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.

Henry Bussey

Vice President - 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.

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.

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.

Rachel Mulherin

Member at Large - LAMCOS Board

Rachel Mulherin first experienced the Texas Hill Country as a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio studying Computer Science where she fell in love with the rolling hills and the beautiful clear water of Medina Lake. After growing up on the Gulf Coast with the flat lands and brown water, the hills and clear water were absolutely beautiful! As a student, Rachel held a co-op position at The Dow Chemical Company in Freeport Texas and upon graduation she was hired to implement the Microsoft Technology infrastructure globally for the company. Throughout her career she held various technical and leadership roles leading global teams spanning the US, Europe, India and China focused on designing and implementing manufacturing information systems with her last role as a SAP® Systems Architect at Dow. Rachel spent her limited “down-time” with family at their weekend home on Medina Lake. After a 25 year career of intense project work and global business travel, Rachel elected to retire early in 2013 from Dow Chemical to gain a better work / life balance that would allow her to spend more time with her husband and children at their newly built retirement home on Medina Lake. Soon afterwards she joined the Save Medina Lake committee effort that had newly formed with the goal of understanding why Medina Lake was drained dry while other lakes in the Hill Country were just low. After 5 years of work, the Save Medina Lake committee has brought pressure to the BMA (Bexar Medina Atascosa Water Control and Improvement District #1) to improve their management of the lake. During retirement from the corporate world, Rachel has been eager and excited to learn about water and how we in the Texas Hill Country can better protect and conserve our water. She is also spending more time gardening and running the hills to stay mentally and physically fit. Rachel is married to Michael Mulherin who also retired from The Dow Chemical Company in January 2017. They have 4 grown children and 1 grandchild and have made Medina Lake their full time home.

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