Board Members must be the owner of at least 1 condominium unit in the Disharoon Ridge Condominium Association. They do not need to actually live in a unit to serve on the board. Board Members are elected at the Annual Meeting which is held, generally, around July 4th (Saturday closest to the holiday). [Because of Covid19 safety issues, the 2020 Annual Meeting will be held August 1 at 1 PM. An optional “meet and greet” at 12 Noon is available with the opportunity to BYO lunch and visit with neighbors. This will be held at the POA Canoe Lodge.] Board Members serve for one year beginning at the time of election at the annual meeting until the next election.
Current Board Members are as follows:
Lewis Richardson, President 404-992-4167
Steve Neck , Vice President 770-794-4443
Judy Phillips, Secretary 678-773-0718
Roger Estill, Treasurer 770-354-7008
Berkley Badger 727-455-1758
Ernie Hensley 678-371-2283
Owners can contact the Board with questions and concerns. Emails may be sent to the following email address: email@example.com
Link to download the Ballot and Voting Proxy: BALLOTANDVOTINGPROXY 2020-2021
Biographies of Board of Directors Candidates (In alphabetical order)
Disharoon Ridge Condominium Association
Berkley Badger (current board member)
Berk and his wife, Anne, have been married for 34 years. They have three children: Chris (27), Kelsey (22) and Katie (21). He has spent over thirty years in Financial Services Industries with the nation’s longest running financial broadcast “The Money Doctors” and “Global Financial Review”. He is a past member of several boards. His current board affiliations are Joseph’s Cupbearers, Int’l and Fresh Start Prison Ministry.
His goal as a Board member would be to maintain the momentum of positive changes implemented by our predecessors. He enjoys the smooth working relationship the current Board enjoys and the input of non-Board members willing to give a hand.
Kimberly and her husband Bob have lived in Big Canoe for the past six years, their first home was in Laurel Ridge. Where she served on the Laurel Ridge Condo Association as a board member and then VP of the board in 2018 and 2019, They were relocated to the Atlanta area by Unilever in early 2014 due to Kimberly’s job with the ice cream division as a Project Manager. The decision was easy Big Canoe would be the perfect place to reside. In November of 2018 Kimberly was offered an early retirement package from Unilever. She now works part-time for the local ice cream distributor in Marietta in a sales and operational role. We are happy to have Big Canoe and the Disharoon Condos as our permanent home.
Bob and Kimberly have three children who are all married, Chad who manages a team of electricians in Green Bay, WI, Bradley who is an Environmental Engineer for the city of Milwaukee, and Samantha who is a transplant nurse in Milwaukee. We are also blessed with three grandchildren. We have kept a small condo in Wisconsin to make it easier to visit the family on holidays as well as sneak in a Packer game or two.
Kimberly has the experience in working with the LRCOA board for four years, finding costs savings in several areas of the neighborhood and refining processes: including reducing the condo insurance rates and termite bonding to name a few. She looks forward to working with the Disharoon board and well as in the best interests of all owners. To move the neighborhood to the next level forward.
Roger Estill (current board member)
Roger and his wife, Elaine, purchased their condominium in 1996, living there while building their permanent home in the Audubon at Sconti neighborhood in Big Canoe. His condominium is now used for rental. He is a retired accountant/controller for a Fortune 500 company. He has been on the Board of Directors since 1998 and served as its president for six years. He is currently the treasurer.
Ernest Hensley (current board member)
Ernie and Shirley moved to Big Canoe from Lawrenceville, Georgia in December 2009. Ernie worked 30 years in higher education in Florida and Georgia. He retired in May 2013 from Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston, Georgia. As a Division Chair his job responsibilities included supervision of faculty, strategic planning, curriculum development, class scheduling, academic advising, purchasing, payroll and computer labs. Currently he is employed as the Access Control Supervisor for the Public Safety Department, Big Canoe POA. He is familiar with teamwork, group dynamics and goal setting. He is comfortable managing and solving planning issues. He appreciates living in Big Canoe and is a 2013 graduate of the Big Canoe Leadership class. He has enjoyed serving on the Board, was president for 6 years, and is willing to continue serving.
Gary “Ray” Huffman
I was born in Roanoke, VA, March 22, 1944. I graduated from the Roanoke branch of Virginia Tech in 1965. I also married in 1965. I have 2 children, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. My son, Scott (1966), lives in Talking Rock, GA, and Cynthia (1969), lives in Roanoke.
My wife, Judy, died suddenly in January 1996. In November of 1995 I purchased property in Big Canoe to build a summer place. I eventually built in 1997/1998 on McElroy Mtn and sold it in 2018. After only one summer in Florida over the past 20 years, I returned to Big Canoe and purchased unit #440 September 2019.
I moved from Roanoke to Daytona Beach, FL in 1966. I began my career in the tire business with BFGoodrich in 1967. I became the Store Manager of BFG’s Valdosta, GA retail store in 1969 at age 25. In 1971, I was transferred to BFG’s Wholesale Division as Territory Manager in Jacksonville, FL. I became the District Manager for Miami in 1974. I left BFG in 1978 when, with a partner, we opened a wholesale tire and wheel distribution company in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I did not enjoy being in a partnership and sold my interest in 1981. In just 3 years we had expanded to three warehouses and three retail stores.
I sold tires to Tire Kingdom over several years and the owner, Charles “Chuck” Curcio, called me in 1982 to open his wholesale operation. I managed this division for 9 years and left in 1992 when he sold the company to Michelin Tire. I have been in business since 1992 and retired in 2018. I gave my son and daughter the company upon retirement. This company is global and continues in business. We ship containers of tires of all types around the world. We have attended and displayed globally at trade shows in Las Vegas, Singapore, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Russia, etc.
I recently decided to come out of retirement and start a new company, World Tire Association. Over the past 23 years I have owned and operated many companies associated with the tire industry.
Hi everyone… my name is Chuck McKnight. My wife Sandy and I have completely enjoyed living in BC for 6+ years at 1589 Valley View Drive; about 4 years ago Sandy my parents (Ed and Jeanette) purchased the Sconti Ridge Condo, so that my parents could be close. Though my father passed away a couple years ago, my Mom continues to reside at Unit 437. She along with Sandy and I love our life in Big Canoe.
Sandy and I are now “relatively” retired. Sandy spent 30+ years in the Pharmaceutical Industry and I have 30+ years in various industries working as an Operations Executive. Sandy and I have had the opportunity to live all over the country during our careers… Greenville, SC, Baton Rouge, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Manhattan (NYC) and now we have put down deep roots in BC while doing occasionally consulting, travelling, spending time with our children and our dog Rylee.
Sandy and I have 3 adult children (along with their partners), one granddaughter and another grandchild on the way. Our son, 30, and his fiancée Delaney live and work in Portland, OR. Our daughter Hannah, 30, her husband Darren along with their daughter Abby live and work in Denver, CO. Our daughter Sara, 30, and her husband Eric live and work in Columbus, OH (note, there’s a rumor Sara is pregnant, but don’t tell anybody – shhh). A fun fact about our family is that Tyler, Hannah and Sara are Triplets – yep, it was all a blur for the first 18 years.
Lewis Richardson (Current Board President)
Lewis and his wife Cathi, have lived in Big Canoe/Disharoon Ridge since July of 2012. They started as weekenders then became full-time in 2015 when Lewis didn’t need to commute to Atlanta daily. Lewis retired from Turner/CNN after 29 years in IT systems support, consultant/project management and managerial roles. They appreciate all the activities available inside and outside the Big Canoe gates. Plus, they love how many friendships they have been able to make here. They have two children, William and Maddie. Both children love it here as well.
Lewis joined the board in 2018 and has been working with the board to maintain the Disharoon Ridge landscaping since 2015. He has also been helping out with other random tasks around our condos.
Jean began her quest to find just the right home in Big Canoe in 2013 in anticipation of a 2018 empty nest. After first leasing her home directly from the builder she closed on her Disharoon Valley home in September of 2018. A few months earlier Jean began helping a Big Canoe Property Owner clean rental property here in Big Canoe and that was when the rental property bug bit her. By April of 2019 Jean bought her first unit at #439 and her second in December at #433. Jean purchased all three of her properties directly from their owners. Jean’s passion is to connect folks looking to purchase property in Big Canoe directly with their owners. Jean’s #439 unit is a short-term rental that caters primarily to Guests attending weddings and those shopping for Big Canoe property. Her #433 unit is dedicated to long-term Guests who are building, buying or selling in Big Canoe. Nick Tripi, Jean’s brother is currently one of her Guests looking to purchase a condo and her other Guests are currently building in the Audubon neighborhood. Jean’s mother Joan winters here in #439 escaping the WI cold. When Jean is not busy seeing to the needs of various Guests throughout Big Canoe she is “keeping the books” for Nick’s motorcycle supply business by Rocco’s and those of her Significant Other’s auto broker business in Alpharetta. Oh, was it mentioned that Jean’s youngest son Chase who lives and works in VA is planning to purchase a condo in Big Canoe next year? Jean is a regular attender of Trinity Church where she is a volunteer for Celebrate Recovery, the Christmas Cookie Exchange Coordinator for Big Canoe’s Still Young At Heart ladies’ group and the Social Director of Ladies On The Lake Boat #6.