Dr.-Hugh-Bialecki, DMD

Dr.-Hugh-Bialecki, DMD

President

Dr. Hugh Bialecki has practiced preventive, cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry in Lake Arrowhead since 1989. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Tri-County Dental Society, International Academy of Sports Dentistry, and an alumnus of the Pride Institute. Dr. Bialecki currently lives in Lake Arrowhead with his wife Lori, and son Drake. His sons Gavin and Nick attend college in Southern California.

Beverly-Bernice Voelkelt

Beverly-Bernice Voelkelt

Vice, President

Beverly moved to Lake Arrowhead, CA in June of 2003. At that time a prolonged drought and severe bark beetle infestation had already destroyed hundreds of thousand conifer trees in and around this community alone. She reached out to several community organizations in an effort to apply her knowledge and experience about forests to assist in correcting existing conditions. She became a member of the Arrowhead Communities Fire Safe Council (ACFSC), November 2003 to April 2009 and the Safe Our Forest Association (SOFA), November 2003 to present. In both organizations she was quickly invited to join the board of directors. Understanding the fundamental causes of high intensity wildfires that are capable of incinerating even old growth forests and forever alter critical environments, Beverly initiated the Biomass Energy Round Table (BERT) in the spring of 2004. BERT introduced the idea of using woody biomass as a renewable fuel source in cogeneration power plants to significantly help offset the cost of manual forest thinning and restoration. This concept was ten years ahead of its time.

Trudie Blank

Trudie Blank

Treasurer

Trudy Blank has been a full-time mountain resident since 1999 and part time since 1986. She has served on the boards of her homeowner’s association and the Mountains Jewish Community, a philanthropic organization, and has been an activist for environmental and social issues since high school. She has two daughters who live in Madison, Wisconsin, both of whom are scientists and are active in their communities. Trudie and her husband Carl enjoy life here and strive to keep our community safe and green.

Sherry Noone

Sherry Noone

Secretary

Sherry Noone graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Philosophy, but then spent over thirty years working in the computer field. She says most of it was fun, “playing with computer systems just to figure them out.” She then became more interested in people than in computers and went into management. She worked for a corporation that encouraged management training, and was able to learn a great deal about working with people in a business environment. Throughout these years she continued to take ballet classes and sang in the company chorus. She says that, “A balance of left and right brained activity has always been important to me.” She became disenchanted with the business world when it was decided that short term stock price was the only measure of corporate success. She took early retirement and went back to school to retrain as a psychotherapist. She worked in psychotherapy for several years with children, adults, and families. Last fall she retired from active work and increased her volunteer activities. She currently volunteers with The Mountain Arts Network, The Sierra Club, The Children’s Forest, and with the Bear Valley Center for Spiritual Enrichment, where she edits the monthly newsletter.

Steve Farrell

Steve Farrell

Sierra Club Laison
Lori Semeniuk

Lori Semeniuk

Board Member

BA from UC, Santa Barbara = Studio Art Lithography and Print Making MA Medical Illustration from UC, San Francisco 25 year resident of Lake Arrowhead, raising 3 sons in the public schools here, assisting my husband in his dental business. Environmental Activist on Board of Directors of Save Our Forest Association. Group founded to protest the US Forest Services divesting its self of 3 properties in area. The Eagle Ridge property was sold three times, Strawberry Peak was retained as was a property in Valley of Enchantment by Forest Service. I have been active in the Arrowhead Arts Auxiliary for 12 years, and first worked as volunteer coordinator of The Blue Jay Jazz Festival. I began working over 22 years ago at Mountain Thrift Shoppe in Blue Jay 12 years to benefit The Arrowhead Arts Assn. I have now work there for the San Bernardino Land Trust for 12 years. I have been on the Board of the Rim Education Foundation for 4 years. I strongly believe in art education being available to students in our public schools. I have always appreciated live music in many forms and have been astonished by the range of musical styles that have been performed at Blue Jay Festival events. Chris Botti and band were here in 1998. Cultural happenings are crucial for our mountain residents and guests.

Carl Blank

Carl Blank

Board Member
Peter Jorris

Peter Jorris

Board Member

Peter Jorris co-founded the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust in 1995. He is a former land surveyor and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He worked as a volunteer for the organization for twelve years before assuming a dual role as Board Member and Executive Director in 2007.

Pat Huckaby

Pat Huckaby

SOFA News Letter Editor
Sue Walker

Sue Walker

Grant Writer
Bob Sherman

Bob Sherman

Wetlands Specialist
Carl Blank

Carl Blank

Board Member
Carol Pedder

Carol Pedder