Gary has jumped in as a board member with both feet. He started taking on the role as VP and is now the President. He has been very involved with the Lake Enhancement committee for the past several years prior to joining the board. Gary and his wife Claire live on Brown Road. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, they purchased their lake home in 2004. In 2008 they made this their year-round home and began a huge renovation plan that spanned over 5 years. Gary, being the handyman did almost all the work himself. He is from Old National Bank and has 35 years experience in the financial services industry. When not working he enjoys working in the yard, sailing, and about any project he can find around the house. The Hicks have two daughters, both married with families. Their girls and five grandchildren love coming to “Poppy’s” house at the lake!
Steve and his wife Erin bought their first lake cottage on Sycamore Lane in 2009. They moved to Maple Lane, remodeled and updated an older home and have now built their dream lake home. Since 1999 he has been employed by Alcatel-Lucent as a Computer Engineer and works from his home. Many a sunny summer afternoon you will find Steve taking their two sons, Cam and Zach tubing, a great advantage of working from home. Steve is a computer wizard and has been a great help to the board even before coming on board. He developed the Loon Lake website prior to becoming a director. Steve did not admit it, but sources have it he is quite a handyman and will tackle about any home improvement project. His hobbies and interests revolve around his children’s interests and activities.
Carol purchased her home on Sycamore on Loon Lake in January 2000. However, she first visited Heller's Pointe in 1963 and continued visits throughout the years. Her sister still owns the family home at the end of Maple Lane. Carol can remember the grocery store/gas station, the rental fishing boats, the campground and she loves the history and legends of Loon Lake! Carol has been on the Board since 2008 and a past Vice President. She currently has an "encore" job with AVI Food Systems after spending 35 years in the fire protection industry. Carol says, “Loon Lake is my constant and I am working hard to preserve it for all my children that visit the compound at Camp Aunt Carol!”
Karen and Richard Nelson bought a vacation home on the east side of Loon Lake in 2009 and, after retirement, moved to their present home on Brown Road. When she was growing up, Karen’s family owned a cottage on Ridinger Lake and her sister, Louise Hill, had settled on Loon, so this was a natural move. They moved here from Dallas, where Rich had taught Hebrew and Old Testament at Southern Methodist University, concluding a long career in higher education and ministry. Karen's profession was also in education, working at various times as a middle school teacher, reading specialist, and community college instructor. Before Texas, Karen and Rich had lived in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. They also lived for a time in Belgium and England. They have four adult children and nine grandchildren.
Garry Hill started his first term as president for LLPOA in 2015. As VP he finished out the 2nd half of Dave White’s president's term because of Dave’s medical issues. Garry and his wife Louise live on 700 where they purchased their original home in 2001. In 2006 they moved in full time after a 2-year stint in China. They rebuilt and moved into their current home in 2008. He is retired from Delphi Corporation and was Chief Manufacturing Engineer for 9 plants in Asia. They lived in Shanghai China for 2 years and where he was a member of the Asian executive staff for Delphi E & C managing manufacturing engineers at plants in China, Thailand, Korea, Australia and India. To say the least, they love traveling and have been to New Zealand, as well all countries mentioned. After retirement he worked as IT Project Manager for a year. As well as travel, Garry enjoys fishing and is a Master Gardener through Purdue University. He is also a global news junkie. Garry & Louise have three children and many grandchildren who enjoy a lot of time at the lake.
Tena and her husband Rick moved into their new home at Loon Lake on December 24, Christmas Eve in 2003! What a time to move in! They lived at Big Lake for over 20 years and were excited about lakefront living for the first time. Their home is on 600, the sixth home coming out from the boat launch. Tena is currently employed by Parkview Health as a registered nurse, splitting her week between Parkview Whitley and the Randalia campus in Fort Wayne. In her spare time, she enjoys her flower gardens, fishing and crafts. Tena and Rick have a son who lives in California and a daughter in Fort Wayne. She is about to get her fifth grandchild and enjoys them all very much. They love swimming and all the other activities the lake has to offer. Tena says, “Life just doesn’t get any better than being at the lake! It brings people together!”
Steve Weaver joined the board late in 2015. He has lived at Loon Lake in 1973. His wife Linda joined him here in 1985. Steve retired from the State of Indiana in September 2014 after 38 years of service. His wife works for the Whitely County Work Release center. They have 3 sons and 12 grand children, the oldest being twins. Steve enjoys gardening and landscaping while Linda works on her plants. They love being on the lake in their pontoon. Linda lived in Fort Wayne for many years, but has found the friendliness of lake residents to be very upbeat and helpful. Steve has been a long time golfer and has gotten Linda to join him on the links last year. She is determined to beat him this year! Both the Weavers are BIG Ohio State fans and attend several games each year.
Bruce Graham calls 2760 Sycamore as his part time home. He and his wife Faye purchased the cottage in 2007 with parents and his brother. But, now it is just the two of them looking forward to making this their permanent address. They have made additions and improvements looking towards those years. For many years Bruce and Faye had a cruiser on Dale Hollow Lake in Kentucky and spent weekends there on the water. So, he is not new to lake life. Bruce retired from the Carmel, Indiana Police Department after 34 years. Together he and Faye have three married daughters and four grandchildren. Since Faye is still working, they also own a home in Fishers when they are not at the lake. Bruce loves boating, fishing and relaxing with their Loon Lake family.
Lindsay and her husband Ted lived in Ossian, IN before purchasing their lake home in 2014. They looked at 27 houses before they found their ideal home at the corner of Brown and Sycamore. "Growing up I loved boating and dreamed of living on a lake. I feel so lucky to live on Loon Lake, with it's amazing community of neighbors and abundance of fun activities." Lindsay enjoys entertaining and spending time with friends, family and neighbors. She loves being artsy and she hosts a Pinterest party once a month with friends and neighbors to try new projects and recipes. She gets creative at work too, as the Marketing Director for a small credit union in Fort Wayne.