Pat Pepper Posner
Acting President Recording Secretary
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.
Michael Morton grew up in Austin, TX where he was first exposed to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright in a documentary titled “Fallingwater” at the age of 12. He determined then to become an Architect. Michael attended Texas Tech University where he furthered his passion for architecture. This dream never became reality and another career path was taken. Michael is still an Architect at heart and has been to several of Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings, including his home and studio in Oak Park, IL. Michael is currently living in Liberty, SC, and found the Lewis Spring House online while vacationing in Panama Beach, FL in 2016. Michael realized that the trip from his home in Liberty was a short drive to the Lewis Spring House, so he decided to apply to become a volunteer. Michael has been to several work days over the past couple of years. Michael is passionate about Frank Lloyd Wright design and preserving the structure and history of the Lewis Spring House.
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 Lewis 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.
A resident of Tallahassee and former student at Florida State University, Victoria Tait is a volunteer and friend of the Spring House. At Florida State, Victoria studied Design Fundamentals, Art History and Survey of Interior Architecture. She has interest in architecture and enjoys seeing artist push past standard practice and experiment with new ideas. Victoria is hopeful to see the Spring House restored and opened to the public to continue to serve the community as a facility to learn, inspire, create and converse.
Joel grew up and lives in Central Ohio. He has worked construction in plumbing and HVAC trades for nearly 25 years. He has a BA in communications from Ohio University, is a musician and avid hiker. Joel and his wife Leah live in a Usonian home in the Rush Creek Village development of Worthington, Ohio. Rush Creek Village is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places for being the single largest community of Usonian homes in the United States. It was from living in a Usonian home that Joel's interest in Frank Lloyd Wright's architecure grew. Joel visited Spring House while on vacation and was immediately enamored with it's pod hemicycle design and natural setting. He has since volunteered time making mechanical and structural repairs to Spring House and is excited and dedicated to the full restoration of this historic structure.
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 Lewis Spring House.
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 Spring House Institute's first website, the basis for the current one, she organized and led the board meetings getting us through the maize of applying for and receiving tax exemption for our 501(c)(3). Olivia does grant and other research for SHI.