The Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) is a homeowner's association and the governing body for the Lake Barcroft community. The LBA Board of Directors consists of 13 directors, elected by the membership of LBA for two-year terms, with a three term limit.
Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Lake Manager's office at 6425 Lakeview Drive. All regular Board meetings begin at 7:30pm and are open to community members.
Director, (term/term expires), assignments:
Mark Cavich, (3rd term/1st year), Publications
Rick Clayton, (1st term/1st year), Membership
Sally Determan, (1st term/2nd year), Water Safety/Beaches
Stuart Feldstein, (3rd term/2nd year), Legal
Joel Gregorio, (1st term/2nd year), Improvements
Jim Kilbourne, (1st term/2nd year), Architectural Review
Steve Klein, (3rd term/1st year), Treasurer, Finance/Audit
Eva Kosztarab, (1st term/2nd year), Secretary
Pat Payne, (1st term/1st year), Special Events
J. Warren Russell, (1st term/2nd year), President
Kimberly Smith, (2nd term/1st year), Security
Betsy Washington, (1st term/1st year), Environmental Quality
Cindy Waters, (2nd term/2nd year), Vice President
Photos/Election statements of Board members:
MARK CAVICH is a second-generation Barcrofter who, after living in Maryland for 10 years, knew he had to return to its tree-lined shores. While living in his parents’ home on Duff Drive, Mark attended Baileys, Glasgow, Gonzaga, George Mason and the Corcoran College of Art & Design. When he is not fishing or otherwise enjoying the Lake with his wife, Dominique, and three daughters, Mark chairs the LBA publications Committee.
During the past two terms as Publications Chairman, Mark acted as the catalyst for the redesign and re-launch of the Lakebarcroft.org website. With the help of indispensable community volunteers, he coordinated the design and production of the 2007-2009 LBA Directory (with the 2010 edition in production). Under Mark’s leadership, the LBA Newsletter also underwent changes to its editorial and production staff, beginning with the February 2008 issue. In collaboration with Jill Anderson, Mark built our new community blog, blog.Lakebarcroft.org.
In his professional life, Mark is Co-Principal of Cavich Creative, LLC. Over the past fourteen years, Mark has designed, produced and art directed numerous award winning magazines, web sites, ad campaigns and commercials.
RICK CLAYTON has lived with his wife Holly and two children, Cricket and Christopher, at Lake Barcroft since 1995.
He has seen the Lake from all sides having first spent four years on Fiddlers Green, before moving to his current home on Lakeview Drive. He has watched his children grow up in this wonderful community,
sledding on the streets in the blizzard of 1996, parading in the Fourth of July parades and watching the fireworks from Beach 3, or on a barge, enjoying the Halloween parade, trying in vain to beat the Hardys every year at the Labor Day festivities. He is also the father of the founder of “Sand Day” and was a willing assistant to the coordinator for the 4 years that his daughter Cricket managed the event. Most recently he can be seen most mornings quietly canoeing at dawn, enjoying the stillness of the Lake as the world awakens. He also enjoys trying to get that perfect shot with his renewed interest in photography.
His interests at the Lake are in preserving the wonderful community spirit, protecting our wonderful environment and ensuring that it remains a perfect place to live, explore and raise children. His dog “Dakota” is the Lake Barcroft GeesePeace goose dog, and she has headed the GeesePeace program for most of her 11 years, gently guiding new volunteers every year through her training to move geese off the Lake in the summer months; his daughter Cricket is a freshman at William and Mary, and his son, Christopher, is a freshman at JEB Stuart High School. Rick has worked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) since 1975; he works on a number of economic statistics including: job openings and labor turnover, business employment dynamics, and local employment and wages.
SARA-ANN (Sally) DETERMAN moved to the Lake in 1969 and to her present Pinetree Terrace home in 1973. Her sons went to Baileys Elementary, Glasgow and JEB Stuart. (Her youngest son was a student at Baileys when he died of leukemia.) Sally was on the original committee which created the Watershed Improvement District (WID) after the dam rebuild was required following Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972. She served for four years as the first Chair of the WID Trustees. Sally worked primarily on the myriad legal problems involved in establishing the WID, issuing the bonds to rebuild the dam, identifying and contracting for the engineering and construction of the dam, working out agreements for a major silt removal program, and helping to set up the preliminary relationships between the WID and the primary community organizations.
Sally was the first woman partner at Washington’s largest law firm, Hogan & Hartson and was very active in many professional and charitable matters, including serving on the boards (often as an officer) of the Ronald McDonald House, the National Partnership for Women and Families, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (local and national), the ACLU (local and national), the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington. She was elected President of the D.C. Bar and chaired a section and several committees of the American Bar Association.
Sally’s son, Dann, and his family are temporarily living with her, renting out their Pinetree Terrace home while daughter-inlaw Ada takes time out from her career to focus on their young children and additional graduate work. Dann is an attorney with the EEOC. Second son, David, lives with his family in Spotsylvania.
Sally is a recent widow and also recently retired and is looking forward to becoming more involved in Lake Barcroft activities. “Except for my family and other loved ones, there is nothing that enhances my blessed life more than living in Lake Barcroft. And it’s time once again to do what I can to give back.”
STUART FELDSTEIN has recently retired from a 40-year career as an attorney in Washington. His path took him from the Federal Communications Commission, to General Counsel of the National Cable Television Association, to senior partner in a communications law firm. Since his retirement he has taken on an increasing number of volunteer activities. He supervises a children's chess club and teaches beginning computer skills to adults at Woodrow Wilson Library. He is active at his Alexandria synagogue, currently serving as chairman of the budget committee. Stuart is also doing pro bono legal work for a non-profit consortium of international conflict resolution organizations. (Could there be a need for conflict resolution in Lake Barcroft?!) Stuart and his wife Ellen, the associate editor of the Lake Barcroft Newsletter, moved to the community in 1972 - just five weeks before Agnes took away the Lake. Their children Dan and Karen attended Belvedere, Glasgow and Stuart.
JIM KILBOURNE and his wife Diane, have lived in Lake Barcroft since 1985. Their two children went to the local public schools (elementary, middle, and high school) that serve Lake Barcroft, were active in sports at the schools, and worked as lifeguards and managers at the Lake. Jim and Diane love to get out on the Lake as often as they can, be it kayaking or canoeing, bird watching, swimming, or participating in the Spring Beach Cleanup, or end-of-summer Labor Day games. Jim has worked as an attorney for more than 30 years at the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), in the environmental area. Water quality, fish and wildlife, and land management issues are but a few of the areas his legal work has focused on. Jim previously served on the Lake’s Board of Directors from 1990 to 1997, initially when the Lake organization was BARLAMA, and then when it became LBA. During his previous tenure, he worked on the environmental quality and legal committees, and held several officer positions, including President for two years. Jim looks forward to working with the other Board and committee members, and the community, to keep Lake Barcroft a special place to live.
STEVE KLEIN and his wife, Burma, have lived in Lake Barcroft since 1981. In 1993, they realized their dream and moved to a Lakefront home. Burma is active in the Lake Barcroft Woman’s Club, and is an associate broker with Re/Max Allegiance Realty. Steve has an MBA from the University of Chicago, and is employed by the Center for Naval Analyses, where he specializes in the areas of cost analyses, program planning and program management for the U.S. Marine Corps. During his first term on the Board, Steve served as chairperson of the Improvements Committee, responsible for coordinating the maintenance and improvement of the Lake’s common areas. During his second term, he was elected by the Board as Treasurer, and continues to serve in that capacity.
EVA KOSZTARAB, her husband Ken Kastner, and sons Greg and Matt moved to the Lake in 1994. Both of her sons attended Stuart High School, and Eva served as the Volunteer Coordinator and then President of the crew team at Stuart. Currently, Eva is a Vice President of the Lake Barcroft Woman’s Club helping to coordinate the community parades and Easter Egg Hunt. She previously served for two years as a Co-President of the Woman’s Club.
Eva recently retired from a 25 year career as an attorney in her own real estate law firm Kosztarab & Clark, and now practices part-time from her home office. She enjoys her additional free time participating in many of Lake Barcroft’s activities, such as the Evening Book Club, Barcrofters, Newcomers, Woman’s Club and Barcroft Ladies Investment Program. She enjoys walking in the mornings around the neighborhood, swimming, pontooning and kayaking around the Lake. Eva is interested in giving back to Lake Barcroft by preserving the natural beauty of the Lake and enhancing the unique neighborly, community feeling that Lake Barcroft offers its residents. If elected, she will strive to further those priorities.
PAT PAYNE has lived in Lake Barcroft since 1987. Pat and her partner Nancy were originally introduced to the community by (former) long-time residents John & Gena Simpson, and were completely bedazzled by the beauty of the Lake, and the warmth and congeniality of the residents. Pat, Nancy and daughter Amanda Firestone (now a freshman at Catholic University) have made their home on Mansfield Road since 1996.
Pat is a business lawyer and serves as outside general counsel to a wide range of businesses and non-profits (as well as individuals) in finance, employment and regulatory matters. Pat brings to the community a strong background in communications (BA, University of Michigan), law (JD, Georgetown University Law Center) and finance (MBA, Johns Hopkins University). With a career now spanning 30 years, Pat prides herself on being a “solutions provider” with unique skills to address – and resolve – the various thorny and unpleasant business and legal issues that occasionally pop up as clouds on the horizon and threaten to darken our day. In addition to helping resolve business and employment problems, Pat has also been called upon to provide pro bono assistance to the community including the formation of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Program (providing college scholarships to seniors at J.E.B. Stuart High School demonstrating academic and leadership excellence) and The Wellness Community of Greater Washington, DC (with its outstanding programs that provides hope, education and support for people with cancer and their caregivers) – where she now serves on the Board of Directors. Pat has also served as a Member of the Fairfax County, Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance Exception Review Committee (Term: 2006 -2008). Pat is seeking to contribute and serve our outstanding community through her skills and knowledge.
J. WARREN RUSSELL, and wife, Bonnie Blyth moved to Lake Barcroft 5 years ago. After retirement from the Army, he and his family left Arizona, telling their realtor to look for houses only in this neighborhood. They had been visiting friends who lived around Lake Barcroft since 1984 and knew this was an ideal place to live and call home. Since moving here, Bonnie has been active with the Lake Barcroft Woman’s Club, leading and teaching the Craft Group each month. Warren is an active member of the Newcomers Club and privileged to serve as their Treasurer for the last three years. Warren understands service. He was a career military officer, serving worldwide in the Army for 30 years, and where he commanded intelligence units at the company, battalion and brigade level. Upon retirement from the military, he went to work as the Vice President for Department of Defense Activities at HSA, a Six3 Systems Company. Warren spends most of his time as a Senior Policy Consultant for the Under Secretary of Defense, Intelligence at the Pentagon. With leadership assignments in diverse locations throughout the United States and Europe, he’s gained first-hand experience in resolving community issues and vows to review any and all issues facing our community with a fresh perspective, take a reasonable, common sense approach to problem solving and be open to new ideas that represent today’s environment. Warren appreciates the value of active volunteers, open communication and is willing to promote these values to keep Lake Barcroft a great neighborhood.
KIMBERLY SMITH: I moved to the lake with my partner, Kim Mills, in 2005 and I believe that we have settled in the best community in the D.C. metro area. We have, lucked into not just the lake, but the incredibly welcoming and inclusive neighbors who make up Lake Barcroft. I am passionately interested in the environment and an avid nature-watcher (logging more than 60 bird species around the lake so far and a life list of hundreds of bird species around the world). I sponsor a girls’ softball team and I am active in the Newcomers Club (having served as a judge of the Beach Day Sand Castle competition and for the first Festive Home Holiday Lights contest). I also participated in the planting of the Beach 5 RPA garden. I make extensive use of the lake (“pontootling,” canoeing and swimming regularly), and delight in watching the wildlife. On the professional side, I spent 20 years in the high-tech field, specializing in managing large-scale programs and organizational turnarounds. I now enjoy the creative aspects of professional landscape design. I am using these creative and management skills as we renovate our home on Waterway Drive. After so many kind and generous people have welcomed us into the community, I would like to give back by serving on the LBA Board. There are three general areas where I would offer strong contributions: 1) helping to preserve the character of Lake Barcroft, both in terms of the nature (water, trees and wildlife) and its distinctive, eclectic architecture; 2) working to retain the unique social and cultural aspects of Lake Barcroft, and, 3) enhancing the safety of both the lakeside and street-side “waterways” by helping to institute methods to quell the hastening speed at which drivers travel. I am chairing the effort to reduce the speeding and the number of accidents on and around Waterway Drive. To those ends, I look forward to reviving the board’s Civic/External Affairs Committee to work with the county and the local high schools to reduce traffic and speeding on our streets as well as working with the Environmental Quality Committee on external matters of concern to the lake and the Lake Barcroft community, especially after the deluge of debris washed into the lake during the June/July 2006 rains. I also look forward to resuming my stone-sculpting hobby now that my studio is complete.
BETSY WASHINGTON has lived in Lake Barcroft since 2001, along with husband Kevin Howe, and son Joshua Howe. They were drawn to this unique community because of the Lake, and the incredible natural beauty and wildlife. Once here, they fell in love with the great sense of community that is so unique to Lake Barcroft. Betsy has served on the Newsletter staff since 2003, where she enjoys sharing her passion for horticulture, conservation landscaping, and wildlife. She has also been an active member of the Maintenance and Improvements Committee and designed and helped implement the Beach 5 Resource Protection Area Garden that recently won the Chesapeake Conservation Landscape Council’s first -place prize for best community/association garden. You can often find Betsy there doing a little weeding, pruning, and wildlife gazing. She is currently working with fellow designer Kim Smith on new interactive landscape plans for the community Garden, as well as other planning community plantings and proposed rain gardens.
Betsy pursues her twin passions for landscaping and teaching at George Washington University where she is head of the plants curriculum in the Landscape Design and Sustainable Design Programs. In a “former life”, Betsy was a marine biologist and illustrator, and worked on larval fishes of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf coasts as well as of the Amazon. She feels that her background in biology has given her a unique perspective on conservation landscaping and wildlife enhancement. When not teaching or gardening, Betsy’s favorite pastimes are swimming in the Lake with her two dogs, Lucky and ‘Pupsqueak’, aka Kayak; hiking with her family; cross country skiing; sea kayaking; yoga and beading. Betsy would love to give back to this wonderful community by working to protect our Lake and urban forest, and working with others to create a comprehensive community resource of detailed information on Lake Barcroft’s natural history, conservation landscaping techniques, and promoting and protecting our amazing wildlife.
CINDY WATERS, husband George and daughter Caitlin have lived in Lake Barcroft for 11 years. Cindy retired from the federal government in 2003 after serving almost 30 years, most of it in the Capitol Hill office of then-Senator Bill Cohen. Since retiring, Cindy has been president of the PTAs at Belvedere and Glasgow. She was president of the Woman’s Club and is now its program chair. With a B.S. in child development and family relations from Cornell, and continued interest in education issues, she serves on and was recently elected chair of the FCPS Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee. Cindy believes the greatest mistake any of us could make would be to take Lake Barcroft for granted. She feels that the Board is an important component of this community, and wants to continue the policy of LBA having a close working relationship with WID. If elected, Cindy will work hard to keep our neighborhood the amazing place it is.