LAMCOS OFFICERS



Bobby Harris

President - LAMCOS Board

Bobby came to Medina Lake on his first date with his wife Patty on Easter Sunday, 1983. He not only fell in love with Patty but also with Medina Lake and the Hill Country of Bandera County. They married in August of 1983 and became weekend residents of Medina Lake. They purchased their property in Lakewood Estates in 1997 and became full time residents in 1999. Bobby has a varied background in residential land, commercial construction, retail sales and food service business. Bobby is the current Bandera County Commissioner of Precinct #2. Bobby is also President of the Medina River Protection Fund, Inc.




Karen Ripley

Vice President - LAMCOS Board

Karen Ripley is Vice President of the Lake Medina Conservation Society. As a long term resident of Lakehills she first fell in love with Medina Lake as a Mariner Girl Scout learning to sail at Bob's Cove. She is the Broker/Owner of the award winning Karen Ripley Real Estate Brokerage serving the needs of her neighbors since 1992. Actively involved in her community she currently serves as Vice President of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District and as Director on numerous boards including the Bandera County Board of REALTORS, the Frontier Times Museum and the Medina River Protection Fund. Ripley's environmental interests include founding of the San Antonio Sustainable Building Coalition and she currently serves on the Utilities Sub Committee for the Natural Resources Committee of the Texas Association of REALTORS. She was instrumental in founding the Lakehills Boys and Girls Club and the Medina Lake Clean Up as well as the Medina Lake Second Line Dancers. She co-authored the "Images of America - Medina Lake" book and helped create the traveling exhibit for Medina Lake during its Centennial Celebration in 2012. Still an avid sailor, Ripley has sailed from Galveston to Australia with two other sailors aboard a 42 foot Carter OneTon Sailboat. Ripley served on the Girl Scout Centennial History Committee in 2012 and continues to work in support of scouting by teaching water safety and sailing to Girl Scouts.




Sharon Sloan

Secretary- LAMCOS Board

Sharon Sloan and her husband, Don Sloan, have two children and a grandson who are also residents of Bandera County. Prior to moving full time to Medina Lake the family lived in El Lago, Seabrook, TX. “We bought a lake house here in 1980 because we love the beauty of the lake, the hill country, and skiing and boating.”

Sharon is a founding member of the Medina River Protection Fund, Inc. and serves as the Board Secretary.

Sharon retired from 29 years at 3M in 2002. Her career at 3M started in pharmaceutical sales and progressed to National Sales Manager for the Consumer Health Care Group. Prior to that she graduated from University of Houston with a BS degree in chemistry and had worked at Baylor College of Medicine in the Lipid Research department for 3 years.




Don Sloan

Treasurer - LAMCOS Board

Don Sloan has been a full time Bandera County resident since retirement in 1998 and has owned a house on Medina Lake since 1980. He graduated from Texas A & I University (now Texas A & M Kingsville) with a BA degree in Psychology and Biology.

Don started his career at Shell Chemical Corporation, Technical Division. After four years at Shell he was employed by Garratt-Callahan Company until he retired after 29 years of service, 22 of those years in management. During this time he worked in industrial, commercial and institutional water treatment. Areas of work included water treatment for steam boilers, cooling towers, potable water, wastewater, and closed loop systems.

Don is the President of the Board of Directors of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District. He is also on the Founding Committee of the Medina River Protection Fund, Inc. and serves as the treasurer. The Medina River Protection Fund, Inc conducts the Medina River Cleanup the first Saturday of May each year.




Ed Eades

Member at Large - LAMCOS Board

Ed says he is a yankee since he was born and raised in Fort Worth. He first saw Medina Lake from the air when he was a student pilot at Laredo Air Force Base. His first visit to the lake was when he and several of his fellow hot pilots made a trip up from Laredo to attend the Bandera Stomp; they all ended up getting a free tour of the historical building that is presently the office for the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District. At that time cows were grazing on the river bottom. He never believed he would want to live here then.

But then after bouncing around the world in garden spots like Korea, Japan, and Vietnam he was sent to San Antonio. By that time his love for the water and boats almost equaled his love for airplanes and flying. Since a very early age Ed had dreamed of living on a lake. He bought a lot on Canyon Lake, but found it to be too far, too crowded, and not his style. He then rented a home in Mico until he found a place in 1977.He then built a home and then became a permanent resident in 1983.

After retiring from the Air Force, Ed was a professor and department chairman at Saint Philip's College for 15 years and then retired again. After he served as president of the Mico Fire Department for three years, he began remodeling houses as a hobby. That hobby grew into a small business which keeps him busy.

Ed and his wife Mary Lou (a real yankee-from Chicago) really enjoy the lake area and the strong individualistic lifestyles of all the folks around THE LAKE.




Henry Bussey

Member at Large - LAMCOS Board

Henry Bussey grew up near the coast in Southeastern Georgia and graduated from pharmacy school at the University of Georgia before coming out to San Antonio in 1975-78 for additional education and training at UTHSC. Two classmates introduced him to Floores Country Store, canoeing the Medina & Guadalupe Rivers, and fishing Medina Lake. Later he taught his 3 children to water ski on Lake Medina. Henry and Debby’s son, Hank, later bought his own boat. Whenever the family was on the lake together, Hank would always remind Henry of a “promise” that Hank claimed Henry had once made. That promise was that if Hank would buy a boat, then Henry and Debby would buy a place at the Lake. Of course Henry never remembered every making such a promise, but in 1997, after the kids were grown, Henry and wife Debby bought some land on the lake and became a “3 chain saw family” as they cut and burned the cedar off the land. A friend then built a house that Debby had designed and they moved in as permanent residents in Dec., 2000.



Scott Solcher

Member at Large - LAMCOS Board

Scott Solcher was born in San Antonio, Tx in 1946. He attended and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and Texas State University, San Marcos. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. At 21 he moved to Houston where he lived for 30 years. He sold packaging equipment in a territory that included Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi for 26 years retiring in November 2012.

Scott and his wife, Phyllis, moved to Medina Lake in 2011. Their home is located in the Bluff Cove Subdivision on Devil’s Kitchen Cove, Mico, Texas.

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