Jacob "Jake" Bruns, Skilled Maintenance

Jake is our skilled maintenance man.   Originally from Ohio, Jake moved to Sarasota four years ago with his wife and ten year old son.  Prior to working here Jake 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.   He handles electrical, plumbing and maintenance issues for us.

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.  ​​
 

Curtis Williams, Grounds Maintenance

Curtis was born here in Sarasota, Florida.  He has worked at Sarasota Lakes for 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, Administrative 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 four years ago, where she worked for Davis Animal Hospital as a Front Desk Receptionist.  She previously worked for  C&S Community Management Service and DeSoto Square Villas as a Front Desk/Office Assistant.  After a year as our office assistant, Paula recently took over the administrative assistant position.  She is a great asset to our team.    

Peggy Messmer, Office Assistant

Peggy brings over 15 years of hospitality industry experience in operations and sales.  A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, she has spent the past 38 years in the St. Louis, MO area.  Now permanently relocated to Venice, FL she enjoys nature, walking and discovering the Sarasota area.