HRLA Board of Directors


The term of service for Board Members shall be three years. 

Officer terms are one year until successors are elected.

Lee Snow, President

My wife Betsy, and I have lived in the Crane Cove development since 2006. We and our two daughters love lake life.  I have lived on High Rock Lake now for 44 years. My Mom and Dad bought a lot in Anchor Downs in the early 1970’s, when I was just a kid. Back then, we worked clearing the land and we camped at that location. Later in 1977 they built a house where we lived as full-time resident.  That is where I grew up and my Dad still lives there today.  


I can’t remember a time that I have not been involved with the High Rock Lake Association. When I was 12-13 years old my dad was a board member when the group needed to pull together their efforts and finances to ensure Alcoa was keeping up the lake levels and went to FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) to work on an agreement. For

years I joined my father at the monthly board meetings hearing firsthand of what is of importance to the 4,000 residents of the lake. That inspired me to continue to work with HRLA to help High Rock Lake be a fun and beautiful

place to enjoy for years to come. 


Board Term expires in 2022.


Barry Childers, Vice-President At-Large

I grew up on High Rock Lake and have made my living here, something that I am proud of, being the owner and operator of Childers Marine Construction. My entire adult life has been in Rowan County, and I currently live in Crane Creek. 


Since I grew up as a ‘River Rat’, there are too many lake memories to choose just one as my best. But I can say I am most proud of how our communities surrounding the lake has rallied together to bring the HRL CleanSweep back to an annual event to engaging our lake residents, recreational visitors and concerned citizens to do a good thing for our lake.


I became a HRLA member in 2000 because I know the lake, and want to ensure we keep our natural resource for generations


Board Term expires in 2022.



Henry Booke, Treasurer 




Board Term expires in 2021.


AnnMarie Clark, Vice President, Memberships
My husband and I moved to High Rock Lake in 2014, residing in Swearing Creek, Davidson County. I am originally from New York City, spent more than 33 years in the greater Washington DC area, and am now retired after 31 years as a federal employee, working in the Intelligence Community.
Our lake life affords us to host our children and extended family at our home every year for a “Family Reunion”. There islots of time spent on the lake – waterskiing, tubing, knee boarding and kayaking. “A good time is had by all.” My best memory is when our youngest daughter’s soon-to-be husband proposed to her on our dock surrounded by family. His comment thereafter, “It’s a good thing she said yes!”


I became a HRLA member in 2017 because a neighbor who had been on the Board for many years was moving and asked if I would consider serving. And I wanted to know more about what the Association was doing for its members and what was happening on the lake. Once on the HRLA board, I wanted to make a difference and began volunteering as an active member to make HRLA a more proactive association for its members.


Board Term expires in 2022.


Joyce Caron-Mercier, Board Secretary

We discovered High Rock Lake in 2009 and found a perfect weekend lake home. A few years later,

we were hooked and moved to our Panther Point/Catfish cove full time in 2016. I am originally

from Maine and lived in New Hampshire, Texas, and North Carolina. Lake living right here in Rowan

County has it all for me.


My husband Paul and I have enjoyed our time learning about the lake, supporting lakeside restaurants, and of course

showing off the many coves, beautiful scenery, and wildlife here to our visiting family and friends. I kayak when I can, or we you may see us out in our Yamaha Jet boat with our two great Danes, Max and Molly.


I work for the American Cancer Society, Charlotte and one of my coolest lake memories is when a dozen or so residents joined our inaugural lake luminaria night in September 2020. It was beautiful evening and raised

money for cancer research through remembering those we lost.


I became a HRLA member in 2010 and have been attending the HRLA board meetings since 2015 and have been learning more about the lake, the activities we offer as a community, the lake levels fluctuating and

promoting our lakeside community within the region through my HRL blog with www.YourRowan.com. In 2017 I joined the board and launched our HRLA Facebook page.


Board Term expires in 2021.


Jim Crawford

Jim teaches at Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy, an early college high school in Davidson County that prepares students for successful careers, his area of expertise is in the field of healthcare and medical research. The school is always searching for partners with local businesses to create work internships for soon-to-graduate students for exploring local career opportunities.

Jim lives along High Rock Lake near the Abbot’s Creek feed point (northern top of the lake near Lexington) and has enjoyed the nature and fun now for over six years.

My favorite lake activity is watching the early spring nesting and hatching activities of the Great Blue Herons, ducks, and Geese in addition to being given expert fishing lessons by our Bald Eagles and Osprey along the shoreline.

Board Term expires in 2021


 Ron Gibson

I moved to the Southmont area of the lake eight years ago from Waynesville, NC. I was looking for a new experience and a little less snow than Waynesville receives. Lake life seemed a good fit. It was a few years before I heard about and then joined the HRLA. I wanted to learn about the lake and how I could help preserve it for future generations, I also wanted to know more about lake activities, events happening in my back yard, and meeting my neighbors.
I enjoy boating, jet skiing and the ease entertaining friends and family on the lake.

Having retired from LabCorp as a Computer System Analyst many years ago, I because

Having retired from LabCorp as a Computer System Analyst many years ago, I became interested in updating the HRLA website, so I volunteered my service as a webmaster a couple of years ago. I hope you enjoy its new look and am open to member suggestions for its continued improvement.

Board Term expires in 2022.


Kelly Gallimore 




Board Term expires in 2022.


Warren Godwin

I am an originally from Southmont, N.C. and grew up appreciating High Rock Lake as a kid. In 1970 my family built the house I grew up in. I now reside in Waterford Point, Davidson County.

High Rock Lake is a perfect place for boating, fishing and water skiing. I am proud to add that my

mother was the Postmaster in Southmont for 35 years!


After retiring from the restaurant business, I became a HRLA member in 2005 because I wanted to help with concerns and any problems my neighbors may have experienced. They needed a portal for information and a voice to be heard. I figured I could be that person. I serve on the Events Committee and have worked at our HRLA information booth at the annual Dragon Boat Festival for years. Come visit me there on Saturday, July 24 th .

Board Term expires in 2021.

Rick Ketner 




Board Term expires in 2022.


Rick Monk 







Board Term expires in 2022


James (Jim) Noonan

Like many High Rock Lake residents, we test drove the lake before moving here permanently in

1998.


I am originally from Sanford, N.C. and for several years before we moved to the lake, my wife

(Paula) and I would camp on our pontoon. Then just about every weekend and holiday we were

camping on the ‘toon’, with cookstove and fine china.


We reside in Swearing Creek, Davidson County.


After retiring from the publishing industry, I became a HRLA board member in 2014 because I wanted to help improve, preserve, and ensure recreation on HRL will be available for future lake lovers like us. Over the past few

years, I have volunteered our pontoon as the ‘starter’ boat for the annual Dragon Boat Festival, hosting the race official and setting the stage for each race.


Paula was previously a board member.


Board Term expires in 2022.


Rick Wager

We moved to High Rock Mountain Shores, Davidson County in 2003. Living the best

of lake life is in my DNA, as I grew up in Orlando, Florida on beautiful Bay Lake.


My wife Darla and I have an active lake life and we love to entertain family and friends.

We have a few toys to enjoy all that High Rock lake offers from a big green Moomba

wake boat and jet skis to a go-fast Donzi and six kayaks. We love having our six kids and 17 grandkids over for a

normal weekend of water recreation. We often entertain many of our Landmark UPC Church family with boating and lakeside cookouts. We feel every day is creating a new memory!


My wife and I are local business owners, Rick Wagner Enterprises is a commercial contracting firm. We also run the Lamp Post Florist, Lexington, and I’m proud to add that Darla is a PacU nurse.

I joined the HRLA board in 2019 as I wanted to assist in sharing the load of managing and maintaining the voice of the lake owners. We all can do our part to help promote and protect our beautiful resource for generations to

come.


Board Term expires in 2022.


Mel Wofford 




Board Term expires in 2021.


Todd Yates 




Board Term expires in 2021.


If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please let us know. Voting is at the Annual Membership meeting.

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