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WHO WE ARE

Our homeowners are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of members through a number of community services. Founded in 1993, we strive to implement effective leadership and go the extra mile to ensure your experience with us is pleasant and hassle-free. Call us today for more information, and to find out how to get involved.

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Crooked Creek HOA Board

OUR HOA BOARD

Here to Enhance Your Experience

If you’re looking for a well maintained neighborhood, Crooked Creek is your answer. Our team has earned a great reputation for actively contributing to our community’s growth. From providing property maintenance services to organizing events for members, we’re always working hard to keep our members satisfied. Get to know our leadership team and find out what we can do for you today.

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Amber Collins

Property Maintenance Expert, CAM, On-site Manager

Amber is the Property Manager Expert of Crooked Creek HOA  — here to oversee community activities and services. Laura is committed to providing members with anything they need in order to have a comfortable and pleasant living experience in our community.

Craig McDonnell

President

Here to serve our community, Craig is AVP of IT Operations & Cloud CoE at Cox Communications. Craig is responsible for IT Operation's enterprise platforms, infrastructure, cloud technologies and operations. He has over 25 years as an Software Engineering and IT professional.  In 2022, Craig served as the Crooked Creek HOA Treasurer, and was elected to serve as President in January 2023.   

Craig's hobbies include skiing, golf, biking, driving, software technologies, gardening and home projects. As the father of Casey, Wayde, Logan, Aspen, Meredith, and grandfather of Atticus, he finds family time is the most important.

Craig believes the HOA Board of Directors serves to support unity, strong financial and management policies.  Most of all the HOA Board represents the community.  We are here to enable the Crooked Creek community to be the best Family Community in Milton. 

 

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Nancy Shmays

Treasurer

Nancy Shmays is a CPA who has been the CFO for J. Christopher’s and Reveille Café Restaurants for 26 years. She received her Bachelors in Business from GCSU and her MBA from Kennesaw State University. Nancy and her twins, Kaylee and Tucker, have lived in CC since 2009. She lives on Greenview Terrace and is active in tennis, gardening, and outdoor activities.
 

Nancy would bring exceptional financial skills to a new Board of Directors and is committed to doing all that is necessary to better manage the HOA’s current financial challenges. She believes in transparency, collaboration and is committed to significantly improving homeowner awareness with Board decisions.

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Matt Hunter

Secretary 

Matt is an engaged, proactive, and inclusive member of the Milton community. He is heavily involved in youth sports; organizing and coaching baseball, basketball, and football for the oldest of his two young boys (the youngest is not far behind!). Matt is an active member of City Church, where he serves on the connections team.

 

With 15+ years of experience in sales and project management, he has learned how to best engage large groups of people with diverse and conflicting opinions and foster a sense of unity. For fun he and his family enjoy playing golf, tennis, pickleball, etc, and can typically be found at the neighborhood pool during the summer. Matt considers himself fortunate to live in such a family-oriented community, and is humbled to serve his neighbors in this role.

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Pablo A Rivas

Vice President

Pablo and Lisa settled into Crooked Creek in 2013 after a long career full of relocations. In 2021, Pablo decided to retire from the aluminum industry after working for the two industry leaders, Alcoa and Novelis. He held many leadership positions with his most recent role as Country CFO of Novelis’ China operations. Pablo received his Master’s in Global Supply Chain Management from Kelly Business School at Indiana University, an undergrad in Accounting from Towson University, and held an active CPA
license for over 30 years. He also received a Six Sigma Black Belt certification after running many business data driven problem solving projects.


Pablo and Lisa love to spend their free time traveling around the world as well as domestically visiting their three children, Crystal, Michael, and Elise. They are blessed with six grandchildren, Ella, Grace, Landon, Clay, Connor, and Emmett. When not on the road, you will find Pablo honing his tennis or golf skills on our tennis courts or at the Iron Horse Golf Club.
 

Pablo has always been passionate about assisting in solving

problems, and views his new Crooked Creek Director role as another great opportunity. Pablo and Lisa have no plans in leaving our great community and want to help drive unity, financial stability, and make Crooked Creek one of the best communities in
Milton.

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Laura Wysong

Director - Member at Large

Laura Wysong and her husband, Mike have lived in Crooked Creek for 26 years. Laura is the CEO and Founder of Tranzhalo, a technology company developing hardware and software solutions for the Transportation industry. Prior to her entrepreneurial ventures, Laura managed consulting operations for Ernst & Young and Deloitte as well as technology operations for several Fortune 500 corporations.


She received her undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA in Finance from the University of Denver. Laura has been actively involved in Crooked Creek and the City of Milton for several years. She was President of the Crooked Creek HOA Board when the community approved our Amenities Project. She also served on the Government Affairs, Gating and Road Committees. She is committed to helping
Crooked Creek remain one of the best neighborhoods to live in North Fulton. She has dedicated her volunteer time championing efforts for City of Milton residents. Prior to the City’s founding, she was a member of the Bethany Area Resident’s Association helping create the Highway 9 Overlay District. In 2013, Laura was appointed to the Design Review Board and served as the Chairman for four years. In 2022, she was appointed to the Planning Commission and currently serves as a Commissioner. Her business and City experience can provide valuable insights for our Crooked Creek HOA Board and our residents.

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Tim Haak

Director - Member at Large

Tim Haak and his wife Kristin have called Crooked Creek their home for more than 18 years when they moved their young family here from Pittsburgh. They quickly got involved in the neighborhood tennis leagues and their four daughters quickly took to the water, swimming every summer for the
Crooked Creek Crocodiles for more than a decade. Tim took great pride in coaching his daughters’ recreational soccer teams and celebrating the occasional victories. 

 

Their daughters have since graduated (one Bulldog and three Yellow Jackets) but have fond memories of growing up in Crooked Creek and participating in many events with their friends such as watching the fireworks every Fourth of July, hunting for Easter Eggs, trick or treating, and participating in summer tennis camps. With more time on his hands Tim has taken up golf at our neighborhood Iron Horse Club and has lots of room for improvement. Tim believes Crooked Creek is a special place to raise a family and he’s delighted to have
so many young families moving into our community. One of his primary goals as an HOA Board member is to help foster the same unity, harmony, and collegiality that he and his family have experienced from their friends and neighbors, while ensuring sound financial footing for many years to come.

 

Tim graduated from Penn State with a BS in Finance and earned an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He started his professional career at Goldman Sachs & Co, then spent many years working for McGraw Hill, and currently works as a Vice President of University Partnerships for Keypath Education where he helps universities develop and market online degree programs.

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Sam Newcomer

Director - Member at Large

Sam Newcomer is currently a Sr. Manager, Project and Sales for Meritor – leading the US Electric Commercial Vehicle business recently acquired from Siemens.  He received his Mechanical Engineering degree from The Ohio State University and has worked in Engineering and Project Management for over 30 years.  Sam has also served on the board of a local non-profit organization for over 5 years.

Sam and his wife, Ana, are 15 year residents of Crooked Creek.  They have appreciated the wonderful neighborhood of Crooked Creek - the community feel and amazing amenities - in raising their two children, who have been active in the Swim and Tennis programs. In his free time, Sam enjoys skiing, biking, kayaking on the Chattahoochee, along with playing tennis on the Crooked Creek courts.

Sam is honored to be on the Crooked Creek HOA board and committed to ensure continued progress and growth of the neighborhood, in a fiscally responsible manner that is beneficial to all Crooked Creek homeowners.

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Things to know about Crooked Creek

Crooked Creek was developed in the mid-1990’s; a gated community of 640 homes in Milton, Georgia, which is located in North Fulton county. It is built around an 18 hole golf course.

Gating

  • Main entrance Gate House staffed 24/7 for homeowners, guests and vendors

  • Rear entrance with electronic only access for homeowners and guests

  • Approximately 7 miles of private roads managed through the Road Committee

 

Clubhouse

  • Large event hall with capacity for 150 people with built-in audio and projection system

  • Catering kitchen and bar

  • Children’s playroom

  • Adjoining covered terrace with fireplace

  • Separate conference room

  • HOA office

 

Tennis

  • 11 tennis courts

  • Large tennis pavilion

  • Active tennis community managed by Silvia Tennis Academy

Swim

  • Junior Olympic pool

  • Wade pool with slide

  • Active swim team

Golf  (Separate entity, not included in the HOA)

  • Located within the community; private memberships available

  • Par 72 Mike Riley design that plays to 6,960 yards

  • Offers a variety of practice facilities

Governing Body

  • Managed by Heritage Property Management Services, Inc.

  • Onsite property manager located in office inside the Clubhouse

  • Board of Directors is comprised of between 5 – 7 members

  • Governing documents include Covenants, Bylaws and Design Guidelines

  • Committees include:

    • Architectural Review

    • Tennis

    • Swim

    • Road

    • Social

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