Executive Management

Lori Resmondo

Director of Operations

Lori has been with The Villages since 1990. She was born and raised in Northern Lower Michigan in the Grand Traverse area. Throughout her years in The Villages, she has been involved in the development and growth of many current arms of the retail business.

She and her husband were married on The Villages property and have raised their 2 daughters in this community. Her daughters were among the first children to have the honor of attending The Villages Charter School.

Lori’s interest include spending time with family, reading, and many outdoor activities.

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Christopher Laufersky

Executive Sales Manager

Christopher is originally from Lansing, Michigan. He joined The Villages Golf Cars in 2009, but has been working for The Villages in some capacity since he was 16. He also has over 20 family members that work for The Villages.

He currently resides in Oxford with his wife, 3 children, and his dog.

In his spare time he enjoys Golf, ultimate Frisbee, family gatherings, and attending his daughters competitions.

He is an avid Michigan State, Detroit Tigers, and Detroit Pistons fan.

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Joe Morreale

Sales Operations Manager

Joe has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2010. He is from Valparaiso, Indiana and now lives in Oxford Oaks, here in The Villages with his wife and son.

Joe’s favorite sports teams include the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, Orlando City Soccer Club, and the Florida Gators.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and attending live sporting events, especially soccer.

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Shane McCall

Sales Manager

Shane has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2014, but has been working for The Villages since 1993. He was born and raised in Lake County, Florida and now lives in Oak Meadows, here in The Villages.

Shane enjoys boating, wake boarding, the Dallas Cowboys, and Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Jeff Tutin Jr.

Digital Media Manager

Jeff has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2012. He was born and raised in Central Florida and currently lives in Mount Dora. He enjoys traveling, working out, and watching sports.

His favorite teams are the Florida Gators and Orlando Magic. He is a graduate from the University of South Florida and has never seen snow.

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William Laveigne

Service Manager

William has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2011. He is a Florida native that was born in Oxford and now lives in Lady Lake. His family has been living in and around Oxford for over 200 years.

William loves to golf, fish, anything that has to do with the water, and the Florida Gators.

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Matt U'Ren

Service Manager

Matt has been working with The Villages Golf Cars since 2016. He is from Fowlerville, Michigan and now lives in Ocala.

Matt is an avid motorcycle enthusiast who enjoys anything outdoors, such as hunting, fishing, and power sports. His favorite sports teams include the Michigan State Spartans, Detroit Lions, and Detroit Red Wings.

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Tracy Thompson

Service Manager

Tracy started working for The Villages Transportation in June of 2004, then came to The Villages Golf Cars in January of 2010. She’s from Chatsworth, New Jersey, born, raised, and lives in Ocklawaha Florida.

She loves all sports and is a diehard Philadelphia Eagles, Sixers, Flyers and Phillies fan. She also loves to read, loves all animals (except for snakes), and is passionate about horse racing and the racehorses her family owns.

She received a double scholarship to college for basketball and softball and was offered a tryout for the WNBA when Philadelphia was trying to start a franchise (unsuccessfully) in the late 1990’s.

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Ernie Keckonen

Culture Development Manager

Ernie has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2002. He’s from Royal Oak, Michigan and now lives in Bison Valley, in The Villages. He enjoys reading, walking, the Michigan State Spartans, and Detroit Tigers.

Ernie claims he isn’t interesting or fun, but get to know him and you’ll know this is definitely not the case.

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Jackie Galloway

Vendor Relations Manager

Jackie has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2014. She is from Chicago, Illinois and now lives in Fruitland Park.

In her free time, Jackie enjoys gardening, bird watching, yoga, and listening to music. She is a fan of the Green Bay Packers, Chicago BlackHawks, and Northwester Wildcats.

Jackie’s dream lunch date would include Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, and Elon Musk.

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Will Golden

Pre-Owned Manager

Will has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2015. He is from New Castle, Delaware and now lives in Belleview.

Will cheers on the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Orioles. He likes to fish and camp in his spare time and can table drum with the best of them!

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Don Harvey

Training Manager

Don has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2005. He comes from Plymouth, Massachusetts and now lives in Belleview.

Don’s hobbies include fishing, golf, and yard work. He likes all professional New England sports teams and Florida college teams. He is one of ten kids!

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Andy Souza

Executive Assistant

Andy has been working with The Villages Golf Cars since 2011. He comes from Haverhill, Massachusetts and currently lives in Belleview.

On his days off, Andy likes playing games with his kids, watching sports, reading, listening to music, traveling, and trying new types of food. Andy likes all sports teams from back home, including the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and the Boston Bruins.

 

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Daryl Lape

Production Manager

Daryl has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2016, but has been working for The Villages since 1999. He is a Florida native that was born in Weirsdale and now lives in Summerfield.

Daryl is an avid outdoorsman that enjoys hunting and fishing during his time off. He also enjoys football and his favorite teams are the Florida Gators and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Ben Barton

Assistant Production Manager

Ben has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2016. He is a Florida native that is from Weirsdale and now lives in Summerfield.

Ben is a family man that enjoys anything he can do with his wife and kids, especially if it’s in the woods or on the water. He also enjoys cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Florida State Seminoles.

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Spanish Springs

Dwight Ganoe

Team Lead

Dwight has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2019. He was born and raised in Belleview, FL.

When he isn’t working, Dwight likes to go fishing, hunting, watch sports, play softball, and bowl. His favorite teams include the Florida Gators, Tampa Bay Rays, and Miami Dolphins

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Sharon Starr

Sales Associate

Sharon has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2014. She is from Modesto, California and now lives in Country Club Hills, here in The Villages.

Sharon is a pickleball addict and also enjoys playing golf. She has lived in New York, Ohio, Virginia, Oregon, and has been in Florida the past 15 years.

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Jim Welsh

Sales Associate

Jim has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2015. He is from Philly, but now lives in The Village of Santiago.

Jim keeps busy by dancing, riding bikes, cheering on Notre Dame, and visiting his 15 grandchildren.

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Kevin Butler

Sales Associate

Kevin has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2015. He is from Ocala, FL and now lives in Lady Lake.

Kevin is a huge Florida State fan and enjoys watching football and building things in his spare time. He is a fun loving family man who’s married with four of his own kids along with four Godchildren.

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Mark Berman

Sales Associate

Mark started with The Villages Golf Cars in 2020. He is from Brookline, Massachusetts and now lives in Lady Lake.

Being a former Tennis Pro, Mark enjoys playing tennis, golf, and bird watching. He also likes watching the Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins.

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Don Austreng

Sales Associate

Don joined The Villages in 2019 and The Villages Golf Cars in 2020. He is from Cold Spring, Minnesota and now lives in The Village of Belle Aire.

His favorite sports teams are the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild, and all University of Minnesota sports teams.

He has one son and one step-son. In his spare time, he likes to golf, watch sports, and travel with his wife.

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Lake Sumter Landing

Jason Wilson

Team Lead

Jason has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2012, but has been working for departments within The Villages for over half his life. He was born and raised in Central Florida and now lives in Lady Lake.

Jason enjoys playing softball and cheering on the Florida State Seminoles and New York Giants.

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Mark Modarelli

Team Lead

Mark has been working with The Villages Golf Cars since 2015. He is from Youngstown, Ohio and now lives in The Village of Dunedin.

On the rare days Mark isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Tia, flying RC airplanes at the Polo Fields, working on his car, and visiting car shows. He also likes watching Red Bull Air Racing and UFC.

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John Allen

Sales Associate

John has been working with The Villages Golf Cars since 2011. He is from Orlando, FL and now lives in Weirsdale.

John likes to cheer on the Orlando Magic and Pittsburg Steelers. Once when he was 18 years old, he took a Greyhound Bus across the country and back, all alone, just for the experience.

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Mike "Sal" Salverio

Sales Associate

Sal has been with The Villages Golf Cars team since 2010. He is from Quincy, Massachusetts and now lives in Summerfield.

Sal likes golf, the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins. If you have met him, you know he enjoys making people smile and laugh.

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Todd Gambino

Sales Associate

Todd has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2011. He is from Buffalo, NY and now lives in Lady Lake.

Todd enjoys watching sports, especially the Buffalo Bills, and playing poker in his free time.

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Bill Bollin

Sales Associate

Bill has been working for The Villages Golf Cars since 2014. Bill comes from Rochester, New York and currently lives here in The Villages.

Bill enjoys sports, traveling, and the Buffalo Bills.

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Shelley Robichaud

Sales Associate

Shelley has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2015. She is from Presque Isle, Maine and now lives in The Village of Rio Ponderosa.

Shelley likes to watch the St. Louis Cardinals. She has traveled the world as a Military Brat and met the Queen of England while her family was stationed at RAF Bentwaters in England.

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Billy Pinson

Sales Associate

Billy started with The Villages Golf Cars in 2020. He is originally from Tyler, Texas, but now lives in The Villages. He has been coming to The Villages for the past 15 years to visit his in-laws.

In his free time, Billy likes to travel and hang out with his wife, Sonja. He also enjoys cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, hunting, fishing, golf, reading, and anything aviation related. He holds a commercial and instrumental rated multi-engine pilot’s license and once had to land a plane in a pasture due to an engine failure.

Billy has been to Ethiopia, Africa twice for construction and dental mission trips.

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Len Fletcher

Sales Associate

Len has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2018. He is from Derby, Connecticut and now lives in The Village of Sabel Chase.

Len enjoys the Nascar Modified Tour, Tour Type Modifieds, SK Modifieds, and the Stafford Motor Speedway, along with golfing with friends.

His nickname is “Mud.” It’s a long story, but ask him about it sometime!

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Josh Ayala

Sales Associate

Josh has been working for The Villages Golf Cars since 2017. He is a Florida native who was born in Belleview and now lives in Summerfield.

He is a proud husband and father of three that enjoys woodworking, cooking, and watching sports. His favorite teams include the New York Yankees, New York Giants, and Florida State Seminoles.

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Mike Kramer

Sales Associate

Mike has been working with The Villages Golf Cars since 2020. He is from Hamburg, Pennsylvania and now lives in The Village of Dunedin.

Mike is a musician that plays bass in a worship band at a local church and enjoys kayaking and riding his motorcycle. He also follows the NHRA Drag Racing Circuit and his favorite driver is John Force.

He used to jump out of airplanes, but now spends his time with both feet on the ground.

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Kathy Marino

Sales Associate

Kathy started with The Villages Golf Cars in 2020. She was born and raised in New Jersey, then spent 14 years in North Carolina before moving to The Village of Monarch Grove.

Kathy enjoys music, family time, and her puppy. She has been skydiving, bungee jumping, and zip lining, but what keeps her grounded is teaching senior cardio drum fitness classes.

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Colony Plaza

Dane Watterson

Team Lead

Dane has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2012. He is a Florida native, that was born and raised in Fruitland Park and that’s where he currently lives.

Dane is a husband and father of 5. In his spare time, he like to coach his children in sports and cheer on the Florida Gators. Since he was born here, he has been able to see the growth of our beautiful community from the ground up.

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Ross Moore

Sales Associate

Ross has been working for The Villages Golf Cars since 2010. He is a Florida native who was born and raised in Leesburg and now lives in Lady Lake.

Ross likes fishing, gardening, hunting, woodworking, and the Florida Gators.

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Jeff Schweizer

Sales Associate

Jeff has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2015. He is from Bradley, IL and now lives in The Village of Ashland.

On days off, Jeff likes singing and listening to music, attending concerts, comedy, movies, football, hockey, baseball, and public speaking. He is a big fan of anything sports relating to Chicago, including the Bears, Blackhawks, Cubs, and White Sox.

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Jim Duffy

Sales Associate

Jim has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2019. He is from Waco, Texas and now lives in The Village of Antrim Dells.

Jim likes to BBQ, Cook, and NHRA Racing. He has made quite the transition, from building motors for cars with 8,000+ hp, to selling golf cars with less than 15hp.

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Scott Mansell

Sales Associate

Scott has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2019. He is from Troy, Michigan and now lives in Belleview.

Scott enjoys golf and traveling, especially in the Caribbean. All his favorite sports teams are from Detroit and he was a radio DJ for 25 years.

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Brownwood

Brandon Whetstone

Team Lead

Brandon has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2011. He is from Orlando, FL and currently lives in Fruitland Park.

Brandon enjoys going to sporting events, concerts, playing softball and catan, He also likes spending time with his friends, family, and his dog, Waffles.

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Kim Fischer-Geiger

Sales Associate

Kim has been working with The Villages Golf Cars since 2009. She is from Binghamton, New York and now lives in The Village of Caroline.

Kim lives an active lifestyle and enjoys swimming, golfing, kayaking, cruising around in her golf car, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. Her favorite sports teams are the New York Yankees and Giants.

20 Years prior to joining The Villages team, she owned and operated a fully equipped golf pro-shop and driving range at Thendara Golf Club in the foothills of The Adirondack Mountains of New York.

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Jeff Tutin Sr.

Sales Associate

Jeff has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2014, but has been working for The Villages since 2001. He is from Orlando, FL and now lives in Tavares, FL.

Growing up, Jeff used to be active in sports, but now he spends time watching them instead. His favorite team to watch is the Florida Gators.

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Dan Parent

Sales Associate

Dan has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2012. He is from Farmington, New Hampshire and now lives in Fruitland Park.

In his spare time, Dan likes to golf, watch football, and cook. He used to be a chef and loves to compete in cook-offs whenever he can.

Dan is a huge football fans and likes to watch the Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox, and Bruins.

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Alex Snyder

Sales Associate

Alex has been working with The Villages Golf Cars since 2016. A Florida native, he was raised in Mount Dora and that’s where he currently resides.

In his free time, Alex enjoys playing basketball and participates in basketball leagues year-round. His favorite sports teams are the Green Bay Packers, Florida Gators, and Orlando Magic.

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Ed Rizo

Sales Associate

Ed has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2017. He comes from Miami and now lives in Oxford Oaks, in The Villages.

Ed enjoys computers, music, films, video games, and of course, selling golf cars. He majored in guitar in college and taught lessons for eight years before joining our team. He is also a vegetarian.

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Bill Ziobro

Sales Associate

Bill has been working for The Villages Golf Cars since 2015. Bill comes from Auburn, Massachusetts and currently lives in The Village of Fenney.

Bill enjoys golf, NFL football, antiques, and WWII history. With his involvement in antiques, he was able to sell “junk” to Mike and Frank of American Pickers.

He likes the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and the Boston Bruins.

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Diane Michela

Sales Associate

Diane has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2017. She comes from Virginia Beach, Virginia and now lives in Linden Isles, here in The Villages.

On her days off, Diane spends time enjoying music, movies, sports, and wine. Her favorite sports teams are the Pittsburg Steelers, Washington Nationals, Washington Capitals, Old Dominion University, and Florida State Seminoles.

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Luke Smith

Sales Associate

Luke has been with The Villages Golf Cars since 2018. He is from Kansas City and now lives in Oxford Oaks.

Luke’s passions include travel and photography. He also enjoys watching the Kansas City Chiefs. Luke is married with a dog named Penny Pi. Her first name is Penny, because she was born a copper color. Her middle name is Pi, because she was born on 3/14.

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Ron Morse

Sales Associate

Ron started with The Villages Golf Cars in 2020. He comes from Colorado and now lives in The Village of Pine Ridge.

He loves lifting weights, kayaking, bicycling, yoga, dancing, going to Disney, and his Boxer dogs. Ron also likes the Denver Broncos and ‘80s Rock Music.

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Glenn Fedich

Sales Associate

Glenn started with The Villages Golf Cars in 2020. He is from Flushing, NY and now lives in The Village of Monarch Grove.

Glenn is currently training for his private pilot’s license, is in the Mini Cooper Club, and also enjoys Meteorology and Bulldogs.

He likes the New York Giants, University of Michigan, and football from Georgia and TCU. If you haven’t noticed, he also shares a name with a good brand of scotch.

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Daniel Ayala

Sales Associate

Daniel started with The Villages Golf Cars in 2020, but has been working in The Villages since 2002. He is from Brentwood, NY and raised in Belleview, FL.

In his spare time, Daniel likes spending time with his wife and kids. He likes to stay active with sports and enjoys watching sports when he isn’t playing them.

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