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.
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.
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.
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 Business Manager for Meyer’s RV Superstores. He is father to twin 14-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 2.0”.
Ken Lalonde, Ontario, NY & Alexandria Bay. President of Five Star Tool Company.
Renee Lalonde, Ontario NY & Alexandria Bay.
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.”
Kassandra Kittle, Clayton,NY. Account Executive at WWTI/ABC 50. Board member of TIPAF. Co-Chair 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.
. . . . 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.