Growing up in Tallahassee in the 1950's we were contemporaries of the George Lewis family. My sister knew the Lewis 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.
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.
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.
DO THE WRIGHT THING!
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.