Board

 

The TLIA  Board is a group of concerned property owners who share the love of Twin Lakes. The Board is dedicated to addressing the issues that affect our lakes.  We welcome your feedback and ideas on how to improve the quality of life at Twin Lakes. Feel free to discuss your ideas with us.

 

Debbie Andrews, President

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Debbie Andrews cell : 724-553-8779

My family has been on the lake since 1953, making wonderful memories on Twin Lakes with my parents, grandparents, extended family, my children and my grandchildren.

Our love of the lake prompted my husband John and I to purchase our own place on the lake in 1999. Our plan was to build a retirement home and live here full time. We are now realizing that dream. Now I am a retired corporate executive and served in US Army. I hope to serve the board using the leadership skills I have acquire to serve all future generations. It is my pleasure to serve as the President of The Twin Lakes improvement association.

 

 

 

 

Jeff Mott, Vice President

Jeff Mott, Vice President 850-508-3770

Jeff Mott, Vice President

After traveling several times here on business, I fell in love with North Idaho. Upon retiring from a career as an insurance broker, Judy and I moved here from Tallahassee, FL. We were lucky to find a home on lower Twin Lake. We love this area and want to do everything we can to preserve the quality and beauty of the Twin Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judy Mott, Secretary – (not pictured)
850-508-3770

 

Michael Knowles

Michael knowles

Michael Knowles

As a result of spending much of our childhood on Twin Lakes, my wife Cindy and I, decided to raise our children here. We purchased our Twin Lakes property in the year 2000 and built our home in 2008. We are both actively involved in the Lakeland School District and Twin Lakes Improvement Association. I have been employed in the commercial HVAC business for over 30 years and Cindy has been a realtor for over 20 years. I plan on utilizing my experience in construction management to assist with the Fish Creek and Channel Restoration projects. Our family is committed to maintaining and improving Twin Lakes now and in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Kuhn

Bob Kuhn

Bob Kuhn

I have been enjoying Twin Lakes from Excelsior Beach every summer since 1955, except for 1973. My family has been on that beach since 1917. Both my parents spent summers on Twin Lakes before they met each other at the University of Washington in Seattle. I’m serving on the board to project my roots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheryl Knowlton

Sheryl Knowlton

Sheryl Knowlton

I am an Idaho native who grew up in Eugene, Oregon. She attended the University of Idaho, University of Oregon and Boise State University. Most of my working life was spent teaching English, Spanish, Drama, History, and Communications in public high schools. The Knowlton clan is primarily composed of teachers, so the cabin at Twin Lakes was only occupied during the summer months. My parents acquired the current cabin in 1964, after building two other cabins on the lake with family.

Since retiring 3 years ago, Sheryl has been winterizing and renovating the old 1910 cabin and helping with the Twin Lakes Improvement Association. I have written and published a historical fiction novel and I am now working on a sequel. Other hobbies include reading, lake activities, exercising, and

caring for her mom while she’s here at the cabin in the summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herb Minatre

Herb Minatre

Herb Minatre

I am a retired owner of a manufacturing business in Rathdrum, and bring my business perspectives to the board. As an engineer/mad scientist, I hope to apply these skills to future projects the board undertakes.

We built our home on Lower Twin 10 years ago and had a love affair with the lake ever since.

As a boat builder, I have special affinity for Twin Lakes, since all but one of my boats have been commissioned on Twin Lakes. I’m on the lake most of the boating season in my electric Nika Marie or one of my wooden kayaks. There is also time spent with my grand daughters trying to catch a “big one” from our dock.

 

 

 

Laurin Scarcello

Laurin Scarcello

Laurin Scarcello

Our family has a long and rich history of being on and around Twin Lakes as well as the surrounding area. Celebrating on hundred years; from cutting ice block for refrigeration, to putting up thousand of tons of hay on the upper lake meadow even to this day.

More and more this lake is being managed for recreation, however we need to keep our area viable. Timber, Agriculture, recreation and mining are all vital to our economy and will continue to be.

Finally balance will always be a challenge; respect for all interests must be recognizes and maintained.

 

Mary Jayne

Mary Jayne (not pictured) I have been fortunate to have spent every summer on Twin Lakes since my parents bought our lake cabin on Echo Beach in 1951. My profession as a teacher, allowed our family to spend our summers at the lake.  Our love of the lake and appreciation of its beauty has only grown over the years. Being able to serve on the board, helping to develop practices that sustain the health and beauty of our lake for our grandchildren and generations to come, is a way that I can give back to our lake community.

 

 

 

Tyler Wagner

Tyler Wagner

Tyler Wagner

Hello, my name is Tyler Wagner and I am a new Board Member to the Twin Lakes Improvement Association. I serve on the board number one because I was asked to. Not much gets done in this world unless we ask people for help. Number two, I am a year round resident here and I love our little corner of the world and want to do my part to not just keep it the way it is, but make it better for those that come after me.

I also serve as the Camp Director for Twinlow which is a youth camping ministry located on the Lower Lake. We have been here since 1928 and have a stake in the future of Twin Lakes.

 

 

 

Colby Clark

Colby Clark-(not picture) I was born in the Northwest and have lived in North Idaho over half my life. I love nature and appreciate the beauty and majesty of this area. I have traveled all across the country and there is no place I like being more than the Sandpoint/ Coeur d’Alene area.  I bought a house on Upper Twin Lakes in 2013 and joined the TLIA board in 2015 to help enhance the beauty and recreational usability of the Twin Lakes. In 2016, I joined the Water District 95C Advisory Board and have been actively engaged in trying to preserve lake levels and protect the rights of lake water rights holders.

 

Doug Jayne 509-710-6791

Doug Jayne
509-710-6791

 

Doug Jayne

My family has been enjoying Twin Lakes every summer since I first arrived here as a 5 year old in the spring of 1952. It was here that I met and eventually married my wife, Mary Jayne and raised our 3 children. Having careers in geology and environmental science, I have always been concerned about the health of our lake system and water shed. After retiring in 2005, I wanted to give back to our lake community and found that joining the TLIA was an excellent way to do that. I hope to use my scientific knowledge to help sustain the quality of life and incredible natural environment my six grandchildren now enjoy.

 

Tom Pearson

Tom Pearson

Tom Peasrson

I grew up in Dalton Gardens, Idaho on a small Farm. My wife and I moved to the south end of Lower Twin in 2002 to raise our children on a small farm on the shore of a beautrigul lake. Colleen and I have 4 children, one girl and three boys. We look forward to helping Twin Lakes maintain an excellent quality of life for generations to come.

 

 

 

 

 

Renee Lacroix

Renee Lacroix

Renee Lacroix

Hi Everyone, Renee Lacroix here. I have lived on the lake since 1950, summers only. I received my B.S. degree in Environmental Science from the University of Washington. My mother served on the board at least 20 years, so I am following in her foot steps. I ran the lake study from 1974 to 1986. I love Twin Lakes ever since I could walk and I hope to keep that way for my grandchildren.