There are nine candidates for the Board this year: six who have served in previous years and three newcomers. The following individuals are standing for reelection:
- Robin Barley (also standing for Vice President)
- Tim Makepeace
- Michael Marine (also standing for President)
- Tina Peterson
- Bob Short
- Owen Thomas
The following individuals are standing for election for the first time:
- Adam Bryant
Adam Bryant is a resident of Latham, New York and spends many weekends at his in-laws’ Little Lake cabin. Growing up near the ocean in Maine, Adam has always had a love for boating, swimming and kayaking, and has enjoyed spending the past few summers doing so on Lake Saint Catherine. Adam moved to upstate New York to study civil engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, graduating in 2016, and spending more and more time in Vermont in the process. Adam is a Geotechnical Engineer at CHA Consulting, a firm with a strong New England presence, recently working on projects in southern Vermont at the Rutland Airport, Marlboro College and the Vermont Railway line in Pittsford. When not at the lake, you can often find him hiking on the Long Trail, motorcycling on the Vermont gaps or enjoying a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.
The progress that has been made by the organization and residents of Little Lake has been impressive. Adam looks forward to working with the LSCCF in improving the lake, hopefully resolving the challenging milfoil and organic sediment issues in the new future.
- Karla Dendor
Karla and her husband Mike reside in Malta, NY and have been coming to their camp at Little Lake since 2019. While looking for a camp to purchase a friend suggested checking out Lake St. Catherine. They immediately fell in love with the beautiful views from the camp on Little Lake and the peacefulness. Karla works for NYS Department of Health and at the end of the week cannot wait to get back to the lake. Karla enjoys meeting residents of the lake and learning more about the history of the camps, lake, Town of Wells and surrounding areas. Karla cares about the health of Little Lake and looks forward to working with the LSCCF, LSCA, WSB and lake residents to find ways to work together to bring back Little Lake to where everyone can enjoy the accustomed activities they remember from their time on the lake.
- Jerry Riso
Jerry has owned his camp on the Little Lake for almost thirty years. He fondly recalls the early years — tubing and water skiing his three young children around the Little Lake and watching his kids (and dog) fly off the dock for hours on hot summer days. The health of the Little Lake is his primary concern, and Jerry wants to be involved in the process of finding and implementing ways to not only make the Little Lake swimmable again, but to restore it to its former and rightful glory. When not watching the most beautiful sunsets on the planet from his deck, Jerry is an attorney in New York City, specializing in litigation, practicing at the firm he co-founded in 1995.