Tom Johnson, Board Member and President

Tom Johnson has been on the LOA board for 8 years. Tom’s first exposure to Lake Owen dates back to 1976 when Tom worked at the Telemark Lodge with his CPA firm and dined at the Eagle Knob resort. Tom and his wife Barb always dreamed of having a home on Lake Owen. Ultimately in 2006 the Johnson’s were able to build a new home west of Carter Island. Tom retired in 2013 after 38 years as a CPA and now he and Barb spend Summers at Lake Owen. Tom has a passion for protecting and preserving  Lake Owen.


Bill Hannaford, Board Member, Vice President and Treasurer

Bill retired from the Marketing Faculty at UW-Eau Claire where he taught for more than 30 years. Since retiring Bill was active Board Member of the Cable Natural History Museum for 10 years, on the Lake Owen Association Board since 2003, Treasurer since 2006 and responsible for the Lake Owen Association email blasts. Bill likes golf, swimming, boating, occasional water skiing and spending time with the family.  Bill plans many more years enjoying Lake Owen’s unsurpassed pristine beauty.


Dave Berg, Board Member

Dave and his wife Patti have been on Lake Owen since 1997.  Dave retired from his business career in 2005, and joined the LOA board shortly thereafter.  Dave enjoys family weekends at the lake with their three children, spouses, and eight grandchildren.  Aside from loving his time on the lake and in the woods, Dave spends his time on several missions boards.


Jon Nymo, Board Member and Secretary

Jon Nymo has been resident of Lake Owen in Otter Bay since 1998.  Jon’s hobbies include golf, fishing, and spending time with his many family members at their Hyttes’ property.  Jon spent his business career in the Twin Cities selling data processing systems to the banking industry.  Jon enjoys being a LOA Board member because the value of a clean and well managed lake is extremely important to all residents, and Jon wants to keep it that way.


Terry Miller, Board Member

Terry and his wife Rita had their first Lake Owen experience in 1976 visited friends on the Lake to winter ski downhilli at Mount Telemark and Indianhead.  In the spring of 1978 they purchased a Lake Owen Villa (Townhouse) at the south end of the Lake used it as a weekend retreat for themselves ant their two children enjoying 38 years of great fun great friends and great neighbors. In 2015 Terry and Rita purchased a lot in Agnes Bay building their current home there the next year.  Terry and Rita live on Lake Owen now almost full time and their grandchildren are the third generation to enjoy Lake Owen. Terry’s goal is to continue to protect Lake Owen for current and future generations.

Amy Louis, Board Member





Jerry Kollross, Board Member



Mike Yankee, Board Member


Jodi Pfaff, Board Member

Jodi started spending summers with her family on Lake Owen in 1969, and spent most winter weekends skiing at Mt Telemark.  She and her husband Mark Gillman purchased their family home in 2014 next to the old gym camp.  Jodi retired from her career as a School Psychologist a few years back, and has just retired from her partnerships in commercial real estate.  She is passionate about the pristine beauty and purity of Lake Owen and its preservation for future generations.  She most enjoys sharing Lake Owen with her friends and family.


Clint Harris, Board Member

Ed Ronkowski – Board Member and Webmaster

Ed Ronkowski has spent part of each year since 1955 at his family’s cabin on Lake Owen. Ed retired from being a Chicago area prosecutor after spending three decades putting away the worst criminals. Ed in his free time is the volunteer webmaster for the Lake Owen Associaton posting photos and stories about Lake Owen’s four season outdoor’s beauty, area happenings and recreational opportunities. His daughter Andrea was one of the major authors of the Looking Back at Lake Owen book and his photograph is on the cover.


Cheryl Clemens

Lake Manager Cheryl Clemens was hired as the Lake Owen Association’s Lake Manager late in 2018. Cheryl supports the LOA board, developing aquatic invasive species programming, providing technical support for homeowners interested in improving habitat and water quality, and guiding water quality studies. She has worked with dozens of lake organizations and hundreds of waterfront property owners to protect and improve Wisconsin lakes and is happy to be working on Lake Owen


Steve Schieffer – Ecologist

In 2018 Steve was invited to serve as Lake Owen’s lead scientist to oversee scientific studies and data collection to help manage Lake Owen. Steve has extensive experience over about 20 years studying lakes. Steve’s main expertise ranges from surveying aquatic plants, lake nutrient analysis, aquatic invasive species mitigation and habitat surveys. In addition to doing lake science, Steve has been a high school biology and chemistry teacher for 34 years. He cherishes the opportunity to study such a pristine resource in Lake Owen

Paul Rhodes – Fishery Manager


Mailing Address

Lake Owen Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 132
Cable, WI 54821
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