WHO WE ARE:
SPRING HOUSE INSTITUTE BOARD
DO THE WRIGHT THING!
Byrd Lewis Mashburn
Byrd is the daughter of George and Clifton Lewis and grew up at Spring House with her parents and her three brothers, George Edward, Van and Ben. She earned her B.S. degree in MIS at USF, worked for the Tallahassee Democrat for four years followed by 12 years with Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Marketing and Development, is retired and now a full time volunteer for Spring House Institute. She has one adult child.
Dee grew up in Tallahassee. She graduated from Leon High School and attended Florida State University. Dee became friends with George and Clifton Lewis' daughter, Byrd, during their preteen years. She spent time with Byrd at Spring House and feels a personal attachment to the preservation of this unique home. Dee has worked in law firms her entire working life, starting as receptionist and ending as the firm administrator in the Katz, Kutter, Haigler firm which later became Ackerman. As an administrator with Ackerman, she traveled helping to establish new offices in other cities, including New York and Washington, D.C. She has three grown children, five grandchildren and now enjoys the life of retirement.
Growing up in Tallahassee in the 1950's we were contemporaries of the George Lewis family. My sister knew the Spring House well. My introduction to airplanes at old Dale Mabry Field led to a 38 year career as an airline pilot. During extended periods in Chicago I developed a great interest in the city's architecture, especially Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. Now retired in Jacksonville, it's a rare privilege to be involved in raising the awareness of this important Wright property.
Bachelor: Design, UF
California Polytechnic State University
Has his own firm, KEVIN SCHWEIZER ARCHITECT located in New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater, Florida. Melissa Schweizer - Kevin's wife, four adult children. Kevin and his group, Nils M. Schweizer Fellows have been instrumental in the forward progress of Spring House Institute. He has been the consulting architect for the Lewises since his father, Nils Schweizer's passing. Nils was Mr. Wright's supervisor on the building of Spring House.
Pat Pepper Posner
Patricia Pepper Posner grew up in Tallahassee and graduated from Leon High School and Brown University, Providence, RI. She received a Juris Doctor from Pace University in White Plains, New York and worked as a lawyer for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for 20 years. She is now retired and enjoying life with her husband Roger Campbell. They have four adult children.
Todd grew up in west Michigan and the Chicago area. He has become a nationally recognized leader in the Landscape Architecture industry as he has worked on mature tree preservation on a dozen Frank Lloyd Wright homes around Chicago and the southern Great Lakes. He is the Manager for Bartlett Tree Experts local office in Tallahassee. He is deeply concerned with social justice and preserving space and architecture that offer uplifting human stories. Todd is also an avid Jazz bassist and patron of the arts.
Granddaughter of George and Clifton Lewis
Bachelor: Geology, Hampshire College
Masters: Social Work, Western Carolina University. Olivia was instrumental in the early days of Spring House Institute and the groundwork for what it has become and will be in the future, she was essential in the development of our first website, which our new one was created from, she organized and led the board meetings getting us through the maize of applying for and receiving tax exemption for our 501(c)(3).