Nancy Lopez Legacy - Staff

Steve Hanson PGA Professional

Steve has been the Facility Manager at Lopez since 2009. Prior to arriving Steve was at the Country Club of Bristol, in Bristol, TN where he spent 13 years as the Head Golf Professional and then General Manager. Originally from Iowa, Steve attended New Mexico State University where he earned a degree in Professional Golf Management and in 2003 Steve earned his MBA from King College. Steve and his wife Brenda have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

Dorine LeBlanc Golf Staff Supervisor

Originally from Massachusetts, Dorine moved to The Villages in 2015 after spending 24 years in the Albany NY area. Dorine retired from the Air Force Reserve after serving over 28 years as an Executive Office and Financial Manager

Carl Hickman Golf Staff Supervisor

Hometown: Lancaster, OH

Carl and his wife Emilie moved to The Villages in June of 2003. Originally from Ohio, they have lived in the Chicago and Minneapolis areas and moved here from Mississippi. They have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Carl was employed by General Mills for 30 years working in the financial area. He enjoys golf and sports of all kinds.

Ron Horte Golf Staff Supervisor

Hometown: Lancaster, OH

Ron moved to The Villages in 2015 from Virginia Beach. Originally from Massachusetts, he has 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters. Ron retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service flying helicopters and as an aircraft mechanic. Before moving to The Villages Ron Attended the Golf Academy of America in Orlando. Ron joined the Lopez team in 2020.

Greg Simmons Golf Staff Supervisor

Greg moved to The Villages in 2004 and has been part of the Lopez staff for over 10 years. Prior to his retirement Greg worked as Director of Communications for federal, state, and local law enforcement and supporting public safety agencies. Greg previously worked for Homeland Security and with more than 30 years in the telecommunications and Aerospace he participated in the development and testing of the first space shuttle Enterprise, the B-1 bomber, and ultra-low frequency transmission testing for the U.S. Navy.

Rick Marshall Golf Staff Supervisor

Rick joined the Lopez team shortly after he, and his wife Kathy, moved to The Villages from Jacksonville, FL in 2019. Rick is originally from the Chicago area and has spent 40 years retailing in Illinois, Texas, South Carolina, and Florida. Rick and Kathy have 3 children and love The Villages lifestyle.

Shirley Keeney Tournament Liaison

Hometown: College Park, MD

After graduation from Frostburg State College, Shirley moved to Baltimore where she taught Physical Education in the public school system for 8 years before becoming a police agent in the Baltimore Police Department for 20 years. After retirement in 2003, Shirley moved to The Villages and went to work as a starter on the executive courses. In 2011 Shirley became the Tournament Liaison for The Nancy Lopez Country Club where she enjoys working with all of the men and women throughout The Villages who participate in tournament play.

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