BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Karen MacDowell

Karen MacDowell

President

Karen was elected to the Board in May 2017. She has lived in South Riding with her husband since 2008.  She is a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, and a graduate of the University of Virginia. She’s been involved in real estate for most of her working career, initially as a realtor then with local title companies.  In 2016, she started her own bookkeeping firm, continuing to work with local title companies and handling the needs of area small businesses.  She worked with her South Riding neighbors on the Community Standards Committee for about 4 years prior to her election to the Board. Her experience in real estate and time as a South Riding resident have helped her appreciate what a special community South Riding is.   

 

Michael Hardin

Michael Hardin

Vice President


Michael was elected to the Board in May 2018.  As a US Navy Veteran with 10 years of service, he settled with his family in South Riding by building their first house here in 2009.  He has a background of 20+ years in IT with the military and public sector. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Technology, and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. With several years of experience working in complex work environments, he has the knowledge and skill set to work with our diverse community to keep South Riding moving forward in a positive direction.

Steve Pasquale

Steve Pasquale

Secretary


Steve was elected to the Board in 2019.  A twenty year resident of South Riding, and native of New Jersey, Steve first came to the area to attend George Washington University.  It was during these years that he began what would become a 30-year career in the Restaurant and Hospitality industry, culminating in the opening of the South Riding Inn in 2001.  Steve has three children, works as a Marketing Associate for Sysco Foodservice, and is a Member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors.  He and his wife are active Members of Dulles Community Church, where he serves on the Production and Events Teams, and is grateful to have the opportunity to serve the Community and its Residents.

 

 

Kevin Ubelhart

Kevin Ubelhart

Treasurer

Kevin was elected to the Board in May 2015 and re-elected May 2018.  He previously served on the Board from May 2010 to May 2013 and on the Budget & Finance Committee from 2004 to 2010.  Kevin has lived in Northern Virginia most of his life and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.  Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant and owner of a small, local CPA firm.  He has many years of experience working with homeowner’s associations and nonprofit organizations.  He brings that experience to the Board to help the community maintain its sound financial status and to help the community adapt to changes and evolve as the surrounding area continues to grow.

 

Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Director

Gary was elected to the Board in May 2014. He along with his wife and three daughters moved to South Riding in 2004.  Prior to that he was born and raised in Colorado joining the Navy out of high school.  He has a B.S. and a M.B.A. He started volunteering on the Web and Tech Committee in 2008.  He fully believes South Riding is a wonderful place to live because of the great people who reside here and volunteer their time in the spirit of community and citizenship.

 

 

Kip Lowe

Kip Lowe

Director


Kip was elected to the Board in 2020 after serving the community for 2 years on the Community Standards Committee. As a native to Virginia, he grew up in Reston and has spent most of his life in the Northern Virginia area.  He and his wife have 2 daughters, 11 and 9. The family has proudly called South Riding home for eleven years, and plan to be here for many more. He studied Marketing at Virginia State University and has worked in Sales, and Security & Installation Operations for over 20 years.  In his various work roles, he prides himself on strong project management and negotiation skills and brings many years of customer service and consensus generation to the table. Being a member of the HOA Board will allow him to work for the betterment and protection of our property values and the safety of our neighbors.

 

Pat Himes

Pat Himes

Director

Pat was elected to the Board in 2019. He is a proud father to Katie, husband of over 20 years to Anna, a member of the Corpus Christi Parish and a long-time South Riding resident. Pat proudly served 12 years in the U.S. Navy. He has a B.S. and M.B.A. and specializes in cyber security. Pat has volunteered with South Riding in the following:

  • Website & Technology Committee: Active member for over 10 years, serving as vice-chairperson at various times.
  • Community Standards Committee: Active member for 4 years serving as the Chair his last two years.
  • Master of Ceremony: Trivia and Bingo nights, Cornhole tournaments and he’s a big hit at the annual volunteer party.

    Paving our Pathway to Success

    A tradition of honoring Board of Directors members who have served the community for one full term or more was established in 2015, South Riding’s 20th anniversary. A brick inscribed with the name and term of each past member is designed and placed in our memorial around the gazebo located behind South Riding Center  (42420 Unicorn Drive).

    This tribute recognizes their commitment to making South Riding the most desirable place to live in Northern Virginia.

    To date the following individuals have bricks dedicated in their honor on our Pathway to Success:

    Ray Plzak
    1998-2002
    Don Dei
    2000-2004
    Cheryl Bacak
    2003-2005
    Jeff Salmon
    2003-2015
    Suresh Narasimhan
    2004-2007
    Stephanie Smith 
    2005-2008
    Lisa Freeman
    2006-2008
    Craig Garant
    2006-2011
    Jeff Morse
    2006-2010
    Ken Walsh
    2007-2010
    Nicole Pilkus
    2008-2012
    Kevin Turner
    2008-2017
    Kevin Ubelhart
    2010-2013
    Ted Lange
    2011-2017
    Scott Fisher
    2012-2018
    Meggan Walker
    2013-2019
    Ram Kuppuswami
    2013
    Estee LaClare
    2014-2019