Meet the Board of the WPPCA

Ever wonder who serves on the Winter Park Pines Community Association Board? Want to know more about the people who volunteer their time to make sure our community stays safe, beautiful and fun? We hope these bios will allow you to get to know these individuals a little better.

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President:
Peter H. Mason

Peter Mason and his wife Lynne Milia Mason are 2nd generation Winter Park Pines Residents. Lynne’s parents (Kip & Audrey) bought their house on Banchory Road in 1980. Kip passed away in 1983 and Audrey in 2013 at the age of 90. Peter & Lynne kept the house, paid the association dues each year and maintained it until they moved back to Florida in 2018. Peter had previously lived in Orlando for 15 years. Lynne moved to Florida in 1970 and remained until Peter & Lynne married in 1999. Lynne’s daughter, Tracy Cashon, grew up on Dunraven Drive in Kenilworth Shores and attended Brookshire, Glenridge and Winter Park High School.

Peter grew up in Maine and Lynne in New Jersey. After they were married, they lived in FL, NY, Alberta (Canada) and CT before moving back to Florida. Peter is a retired hotelier for nearly 40 years mainly as a corporate operations executive and he traveled throughout the US and Canada. Lynne is retired from the Orange County School System where she worked for 27 years with her last position as Principal at Durrance Elementary.

Peter has been involved in another non-profit board for several decades that owns & runs a residential boys camp in Maine (Camp Agawam) that his grandfather started in 1919. Over the years on the Agawam Council Board, Peter was chair of the HR Committee & Plant Committees, Vice President and was the President of the organization from 2015 – 2018. Peter volunteered for annual work days at the camp and raised funds playing in its tennis marathons. Peter also volunteered for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in CT where he raised money for 9 years riding in their annual 100 kilometer bike event as a top individual fundraiser.    

Following their move back to Florida, they embarked on a 2 year expansion & renovation of their house on Banchory Road. Now that it is finished they are enjoying their expanded living space & new pool. Peter can be found most early mornings playing tennis at Cady Way Park.

Peter started regularly attending the monthly WPPCA board meetings in January 2019 and has volunteered to help plant bushes at the mall entrance, distribute dues letters to residents, was on the 2020 entrance sign committee and volunteered as a poll worker on behalf of the association. They were also a Yard of the Month winner in November 2019.

They love living in Winter Park Pines with the friendly neighbors, close proximity to doctors, restaurants & shopping, walking the neighborhoods, using the Cady Way trail and being close to the airport. Peter & Lynne are enjoying their retirement years in the great Pines community.

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1st Vice President:
Anna Pepper

Anna Pepper has her BS in civil engineering from UCF and her Masters of Arts in biology from Miami University's Project Dragonfly GFP Program. Her employment opportunities required her to live in California, Colorado, Texas, Pennsylvania and Florida. Exposure to such a wide array of ecosystems inspired her to learn more about them so she could help protect them. She enjoys travel. As an officer of UCF's Engineers Without Borders chapter, she worked on water solutions for the town of Belle Anse in Haiti. She has also been to Europe, the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru for recreation and education. She volunteers routinely for the City of Winter Park at Mead Garden. She looks forward to helping the Pines community be the best environmental stewards they can be through her service to the Association and the Needles' 'Nature Nook' piece she writes.

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2nd Vice President & Director – Needles Editor & Needle Distribution Coordinator 
Denise Ertler

Along with her family, Denise came to the Pines in 1970 from Spokane Washington. Her father just retired from the USAF as many were doing during those years. After an existence of never staying in one place for more than four years, The Pines was the perfect spot on the map to start over. After marrying and moving away for a period of time she returned in 1990 to the same home she knew. Like many in the Pines neighborhood she considers herself to be a “Pines Second Generation”, living in the home her parents built.  Denise was professionally involved in the ceramic industry for more than 40 years, as a studio owner, retailer, instructor and professional potter. She received a degree in Graphic Design later in life with the goal of working in both fields.Now retired, Denise spends her time enjoying the company of her granddaughter, traveling, playing in clay, volunteering and waiting for her husband to retire!Denise became active with the WPPA board to be part of a caring community which is actively growing and constantly changing. “It’s a good place to be”.

Treasurer:
Tom Cullens

Tom first moved into the Pines in 1968, as a youngster. He attended Aloma Elementary, Glenridge, and Winter Park High.  After his college years, Tom was a systems programmer for IBM in North Carolina, and then served as a minister in the United Methodist Church. Although Tom lived various places, the Winter Park Pines neighborhood is the place that was always home. When searching for a house in the Orlando area in 2013, nothing felt quite right, except for the Pines. Today Tom enjoys meeting new residents, chatting with neighbors, sharing his roses, and brisk walks along the Cady Way Trail. Tom first became active with the WPP Community Association, coordinating the Needles distribution. Tom stepped into the Treasurer position in 2016.

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Secretary:
Ansi Fernandes

Ansi is originally from Western NY.  the Fernandes' have made the Pines their home since 2017.  They chose Winter Park Pines as their home because of convenience and community.  Her family loves to bike, swim and take nice walks on the Cady Way Trail.  She is a mother of two, entrepreneur and business owner.  Outside of WPCAA, she is running her bookkeeping business, Every Penny Accounting to help local business owners."   Ansi joined the board in 2018 as Secretary.  She is responsible for providing minutes of the meetings each month, so you know she is listening.  Her favorite thing about being on the board, is connecting with neighbors who love their community.

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Director – Code Enforcement, Crime Prevention, Citizens on Patrol & Website:
Jack Lokken

Jack is a true Floridian, born and raised in Winter Park. The Pines is the perfect neighborhood due its proximity to both downtown for Jack's position at Orlando Health and Park Avenue where family lives. In his free time, Jack and his wife, Kim, love cheering on the Orlando Magic and visiting the Disney parks, especially during Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Look for Jack around the neighborhood as part of Citizens on Patrol.

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Director – Facebook Lead:
 Jessica Hazzard

My name is Jessica Hazzard and I’m pleased to be able to serve this year as the Vice-President of the Winter Park Pines Community Association. I love to stay involved in my community and meet new people so joining the board was an easy decision for me. Our family moved into the neighborhood in August 2017. While I’m originally from Tennessee, (Go Vols) we most had most recently lived in the Mills 50 district. Our family had outgrown our little bungalow.  We were looking for a home in The Pines and the surrounding area for about two years before we finally found “the one”. We’re the third owners of our home and since moving in have been fortunate to become friends with both of the previous owners. How cool is that? I live with my husband, William, two young children, and one giant, friendly dog. A few years back I worked for Orange County Public Schools as an elementary school teacher and literacy coach. These days I spend my time chasing around my own kids and serving as a leader in several local moms’ groups. 

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Director – New Neighbor Welcome 
Carmen Giubiei

Carmen, her husband Silas Giubilei, and their kids have been residents of the PINES since 2003 when she quickly joined the Board and became Welcome Chairperson. Sixteen years and over 700 “welcomes” later, she still enjoys meeting new residents, delivering flower plants and talking up the many benefits of supporting our WPPCA.  A native New Yorker who left the city in 1984 to attend college, she and her Italian husband of 34 years lived abroad for the first 17 years before settling in FL with their two older kids, Ferruccio and Francesca in 2001.  The Pines brought a new home, a new baby, a host of friends and the start of a new career.  After 10 years of climbing the corporate ladder in International Business and Marketing Research, she "feels most at home" in her role as a Remax agent since 2002.   She enjoys erasing the perception held by so many that real estate can be stressful and nerve wrecking by holding buyers and sellers hands throughout the entire process, taking care of all the details and paperwork, and helping instead to make the whole experience relaxing, enjoyable and memorable for her clients as well.   Carmen enjoys a rich diversity of cultures, theatre, movies, reading, hosting dinner parties, trail-blazing as a Soccer mom with her teenager Isabella, staying fit and nowadays drools at the chance to dote on her grandchildren, 4-1/2 yr. old Silas and 10-month old Valentina.  "Being a mother is the most important job in the world.  But being a Grandmother is the most fun."  Holler if you agree!  

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Director –
Events Coordinator:
Amy Turner

Making my way to Winter Park Pines started as a native Buckeye where I turned in to a forever Floridian when I met my husband at Florida State University. My husband grew up in Winter Park and knew I would love making this our home. After a few years of living in Downtown Orlando, in May 2013 we moved to Winter Park Pines with our growing family. I am proud to say we are a family of 4.5 with two amazing kids and our dog named Noley. I couldn’t be any more in love with Winter Park and our community, we are very fortunate to have met so many amazing people and friends we will have for a life time. I’ve enjoyed serving on the WPPCA board as Special Events Coordinator for the Community Garage Sale and Annual National Night Out neighborhood events.  I also maintain our Winter Park Pines FaceBook page to help highlight local events in the area. I truly take pride in our neighborhood and believe in building a strong foundation for my family. I started the Winter Park Pines Mom’s Group for support and for a few fun wine nights!  As a local Realtor I love bragging about our community and enjoy moving in more great neighbors in. You can find us at our local parks, biking on the Cady Way Trail, or playing with the kids on our front lawn. 

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Director – New Neighbor Welcome & Events:
Michelle Deleon

I was born in NYC, moved to California as an infant and spent most of my childhood in the San Luis Obispo area.  I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from CSU Monterey Bay and my corporate career included roles in Human Resources and Management for Fortune 500 companies.  These positions have led me to relocate 3 times; to Portland, Oregon, a 2-year assignment in Berlin, Germany, and to Orlando.  In 2016, I met my husband, Art. Early in our courtship, he was looking to sell his home and purchase a new house, so of course I went with him to “approve” his purchase in Winter Park Pines, which is the perfect neighborhood for us.  We got married in 2017 and in October of 2019, we welcomed our son Raymond (we call him Ray) to the world.  I left the corporate world and am now a full-time Realtor for Zen Living Realty, a boutique real estate firm.  Investing in real estate personally and helping friends buy and sell homes has always been a passion of mine.  I feel really fortunate to have been able to turn my hobby into my new career!  I love traveling, cooking, entertaining, wine tasting, and craft brews (especially sours) and yoga.  You will likely see me riding my bike on Cady Way Trail down and around Baldwin Lake,  walking the Golfside loop, or at Cady Way Park with Ray.

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Immediate Past President & Director – Membership & Nextdoor Lead:
Ben Taylor

 

Ben moved into the Pines in May 2014 after he and his wife fell in love with the atmosphere. When driving around they loved seeing the children playing, people working on their yards, and the proximity to all the fun that surrounds the neighborhood. Ben is originally from Texas, growing up in Houston and then moving to North Texas where he attended college and started working in higher education. Today Ben still works in higher education. Ben joined the WPPCA board because after falling in love with the neighborhood, he wanted to help maintain the great community that exists in the Pines.

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Director – Mall Maintenance & Code Enforcement, Crime Prevention:
Fran Frataccia

I joined the wpp assoc

2009

Lived in the pines 53 years

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Director -Yard Of the Month: Brent Ludlow

My name is Brent Ludlow.  My family has been living in Florida since 2011 and Winter Park Pines residents since 2018. I am a retired Army Veteran of 22 years.  I have numerous years of experience as a landscape foreman and a one-time owner of a water feature business while living in New Jersey.  I have a passion for the outdoors and nature; often hiking, paddle boarding, and enjoying my hobby in photography.  I have a degree in Forestry and was once a Forest Ranger for the State of Maryland.  It’s an honor to serve as Yard of the Month Director as I take pride in not only my yard but care greatly about how beautiful our neighborhood and community is.  It was fun and gratifying when we first moved in to rip everything out that had been neglected and start over with a blank canvas.  In my mind it’s never a finished piece of art.  On any given weekend you can find me outside doing something to the yard on Friar Road (near Bower); stop by and say Hi!

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Always looking for more volunteers to join the board. If you would like more information email  Ben at wppinespresident@gmail.com or feel free to attend our monthly meetings.