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Lifestyle Team

john headshotJohn Kraivec
Lifestyle Manager

Hello! My name is John Kraivec and I am your Lifestyle Manager at Esplanade at Highland Ranch! I am a New Jersey Native who relocated to Florida after studying Political Science and Business Management. After college, I worked as a Guest Experience Manager at Walt Disney World. I then transitioned into a Lifestyle Director where I led and developed a comprehensive Lifestyle program for over 27,000 residents. I then took my creativity to the sea and worked as the General Manager on American Cruise Lines. When I’m not working I spend my time rooting for my favorite New York-based sports teams (Go Mets!) as well as making beach trips to visit my family in West Florida. I can’t wait to meet you at one of our many events and activities throughout the year!







 Julie Anaya

Lifestyle Specialist


Julie is a Florida native who relocated to Clermont from Orlando after getting married in early December 2018.

During her schooling, she pursued a career in Chocolate at Disney Springs Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. She then Transitioned into her role as a Resident Services Specialist at 

Villagewalk at Lake Nona & Enclave.

 When she isn’t working, she spends her time with her Husband and Daughter at the Disney

Parks soaking in all the magic, as well as Baking up some yummy treats for all her family and friends. Julie looks forward to meeting all of you and sharing all that Esplanade has to offer. 




Amy Whisler

Lifestyle Specialist


Meet our newest lifestyle specialist, Amy!

Amy’s family moved from Illinois to the Florida Keys when she was going into high school. Although she’s not a true Floridian, she loves it here and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. The beach is one of her favorite places. Amy has been busy raising her daughters in the Clermont area. She is proud to say her oldest is attending her alma matter, Florida State University, and her youngest is finishing up high school. They all love cheering on the Noles! They are an active family and enjoy taking advantage of everything Clermont has to offer, especially the trails. In her down time, Amy can be found outside running and biking or working out at the gym. We are happy to have her join the team and she is excited to bring her retail and customer service background to Esplanade at Highland Ranch!