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2020-2021 Dallas Ski Club Officers & Directors:

Lynn Erickson

My life began in Minneapolis as a Teutonic – Viking with the nickname “Cyclone”. Apparently I whirled around quite a bit doing the hula hoop, cheerleading, pom-pom girl, ice-skating and playing softball. There are two contests I’ve never lost: hula hoop and “Sultan of the Swat” softball hitting! I loved school and was in student council, class officer, journalism and wrote a column called “Fashion Forecast” which led me to Teen Board. At the University of Minnesota I studied Liberal Arts Family Studies and Interior Design and was a princess in the winter celebration and also in the Miss Dayton Aquatennial contest.

When it was time to get a real job my friends told me I should be a stewardess! I had no idea what that was and I had never been on an airplane! I got three offers and pursued my favorite airline, Braniff International, where I had the time of my life flying all over the world for seven years! I flew PAC MAC bringing our troops out of Bien Hoa Vietnam. Remember the book “Coffee Tea or Me”? That is how my married life began! I had two wonderful sons who each have a beautiful wife and three kids! While I was being a mom I continued my education getting a BA in Psychology from UTD. Then an MA in Counseling Psychology from TWU. I was a therapist specializing in the treatment of abuse and published a game called “Survivors Therapy Game”. I love tennis and traveling!

I have loved being a trip leader with DSC and previously served on the Board and been Volunteer of the year hosting many DSC events. I look forward to serving on the Board these next years.
President Elect
Irving Reed

Irving was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and grew up in Louisiana and Mississippi. He graduated from Woodville High School in 1962, served in the USAF from 1963 to 1967, and graduated from Mississippi State University in 1970 with a degree in accounting. He moved to Texas to work for Price Waterhouse & Co. where he became a Certified Public Accountant. He has two grown sons and five grandchildren who all live in the DFW metroplex. He retired in 2013 and loves to travel and experience new adventures. He joined the Dallas Ski Club in 2013 and goes on as many ski trips as possible each year. Irving has served on the board as club Secretary for the last two years.
V.P. Trips
Gary Bush

Gary grew up in Cincinnati, OH. Going to college in Colorado got him interested in skiing which he has been doing on and off ever since. In the 80’s he moved to California, working in the data communications field. In the late 80’s he was transferred to Dallas where he has lived ever since. Currently and for the last 10 years he has been in the insurance industry.

In addition to skiing Gary enjoys travel, plays golf, squash, and a little tennis. He is also an avid tournament bridge player.
V.P. Membership
Vernell Shuey

As a native Texan, I was born and lived in Fredericksburg until I attended Texas Lutheran University where I received a B.S. in Education. I earned an M. A. in Counseling and became a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist while in Private Practice and worked at agencies as well as St Rita’s School. I continue to counsel now. Serving on multiple boards including UTD Children and Families and Texas Lutheran University I’m also actively serving on committees at King of Glory Lutheran Church.

Married to Charles Shuey M. Baylor Hospital Dallas, we raised our three children in University Park. I have 8 energetic Grandchildren. Having played tennis as a family we also enjoy other sports together including basketball, pickle ball, and water sports at my home on Lake Whitney. Snowbird in Utah has been our annual ski home as well as family vacations in Vail.

Dallas Ski Club has been very welcoming to me as I’ve enjoyed multiple trips. I look forward to being V. P. Of Membership!
V.P. Marketing
Bill Baillie

Bill grew up in upstate New York but headed to Florida for his college years. Upon finishing school he headed to Dallas and now calls himself a TEXAN.Growing up skiing in NY, Bill said he always had three sets of skis. One for snow, One for rocks, and One for ice. After spending his career in the Financial and High Technology world, Bill decided three years ago to work less and play more. Enter the Dallas ski club. "The trips (both ski and non-ski) are a great place to really learn what the club is all about as well as making new lifelong friends."
V.P. Happy Hours
Kim Downs

Kim joined the Dallas Ski Club in 2017. She grew up in Dallas, moved to California in 1975 and then moved back to Dallas in 1997 with her family. She is a retired elementary school teacher, though still teaches math and reading intervention part-time. She enjoys traveling, skiing, gardening, tennis and reading.
V.P. Activities
Anna Laczkowski

Anna is a long time member of the Dallas Ski Club and has enjoyed skiing for many years with family and friends.

As a new comer to Dallas in 2003, she found that the ski club was a wonderful way to meet fellow skiers and experience the many various ski resorts around the country and abroad. The monthly happy hours and social events also offered opportunities to make new friends and stay connected with old ones. She has been on the Board in various positions in the past and looks forward to serving as the Activities’s VP.

She enjoys spending time traveling, gardening and cheering for her grandchildren in all their athletic activities.
 V.P. Publications
Dorian Arledge

Dorian spent HS and college years learning to ski at Winter Park, Co with family and friends. Later, I had the opportunity to ski many other places in Colorado and ski runs in Lake Louise, Canada, Sol, Austria, Park City, Utah and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After more than 10 years off the slopes, I joined the Dallas Ski Club in 2018. My first trip was Beaver Creek. I did not know a sole and came away from that trip with 30 new friends!
Ski level - blue/black
Carol Brown

Carol Brown's Bio coming RSN
Jan Ward

Jan grew up on ranches in Del Rio and Marfa Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas, Austin she worked at TI. While working full time at TI she obtained a MBA from SMU. Then she took a job as SVP at Bank of America and eventually became a Management Consultant that required extensive traveling.

In addition to the Dallas Ski Club, Jan is currently involved with Kidney Texas, the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum, the Dallas Art Museum Guild, Aware, and the Aging Mind Foundation. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Plano Symphony, the Dallas Fort Worth Minority Business Council and Dallas Amigos de Ser. She is a past President of the Plano Newcomers Club, Les Femmes du Monde, and Mes Amies social clubs.

Jan lived in Dallas, London, Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois prior to retiring and returning to Plano in 2007 to be closer to her son, his wife and two grandchildren.
Past President
Marlene Heineman

Marlene grew up in the Texas panhandle before moving to Kansas where she attended high school and college. After college, she taught high school Business in Claflin, KS before moving to Wichita, KS where she began a long career in casualty insurance underwriting. She transferred to the Dallas office of USF&G which brought her back to Texas! In 1999, she began a new career with American Airlines as a Flight Attendant.

Marlene joined the Dallas Ski Club in 1992 and has been fortunate to go on several ski trips every year . . . plus many international trips with DSC! She has served on the DSC Board several times over the years – Membership, Happy Hour, Activities, President 2 times (2006/07 & 2019-2020) – as well as serving as our Race Director and Club Archivist. She is still enjoying her job with American which affords her lots of free time for DSC activities & trips! She has a grown son, Tommy, and daughter-in-law, Shawna, who live in the area so Marlene gets to spend much time with her new grandson, Landon, who was born in December, 2019 as well as her 10-year-old granddaughter, Addison, who’s become quite the ski bunny!

Marlene encourages everyone to get involved with the Club – volunteer to help at the Check In table at Happy Hours & parties! That’s a great way to get to know other members and she also encourages you to consider serving on the DSC Board in the future!