Howard joined the Board in 2009 to help TART Trails close the gap in Acme and join up with trails in Antrim County and Charlevoix. He is a casual trail user who enjoys cycling from Bunker Hill Road to the Traverse Area District Library for a book fix every other week. His idea of fun is making maps for TART Trails. Howard is a semi-retired engineer and GIS hobbyist living in Williamsburg. Howard’s wife, Patricia, is an Elk Rapids native and a specialist in traditional Southeast Asian music. Their son, Justin, is a freelance animator in northern California. Howard and Patricia now split their time between Acme and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.