Board of Directors

Sharon B. Johnson, Chair, is a retired family and marital law attorney. She is a graduate of the Florida State College of Law and immediate past President of the Board for the Family Nurturing Center of Florida. Sharon serves as a Volunteer with St. Nicholas Area Preservation (“SNAP”). She is a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Sharon has been a resident of Jacksonville since 1973, and has  resided on Millers Creek in St. Nicholas with her husband, Gary Hall, since June 2000. Prior to becoming Chair Person for the Board, Sharon served as Secretary.

Derik Flint, Vice Chair, Derik Flint has resided on Millers Creek for 25 years.

Scott Bates, Secretary, and his wife Deb were lifelong residents of Michigan before a job opportunity for Deb brought them to Jacksonville in December of 2009. Scott and Deb have lived on Mayfair Road since and love the area. They liked it so much they purchased the house across the road on Millers Creek and are renovating it and hope to move in soon.

Scott has a varied background in finance in manufacturing, wholesale, and construction, and is the division treasurer for a heavy civil and marine construction company. Outside of work Scott enjoys working in the yard, landscaping projects, woodworking and construction projects, and hopes to enjoy Millers Creek a whole lot more once the eco-restoration project is complete.

Scott enjoys being involved with the MCSD board and feels it is a great way to have some community involvement that not only benefits the residents on Millers Creek, but anyone who enjoys taking advantage of the St. Johns River and all it has to offer.

Jonathan Wright, Treasurer, is a Founding Partner with HLG a national legal search firm.  Jonathan earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and is a past member of the National Association of Personnel Services.  He and his wife Michelle are active members of Southside United Methodist Church.  He is also active in the Boy Scouts of America as an Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 35 Jacksonville.

Jonathan has been a resident in Jacksonville since 1997, and has lived on Miller’s Creek since 2002.

Louis Joseph, Board Member, has owned and operated Mudville Grille, located in St. Nicholas, since 1999. Louis has resided on Millers Creek with his wife Leslie and their three children for 15 years.  Louis’ ancestors came from Syria to Duval County in 1897, and his family has resided in Duval County since that time. A Catholic, Louis grew up in Christ the King Parish and is a graduate of Bishop Kenny High School, Class of 1993. When he is not working at Mudville, Louis enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Tamara Baker, Board Member, has been married to Bobby Baker for 19 years this October. We have four children, Brandyn who is 23, Olivia (3) and Nate (1). Our fourth child is a 90-pound standard poodle that reins and rules the house. Her name is Sasha and she is truly a diva. As a family, we love to travel, boat, taste wine, and socialize. Bobby and I are both engineers and contractors. We work together and live together 24 hours a day! I guess we like each other! I have been very active in my career for the last 20-years and have enjoyed being a business owner. We are members of Southside Methodist Church and are both board members for our parish. My most outstanding achievements in my life are becoming a Christian as an 8-year old and my family. I am very blessed to have a loving husband and beautiful children.

In 2004, Ms. Baker started her own engineering design and consulting firm, Baker Engineering & Consulting, which became Baker Klein. In 2018, Ms. Baker formed a new design-build consulting firm – Baker Design Build – comprised of Baker Consulting & Engineering, LLC and Baker Construction Services, LLC. Baker Design Build. They provide structural engineering, civil engineering, threshold inspections, construction management and design-build services to federal, transportation, municipal, commercial, land development, healthcare, residential and historic clients in the Southeast. She has 23 years of engineering and construction experience and is also a licensed Special Inspector. Her engineering passion includes reviving historic structures and working within the historic commercial zones. Her geotechnical background has given her keen insight to deep foundation design requirements and ocean-front regulations and restrictions.

Barbara McMorrow, Board Member, has been a board member since 2017. Barbara earned her BSN from Jacksonville University and owned a Visiting Angels franchise until 2017. Barbara and her husband have 3 sons and have lived on Millers Creek since 2016. They are members of Southside Methodist Church and have lived in Jacksonville since 1992.

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