Board of Directors

Larry Tucker

Larry and his wife Diana have lived in Walden since 1999. He has a BBA from Sam Houston State University and a MS from the University of Arkansas. After serving 8 years as an Instructor Navigator/Bombardier in the US Air Force, he and his family returned to Houston. He started as an instructor in the Aeronautical Technology Department at San Jacinto College retiring in 2004 as the Department Chairman. He then accepted the director position at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s extension campus in Clear Lake, before retiring to the golf course in 2006. He currently serves as the Senior Men’s Golf Association president and has been a member of the Architectural Control Committee for over 2 years.

Steve Benefield
Vice President

"My wife, Suzy, and I purchased our home in Walden in 2013. We have family members that are longtime residents of Walden. Suzy and I have always enjoyed being a part of this community and the close proximity to the lake. Suzy and I have been active members of Memorial Baptist Church Pasadena since 1993. I have been employed by the City Of Houston for over 33 years. I was appointed as a Director of Walden on Lake Houston Community Services Association in October 2013. In mid-2014 I was appointed as Security Director by the Board of Directors. As the Security Director I have developed a close working relationship with the Constable’s office. It is my hope that through community efforts our subdivision will be a safe and enjoyable place to raise our families spawning life long memories."

Henry M. Baker

Henry is retired and has lived in Walden with his wife, Betty, since the fall of 1999. Henry has a BS in physics/math from UTEP and an MBA from University of Santa Clara. He started his career as a physicist at White Sand Missile Range and later accepted a position with Sylvania Electronic Defense Labs in Mountain View, California. While with Sylvania, the family moved to England where he served as an advisor to the British on several intelligence gathering systems. Twelve months later Henry joined Raytheon and moved the family to northern Italy to participate in early warning and intelligence gathering projects. After eighteen months in Italy, the family moved to Massachusetts where as a project engineer he managed projects from Cape Kennedy to Tule, Greenland. Raytheon transferred him to Memphis, Tennessee where he helped design and install the FAA in route air traffic control digital tracking system. Desiring to remain in Memphis he served seven years as the MIS director at Delta Refining Company prior to founding Mechanical Automated Control Systems in 1985. As a Company specializing in SCADA and automated HVAC systems MACS grew to include offices in Nashville and Jackson, Mississippi. Since retiring from MACS in 1999, he has consulted with and served as a project manager with both Reliant Energy and University of Texas in Austin on HVAC automation projects. He is an active golf member and has served as president of the WOLH Senior Men’s Golf Association.

David Branham

David has resided in Walden on Lake Houston with his wife Janie since 2002, and has been a member of the golf club since 2003. David received his PhD in political science from the University of Houston in 2000 and joined the faculty at the University of Houston-Downtown in 2005. He was elected to the Faculty Senate Executive Committe at UHD in 2006 and received tenure in 2011. He is currently the Director of the Masters in Nonprofit Management program at UHD. David is also a mentor with the First Tee of Greater Houston and coaches Upward Basketball. David and Janie have 11 year old twins, Ruth and David, who attend Maplebrook Elementary School. David and his family are members of Second Baptist Church in Kingwood.

Gail Hall

Gail Hall moved into Walden on Lake Houston in February 2000. Gail has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Computer Science from Oklahoma Panhandle State University and she is a CPA in Texas. Her career has been spent working for small businesses mainly in the government contracting marketplace. She has been active in the Walden and Atascocita communities including having held various offices in the Humble and Texas Jaycees, held various offices in the Walden on Lake Houston Ladies Golf Association, volunteered with the Walden Wavez and Atascocita High School swim teams and founded an annual charity golf tournament benefitting breast cancer research. Gail has an 18 year-old son who attended Maplebrook Elementary, Atascocita Middle and Atascocita High schools and who is currently enrolled at Ole Miss. She is committed to Walden as she recently built her retirement home in the neighborhood.