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Letter from SHR President

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Board of Directors

Berg, Jack
The SHR Board welcomed Dr. Jack Berg to the Board in January 2011 for a one-year term, he was reelected to a three-year term in August 2014. Dr. Berg is a retired cardiologist. He and his wife live at Indian Cave. He is excited to be a part of SHR and to explore the challenges and possibilities the harbor presents.

Booth, Tara
Tara is the Assistant Vice President, Compliance and Risk Management at Sugar River Bank. She is a graduate of Champlain College and Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Tara is also a member of the Newport Rotary Club and is an active volunteer in several Rotary fundraising events. She resides in Newport with her husband Dennis who is the owner of Docks Plus and their son.

Clapp, Patrick
Patrick is a Sunapee resident, along with his wife Caitlin and two young boys, John and Collin. He owns a real estate development business, also located in Sunapee. Patrick was elected to a three-year term in 2015.

Eckenrode, Bob
Bob returned to the SHR Board, elected to a three-year term in 2015. He is a Sunapee resident. Bob is retired from the telecommunications industry. Bob serves as Third Vice-President of the Board.

Eldridge, Chris
Chris was re-elected to a three-year term in 2016. He is the President of McCrillis and Eldridge Insurance of Newport and New London. Chris is active in the Rotary Club of Newport, the Newport Chamber of Commerce. He and his family live in Sunapee. Chris serves as Second Vice-President of the Board.

Farmakis, Bill
Bill is a third generation owner on the lake with a residence on Birch Point. He has been coming to the lake since early childhood and enjoyed the lake and harbor during the many changes over the years. Bill's parents, Jack and Betsy (Smith) Farmakis were active participants in the early SHR initiatives. Bill serves as Treasurer of SHR.

Fichter, Peter
Peter and his wife June, who is the Director of LSPA, became full-time residents of Newbury in 2005. He is retired from his position as VP of Engineering where he was the co-founder of AirPrint Networks. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Newbury Zoning Board, volunteers as a citizen scientist at LSPA and as a volunteer ski instructor for New England Handicapped Sports, Assn. at Mount Sunapee. Peter was elected to a three-year term in 2015. Peter serves as First Vice-President of the Board.

Kessler, Laura
Laura is a multi-generational Sunapee visitor, she resides in Newport with her family and teaches at Sunapee Middle High School. Laura was elected to a three-year term in 2014, she is excited to take part in the future of SHR.

Johnson, Jolyon
One of the “founding four” of the Sunapee Harbor Riverway, Dr. Johnson currently serves as President of the SHR Board. He was re-elected to a three-year term in 2016. He is the owner of Wendell Veterinary Clinic and lives in Sunapee with his family.

McGrath, Steve
Steve was elected to a three-year term in 2015. He is employed as an Educational Talent Search Outreach Advisor, University of NH. He resides in Sunapee and is a ski instructor at the Learning Center at Mount Sunapee Resort

Peel, Abby
Abby is a life long resident of the Sunapee area and is currently living right near Sunapee Harbor. She is a graduate of Emerson College and came back to the area to be the morning host on WNTK 99.7 in New London. After that Abby started a social media company, Strategic Social Media, managing and consulting businesses in the social media world. Abby joined the Riverway board after she created the Sunapee Harbor Facebook page and Instagram account. She is the newest member of the Board of Directors.

Skarin, Paul
Paul came to the Board for a one-year term in 2009 and was re-elected to a three-year term in 2016. Having grown up in Sunapee, he still resides here with his wife Joanne and their three sons. Paul is very active in the community he is the Chairman of the Sunapee Recreation Committee and elected to the Sunapee School Board in 2012. Paul is a real estate developer.

Wilkie, Bob
Bob retired in 2010 from his position as President and CEO of Sugar River Bank, he is the Past President of the Sunapee Lions Club, Newport Chamber of Commerce. Bob resides in Sunapee with his wife Tanya. He was elected to a three-year term in 2015.