Jim Wagner (President)
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Jim graduated from Baylor University in 1965 and from Southern Seminary 1969. In 1970 he began his career at Shands Hospital where he served as the Director of Pastoral Services specializing in End-of-Life issues and Medical Ethics until 1995. In 1979 he completed a Ph.D. in the Department of Counselor Education at UF, during which time he Co-Chaired the Hospital Ethics Committee and served as Board President for the Florida Bioethics Network. In 2013 he retired as Emeritus Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Jim and Mary Anne are the proud parents of Scott Wagner, a dentist in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and grandparents to Austin and Amelia.
Eric Lindstrom (Vice President)
Eric Lindstrom is a labor attorney with Egan, Lev, Lindstrom & Siwica. He acquired a love for cemeteries from his grandfather, the caretaker of a small country cemetery. After graduating from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, Eric practiced labor law in Sacramento and in his spare time became active in efforts to preserve historic cemeteries in California. In 2013 he moved to Gainesville with his wife, a professor at the University of Florida, and he quickly joined PCCC.
ALlan MOynihan (Treasurer)
Born in Chicago, Allan grew up in Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Ohio. After first visiting Florida in 1954, he visited each year until he purchased a home here in 1980. Allan's lived in Miami, Pembroke Pines, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Altamonte Springs, Gainesville, and now Anastasia Island. After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science from Ohio State University, he worked for the US Congress for several years. Following that service he studied business and had a successful importing and marketing career which led to self employment. Allan helped establish Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery, and has served on the board in several capacities. His current passion revolves around his grandsons in Virginia and Ohio, his wife of almost 50 years, duplicate bridge, and UF Volleyball and Softball.
Marianne Prince (Secretary)
Marianne Prince graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Nursing and the University of San Diego with a Master's degree in Psychiatric Nursing. She retired from the Gainesville VA in 2012. She currently is a Docent at the Harn Art Museum, and has served on the Docent Board of Directors as a Secretary. She has served on the PCCC Board of directors since 2013 and is currently serving as Secretary.
Laurie Jennings (Member)
Laurie Fagan Jennings has deep roots in our community. Born in Gainesville, she has lived most of her life in Alachua County. She earned a degree in PR from UF and worked as Clinic Coordinator for the Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs, ACORN Clinic for 27 years. She has been a member of a local drumming group, the Native Plant Society, and a women’s group for close to twenty years as well. With a passion for the environment and preserving the beauty of nature, you can often find her paddling local rivers or pedaling trails in the woods. She has served as a member of the PCCC board since before it opened, as past secretary from 2012 to 2016, and as past president from 2017 to 2018.
Doug Hornbeck (Member)
Doug Hornbeck is a Conservation Steward Award Winner from Alachua Conservation Trust, and President of Flamingo Hammock Community Association. Doug is the chair of the Cemetery's Land Management Committee, in charge of long-term cemetery design and restoration efforts.
Greg Erdos (Member)
Greg was born in Akron Ohio, and grew up close by farm country. He graduated from The Ohio State University and earned a Ph. D. in Plant Cell Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He did post-doctoral work in Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin and was a Research Associate at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. After coming to the University of Florida in 1976, he eventually became Director of the Electron Microscopy Core Laboratory at the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research. In 2007 he retired as Assistant Director of that center. Besides serving for several years on the board of PCCC he also is a board member of the Micanopy Academy. He plays duplicate bridge once or twice a week and tends his property on the edge of the Tuscawilla Lake Preserve.
Diane Haines (Member)
Raised in West Palm Beach, and after spending many years in the Northeast, Diane has returned to Gainesville where she is a member resident of Oak Hammock at the University of Florida. She is a retired professor of education and business with undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Florida, the University of Virginia, and the University of Pennsylvania. Diane has served on a number of Boards of organizations concerned with preservation, conservation, and the environment. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery since 2012 and previously served as Treasurer. She is also an Alachua County Master Gardener.
Sam Welker was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, and raised on Cocoa Beach, Florida. Because he loved the beautiful trees in Gainesville, he attended the University of Florida (B.A. English Literature, 1974) (M.Ed. Administration, 1980) and made Northeast Gainesville his home. During his forty-one year tenure in the Alachua County school system, he taught or served as an administrator at Westwood Middle School, Eastside High School, Newberry High School, and Buchholz High School. Retirement finds him running, writing, drawing, and painting. He serves on the boards of the UF Friends of Music and the Human Rights Council of North Central Florida.
J.K.”Buddy” Irby was born and raised in Alachua County. A graduate of the University of Florida, he served as a county official for forty years including twenty four years as the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. In retirement he is a community volunteer and proud member of the “Society of the Pick & Spade” regularly volunteering to dig graves at PCCC as well as participate in closing ceremonies . He and his wife Linda have two adult sons.
Cindy W Lasley is an RN Health Coach with University of Florida Physicians. She has previously been the President on the Board of Directors for the North Central Florida AIDS Network and the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre. She’s specialized in end of life issues through the AIDS Network and Haven Hospice. Her daughter, Kelly, resides in Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery.
H. Franklin Percival, a South Carolinian, received a BS in Biology from the University of South Carolina and a MS and PhD in Zoology from Clemson Univ. He was a wildlife research biologist with the US Dept of Interior for 43 years in Washington, DC, Laurel, MD, and Gainesville, FL. He retired in 2016 as Leader of the FL Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of FL. He volunteers for UF’s Nature Coast Biological Station, Working Food, and Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery.