Jacob "Jake" Bruns, Skilled Maintenance

Jake is our skilled maintenance man.   Originally from Ohio, Jake moved to Sarasota three years ago with his wife and nine year old son.  He recently worked at Sun-N-Fun doing electrical, plumbing, and sewer tasks along with general park maintenance.   Jake has a lot of experience in RV parks and with RVs, especially since he lives in an RV himself.   

Sandy Windham, Administrative Assistant, Full Time
Sandy Windham is from Germany and has lived in the United States for nearly fifteen years.  She began at Sarasota Lakes as the Office Assistant in October 2015 after moving to the Sarasota area from Key West with her husband.  Sandy's previous experience as a Front Desk Agent for Coconut Beach Resort and working in our office with the rental program and website helped her step into the administrative assistant position in July 2016.  She is also the author of "The Pink Tourmaline".      

Curtis Williams, Grounds Maintenance

Curtis was born here in Sarasota, Florida.  He has worked at Sarasota Lakes for nearly 10 years and continues to love it.  

He is responsible for maintaining the grounds, mowing the common area and picking up landscaping debris.

Paula Warters, Office Assistant, Full Time
Paula Warters was raised in Arlington, Virginia.  She has lived in Florida for the past sixteen years.  Paula moved to Bradenton from Naples three years ago, where she worked for Davis Animal Hospital as a Front Desk Receptionist.  Her recent positions with C&S Community Management Service and DeSoto Square Villas as a Front Desk/Office Assistant made her a good fit for us as well.  Paula handles our rental program and website.  

Melody Cook, Property Manager
Melody is from Wisconsin, but lived in the southern West Virginia/Virginia area for 20 years before moving to the panhandle of Florida, where she met her husband Tim.  They moved to the Daytona Beach area to manage as a team but gradually moved south to the Palm Beach area where she managed an ocean front high rise for six years. Loving the gulf coast, they chose to move back to the Sarasota area and work for Lighthouse Property Management. Melody has over 13 years of on-site experience as an Association Manager, a B.A. in Accounting and over 25 years’ experience in customer service, budgeting and project management.  ​​