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woodies wash shack car wash Mike Newsome

VP, Store Operations, Training, R&M

Mike Newsome

Mike is the AVP of Operations at Woodie’s. In college, he studied business administration at Georgia Military College before going to the University of Maryland to study information systems management with business administration.

Before cruising into Woodie’s, Mike served in the Army as a Combat Arms Armor Crewman and the Assistant to the Chief of Staff. Since then, he has had nearly 40 years of management and operations experience. He is a quality-focused, results-oriented fixed operations expert, having over 15 years of professional experience consulting with a variety of OEM companies such as Ford and Toyota. He is an excellent surfer to have on the crew!

Mike has three daughters who have given him 12 incredible grandchildren. In his free time he enjoys riding his motorcycle , kayaking, skeet shooting and surf fishing.


Marketing Director

Jake DeGeare

The “Jake of all Trades” has been surfin’ with the Woodie’s crew since late 2019 and keeps on making waves! 


He holds a BSBA in Real Estate from the University of Central Florida and obtained his real estate license at 19. Prior to Woodie’s, he gained real estate-related, business experience from Barger Real Estate and Belleair Development. 


In his spare time, Jake enjoys golfing, boating, and spending time with his Wife, Claire and dog, Asher 


Business Development Manager

Melissa Roberts

Melissa joins Woodie’s Wash Shack from the Observer News. Before the Observer, Melissa was the CMO of Payant Wealth Management Group and Mathhew Lytell & Associates Northwestern Mutual.


She brings her knowledge in business development and expertise in cultivating community relationships to our growing team.


When she’s not in office, you can find Melissa surfing around the town at local networking and community events, spending time with her dog, Legend, or in the riding arena with her horse, Pride.


Partner & VP of Acquisitions

Glen Stygar

AKA “The Wave Hunter,” Glen’s tubular task is to scope out new locations that are perfect for a Woodie’s Wash Shack addition.

Glen has been in the real estate industry for over 25 years, he has developed and built new developments consisting of single-family and Multi-Family homes. He is an expert in the Southeast real estate market, with in-depth local market knowledge and long cultivated relationships.


His areas of expertise include residential and commercial developments, site selection, entitlements, feasibility and due diligence , market analysis, builder selection, contract negotiation, financing, value engineering and project oversight.


Glen enjoys spending time on St. Pete Beach and fishing on his boat.


Senior construction Advisor

Sid Jordan

As a 5th generation Florida native, Sid is a veteran when it comes to sun, fun, & surf! Sid graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Building Construction in 1981.


He worked at Enterprise Building Company and Brown & Root until 1993 as Vice President of Operations and later transitioned to work for Clark Building Group from 1993 until 2020 as the CEO/President of the Northern and Southern Regions. Sid’s expertise and prior experience in development and construction has been critical in Woodie’s Wash Shack’s rapid expansion plan.


Sid holds a General Contractor’s license in FL, GA, TN, NC, SC, and AL. Sid enjoys fishing, golfing, skiing, and spending time with his 5 grandchildren.


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Assistant Controller

Matt Walker

Matthew comes to Woodie’s Wash Shack with a wave of knowledge in the accounting field, having previous experience working with P&L’s, reconciliations, capital expenditure budgets, managing fixed assets, and various other financial reporting.


Prior to joining Woodie’s, Matt was a senior accountant at Carlton Fields PA and Hooter’s Management Corporation.


Matt is a licensed CPA in the state of FL and holds a BSBA in Accounting from the University of West Florida.

Outside of the accounting office at the “corpshack,” you can find Matt teeing up at the golf course, shooting hoops, or exploring new crafts at local breweries in Tampa Bay.


Manager of FP&A

Kristie Wolf

Prior to Woodie’s, Kristie worked in Finance as a Third-Party Administrator since 2017, where she was involved in all aspects of forecasting, budgeting, pricing, and client profitability.


During Kristie’s time in Investment Banking at RaymonJame’s RE division, she worked on all forms of valuation, due diligence, underwriting and other support for all related transactions in both the public and private capital markets as well as M&A transactions.


Kristie graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. She resides in Tampa with her husband Sean and their two young children, Maya and Lucas. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends while taking advantage of all the beautiful scenery and fun events Tampa has to offer.