Kay and I have been residents of the lake since 2000. Before moving to Oconomowoc we lived in Chicago, Houston, New Orleans, and London, England. I worked the oil industry in a variety of different positions for 30 years with Amoco Oil Company and British Petroleum. We have two married daughters with four grandchildren who love to come to the lake to enjoy all the activities it has to offer. Upper Nemahbin lake is a wonderful place to raise a family, share with friends, and to retire. I hope my time on the lake board will allow me to help maintain the great legacy of this community.
Jennifer has been active with lake issues and activities since the Upper Nemahbin Lake Management District was formed in 1991. Her special interests have been watershed management, education, lake safety, social events and public involvement. Jennifer has a background in urban planning and professionally works with planners and engineers as a geographic information system (GIS) coordinator in the public sector. Jennifer enjoys water and nature through activities such as fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and bird watching. She feels that she is lucky to do all of these activities on OUR lake and neighborhood. She has enjoyed the lake since the early 1980's when she stayed in a summer cottage for many seasons. In 1989 she built her home on Upper Nemahbin Lake.
Joan Beres - Secretary
My wife Draga and I purchased our lot in 2003, moved to the shores of The Mighty Bark River in 2004. Our two sons and daughter, three of the most kind, intelligent, amazing and cool children in the Village of Summit, have never known another home. We love Upper Nemahbin, truly, love everything about living here. You can find us swimming, boating, exploring and generally enjoying the district pretty much every day. The children are building a database of pictures and descriptions of animals found in the UNLMD on our website.
Interest in the UNLMD board started back when Tim and Sue Mentkowski hosted board meetings in their home. A small group of residents voted fireworks out of our budget at an annual meeting. Our family and friends looked forward to the UNLMD fireworks and so I went door to door raising money for fireworks then rallied district members to show up at the next annual meeting restoring fireworks to our budget.
I realized some people who participate steered general membership by controlling information or via misleading information and so I work to make sure district members can vote for or against anything the district does having all information that might impact their decision.
Currently serving at treasurer. I look forward to meeting all UNLMD residents. Glad to help residents/members improve quality of life and/or solve issues related to Upper Nemahbin.
My wife Jean and I have a beautiful view of the lake from our house at the end of Schimmel Road. We have lived on the lake since 2004, and our four sons grew up here. We have many fond memories of wonderful times spent on Upper Nemahbin Lake. Our lake’s water quality and post-dam clean up is important to me. When not enjoying our fabulous lake we try to spend time in Arizona.
I have been in banking for over 30 years, and also have a real estate business. I have served on various boards including my church Parish Council and Finance committee. I’m a past president of a local Rotary club, and enjoy serving and giving back to my community. It’s a pleasure and honor to serve my neighbors and lake residents on the UNLMD Board.