President – Thomas Darling
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.

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 over 40 years. A CPA by background, he owned and operated boat manufacturing companies for over 20 years. He lives on Summit Avenue with his wife, Sharon.

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.

Board Members

Harry Walsh
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.

Bob Muschewske
Bob joined the board in February of 2023. He served as a management consultant for over 40 years with three international management consulting firms. His consulting speciality was CEO succssion and board evaluation. His wife, Leaetta Hough, has lived on Summit Avenue for 43 years. Soon after their marriage in 2009, they formed the Clarence Johnston Society honoring the turn-of-the-century architect who designed over 40 homes on Summit Ave. Bob has served on the boards of Ramsey County Historical Society, Public Arts Saint Paul, and as President of the Saint Paul Camera Club.