Creating Lasting Experiences: Meet the Dedicated Staff Making Nathan Benderson Park a Premier Destination

Welcome to the heart of Nathan Benderson Park – our exceptional team. Each individual you meet here works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that your experience at our park is nothing short of memorable. From the meticulous maintenance of our grounds to the coordination of spectacular events and community programs, our staff’s dedication truly makes Nathan Benderson Park a gem of the Sarasota-Bradenton region. Let’s introduce you to the team that makes it all possible.

Bruce C. Patneaude
Chief Operating Officer
Sarah Hartz
Director of Events and Event Services
Wendy Ghezzi
Finance Director
Marnie Buchsbaum
Marketing Director
CristyRae Ansley
Booking and Sales Manager
Mason Johnson
Programs and Aquatics Manager
Cliff Taylor
Facilities Manager
Leslie Kearns
Administrative Assistant
Jason Greenspan
Event Coordinator
Renee Chacon
Volunteer Coordinator
Angela Long
Head Paddling Coach
Bob Berry
Maintenance Manager
Bob Stem
Maintenance Technician
Jeff Hall
Maintenance Technician
Bob Bouchard
Maintenance Technician