The People

Torch Lake Protection Alliance Board of Directors Committee Participation 2021

Current Board Members (as of Mar. 26, 2021):

Randy Asmus – TLT
Alisa Carroll – Clwtr 
James Carney – Milton
Barb Carton – FH 
Bruce Hulteen – Milton 
Tom Joseph- TLT 
Dave Martin – FH 
Bob Milliron – Milton 
Norm Neuenschwander – Clwtr 
Dave Nussdorfer – TLT
Kathy Shumrick – Helena
Kevin Shumrick – Helena
Rick Welsh – Milton


President – (OPEN)
Vice President – Dave Martin
Treasurer – Norm Neuenschwander
Secretary – Bob Milliron
Board Chair – (OPEN)
Executive Liaison: Brad Gerlach
Business Administrator: Therry Colombo


Nominating Commitee

Norm Neuenschwander – Chair
Dave Martin, Barb Carlton, Bob Milliron, Tom Joseph


Dave Martin  – Chair
Norm Neuenschwander, Bob Milliron, Tom Joseph

Community Fund Advisory

Sue Kelly – Chair
Norm Neuenschwander, Dave Nussdorfer, Rita Service

Board Development/Screening

Norm Neuenschwander – Chair
Dave Martin, Barb Carlton, Bob Milliron, Tom Joseph


Gary Petty, Bob Milliron, Kevin Schumrick

Board Development and Succession

Norm Neuenschwander – Lead
Dave Martin, Barb Carlton, Bob Milliron, Tom Joseph

Program Development
Bob Milliron – Lead
Tom Joseph, Rick Welsh, Brad Gerlach

Program – Sub-Committees:

GBA/Water Testing
Tom Joseph – Lead
Brad Gerlach, Trish Narwold

Swimmer’s Itch
Not Staffed

Dave Martin, Gary Petty

Water First Action Team (ERCOL)
Dave Nussdorfer, Norm Neuenschwander

Brad Gerlach, Norm Neuenschwander

Sandbar Border Designation
Norm Neuenschwander, Rick Welsh, Gary Bockerman

Joint Eurasian Watermilfoil
Bob Milliron, Brad Gerlach,

Joint Stewardship Postcards
Bob Milliron, Jim Carney Brad Gerlach


Bruce Hulteen and Barb Carlton – Leads
Therry Colombo, Brad Gerlach, Alisa Carroll, Loral Werner, Tom Joseph, Kathy Shumrick

Communications – Sub-Committees

Dave Martin – Chair
Brad Gerlach, Barb Carlton, Bob Milliron, Alisa Carroll, Randy Asmus, Norm Neuenschwander, Therry Colombo, Loral Werner, Sue Kelly



I believe in the goals and mission of the organization, and I will act responsibly and prudently
as its steward. My behavior as a board member will be consistent with values and mission of
the organization.

As part of my responsibilities as a board member:

  1. I will represent and serve as an ambassador for the organization adhering to its principles and promote a positive image.
  2. I will strive to attend a majority of board meetings including any committee meetings to which I am assigned. I will attend the annual meeting.
  3. I will act in the best interests of the organization and exclude myself from discussions and votes where I have a conflict of interest.
  4. I will stay informed about the activities and current issues concerning the board and Torch Lake activities and its environment. I will ask questions and request information. I will participate in and take responsibility for making decisions on issues, policies, and other board matters.
  5. I will work in good faith with other board members as partners towards achievement of our goals and support board decisions.
  6. I will serve on a minimum of one board committee.

Under the law, a non-profit board member must meet three standards of conduct:
Duty of Care: Means exercising your best judgment when making decisions.
Duty of Loyalty: Means putting aside your personal and professional interests for the good of the organization.
Duty of Obedience: Means ensuring that TLPA stays true to its mission and purpose by overseeing distribution of funds and monitoring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.