Lake Sherwood Acres Subdivision

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Sherwood Lake Association Inc

PO Box 77185

Baton Rouge, LA  70879-7185

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Doug is a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge. He has served as the Worship Associate/Pianist at Istrouma Baptist Church since 1983. He has also served on the professional staff at LSU since 1986, with a current role of Director of HR & Financial Systems within Information Technology Systems. Doug is an accomplished pianist, having received his formal piano instruction from the studio of the late Ernestine Durrett of Baton Rouge. He received a B.S. in Basic Sciences from LSU in May 1986.

Doug and Debbie are thrilled to be the “new kids on the block” at Lake Sherwood Acres. As a realtor, Debbie loves to “sing the praises” of Lake Sherwood Acres to potential buyers. Both Doug and Debbie are eager to invest themselves with their new neighbors in our community.

Don Frattini: Prior to moving to Baton Rouge in 1996, Don lived in Connecticut and graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 1962. After an 8 year career in teaching, he served as a labor negotiator and organizer for 30 years with the Connecticut Education Association/NEA, the teachers’ union.

He was elected treasurer of SLA in January, 1997. He also serves as a member of the Lake Sherwood Council and as Chairman of the Communications Committee. He resigned from the Treasurer’s position in 2013 and is currently Vice President and Membership coordinator.

He is a volunteer arbitrator for BBB, active in the Cajun Clickers Computer Club, and a member of Italian American Spanish Town Marching group. He is a presenter for the National Staff Organization at their annual conference in January. He is married to Charlotte and has 4 grown daughters living in Concord, CA, Arlington, VA and New York City and a step-son in Nashville, TN along with 5 grandchildren. In his spare time, he plays a little golf and enjoys assisting others.


I have been a resident of Lake Sherwood Acres for 35 years. I am a member of First Presbyterian Church, Lake Sherwood Garden Club, Lake Sherwood Book Club, an Investment Club and PEO Chapter E.

I enjoy going to the symphony with friends. My spare time usually involves an activity with one of my six grandchildren or my daughters; whether it be a sporting event or just hanging out. Molly (my furry confidant) and I enjoy living on the lake and taking walks.

Shannon Long has been a resident of Lake Sherwood Acres since July 2016.  She lives with her husband Patrick, son Jackson, and moms Susan Vaughan and Lydia Thompson. She and her family were drawn to Lake Sherwood Acres because of its reputation, uniqueness, and charm.  Together, Shannon and Patrick have been renovating their home since 2017 and are both excited and proud of what they’ve accomplished thus far.   


Shannon is originally from Erie, PA, but moved to Baton Rouge in the fall of 1999 to attend LSU, where she received a B.A. in Economics in 2006.  Her professional background is in Accounting and Finance and is currently employed as the Controller for PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., a global manufacturer of software and studio recording equipment headquartered in Baton Rouge.   In addition to completing renovation projects with her husband, she enjoys tap and jazz dancing at the Jeffie Jean Dance Studio, baking, and watching LSU sports. Shannon also joined the LSA Garden Club in 2019 and wishes to continue her involvement in other areas of the HOA.

Mike Hayes has been a resint of Lake Sherwood for the last six years. He lives with Jami, his wife on Lake Sherwood East. Jami and Mike have 6 kids and 3 grandchildren collectively. He lived previously on Lake LaDare during the time of 1979 to 1983.

Mike retired in July 2007 from a career with Blue Cross Shield of Louisiana. During his 34 years his primary work was in the Internal Operations. He served as part of the Executive Management Team and was the Executive Director of HMOLA. He ended his career serving as the Senior Vice President of Benefits Administration.  After his retirement with BCBSLA, he did commute for 2 years to Puerto Rico. During this time, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Medical Card Services. MCS is a health insurer about the size of BCBSLA. In May of 2009, Mike came home.

The Board of Lake Sherwood gives Mike a focus for his retirement period and allows him to utilize his experience and training working with a management group. Prior to this year, Mike was a member of the Lake Sherwood Board in 2007. Because of the Puerto Rico job travel he did not seek reelection in 2008. Mike has lived both on and off the lake; as a result he brings a broader perspective of our resident’s needs.

Mike spends much of his time in the neighborhood. You may see him on his daily walk around the lake with Woofy and LolliPup, the two PeekaPoos that are his constant companions. If you get a chance stop and chat, he would like to spend time getting to know you and listen to your perspectives.

Jim Cazes, his wife Grace, and their teenage son Trevor moved into Lake Sherwood Acres in March of 2007. They moved from Parkview Oaks to Lake Sherwood Acres. Lake Sherwood Acres residency had been a dream of theirs for several years after they had moved into the adjoining subdivision 15 years earlier.

Jim recently retired from Johnson Diversey after working for them for 30+ years-- most recently in a sales manager position working the Gulf Coast, from Louisiana to the pan handle of Florida.

Jim served on the St. Thomas More School Board while Trevor was attending school there. He is also active with the St. Patrick Catholic Church and many of their organizations.

Jim is from the Baton Rouge area, and is a graduate of Istrouma and LSU Baton Rouge. He has degrees in Marketing and Management. He likes to cook and enjoys nature and the out doors. He is an avid golfer, fisherman, and hunter.

Samantha Montoya moved to Lake Sherwood Acres in September 2017 with her husband Mike, daughter Maya, and their two dachshunds, Tootsie & Butters.

She has lived in or near Baton Rouge all of her life and is a graduate of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at LSU. Samantha is a licensed Landscape Architect and a business owner.  

When she's not working, she often volunteers with Theatre Baton Rouge and is the co-captain of a Spanish Town Mardi Gras Krewe. Samantha also enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.

As a resident of the subdivision for the past 44 years, I have seen Lake Sherwood Acres mature into a well-kept, well-managed and a nice place to live. In the past, I had served on the Lake Sherwood Acres Board.  

 My Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado was followed by a long career of teaching and administration at Southern University till retirement in 2004. I have been a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Baton Rouge since 1976. 

 My two children, their spouses and a granddaughter are practicing physicians serving their communities, and my grandson is just starting his study of Law at Columbia University.

Jennifer St. Cyr and husband, Scott moved into Lake Sherwood Acres two years ago. We have lived in Baton Rouge for 25 of our 33 years of marriage. We have two adult children, Meghan and Wesley (Emily), a granddaughter, and two high school students, Alex and Christian.

My work experience includes biotech companies in the Northeast, various management positions and bookkeeper for a software company.

My volunteer positions include PTA president at both Buchanan and Glasgow, Parent Guild Treasurer at St. Luke’s, School Board Member at St. Aloysius, Manager of multiple BRSA competitive teams, member of the “Our Lady’s Fighting Tigers” at Christ the King, Prayer Warriors at St. Michael, and backstage parent for many theater productions around town. Our kids have attended public schools in EBR, private schools in EBR and we have been “home school” parents.

Mike Hayes Don Frattini Jim Cazes Doug Pacas Shannon Long Samantha Montoya Jennifer St. Cyr Lanelle Johnson