President- Jim Joyce ’78
Jim and his wife Peggy are both ‘78 grads and have lived in Bay since returning from college. Jim has been in the Information Technology industry for 40 years; Peggy is a Speech and Hearing Pathologist. Jim served as VP for the Foundation for the past eight years and Peggy has been recording secretary. Jim earned degrees in Management, Marketing and Finance at Northwood University. Peggy completed undergraduate studies at Ball State and her MS at Kent State.
As “graduates” of Westerly and Bay Middle School, they loved their time at Bay High, where they dated. Jim played football and Peggy was a cheerleader. They were proud to have their two children, Meghan and Mike, attend Bay schools and are loving their time with their granddaughter. Both have served as ‘78 class reps for many years.
Peggy was president of Bay Junior Women’s Club and was active in preschool PTA/PTA. Jim has been on the board of Bay Men’s Club, was a commissioner of Bay Men’s and Thurman Munson baseball for over 15 years, a member of the Rockets Renovation committee, Cub and Boy Scout leader in 729, helped lead fund raising efforts for the renovation of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, and served as a board member/chair of their church for six years. He was involved in helping build the Legends of Rock program for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, on the board of Bellflower Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and was Advancement Chair for Boy Scouts of America. They remain close and active with many of their lifelong friends from Bay.
Vice President- Eve Ershek Uhland ’76
I am a graduate of Bay High class of 1976. I moved to Bay Village in 1973 from Pennsylvania. I started at Bay High my sophomore year and was involved in the JV volleyball team, yearbook club, and Science Club.
I have made lifelong friendships and still keep in touch with many of my classmates. I am the class representative for the alumni association for my class and have spearheaded the 10th, 20th, 30th, and probably the 50th class reunions. I also have a brother and 2 sisters that also graduated from Bay High.
I still reside in the Greater Cleveland area and have lived in North Olmsted since 1980. I have been a licensed real estate agent since 1990 and work with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. I have two children, Jacquie and Jeffrey, and two granddaughters and two grandsons.
I am very lucky to have them all living in the area. I have been very active in various school and community groups in North Olmsted and enjoy being active with the Bay High Alumni Foundation. My husband Greg and I have been married since September 1992 and we love to travel.
Treasurer- Bill Smith CPA/ABV ’71
Bill has been involved in BAF since 2017 and has been Treasurer since 2019. Bill grew up in Bay and attended Glenview, and was in the last ninth grade class in the old Junior High. He is a 1971 graduate of Bay High and played on the soccer team. Bill has a BBA and MBA degree from Ohio University and taught the Accounting Technology program at the OU Lancaster branch for a year.
Bill is a retired partner of Meaden & Moore, Ltd, one of the largest regional firms in Northeast Ohio. Bill provided assurance and business advisory services to emerging middle-market, closely held and publicly traded companies in numerous industries including, manufacturing, distribution, service, and not-for-profits. He was the Firm’s Partner in Charge of the Assurance Group and the designated audit quality partner for the AICPA Non-Profit/Government Auditing Quality Center. He was also in charge of the firm’s training programs and developed and instructed many of the courses. Bill is a CPA and has an ABV (Accredited in Business Valuations). He is also a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs, and AICPA – Business Valuation and Forensic & Litigation Section.
Bill was a member of the Rotary Club of Cleveland, Edgewater Yacht Club, past Treasurer of Avon Oaks Country Club, and Finance committee of Fund for our Economic Future of Northeast Ohio (FFEF). Bill enjoys golfing, bicycling, boating, and enjoyed volleyball until a career ending injury. Bill has lived in the area since college and stays in touch with many of his classmates and has helped with his class reunions. He is honored to apply his finance skills to help BAF.
Secretary- Becca Karl Gadbois ’93
Becca moved to Bay Village in 1980, right before she started kindergarten at Westerly. She continued through the Bay School system and graduated from Bay High in 1993. She went on to attend Ohio State for two years, and then moved to Southern California where she earned a degree in Finance, Real Estate, and Law at Cal State University, Long Beach. She met her husband, Tom, in Long Beach and they were married in 2002.
Becca worked in commercial real estate finance for several years but, upon the birth of her daughter in 2007, decided to become a stay-at-home mom. A son followed in 2010. She became an active volunteer at the kids’ school and served on the PTA board for seven years, in various roles including treasurer and president.
Becca and her family moved back to Bay in April, 2021 to take care of her mother. She currently works part time as a bookkeeper for a few friends with small businesses, as well as billing and admin for a marriage and family therapist. While she greatly misses her California family and friends, she is enjoying being back in “The Bubble” and getting reacquainted with her hometown.
Trustee- Paul Hartranft ’64
Paul is a 1964 graduate of Bay High. He and his family moved to Bay in May of 1954, a famous year in Bay history. He spent his summers at Culver Military Academy. Upon graduation he attended Ashland College where he studied accounting. Following college, he married Cathy who also is a Bay High grad from the class of 1966.
Paul has been in the accounting industry, serving various manufacturing concerns for more than 50 years. He is also the longest serving Bay Village Auxiliary Police Officer. Paul also coached in Bay Men’s Club baseball for over 20 years.
He has served in multiple roles for Bay Alumni Foundation since its inception, from secretary to president. He has also been a board member of the Bay Education Foundation for ten years. Paul is a wealth of knowledge to the board and members on all things Bay Village and Bay Alumni Foundation. Paul often shares great memories of his classmates and times at Bay High. His two children, Chrissy and PJ, are both Bay High graduates as well. He has one grandson who will also be a Bay grad in the next few years.
Trustee- Pete Just ’86
I am a 1986 graduate of Bay High School and lived in Bay Village for 24 years. I’m also blessed to have married a fellow alumnus, Wendy, who graduated in the Class of 1985. While at Bay High, I played football and basketball and was a member of the National Honor Society. I was also very fortunate to have been introduced to Dr. Walter Katzenmoyer and had the privilege of assisting him on a daily basis my senior year. Dr. Katzenmoyer was a pioneer in sports medicine in Northeast Ohio who was stricken by Polio as a young man. He continued to work into his 70s and each year a student-athlete from Bay High volunteered to help “Doc” with his morning routines and preparation for the day ahead.
After Bay High, I attended and graduated from the University of Dayton where I majored in Public Relations and Marketing. During my college summers, I worked for Bay Parks & Recreation – the greatest summer job you could have (ask anyone from BVP&R between 1985-1992)!
While searching for my first full-time job, I was invited to become a coach for Bay’s 7th grade football program which, at that time, was run through the Recreation Department. That first opportunity led to coaching football in Bay for the next 10 years with time spent coaching 7th grade, Freshman & JV, and eventually five seasons as the head 8th grade coach at Bay Middle School through 1999.
I currently live in Avon with my wife Wendy, our sons Evan and Drew, and our daughter Leah. I own a small graphic communications company that manages the production process for printed materials, product packaging, large format displays and branded apparel for a diverse range of companies. And I continue to coach even now, all these years later, but in a different sport. I’m currently the JV Lacrosse coach at Avon High School.
My involvement with the Bay Alumni Foundation began in late 2021, so I’m one of the newer faces in the Foundation. We hope to bring in many new faces—alumni from every decade—with the events and programming being planned. It’s a great time to hop on the BAF Bandwagon!
Trustee- Kevin Missal ’87
Kevin moved to Bay Village a few months after he was born. He attended Normandy, Bay Middle and graduated from Bay High in 1987. He was a member of the Science Club and Key Club in high school, babysat from 6th to 11th grade, and worked as a server and busser at a local restaurant his senior year. He enjoyed growing up on Oakmoor and playing outside with all the neighborhood children. He has many fond memories of games played, friendships made, adventures had and lessons learned.
After high school, Kevin attended Ashland University and graduated with a BSBA majoring in management and marketing and minoring in finance. While in college, he was very active in residence life, the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and many other extracurricular activities. He is a member of the National Dean’s List and Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
After college, Kevin moved back to Bay Village and worked in the insurance industry as a claims adjuster, system tester and data analyst for global, national and regional firms. He moved to Avon Lake in 2005 and left the insurance industry to raise his son, support his wife with her consulting business, assist his aging family members and any friends in need. During this time he has been a member of his son’s elementary school PTA, Avon Lake PTA Council, volunteered at St Raphael in Bay with the PSR program and is currently a counter at the church.
Kevin has been volunteering with the Bay Alumni Foundation since 2011 where he assists with the Homecoming parade floats, Distinguished Alumni & Educator Hall of Fame, Field Day for graduating seniors, Alumni Madness bowling event, Scholarship Committee, Alumni Foundation tent at Bay Days, Alumni Hallway at Bay High and writes the Do You Remember articles for the Shoreline.
Kevin has a multitude of interests. Some include walking, reading, family history, live music, muscle cars and going out to eat. He has devoted his life to helping and supporting his family, friends, community and church.
Trustee- Kim Moyer ’87
While at Bay High I played tennis for a year. I was a JV and Varsity boys basketball statistician for all 4 years. It was a privilege to watch the players grow into the players they did and the teams that we had through the 80’s. I was also a Rockette. Being a Rockette was a special sisterhood that has lasted well past graduation, and I am sure the rest of my lifetime.
After graduation, I went on to Kent State University to major in Elementary Childhood with a minor in Psychology. While at Kent I was on the Kent State Dance Team the “Flasherettes” for 3 years and captain for 1 year. Being a Flasherette gave me the opportunity to travel around the country with the football team during their season as well as perform at professional football games. I have also served as a judge for local colleges and high school dance teams.
After graduation from college, I went on to become a teacher in the Cleveland Metro School District. I have been teaching for 30 years and love every minute of my job and watching the kiddos grow over the year makes it all worth it.
As I look back on my time from Kindergarten to my Senior year in the Bay Schools, I know I got one of the best educations anyone could ask for. Friendships I made throughout those years I will forever treasure and remain very close friends with many of them.
I love to travel, spend time with family and friends. During my travels, I have visited with many of my past colleagues, friends and family making many more memories.
Trustee- Lee Rohlke ’78
Lee is a ‘78 Bay High grad and a lifelong resident of Bay Village. Growing up he attended Forestview elementary and Bay Middle School. Lee and his wife, Leanne (‘77), dated in high school where he played football, basketball, and baseball, while Leanne was a Rockette. Their six children – all Bay High graduates – were involved in nearly every form of activity and were/are also highly active in the community.
Lee served as president of Bay Alumni Foundation from 2014 to 2017 and is a member of the Bay High School Athletic Hall of Fame. On most Friday nights and Saturday mornings you would find Lee on the sidelines at the Bay games leading the “chain gang” – managing the down markers for the games. If he wasn’t on the high school sidelines, he was on a field somewhere coaching kids in Bay in all different sports.
As president of BAF, Lee was instrumental in starting the high school senior field day tradition, extending the BAF social media reach, welcoming new graduates to BAF during their celebration, and significantly expanding the BAF presence during homecoming weekend.
Lee has been in the environmental consulting business for several decades. Leanne is an administrator at Bay High and recently retired as head advisor of the Rockettes, a role she held for the past 12 years.