My name is Brad Wandell and I am currently looking for work in the Melbourne, FL area for an entry-level assistant opportunity. I have worked 8 years (mostly part time, about one full year full time) at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD in grounds maintenance. I am anticipating completing my basic turfgrass management certification from Penn State World Campus this August. I am still located in Maryland, but am available to come to Florida as soon as possible. My girlfriend has re-located down there already, so I already have housing. I am career motivated to move up into a superintendent role eventually, but looking to start from the bottom and work my way up under the leadership of quality superintendents. While I have worked in sales/recruiting full time for the past 8 years since finishing up my Communication Studies degree from the University of Kansas, I have decided that Turfgrass Management is the route that I want to go in for the rest of my life. I look forward to hearing from you!
(PS, Please note that I receive a high volume of work calls on my cell phone. While I do not intend to miss your call, please don't hesitate to also reach out via email if I do!)
BA, Communication Studies
University of Kansas, Dec 2012
Basic Turfgrass Certification
Penn State University, Aug 2020
Relevant Turf experience:
Turf Valley Resort, greens keeper (Summer 2012, April 2014-current)
I have spent the majority of my time as a weekend only employee here, but have also worked a total of about a year of it in a full time role. I have experience in almost all of the major machinery, as well as experience in training new hires on how to use the equipment.