In advance of our upcoming election on August 10th, we wanted to give you a bit of background on the candidates that are running, both new nominees and those currently holding a position and running again.
Please see below for Bios:
Roger Allen - Running for Director Role:
I am Roger Allen. Donna and I have lived on Sunset Lake for about 8 years, and I feel that it's time for me to offer to serve as an Association director. I enjoyed a 36-year career in the computer industry, followed by some post-retirement jobs including school bus driving. While living in Groton I served as a member of the Board of Trustees and as Treasurer for our church, for a total of 15 years.
Tim Milewski - Current Board Member running for Re-election:
I've been a Director for the past two years, with responsibilities with Insurance and Legal. I am not agent or either of those, but I am good with Communications and know how to take ideas and thoughts and articulate them in a meaningful way to benefit all members of FHA. My goal as a Director is to assure a strong quality of life is had by all, and that all decisions I am involved with are for the good of the Association promoting a positive community. My wife Laurie and I have been living in this beautiful place for 9 years.
Eileen Sullivan - Current Social Director, running for Secretary Role:
I have lived in the Far Hills community since buying my home in 1993. I enjoyed a great career teaching at local colleges including Fitchburg State University, Daniel Webster College and Southern NH University. In 2015 I retired and have spent the last 4 year enjoying all of the amenities of our community. I am currently serving as Director for Social and Ripple Beach rentals. I believe that my talents would better serve the Association as Secretary.
Since coming on board, I have worked closely with the current Secretary assisting with the FHA website and our social media postings. My greatest asset I believe is my availability to the Association so that issues can be dealt with in a timely fashion. I have experience as a secretary for a number of organizations, note taking, recording and distribution.
Fred Sellars - Current Permits & Environmental Director and Member of Watershed Committee:
I'm Fred Sellars and have served the last two years as the Association's Environmental Director. Carolyn and I moved here about 2 1/2 years ago. I recently retired from a 40-year career as an environmental consultant, so I am most interested in helping with environmental issues that affect the lake and it's watershed.
Andre Kouyoumdjian - Current Treasurer running for Re-election:
I have been treasurer for FHA the past 2 ½ years. My day job is a global client executive for a engineering software company called Solidworks. I have lived on the lake since 2009, but have been coming here since 2001. I have experience in accounting and budget analysis from my career but also from owning my own company from 2008-2013. I enjoy being the treasurer for the association and would like to continue offering my services.
Kris Specht - Current Security Director running for Re-election:
Thanks for considering voting for me for the Far Hills Association Board. I have enjoyed being a part of this community since 2010. In 2018, when it became clear that there were not enough people running for the board of directors, I volunteered. Although I am exceedingly busy, I do my best to work for our neighborhood. I have been the security director for the past 12 months. Many of you have met Security Guard, Jay. He is doing a wonderful job for us, and I am also working to escalate our video surveillance in other areas around the lake. I have worked with the Ashburnham police department to increase their cooperation with our efforts. Please consider running for the board yourself? We sure could use your help!!