East District Director
Term: October 2018 - October 2022
Gary was Born and raised in San Bernardino and lived in Lake Arrowhead while attending Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate and Rim High School. Gary is dedicated to quality of life issues and long-term financial planning. He enjoys working with others for a common goal, and has experience as a Board Member; and a long history in Lake Arrowhead, having a home and enjoying the Lake for over 25 years. He shares a common goal with each ALA member; wanting to protect, operate, and improve Lake Arrowhead and ALA properties while providing reasonable and safe recreational facilities in a fiscally responsible manner, with appropriate planning for the future. As a former Mayor and City Council member, Gary has years of experience with such matters.
Gary and Linda have been married for over 34 years, and love Lake Arrowhead. They have three adult children, and grandchildren who love to live and play in and around the Lake! He has an open-door policy, and communicates in a transparent and friendly manner. Gary will bring his years of business, political, educational, and law enforcement experience as a resource. Gary attended Azusa Pacific University and holds graduate and undergraduate degrees. Gary has achieved honors as Business Executive of the Year, and is in the Academic Hall of Fame. Recently, Linda and Gary were honored with a “Humanitarian Service Award” in a local community.
Gary is currently Executive Vice President for Athens Services, one of the largest environmental companies in the region; focusing on Municipal and Strategic Relationships. Gary has extensive municipal, governmental, business, and law enforcement leadership experience. His background includes years of law enforcement and investigative experience, business leadership in the entertainment industry, and also is a Professor at Azusa Pacific University. In addition, Gary is a Lead faculty and Area Chair for the School of Business, and The School of Criminal Justice for UOP.
Additionally, he has over 16 years of experience working with state and local government, including development of public policy and procedure. Gary has 10 years of civic leadership as a Mayor, Mayor Pro-Tem, and Councilmember, and numerous years as a public employee and Police Officer. Gary’s unique background and experience provide direction on creating systems and policy. He has worked with a broad array of public officials at state, local, and federal levels and has developed key relationships. Gary serves on three local Chamber of Commerce Boards. He is involved in the Southern California area in over 25 local communities in San Bernardino and Los Angeles County. Gary is also a local Board Member on the Selective Services Commission, appointed by President George W. Bush.
Gary is dedicated to public service, and has long-term passion for Lake Arrowhead and the San Bernardino Mountains.
Grass Valley District Director
Term: October 2017 - October 2020
Secretary / Treasurer
South District Director
Term: October 2018 - October 2022
Alan and his wife Sharon have been part time residents of Lake Arrowhead for over 35 years and now split their time almost evenly between Lake Arrowhead and Upland.
Alan graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Business Administration, and later from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton. After graduation Alan owned and operated several automobile and motorcycle dealerships in Southern California, including Honda Motorcycle, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Kia . He also spent several years practicing law both on a full time and part time basis.
He is now semi-retired as he no longer is involved in the day to day business operations or legal professions, but continues to manage several residential and commercial properties which he has accumulated over the years.
As his kids were growing up, Alan spent over 25 years in non-profit youth organizations, including Cub Scouts, Little League, Pony and Colt Baseball organizations serving in may positions including President, Secretary and Treasurer.
In 2016 Alan decided to start taking an active part in the ALA and he and his wife are now familiar faces at the monthly Board Meetings. He has served on the 2016 and 2017 Election Committees; and 2016 and 2017 Shoreline Improvement Committees.
West District Director
Term: October 2016 - October 2020
Brian Hall was raised in Lake Arrowhead. He attended Lake Arrowhead Elementary, Mary Putnam Henck Middle School and Rim High School (class of 1998). He was an accomplished wrestler, golfer and student. Brian completed his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of San Diego and captained the school's D-1 rugby team. Brian spent the next 10 years in commercial real estate brokerage and development in Corona, California. He rose to the top of his field and received national awards and recognition for his achievements. Brian also served on non-profit economic development boards that enabled the creation of thousands of jobs and the donation of thousands of dollars to charitable organizations.
Brian has always been and will forever be a true fanatic of Lake Arrowhead. He began fishing the lake with his father when he was in diapers. Soon after, Brian's childhood summers consisted solely of eating, sleeping, and fun on the lake, along with the occasional shower when his family could not tolerate the smell of fish on him anymore! When Brian was 16, his first summer job was with ALA as a shore patrol. Now, as a Director, he is not only committed to ensuring that our bountiful recreational opportunities remain available and enjoyable to all members, but he wishes to continually improve and enhance the members' experience. Brian is honored to serve you and he readily accepts the endowed responsibilities.
Brian continues to have fun on Lake Arrowhead, visit the beach clubs and walk the trails but he now does so with his own family. He is a local real estate practitioner who feels incredibly fortunate to work, live, and volunteer in the community where he was raised...a community that symbolizes who he is.
At Large Office A
Term: 6 Months (Expires 10/19)
Dennis was born and raised on Manhattan Island and the Bronx in New York City. In 1969 he decided to move
west to California, first to the San Francisco Bay area, on to San Jose and then south to the San Bernardino
Mountains where he found Lake Arrowhead to be the perfect mountain lake community and he immediately
knew he had found his new home. That was fifty years ago and it is still his home today. Most of his time was
spent as a part time musician and a part time Construction worker. As time went on it became apparent the
construction work was more lucrative so he applied himself to absorbing as much knowledge as he could and in
January of 1977 took the California State Licensing tests for a Class B General Building contractor, a Class C-36
Plumbing, C-10 general Electrical and subsequently added a Class A General Engineering Contractor’s License.
Dennis also served as a paid/call Firefighter/EMT for the Lake Arrowhead Fire District From 1977-1982. His
children and grandchildren attended Lake Arrowhead Elementary, Charles Hoffman Elementary, Mary Putnam
Henck Intermediate School and Rim of the World High School.
Over the years Dennis has been involved in many different projects in the community as well as down the hill, such as Seawalls at the Marina, the Marina Launch Ramp & adjacent Pipe Pile & Slab area, the Seawall & Walkway at Edgewater Shores Condos, Dredging of many bays and numerous Concrete and Stone piers etc. as well as Public works including Aerial and Underground Utilities and Residential Construction. In 1997 Dennis joined Superior Tank Company, Inc. as Managing Partner of the Construction Division, subsequently a separate company CSC Engineering & Construction was created to specialize in Design/ Build projects for the Waterworks and Storage Tank Industry of which Dennis is the sole proprietor.
Dennis has also served on the ALA Shoreline Improvement committee, the Lake Operations and Maintenance committee over the last 10 years and as the ALA Director At Large Office A in 2019. Dennis has been a member of the ALA for the past 28 years and is determined to keep the lake private and keep an open ear to the needs of the members.
NORTH DISTRICT - VACANT
Ralph Wagner (Deceased August 15, 2019)
At Large Office B (Currently Vacant)
Term: October 2017 - October 2020
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Ralph Wagner. Ralph was a great man and a Lake Arrowhead Legend. He will be deeply missed. Ralph Wagner was one of the founders of ALA in 1974. First elected president of ALA in 1975. One of the founders of LACSD in 1978. First elected president of LACSD in 1978. At one time, served as president of ALA, LACSD, and Lake Arrowhead Property Owners Association (LAPOA) at the same time (1975 - 1979). Over the years, Ralph has served in all of the official positions of ALA, twice as president, and now returns to the Board of Directors of ALA.
Ralph and his wife, Ianita, are long-time members of both the Lake Arrowhead Water Ski Club and the Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club. Ralph was formerly a member of the Lake Arrowhead Country Club.
He graduated from Stanford University in 1952 with a BSCE, Hydraulics Option. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1959 with a MSCE, Sanitary Option. Owner of Ralph Wagner Consulting Engineer, Inc., located in Lake Arrowhead since 1977, specializing in the provision of consulting engineering services related to water resources, water supply, water quality, wastewater treatment and disposal, hydrology, drainage, and erosion control.