Roger is a retired school administrator and educational consultant, Rodger spent 25 years as a principal and director of instruction prior to joining the Illinois State Board of Education as a consultant responsible for evaluating and improving schools. He also served on the board of the Illinois Principals’ Association for 18 years including four terms as Regional Director. He served on the Tremont Village Board as Chair of the Village Finance Committee and as President of the Tremont Recreation Association responsible for providing summer programs for area children. He is a member of the United Methodist Church and has served as a certified lay leader and as a member of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee. He and his wife, Jeanette, have been active at Trilogy on the former Bingo Committee and in the Fun Savors Club.
Director of Community Engagement
Sue is a native of Western New York (Buffalo area) and a graduate of State University of New York Oswego.
She retired in 2014 from a 30 year teaching career. For twenty years of her tenure she served as an extracurricular activities Advisor Skills USA Club, a National leadership program for teenagers. In addition to her teaching duties she also served as the Mentor Coordinator for the district during her last five years before retirement. Sue is a former Board member for the Castile, NY Library. She also served as President for the Castile United Fund.
In 2014, Sue and her husband, Joe, moved from the Finger Lakes region of New York to Trilogy at Power Ranch and have been active in the Trilogy community. They have two children and five grandchildren.Sue has been a volunteer at the Trilogy Box Office, Library, TPRF Golf Tournament and is active in several Trilogy groups and clubs. Her community service demonstrates her good character and strong commitment to helping the organization reach its mission and goals. Sue joined the board in early October 2019 and looks forward to working with the TPR Foundation.
Miriam Helton Sluder
Miriam is a native of North Carolina and attended Lenoir Rhyne College. She and husband Rick married in 1973 and moved to Chapel Hill where they lived and raised their daughter.
She retired from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with 27 years of service in educational logistics support to students and faculty focusing in basic medical sciences followed by 3 years as the business manager in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. For many years, Miriam coordinated the United Fund efforts for her department personnel.
In 2008, Miriam and Rick discovered Trilogy at Power Ranch as a vacation location while looking for a base for spring and fall baseball seasons. They rented homes in the fall and spring months for several seasons. The experience was outstanding as the community offered a friendly atmosphere. Finally, in 2010 they purchased their home in Trilogy maintaining the vacation schedule until the permanent move in 2015.
Since moving into Trilogy as a permanent resident, Miriam has been very active in the Trilogy Niners’ Golf Club and is currently president of the group. She enjoys spending time with her friends playing golf, participating in the exercise classes offered at Trilogy, cooking, reading and other social activities.
Before I got married, I worked as a legal secretary for a firm that handled all cases for Lloyds of London. I then worked in a small hospital in Brooklyn, NY, for 10 years, first as an admitting clerk and then as the secretary to the Director of Fiscal Affairs when my children were very young. I went back to what I loved to do and that was to work in the legal field in Intellectual Property for 10 years in NYC. I moved to Arizona in1996 where I became a paralegal and worked in the Intellectual Property field for 19 years until I retired in 2015. While working at the firm here I volunteered many times at St. Mary’s Food Bank.
I met my husband Jim in 2001 and have been happily married ever since. Jim and I moved to Trilogy in 2017 to enjoy our retirement and also to donate time to some great causes. I belong to the Band of Angels where I deliver cards and angels to Trilogy residents who are experiencing illnesses, surgeries, loss of a loved one, etc.
I am also a member of the Trilogy Niners, Fun Savors, Wine and Dine and enjoy a lot of the activities that this community has to offer. I am also a social member of the Mahjong and Bocce clubs. I was co-Treasurer for Fun Savors for 2 years.
My husband and I have four children and 10 grandchildren between us. We love getting together with them and are enjoying watching them grow into responsible adults. I am also an usher at our church and serve every weekend.
Rich is a native of Wisconsin and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. After graduating Rich went to work for Hormel Foods Corporation for 33 years in several different areas, Sales/Sales Marketing/ National Accounts/Product Management and retired in 2008.
Rich decided to go into a second career of Real Estate and works with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage working in the Gilbert – Chandler area within the active adult communities. He is enjoying this and is looking forward to bringing his experience to the Foundation.
Larry is a native of Minnesota, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He joined Cenex immediately after graduation, which later became CHS Inc. (a Fortune 100 company). Larry had a 34 year career, with experiences in retail, petroleum refining, pipelining, refined product terminals, lubricants, and propane.
Larry is married to Debora and we raised our children, Genae, Bryan, Eric, and currently have 5 grandchildren. We had rented a Trilogy house for 3 winters prior to purchasing in September, 2019. We are now retired and reside in Wisconsin. Larry is a member of the Euchre, Hiking, Pickleball, and Travel Clubs here at Trilogy.
Larry has served on the Board of Directors of the Birchwood Education Foundation, Red Cedar Lakes Association, Triton Tire, and Universal Cooperatives. He has been Chairman of the Church Council and Treasurer at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Other interests include volunteering for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in their Citizen Lake Monitoring Network and walleye hatchery operations.
I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. I attended Mott Community College and was hired by a mortgage company after my first year. I spent five years in the industry, processing and preparing closing documents for government and conventional mortgages. I left the workforce in 1976 to start my family. I joined a title insurance company in 1985 and then managed the direct operation office of LandAmerica Financial Group until 2007 when I retired.
My husband and I lived as snowbirds from 2013 to 2019 when we bought our second house in Trilogy and moved here full time. We have two daughters and two granddaughters all living in Michigan.
Stuart M. Strait / 2021-2022
Stu retired in 2002 after a successful 38 year career in fundraising and public relations at five private denominational colleges in Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, and North Carolina. He also was elected to twelve 2-year terms as a Gratiot County Commissioner in Michigan and served as its Chair for 10 consecutive years. He and wife Debbie have been Trilogy residents for 15 years where he has been Chair of the Facilities Committee, Vice Chair of Planning, member of the Expansion Construction Task Force and member of the Street Light Committee. In 2015 he was elected to a two-year term on the Trilogy Board of Directors and was its President for one year. During his career he served on Salvation Army, United Way, and Economic Development Boards and was a Director of a bank in Michigan. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Alma College (MI), and a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Michigan State University. The Strait’s are members of the Company of Friends, Bocce, and Fun Savers Clubs in Trilogy.
Mike Larson / 2018-2020
Mike is a native of Kansas. He was born in Kansas City and is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Economics. His career was spent in management in both the corporate world and as the owner of a small business. He retired in 2008 and moved to Arizona with his wife Kay. He is active in Trilogy as chairman of the facilities committee and writes for The San Tan Press. His hobbies include tennis and golf. He is excited to be part of The Trilogy Foundation.
L. William Katz / 2015-2017
Founding Member, Former President & Treasurer
For more than 40 years Dr. Katz served as a management/financial consultant to not-for-profit and investor owned health care provider organizations. He served as an adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts, School of Public Health and Health Sciences where he taught healthcare finance to masters and doctoral students in the on-line public health program. He served the Town of Gilbert, AZ as Treasurer, Public Facilities Municipal Properties Corporation and previously served on the Town’s Industrial Development Commission. He served as the Chair of the Trilogy at Power Ranch Finance Committee, as well as other CA committees. He also chaired fund raising committees for the Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Chicago and Boston and chaired or served as a member of town committees in Sudbury and Southborough, Massachusetts.