Staff, Regular Office Volunteers and Event Directors
Regular Full-Time Staff
• Judy McWhirter – General Manager
• Bill Schregardus – Facility Manager
Regular Part-Time Employees
• Carol Buttineau, Accounting Clerk
Regular Part-Time Volunteers
• Nancy Fairweather
• Diane Skinner
• Judy Staszak
• Diane Michell
Buckhorn Festival of the Arts
• Michell Lemme –Co – Director
• Sue Flanagan –Co – Director
• Diane Michell – Director
• Christine Pell – Assistant Director
Kent Edmunds – Chairman
Buckhorn Farmer and Craft Market
Janet Clarkson – Chairman
The BCC is under the direction of a Volunteer Board of Directors. Directors are elected and at the Annual General Meeting held in the Spring.
2020/2021 (See biographies below)
•Steve Connolly, Director
•Dan Greene , Director
•Keith Harding, Director Bill Kent, President
• Bill Kent, President
• Molly Kriksic, Director
• Gwen McCallum, Director, Secretary
• Teri McIntosh, Director, Treasurer
• Peter Raymond, Director
• Margaret Roberts, Vice President
• Susan Torrance, Director
• Jeff Voyer, Director
•Lynn Woodcroft, Director
Ex-officio, non-voting members:
• Councillor Gerry Herron – Selwyn Township Liaison
• Councillor (Vacant)- Municipality of Trent Lakes Liaison
• Judy McWhirter, General Manager
•Bill Shregardus, Facility Manager
• Carol Buttineau, Accounting Clerk
• Sheila Cooke, Volunteer Coordinator
BIOGRAPHIES OF CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS
Steve Connolly, Director
My wife Anne and I moved from the GTA to Buckhorn in the spring of 2013. We vacationed in the area with our three children for over 25 years and Buckhorn had
already became our second home. We started volunteering at the BCC and the BDTA very soon after we arrived and met so many great people. We are winding down
our business and this summer we will be fully retired. I thought the time was right to get a little more involved at the BCC.
I look forward to working with everyone on the board.
Bill Kent, President
Diane and I moved to Buckhorn in the summer of 2011 when she retired from the TDSB. I have since also retired after 37 years at a big blue computer company. We were familiar with the area having spent summers at Grandview Trailer Park in the 90’s and participated in many of the BCC events along with generally enjoying the local amenities. Still, moving here was a leap of faith since growing up and raising two kids in suburban Scarborough and later in Whitby is not exactly living in the country. The sense of community, the people, and the activities we’ve found in the area have been a wonderful surprise. We’re year ’round residents and our home and community are important to us. We look forward to many years of making new friends and “living the dream in Buckhorn”.
Keith Harding, Director
Keith’s family built a cottage on Sturgeon Lake in 1955 and have been “ Kawarthas People” ever since.
He and his wife Lee purchased a small cabin on Buckhorn Lake in 1999 and built their permanent home on that site in 2006.
Keith’s working career has been spent in the entertainment industry serving as Executive Vice President Capitol Records EMI, Vice President Theatrical Merchandising Paramount/Famous Players, Vice President Executive Producer of the Living Arts Centre.
He has worked as a professional musician and currently is semi retired as President of Spangle Entertainment,a production/development /consulting company with operations in Canada and the U.K.
Lee and Keith are loving life in Buckhorn and only those pesky business trips to England take them away.Well, a little business – mostly pleasure connecting with their daughter who performs internationally but is based in London!
Lynn Woodcroft, Director
After spending 10 years hauling our boat back and forth to the lakes, we decided in 1998 to make the move to beautiful Buckhorn. I returned to school and obtained my B.Sc. in Biology and Environmental Science with strengths in aquatic ecology from Trent University. I graduated alongside of my oldest son. It was the best day ever. I spent several years doing contract work using my field skills however not knowing when the next contract would come along was stressful. I worked 3 years as a lock operator for the Trent Severn Waterway and loved every minute of it. Life in Buckhorn is so good, 6 years ago I decided to make it my place of work. I enjoy the outdoors, fitness and spending time with our families. Buckhorn is my home. It is my favourite place to be and I hope to be here for many years to come.
Teri McIntosh, Director
I met my husband Dave while tagging along on a ski trip with my brother and his work buddies. We have three children (Brian, Paul and Daniel) and now have 3 grandsons (Tristan, Ethan and Benjamin)as well. I grew up in beautiful Guildwood Village in the east end of a Toronto and moved back there with Dave after we had been married for a few years. In 2013 we decided to sell our cottage near Bancroft and find a home on a lake a little closer to Toronto.
Luckily for us we discovered beautiful Buckhorn. We made the move from Toronto in July of 2014 and have been very happy with that decision. I continued to work as a District Manager for H & R Block for the first year that we lived here but decided to retire in the fall of 2015. The people in Buckhorn as well as the sense of community have been very welcoming. Choosing Buckhorn to retire in was the best decision we could have made. Our children always comment on how busy we are now and are happy that we are enjoying our retirement in such a wonderful place.
Susan Torrance, Director
My career has encompassed a variety of positions in the Social Service Sector government both provincial and municipal, non profit, private sector and community college . I have lived ,worked and volunteered in Thunder Bay, Toronto,Korea and until my retirement in 2016 , Peterborough County. My husband Jim and I moved to and renovated his cottage on Big Bald Lake in 1996. I continued to work while he renovated. We enjoy all that the area has to offer and are avid boaters , and curlers , both of us being members of the Bobcaygeon Curling Club. The Community Centre has been an integral part of our social life and through the years we have enjoyed bringing our out of town company to the many dinner theatres, art festivals and other activities. I am pleased that I am now able to work to help support and keep the centre a viable part of our community.
Maria Tagliabracci, Director, Secretary
I lived in the beautiful GTA for the last 35 years prior to moving to Buckhorn. I worked as a product manager and project manager during my career in the pharmaceutical industry.I have been involved in a couple of charities over the years – Dress for Success / Adopt-a-Family.We moved to the area two years ago and are settling in to a new life in beautiful Buckhorn. My husband is enjoying work around our home & the great outdoors. Our goldendoodle Lucy is thrilled to be here (shout out to Cooper!). I am involved in the BCC (Director on the Board/ and Secretary of the Board) and am enjoying new friends and freedom from a busy work schedule & commuting!
Judy McWhirter, General Manager, Ex-Officio Board Member
I moved here with my husband in 1980 to raise our two young children. We now have four grandchildren! I have been manager of the Centre since 1986 and enjoy meeting new people, organizing events and working with amazing volunteers. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, sewing, golfing and spending time with family.
Bill Schregardus, Facility Manager Ex-Officio Board Member
Carol Buttineau, Accounting Clerk, Ex-Officio Board Member
Bio to follow