Geoff Harvey is a long time resident of the Inland Northwest. He was trained as a biologist and chemist. After a career in basic biological research, he turned these scientific skills to environmental consulting and work in water quality assessment and waste remediation. He has resided on Hayden Lake’s south shore for over twenty years. He is a founding member of the Hayden Lake Watershed Association Inc. and served a four year term as one of the first directors of the Hayden Lake Watershed Improvement District. In retirement he has authored four books, one of these on Hayden Lake.
Barb and her husband Will have been residents of north Idaho since 1977 and have lived on Hayden Lake since 2005. As a lifelong volunteer for various non-profit organizations, Barb feels privileged to sit on the board of the Hayden Lake Watershed Association, Inc. Barb feels the work that HLWAI does is extremely important. As an organization, she feels HLWAI must be a watchdog and insist on enforcement of current county, state and federal regulations, not only to maintain but improve water quality standards and protect against irresponsible development. Barb believes in education for property owners and projects that support the Hayden Lake Restoration Plan so that generations to come, may responsibly enjoy a healthy Hayden Lake. Barb was a district finance trainer during her 34 years at the USPS and is now an accounts manager for Weight Watchers. Barb has been a board member since 2009 and was recently elected as the HLWAI Treasurer.
Gil Rossner and his wife Rita have lived for 20 years on Hayden Lake at the Sportsman Park area. Living on the north arm of the lake, they are concerned about invasive weeds and the conditions that foster them. Gil retired in 2017 from a career in sales. This has given him time to “give back” to the community with activities like board membership on the HLWAI. Gil and Rita enjoy spending time on the lake. They are often one of the last diehard families to winterize their boat! Gil is an avid waterfowler, putting him on various North Idaho lakes and rivers during the fall and winter months as well.
Chris is a Hayden Lake native, born and raised on English Point. He enjoyed swimming and fishing in Hayden Lake as a child and remembers it with clean, clear water and a lot less weeds! After spending some time in the Seattle area he returned in 2010 to raise his family in Coeur d’Alene and work as a commercial real estate developer and manager. He and his wife Sara and their sons Jameson and Jasper enjoy spending time at a family cabin on Cramps bay. Chris is proud to support the HLWA as their secretary and webmaster.
She and her husband ‘Pat’ moved back to Spokane shortly after they were married in the late 1960’s. It was then that they bought the house they are now living in from the estate of Pat’s grandfather so they could spend their summers, with their children, on Hayden Lake. In the 1990’s they found themselves ‘empty nesters’ with not enough energy to keep up 2 homes. The Hayden Lake property was the more beautiful piece of land so it was not a hard choice to decide which house to keep. As the grandchildren came along it has been a wonderful place to have them spend the summers – thus their devotion to keeping Hayden Lake the pristine, beautiful lake that it is.