Dennis graduated from Purdue with a BS in Industrial Mgmt/ Economics and has an MBA from Bellarmine University. He served 4 yrs as a pilot in the US Army including a tour in Vietnam, got out as a Captain. Worked for GE for 29 yrs, in multiple roles, including being Quality and Production Engineering Mgr. Retired to Key Largo at age 55 and consulted with Quality Management International teaching USCG Mission Mgt Systems from the Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, to Hawaii. Dennis has been USCG auxiliarist since 2007 which is when he joined the UKSC with wife Sara. They have a 30' Maine Cat "Conch Cat."
Brenda and her late husband Ladd Lewis are life-long boaters – water skiing, sailing in the Virgin Islands and cruising on a single engine 40’ Trawler for 17 years. Ladd first came to the Club in 1985 as a guest of General Dave Stanford and when they moved to Ft Lauderdale in 1999, they were finally close enough to join the Club. In 2013 they moved to Key Largo after both retired from the FAA. Since then Brenda has served on the Membership Committee and also as the member sponsor for the Moth/WASZP regattas. This is Brenda's first year on the Board and she looks forward to working with everyone as Vice Commodore.
Larry has been a member of the Board of Directors in many positions, most recently as our 2-year Director. He has also been Commodore and Rear Commodore. Larry is a retired dental supplies salesman, and enjoys cruising and racing his 36’ Nonsuch Helen K with his wife Helen, a retired schoolteacher who has also served as Vice Commodore. They have been members since 1999, moving all the way from Miami down to the Keys.
Susan was born in Chicago but grew up in Texas; graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.A. degree and teaching certificate in English. Lived several years in Louisville, Kentucky working for KFC Corporation, where she completed her degree in Accounting and an MBA from Bellarmine University. Susan has lived in the Keys over 30 years starting in Big Pine, then Key West, and now Key Largo.She retired from a long career in banking in 2018.
This is Mike’s second year on the Board. Mike and wife Sue hail from Ohio and were members of the Sandusky Sailing Club for many years, running their youth sailing program. They enjoy racing their Tartan 30 Lunasea both in our round-the-buoys races and in offshore longer races. Mike is enjoying his retirement from school teaching immensely. They have been members since 2017.
A member since 2013, this is K.C.'s first time on the Board. He has a 1976 Tartan 34C "Freedom" and has a fishing/back country expeditions charter company here in the Upper Keys. K.C. has sailed in the Great Lakes, Erie Canal, Hudson River, and along the East Coast.