Meet The Staff
HGRD General Manager
J.B. understands the passion for the exceptional member lifestyle that has been created at Herons Glen; he is proud to participate in the enhancement of the District facilities. J.B. is responsible for all aspects of daily operations in accordance with good golf course management practices and all relevant government regulations. His depth of knowledge of the food and beverage, maintenance and merchandising sectors of the golf course industry make him the ideal leader and advisor.
J.B. spends his free time at home with his wife and daughter where family time includes raising and riding their horses. His “Open Door” policy applies both at work and at home.
Assistant General Manager
In Karon’s free time, she remains actively engaged in the local community by attending art classes, concerts, flea markets, and wedding shows as well as dining at the newest restaurants. Karon, her husband and their dog reside nearby in Cape Coral, Florida. She is also the proud mother of a son and a daughter-in-law who live nearby. Karon is enjoying the newest addition to the family, her first grandchild, Melody Joyce.
Karon completed her degree in Graphic Design at Southwest Florida College. She truly values the opportunity to serve the membership at Herons Glen and looks forward to being a “Go To” person for many years to come.
Activities & Events Coordinator/Office Manager
In 2019, Wendy had a new house built in Port Charlotte right across the street from her family’s house. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her immediate family, her two dogs and cat and spending time on the water fishing and diving.
Director of Golf Course Grounds & Maintenance
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Tim Kortanek is a Midwestern guy who spent the majority of his childhood in Indianapolis, Indiana. He began playing golf as a teenager and quickly fell in love with being outdoors and playing the game. During high school he started working at the local golf course because he loved working outside, not to mention he had the benefit of free golf! Tim pursued a career in golf and obtained his bachelor of science degree in agronomy while at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Tim’s first Assistant Superintendent position was at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, FL. He loved working there but did not like his daily commute from Homestead, FL. On a work trip to Naples, FL in early 2000’s he noticed how the golf industry was booming on the West Coast. Soon after he traded his sunrises for sunsets for a position as Assistant Superintendent at Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples. After one year at Grey Oaks he received his first Superintendent position at Shadow Wood Country Club in Estero, FL. After five years there he took another Superintendent position at Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club in Naples where he worked for four years before joining the Herons Glen team.
Tim and his wife have two daughters and son. In his downtime Tim enjoys exploring different parks, beaches and rivers throughout the country. His love of the game of golf continues and he plays as many different courses as possible. When Tim is not playing golf you most certainly can find him either playing his guitar or paddle boarding somewhere nearby.
Facilities Maintenance Management
Nate Baers, Facilities Maintenance Manager
Dan Parker, HGRD Project Manager
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Dan was born in central Ohio where he lived for 30 years, with the exception of a six-year stint in the Navy where he learned air conditioning and refrigeration. Looking for better weather, Dan sold his business in Ohio to move to Florida.
Dan has two children, two granddaughters and three teenage step granddaughters. He lives in Cape Coral, FL with his fiancé.
Food & Beverage Director
Lynn E. Brew, CHAE
Lynn has been with Herons Glen since June of 1999 when she began working as an accounting clerk for the developer, Coolidge Fort Myers Realty. She currently holds the position of Financial Controller with the District. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida Gulf Coast University in Estero, FL and a Certified Hospitality Account Executive certification through the Hospitality, Finance and Technology Professionals (HFTP) organization. Lynn was born on Long Island in East Meadow, NY and has lived in New Hampshire, Gainesville, Miami and currently resides in Port Charlotte. She is the mother of three children and several dogs and cats.