Wolf Laurel Road Maintenance & Security

Board of Directors

Frank (Sonny) Colvett

From Memphis, Sonny and Sudie have been Wolf Laurel property owners since 2003. Sonny. a graduate of Auburn, is Chairman of GreenScape. Incorporated, an 80 year old landscape firm now in its fourth generation which has employed over 160 associates. Sonny served over 14 years as Chair of the Memphis Zoning Variance Board. Sonny. with friends, started and then headed the loan and executive committees of a start-up national bank. which grew to be part of Regions Bank. He served as Senior Warden of Calvary Episcopal Church. housed in the oldest public building in continuous use in Memphis; as Chair of the Admissions Committee and Board Member several times for The University Club of Memphis; and Chair. President and ;or Member of the American Landscape Architects Association (ASLA) and the American (ANLA) and Southern (SNLA) Nursery and Landscape Associations as well as other professional organizations.

 

At Wolf Laurel he is a member of Wolf Laurel Country Club, former Treasurer of Wolf Laurel Property Owners Association during the purchase and funding of the Amenities. He is also Chair of the Wolf Laurel Architectural Review Board since this responsibility was delegated from the developer. He is also a board member of the Wolf Laurel Road Maintenance and Secunty Homeowners Association during the transfer of ownership of the Wolf Laurel roads and covenant responsibilities to them.

 

Chuck Freeman

Chuck Freeman is a retired colonel, who did 28 years in the Air Force flying in two-seat fighters and tactical electronic warfare aircraft and, for the last ten years of his career, serving as a senior intelligence officer. After retiring from the Air Force, Chuck worked for a Fortune 500 defense contractor in the Tidewater, Virginia area, rising to Corporate Vice President. In 2006, Chuck and his wife Annette moved into Wolf Laurel, where they reside year round. In addition to serving on the Architectural Review Board, Chuck served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Wolf Laurel Property Owners Association. Chuck is perhaps best known for editing the Top of the Bald for four years.

 

Warren Johnson

Cathy and Warren Johnson found Wolf Laurel in the early 1990’s. Since coming to Wolf Laurel, Warren has been associated with the Wolf Laurel Property Owners Association, is a charter member and an active participant of its Amenities Program, and served on its Board of Directors and as its president in 2004-05. He is a founder member of the Wolf Laurel Country Club, and has served on its Board of Directors and as its president in 2012-13. Since 2011 he has participated on the Wolf Laurel Road Maintenance and Security Homeowners Association Board of Directors. His tenure on that board has coincided with the purchase of the assets and powers of Bald Mountain Development Corporation and the initiation of the efforts to create a one board mountain.

 

He and Cathy have been married since 1963, have two daughters and three grandsons. Over the years, they have tried to give back to the Wolf Laurel community because that community has given them a wonderful and enriching life style.

 

Mike Kaney

A Wolf Laurel home owner since 1983, he has been a member of the Wolf Laurel RMS since 2006, where he has been President of the Board for 6 years. He is a founding member of the WLCC and was president
of the group in 2003 and 2006. Among other duties, he is responsible for long-range planning on the Wolf Laurel RMS Board and was ultimately responsible for negotiating the purchase of the assets of Wolf Laurel's original developer BMDC.

 

Michael supervises planning and work of road maintenance in addition to overseeing security. He is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and is retired after 45 years from Cemex, an international construction materials corporation. He is also past chairman of the Florida Concrete Products Association and the National Readmix Concrete Association. He is Past President of the Florida State Fair Authority. He served 2 years active duty in U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (1962-1964) in Southeast Asia.

 

Michael currently resides in a second home with wife Jana, located on Silver Knob Drive in Wolf Laurel Resort They have two daughters, one son and four grandchildren and spend six months each year at Wolf Laurel.

 

Rebecca (Becky) McKnight

Becky and her husband Steve have been Wolf Laurel homeowners since 1997.They have been full-time, year- round residents for six years and are members of the Wolf Laurel Country Club and the Wolf Laurel Property Owners Amenities Program. She earned a B.A. degree in Business Education from the University of Florida and for 20 years taught high school level business courses in Gainesville, Florida, focusing primarily on Accounting and Computer Applications. Becky sponsored Gainesville High School’s Future Business Leaders of America for 15 years and was coordinator of a work study program for 5 years. Several of her FBLA teams earned state recognition and competed on the national level. She has also served as a grant evaluator for the United States Department of Education, reviewing applications in Smaller Learning Communities grants and Community Technology Centers grants, which ranged from 1million to 3 million dollars per award.

 

Becky regards the acquisition of the assets of Wolf Laurel Roads and Security from the developer as one of the most important developments in this community’s history. The Board is now drafting revised covenants, by-laws, and other policies to reflect the transfer of ownership from the developer to the property owners. She looks forward in assisting with this and other important issues facing the Board and the property owners over the next 3 years.

 

Nat Pieper

Nat has been a Wolf Laurel property owner since 1996. He has been a member of the Board since 2009 and wasone of the leads in negotiating and perfecting the purchase by the Association of the assets and powers of BMDC. His primary Board involvement has been developer transition, seeking equitable sharing of the expenses for road maintenance and security and monitoring most aspects of legal matters and litigation involving the Association. He is a longtime member of the WL POA and a charter equity member of the Amenities Program. A graduate of Duke University School of Law, he is a retired maritime litigator and mediator with recognition for many years in the Best Lawyers in America and as a Florida Super Lawyer. Nat is President of Presbyterian Homes & Housing Foundation, operating nineteen non-profit senior, affordable housing facilities in Central Florida.

 

Nat resides with wife Barbara near Big Bald and they have two children and three granddaughters.

 

Charles Potts

Charles and his wife Jackie completed their home on Upper Haw Drive in 2006. They spend their summers in Wolf Laurel and winters at their home in Jensen Beach, Florida. He is originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Jackie is from Burlington, North Carolina. Charles has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina. During his work career, he spent 17 years working for the Florida Department of Transportation, holding positions as State Materials and Research Engineer and Director of Construction. He worked for Ashland, Inc. for 18 years and served as Senior Vice President and President of its construction group APAC, Inc. for 12 years.

 

Charles is currently Chairman of the Board of Heritage Construction & Materials, a privately-held construction and materials group with headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition, he serves on the Board of Bank Construction Company, located in Charleston. South Carolina. He is also on the Board of Directors of ASTEC Industries, a publicly traded company that manufacturers asphalt plants, paving equipment, crushing equipment for quarries as well as a variety of other related equipment for the construction and materials industry. He looks forward to working with the members of the community as well as the other members of the Roads and Security Board.