was born in Pennsylvania, raised in California, and is a
graduate of UCLA. She has lived in many of the United
States, most recently Virginia, as well as abroad.
Joyce is retired after 20 plus years in the computer
industry. Joyce's professional background also includes
extensive experience in training and writing. Joyce and
her husband, Joe, retired to Siesta Key in 1998 after
exploring the Florida west coast.
Joyce has served as Secretary on the SKA Executive
Committee for several years. She is always an active
participant in the Adopt-A-Road cleanup event for North
Joyce and Joe also volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
and the Salvation Army. They proactively work to preserve
the wonderful quality of life on Siesta Key.
They enjoy sailing and photography. You will frequently
find Joyce in her garden, traveling, and enjoying friends
and her family of three sons and three grandchildren.
vacationing on Siesta Key for many years, Erin and her
husband, Randy, moved to Siesta Key from the Detroit area
in March 2015. Together they manage a vacation rental
property on the Key. As part of this position, Erin is a
licensed Community Association Manager.
Erin’s career was spent at General Motors in Detroit
where she was a Manager in GM’s Public Policy Center. Her
areas of expertise included corporate social
responsibility, sustainability, corporate relations and
philanthropy, corporate disaster response, and global
employee volunteer and giving programs. Prior to these
activities, she was a Legal Assistant on GM’s Legal Staff.
Erin strongly believes in community volunteering. Erin
was on the Board of Directors, American Red Cross,
Southeastern Michigan Chapter from 2005 to 2015, Chair of
the Redford Township, MI Planning Commission, 1996 to
2015, Chair of the Redford Township Zoning Board of
Appeals, 2010 to 2015, and Adjunct Instructor, Madonna
University, Livonia, MI, 1996 to 1998.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Madonna
University in Livonia, MI and a Certificate in Corporate
Community Involvement Management, from Boston College
Center for Corporate Citizenship, Carroll School of
Erin and Randy have one son who resides with his wife and
daughter in Chicago.
and his wife, Judy, are native New Englanders who met at
their alma mater, Northeastern University. They have been
visiting Siesta Key as "a place to totally relax" since
1980. Judy had been visiting with her family since the
1950s, and they decided years ago that this was where they
wanted to retire. They realized their dream in 2011 when
they bought their home here. They still spend summers in
New England to be with family, which has deep roots dating
back to the Mayflower.
Gene is a retired systems engineering manager and Master
Technologist with a 31 year career at Hewlett-Packard and
its merger partners, Compaq and Digital Equipment. He has
enjoyed doing pioneering work in diverse areas ranging
from electronic document publishing to Internet streaming
media to modular building blocks for cloud
computing. As a corporate sponsor and then volunteer
staff member, he delivered IT services to the Nantucket
Film Festival for 10 years.
Since retiring to Sarasota, Gene has revived his love of
bicycling and is a member of the League of American
Bicyclists, Rails to Trails Conservancy, People for Bikes,
Florida Bicycle Association, and Friends of the Legacy
Trail, as well as pedaling the Legacy Trail Surrey as a
County Volunteer. He is actively working on bike /
pedestrian safety for Siesta Key. Gene is Board Member for
the SunCoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning (SCALL) to
continue his work on providing lifelong learning
opportunities for adults seeking new intellectual
Key became home in 1989. Catherine is a native Floridian,
proud to mention a great-grandfather referenced in the St.
Petersburg Historical Society. Her father's military
career meant relocating frequently throughout the United
States and Europe. Eventually, with her Father's
retirement, they returned home to St. Petersburg, FL.
Catherine is a graduate of Mercer University, in
psychology, law and educational policy studies. She
attended the Florida State University Master's of Science
program in School and Clinical Psychology, completed
doctoral coursework, with an additional year training at
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She has
directed residential, school and hospital based programs
for children and adolescents, provided treatment and
consultation services in a variety of settings, as well as
policy studies and program evaluation.
Catherine is a published research author, and has also
contributed to "Signature Care" for the Health Care
Foundation of Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and "Vim and
Vigor", a publication of the Heart and Vascular Institute.
Retired from Sarasota Memorial Hospital, she teaches as a
Volunteer for the SMH Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. She
continues to work part time as a psychotherapist in a
Catherine and her husband, Bob, have been members of SKA
for many years. Bob, a recently retired Ph.D. Chemical
Engineer, continues consulting in a variety of
energy-related projects. As advocates for excellence and
opportunity in education, they support scholarship
endowment through the Ut Prosim Society of Virginia Tech.
They both volunteer through Sarasota Audubon.
Catherine has been an SKA Director since 2008, serving as
Vice President until 2011, and President from 2011-2014.
She has served on the Zoning Committee, the Environmental
Committee, beach storm water drainage planning,
participates yearly as cleanup crew for the Adopt-a Road
on north Siesta Key, and supports Siesta Key Beach park
improvements which enhance and protect beach habitat.
and his wife, Janet, are transplants from New Jersey and
have been permanent residents on Siesta Key since 2012.
Dan practiced law for 35 years. Since retiring he has
engaged in community activities focused on helping
families living in poverty. Locally, he is involved with
Legal Aid of Manasota, the St. Vincent de Paul Society,
and Siesta Key Kiwanis. His legal, accounting, business,
and managerial background will be an asset to SKA.
and his wife Joan both grew up in the suburbs of
Philadelphia where they still spend the summer. Wintering
in Sebring for 13 years, they were trying to help their
son find a place on the west coast for the winter — they
found Siesta Key, fell in love and moved in three months
later in 2013. They now spend eight months here and four
months in PA.
Bob was in the retail automobile business for 28 years
until semi-retiring in 1990 and turning the business over
to his sons. He also spends time in the commercial
property rental business. He was elected to the Board of
the Key States Jeep Advertising Association, serving for
10 years and as president for 6 years. He also served as a
member of the Springfield Rotary Club for 28 years and as
treasurer for 12.
Marilyn moved to Siesta Key 15 years ago with her husband
Tony and their daughter Jonell. They moved here from
Louisville, Kentucky, but Marilyn is originally from
Denver, Colorado. Her career has taken her from the oil
industry to the finance departments of major retail and
health care companies in the corporate world. Marilyn and
Tony have been married for 41 years. They're very proud of
their beautiful daughter, Jonell, who completed an Iron
Man event when she was 4 months pregnant! Marilyn loves
spending time with their 3-1/2 year old grandson, Triton,
who is a total blessing.
Bob Stein has been a full-time resident of Siesta Key
since 2011. He grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he
met his wife Emy. They have three sons and six
grandchildren all living in Wisconsin. Bob has been coming
to Florida since 1990 for both vacation and work. He
permanently moved to Florida in 2010, living in his Fort
Myers Beach home until he and his wife acquired a small
publication on Siesta Key. Bob is a high-energy and
results-driven person, characterized as entrepreneurial
and very competitive since he's been self-employed most of
his adult life. Below is a snapshot of his work
In the late 1970s until 1981, Bob worked as General
Manager of a 10-store independent food and drugstore
company. He then developed a shopper publication that grew
to five weekly newspapers/shoppers in the southern
Milwaukee metro market, with a circulation of 135,000
homes per week, along with a monthly Hispanic publication
which penetrated 10,000 homes. He employed 28 full-time
and over 40 part-time employees until he sold the
publications to Thomson Newspapers in 1995.
While owning the newspapers, he was also a landlord and
financed new construction through 2003. He acquired,
renovated and managed numerous residential rental
properties in the Milwaukee metro area, ranging from
duplexes to 12-families, totaling 64 units. He also
financed a series of new residential waterfront
construction projects in central Wisconsin.
In August of 2001, Bob accepted a position with Journal
Communications as the GM and Product Development Director,
responsible for driving revenue covering 45 offices
throughout Wisconsin, Florida and Ohio. He was originally
recruited as a consultant in February 2001 to develop a
strategic marketing plan to stem operating losses in major
Bob currently has a Florida Real Estate License and works
with his wife in their new company, Island Visitor
Publishing, LLC, since October 2010. They publish four
monthly niche publications covering Siesta Key and North
Fort Myers. The publication covering Siesta Key is Siesta
Sand. Bob's varied background and his newspaper reporting
here on the Key make him a perfect fit for the SKA Board.
His in-depth knowledge of all the issues important to the
Key makes him a valuable resource.
first visit to Siesta Key was in August, 1967. With no
condos in the Village area at that time, Joe recalls a
family member describing an Uncle who occasionally would
land his crop dusting airplane on Siesta Beach. After many
years of visiting Siesta, he and his wife Lana bought
their home on the Key 15 years ago and became full time
residents 10 years ago.
Joe, a native of the Philadelphia, PA. area, graduated
from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He initially worked at
Borg Warner Corp. in Decatur, IL., for two years, was then
hired by Chrysler Corp. in Detroit. He took charge of the
hemi race engine development. After 5 years at Chrysler,
he started his own companies, J-R Engineering, Detroit
Hitch Co., and MV Software Co., all of which are located
in suburban Detroit.
Having built his first boat at 13, he has been an avid
boater for over 50 years. He also obtained his IFR Pilots
License along the way. No longer flying, he still enjoys l
boating, fishing and playing with cars.
His experience in dealing with the public and community
relations expanded with his co-founding of the Grand Canal
Communities Citizens Patrol. The patrol is in the Treasure
Boat and Higel area, covering over 250 homes. This
neighborhood Citizen's Patrol , in conjunction with the
Sheriff's patrol, has been successful in the elimination
of petty crimes and vandalism.
Joe and Lana are also active participants in the Life
Long Learning Academy at the University of South Florida.
As Publicity Chair for SKA, he is working to coordinate
shared efforts with SKVA and the Siesta Key Chamber to
advance and preserve the quality of life here on our
island. Lana is the "cookie lady" at the SKA monthly