I am from Detroit, Michigan and in October of last year, my wife Joeie and I became full time residents of Colony Cove. We have three adult children and two beautiful grandchildren. Most of my working career was spent in law enforcement and I retired as Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety. After retirement I spent two years as Director/Associate Dean at Macomb Community College. I also served as the County Administrator for Emmet County Michigan.
Victoria, while originally from New York City, spent the majority of her life in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. She’s a first-generation Ukrainian on her father’s side.
She married Greg Firmbach in 2010 and together, they have five children. Their children live in Pennsylvania, Montana, New Hampshire and one right here in Parrish, Florida. They also have 13 grandchildren together, 5 boys and 8 girls. Their oldest grandchild just graduated college and the youngest is 3. They love seeing and spending quality time with them.
Victoria is an information technology professional and has filled positions such as web architect, webmaster, manager, and senior application engineer during her 20+ years in the IT field. She also worked as an Executive Director of a communications company as well as a manager in various other companies. She’s also owned and operated her own IT company for seven years. Victoria has a varied background in both soft skills as well as technical skills. Her educational background includes college, technical schools, and numerous technology-focused certification courses. She’s a jack of all trades when it comes to Information technology. Her qualifications include network cabling, PC and server configuration, website design/development, content management system design/development/management, and telecommunications. She also has a very full scope of expertise in applications including financial packages, graphics design, desktop publishing, and portal technologies.
Last year was the first year that she served on the HOA board as a director. Her core tasks were content management of the website and Facebook site for the HOA as well as the setup of email addresses. She’s also provided technical expertise in laptop, application related issues, and has suggested/acquired software to meet the needs of the HOA. Victoria’s biggest accomplishment this year has been the redesign of the website to make it more user-friendly and has implemented multiple new features/enhancements for the benefit of our residents.
Victoria’s first year as an HOA board member has been an enlightening experience. She’s learned a lot about how an HOA runs as well as what the rules, regulations, and Florida statutes lay out as far as what can/cannot be done by an HOA. She believes that they’ve accomplished much this past year, but is ready to get started on the work that still needs to be done.
I was born in Toledo Ohio and joined the U.S. Navy and served as an electrician. General Motors was my employer for the next 30 years. My higher education includes, Associates in electrical engineering, Associates Mechanical engineering, Bachelor of Art in Organizational development, and Master of Education. After retirement I contracted with Ohio Board of Regents and worked on development of a curriculum for entry level higher education courses for high school students to receive college credits.
I am from Oklahoma and have lived in Colony Cove for three years. I enjoy and value this community, I have great people skills and work well with others.
I was born and raised in a small town in Ohio. I attended college for a year and a half and then began my career working in the accounting and payroll departments of a supermarket chain for 24 years. When we retired and moved to Florida 24 years ago I decided that I wasn't ready to be retired. I began working at Parrish UMC and am still there as records coordinator and assistant treasurer.
I have been active in Colony Cove since we came here in 1999. I was Commodore of the Boat Club, Secretary and President of the North Association and have been Vice President and President of the HOA. I feel that I will bring much needed history and experience to the Board if I am elected.
I have lived in Colony Cove for 6 1/2 years. I am married to Norman and we have been married for 30 years. I recently retired as a women's Health Nurse Practitioner. I have practiced in my field for 25 years and have the tools for assessing many problems and formulate plans to make good decisions, I held a position as H.O.A. President at River Bay Townhomes where we resided for 9 years.
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