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Ray and his daughter, Rachel, split their time between their year-round cottage on Old Pines Trail in Jerusalem and their home in Corning.
Ray has spent every summer at Keuka and certainly enjoyed his college summer breaks bartending at Roses Bar and Grill and Lakeside Country Club.
Ray started in the law enforcement profession at Corning Police Department in 1974 and retired as Undersheriff for Steuben County in December 2012. While at the Steuben Sheriff's Office, he worked to restore Steuben County's navigation patrol coverage to include two patrol crafts, especially on the busy holiday weekends throughout the summer. He is a graduate of the FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia and is presently providing property management consulting for several properties throughout the northeast.

Resident and visitor safety while enjoying our valuable resource is a top concern along with maintaining the excellent water quality we have now and in the future.



I am an Environmental Scientist with degree in Limnology and Agronomy from Cornell. I worked in NY State at water and wastewater treatment plants and as environmental biologist/toxicologist for Lozier Environmental Engineers as well as IBM and Monsanto in St Louis. Retired now, I have volunteered in public schools for various Environmental Education programs and I am currently volunteering as the STEM coordinator for the Little Bit Foundation in St. Louis that supports inner city elementary schools. Also I have served on the on the Board of the Keuka Yacht Club for 12 yrs, currently as Membership Director. I am married, with three sons, one still in college and residing at the cottage we have owned for 21 years on the West branch in Pulteney. My favorite pastimes are sailing, biking, kayaking, hiking, bird watching, going to concerts and travel.
Maria is Chair of the KLA Water Quality Committee



Avid and active sailor/boater and long term member of the United States Power Squadron.
Ira has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from RPI and MBA in Finance from the Simon School, U of R.
He is Retired from Kodak as Director of Strategic Planning with experience in manufacturing, product development and marketing
Ira and his family have lived in Fairport, London and Monroe, CT and have enjoyed their cottage on Keuka since 2003 and a winter house in Penn Yan since 2009. Ira has served on the KLA Navigation Committee since 2013 and has been the committee chair since 2014 bringing his strengths in boating education and vessel safety.
Ira also volunteers with the Hillside Family of Agencies and is on the Board of Snell Farm in Bath as well as a member of the Hillside Finance and Pension Committees.
Ira has been involved with the Boy Scouts for over 35 years and is the past chair of the Mohawk District Committee and was recognized with the Silver Beaver award in 2017.



Diane and her family have been part of Keuka since 1950, at the family home on Crosby Point. This early life experience created a strong bond and desire to protect the uniqueness of Keuka Lake
As a graduate of Elmira College with a BA in Economics and of Cornell University with an MBA, Diane brings both educational and business experience to the KLA.

Diane worked for Cornell University in the Charles H. Dyson School as Business Administrator for Cornell’s largest undergraduate teaching department. Responsibilities included financial management of revenue and expenses, assistance to faculty with such things as grant proposals and human resource allocations.
Also in her career, Diane has spent a number of years in the field of corporate merchandising.



Margo retired from education after 30 years, 3 years as an elementary teacher and 27 years as a reading specialist. She taught 7 years for Penn Yan Central School in Dresden & Branchport and then 20 years in Fairport. Margo grew up in Elmira and received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Elmira College. Her family has owned property on Keuka Lake for three generations, first on W. Lake Rd. and then her parents purchased property on E. Lake Rd. and ran a girls’ camp, called The Elms, for 10 years. After the majority of the property was sold, her family continued to live north of there until she and her husband, Fletch, sold it to move to Penn Yan and live close to the golf course as they are both avid golfers.

Keuka Lake - Woody


Founded in 1956, the Keuka Lake Association, with over 1700 members, provides a unified voice for those who love Keuka Lake. Our mission is to preserve and protect Keuka Lake and its natural beauty for future generations.

Keuka Lake Association is a 501(c) (3) organization (a non-profit tax exempt organization under IRS rules). This distinction is defined by our service to the public and how we are mission-driven as opposed to profit-driven.

Gifts, donations and membership dues paid to our organization are used in direct service to the overall mission to preserve and protect Keuka Lake. Membership dues, donations and gifts are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Consult your professional tax preparer if you have specific tax related questions.