MEET THE BOARD AND OFFICERS
The members of the Emerald Pointe RV Resort Board of Directors are elected to staggered 3 year terms by the owners at the Annual Meeting of the EPPOA in March of each year. Each Board Member must be a property owner at Emerald Pointe.
Immediately following the Annual Meeting, the Board meets to elect a President and Vice-President and also appoints two additional Officers - the Secretary/Office Manager and the Treasurer. These four individuals serve in their Officer capacities for a period of one year.
In addition to the Board members' shared responsibility for the overall management of the affairs of the Resort, each Director has oversight responsibility for a number of committees or groups of volunteers within their assigned areas that will provide input, make recommendations and otherwise assist the Board.
Rich Grega, EPPOA President
My wife Alexis and I came to Emerald Pointe as renters for the first time in January 2012. In March of that year, we became owners. We made EP our permanent residence in 2014, when we sold our long-time home in New York's Hudson Valley. Alexis passed away in 2017. I have no children, other than my Yorkie named Chewbacca (Chewie) who is probably more widely recognized in EP than I am!
I have a degree in mathematics from Fordham University and I am an army veteran, having served in Vietnam. I worked for IBM for 38 years, most of that time in management, often with the additional responsibility for overseeing large scale projects both in the US and Internationally.
I was elected to the EPPOA Board of Directors in 2015. I served as Vice-President during my first year on the Board and in 2016 was elected President. I was re-elected to the Board in 2018 and have continued as its President.
Emerald Pointe is a very special community which I am proud to serve.
Responsibilities: Secretary/Office Management, Treasurer, Finance & Contracts, Space Utilization & Planning (with VP Aikens), Website, Internal Communications (Newsletter, Facebook, new channels), Park Promotion & External Publicity, External Liaisons (EPROC, Government), Summer Responsibility, Candidate Search, Hearings.
Gerald Aikens, Vice-President
I started my own business in 2008, G&S Aikens Auto. I retired in 2010 at the age of 49 from Michelin North America, where I worked for 32 years. My wife Susan and I wanted to winter somewhere warmer than Nova Scotia, Canada. We came to Emerald Pointe in 2014. We have 3 children and 7 grandchildren together.
I have been involved in many organizations and volunteer committees. I was President of our Home & School, Deputy Chief of a Fire Department and have 24 years experience as a Level 1 Firefighter and EMT. I've taught First Aid and CPR courses for 22 years.
I enjoy staying busy and immediately got involved with the work crew at Emerald Pointe. After two years wintering here, I was asked to run for the EPPOA Board. I was elected in 2016.
I am very proud to serve as a Board Member and to be a resident of this great Resort.
Responsibilities: Buildings & Grounds, Celebration of Life Garden, Space Utilization/Planning (co-director with President Grega)
Tyna Conley, Director
My husband Dana and I bought a property in Emerald Pointe in the summer of 2014. We spent our first winter here in 2015. We originally went back and forth from our home base in Russell, Kentucky for those first few years. In the summer of 2018, we sold our KY home and EP became our full time home.
I have spent most of my life working with the public. I worked in the food industry for 12 years and spent the last 3 years as a Banquet Manager for a Ramada Inn. I spent 10 years in sales and managed staff in 3 retail stores. For the last 25 years of my working career, I was a Real Estate Agent. I took several classes at a KY Community College and became a Real Estate Broker. I had my own office for 10 years in KY and Ohio. I was a Director and President of our Ashland area Board of Realtors for 2 years.
I ran for the Board of EP hoping that maybe my years of working with the public and owning my own business (which gave me lots of experience at setting goals and managing budgets) would enable me to make a valuable contribution to the Resort. My goal is to work hard to keep Emerald Pointe one of the premier RV Resorts in Florida.
Hope to see you at the Clubhouse!
Responsibilities: Social Activities, Sound System, Hospitality (Welcome, Sunshine, Calendar)
Murray Dawson, Director
My wife Vicki and I have been visiting Emerald Pointe for the past 20 years. When we retired in 2015, we became Owners. We spend our winters here and summers at our home in Paris, Ontario, Canada. I worked for a Canadian Railway as a Locomotive Engineer for 38 years. We have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren.
I was elected to the EPPOA Board in 2018. I enjoy working as a member of the Board to maintain the high standards of the park. In my opinion, Emerald Pointe is one of the nicest most well-kept parks in this area of Florida. I am proud to be helping to keep Emerald Pointe the "jewel" that it is.
Responsibilities: Pool, Security, Lot Improvement
Ron Erwin, Director
We currently live in Crossville, TN. Our team loyalty, however, is still with Alabama, having lived there for 38 years. Carol and I have been married for almost 55 years and have 2 sons, 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
I was in the food business all my life, having worked for several large companies as a Regional Sales Manager. In 2004, I started my own food brokerage company and then retired in 2009.
We bought in Emerald Pointe in 2005 and started spending our winters here in 2010. I've been on the Lot Inspection and Compliance Committees for several years, as well as working with the Tuesday Work Crew.
This is one of the most beautiful resorts in Florida, and it is because of all the volunteers and the rules we have in place. What a wonderful place to live! I'm honored to serve as a Director of this great resort.
Responsibilities: Rules and Governing Documents, Lot Inspection, Compliance
Cassandra Eaton, Secretary/Office Manager
Greg May, Treasurer