Elections for the 2020 Board of Directors will be finalized at the annual meeting on January 19 at 3:00PM. If for some reason you have not received your Annual Meeting Packet, please click the links below for information regarding the Annual Meeting and the Absentee ballots. The biographies of the candidates will be below the links.
Absentee ballots may be dropped off in the Pro Shop, The Clubhouse, or the Mailbox at the street. You may also scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballots are due by 3:00pm on Friday afternoon.
BIOGRAPHIES of 2020
BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINEES
My name is Owen W. Barker, Jr. and I am running for the Rockbridge Board of Directors. My family (Wendy and Owen III) and I have been members of Rockbridge for several years. I am a Law Enforcement Master Aviator where I have accumulated over 6000 hrs of LE flight time. I have spent the last thirteen years as the Chief Pilot for the SC Dept. of Natural Resources. Previously, I was a pilot/officer for the City of Charleston (SC) Police Department and an Air Interdiction Officer with the US Border Patrol. Prior to my career in law enforcement, I spent 12 years in Higher Education Administration at Presbyterian College, the College of Charleston, Washington & Lee University and the University of Georgia. I am a graduate of Presbyterian College, where I was a two-sport letterman in football and track. I received a BS degree in History and PE and hold a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Admin/Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University.
As a life-long athlete, an avid runner and a midfielder on the Columbia Pink men’s lacrosse team, I enjoy the athletic focus of Rockbridge. It is my desire to see Rockbridge expand our athletic offerings to include more health/wellness options. There is no disputing we have thriving tennis and swim programs at Rockbridge, but I would also like to see us create a stronger sense of community amongst all members by offering more consistent social activities. I am genuinely excited about the growth potential of our club.
Thank you for this opportunity to hopefully serve the members of Rockbridge as a member of the Board of Directors.
Lori Murray has been a member of Rockbridge since 2011. Originally from Kingstree, SC, she now resides in the Lake Katharine area of Columbia. She is a graduate of the USC School of Law and is a former prosecutor for Richland County. She now owns and operates the Law Offices of Lori S. Murray, where she has been practicing criminal defense and personal injury law for twenty-two years. Lori has two children: Cannon (16) a junior at AC Flora and Grayson (19) a freshman at Wofford. Her only pastimes are tennis and crushing candy. You’d think she’d be better at both.
Andrew is a certified financial planner and partner with Asset Management and Planning LLC. Andrew grew up as a kid going to Rockbridge and has 3 brothers and sisters that are also members. He went to the University of South Carolina where he graduated in 2000. In addition to being Rockbridge’s treasurer for the last year, Andrew is also the treasurer for several other non-profits including the Kirker African Medical Relief Association and the Milkon Foundation. He and his wife Sarah have two kids Sam (16) and Henry (12). In his free time he likes holding down chairs at the pool, fishing and more fishing