Wolf Laurel Road Maintenance & Security

Board of Directors

John Beneke

John and wife Gwynne became full time Wolf Laurel residents in May, 2006. They are members of the Wolf Laurel Property Owners Association Amenities Program and the Wolf Laurel Country Club. John has served as both president and treasurer of the WLPOA and was instrumental in the WLPOA purchase of the Village and Amenities Program from the developer. He also served on the board of Wolf Laurel Road Maintenance and Security Homeowners Association and as treasurer prior to the 2012 developer driven changes. In addition he served as a board member of the Wolf Laurel Country Club.

 

John is a native of Wheeling, WV, and a graduate of Wittenberg University with a B. S. in Business Administration. He served on active duty as a Supply Corps officer in the U. S. Navy and retired with the rank of Commander in the U. S. Navy Reserve after 28 years of service. He worked in various financial management positions with a number of American and international companies; he retired in 2005 as Chief Financial Officer of BlackHawk Products Group, a manufacturer of tactical gear for the military and law enforcement.

 

With the transfer of the assets of Bald Mountain Development Corp., the property owners of Greater Wolf Laurel have the opportunity to unify our governance and become a true community with common covenants, guidelines, and goals. He served as chairman of the Study Commission appointed by the WLRM&S in 2013 to consider how this goal might be achieved. John looks forward to contributing to the future of Wolf Laurel.

 

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.

 

Brent McCaghren

Brent and his wife Betsy have owned their cabin on May Apple Lane since 1985, dividing their time between Winter Park, Florida and Wolf Laurel. They have four sons and five grandchildren.

 

Brent recently retired as a Florida attorney, having practiced for over forty four years, specializing in real estate, estate planning and probate, civil litigation, and municipal law. He also served as the Winter Park City Attorney for twenty five years. He and Betsy are charter equity members of the Amenities Program and founding members of the WLCC.

 

Brent is a past director of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Central Florida Capital Funds Committee, Ninth Judicial Grievance Committee, and Orange County Fee Arbitration Committee.

 

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.