Wayne Sylvester, The Channel
Wayne has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2007. He has served in a variety of roles including coordinating the watershed surveys of all three Ponds in 2009-11, grant writer, Co-President, and currently Vice President. For the past six years, Wayne has spearheaded TPPA’s efforts to combat European Naiad, the invasive species affecting our Ponds. Wayne is a retired educator who remains active in the Milton community. He is a commissioner on the Milton Conservation Commission serving as a liaison for TPPA. His other interests include fishing, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with his five grandkids.
Jen King, Northeast Pond
Jen fell in love with New Hampshire’s outdoors at the University of New Hampshire where she studied Outdoor Education and Elementary Education. She is currently President of the Three Ponds Protective Association. She has volunteered and worked for a variety of Seacoast nonprofits with projects including: helping youth at risk, preserving a historic lighthouse, restoring an 1876 school into a community arts center, supporting cancer patients, helping seniors and their caregivers, and advocating for organ donation. She has also spent years teaching in elementary schools and instructing and running youth sailing programs. She has always loved being on or near the water and enjoys time on Northeast Pond in Milton with her family and black Labrador.
This position is currently unfilled
Sue Houle, Townhouse Pond
Sue fell in love with the Ponds when her family rented cottages when she was a youngster. She became TPPA secretary at the annual picnic in 2018 after former board members told her, “don’t worry it will be easy”. She decided to do it anyway since she was impressed with the dedication this group had to keep the Ponds clean for swimmers and boaters. After retiring from VNA/Hospice nursing she was happy to volunteer with a group who had a mission she believed in. In addition to her work as secretary, she and her husband Ken continue to volunteer as “weed watchers”. In their spare time they take great enjoyment watching their very active grandkids in school and athletic activities.
Rich Egan, Rocky Point
Rich has been a summer resident of Milton all of his 70 plus years, and his ancestors have been coming here for over 120 years. His extended family that enjoy spending time at the Milton Three Ponds now number 49 and is growing. He has been involved with the TPPA for over sixteen years, the first ten as a weed watcher and more recently as the volunteer weed watch coordinator. Since his retirement from banking Rich has enjoyed spending considerably more time at the lake in season. He is also a retired Naval Reservist (24 years) and Vietnam Vet. When not engaged with friends, relatives, or his granddaughter, Rich enjoys swimming, water skiing, kayaking, cycling and pickleball.
Jill is self-employed with Helping Hands Professional Organizing Services. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, quilting and sharing the beauty of the lakes with friends and family.
Jill and Stephen Palmisano, Northeast Pond
Stephen and Jill found their “happy place” 23 years ago after camping for many years at “Mi-Te-Jo”. Moving here full-time in 2018, they become actively involved with the TPPA Water Testing Program, under the tutelage of Lee and Connie Chase.
They became the Program Coordinators four years ago and enjoy educating and meeting new people who become involved with gathering the water samples for evaluation. They are pleased to be able to contribute to understanding the health of our lakes, which has been documented for over 40 years.
Stephen, who retired from high tech, enjoys taking our dog Cricket on the lakes on the pontoon and sail boat (good wind prevailing), puttering on projects around the house and neighborhood, and getting out on the road as often as possible on his motorcycle.