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Meet the AHNA Board Members

Meet the members of the Arbor Hills Neighborhood Association Board! We meet on the second Tuesday of most months at 6:30. Interested in joining a meeting or joining the Board? Just let us know!


Ashley Gibson - President

I moved to the neighborhood in 2018, and a newsletter was sitting on the table when we toured the house. I knew then that if we picked this house, we’d not only become first-time homeowners – we’d also get to be a part of an amazing community. I joined the neighborhood association as newsletter editor before we even moved in, and I loved getting to know our neighbors in that capacity. Now, as President, I aim to continue serving our neighborhood by building a sense of inclusion and community for all residents of Arbor Hills.

My husband Ean and I hope to see you around while we’re out walking with our kids Arthur and Walter and our cocker spaniel Charlie.

To contact me or other board members, please email


Josh Grotheer – Vice President

Josh has served on the AHNA Board since 2018 and moved from the Member at Large role to Vice President in 2023. He partners with local small businesses who provide advertisements and sponsorship opportunities that fund the expenses the neighborhood incurs – such as philanthropy, the quarterly newsletter, and social events.

Josh and his wife, Megan, have lived on Leyton Lane since 2016 and have a daughter (Elliott, 4) a son (Brady, 2), and a loyal rescue dog (Kaison). Josh is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones and Megan is a nurse at American Family Children’s Hospital.

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Jackie Bastyr-Cooper – Treasurer

I’ve lived in Arbor Hills since 1998. Both of my kids attended Leopold, Cherokee, and West.


I was the president of Leopold’s Parent Faculty Organization (PFO) for 3 years when my kids attended and was involved for 10 years with the West Athletic Boosters at West HS.​

With my kids out of the house, I finally have some time to get involved with the neighborhood association. My favorite events now are the Food Truck nights!


Aaron Eicher - Events Coordinator

Aaron works as an engineer. He and his wife Chloe live with their dog Shadow and two cats. 


Nanci Horn - Membership Coordinator

Nanci moved into the neighborhood in 2018 with her husband Charlie and their daughter Jordan. She works as the events director for Hilldale Mall.

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Erica Fletcher – Newsletter Editor

My husband and I moved into the neighborhood during the summer of 2022 with our two young boys. Our family enjoys spending time outdoors so the easy access to Knollwood Conservation Park and the UW Arboretum from Arbor Hills was a huge draw for us.


My children attend Leopold Elementary in the Dual Language Immersion Program. I’m a member of Leopold’s Parent Faculty Organization (PFO) and have been very happy with our local elementary school! Feel free to reach out with any questions.

I joined the board in the fall of 2022 and hope to play a small part in strengthening the already strong sense of community in Arbor Hills by serving as the Newsletter Editor.


Lisa Fernandez – Block Captain Coordinator

Lisa and her partner Mark moved to Arbor Hills in 2013.  They love the neighborhood, all the trees and the closeness to the bike paths and park.  She is a retired nurse, having worked inpatient med- surg at UW Hospital and Clinics for 24 years.  She has two children and two grandchildren.  She wants to give back to her community in her retirement, and she has a particular interest in equity, diversity and anti-racism initiatives. She fills her time with volunteer work and sees serving on the AHNA Board as an opportunity to further her desire to work towards a more cohesive sense of community and justice. She is most happy and energized in service to others.


Chuck Friedrichs & Cathy Means - Communication Coordinators

Chuck & Cathy moved into Arbor Hills in 2006. Relocating from Stoughton, we were looking for a house as close to work as possible, Chuck being at Edgewood College and Cathy at UW HSLC. What a joy it was to find this incredible neighborhood - so country but so city - basically 10 minutes from everything by car, 15-20 by bike. Soon after, the Cannonball Path was paved and the walk/bike bridge over the beltline was completed and our new e-bikes became very active! With 2 kids out of the house, we enjoy Chester the cat, landscaping and gardening in a surprisingly large back yard, home maintenance and many day trips and car shows on our other summer rides, '85 VW Cabriolet and Honda VTX cycle. We have great neighbors and have been the Derby Down block captains for almost as long. It has been fun to see the neighborhood slowly transform from original builders to younger family folks. Stop by, say hi, take a garden stroll, anytime!


Caroline Thompson – Member At Large

Gary and I moved to Arbor Hills in November 2003.  I met my neighbor Jackie when she invited me to a scrapbooking party.  I fell in love with the craft and Jackie became a very good friend.  I enjoy flower gardening, hiking, reading, sewing (a beginner) and crafting.

Sheri Carter – Member at Large

Photo and bio to come soon

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