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Trout Lake Nature Center Board of Directors

As with most non-profits, Trout Lake Nature Center’s Board of Directors consists of volunteers. These volunteers serve in many capacities working to improve the facilities, programming, fundraising, and financial health of Trout Lake Nature Center. 

The Board usually meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 5.30 PM and its meetings are open to the public.

Trout Lake Nature Center’s Board of Directors consists of volunteers. These volunteers serve in many capacities working to improve the facilities, programming, fundraising and financial health of Trout Lake Nature Center.


Executive Board

  • Stan Napier, President

    Stan Napier, PresidentInventor of Green Products and retired Chemist with a degree in aquatic studies

  • Cathie Catasus Vice-PresidentLake County Laboratory Supervisor and Event Planner

  • Joanne Rittenhouse, Secretary

    Joanne Rittenhouse, SecretaryRetired, Board member of PAWS Therapy Dogs


Directors

  • Walt Leesch

    Walt LeeschWalt Leesch joined the TLNC Board in 2021. He is an avid photographer. In addition to serving on the TLNC Board, Walt also is a greeter. This is a volunteer that welcomes visitors, opens or closes the facilities when staff is unavailable. In 2022, Walt learned to conduct water quality tests and assists with testing Trout Lake through the Lake County Adopt-A-Lake program.

  • Chris HigginsRetired

  • Dee BenderRetired, Accounting

  • Vacant
  • Bob Wexler

    Bob WexlerRetired New York State Department of Corrections

  • Joan Bryant, Director
    Joan Bryant, Director

    Publisher/Small Business Owner, retired


Advisory Council

  • Virginia BarkerRetired Nonprofit Executive

  • Mike HollandCity of Eustis Commissioner

  • Fred HunterScrub Habitat Manager

  • Dr. Chuck KegleyAmerican Lung Association

  • Peter KehdeRetired Professor, Lake-Sumter State College

  • Bill MiltonRetired Lake County judge

  • Mike StephensSenior Vice President, United Southern Bank

  • Jerry BrownRetired Executive

Our Sponsors and Partners

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  • Climate First Bank
    Climate First Bank
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