Directors

Lee Bailey
Lee Bailey, his wife, Dr. Linda Rosenstock and their sons Adam and Matthew have been coming to Upper Saranac Lake for 17 years and bought a camp on Bartlett Carry Rd. eight years ago. Lee first set eyes on Upper Saranac Lake in 1959 canoeing with his parents from Fish Creek to the Carry. Lee heads a private equity fund that invests in renewable power and clean fuel companies. During the balance of the year, Lee resides with his family in Pacific Palisades, CA. Lee is a trustee for St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY (which he attended) and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY.

Terry Birdsong
Terry and her husband, Lynn, have been coming to Saranac Lake since 1969.  Their first experience was spending time at the St. Lawrence University camp, Camp Canaras.  They bought the camp next door with another family in 1983 and they enjoyed bringing up their children there for many happy summers.  In 2003, they sold their share and purchased a camp on Lower Saranac.  They returned to Upper Saranac in 2014 when they purchased Camp Hohioken.  They have renamed the camp, Camp Brightwaters.  Terry is currently at the end of her 9 years on the Adirondack Health Foundation Board.

Jim Bodnar
Jim and his wife, Anne, have been spending their summers at Bartlett’s Carry for 33 years. Jim is an architect who worked for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for 15 years in Washington, New York and London, before establishing his own practice 25 years ago. Jim has served on the Board of the American Academy in Rome, where he was a Fellow, and served as the President of it’s Alumni Association. He also was a Board member and Chairman of the Sculpture Center in New York City.

Michelle Brown Garcia
Michelle and her husband Gene purchased their Gilpin Bay property in 1987 and have been year-round residents since 2004. She retired from Verizon Communications after 27 years of service. Michelle has served on the USLA executive board for over 10 years, holding the positions of Zone Chair and Safety Chair for the lake. She has also been active in the town of Santa Clara as a member of the Board of Assessment Review and Chair of the Variance Committee. A 46er and former Adirondack guide, Michelle volunteers at the Wild Center. She currently serves as the Town Justice for the Santa Clara Court.

Jim Crane
Jim Crane, with his wife Chris, is a long time owner on the east shore of Upper Saranac Lake. Jim and his wife Chris purchased a camp on Gull Point in 1979. He has been actively involved in the Upper Saranac Lake Association, including serving terms as President, Vice President, Treasurer, Government Affairs Chair and Zone Chair. Jim retired from AT&T in 1995, having worked there thirty years, the last five years in Atlanta. He also attended Syracuse University. He is a 46er and enjoys kayaking and tennis.

Eric Kuhn
First came to Gilpin Bay as a camper at Forestcraft in 1964 and has been returning ever since. In 2008, purchased the Forestcraft property with other camp alumni, and they continue to run this small hiking and canoeing program for teenagers. Eric retired in 2011 after working 27 years in US and international businesses as an executive for Syngenta. He and his wife Greyson now split their time between North Carolina and the Adirondacks. Both are avid hikers, boaters, and lovers of the Upper Saranac.

Paul N. Leitner
Mr. Leitner has been a principal in private equity for more than three decades. In that capacity he managed several industrial concerns and served on the Board of both public (NYSE & NASDAQ) and private companies. In addition he has been a Trustee of  Lehigh University, Convent Sacred Heart Prep School, and the St. Elmo Educational Foundation. Paul is presently the President of the University Club in New York City. He has maintained a residence at the Bartlett Carry Club  for almost 30 years, prior to having summered on several other lakes in the Saranac region. Paul and his wife Martha are both 46er’s.

Lynne Perry
Lynne and husband, Dave, built their home on Bartlett Carry Road in 1984. Lynne retired in 2002 from St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany NY as Director of Volunteer Services and retired in 2012 from the Wild Center, Tupper Lake, as Events Coordinator. She is past Vice President of Upper Saranac Lake Association, Secretary of Island Chapel Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of the Bartlett Carry Road Association. Lynne is currently the editor of the USLA Mailboat.

Sally B. Ritchie
Sally joined the Ritchie family who, in 1970, had already been passionate about the lake for 4 generations.  Sally, her husband and children have lived in Saranac Lake since 1983.  She has been a Director and Treasurer since 1989.

James A. Schoff
Born and raised in upstate New York, Jim Schoff and his wife Anne have always loved the Adirondacks.  In 1987, Jim purchased Wenonah Lodge on Upper Saranac Lake.  Jim and Anne are seasonal residents at Wenonah and enjoy sharing the camp with their 3 children and 9 grandchildren.  Jim retired from Developer Diversified Realty Corporation in 2010 where he served as Executive Vice President and Special Advisor to the CEO.  Jim and Anne are both actively involved the various Adirondack organizations such as The Wild Center, AdkAction.org and Pendragon Theatre.

Tom Swayne
Built present camp in 1989 in Bungalow Bay. Retired as Executive Vice President from J.P.Morgan/Chase after 30 years of world wide banking experience.

Ross S. Whaley
Lives on the lake full time and serves as a senior adviser to the Adirondack Landowners Association and President of Shingle Shanty Preserve and Research Station after a career that included President of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Also past Chairman of the Adirondack Park Agency.

Peter Woll
Acquired the Guide house to Land’s End in 1994 having previously spent 20 summers on the lake. Spent 25 years with Wall Street Firms in Boston specializing in Tax Exempt, Corporate and Government Bonds. Founding partner of Municipal Market Data specializing in technical research of the tax exempt market.