Meet Our Team!

Lisa Migliore, General Manager

Lisa is originally from NJ but lived in Pennsylvania for almost 30 years where she and her husband owned and managed a restaurant. As avid RVers, they took to the road full-time in 2012 and traveled to Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Marathon Key, Okeechobee, and Naples, before coming to Palmetto, opening restaurants, and managing resorts.  Lisa has been with the Zeman family of resorts for almost 5 years now and is thrilled to be a part of this team and incredible resort.  

Lori Hassan, Operations Manager

Originally from the “Quad Cities” area in Illinois, Lori went to Western Illinois University and earned a bachelor’s degree. She moved to the Chicago suburb of Algonquin where she raised her family and worked as a temporary housing facilitator for displaced homeowners through insurance companies and catastrophe teams for 20 years. In 2017, she made the move to Florida and the Tampa Bay area which she absolutely LOVES.  In her personal time, she is an avid sports fan who loves all sports whether it be college or professional.

Natasha Joffer, Director of Guest Experience

As a native Floridian, Natasha enjoys living every day in paradise. She looks forward to creating fabulous events & activities for your stay and meeting you all. Prior to The Surf, she was an event coordinator, business owner, professional photographic artist, and retail manager. Natasha’s passions are creating & crafting, camping, photography, collecting vintage 50’s & 60’s atomic era pieces & spending time with her Fiancé & dog Blu. 

Leslie Brown, Guest Experience

Leslie is part of the Guest Experience Team. She hails from Kentucky and she and her husband recently moved to South Tampa to live the Florida life as full-time RVers.  She’s looking forward to meeting all of our new Surfers this season and has so many fun things planned for everyone.

Myra McCallum, Guest Services

Joining The Surf team after being a Title Clerk / Office manager for the last 5 years. She is also a Florida Notary.  Myra is a well-traveled individual who has traveled to 46 States plus 2 provinces of Canada. Most of her trips were with her loving husband and their 3 poodles and other times solo with just her pups.  Some of Myra’s favorite things are traveling, enjoying her husband’s cooking, and having quiet time.  They’ve lived in Palmetto since 2010 when they aren’t traveling.

Toni Governale, Guest Services

Toni is from New York and now lives in Palmetto, Florida. Formally in the automotive industry for over ten years, she now joins a great team at The Surf. She loves to work out, cook and travel as much as possible.  Toni is a dog mom of three and loves spending time at home.

Tonya Adriano, Guest Services

Tonya was born and raised in Wisconsin and became a Florida resident in 2017 after residing in Northern Illinois for over 25 years with her 4 sons. When she’s not at work she loves being out in the sun and riding her motorcycle. 

Paul Pearson, Maintenance Supervisor

Born and raised in Cape May County, NJ, Paul has been working in the camping industry since he was 16 years old. He enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Chef Brad

Brad was born and raised in Tampa and has been in the food industry since he was 15 years old. He worked under world-renowned Chef Neil Connley and his passion is food. Chef Brad’s a true Floridian, his favorite cuisine to cook is seafood and he takes time and puts love (and multiple ingredients) into every dish.

Pat Pearson, Food Service

Pat was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and raised in Cape May, NJ, and South Miami. She has recently relocated to beautiful Palmetto, where she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and crafting.

Stacey Ward, Housekeeping

Hailing from Bethesda, Maryland, Stacey is easygoing and lives each day to the fullest. Her wonderful outlook helps her see things from a positive perspective.

DeAnna Chambers, Guest Services

Originally from Georgia, DeAnna’s roots are deep as she has relatives in every county of the state. She’s lived all over the southeast with her longest sojourn in Florida and has worked for Zeman for several years in several capacities. Currently, she is a Guest Specialist for Zeman living residing in Missouri. DeAnna loves being part of a business’s growth and is excited to be able to use skills that allow her to creatively and critically think through situations to arrive at positive impacts leading to positive outcomes.

James Sottile, Welcome Ambassador

James is eagerly waiting for the opening of The Surf. He’s dedicated most of his life to public service, whether as a volunteer coach with Special Olympics or serving as his City’s Mayor for 10 years.  James enjoys meeting and helping people, and interacting with the public. As he is an RVer himself, knows what to expect as a Guest, and being a member of The Surf’s team will now give him the opportunity to make our Guests’ visit as pleasant as possible.  

Craig Culver, Welcome Ambassador

After working at RV resorts in North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Florida Keys, Craig is excited to be part of The Surf team. Originally from Colorado, he now lives full-time in his RV with his wife Donna, and rescue pup Arlo. They enjoy the beach and local breweries when they have time off.

Donna Culver, Welcome Ambassador

Donna and her husband Craig lived in Colorado for 18 years until they sold everything and moved into their 5th wheel. After working in Hatteras, North Carolina, Sugarloaf Key, and Hilton Head they are excited to be part of the amazing team at The Surf, spend time with family and work on their tans at the beautiful beaches in the area.

Emmanuel Torres, Welcome Ambassador

Emmanuel (Manny) was born in Puerto Rico and moved to the U.S. in 1995.  He has 3 children and loves to spend time outdoors whenever he has the chance. In 2007, he started working in the RV industry in Cape May, New Jersey.  Manny loved his position but was looking for a change.  He found an opportunity here at The Surf and was very excited to make a big move.  He relocated earlier this year and is looking forward to welcoming our guests!

Edwin Rodriguez, Welcome Ambassador

Originally from New York and a resident of Tampa since 1977, Edwin served in the United States Marine Corps for 30 years until he retired in 2008. He previously worked for Disabled American Veterans (DAV) as an advocate at the VA regional office in Pinellas County Florida, where he found working with/for veterans very rewarding.