DC has lived and worked in the Village since 2002, retiring in 2017.
He currently serves on the board of the Balboa Yacht Club as the membership chairman, and since 2017 has worked to help grow the membership from 75 to our current membership of 340.
He joined the VEBF in 2018 and serves as President, working to spread the word of our organization throughout the Village.
He believes one should work to make any job or organization better when you leave it than it was when you joined.
DC enjoys a couple of rounds of golf each week, and late afternoon cruises on Lake Balboa.
Upon moving to Hot Springs Village in 2006, John Chapman and his wife Celinda enjoyed having four generations of family members living in the Village for several years.
John retired to the Village after a 36 year career in video production and sales, and started working at the local radio station, KVRE, where he is still employed part time. An avid cyclist, he enjoys riding on Village roads and trails, as well bike trails around Arkansas and other states. He occasionally rides with the informal Ageless Bikers Club, and attends monthly meetings of the American History Club.
A past annual contributor to the Village Employees Benefit Fund, becoming a board member in 2020 gives him an opportunity to “help the Fund grow and continue the mission of thanking Village employees for their hard work and dedication.”
Born and raised in Chicago. Graduated from Ripon College with a BA in Mathematics. Spent two years in the Army. Worked for 35 years in computers. Retired 25 years ago and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona for 9 years. In 2010, moved to Hot Springs Village and have been here ever since. Am a member of Village United Methodist Church and am currently the Chairman of the Finance Committee.
Married to Susan Luerssen for 40 years, have a daughter and son and two grandsons.
Born Yankees, Howard and I found our way to HSV in 2004 from 20+years in Richardson, Texas. We discovered our “quiet” place on Lake Balboa, close enough to Village golf courses. My undergraduate degree is in Speech Pathology and Audiology and I hold a graduate degree in Public Administration. Early years were consumed by three children and working as Executive Director for Montessori schools and county-based day care. In 1986, I was licensed in the securities industry and eventually became a partner in a Dallas-based company involved in the credit and debt resolution industry. I also served as an NASD arbitrator. These two efforts kept me busy for 20 years while we acquired in-law children and 7 grandchildren! I have been active and board involved with Ouachita Children & Family Services, CASA, Mid-America Science Museum, AAUW, Garland County Juvenile Court, and am a member of Christ of the Hills Church. I currently serve as chair of the Sunshine Therapeutic Riding Center. I was a member of the board of directors for the Hot Springs Village Concert Association, privileged to serve as its chair for three years. VEBF is another great opportunity to serve and enrich our wonderful village.
I was born and raised in this great state of Arkansas. I went to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I retired after almost 25 years at the law firm of Wright, Lindsey, and Jennings, a wonderful place to work.
I am a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Grandville, MI. I have been the church treasurer for 18 years. I am an associate member of Faith Lutheran here in the Village. I am a member in the NSDAR (National Society Daughters of American Revolutionary War). I am serving as Regent for the Village Chapter of DAR "Akansa" in the Village.
I chaired a state level committee "250 America". In 2016 our Constitution was 250 years old. I work with Arkansas Freedom Fund. This is a group that just helps Arkansas Veterans. We do a golf outing here in the Village once a year, and a bike challenge. I am also a member of the Ladies Social Golf League here in the Village.
I am married to the love of my life. We share five children, 10 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. We live in Grand Rapids, MI, part time.
My husband Rich and I have owned a home in the Village since 1995. Until this past year, we have been "snow birds", traveling between our Arkansas and Minnesota homes. We have 2 adult children, with spouses and a gorgeous Grand-dog.
I have been an active volunteer, at many levels, for 35+ years; serving national, state and local organizations. My specialty has been acquiring monies, products and services that meet each specific group's needs.
In the Village, we attend Holy Trinity Episcopal Church where I volunteer on the Flower Guild and Hospitality Committee. My other volunteer jobs are/have been: Coronado Fitness Center, Faith Fellowship Food Pantry, Balboa Yacht Club, Good Samaritan/Huckins Wellness Center and Rock Steady Boxing Class ( for Parkinson's patients).
I'm grateful to have the opportunity to help the Village Employee Benefit Fund grow and expand its services. This is a wonderful organization that has done (and will continue to do) much to thank and assist our Village employees.
Jeff moved to the Village in 2016 from Southern California.
Jeff served as president and CEO of a corporation that specialized in distressed businesses with restructuring and acquisitions.
Currently, he is the Commodore of the Balboa Yacht Club, a Board Member of the VEBF, and a past member of the POA Recreation committee.
Ryan has been an Ameriprise financial advisor for the last 20 years including operating the Ameriprise office in Hot Springs Village since 2010.
He joined the VEBF board in 2012 and has served as Board Member, President, and is currently serving as Vice President.
Ryan enjoys playing golf, especially in Hot Springs Village. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife Heather, daughter Carlie, and son Trent.
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