Board Members

Dave Murphy
Chairman, North Central Chapter NCRS

I joined NCRS 20 years ago when all I had for a sports car was a TR6.  Then with the help of Mark Swanson, I found a 66 Nassau Blue small block air convertible where I learned about how to restore a classic.   (Mark also introduced me to the TR6). After Top Flighting at a Regional I found that I was not driving it as much as I could so it was time to move on.   It was not two months before I found my Lady in Red, a 91 Red on Red convertible which has renewed my zeal in the hobby.  

I can be found at Tech Sessions, Judging Events and Social gatherings with the greatest bunch of friends I have made thanks to great Club Members who share this enthusiasm for the Great American Sports Car. So come for the fun, knowledge and fantastic camaraderie.  

I am still looking for that driver, while I get the Lady ready for her next event. 

Paul Burski

Paul Burski
Vice Chairman/ Asst. Tech Director

I own a 1962 roman red roadster that I bought from my dad over ten years ago.  I really enjoy working on the car, from engine rebuilds to small paint jobs.  I have hosted a couple of NCRS tech sessions, including installing a new wiring harness and then an engine dyno session. I recently added to the stable with a 2002 Coupe.

Kevin Sullivan

I grew up in Cottage Grove, and have had the Corvette bug since 1979 when my high school friend, and our fellow NCRS member, Al Loosebrock purchased a 1963 Corvette SWC – and he took me for a ride. 

It took me a while to purchase my own Corvette, and when I did, it was a Bryar Blue 1972 Coupe. I had that for a few years, and then I decided that I wanted to find a Corvette convertible. I then purchased the 1961 convertible that I now have.

I really enjoy getting my car judged. I also enjoy judging cars at our chapter meets and the tech sessions are awesome. I learn something new every time I meet with our club members. With that said, I look forward to seeing our club grow and all us us gaining a greater appreciation of all things Corvette.


Jerome Lardy
Membership Manager, Flight Program Administrator

I joined the North Central Chapter in 2006 and became a board member in 2010. It has been a very enjoyable experience meeting many new friends that share the same Corvette interests that I have.  I particularly enjoy the tech sessions where we work on a member’s Corvette and learn a thing or two that can be used later on.
I have completed a body-off restoration on my ’63 split window coupe and have had it judged at the chapter and national meets.


Bob Lund
Technical Director

I joined NCRS National back around 1975 when I bought my first Corvette. It’s a 1964 silver blue fuel injected convertible. I have completed a body-off NCRS restoration on this car and achieved a Top Flight award at our chapter meet in August 2011 and at the North Central regional meet in Rochester in June 2012. I have been working on Corvettes for over 40 years.  I bring my knowledge to our chapter as the Technical Director for our chapter. I currently own many mid-year Corvettes and try to drive them as much as possible.

Tim Saarela

I own a 50th Anniversary convertible that my wife Laura and I love to drive on weekends.  I joined the North Central Chapter in July 2019 shortly after buying the C5 and became Treasurer in July 2021.  I also have a 1965 maroon-maroon roadster that is keeping me busy as a project car.

I’ve enjoyed my time as a member of the club and am learning a ton.  Getting to know the members through various club events has been a big part of the experience.  Everyone has been super supportive and extremely willing to share their expertise.

Chris Enstrom
Judging Chairman

I am an enthusiastic Corvette owner.  I have been fortunate to have been the Chapter Judging Chairman for the North Central Chapter since August of 2012.  During that time, I have enjoyed helping Corvette owners learn more about how much fun they can have with their cars!  There are multiple options that NCRS offers each Corvette owner to pursue different levels of judging their car.  From Sportsman to Top Flight, to Mark of Excellence and more.  Please reach out to me to learn more.  I have participated in a number of different car judging activities with NCRS with my own cars.  I own a 1967 convertible that has made it all the way to the Duntov Mark of Excellence, which means it has scored at least a 97% at the Regional level, successfully completely the Performance Verification, and scored another 97% at the National level.  I also earned the Founders Award with the 1967.  Since then, I have purchased a 1994 ZR-1 and have earned a Top Flight Award at the National level and am pursuing the Sportsman Award.

Don O’Grady
Activities Chairman

I own a 1966 Corvette Roadster.  I have been activities director for several years now and enjoy helping club members get to know each other.  Feel free to share any ideas you may have for upcoming activities.


Bryan Parker
Newsletter Editor

I am glad to be back in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” and again be a part of the North Central Chapter.  I originally joined this chapter in 2013 and was able to learn about and experience NCRS judging firsthand having a Corvette judged at the Chapter, Regional and National level.

I’ve been a Corvette enthusiast most of my life thanks to my dad who spent his career working for Chevrolet and taught me how to work on cars.  I’ve been fortunate to have owned several Corvettes over the years including a 1979 L82 automatic, 1994 6-speed coupe and a 2003 50th Anniversary convertible (which my son, who is also a member, now owns).  I recently purchased a 1967 L79 4-speed roadster that needs a lot of TLC for my next project that should keep me busy in retirement.

I really enjoy, and learn a lot from, the chapter members, tech sessions and judging.  I look forward to learning even more and getting to meet and know more of the members during our chapter events.

Sarah Lardy

I have been an official NCRS member since 2020, however I have been involved in NCRS activities since my dad, Jerome, let me help restore his 1963 splitwindow and attend related tech sessions. I may have started by holding assorted tools and car parts, but my love for this organization has grown to where I am now judging Corvettes at meets and attending many more events. Please let me know if you have any edit requests for the website!

Ryan Clayson
Member At-Large

My wife, Kristi, and I joined the NCRS and the North Central Chapter in July of 2019. The main reason for joining was to learn more about what we had, and meet some new people. We own a Jewel Blue 1961 Corvette that is largely unrestored, and has been a part of Kristi’s family since 1970 when her dad bought it from the original owner.  I have really enjoyed my time as a club member. Learning about the judging process, crossing some states off of our list and meeting new friends by traveling to judging meets. It’s true what they say. Come for the cars, stay for the people. I enjoy the tech sessions, when I can make them. It’s been great to learn more about the mechanical side of these beautiful machines. I am excited to learn even more.

Mike Meirovitz
Member At-Large

I joined NCRS shortly after I purchased my 1980 Corvette in 2010. For years before then I had been an owner of MG’s and Jaguars, but I needed a change. Having always loved the history behind the cars, NCRS has given me an opportunity to learn about the Corvette, hone my mechanical skills and
provide what I’ve learned back to other later C3 owners. My 1980 has multiple regional and chapter Top Flight awards!

Should you have any questions you can email Mike at [email protected].