Nancy Lopez Legacy - Staff

Steve Hanson PGA Professional & Facility Manager

Steve joined Lopez in August of 2009. Prior to that he was with the Country Club of Bristol TN., where he served as the General Manager since 2004, and prior to that role he was the Head Pro since 1997. He’s originally from Iowa; a “farm boy” who loves to get to the job early and is willing to work long, hard hours to make great things happen. He graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Professional Golf Management. He is married to his wife Brenda and they have four children, two girls who have graduated from college and a set of twin boys, who are seniors in high school and play for the school’s golf team.

Dave Hatton Assistant Manager - Inside

Dave moved to The Villages in June 1997 from St. Louis, MO. He worked for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 30 years and retired December 1991. He started work for the golf division in 2002 in the Nancy Lopez Golf Shop and was promoted to Assistant Manager. He briefly retired again in 2006 and was fortunate enough to be rehired as Assistant Manager at Nancy Lopez in 2009. Dave enjoys playing golf, reading and spending time with his wife Joyce.

Carl Hickman Assistant Manager - Inside

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.

Mike Mathews Assistant Manager - Outside

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Mike moved to The Villages in 2005 from Ft. Wayne, IN. Originally from St. Louis, Mike and his wife Chris have lived in 10 states because of various job opportunities. Chris is still employed as a school teacher at St. Paul’s School in Leesburg. Mike was a High School Teacher and Coach for 8 years, was a VP of Operations in the Restaurant Industry for 15 years and most recently, was a VP of Sales for a Meat Company for 20 years. Mike played basketball in college and is an avid sports fan. He and his wife enjoy golf and travel. They have traveled to 46 states and 17 countries. Mike looks forward to working as an Assistant Outside Manager for many years.

Phil Ratliff Assistant Manager - Outside

Phil and his wife Linda moved to The Villages in 1997, from Montgomery, Alabama. Phil served 22 years in the Air Force, retiring in 1991. Following his Air Force career, he was Regional Manager for the Wisconsin Physicians Service CHAMPUS Select Program in Alabama and Mississippi. He was also President and Chief Operating Officer of Henley Memorial Company in Montgomery. Phil has been with Executive Golf and the Lopez Team since June of 2002.