Board Members

Below Reflects the results of October Election

Alden Miles
Chairman, North Central Chapter NCRS

I joined the North Central Chapter in June of 2013, because I wanted to meet people who restored Corvette’s, or know people who do. I have enjoyed the Technical Sessions and Judging Events even if I am still working on a Corvette to judge.

We have a 1958 Corvette that I have taken completely apart to do a nut and bolt frame off restoration. When complete it will be Regal Turquoise, White Coves, Charcoal Interior, with White Convertible Top. The options will include, 283ci x 270hp, 4-Speed Transmission, Heater, Courtesy Lights, Power Windows, Wonder Bar Radio and Positraction.


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.


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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.


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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
Treasurer

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.


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Dave Murphy
Secretary / Assistant Judging Chair

There I was, driving a Triumph sports car and looking for a hobby. I joined the club and everyone kept asking me where my Corvette was. Thanks to a great friend, I found my Corvette in Pipestone, Minn. and began to learn about Corvettes. It’s been a great learning experience and I would not miss any event for the world. The club is a great place to meet Corvette enthusiasts, so please come to some of our events and meet our members.

My Corvette is a ’66 Nassau blue small block air Roadster. Thanks to our club members, I have learned an incredible amount about my car. My first car showing was a Sportsman, followed by a 2nd flight, and finally Top Flight. So come for the fun, knowledge, and fantastic camaraderie.


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.


Sarah Lardy
Webmaster

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!


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Nick Kornder
Newsletter Editor

I joined the NCRS in January of 2013. I was working with my uncle restoring a 1964 corvette coupe and had purchased some parts via Craigslist.  I met Bob Lund and he turned me on to the North Central Chapter.   My love of corvettes goes back to grade school, where I built dozen of models after seeing my uncle’s 1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette.  On May 30, 2008 my dream came true when I purchased my first Vette, a 1980 red coupe.  In the years since I did an engine rebuild, switched to a 3.55 rear end and in 2017 upgraded to a 200r4 overdrive transmission.  On July 21, 2012 my wife Annie and I expanded our family with the addition of Henry.  The math did not work out as there were now three of us and only two seats in the Corvette.  So the saint that my wife is, gave me the best wedding anniversary gift there could be, when on August 29, 2012 she allowed us to purchase my dream Corvette, a red 1969 big block roadster. Since then we have been blessed with little Josie and we took both cars out to shows, the kids exchanging rides in the big block roadster and the other in the fulling enclosed, nice and warm, coupe. In October of 2017 Maddie joined our family, and car shows don’t happen as often, but she too enjoys a ride in either Vette.  The kids don’t call them coupe or convertible, or 69 or 80, but rather, “Big Block” and “Small Block”.



Kevin Sullivan
Member At-Large

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.