2020 BOD Candidates!

These Woodlake residents have thrown their hat into the ring for the upcoming Board of Directors election! Read their Q&A's below, and remember that online voting begins in March! Watch your mail for ballots.

Howard Grove

Address: 5313 Chestnut Bluff Road
Occupation: Retired
Education: Springfield College, M.Ed., Recreation and Leisure Services; Shippensburg University, M.S., Counseling/ Personnel; Juniata College, B.S., Political Science; Six Sigma Black Belt.
How long have you lived in Woodlake? Where did you move from?
30 years in Chestnut Bluff. Moved from Paducah, KY.
Describe any previous board experience, particularly if for a property owners association. 
Previous board experience includes Chairperson of a Longwood University board in the College of Education and Human Services. Worked 8 years for Woodlake Swim & Racquet Club (AFC, SRC and tennis) and understand operations. Regular attendee at Board meetings, meetings of the Planning Committee and Financial Committee and Neighbor Advocates during the past year.
In what other activities or groups are you involved at Woodlake or outside of Woodlake?
Present or past leadership roles in Woodlake United Methodist Church, Business First Chesterfield, Midlothian youth soccer and basketball. Significant related experiences include Business Process Improvement Manager and Human Resources Manager.
Why would you like to serve on the Woodlake Community Association Board of Directors? 
As a long term resident, I’ve seen the growth and changes in Woodlake. It has always been a wonderful community based on its very appealing amenities, friendly residents, environmentally responsible policies and so much more. It is critical to provide sound planning for future fiscal, facility, educational and other needs to enhance our community’s desirability as a place for all ages to live.

Monique Finneran

Address: 5513 West Bay Court
Occupation: Director of Communications & Community Relations
Education: Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University
How long have you lived in Woodlake? Where did you move from?
We moved to Virginia from Ohio in September 2018 and into Woodlake a month later. We absolutely love it.
Describe any previous board experience, particularly if for a property owners association. 
Although not having an official role on a board in the past, I've been an active participant in organizations I believe in. My family and I volunteer at the Chesterfield Food Bank. I have been a Big Sister in the Big Brother, Big Sister organization. We try to give back as much as we can so we can help others while teaching our daughter to be a giving and caring member of society.
In what other activities or groups are you involved at Woodlake or outside of Woodlake?
As mentioned above, my family and I are active participants with the Chesterfield Food Bank. Besides volunteering, I love running and will join other Woodlake residents to run our amazing trails when I can. When not injured, I run a decent amount of local and state-based races because there's nothing like exploring your community then on foot. As the parent of a kindergartener, a good portion of my time is dedicated to our daughter's activities and doing what we can to be involved with Clover Hill Elementary School.
Why would you like to serve on the Woodlake Community Association Board of Directors? 
As a resident and parent, it's important to me to be involved in the community in which my family and I live. I'd like to be a voice for other families but also for all residents. This is an amazing community and I'd like to be a part of its continued growth and prosperity. A main goal, if selected, would be to ensure our residents are effectively represented while meeting the guidelines of the board. It's a delicate balance but a challenge I'm eager to take on.

Gordon Mulkey

Address: 6504 Woodlake Village Cir.
Occupation: Manager
Education: MBA
How long have you lived in Woodlake? Where did you move from?
We have owned the medical condos since 2013.
Describe any previous board experience, particularly if for a property owners association. 
I previously served on an HOA board in Raleigh, NC
In what other activities or groups are you involved at Woodlake or outside of Woodlake?
Our building supports the community. Balance Behavioral Health PLLC is the tenant.
Why would you like to serve on the Woodlake Community Association Board of Directors? 
I would like to represent the local businesses that are part of the HOA.

Justin Soderberg

Address: 14107 Fiddlers Ridge Rd.
Occupation: Security Consultant
Education: B.S. Computer Science
How long have you lived in Woodlake? Where did you move from?
I have lived in Woodlake for 1 year and moved most recently from Seattle, WA.
Describe any previous board experience, particularly if for a property owners association. 
No previous board positions held.
In what other activities or groups are you involved at Woodlake or outside of Woodlake?
Currently I am involved with the Chesterfield C.E.R.T program and hope to continue branching out into other voluntary opportunities.
Why would you like to serve on the Woodlake Community Association Board of Directors? 
I want to ensure Woodlake remains a great place for existing residents as well as new residents moving to the area. My wife and I made a conscious decision to move to Woodlake as we think it is a great place for starting a family and living long term. I expect many other young couples will make a similar decision and move here in the future so doing my part to maintain and improve the community ensures it will continue being a wonderful place as Chesterfield continues to expand.

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