The Board of Directors is comprised of three members, each duly elected at the Annual Meeting in accordance with the bylaws. Directors serve two-year staggered terms so that each year a minimum of one-third of the board members’ terms shall expire. The powers and duties of the board members are listed in the Bylaws.


Bob Shepherd

After graduating from the US Naval Academy, Bob served 7 years as a pilot with the USMC, a year of which was spent in Viet Nam. Bob was then hired by Delta Air Lines where he flew for 30 years. Bob and his wife, Paula, (both native Texans) lived in River Plantation for 23 years prior to buying the first David Weekly lot in section one of Crighton Ridge in 1999. He also serves as the liaison with the waterfowl refuge ladies who help us care for the ducks in the section one lake.

Howard Leap

Howard Leap graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in government. He soon realized he was more of a high tech guy and has spent the last 40+ years working as an independent consultant in the field of automation engineering. He designs, builds, and commissions control systems for oil companies like Exxon, Shell, and Valero.

Howard and his wife, Gladys, lived in the Woodlands for 32 years before escaping, five years ago, to the peace and quiet of Crighton Ridge. Howard has always been interested in local government: running for City Council in Baytown in the 70s and elected to the MUD 40 Board in the Woodlands in the 80s (where he served a two year term as President).  Howard has been very active in dog rescue and is currently President of All Border Collie Rescue, a non-profit, all volunteer group, located in the Woodlands and responsible for saving more than 1,300 dogs during the last eight years.

Ruth Pewitt

Ruth and Michael Pewitt moved to Crighton Ridge in 2013 after living in The Woodlands for 20 years, and quickly decided this would be their home.

With a strong business background in human resources and senior management roles, Ruth wanted to share her skills with her new community and quickly volunteered to redesign the Crighton Ridge web site and form a Communications Committee.

In addition to her business background, Ruth has served on numerous non-profit boards including The Montgomery County Women's Center, The Humane Society of Montgomery County and The Friends of Texas Wildlife.


Board members do not receive financial compensation for the work done on behalf of the Crighton Ridge Community.

Any member of the Crighton Ridge Homeowners Association may run for office by submitting his or her name to the management company at least one month prior to the Annual Meeting for inclusion on the ballot or by being nominated from the floor of the Annual Meeting.