Phone (239) 293-7044
Jim Hager has a Bachelor's degree in Business and a post graduate Certificate in Community Development from the University of Louisville. He managed Probation and Parole Services in Louisville until his retirement in 1998. After retirement, Jim and his wife Anne moved to Florida and purchased a small business. In 2009 they started living six months in Graham County and six months in Florida. In the fall of 2014 they moved to Lake Santeetlah full time. They are members of the Robbinsville United Methodist Church and both serve as Guardian ad Litem for the North Carolina Court System. Jim was first appointed to the Town Council on September 1, 2015 to fill the vacancy left by Guy Owen. Jim was then elected to the Town Council in 2015.
Phone (828) 346-0707
Diana has owned her Thunderbird Mountain home since 1990. Husband, Joe, and Diana became full time residents in 2016. Active in the Community, Diana serves as Chairperson of the TOLS Tourism Development Authority and volunteers with Graham County Revitalization Action Team to promote area tourism. She volunteers with the TPOA and is a TOLS Council Member.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts from Valdosta State University
- Certificate of Computer Science, Web Development Specialist, from Chattahoochee Tech
Diana has thirty years experience in graphic design and computer production working with Fortune 500 corporations preparing annual reports and other marketing materials. Ten years working with Stein Communications as Pre-flight Computer Production Specialist of educational marketing materials for many universities, including American University of Law, Pace, DePaul, ASU, and Howard.
Her love of travel to Mexico became a hobby business of 25+ years representing vacation rentals in Akumal, a small Caribbean community. For thirteen years she managed and rented her own four bedroom beachfront home. Hospitality expanded to owning the highly regarded bed and breakfast, Mileybright Farmhouse, in Decatur, Georgia. Joe and Diana enjoyed hosting guests from around the world for ten years.
Cell Phone: (714) 240-4965
Council Member Kevin and his wife Julie moved from Lake Forest, California in 2019, where he served as Vice President of his Home Owners Association. Now full time residents, they have fallen in love with the extraordinary lake views, and the friendly people. Born in Portland Oregon, Kevin has resided in Seattle Washington, Madison Wisconsin, and eventually Huntington Beach California, where he was elected Class President of Edison High School and played football on the State Championship team. After graduating, he attended California State University Long Beach, majoring in Political Science, planning to pursue a law degree. However, he discovered his real passion was in landscape design and made a career change; eventually opening his own landscape company. He has successfully operated his business for almost 50 years; now remotely from North Carolina. He also co-hosted a live internet talk show called “The Outdoor Adventure Show” where he profiled various exotic travel locations. For several years he went on location Interviewing locals and dialoging with callers sharing activities and must see attractions. Kevin graduated from Calvary Chapel School of Ministry in 2014, and served as an assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel Voyage in Costa Mesa California. He has worked with the homeless, men’s ministry, and preformed missions work in Africa, Haiti, and Mexico. He and Julie have 5 children, and enjoy their 6 grandchildren. They enjoy Bible study, hiking, scuba diving, gardening, painting, and traveling together.
Keith E. Predmore
Phone (828) 321-3133
Vice Mayor/Assistant Finance Officer
Keith Predmore, born July 4, 1943 in Bellefontaine, Ohio and moved to Boca Grande, FL 1948, then to Collier County 1950. He became a legal resident of Lake Santeetlah March 1, 2017. He attended High School in Georgia, College at Univ. of Florida (BS), and attained his MS in Education Boston University. Commissioned in US Army 1965, followed by 22+years’ service as Artilleryman and aviator, retiring as LTC in 1988. He served in Vietnam, Korea, Europe, ROTC at Univ. of Illinois and the Army staff at the Pentagon. Completed Army Command and General Staff College, Air Force Command and Staff College, British Army Staff College and the US Army War College.
Several “careers” followed: as vice president, Naples Community Hospital (8 ½ years), project manager national and international construction companies (5 years). Finally forming a Florida Corporation (Keith Predmore Consulting, Inc.) in 1995 which remains.
Married to Brigid for 43 years before she succumbed to cancer in 2010. I have two children (twins), Kurt and Georgia. Our Lake Santeetlah “adventure” began in the mid-90’s purchasing property and making yearly visits until 2003 when the “Littletree” cabin was built.
Phone (305) 903-3002
Roger and Beth Carlton have been homeowners in Santeetlah Lakeside since 2003. They retired in 2013 and Roger was elected to the Town Council. Called back to work in South Florida for nearly two years, they returned in late 2018 and Roger was appointed to the Town Council to fill the seat vacated by Bob Wehr. Roger's career was in local government having served as a City Manager four times, Director of Miami's Parking System and Miami Dade County Assistant County Manager twice, he has a broad based experience in local government. He also served as Senior Vice President of Lockheed Martin's IMS Division that transferred technology from the aerospace and defense groups to state and local government and as Executive Vice President of Wometco Enterprises which was an entertainment and food service company.
"While my work career was exciting, community service as Chair of the Board for Goodwill Industries, the Zoological Society, American Red Cross and in leadership positions in Florida Taxwatch, Camillus House, the American Society of Public Administration and the Chamber of Commerce was an important part of my life. Teaching public administration at the graduate school level and mentoring young professionals was great fun," Roger says summing up his career.
My goal as a member of the Town Council is to become part of the team that wants to improve our community in a responsible manner. Nearly all our residents and property owners love this community. There are a few others who don't get that we are a community of people who live or visit Lake Santeetlah because we love the area and want to quietly enjoy our homes and friends." As an optimist my belief is that reasonable people can work out any issue and that is my commitment to the people of our community." 39 years of marriage prove that philosophy.