Name: Rod Krapf
Office: Secretary
Current Term: May 2021 - May 2023
Crooked Lake Resident Since 1997

I am a 37-year-old husband and father of three. My wife, Danielle and I have raised our children, Camden (13), Taelyn (11) and Piper (10) on Crooked Lake since 2016. We are an active family who love the water, playing sports and travel.

I was born and raised in rural Belding, MI. I attended Ferris State University where I earned my Bachelor’s in Business and played Football. More importantly, I met my wife Danielle, a fellow athlete at Ferris State. After College, Danielle and I married and made a move to Austin, TX to begin our careers. While in Austin we started our family which prompted our move back home to Michigan so we could raise our children near family.

We are invested in our local Church and enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle. If we aren’t attending one of our children’s sporting events we can usually be found on the water, ski slopes or a hiking/biking trail.

I have enjoyed a 10+ year career with Stryker Corporation, where I have served in various Sales and Marketing roles. I am currently a Territory Manager for West Michigan within Stryker’s Endoscopy division. I specifically focus on assisting Michigan health system executives with operating room infrastructure planning, design, and optimization.

It is my belief that you should always strive to be an asset in your community and to serve others if you are capable. For me, that has materialized in doing missions work in Guatemala, coaching/mentoring local kids in youth sports, and hopefully serving our lake community as an association board member. As a board member, it would be my goal to represent the best interests of all our residents and to ensure our lake is well cared for, so it can be enjoyed for years to come. To me, that means helping to maintain the balance of its natural beauty and ecology, while also promoting its utilization for fishing, leisure, and boating activities.

Sandy Steinbach, a longtime area financial executive, is an Accounting Director at Ceterus, Inc., a privately held, rapidly growing "Done-for-You" accounting and benchmark reporting firm for nationwide Franchises,  with a local office in Kalamazoo.  Previously, Sandy has held various financial leadership roles at Forensic Fluids, Western Michigan University, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Stryker, Kellogg Company and Plante and Moran.  She earned her CPA degree and two degrees at Western Michigan University, a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in finance. She has served four years on the WMU Foundation as a board member and finance chair, has taught accounting courses at Western Michigan University as an adjunct faculty member and also served as the finance director for the American Red Cross.  Sandy and her husband Gary moved to Crooked Lake Texas from Portage in 2014 in order to enjoy their retirement years on our beautiful private lake.

​​Name: Sandy Steinbach
Office: Director At Large
Current Term: May 2020 - May 2022
Crooked Lake Resident Since 2014     

Rod Krapf has been a resident of Crooked Lake Resident Since 1997. Rod first swam in Crooked Lake in 1967 when he was a guest of his Kalamazoo College classmate and future wife Nan at her grandparents’ cottage. Rod and Nan were both teachers in the Chicago Suburbs after graduating. Rod taught social studies but also some English and German during his 34 year career in Oak Park, Illinois. Rod and Nan were frequent visitors to the house her parents built on the site of the original family cottage. Once they made a decision to retire, it was easy to choose drinking coffee each morning overlooking our lake. The Krapfs remodeled the family home and moved permanently to North Crooked Lake Drive in 2008. Their time is now spent expanding their interests in gardening, tennis and travel.

Lesa Newby-lake resident since 2016
Lesa is currently serving her 2nd term as Vice President, and has spent 6 years on the Crooked Lake Association Board. Attended collage at the University of Nebraska and Western Michigan University, receiving a Bachelors of Science, studying Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. Lesa has 2 children, 14 &11 who love everything about living at lake! She currently homeschools both kids and trains for marathons on the side. She enjoys keeping members up to date on social media, putting together the summer fun day, boat parade and concerts.

​​Name: Joe Dill
Office: Director At Large
Current Term: May 20220 - May 20242
Crooked Lake Resident Since 1992      

The current CLTA Board of Directors:

Name: Russ Walters
Office: President
Current Term: May 2021 - May 2023
Crooked Lake Resident Since 2007           Phone: 614-264-1717 


Name: Dot DeYoung
Office: Director at Large
Current Term: May 2019- May 2023
Crooked Lake Resident Since 2003 

Prior to moving to Crooked Lake, Dot served as the Manager of the Utility Business Office at the City of Wyoming.  She later was a contractor in the Pfizer Engineering Department prior to retiring.  Dot was first elected to the CLTA Board in 2005, serving as both a Director and Secretary.  Dot has a geographically split family - one daughter and two granddaughters in Michigan; and one daughter and two granddaughers in Texas.

 Russ is serving in his first term as President of the Lake Association.  Russ grew up in New Jersey attending the University of New Hampshire and Rutgers University.  He retired from Ashland Distribution in Dublin Ohio then worked for Total Plastics in Kalamazoo.  He retired for the second and final time and is enjoying living on Crooked Lake and traveling the world with his wife Suzanne.

My wife and I moved on the lake in 1992. I worked for a large Massachusetts based scientific instrument company, retiring after 38 years where I spent time in the service organization, IT department, and as a senior business analyst.  About three years ago,  I took over managing the CLTA website and now looking at a redesign of the website. About 10 months ago, I was appointed to an open position on the board where I’m learning all of the association’s background, and the current issues. I’m looking forward to supporting CLTA.

Rodney is a sole practitioner C.P.A. (Certified Public Accountant) serving individuals and small business clients.  He joined the Lake Association in 2006 and has served in various roles including Director, Vice President, President and currently as Treasurer.

Professionally Sanjay is a nephrologist serving Southwest Michigan for the past 31 years of medical practice after completion of his training at Loyola University in Maywood, Illinois. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Ascension Borgess Hospital from 2008-2017.  He has presided over Paragon Health PC, a local Independent Physician Practitioners Association for over 15 years and established a network of dialysis centers with the help of his partners and Fresenius Kidney Care at over 20 locations in the Southwest Michigan area; he has been a Medical Director at three of them.  He has served the local CLTA committee for the flooding project for the past year.  

CLTA Board Members​

According to the CLTA Bylaws, the affairs of the Association shall be governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall be composed of a minimum of a President, Vice President and two Directors with a maximum of 10 members. The terms of office of each Director shall be two years. The officers are selected from the board members by a vote of the elected board members.

​​Name: Lesa Newby
Office: Vice-President
Current Term: May 2011 - May 2023
Crooked Lake Resident Since 2015     

Name: Chuck Buxton
Office: Director At Large
Current Term: May 2020 - May 2022
Crooked Lake Resident Since 1979

​​Name: Kevin Noe
Office: Director At Large
Current Term: May 2023 - May 2025
Crooked Lake Resident Since

Name: Rodney Nimtz
Office: Treasurer
Current Term: May 2020- May 2022
Crooked Lake Resident Since 2002

Chuck holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering and worked for the Upjohn Company and Pharmacia/Upjohn for 29+ years.  Chuck and his family have been connected to Crooked Lake for 35+ years enjoying the many activities and tranquility their summer cottage on the lake provided.    Two years ago his family worked together to design and build a permanent residence on Crooked Lake in the location of their original cottage. He is looking forward to his long-awaited retirement enjoying the natural beauty that is Crooked Lake.

Name: Sanjay Dalal
Office: Director at Large
Current Term: May 2021 – May 2023
Crooked Lake Resident Since 2009