Association Officers

Karin Arsan  |  President

Karin first came to TML with her parents, Stuart (“Tate”) and Virginia Lane. It was a pretty rustic Woock’s cabin they stayed in, with no running water and a true ice box - but it was love at first sight.

After attending Grinnell College, Karin worked as a social worker in Chicago from 1965 to 1970, working with children in foster care. Then she went overseas with her husband. During their time in Hong Kong she volunteered in various social projects, such as being on the board of St. Barnabas Society and Home, and working in a Vietnamese refugee center school. In Singapore she worked in an orphanage.

Even though Karin lived overseas from 1970 to 2002, she never missed time at TML and brought her children here every summer. She and her husband, Ahmet, bought their cabin in 1984, and this has been their beloved home ever since. She enjoys writing TML history stories for our newsletter and organizing the Adopt-a-Highway volunteers.

Bob Iversen  |  Vice-President

Ten Mile Lake is in my DNA: my parents' families were vacationing here years before they even met, and I've been fortunate to be coming since 1946. Even when we were raising our family in California, we returned as often as possible. When I semi-retired in 2002, I joined Bruce Carlson's Environment & Ecology Committee and have been taking Secchi readings for almost that long, and lately helping with vegetation mapping.

When AIS became a real threat several years ago, I led a new committee dedicated to preventing the "bad stuff" from entering beautiful Ten Mile. For several years, our dedicated volunteer "inspection educators" staffed the boat access on weekends helping to ensure the boats coming in were "clean, drained and dry." (We now have county-paid inspectors.)

Ten Mile is extremely fortunate to have a large number of property owners who feel strongly about preserving the quality of the lake -- I'm happy to be part of that group and am honored to be TMLA's vice president.

Blake Shelton  |  Secretary

Blake Shelton grew up in Racine, WI, Spokane, WA, Wauwatosa, WI, Wichita, KS and Edina, MN.  He first came to Ten Mile Lake when he was five years old.  His grandparents, from Chariton, IA, had built their cabin on Chariton Beach in 1931. The family’s Ten Mile roots are deep. Due to geographic distances, Blake’s family did not make it to Ten Mile every year but tried to visit his grandparents as many summers as possible.  In 1982 Blake and his wife Nancy along with Blake’s sister Cheris and her husband, Bob Garrison, purchased the original Shelton cabin after Blake’s dad, Fred, decided to sell. In 1992 the Garrisons purchased the Howard and Lois Sandell property, also on Chariton Beach in Bachelor Bay.

Blake and his wife Nancy graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College and were married in 1970. They raised their two children, Christine and Scott in Plymouth, MN.  Christine and the two grandchildren, Aaron and Hannah Lakatos live in Grand Prairie, TX.  Scott lives in St. Louis Park, MN. Nancy passed away in 2015. Blake spent the majority of his working career in the financial services business and retired from Wells Fargo in 2006 after twenty three years with that firm. He has been an active member of the City of Lakes Rotary Club for 27 years.

Teresa Conway  |  Treasurer

Ten Mile Lake became part of my life at 1 year old.  That is the first time my parents drove my brother and myself to from Audubon, Iowa to stay at Camp Iowa on the north shore.  My dad, Harold Jensen, had come here as a boy.  He is the nephew of Dr. L.E. Jensen who eventually bought Camp Iowa.  Even though my dad passed away in 1962, my mom continued to bring my brother and me to Ten Mile every summer.

My husband, Chris, and I have passed this love of Ten Mile on to our children and we now have grandchildren who are 5th generation Ten Milers!!  To me, Ten Mile is “heaven on earth” and part of the reason is that it has maintained its pristine beauty throughout the 62 years I have been coming here.  A lot of that is due to the Ten Mile Lake Association.  I have been so impressed in my 5 years on the board with the dedicated people that are willing to put time and finances into keeping Ten Mile in the very best condition!!

Ivar Siqveland  |  Ex-Officio

Ivar served as president of the Ten Mile Lake Association from 2015 through 2017. By virtue of this service, he is the current ex-officio board member and part of the advisory committee.