Doug Tulloch, Alexandria Bay, NY, consults part time on commercial construction projects. Full time River Rat and river photographer. Founder of the 1000 Islands River Santa Festival. Founder of the Park City, Utah Turkey Drive. Founder/Co-Chair of the 1000 Islands Charity Poker Run.
Bobby Cantwell, Clayton, NY. Owner – VP at OVIA Insurance Agencies and a true River Rat. Town of Clayton Councilman, Thousand Islands Central School District Board Member, 1000 Islands Emergency Rescue Service Capital Campaign Committee, Co-Chair of the 1000 Islands Charity Poker Run.
Meredith Fox, Clayton, NY. Business Development Officer at Watertown Savings Bank. Has a great love of the River and happy to call this place my home. Sits on the Board of Directors for the Clayton Chamber of Commerce and Clayton Youth Commission. Modified lacrosse coach at Thousand Islands Central School.
Bob Briggs. Pulaski/Alexandria Bay, NY. Bob is a Full Time Mechanic. He’s also a Part Time audio engineer and Lighting designer. Like many he’s also a Full time river rat.
Tom Cheney. Watertown/Clayton, NY. Owner/Operator of Cheney Tire. Tom’s a life long River Rat. “My grandmother was born and raised in Clayton. I have been going to Clayton since I was 3 weeks old –driving boats with my dad at the age of 5 and bought my first boat when I was 11 . Today my passion in life is driving my boats on the River and selling Tires…!!!!!”
Don Lingenfelter [aka – Link] Clayton. “Many years ago I had the pleasure of bringing the first boat Poker Run to Clayton working with Bill Taylor. I am a past president of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce and still serve on the board of directors. Worked at the N.Y. Airbrake, Stratopower aerospace. I have hydraulic pumps in outer space. We own K’s Motel in the beautiful 1000 Islands.”
Brian Jones, Clayton,NY. Architect and Partner at Aubertine and Currier who has designed numerous projects on the river. Having an appreciation of all things “River”, Brian spends as much time as possible on the river. Co-chair of the Town/Village of Clayton Planning Board. River Rat Triathlon past committee member. Knights of Columbus trustee.
Brian Hudon, Alexandria Bay,NY. School Teacher at Alexandria Central. Varsity Girls Hockey Coach.(State Champions 2016) Volunteer Fire Fighter for Alexandria Bay. River Santa Volunteer, part-time farmer, full-time dad.
Kassandra Kittle, Clayton,NY. Account Executive at WWTI/ABC 50. Board member of TIPAF. Co-Chair Clayton Christmas Parade.
Alex Buduson, Clayton,NY. Events Coordinator/Administrative Assistant at the Clayton Chamber of Commerce. Treasurer & Steering Committee Member of Thousand Islands Young Leaders Organization. Treasurer & Board Member of Clayton Improvement Association. Co-Chair of the Clayton Christmas Parade
Julie Garnsey, Clayton. Executive Director, Clayton Opera House. Member Thousand Islands Museum Board, Clayton Chamber of Commerce Board and Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service Board. Plays clarinet with the Clayton Community Band and volunteers at many community events. Julie loves being on the River as much as possible whether it is fishing or cruising.
Court Rutherford, CNY and Alexandria Bay. VP Sales & Engineering, TAG Mechanical Systems, Inc, 3rd Generation 1000 Islands River Rat, Court has rental properties in A-Bay, Central New York & Florida Gulf coast. He is a Former Fire Chief, HazMat Coordinator, Master Scuba Diver. (35 years) and served on town planning board for 8 years. Court and his wife are avid 12 month boaters.
Jeff Morgan, Rochester, NY. Jeff was born in Belleville, ON, Canada and spent his entire life on the River, growing up in Ivy Lea in the Thousand Islands. Jeff is a manager at Mercedes-Benz of Rochester. He is father to twin 13-year-olds who also love boating and participating in Poker Runs. Jeff has been running in Poker Runs for the last 18 years straight, and currently owns a 42’ Fountain named “Captain Morgan”.
Richard Thomson, Alexandria Bay, NY, is the father of four beautiful healthy children residing on the pristine Saint Lawrence River. He is a board member for over a decade with the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association and past chairman of the Ducks Unlimited 1000 Islands Sponsorship Dinner for as long as he could walk. Rick is past President of the Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce and present board director. He’s a committee member of several local community events. Rick is a past local coordinator in Alexandria Bay for Poker Runs America. Rick was owner of Pine Tree Point resort until its sale in 2014. He is Co-owner Captain Thomson’s Resort in Alexandria Bay, New York as well as owner/operator of several retail & rental properties in downtown Alexandria Bay.
Ken Lalonde of Ontario, NY and Alexandria Bay
Brian Willix of Alexandria Bay
Mark Hodge of Clayton
Captain Jake VanReenen of Clayton
. . . . as well as others helping as their time allows. The committee is seeking volunteers from this community as event planning progresses. This event is intended to draw the ENTIRE community together in a spirit of giving to participate in a group effort.