The month of September features Kelly Wood, Senior Supervisor for Bonita Bay Community Patrol. Let’s find out more about him!
Editor’s Note: Each month, a member of the Bonita Bay Community Association management team is featured; beginning with the LONGEST tenure of service – to the newest! In case you missed any of our previous manager introductions, you can read about them here:
- Robin Leete, General Manager
- Jerry McPherson, Director of Design Review
- Bill Lynn, Director of Community Maintenance
- Karen Delmonte, Controller
- Sandy Myers, Beach Park Manager
- Wilson Cypher, Assistant Director of Community Maintenance
- Rob White, Director of Community Patrol
How long have you worked for the Bonita Bay Community Association?
In the early 2000’s when I was a High School Principal in Nebraska, I used to keep the Bonita Bay Beach Park webcam on my work computer. When the weather was bad in Nebraska, I could just look at the great beach weather through the webcam and wish I were there. When I retired and moved to Ft. Myers Beach, I decided to apply for a job with BBCA and was hired in early November of 2005; it’s been a great 11 years.
What was the pivotal moment in your career?
The pivotal moment for me was when I was promoted to Senior Supervisor for the Bonita Bay Community Patrol. I began as a Community Patrol Officer and after a couple of steps, I was promoted to Senior Supervisor in 2014.
How do you maintain daily motivation and inspiration for yourself and your team, despite obstacles?
I really like working with people as evidenced by my thirty-five years spent in education. The quality people we have both on staff and as guests and residents make coming to work each day a pleasure for myself and for our team.
Share a success story from your job at Bonita Bay.
One of the things that I think has been a success story for Bonita Bay Community Patrol was the addition of extended pass readers at both the Main and North Gates. This has increased the amount of traffic that is able to use the automatic lanes and should result in much shorter wait times and lines for guests as they enter the property.
What is the best part about working at Bonita Bay?
The best part of working at Bonita Bay is the opportunity to work with both the staff and guests/residents of Bonita Bay.
What is one thing people don’t know about you?
I hold the rank of Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska.
If you could give your 21-year old self a piece of career advice, what would it be?
I would tell my 21-year old self to not be afraid of failure when reaching for your goals. To set high standards and to work hard to achieve those goals.
I would also tell my 21-year old self to enjoy each day….it’s a gift!
By Katie Walters