Orange Blossom Hills - Staff

John Ward PGA Professional & Facility Manager

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.

Jenny BrubakerAssistant Manager - Inside

Hometown:  

I have lived in the Villages for the last 7 years with my husband, Max. We have been married 47 years have two sons and two granddaughters who still reside in Indiana. I worked for General Motors Corporation for 31 years and during that time went from being an hourly employee to a department head coordinator. In addition to us both working full time in the manufacturing industry we also owned a working farm. I showed Quarter Horses from the time I was 10 years old allowing us to travel all over Indiana, Ohio and Illinois.

I love to golf and travel and have worked for The Villages golf team since 2010.

James (Jamie) DuperreAssistant Manager - Inside

Hometown: West Warwick, Rhode Island

I have 35 years in the retail management field. I was Director of Stores in charge of retail operations with The Casual Male of Shrewsbury, MA and was responsible for the operations and personnel of 65 retail stores, throughout the Northeast. In 1985 I became Regional / Operations Manager with New England Golf & Tennis, dba Nevada Bob's operating 15 Golf & Tennis stores throughout New England, with my home office located in Walpole, MA. In 1997 I accepted the position as General Manager of Swansea Country Club, located in Swansea, MA and operated an 18 hole championship golf course and a 9 hole executive course. In 2003 I was appointed General Manager of Norton Country Club in Norton, MA a private 18 hole championship golf & country club.

I am excited about the opportunity of working with the staff of Orange Blossom Hills and being an added asset to the team.

Fred Goerisch Assistant Manager - Outside

Hometown:  

I lived in Alaska for 35 years. I have two sons still living in Alaska, two sons in Reno and a daughter in Boise, Idaho. I retired from teaching science education, for 30 years, at the University level. My wife and I came to The Villages 5 years ago and have loved our lives here. I joined OBH in 2012 and really enjoy all the people who come to play.





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