to Florida, he designed and managed communications network for a startup credit card processor for 10 years. For the past 14 years, Kal & Katie owned and operated a Bed & Breakfast in St. Augustine, FL. Kal & Katie live happily in The Villages of St. Charles with their feline children.

Don Johnson Assistant Manager

Hometown: New Jersey

Hello, my name is Don Johnson - No not the Miami Vice guy. I moved to the Villages in 2004. Before that I had a Domino's Pizza franchise in New Jersey for almost 30 years. We have 4 children in New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas. We also have 8 grandchildren. I worked at Havana on the outside staff for 3 years, but had to go back up north for personnel reasons. Since my return I have been on the inside staff at Hacienda Hills for 4 years and was delighted to become a Hybrid Assistant Manager here.
I'm looking forward to serving the Guests at Hacienda Hills for many years to come.

Jimmy Lee Bozeman Assistant Manager - Outside

Hometown: Mineral Wells, Texas

I was born in Mineral Wells, TX on December 18, 1951. My wife Renee and I have three children and three grandchildren. My profession was in construction just about all of my life. For the last five years before retirement, Renee and I were involved in mission work with YWAM (Youth With A Mission), traveling around the country, as well as Guatemala and Kazakhstan, constructing Aquaponics systems (a self-sustainable system that grows plants in water with fish).
I love playing golf, baseball and most sports; and Renee and I are certainly enjoying the Villages lifestyle.

Curt Law Assistant Manager - Outside

Hometown: Kettering, Ohio

Curt and his dance & golf partner, Ronna, live in the Village of Lynn Haven. They moved from Kettering, Ohio in August 2004. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, this past April. In addition to playing golf, both enjoy ball dancing. Curt and Ronna have two daughters (Debbie and Donna), one son (Matt), four granddaughters and one grandson. Curt retired from Bridgestone/Firestone with 38 years of service in various managerial positions and worked as a starter at Hacienda Hills the past four years.

Judy Davis Facility Inventory Coordinator

Hometown: Somewhere in Maine

Judy Davis moved to The Villages in the fall of 2010 from Maine where she had always resided. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in Elementary Education. Her jobs and careers spanned many areas from restaurant/catering business management and owner, retail sales, home based travel agent, and Educational Technician in kindergarten and first grades. She has two children and four grandchildren that all still live in Maine. Her daughter Jennifer, is a junior at the University of So. Maine in Portland. Her son Ryan, is a grounds keeper at the Black Point Country Club in Scarboro, Maine. She has many varied interests including cooking, gardening, water painting, arts and crafts, traveling, playing pickleball, and learning to play golf. Judy is very happy with her move to Florida and The Villages. She has acclimated herself to the beautiful environment and friendly people. She does not miss Maine winters!!

Coby Vierra Tournament Liaison

Hometown: Lexington, Massachusetts

I first came to The Villages in 2004, after hearing first hand from my friends about the active lifestyle. I had no idea how to play golf as my time went to raising a family and working as an Archivist. I am now an active golfer and have worked with the golf division for almost five years; four with The Villages Golf Academy and recently joining Hacienda Hills CC as the Tournament Liaison.

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