• Board and Staff

    We thank these individuals for their efforts in keeping the park running smoothly.


    Retired Professional Mechanical Engineer in Washington State. Worked 10 years in water and wastewater treatment and 24 years in the petro-chemical industry. Served as Vice President of the Allyn Community Association for 5 years where I performed volunteer work to save the salmon in Washington State. Moved to Lake Forest in 2010 and am on the Weeks Bay Volunteer Board. For the past 3 years I have been leading the Arboretum Committee, charged with updating the Arboretum and the records. I am also on the Daphne Environmental Advisory Committee.

    Since moving to Daphne, I have tried to learn about the area and its habitat. I was part of the team that did a Urban Tree Inventory for the City of Fairhope. I completed a Master Naturalist Course, that seems to have kind-of died on the vine, but was very informative. I am able and willing to get my hands dirty and do whatever is required to improve our Park.


    Al Guarisco is a founding member of Village Point Foundation and served as chairman for many years. Retired from the banking industry, Mr. Guarisco brings his fiscal responsibility to the VPF Board. He is a lifelong resident of Daphne from one of the founding Italian families to first settle Daphne at the turn of the twentieth century. Mr. Guarisco has been involved in a variety of civic organizations which include Eastern Shore Affordable Housing, Daphne Museum Board, Olde Towne Daphne Association and Kiwanis Club.


    John Lake is a founding member and past chairman of the Village Point Foundation, and was instrumental in the city’s purchase and development of Bayfront Park.

    During his terms on the Daphne City Council, John Lake has served as council president, president pro-tempore and has been a member of the Public Works and Buildings and Property Committees.

    He also served as an adviser to the Daphne Library Board, and was a leader in the construction and expansion of the current library and the Daphne Civic Center.

    He is currently serving as President of the Lake Forest Property Owners Association and is a past member of the Lake Forest Improvement Committee and past chairman of the USS Alabama Battleship Commission. He also served on the Eastern Shore Transportation Task Force.

    Lake is a graduate of the University of Mobile and a long-term employee of Ingalls Shipbuilding. He holds an advanced certification as a municipal officer, and has served as national president of the Christian Public Official Caucus of the National League of Cities.

    He and his wife Emiko are homeowners in Lake Forest.


    Maureen Nation is a twenty-two year Daphne resident and she has been a member of Village Point Foundation since its inception in 1996. She currently serves as secretary but she has served also as Vice Chair and Chairman of the Landscape Committee. For eighteen years Maureen has been an active Baldwin County Master Gardener appointed to several offices. Maureen has an extensive knowledge of native plants and our local habitats.

    Since 1997 Maureen has been the Coordinator of Volunteers at Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. She has broad experience in managing volunteer programs, and planning workshops, seminars, and other special events.


    Susan Ross is a lifelong resident of the area and her family can be traced back to the Battles Wharf area in the 1800s. Susan worked as a paralegal for fifteen years before taking ten years to be a professional mother. Now Susan works in the field of naval architecture and maritime engineering, and is a great supporter of the Daphne Library. Susan is a member of the Mobile Museum of Art, Friends of the Daphne Public Library, Ducks Unlimited, National Geographic Society, National Audubon Society, and The Nature Conservancy.


    Richard (Dick) Scott is the founder and President of Site One on the Internet, Inc., a web site development company based on the Eastern Shore. A native of Montrose, Mr. Scott is a direct descendant of the D’Olive family and serves on the board as a liaison for the D’Olive Cemetery. Retired from IBM, he also serves on the Board of Trustees, Montrose Cemetery. He has been active in a number of civic organizations and has served on local government appointed boards. He and his late wife, Nancy, have four married children and fourteen grandchildren. His hobby is sailing and he is an active member of the Fairhope Yacht Club.


    Selena Vaughn is a full time volunteer in the community and has lived in Daphne for eighteen years. Following a career in advertising and public relations, her time is shared between Village Point Foundation, Daphne Beautification Committee, Baldwin County Master Gardeners and volunteering on digs and in the lab with University of South Alabama Archaeology Department. Her interests include local history, preserving native habitat and securing green space for public parks.