Meet the Board

Tony Miltich


Tony Miltich has been an ABLE member since 2001, a director since 2002, President 2003-2007, and currently serves as VP. Tony and Suzanne moved to the shores of Beaver Lake in 1997 from the Fayetteville area after sailing on the lake for many years. As a scientist and lifetime sailor, Tony has an understanding and appreciation of the issues affecting our lake. Tony serves as ABLE's representative on the Awareness and Education Committee of the Beaver Watershed Alliance.

Mark Curtis


Mark and his wife Susan moved to Prairie Creek in 2003. After living on Guam for 15 years, he really appreciates the clean drinking water source that Beaver Lake provides to northwest Arkansas. His background is in Regional Planning and Finance and is a member of the Benton County Planning Board. His dock on the lake is a short, downhill walk through an amazing Ozark forest with deer, fox, hawks, and many other creatures. He is an instructor for the NW Arkansas Curling Club at the Jones Center in Springdale.

Chuck Russell

Chuck grew up in Neosho, Missouri attending Crowder College and then Missouri Southern State University. He also served in the US Marine Corps from 1986 to 1992 including a deployment to the Gulf War. He is currently employed by a regional power company based in Oklahoma where he is involved with almost anything dealing with computers and communications. Chuck learned to dive in Beaver Lake and currently uses it to teach the majority of his SCUBA students.

Bruce Pertle


Retired gentleman with a heavy dose of volunteerism and environmental stewardship.

Grimsley Graham

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Grimsley taught English at Rogers High School for 30 years, retiring in 2009. An avid stream fisherman and hiker, he joined the ABLE board in 2011. He is also a member of the Rogers Greenways and Trails Committee, and the Rogers Public Education Foundation. He and his wife Carol are parents to two grown sons, Jeff and Andrew, and reside in Rogers.

Wendy Cravens


Wendy Cravens is the Director of the Benton County Regional Solid Waste Management District. The District is responsible for establishing or overseeing solid waste management programs such as waste reduction, reuse, recycling and disposal programs. Wendy has served as the Director since 2007 and previously served as Deputy Director for the District and Program Coordinator for the County Environmental Services office. Wendy also serves on the boards of several non-profits including: Keep Benton County Beautiful, Beaver Lake Foundation, Association of Beaver Lake Environment, the AR Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and as the international board representative for SWANA. Wendy is a native of Northwest Arkansas. She and her husband, David, live in Centerton and have four adult daughters and two grandchildren.