The Board of Directors is made up entirely of neighborhood volunteers and they spend a lot of unpaid hours (and personal money) behind the scenes looking out for your safety, property values, and enjoyment. Please thank them the next time you see them.
President — Ben Ku
Ben stepped up to help in 2016 when the reserves were depleted and there was talk of dismantling the HOA. By working with the other board members, and lots of hours developing resources, we’ve been able to build the reserves every year since. Ben is a veritable renaissance man but primarily focuses on creating software application solutions (like this website). He is also running to be your next County Commissioner.
Treasurer — Troy Jordan
Troy has been a Smoketree resident for 26 years with his wife Anne-Marie, and sons Cole and Luke. As a software architect, he has a great eye for detail and has done a great job managing our financials and making sure we’re adding to the reserves instead of depleting them.
Co-Treasurer — Andrea Cooksey
Although not technically part of Smoketree, Andrea and her husband Mike are the champions for our pool! They have put in many many hours into making sure the pool is fit for use so please thank them if you see them around.
Secretary — Sarah Kenyon
Sarah and her husband Azar are new to Smoketree, purchasing their first home in 2017. Sarah is a stay at home mom to two girls and loves learning, listening to podcasts, cooking, and DIY projects. In addition to being Secretary, Sarah is our Smoketree Signal Editor!
Member At Large — Larry Gause
Larry lives on Parkside Way with his wife, Annette, and their two daughters, Hannah and Katelyn. Their family has lived in Smoketree for 18 years. Larry has been working hard for years with Mike Cooksey to keep the pool and grounds clean and beautiful!
We have plenty of board positions open, so please let us know if you want to get involved!
Born on a cold and rainy morning, Davida has been here since the earth’s crust was cooling and only a dozen homes had been built. She has held every position on the boards over the years and is convinced laughter is the best exercise. She graciously opens her home for our board meetings and is a wealth of institutional knowledge and able to get things done.
Betsy Kidd — Grounds & Tennis Chair
Betsy moved to Smoketree in 1996 after a thorough investigation and finding out how special this neighborhood was. She’s still here because of the special people that live here. Betsy lives with her wife, Jayne Rauser, and canine Jackson Creek Kidd.
Ashleigh Hally — Signal Co-Editor & Block Captain Coordinator
Ashleigh and her husband Patrick moved to Smoketree in 1997 when their friends Eliesh and James Lane told them how wonderful the neighborhood was. 23 years later, they are still loving their “starter” house and can’t see living anywhere else. They have three daughters and a dog quite spry for his age. Ashleigh loves reading and writing, and her jobs have all revolved around her love of words. Ashleigh has been SHOA secretary, member-at-large, organized her fair share of social events and has edited the Signal for 13 years. Her goal is to convey information in an engaging fashion that makes people want to be involved in their neighborhood and the larger community around them.
Additional Resources for Board use can be found here.