The Board of Directors 2004
The Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) is a homeowner's association and the governing body for the Lake Barcroft community. The LBA Board of Directors consists of 13 directors, elected by the membership of LBA for two-year terms, with a three term limit.
Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Lake Manager's office at 6425 Lakeview Drive. All regular Board meetings begin at 7:30pm and are open to community members.
Director, (term/term expires), assignments:
Uri Arkin , (2nd/Feb'06), Secretary
Frank Aukofer , (3rd/Feb'05), Chair Publications
Mac Canter , (3rd/Feb'05), Chair Legal
David Dale , (1st/Feb'05), Chair Beach/Water Safety
Diane Davidson , (2nd/Feb'06), Chair Environmental Quality
Regina Derzon , (1st/Feb'05), Chair Membership
David Feld , (3rd/Feb'05), without portfolio
David Goslin , (1st/Feb'06), President
Kevin Howe , (1st/Feb'06), Chair Architectural Review
George McLennan , (3rd/Feb'06), Vice President
Shirley Timashev , (1st/Feb'06), Chair Special Events
Pete Walker , (1st/Feb'05), Chair Community Watch/Security
Karen Wehner , (2nd/Feb'06), Treasurer, Chair Finance & Audit
Photos/Election statements of Board members:
URI ARKIN has been a resident of Lake Barcroft since 1966. His parents moved to Lake Barcroft a year earlier, making Uri a second generation Barcrofter. Uri grew up on the Lake, spending his summers on the beach and his winters sledding on the many hills of Lake Barcroft. After graduating from the College of William and Mary and the University of Miami School of Law, Uri decided to purchase a home in the neighborhood he loved so much, Lake Barcroft. He purchased his current home on Rusticway Lane in 1997, and has been remodeling it one project at a time ever since. Uri has had 10 years private practice experience as an attorney in the area of real estate law. He has also obtained a Masters of Law in Real Estate Development in order to further both his interest and education in real estate generally. Currently, Uri works for Arlington County Government in the area of real estate acquisitions. Uri is also very involved in volunteer work, both on and off the Lake. On the Lake, Uri is a staff reporter for the new Lake Barcroft Newsletter. Off the Lake, he is an active charter member of both the Bethesda-Potomac Jaycees and Impact DC. Uri's parents still call Lake Barcroft their home, as well.
FRANK AUKOFER has served one term as a member of the LBA board. He was membership chairman for the first year, then served as publications chairman. In the latter role, he reorganized the LBA Newsletter in 2002 with a new staff of volunteers. The first issue with the new group will appear in February. Frank is a Milwaukee native and has been struck by how closely Lake Barcroft resembles many of the lakes in Wisconsin. A newspaperman, he retired in June, 2000, after 40 years-the last 30 in Washington-as a reporter for The Milwaukee Journal and its successor newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where he ended up as the Washington bureau chief. Frank served as president of the National Press Club in 1978, president and chairman of the National Press Foundation from 1980 to 1985 (still on the foundation's board), president of the Washington Automotive Press Association in 1987-'88, and as a member and secretary of the Standing Committee of Correspondents-the governing body of the daily press and wire service galleries of the U.S. Congress-in 1975-'76. During his years in Milwaukee and Washington, he covered the 1960s civil rights movement, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the White House, politics and national political conventions, the Persian Gulf War in 1990-'91, and many other stories in the United States and overseas. He still writes DriveWays, a weekly automobile column for newspapers around the country. Frank's wife, Sharlene, has been active in the Woman's Club. They have four grown children and eight grandchildren.
MAC CANTER has made his home in Lake Barcroft since 1981. He is an attorney (JD, University of Virginia, 1976) who specializes in representing non-profit organizations. His firm, Copilevitz & Canter LLC, has over one hundred tax-exempt clients. Mac earned his bachelor's degree at Randolph-Macon College and master's degrees from Yale and GWU. He belongs to the bars of Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Missouri. He has served on the LBA Board for the past four years and has chaired the association's Legal Committee and helped steer the board through a number of legal and tax related issues, including the formation of the Lake Barcroft Foundation, the Parcel A settlement and other important issues. He seeks re-election to the LBA Board to continue to offer his service to our wonderful community. Mac is married to Rhoda W. Canter, who is a management consultant. They have two daughters, Mary (18) and Eleanor (16), as well as two bichons, Willie (5) and Charlotte (2).
DAVID DALE and his wife, Joann, discovered Lake Barcroft about two years ago while looking to move from McLean. They live on Beachway Drive and have become very involved in the Lake's community activities. David is Vice President of the Newcomer's Club and a member of the Research Committee studying the potential creation of a Lake Barcroft Community Center. Joann is active in the Barcrofter's and the Women's Club. David has an abiding interest in architecture of the Lake and feels that review of remodeling and new construction projects is extremely important to the continuity of the Lake. If elected to the Board he would assist in this area of oversight. David has over 35 years of experience in real estate development and a parallel career in the management and direction of high technology companies and the Federal Government. He has developed over 18 real estate properties in the Washington, DC area, and has directed the management and operations of three separate automation companies, two of which were publicly traded. In his early years, he was in the US Air Force and served for three years as an aide to President Johnson in the White House. David holds an MBA and PhD degrees in management.
DIANE DAVIDSON joined the LBA Board of Directors in 2002. She has been quite active, chairing the Environmental Quality Committee and assisting the Finance Committee in developing new policies for, and the establishment of, LBA Reserve Accounts. She has also been a member of the Task Force on the Community's Future that was established last year by WID and LBA. The Task Force developed new policies for selecting nominees for replacement WID Trustees, and recently has also compiled a set of recommendations for LBA and WID developed to improve efficiency and interaction between them.
Diane has been in the DC area since 1984, practicing communications and corporate law in private practice, at the Federal Communications Commission, Discovery Communications (The Discovery Channel), and at The Walt Disney Company. Diane is also currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation, a charitable organization that, among other things, awards scholarships to deserving area students.
Diane has lived in Lake Barcroft for almost nine years; her husband Seth grew up here and returned to the neighborhood in 1986. They currently reside on Pinetree Terrace, where they have recently completed a major renovation of their home. They and their two dogs, Gidget and Moondoggie, spend as much time as possible on their barge, enjoying the lake, wildlife and of course the community. Diane is also a member of the Women's Club, Newcomers, Barcrofters and the Marching Kazoo Band.
Diane is an avid conservationist, and would like to return to the Board to continue her efforts on behalf of those concerned with protecting, maintaining and improving the incredible wildlife resources and lake habitat of Lake Barcroft. She wishes to continue and expand upon various community projects to keep Lake Barcroft a wonderful place to live for years to come.
REGINA DERZON Regina Derzon moved to Lake Barcroft in June of 1999 from the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee. She and husband Jim have two children, Jacob and Katya who attend Sleepy Hollow and Belvedere Elementary schools. Additionally, the family shares their home on Grass Hill Terrace with an Australian Cattledog, 2 cats, an Amazon parrot and assorted fish. They found the Lake Barcroft community while Internet searching the DC area for homes on the water. Regina has worked for non-profit associations for most of her career and is currently a self-employed consultant for Legal Services Corporation and various legal aid programs. She specializes in organizing meetings, reviewing employee benefits, and overall office systems analysis and organization. She has also been a community college business professor (and hopes to be one again once the Virginia budget crisis is over!). She holds degrees in Business Administration, Business Education and Executive Management. She is active in her daughter's Girl Scout Brownie troop and in various volunteer projects at the children's schools. While living in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Regina was actively involved in the construction of a community playground. The large wooden structure was funded and built entirely by the volunteers in the community. She counts this as one of the most rewarding community service projects in which she has been involved. Also, while living in Tennessee, Regina was a board member of the local domestic violence shelter in Sumner County. Since moving to the community, Jim and Regina have been actively involved in the 4th of July fireworks event and boat sticker & removal projects. The Derzons are avid boaters. The family takes a back-country canoe trip each summer the Temagami region of Ontario, Canada. Regina is also a whitewater kayaker and the family can often be found paddling on Lake Barcroft in their soon-to-be-restored circa 1910 B.N. Morris Canoe.
DAVID FELD is currently the Vice President of the Lake Barcroft Association. He is also a past President of the Lake Barcroft Association, a past chairman of the LBA Environmental Quality committee and a past vice president of the Lake Barcroft Newcomers club. Before moving to northern Virginia, he was the Virginia State engineer for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service. David has a master degree in water resource planning/engineering and served in the US Peace Corps in Kenya. David seeks re-election to the board to continue promotion of expanded recreational opportunities at the Lake, improved access to beaches and the lake and more community-wide events. David supports improved schools and other County services to Lake Barcroft. He actively encourages non-controversial and humane solutions to wildlife conflicts in the community. He supports developing informational materials and incentives for improved environmental quality at Lake Barcroft. David believes that the well being of communities depend upon the active interest and support of its citizens. David is a recognized leader in continuous improvement of government services. He has received the USDA Distinguished Service Award and the "Hammer" award for making government work better and cost less. David is currently President of GeesePeace, a Virginia non-profit organization building better communities through education and humane wildlife management practices and President of FPS Solutions (a software development company).
DAVID GOSLIN and his wife, Nancy McGirr, moved to Lake Barcroft in 1989 from Georgetown. A sociologist by training, he retired from his most recent position after fourteen years as President and CEO of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in 2001. He has just published his fifth book (on motivation in schools) and, in addition to writing, currently is teaching part-time at George Mason University, painting, and learning to play golf. He serves on several non-profit Boards and was a member of the LBA Board from 1994 to 2000 and President of the Board from 1996 to 1998. During his tenure on the LBA Board he helped design a community survey that revealed, among other things, the demographic changes that have characterized the community in recent years and the extraordinary extent to which members of the community have been investing in improving their homes. The latter phenomenon clearly has continued and is an important indicator of the commitment of LBA members to their community. Dave shares this commitment and believes that the highest priorities for the LBA Board must continue to be the health of the lake, improvement of the community's resources, and security. Dave and Nancy have two teenage sons in our local public schools, and are very enthusiastic about the opportunities this area offers for their academic, social and cultural development. All members of the family make extensive use of the lake: swimming regularly, fishing, kayaking, boating and windsurfing.
KEVIN HOWE is presently a member of the Lake Barcroft Architectural Review Committee. Growing up surfing, rock climbing and backpacking in California, he never thought the eastern US could be a place he would live - times change. Drawn to the Lake for the incredible natural beauty of the Barcroft community (nature and people) and the ability to kayak every day, he moved here three years ago with his wife, Betsy Washington and their son Joshua (14). Academically, he has graduate degrees in Biology and has taught and done ecological research at various Universities in the US before coming to the Smithsonian Institution to do research. Then fifteen years ago a major career shift to construction and he now owns a construction company named after his dog (now deceased). He also teaches kayaking part time for L.L. Bean. Betsy, also educated as a Biologist, took a career change into Landscape Design (she has her own firm) and teaches in the Landscape Design graduate program at George Washington University. Aside from work and when not kayaking on the Lake, he may be off whitewater kayaking, cross country skiing, snowboarding, climbing snowy mountains or some other extreme quest. Kevin wishes to become a member of the Board to give something back to this great community and assist in maintaining and enhancing the appreciation of its natural beauty.
GEORGE MCLENNAN and his wife Debra Lee have lived in Lake Barcroft since 1987. George brings to his LBA service over 35 years of professional engineering and business management experience. George manages his own consulting business, which specializes in market studies and business analyses for environmental and engineering service firms. George has been on the LBA Board of Directors for four years (1999-2003) -- the past two years serving as its President. During his LBA Board terms, George opened channels of communications among community households through his implementation of Lake Link and the community web site. He established a task force to examine where organizational improvements and cost savings might be realized at WID and LBA. George also mobilized resources to revitalize the community newsletter and ensure its positive cash flow; develop guidelines for the use of LBA reserve funds; establish area captains who look after community property; to conduct a community center feasibility study; to review community traffic problems; and to restore the architectural review committee.
SHIRLEY TIMASHEV is a second generation Barcrofter, and lives on a lot forested with trees planted by her father in the 1970's. Shirley and her husband Slava moved into the family home in 1999 after the death of her mother, Carolyn Jones Lyons, who had been energetically involved in the formation of many activities that are Lake Barcroft traditions today.
Shirley served as president of the Lake Barcroft Woman's Club in 2002 - 2003, and was co-president with Jane Legault the year before. She is currently helping maintain the Contractor's List for the community.
Shirley is a licensed tour guide in Washington, D.C. She has also organized five international tours - two alumni group tours of Europe, one to the Far East, and one student group tour to Russia.
Before settling here Shirley was in Russia for six years, teaching marketing and management at Urals State Technical University in Ekaterinburg. Prior to that she was at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, serving as Director of Development for the College of Business. Her civic involvement included leadership positions with the Children's Science Explorium, and the Policy Advisory Board of the Florida Solar Energy Center at Cape Canaveral. She has also been a newspaper columnist, moderator of televised political debates, and contributor to the e-zine Spiral Sea.
Although born a Midwesterner, Shirley spent four years as a Texan, attending Rice University in Houston. She did graduate work at San Jose State University and soon after moved to Florida, where she lived until her departure for the teaching job in Russia.
Shirley has a son and a daughter, both living in Atlanta. The extended family includes three granddaughters in Atlanta, stepson Dima in Ekaterinburg, and a grandson and granddaughter also in Ekaterinburg.
PETE WALKER and his family have been residents of Lake Barcroft since 1981. His wife, Anne, a past president of the Lake Barcroft Woman's Club, has a PhD in linguistics and presents seminars to people in the juvenile justice system on how to question children involved with the legal system. They have three grown children, two daughters in the local area (one of whom is a graduate of JEB Stuart) and a son who is a retired naval aviator now working in San Diego. Pete is a Naval Academy graduate who served in the Navy for twenty-seven years. During his career, he commanded two ships and served in the American Embassy in Tokyo. Since retiring he has been employed by several firms providing services in the areas of ship repair, electronic commerce, and the environment. Pete is now serving as chairman of the LBA Security Committee. Previously, he was appointed to the Lake Barcroft Community Association to complete the term of a member who left the Lake. Pete's vision for Lake Barcroft is that it remain a quiet and secure neighborhood where residents can enjoy living in the "best kept secret in Northern Virginia". He also wants to insure that the community continues to maintain good relations with surrounding communities and with local governmental agencies.
KAREN WEHNER: During the two years she has served as LBA Treasurer, Karen has been working to improve the financial health of the community. The greatest challenge she has faced has been the dramatic increase in insurance costs the community has experienced. With LBA President George McLennan, Karen has contacted insurance agents, insurance companies, insurance bureaus, advisory offices, legal and financial advisors, and other community associations seeking lower-cost alternatives to our current insurance coverage. She is continuing her quest to find a solution to this problem. Karen also led the effort to establish a Reserve Fund for the community so that funds are available when it is necessary to replace community assets and infrastructure, finance community improvements, and cover emergency expenses. She arranged for and is overseeing the first audit of the community's finances in many years. Additionally, she organized several coffees with the Board to welcome new residents to the community and provide them an opportunity to learn about the community's activities, policies and procedures. Karen remains committed to ensuring that all members of the community are informed of current issues, have an opportunity to express their priorities and concerns, and have a voice in the decision making process. While operating within our financial resources, she hopes to find creative means to further enhance and beautify our community. Karen has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Law Enforcement at the Treasury Department, and is currently Assistant Counsel with the Department of Justice, Office of Professional Responsibility. During her 25 years with the Federal government she has gained experience with a variety of financial, management and law enforcement programs. Avid gardeners and do-it-yourselfers, Karen and Jim have put lots of time and energy into remodeling their Blair Road home since moving to Lake Barcroft in 1992. They love the uniqueness and beauty of the community and plan to make this their permanent home.