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.

Philip Forlenza

Phil Forlenza and his wife Kathleen have been regular visitors to the Saranac Lake/Lake Placid area since 1997.  They purchased a camp on Bartlett Carry Road in 2013, and a year later became full-time residents.  Phil practiced law in Manhattan for 48 years.  While a partner in Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, Phil served as head of the firm’s Litigation Department.  He is a Board Member and Chair of the Legal Committee of the Adirondack Council, a Board Member of Samaritan Daytop Village, and Vice President of the Bartlett Carry Road Association.

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.

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.

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.

Pam Werner

Pam and her husband Doug have been coming to Upper Saranac Lake since 1976 to visit Doug’s parents, who lived part time on Bungalow Bay since 1970. After his parents gifted the camp to them in 2012, they renovated it and now spend their summers on the lake. The remainder of the year they reside in San Diego, California. Pam spent nearly twenty years as a fundraiser, recently retiring from City of Hope, where she was the Associate Vice President of  National Philanthropy. Pam is a member of the San Diego Maritime Museum Board and the San Diego  Center for Children Advisory Board.

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.

Barry Wolfe

Barry and his wife, Margie, have been long-time visitors to the area.  They purchased their camp in 2016.  Barry, a CPA, has 38 years of financial management experience, including 31 years at Goldman Sachs.  He is an avid hiker/backpacker, photographer and paddler.  He also served as Treasurer for the Appalachian Mountain Club, NY/NJ chapter.