STAFF & VOLUNTEERS
Pat was born and raised on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island where the beach and bay fostered her curiosity and love of the natural world. After earning a BA from the University of Rhode Island, Pat managed college stores for Barnes and Noble in several states until 1986. That same year she earned her MS.Ed from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY, and began her teaching career as an Elementary Educator in the Penn Yan School District, where she worked for the next 27 years. Upon her retirement in June of 2013, she joined the museum staff as an educator and licensed guide. Pat lives in Canandaigua with her husband, Marc. Pat and her family enjoy paddling, hiking and bicycling.
Kathy joined FLM in 2015 as volunteer bookkeeper. She retired from Canandaigua National Bank after 42 years during which time she served as VP/Accounting Manager. Kathy and her husband Steve live in Canandaigua.
Board of Trustees
Bill is a retired attorney who specialized in nonprofit organizations, and he worked as a museum administrator for the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. He earned his BA degree in Art History from Syracuse University, his MA degree in Arts Administration from New York University, and his JD degree from Fordham University School of Law. He enjoys kayaking, gardening, hiking, cross-country skiing, and museums.
Laurie is owner and CEO of Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care. She started working in the landscaping field in 1976. While working part-time at a garden store, she completed her AAS in Ornamental Horticulture at Finger Lakes Community College. Then she worked at a local landscaping company for 13 years, helping it grow from 30 employees to 90. She then decided to start her own company. Laurie and her husband Albert live in Fairport, and have two children, Mary Anne and Vincent. Laurie’s interests include Pollinator Preservation, Storm Water Management.
Jeff grew up in the Rochester area and his family has called Keuka Lake “paradise” for more than 50 years! Spending the early part of his career working on Wall Street in Chicago and Boston, the opportunity to live near the Finger Lakes was one of the primary reasons his family made the choice to come back to the region; Jeff has represented same investment firm for over 20 years.
Jeff, Leslie & their girls (Ryan & Jamie) happily call Pittsford their home and spend much of the summer on Keuka Lake. Deeply invested in family and community, Jeff and Leslie have always loved nature and sports; their support of USA Volleyball, USA Swimming & USA Diving span more than 30 years.
Leslie, a retired partner with Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, has more than two decades of experience counseling clients in a broad range of environmental, health and safety compliance matters, land use and zoning projects, and alternative energy developments.
A graduate of Fordham University School of Law, she has several awards related to her excellence in environmental law. She has served on boards of many civic organizations across the region over the last two decades.
Lisa Dreste is in her “retirement” part-time position as the current director of client services for Scott Zurat CFP. Prior to this, her career was spent at Entercom Marketing Results Group as a senior sales representative for 5 major radio stations. Over this career, she developed strong relationships with many local businesses, assessing goals, objectives and developing strategic solutions to help them reach a desired outcome.
Having grown up in Victor, you will often find Lisa and her family enjoying everything that the Finger Lakes has to offer- hiking, boating, skiing or biking. She is often found enjoying the quiet tranquility of a trail with her horse. Her family roots to the area are very strong and she grew up spending weekends on Canandaigua Lake with many of the family relatives.
Ali Loveys is the managing partner for the BTblock Health Group, a blockchain consultancy firm. She went to the University of Rochester for her undergraduate degree, medical school, and residency and got an additional board certification in clinical informatics. She practiced pediatrics for 25 years in the community and was involved in major community health information initiatives.
Ali is over halfway to her goal of windsurfing on every Finger Lake! She is very enthusiastic to support the Finger Lakes Museum, which highlights the very special natural beauty of the Finger Lakes Region, and is a unique gathering place for so many friends and families.
The list of things that Henry loves about the Finger Lakes region includes: “local and regional history; the broad array of outdoor recreation activities in a beautiful natural setting; increasing multicultural opportunities from festivals to cuisines to museums; arts & theater; reasonable travel to and among communities that offer needed everyday services; tourism venues; and cultural activities.”
John is retired. He earned his BA degree from St. Bonaventure University. He and his wife Katherene live in Canandaigua. His interests include local history, the Bristol Valley Theater and travel throughout the United States and abroad
When asked what he loves most about the Finger Lakes Region, John says, “the beauty of the lake country—its hills, valleys, and waterfalls.”
Wendy loves the geography, history, and attractions of the Finger Lakes Region.
When asked what she loves most about the Finger Lakes Region, Natalie says, “Do I have to pick? The lakes have to be my number one. Next would be the diverse landscapes and cultures surrounding each.”
Patty graduated from Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She has more than 15 years’ experience working at Saunders Mgt. Inc., a property management company in Rochester, NY. Her knowledge base has expanded along with her position. As President of Saunders Management, she began tracking and creating investment portfolio reports for the Chairman of Saunders Management. Patty along with her staff, oversees preparation of audited financial statements, and tax returns.
Patty’s family has been very involved in philanthropic endeavors in and around the Rochester area for over 30 years. From 2012 through 2017 she served as Vice President of the Saunders Foundation and rose to President of the foundation in 2018. In this role, she oversees grant requests, facilitates grant-related reports and schedules to support financial reports to the foundation’s board of directors.
In addition, to these two crucial roles, Mrs. Redding has stepped into the role of President of, EPS Holdings LLC, a holding company with a diversified portfolio of financial investments.
Tim is the Associate Provost of Academic Innovation, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science, and the Director of the Center of Aquatic Research at Keuka College. He earned his Ph D (Environmental Biology) and MS (Biology) from the University of Louisville and his BA in Environmental Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After completing his PhD, he was a postdoctoral fellow in mathematical modeling in oceanography at Texas A&M University. His interests include aquatic biology, skiing, sailing, diving, running, and music (piano, guitar). He has two children (Lily and Owen) and currently resides in Avon, NY.
Tim’s favorite aspects of the Finger Lakes area are “the lakes and everything and everyone that the lakes attract. It’s an amazing place.”
Mike is connected to the Finger Lakes through his cottage on Keuka Lake and the limitless outdoor activities he enjoys across all 11 lakes.
Mark says that the Finger Lakes Region “has so much to offer. There is such a variety in geography – such as lakes, rivers, mountains, woods and farms. There are many interesting and cute villages and hamlets with lots of history. There’s always something to do, even in the dead of winter.”
John’s memory lives on since his passing in July 2020. His passion and dream for the Museum will live on forever.
Many knew John as the founder of the Finger Lakes Museum where he served as the President until 2015. He had a passion for the outdoors, which was shown through his lens as a photographer, as well as his writing as an outdoor author for many magazines and newspapers. John was a successful architect and homebuilder for many years. He designed many homes in the Rochester area, as well as in the Finger Lakes region. He loved fishing and was a charter boat Captain on Lake Ontario for over 10 years. Most of all, John loved sharing stories about his wildlife encounters and adventures in person or through social media, where he posted multiple times a day.
Rolf’s dedication to the Finger Lakes Museum will be greatly missed as of his passing in spring 2022.
An active member of the community, Rolf was an adjunct faculty member at Keuka College, and had been a member of the FLM board since 2008. He earned his BS degree from Ohio University, his MA degree from Indiana University, and his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University. He had many interests, not the least of which included supporting others promoting a more sustainable environment and humane society. Rolf lived in Keuka Park, and spending the winter in Carmel, CA. He and his wife Lynda have three grown sons, William, Brian and Andrew.