Michael and his spouse, Andra, and have lived in Lake Forest for 25 years. He has been blessed to have raised five children in the community. He has over 40 years experience in the Food Industry in sales and supply chain. He strongly believes in God/Faith, Family/friends, and Country/community. Michael enjoys working on the Caucus as a representative of Ward 3 and helping to continue the legacy of Lake Forest as a desirable place to live.
James Bernahl is the Director of Engineering and the Village Engineer for the Village of Winnetka. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Illinois. James and his wife moved to Lake Forest in 2016 with their two children. He is a decorated Army Veteran who served in the Gulf War as a Combat Engineer. In his free time he volunteers at the Lake Forest Park District, and hopes to lend his skills to improve the community.
Chris Casey has lived in Lake Forest with his wife Eileen since 1995. They have three children who all graduated from the School of St. Mary as well as Lake Forest High School. He has a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Chris has been a sales leader his whole career with the past 20 years in advertising sales for business-to-business publications, websites, and digital media. He spent a lot of time volunteering at St. Mary’s as well as coaching youth sports. He is looking forward to giving back to the community as a Caucus committee member of the 3rd Ward.
Cindy Davidson moved to Lake Forest in 2012. A graduate of Purdue University, Cindy is the Vice President of Human Resources at Symmetry Surgical. With a strong career in sales, sales operations, training, and human resources, she hopes to ensure we have a strong and active Caucus Committee. When she’s not working, Cindy enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with her grandkids. As a 10-year resident of Lake Forest, Cindy feels privileged to be part of the community.
Prior to starting CVJ, Nate spent 13 years in capital markets, most recently at JPMorgan. In this capacity, Nate advised companies on how best to use complex structured products and derivatives to meet their strategic objectives. Nate worked with a diverse group of industries and across a broad spectrum of capital arrangements, including transactions related to mergers & acquisitions, project financing, real estate financing, bond issuance, syndications, private placements, and asset based lending. In total, Nate executed more than $25b of these transactions. Prior to JPMorgan, Nate was in consulting, and also spent time at 2 start-up companies, one of which raised $120mm in VC funding.
Nate holds a BS in finance and international business, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University, and an MBA, with concentrations in Strategy and Finance, from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Rives Morris was born and raised in Lake Forest and attended Regis University in Denver, Colorado. During high school and college he worked in Lake Forest’s City Public Works Department. After graduating from Regis, he moved to Chicago to start his career at CDW, which has continued in sales and marketing for Business Intelligence software companies. This has expanded to include Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytic software. Rives’ wife is a teacher in the Lake Bluff school system and they have two children, one attends Everett Elementary School, and the other is in the Pre-Kindergarten program at The Winter Club.
I have lived and worked in Lake Forest for the past 20 years and love being a part of this vibrant community. My husband and I enjoy all Lake Forest has to offer, from the special events in and around town, the wonderful community facilities, and delightful people, to the location – we have a great beach, amazing green space, and are close to the city, so it’s the best of all worlds! I currently sit on several boards, and enjoy travel, golf, and design in my spare time.