Meet your Lake Improvement Association executive board members:
Tim Lovett, President
Tim is the current President of the LIA and has been for the last 2+ years. He has been a member of the LIA since 2005 when he and his wife built a home at Aqua View. He and Pat have 2 children who reside in Columbus. He spent his career working in the Oil Industry for various companies and retired in 1999 from BP. He and his wife have owned a business in Lima for the past 16+ years. He enjoys weekend boating with family and friends, and also enjoys golf.
Mark Piening, Vice President
Mark Piening is married with two children, Sarah and Ashley, and has two grandchildren. He lives in both Minster and Aqua Estates on Grand Lake St. Marys and owns an Internet-based medical equipment company, which he operates in Minster. Mark enjoys boating with his grandchildren, neighbors and friends as well as riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Ted and Diana Bertke, Treasurers
Ted and Diana Bertke have three daughters , 4 grand kids as well as 2 step grandsons and a new grandchild expected in June. Diana is a retired teacher but is still involved in education as a part time instructor at Wright State University. Ted is an Agent/Owner with Leugers Insurance in Maria Stein, OH.
Both Diana and Ted graduated from Marion Local High School and Defiance College.
Ted and Diana have owned a property at Bass Landing for over 15 years and enjoy sharing the lake with family and friends by pontoon whenever possible.
Eric Morris, Secretary
A resident of St. Marys, Eric is the currently a full-time Patrolman for The Village of Minster. As a law enforcement professional, Eric’s desire to make our community a better place for the future has led him to serve as LIA Secretary. Eric and his wife, Danielle, plan to stay in the area and raise a family that can enjoy Grand Lake St. Marys as much as they do.
Jeff Vossler, Trustee
Jeff got involved with the LIA in 2005 to help protect and restore one of the area’s greatest recreation and economic assets. He and his wife, Jean, are lifetime residents of the area and currently reside in the Grimm subdivision at Behm’s Landing. Jeff is the Vice President of Financial Services at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, and is a charter member of the Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission. The Vossler family spends many days enjoying the outdoor activities offered by Grand Lake St. Marys and its touch with nature.
Dave Eyink, Trustee
Dave Eyink is a lifetime resident of the south side of Grand Lake St. Marys. He and his wife Sharon, along with business partners, own and operate the Dairy Queens in St. Marys and New Bremen as well as Perfect Party Events and Catering. Dave is an avid sportsman and boater who spends many days on the waters of Grand Lake St. Marys; fishing, boating, and often accompanied by his grandchildren, ages three, two, and one.
Tom Rampe, Trustee
Tom Rampe has been a Lake Improvement Association member for 7 years and a LIA trustee for 4 years. He is retired after a career in facilities construction and management. He is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio and has an extensive training and experience in environmental engineering. Tom represents the LIA as a member of the Ohio NRCS State Technical Committee and as a member of the Lake Restoration Commission. Tom, and Mary, his wife, have three children and a grandson and they all enjoy boating on the lake.
Stan Wilker, Trustee
Stan Wilker currently works at MAC athletics in Minster. Prior to his current position he taught and coached baseball and football at Marion Local, where he also served as Athletic Director for 35 years. He attended Wright State University and the University of Dayton. After completing two years in the U.S. Army he taught and coached football and track for one year at Bradford Schools. Stan was born and raised in Montezuma, and now resides on the south side of Grand Lake St. Marys with his wife, Janet. Together they have three children and seven grandchildren, all whom love the lake. Seeing an improved Grand Lake St. Marys has become a priority in Stan’s life.
Brian Morris, Trustee
A lifelong resident of St. Marys, Brian Morris has enjoyed countless adventures on the banks and in the waters of Grand Lake St. Marys as well as the canal it feeds. He looks forward to an improved Grand Lake St. Marys so his two young sons can similarly enjoy the area’s outdoors.
Seth Brigham, Trustee
Born and raised in St. Marys, Seth currently resides there with his wife, Abby. Seth is a graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio and is employed at Crown Equipment Corporation. Like most residents of the area, Seth has enjoyed many great times on and around the lake. Seth is a member of LIA to help guide the continuous improvement of Grand Lake St. Marys and the communities that surround it.
Nick Rentz, Trustee
Nick Rentz lives with his wife and daughter on the South Side of Grand Lake St. Marys, in Aqua View Estates. He is a graduate of Wright State University and is currently employed as the marketing manager for S.I. Distributing in Spencerville, Ohio. A great deal of Nick’s childhood was spent in and around Grand Lake St. Marys, and he wants nothing more than to see it healthy again so future generations can experience the lake in the same ways.