Board of Directors & Officers

2021 Board of Directors

Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Non-Profit Organization forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.

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Steve Tharp

Director - Term Expires March 2024

I am a 39 year Texas Veteran and an electrical design engineer in the days of Texas Instruments Military Products, Bosch Telecom, Motorola, Samsung (Korea), and several Richardson start up businesses.  Retired 4 years ago.  Firewheel Farms No. 2 has been my home for 20 years. 

I held Board of Director and Vice President positions for 7 years, 2013-2020.


My HOA involvement began by volunteering to renovate the median and then elected to Director in the HOA administration. 


The Director role is helping people in our membership solve association related problems, lending assistance, understand the Federal, Texas and local laws to conduct the HOA operations.  


The Association is +30 years in developing a great place to live. In the beginning, we were new homeowners, in new houses and ownership carried a great deal of importance being a home owner.

Today, our members have diversified goals and behavior that may not always reflect the pride of owning a piece of a wonderful neighborhood.  I stand for all members to conduct themselves in a manner that shows respect to be a good neighbor and uphold the appearance of our homes. 


I want you to elect me to Director position.  I will guide the HOA administration to a common sense approach  to living as an Association and continue to make Firewheel Farms No. 2 a great place to live.


My interests are maintaining our median as a showcase display that reflects our values, unlike any other neighborhood in the Dallas Metroplex. I like home improvement projects, writing computer programs to run stock market analysis, I will remain an electronic circuit hack and find enjoyment as a volunteer mentor for high school students attending Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technology Center in the robotic technology courses offered.  I'm here to help my neighbors.

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Lorraine Revelle

Director - Term Expires March 2023

Lorraine is a  Texas native and Real Estate veteran with Ebby Halliday Realtors of 17 years. Some of her community service and leadership rolls over the past few years include:

  • Founder of Canyon Cares – a non-profit assisting with urgent needs and necessities of families

  • One of the original founders of the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra in The Woodlands,Texas

  • Past President of the CCCIA -  Community association of over 300 members

  • Past President of Coal Creek Canyon Chamber of Commerce

  • A coordinator for Firewheel Farms 2 events committee

Lorraine is married to John, a retired Army Colonel, mother to 6 incredible children, grandmother to 6 delightful grandchildren, and Mommy to 2 of the cutest Carin terriers. She loves skiing, gardening, Pilates, weight training, swimming and DIY projects.

Lorraine graduated from college with a degree in advertising, marketing and public relations.

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Chuck Lundin

Director - Term Expires March 2022

Charles “Chuck” Lundin grew up in University Park and Dallas TX, Graduated from UT Arlington and earned an MBA from the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management specializing in Management Information Systems. Chuck worked at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in systems and operations, Contractor for Collins Radio, and Texas Instruments in Corporate Systems. Chuck was a supervisor at Texas Instruments and completed a MBA. After graduation he started his own technical training and consulting business which he operated successfully for 12 years until 9/11/2001 when he began teaching Computer Sciences at Richland College and at Collin College.
Chuck was a Scout Master in Richardson TX for 20 years and attended adult training that included the completion of the Wood Badge leadership training. He was called back to serve in leadership training capacity with the program later and volunteered to conduct national leadership training for older scouts at Golden Acorn week-long training camps. Chuck served in leadership role in a church sponsored singles club and was elected to role of President in the 250 member organization. This is where he met his wife Liz.   After moving to Garland, he was elected to the School Board at Good Shepherd Catholic school and was also appointed to the Parish Finance Council.
Chuck volunteered and was elected a director for Firewheel Farms No. 2 in 2006 and has worked with three presidents (Karen Wydra, Russell Dickson, and Charlie Johnson). He served continuously until 2019 when he chose to step aside to make room for a new director (Lorraine Revelle was elected).  Chuck stepped up again to serve to complete the term of Steve Tharp following his resignation. During his time as director, Chuck worked with the Board of Directors to promote community events, establish collection policies, redesign the association’s website in 2007 (undergoing revision now by Lorraine Revelle), redesigned the association’s chart of accounts, guided the implementation of an online accounting service so that all directors and officers could conveniently see financial status, improved budgeting, encouraged association membership with the CAI (Community Association Institute -  a professional organization for home owners associations), implemented methods to collect assessment fees online to simplify the annual process, helped guide establishment of Officers different from Directors, helped develop proposals for improving the association’s CCRs, and oversaw submission of required financial and organizational reports to the State of Texas and to the IRS.  
During his time with Firewheel, Chuck and Liz’s three kids graduated from Garland ISD and went on to college, then one to the Army as a Medic, and one to the Navy in Communications, and the youngest studying advanced programming after graduating in Computer Science with a minor in Math.  Chuck also volunteers with an international charitable organization known as St. Vincent de Paul to help needy and homeless people.
Chuck’s experience working with Firewheel led him to complete an Associate Degree in Real Estate at Collin College in 2020. He plans to take the Texas Real Estate exam this year.

 

2020 - 2021 Officers

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D'Ann Linwood

Vice President

My name is D’Ann Linwood, I have lived in Firewheel for 21 years with my husband Byron and we are both native Texans.  We raised our family in Garland.  We have two boys Adam, wife Samantha granddaughter Nyla and grandson Myles, Adrian, wife Kasey grandson Michael and Matthew will be here in September 2020.


I am currently an Educational Diagnostician with Garland ISD and have my own Real Estate practice, Linwood Realty.  I enjoy playing soccer and riding horses as well as spending a lot of time with my grandchildren.  I am very active in the Garland area and our neighborhood.  I feel that the Firewheel area is the best place to live in Garland and happy to volunteer to serve on the Board. 

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Lori Larson

Secretary

Hello, I’m Lori Larson. My husband Paul and our teen daughter have lived in this beautiful neighborhood since 2003. A few years ago I was a part-time assistant bookkeeper for our HOA. In 2019 I was invited to be on the HOA’s social committee, planning events.  I have been an Administrative Assistant in various offices for over 20 years and enjoy that type of work. I am also a Notary Public. I look forward to serving as the Secretary.

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Barbara McCoy

Treasurer

Barbara has called firewheel her home for 24 years. She has raised two boys, Kevin and Charles, with her husband right here.


She was an engineer for many years and then became a teacher to be home with her kids.


She has two dogs Levi and Josey and loves to walk and run.