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Zach Leopold Director of Operations Zach was born in Ft. Lauderdale to parents Donna and Raymond Leopold. He moved to Keystone Heights Florida at age 8, and lived there until attending to Florida State University upon high school graduation. Zach lived in Tallahassee for five years, and is a proud Seminole Alumni. Upon leaving, Zach […]
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Zach Leopold

Director of Operations

Zach was born in Ft. Lauderdale to parents Donna and Raymond Leopold. He moved to Keystone Heights Florida at age 8, and lived there until attending to Florida State University upon high school graduation. Zach lived in Tallahassee for five years, and is a proud Seminole Alumni. Upon leaving, Zach moved back home, and started an internship with Montgomery Center. He has moved through the ranks from intern, to Event Coordinator, to Kitchen Director, and is now our Hospitality Director. In his spare times he enjoys spending time with his best friend Diesel (an 8-year old pitbull), his family, and his friends. 

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Jared Lane

Culinary Director

Jared is a Gainesville native who attended Camp Montgomery in his youth.  He attended Oak Hall Private school in Gainesville, then moved to Charleston, SC where he attended the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Charleston.  Jared stayed in Charleston after graduation, managing a pre-prohibition cocktail bar and restaurant for a few years. It was there he met his wife, Caroline.  The couple moved back to Gainesville shortly before their daughter, Aubrey was born.  After a stint at Northwestern Mutual and a couple of local restaurants, the opportunity to work at Montgomery fell in my lap.  The Lane family now lives at Montgomery where Jared serves as the Culinary Director. 

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John P Raimer

Maintenance Director

John helped raise his three children in Gainesville and was very active in the community as Gainesville High School’s Girls JV basketball coach and the NJROTC Program. John and John Jr raced at Gainesville Raceway in the Junior Dragster program for several years. John retired from Gainesville Regional Utilities in Sept 2009 when he felt God calling him into the mission field. John has served as a construction manager for church organizations and non-profits for the past 12 years in Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, North and South Carolina, and Florida after natural (Hurricanes) and artificial (fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas) disasters helping rebuild homes with volunteers. John is excited to be at Montgomery Center and back in Florida, close to his children and two of his six grandchildren.

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Doris Tyler

Domestic Supervisor

Doris Tyler was born in Coral Gables Florida and has lived in Florida most of her life.  She attended college at North Miami Community College and Central Florida Community College where she pursued degrees in Psychology and Human Services. She successfully raised, homeschooled and launched three children. After her children moved out of the home, she relocated to Keystone Heights to spend time with her aging parents. Doris was hired as a host at Montgomery within a month of relocation and started helping out in the kitchen as well. She has now served in the kitchen at Montgomery for 3 years and counting.

Caroline Lane

Event Host

Caroline graduated in 2013 from Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She moved to Gainesville in 2015 with her husband, Jared, where they welcomed their daughter, Aubrey, in May of the same year. The Lane family moved onto Montgomery property in February of 2019 and absolutely love it. It is a special environment to raise a family and such a beautiful piece of property to spend their time together.

Charlene Brown

Housekeeping

Originally from Jacksonville, Charlene traveled the world during her husband’s 26-year service in the Navy. He passed away in 2018, leaving behind their two children and three grandchildren. Charlene has an Associate’s degree in Science from Guam University. Before coming to Montgomery, she was branch manager for a pest control company, and then a welder in Green Coast Springs until retirement in 2001. Charlene has served at Montgomery Center since 2012.