The People

Torch Lake Protection Alliance
Board of Directors
Committee Participation 2022

Current Board Members (as of DECEMBER 1, 2022):

Randy Asmus – TLT
Alisa Carroll – Clwtr 
                       Sharon Hill – Milton                                Bruce Hulteen – Milton 

Tom Joseph- TLT 
Dave Martin – FH 
Bob Milliron – Milton 
Norm Neuenschwander – Clwtr 
                  Kathy Shumrick – Helena                   Dan Sajkowski – Milton


President – Dan Sajkowski
Vice President – Dave Martin
Secretary – Bob Milliron
Treasurer – Norm Neuenschwander       Past President – Alisa Carroll              Business Administrator: Therry Colombo


Nominating Commitee

Norm Neuenschwander – Chair
Alisa Carroll, Bruce Hulteen, Dan Sajkowski


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

Community Fund Advisory

Norm Neuenschwander – Chair                               Dave Nussdorfer

Board Development/Screening

Norm Neuenschwander – Chair

Alisa Carroll, Bruce Hulteen, Dan Sajkowski 


Dan Sajkowski, Dave Martin, Bob Milliron, Tom Joseph

Board Development and Succession

Norm Neuenschwander – Lead
Alisa Carroll, Bruce Hulteen, Dan Sajkowski


Norm Neuenschwander, Dave Nussdorfer, Rita Service

Program Development
Bob Milliron – Lead
Tom Joseph, Dave Nussdorfer, Rick Welsh, Brad Gerlach, Peg Comfort, Trish Narwold, Jeanne Williams

Program – Sub-Committees:

GBA/Water Testing
Rick Welsh (GBA), Tom Joseph (Water) – Leads
Brad Gerlach, Trish Narwold

Swimmer’s Itch
Not Staffed

Dave Martin, Gary Petty

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

Norm Neuenschwander

Sandbar Border Designation
Norm Neuenschwander, Rick Welsh, Gary Bockerman

Joint Eurasian Watermilfoil
Bob Milliron

Joint Stewardship Postcards
Bob Milliron

Joint Lake Association                                              Bruce Hulteen, Bob Milliron, Tom Joseph, Rick Welsh, Alisa Carroll



Bruce Hulteen – Lead
Randy Asmus, Therry Colombo, Alisa Carroll, Kathy Shumrick

Communications – Sub-Committees

Newsletter                                                             Kathy Shumrick – Lead                                         Barb Carton, Jim Gerlach

Dave Martin – Chair
Bob Milliron, Alisa Carroll, Randy Asmus, Norm Neuenschwander, Therry Colombo

GEM/Taste of Torch

Norm Neuenschwander, Bruce Hulteen, Randy Asmus, Dave Nussdorfer, Sandy Gourley, Barb Carton



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.