SARPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 2020-2021
Interim President – Wendy Caucutt
Wendy joined SARPA in 2018 and moved onto Summit Ave in 2008. She helps to coordinate a volunteer program which puts college students into the classrooms at Ramsey Middle School (1700 Summit Ave) and is concerned with pedestrian issues in the neighborhood which affect all students.
Treasurer – Francis Luikart
Francis has been a board member since 2008 and was elected Treasurer in 2013. He has also been a member of the Rotary Club of Saint Paul for 36 years. A CPA by background, he owned and operated boat manufacturing companies for over 20 years. He lives on Summit Avenue with his wife and daughter.
Secretary – Katherine Cairns
Katherine is a 36 year resident and property owner at 1894 Summit Ave. Ms Cairns is a health care consultant working with physician organizations and non-profit organizations. She has a masters degree in public health from the University of Minnesota and a masters in business administration from the University of St. Thomas. Katherine also serves as a SARPA representative on the West Summit Neighborhood Advisory Committee (WSNAC) at the University of St. Thomas.
Tom was part of the group that worked to create SARPA and was a member of its first board of directors. He rejoined the board several years ago. Tom moved into the Ramsey Hill neighborhood in 1978 and has lived on Summit Avenue for over thirty years. He has a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Minnesota and practiced law for forty years. He is now retired.
Harry has been a SARPA board member since 2008. He is an attorney and is especially interested in assuring that changes in zoning and other regulations continue to assure the beauty and interest of Summit Avenue.
Carolyn has been a SARPA member since 2009. She served as secretary from 2009-2013, and president from 2015-2019. In addition to her community activities, Carolyn operates a boutique public relations practice, CW Marketing & Communications. Her favorite event on Summit Avenue is the biennial Garden Stroll. She has lived on Summit since 2002 with her husband, Daniel McGrath, and two children. Since they moved on to Summit Ave, Carolyn has enjoyed learning the history of the avenue and the bootlegging history of their house.
J. Gray Quale
Gray is a new addition to SARPA, joining in June 2020. He serves as SARPA's Historic Consultant in digital outreach, research, and marketing. A 2019 St. Olaf College Graduate, Gray loves history and getting involved in community projects. While he does not live on Summit Avenue Gray makes up for it with his historical knowledge gained from working at the James J. Hill House.