Chris has been a vital figure at Monterey since the day he started serving as Property Manager in July of 2005. As a walking encyclopedia of Monterey’s populace and Florida condominium law, Chris is reliable to handle situations and advise the board in whatever may come along. Outside of office hours, he enjoys playing golf (“poorly “) and is also enthusiastic about hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley.
Laurie comes to us from Wilksville, a tiny town in Southern Ohio. She has been in Florida now for 3 years and just loves it. She is married and the proud mother of three grown children. She worked as a receptionist off and on for over 30 years and Monterey is just what she was looking for and will enjoy working here very much! She likes to read, work out, take her dog to the Dog Park. She also enjoys going to the beach on weekends along with exploring a little night life activity with her husband. She says everyone here is so nice – thanks you all for making her feel so welcome.
Gail, our bookkeeper, came to us in 2007. She truly enjoys helping Monterey people in whatever capacity she can, as her job places her in a multiplicity of roles. Her smile and friendliness are not completely concealed behind that screen! Gail loves the gorgeous “outdoors” of Florida and all the activities thereof: golf, boating, walking, swimming.
Tom, head of maintenance, is no newcomer to Monterey, where he has found “steady work and good people” since coming here early in 1999. Anyone who has ever filled out a “work order” has soon recognized Tom as a problem solver who knows Monterey inside and out. The father of twin daughters, Tom enjoys in his off-hours doing anything outside, especially camping, hiking, and biking.
Jim’s family moved to Florida from Pennsylvania when he was a young child and to Martin County in 1974. Jim attended Martin County High School and has worked as a handy man prior to joining the Monterey team. Jim and his wife have two children and two grandsons. Jim and family enjoy outdoor cooking, camping and fishing. They are very grateful for family and friends and life’s simple pleasures.
Bryan has been a staff member for four years, in charge of Monterey’s irrigation systems. When you’re walking along the road and you see three or four sprays watering a section of grass, that’s the system at work, and Bryan maintains all those wells and sprinkler heads! Bryan, a fan of all the South Florida teams, is the proud father of a fourth grade daughter and enjoys fishing and cycling.
In his role as Greens Superintendent, Matt has plotted and worked for improvement since he took responsibility for the course at Monterey in March, 2010. He also began a helpful procedure of reporting problems and progress through monthly articles in Chip Shots, bringing Monterey’s golfers up to date on the work and plans of the staff and even explaining the effects of the weather on the course. All together now: Fill your divots and repair your ball marks!
After six years at Monterey working to maintain the golf course – cutting all the varieties of grass to the proper heights while being respectful of golfers, dealing with the rain and lack of it that creates the nuances of Florida weather – Joe resigned and left the area. He was gone for about a year, but he couldn’t stay away! Now that he’s returned, it’s hard to say who is more glad – the residents of Monterey or Joe himself. His friendliness, spirit of cooperation, and devoted interest in our community make Joe a popular figure out there on his tractor.
To many at Monterey, this worker is the invisible man. Coming into the complex on designated days to grab all those bags out of the cans, he tosses them, one by one, onto an ever growing pile in his truck. If you do happen to see his solitary act, you may suspect that it’s magic or magnets holding those bags up there with never a one slipping. But, no. It’s just talent and experience.
In 2020, the Main Club House has been undergoing major renovations. One of those was moving the upstairs pool table downstairs where the Library was located and moving the Library upstairs next to the Office. I think everyone will agree this was a beautiful renovation of the Library. Thanks to Diana Parks and her committee.