Dick Greenwood 


Dick Greenwood originally hails from Statesville, NC. In 2018, Dick retired as Professor Emeritus at Louisiana Tech University.  He and his wife, Anita, dog and two cats have lived very happily in Lansing for the past two years. Dick and Anita became members of GLAD in early 2019 and Dick became President of the GLAD organization in September 2019. When not working on GLAD-related activities, Dick stays busy as a part-time professor of Physics at Appalachian State University.

Jim Parsons
Vice President

Jim grew up in Lansing, Cookie in College Park, Md. Both are retired from United Chemi-Con, Jim as Specification Eng. Mg’r and product designer and Cookie in Quality Control. They are charter members of Emmanuel Baptist Church; members of We Care Committee (BROC, where Jim is Board VP); He is also on the Board of Hope Through A Vision (homeless ministry); past Board member of Ashe Chamber of Commerce; and also currently serves on BREMCO’s MAC and Foundation Committees. Jim and Cookie owned and operated Lansing Village Shoppe after retiring, until 2018.


Sandy is a lifelong resident of the Lansing Area.  She is a graduate of Northwest Ashe High School and Wilkes Community College.  She has two children and one grandson. Sandy looks forward to working with  the residents of Lansing and getting to know them all.

Board of Directors


Sandy Roten


James Littlejohn

James Littlejohn is originally from Boone, was a Pioneer, a Mountaineer and is a veteran of the 82d Airborne Division and Illinois National Guard.  After graduation from Northern Illinois University with a Major in Sociology and Minor in Music, James moved around with his career in banking, living in many cities including Chicago, Baltimore, Charlotte and Charleston but moved to Lansing in 2014 with his life partner Peggy and dog Shelby.  He is the owner of the Treehouse, a space that will promote community, creativity, the arts and celebrate  Lansing and his door is always open.


Anita Greenwood

I spent my childhood years in Galveston Texas, Southern California, and the Chicago suburbs before going to Auburn University.  I met my husband, Dick, at the University of South Carolina.  We have two children, Mary and Philip who now live in Louisville and Chicago.  Before moving to Lansing, we lived in Ruston, Louisiana where I taught high school French.  My great passions in life are horses, yoga, reading, French (and France), and nature.  While we have only been in Lansing for two years, I feel like it has been our home for much longer. 


Jim Blevins is in his seventh year as a GLAD Board of Directors member and served as Treasurer for two years. He is also Mayor Pro Tem of the Town of Lansing and brings the Town and GLAD together for joint projects. This is important because GLAD is a tax-free service organization, and the Town is a Municipal Corporation. GLAD can do things the Town cannot, and the Town can do things GLAD cannot. All the wonderful things you see happening in the Lansing area today are due to the cordial and cooperative relationship among the Town, GLAD, the LVFD and our community volunteers and contributors.


Ann Rose

Ann Rose is a retired RN and has been enjoying her second career as an organic farmer. She moved to Ashe county in 1996 with her three daughters and bought a small farm in the Lansing community.  She spends her spare time volunteering for GLAD, learning to quilt and is writing poetry and children’s stories.


Carolyn Weckstrom

My husband, Gary, and I have lived on Helton Creek Road since 2012. We became involved with GLAD soon after by volunteering with the Ola Belle Reed Festival. We have seen the “suggestion” of enlarging the park become a reality and have helped with the many festivals since. I have mostly appreciated the joy the park has brought to the long-time residents of Lansing and the surrounding area.

Jim Blevins