Meet our Staff

The staff of Bonita Park is comprised of individuals who care deeply about making our guest experiences the best they can be. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our office to speak with them. You can contact the office at

our Directors

Meet each of our Directors and find out more about which departments they run.

  • Now Hiring | Executive Director


  • Brenda Garber | Executive / HR Director

    Brenda is responsible for making sure Bonita Park runs smoothly. She makes sure employees are taken care of, oversees accounting, and works with our donors to utilize their gifts with integrity.

  • Ryan Ryland | Food services DIRECTOR

    Ryan is responsible for making sure that each guest is fed a hearty and delicious meal providing energy to participate in all aspects of their retreat. Must have a passion for making sure we have the best meals available to everyone.

  • Shelly Jones | Guest Services Director

    Shelly is responsible for running our guest services department. She makes sure that we run smoothly in all things guest related. She instantly feels like a friend when you meet her.

  • Paul Garber | Facilities/Grounds Director

    Paul is responsible for maintaining the grounds, and keeping up with all of our facilities. He is the go to man when there is a broken pipe, a fallen tree, or an exciting project to get done. He makes sure that all of our guests have a comfortable stay.

  • Phil Jones | activities DIRECTOR

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