Rob Coulter, Lake Steward

Rob was born and raised in the Detroit, Michigan area; and has variously resided there, Toronto, Seattle WA, London, Ontario, and now back in Michigan. He has been a widower since his wife died of cancer many years ago. He loves to fish on Lake Manitou, read, and until a few years ago go scuba diving. 


He first came to Manitoulin as a child in the early 1950s, when his parents brought the family for vacations at Manitou Haven Lodge; Rockville area, on the west side of Green Bay for many years. When the resort ceased operating in 1967/68, the cabins were offered first to long time renters and his older brother John purchased one at that time, subsequently adding a kitchen/bathroom addition, sundeck, etc.


Along with Rockville neighbors, they began putting hand-made shoal markers on the nearby Sheppard's Rock shoal before LMAA was established, and have continued to do so with the LMAA marker floats. He joined the LMAA in 2010/2011 in connection with bringing to the Directors' attention the matters of direct measurements by Ministry of Environment showing the Lake Manitou's deep-water oxygen levels being marginal to substandard in terms of preserving lake trout fisheries, and the related issue of the Lake being designated "At Capacity"; that designation is supposed to preclude any further subdivision-type developments and thereby limit further additions of nutrient loads that directly affect deep-water oxygen levels. He became one of the Association's Lake Stewards at that time. 


His education is a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Michigan and a Master's degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Toronto. He is semi-retired from a 30+ year career in Water Pollution Control Engineering and related water quality matters.