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2021 Officers & Directors
Steve Givens, President - Unit 17 Resident
I have been a resident of Killearn Estates since 1991. I currently reside with my wife, Christen, and our 3 children on Heather Hill Lane. I am a graduate of Florida State University. I am a college professor and Department Chairman of Sports, Fitness, and Recreation Management at Chipola College in Marianna Florida. Throughout my tenure at Chipola College, I have had extensive service experiences on multiple statewide committees and executive boards that establish policy and provide guidance for a variety of statewide organizations.
My family and I are active members of Faith Presbyterian Church. I am an avid golfer and a member of Killearn Country Club. As a 28-year resident of Killearn Estates, I have had the opportunity to watch our community evolve. My specific interests include storm water/lake revitalization, amenity maintenance, and golf course preservation. I can provide a historical perspective of KHA past initiatives, as well as a genuine commitment to preserve the Killearn Community as a premiere Tallahassee neighborhood.
Carla Gaskin Mautz, Vice-President
Unit 31 resident
Carla Gaskin Mautz has lived on Gallagher Drive with her husband and two children for 11 years. Having grown up on Shannon Lakes Drive and resided in Killearn Estates for nearly 25 years, Carla has a deep connection t the community that shaped her.
With 20 years' experience in Florida's nonprofit and governmental sectors, Carla has a proven talent for developing innovative solutions, increasing efficiencies and promoting a positive work environment. Carla has spent the past 15 years in various leadership positions at the Department of Environmental Protection and currently serves as the Executive Staff Director for Land and Recreation. In this role, Carla provides oversight and guidance to programs that acquire and protect lands for preservation and recreation, including Florida's 175 state parks and trails.
Carla holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and International Affairs from Florida State University. Committed to supporting her hometown, Carla has served on the Board of Directors and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Tallahassee. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Keep Tallahassee-Leon County Beautiful and has been involved in other community organization, including the Foundation for Leon County Schools.
As a member of the Board of Directors, Carla is committed to ensuring that the beauty and values of our neighborhood are carried on for generations to come. She will represent all KHA residents with honesty, integrity, and facilitate transparent, open communications between members and KHA Board.
Luke Brown - Secretary - Unit 51 Resident
My wife, Dorian, son, Alex, and I have lived in Killearn Estates for more than 20 years. Before that, we lived in Fort Lauderdale. Dorian is employed by the State, and Alex by Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
In Fort Lauderdale, I operated a successful law firm that handled a variety of civil matters, was a Civil Magistrate and a Mediator. I was a Board member of the condominium association in which Dorian and I lived. There, I helped other Board members understand their legal, fiduciary, and ethical obligations and helped establish an informal dispute resolution process.
I was recruited to Tallahassee by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. Later, I joined a national law firm to build its insurance practice. I taught at FSU’s College of Business and its Law School and have written for several international publishers. Currently, I write about insurance and legal issues for laypeople, businesses, and legal professionals.
I wish to serve on the Killearn Estates Board to ensure adherence to all legal, ethical, and fiduciary responsibilities owed to homeowners. I will do so by exercising sound judgment in matters that come before the Board and by advocating for:
• Transparency, not Secrecy in Board Operation
• Sound Interpretation, not Manipulation of Rules
• Fiscal Responsibility before Dues Increases
• Neither Sale nor Development of Community Property without Required Membership Approval
• Advanced Notice of Issues and Member Input before Voting
• Reasonable and Consistent Enforcement of Community Standards
• Orderly Conduct of Meetings
David HOOdenpyle, Treasurer - Unit 3 Resident
David A. Hoodenpyle and his wife, Lois have resided at Shamrock South for over 32 years. Their 2 children live and work in Tallahassee where they attended Leon county schools and graduated from TCC, FSU, and FAMU. David retired from Unisys Corporation, specializing in Bank computer accounting systems, following duty in the Air Force, as a computer field engineer on fighter intercept controls, where I was awarded the Joint Service Commendation medal for service at NATO in Mons, Belgium. In addition, I started a Silicon Graphics dealership business with customers statewide and was later appointed Director of Recruitment at ITT technical institute Tallahassee after selling the business. David completed the Tallahassee Citizens Police Academy in ‘96 and has volunteered at TPD in records and evidence management and the financial crimes division. He has volunteered at meals on wheels and helped raise corporate funds for the United Way and Toys for Tots. David holds a Bachelor and AA degree from Park University and the University of Maryland in Business Management. I am running for the board to be a voice for all members in the Killearn community. In order to accomplish that, we must have board transparency and timely notice of agenda, minutes, special meetings, and have member input prior to any vote. We must have a sound interpretation of the bylaws and not an invention. We must have a reasonable enforcement of community standards not harassment. I am committed to bringing common sense back to the board and make it representative of us all.
Charles Faircloth - Unit 1 Resident
Charles T. (Chuck) Faircloth, his wife Nancy, and their sons have lived in Killearn Estates, Unit 1, since 2000. Chuck is a native of Tallahassee, growing up in Indian Head Acres and graduating from Leon County schools and Florida State University. He is an attorney and presently serves as General Counsel for the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs. Chuck has previously been an Inspector General and is a Certified Inspector General. He serves on the KHA Maintenance Committee. His interests include neighborhood preservation, amenity maintenance, and stormwater/lakes issues. He looks forward to helping his neighbors maintain and improve our beautiful neighborhood.
Danielle Irwin - Unit 17 Resident
Danielle is a scientist with degrees in Biology (BS) and Environmental Studies (BA) from the University of Southern California, and a Masters in Oceanography from the Florida State University. After an early career start with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Danielle opened and operated her own environmental consulting firm while living in Jacksonville. She moved back to Tallahassee in 2012 to become the Deputy Director of FDEP's Division of Water Resource Management until 2015. She now serves as Director of a coastal engineering firm, Cummins Cederberg, having opened their branch office in Tallahassee focusing on waterfront environments and climate resiliency.
Killearn Estates is where Danielle has chosen to raise her family. She lives on Lake Killarney with her husband, Ben Irwin, a local surveyor, her 1-year-old daughter and tenth grader at Chiles, Lorelai, and their 5-year-old son and kindergartener at Desoto Trail, Hunter. Danielle enjoys camping, mountain biking, cooking, baking and family memory-making. Danielle is an active member of Sunrise Rotary and the League of Women Voters in Tallahassee, sits on the board of the local chapter of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, and is a committee member on the Leon County Water Resources Committee.
Danielle has served on the KHA Board since March 2020 by appointment into a vacated Board seat. She is interested in enhancing the common areas and assets of our community for the enjoyment of all our residents, as well as protecting our neighborhood from the potential negative effects of development pressures.
Jeff Graverholt - Unit 39 Resident
Jeff spent 10 years in the US Navy as a proven leader and started pilot training and ultimately selected helicopters and completed training in Pensacola and San Diego before arriving at his first assignment in Jacksonville Florida. While stationed there he completed two deployments on the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower and conducted a home port change to Norfolk, VA. There he served on the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center staff in support of non-traditional expeditionary sailors and deployed once again as the Helicopter Element Coordinator on the staff of the Commander Carrier Strike Group Twelve, where he organized the future plans and operations planning for a round the world deployment and homeport change of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.
After completing his service to his country Jeff transitioned to civilian life by moving to Tallahassee Florida and began working for a local engineering firm as the Operations Manager responsible for daily operations and resource allocation of his civil engineering teams. Throughout his career he has sought opportunities to give back to his communities by volunteering as the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation officer at ECRC and the Wardroom Officers fund manager as CSG-12, where he demonstrated the ability to effectively establish a budget plan, fundraise, and lead committees to achieve the desired community goals. Jeff is eager to continue his volunteer work giving back to his community and the Killearn Homeowners Association.
Susan Dickerson - Unit 42 Resident
My husband Bob Roberts and I moved to the Cameron Chase neighborhood of Killearn Estates in October, 2016. We love being here. After living in a neighborhood without restrictions, it was a welcomed change for us.
We previously lived in the Forest Edge Neighborhood south of town where I served on the board of directors for several years. I enjoyed meeting neighbors and solving neighborhood problems together. We beautified the Veterans’ cemetery and worked with the city to make city water available to all residents.
Through my career with the Department of Children and Families, I served as a social worker, policy analyst and manager. As a member of the Killearn Homeowners Association Board of Directors I will be committed to ensuring that the beauty and values of our neighborhood are carried forward. I will represent all KHA members with honesty and integrity and facilitate transparency and open communication between members and the Board.
Paul Munyon - Unit 51 Resident
I am Paul Munyon, a retired Air Force Colonel, retired state employee, husband, father, and grandfather. My wife and I have been Killearn residents since 1996 where we have raised our two sons who are now both Killearn residents themselves.
I have completed the Air Force’s senior leadership schools, and I have earned a bachelor’s degree from FSU and an MBA from Liberty University. I also hold a project management professional certification.
In the Air Force I was an instructor weapons systems officer on the F-111, a navigator on the C-130H and AC-130A, and Special Forces MC-130E. I served two tours in Afghanistan, where I was the commander and flew nearly 40 combat missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with valor. Finally, I was the commander of a squadron and the communications advisor to the Defense Information Systems Agency.
I have taught international navigation at American Airlines, was the deputy program manager at the Pentagon and I have worked in several Florida state agencies. Finally, I have owned a management consulting firm for several years.
As a 24 year Killearn resident I feel I have an excellent understanding of the needs of the Killearn community, the challenges we face living in a maturing neighborhood with outside encroachment forces, and the need to maintain a strong, vibrant, and welcoming community. I wish to offer my knowledge and experience to help our community meet the challenges ahead and to be a champion for our Killearn families and community.
Architectural Control Committee
Chair: Paul Munyon
Chair: David Hoodenpyle
Chair: Carla Gaskin Mautz
Chair: Jeff Graverholt
Fines + Violations Committee
Chair: Mark Priddy
Lakes Restoration Committee
Chair: Danielle Irwin
Chair: Susan Dickerson
Chair: Danielle Irwin
Chair: Luke Brown
Golf Liaison Committee
Chair: Steve Givens
For a copy of the Killearn Homes Association Bylaws, click here.