HWRC 2017 Board Member Election… Candidate Bios

**Please note votes will be counted at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. If you did not receive your ballot by email, please email Lori at secretary@hwrc.club.

**Votes may be dropped off in the envelope at the front door of the clubhouse, a Board Member’s house, or at the Annual Meeting.



Michelle Hendel

Hi, I’m Michelle Hendel and I have served as your President these last 2 years here at Hills West Recreation Club. My husband and I moved to the Tri-Cities November 1994 and we have been HWRC members since 2006. I have 2 boys – Nicholas 21 and Logan 17 (11th Grade – RHS). My husband, Brian, works for Energy Northwest. I am running again for the President position of the HWRC Board. These last 2 years have just flown by! Lots of positive things have been happening for HWRC and I would like to see what other great things we can get accomplished here at our club over the next 2 years. Thank You.


Cecilia Garza

My name is Cecilia Garza, we’ve lived in Hills West going on four years now. I have a background in Criminal Justice, Counseling and Education. I have experience working with diverse populations in many social service programs, as well as law enforcement. Currently, I am a substitute teacher for the Richland School District and SAHM.
What I would bring to the board is the management of records aspect, plus attention to detail.
I live directly across the street from the Rec club which is very convenient for meetings and/or working with members. We take pride in our Hills West Rec club and it would be a great way for me to serve our community.

Greg Myer

Grey Myer is an integration Manager for Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS). At work, he strives to promote successful outcomes for all parties needing manpower and resources. At home, his passion is being with family and enjoying as much quality time together as possible. He really enjoys working on the house and doing renovation projects, and being a perfectionist keeps it a hobby instead of a profession! Greg and his wife Anne have been married for almost 20 years. Greg has 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters. Greg and has lived in the Hills West subdivision for 4 years and has been with the HWRC Board for 2 years and looks forward in serving in the same position if elected.



Gloria Bottenus

My name is Gloria Bottenus and am running for the Treasurer position.  My husband and I have lived in the Hills West neighborhood for 26 years and belonged to the pool when our children were young. We rejoined the pool last year. I worked for an accounting firm for 13 years as the office manager and prior to that was the treasurer for Babe Ruth Baseball Association for three years and secretary for the Badger Mountain PTO.


Pool Manager

David Puzycki

Master Sergeant David J. Puzycki is currently serving as Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Radio Frequency Transmissions work center, 332 Air Expeditionary Wing/Expeditionary Communications Squadron, Undisclosed location. He is responsible for ensuring that the maintenance and operations of the Land Mobile Radio Network, Radio Frequency Kits, DKET Satellite Terminal and multiple other RF related items is completed effectively and efficiently. He is also the 332 Air Expeditionary Wing Top III Elected Sergeant at Arms. Dave balances work center training, personnel operations, work center planning and wing wide RF projects. Facilitating TMDE, safety, tools and support for multiple Air Force agencies throughout the Air Force Central Command Area Of Responsibility.

He is a motivated, personable Telecommunications professional with experience in multiple telecommunications and IT environments. Dave has a talent for quickly mastering technology – experience re-engineering radio programming and leading teams to complete multi-national missions. He is diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels. Communicated with, supervised and worked hand in hand with personnel from numerous countries to include Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Australia and Romania. He is accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential records with a demonstrated history of producing accurate, timely reports meeting and exceeding expected guidelines.

He is flexible and versatile – able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences. Dave thrives in deadline-driven environments. Excellent team-building and supervisory skills.


Lori Tinkler

Hello, my name is Lori Tinkler and it has been my pleasure to serve as HWRC Secretary for the past two years. I have lived in the Hills West area now for 15 years. My husband, Dan, works for Areva as an Engineer and we have two kids, Nicholas, age 12 and Alicia, age 8. Currently I am a SAHM, but before that I was a medical transcriptionist and I also have my B.S. in Business Management. I look forward to serving you as your Secretary for another term if elected. Thank you!


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