Certified Sports Field Managers

CFSTMA wanted to recognize those sports turf managers in the State of Florida who hold Sports Turf Managers Association CSFM designation.  Combining years of practical experience with continued education, they sat for an exam covering four major areas of turf management:  Administration, Agronomic, Pest Management and Sports Specific.  This is a 300 question exam requiring 80% to pass in each of the four areas. Those listed below successfully met these requirement in obtaining their CSFM designation:

Name                                                                                                                                          City

* Dale Croft, CSFM Orlando FL
* Stephen Wood, CSFM Ocala FL
* Joe Gasparini, CSFM Orlando FL
Kyle Staton, CSFM Tallahassee FL
Lance Tibbetts, CSFM Miami FL
* Jim Stamps, CSFM Lutz FL
Clive Williams, CSFM Boca Raton FL
Nicholas Pappas,CSFM Sunrise FL
* Daniel Thomas, CSFM Sarasota FL
Timothy Legare, CSFM Callaway FL
Chris Desnon, CSFM Royal Palm Beach FL
* David Nowakowski, CSFM Palm Bay FL
* Paul Lopez, CSFM Melbourne FL
Kevin Hardy, CSFM Miami FL
* Anthony Defeo, CSFM Sarasota FL

*Denotes Central Florida STMA Chapter Members

Congratulations to those listed here for challenging themselves as turf managers and demonstrating their desire to enhance the sports turf industry’s professionalism  locally, statewide and nationally.   These turf managers along with some 250 nationally are leading the way to inspire others in this industry to take up this challenge as well.  If you are interested in learning what is required to becoming a CSFM, visit https://www.stma.org/csfm-programs  

The Central Florida Chapter (CFSTMA) is providing financial reimbursement up to $350.00 for any Central Florida member “in good standing” who self-pays and successfully obtains the STMA’s Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) designation.  Contact any of the board members to make an application for reimbursement.