I am a Lake County Florida Native that grew up in an entrepreneur family. Growing up with a family that not only taught me how to work and create business for yourself but also taught me the value of people. Throughout my 38 years I’ve been involved in many different ministries and organizations. Dating back to high school as a youth leader and a huddle leader for FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). As time went on I began to coach youth baseball and soccer as well as participate in various music ministry groups. In 2008 I started an organization called (Community Coach of Central Florida) in an effort to reach lost young men and women who were incarcerated and hoping for a second chance.
Today, I find myself enjoying and coaching youth baseball, spear heading a men’s ministry, playing softball, fishing and last but certainly not least, spending time with my family! I am currently Vice President of Ridge Outdoors U.S.A. Inc. which takes the rest of my time.
Peyton C. Grinnell, Sheriff of Lake County
Sheriff Peyton C. Grinnell is a Lake County Native and a graduate of Leesburg High School. He is a decorated combat Marine Corps veteran with distinguished service in the Republic of Panama during Operation Just Cause and the Middle East during Operations Desert Shield/Storm. After completing his service in the military, he attended the Police Academy at Lake Technical College in 1993, and was hired at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office the following year. After serving more than 22 years in various assignments, he was elected as Sheriff of Lake County and took office in January 2017.
Sheriff Grinnell holds an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor’s in Organizational Management, is a graduate of the Administrative Officers Course (111th) at the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville, 244th session of the FBI National Academy – Quantico, VA and the Chief Executive Seminar (43rd) at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
His professional affiliations include: Life member Veterans Foreign Wars, American Legion, Leadership of Lake County 2008, Institute of Public Safety Advisory Board, Educational Foundation of Lake County (Board Member) Hand in Hand Lake County (Board Member), Lake Sumter State College Foundation (Board of Directors), Florida Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Institute (Former Board President)
Sheriff Grinnell is married to his wife of 28 years; Jennifer and has two children, Lauren 22 and Blake 16, who reside in Lady Lake.
Cassi is a native Floridian and has lived in the Lake County area for 6 years. She has a great passion to serve her community. As a graduate of the Ruth House program in 2012 she has an immense willingness to help others who are homeless and/or battling the disease of addiction. She is currently working in The Villages as an Occupational Therapist
Wade G. Winker, D.D.S.
Dr. Winker practices general and cosmetic dentistry in Eustis, Florida and has been there for 24 years. His practice provides a wide range of preventive and restorative dental procedures for patients from age 1 through senior adults.
Dr. Winker was appointed by Governor Crist to the Florida Board of Dentistry upon which he served from 2007- 2015, and he served as chairman in 2012. He has also held many leadership positions for the Florida Dental Association which chose him as the Dentist of the Year for 2005. Dr. Winker served in the U.S Navy Dental Corps for four years following dental school. He is a past president of the Central Florida District Dental Association and Lake County Dental Society.
From 2005-2014, Dr. Winker served the American Dental Association on its Dentists Health and Well Being Committee and was the chairman from 2005-2008. He attended the Utah School on Drugs and Alcohol in 2006.
Dr. Winker lives in Leesburg, Florida with his wife of eleven years, Lynne, and they enjoy golf, bicycling, exercise, and spoiling their 2 grandchildren.
Frank Remsen is a local family/divorce and criminal attorney in Tavares Florida. He was born in Homestead Air Force Base in Homestead, Florida, and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. He attended Florida Atlantic University where he obtained a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and International Business. He then attended St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. Frank started his career as a law clerk at a litigation firm in South Florida. After passing the Bar, he was quickly promoted by the firm and asked to relocate to Orlando in 2003 to open a new office for the firm. After successfully opening the Orlando office, he was responsible for opening the Tampa/St. Petersburg office and overseeing both offices for the firm. Frank was ultimately named a partner in the firm in 2006. He and his wife decided to make the move to Mount Dora in 2006 to start a family, and he has been a Lake County attorney ever since. Having gained years of valuable experience both in and out of the courtroom, Frank decided it was time to fulfill his dream of opening the Law Office of Frank P. Remsen, PA. in 2008. Frank is also the Vice President of Mount Dora Babe Ruth League and sits on the board of Life’s Choices of Lake County. In his spare time, Frank enjoys spending time with his beautiful and understanding wife, his perfect little girl, and their loveable dogs. He also enjoys sports, collecting red wines, traveling, boating, spending time at the beach, watching movies and whatever his wife tells him they are doing. He is an avid Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes football fan.