HTSA Board of Directors

Directors are elected to staggered 3-year terms, with 3 board positions up for re-election annually at the annual meeting in January.

Steve RochePresident

Steve is a retired senior manager with the IRS and has owned and operated his own Tax Planning and Preparation Firm for the last 11 years. Steve is a Vietnam Veteran who served with the US Army Special Forces. He recieved a BS Degree from Central Connecticut State and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. Steve has lived in Harpeth Trace since 1995 and has served on the Harpeth Trace Board for the last ten or so years.


David CarterVice President, Legal


Nancy Brown – Treasurer

Nancy has been a resident in Harpeth Trace’s Treetops for 10 years. Over the course of the last 9 years she has served on the Treetops Board as Secretary. When she is not home enjoying the neighbors and walking the neighborhood, you can find her passionately at work as an IT professional with Comdata in Brentwood. Previous IT experience has been in the healthcare arena serving HCA, Hewlett Packard and MedSolutions.
Nancy always has a tale or two to tell about her sibling Maine Coons – the girls can be spotted in her front window making their ‘to-do’ list. These two have Nancy well-trained, obedient and always ‘ready to serve’!.


Graham Gerdeman – Secretary, Communications/Webmaster; Snow Removal

Graham is in charge of implementing and maintaining the Harpethtrace.org website and is the board Secretary. He also is in charge of coordinating ice removal and snow melt application in the winter. Graham has lived in Harpeth Trace since 2003 with his wife Adriana and their retired racing greyhound, Bunny, and their new greyhound puppy, Hazel. A middle Tennessee native, Graham earned his bachelors of science in Biology from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL in 1995. Working first in marine biology, he spent 12 years in healthcare at Vanderbilt University where he slowly moved from the lab to Information Technology. He also served on the Medical Center Staff Advisory Council for 8 years. Graham now works as a freelance photographer and is the technological assistant / videographer at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, a non-profit music school and world-class performance space in the Germantown neighborhood downtown.


Don Bradley – Streets/Curbs/Drainage

Don is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army and is also a former financial consultant. He was the executive director of the Illinois National Guard & Militia Historical Society and he is currently serving as Middle Tennessee Chair, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense promoting a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees.


Schatzi Hageman – Irrigation and Landscaping

Schatzi has been a resident of Harpeth Trace since 2001. Since then, she has served in various positions on the Harpeth Knoll Board of Directors, serving as President for the past four years.  Presently, she is also in charge of monitoring and maintaining the landscaping and irrigation systems in Harpeth Trace.


Kate McCoy – Lighting

Kate works for Davidson County Public Schools as an exceptional education teacher and for a private agency doing in-home behavior therapy. She works primarily with students who have severe disabilities/and or behavior problems. She has a BS in biology from Emory & Henry College, an MPT from Elon University, a MS in Special Education from Radford University, and is currently finishing course work and clinical hours for her BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst). Kate also serves on the board of directors of the Harpeth Knolls condo association, where she lives with her significant other, Josh, and their two rescue dogs, Snickers and Doodle.


Phyllis Rose – Communications/Harpeth Trace Herald; Signs

Phyllis owns 8:28 Marketing where she writes, designs and produces marketing communications and advertising for a variety of B2B, B2C, non-profit, and retail clients. Since 2013, she also writes and designs the Harpeth Trace Herald, the seasonal newsletter of Harpeth Trace. Phyllis is the coordinator of the Annual Picnic and Neighborhood Yard Sale.

Jim Deming – Warner Parks Liaison

Jim Deming and his spouse Lynne moved to Treetops in 2002, and then to their present house at 592 Harpeth Trace in 2004. Jim is a graduate of the University of North Texas, Emory University, and Vanderbilt University. He is a retired minster and chaplain with the United Church of Christ, most recently serving positions as National Minister for Environmental Justice and Chaplain Resident at McKendree Manor. Jim has also been a non-profit Executive Directorwith Ohio Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, and Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association. He and Lynne have two sons: David is on the faculty at Harvard University and Daniel is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department and currently serving in India. Lynne and Jim have two amazing daughters-in-law – Janine and Ayumi – and three adorable grandchildren – Maia, Serena, and Alex.