Board of directors
Susan originally lived in the UK working in accounting and administration in the commercial sector of computer and associated products for large corporations. She moved to Florida with her family in 1999, and established her firm, Harding, Bell International, Inc. representing domestic and international clients. Susan and her husband Alan have two sons one of whom experiences disabilities. Susan is past president of Noah’s Ark of Central Florida, a nonprofit that advocates on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities.
Scott is a Lakeland native and a 15+ year commercial banker, having worked with some of the best bankers in the local markets. Scott is currently Vice President at CenterState Bank, and is responsible for a business loan and deposit portfolio in Plant City and surrounding communities. His responsibilities include business development, servicing and monitoring existing relationships, and community engagement. Community service includes past treasurer of Noah’s Ark of Central Florida, current member of Rotary Club of Plant City, prior member and past president of Kiwanis Club of Lakeland, and prior board member and past president/treasurer of Explorations V Children’s Museum.
David holds degrees from The Ohio State University, the University of Saint Francis and the University of Toledo. He taught at several colleges while serving in leadership positions in major school districts across four states. Inherent in those roles was the development of transition and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. He was involved in the design, construction and occupancy of private homes and school facilities across those same states. He and his wife, Linda, are the proud parents of two daughters, one of whom has special needs.
Gail has lived in Florida since 1970 and in Lakeland since 2002. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida. Gail has dreamed of living in an intentional community for decades, and in 2015 began an earnest effort to discover how the most successful cohousing communities were created. Gail has visited over 20 cohousing communities throughout the U.S., attended and presented at regional and national conferences and workshops. She founded the cohousing organization Friends and Neighbors LLC in 2017.