CLA Organization

Jim Chandler

CLA Position: President of the Community Lakes Association/Invasive Species Coordinator

Year-round resident on North Pond in Woodstock, ME, married with 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

Retired Science Educator, worked for the Auburn School Department as the Science Consultant Teacher and District Manager and Education Coordinator of the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District, and member of the Woodstock Conservation Commission.

Caretaker of the Woodstock Spring.

Long-term member of the Community Lakes Association Board as technical advisor and Invasive Plant Control Coordinator, one of the Founders of the Community Lakes Association.

Cheryl Shattenberg-Plassmann

CLA position: Vice president/Education Committee Chairperson

Career: Energy Efficiency

Lives in: Woodstock, ME - North Pond

I love the ever changing seasons, scenery and wildlife on North Pond and surrounding ponds. I am committed to protecting our ponds. My husband Carl & I are Lake Stewards/Monitors and plan to attend more extensive training.

Carl Plassmann

CLA position: Secretary/Water Quality Committee Chairperson

Career: Jet engine parts manufacturing engineer in Connecticut (retired!)

Lives in: Woodstock, ME – North Pond

Outdoor activities and environmental protection have always been important to me. Favorite outings include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, mountain biking, and bird watching, which can become the highlight of any adventure.

Karyn Franks

CLA Position: Treasurer/Membership Committee Chairperson

You can find me on North Pond. In the early spring my bug hat and I will be found in a green kayak observing our wildlife. My husband Tom and I will kayak till the ice stops us from getting in! When paddling is not possible you may find me out snowshoeing or riding the magic carpet at Mt Abram.

Skills I bring to your board; Besides my love for our property, our shared pond and the local wildlife, I have 30+ years in the Waste-to-Energy Industry managing staff, creating a highly functioning team, providing outstanding customer service and where I have been responsible for the recording, billing and collection of 80 million dollars of revenue per year.

I look forward to the day where I can retire and spend more time here and in my metal smithing studio. If you see me stop me and say hello!

Tom Franks

CLA Position: Communications Committee

Career: Aerospace Engineer for the U.S. Navy (Newport, RI) for 36 years

From: Gretna, Virginia

Lives: Middletown, RI

My wife, Karyn, and I spend a lot of time at our camp on North Pond. In the warmer weather we enjoy kayaking, hiking and relaxing around Woodstock and Bethel and, when there’s snow, we’ll be skiing at Sunday River or Mt Abram.

Pond Representatives

North Pond: Ed Leonard

South Pond: Laurie Fitch

Round Pond: Mark Stearns

Indian Pond: Rich Schneider

Lake Christopher: Walt and Sue Staples