Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association

HONNA was founded in 1974 to promote, preserve, and protect quality of life in our unique corner of the world.

2018 Board

Front (l-r) Rick, Charleen, Troy, Robin, Peter and Angie, Back (l-r) John J, Kim, Ben, Natalie, John D and Kent (missing from photo: Jay)


Rick Carson
 (Cherry Street NE) was editor of the Association’s newsletter from 2002-2016 and currently edits the HONNA page in the Northeast Journal. This is his twelfth year serving on the Board. He moved to Pinellas County in 1989 and has lived in the neighborhood since 2001. Since living in the area he has volunteered as a reading tutor, delivered Meals on Wheels, coordinated an AIDS Buddy program for Catholic Charities in the county and served on the City’s Social Action Funding Committee. Rick currently volunteers as editor of the United Church of Christ’s Florida bi-monthly newsmagazine. 

Angela Chevalier (16th Avenue NE) has been a resident of The ONE since 2013, having lived in Santa Barbara, San Diego and Ohio. She currently spends her time on the medical mission field throughout the world, recently in Bolivia and Nigeria, with an occasional trip transporting children from Third World countries needing open heart surgery to the US back to their home country. A lover of historical architecture, gardening and the arts, she loves living here. She has three grown children, a bicycle and an active dog. 

Ben DeLozier (19th Avenue NE) located to The ONE in 2015 with his wife, Whitney, and two children. They are stewards of a 100 year old Craftsman house that they recently reconditioned in 2017. This will be his first year serving on the Board. In addition to a career in finance and management consulting, his community service efforts include: Boy Scouts of America, Love Kitchen (food bank), the Boys and Girls Club, Victory Ventures (shelter) and the Memphis Institute of Leadership and Education. 

Natalie DeVicente (18th Avenue NE) has been a resident of The ONE since 2012, and is a third generation St. Pete native. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the St. Petersburg Museum of History and the Junior League of St. Petersburg and is a volunteer with other local non-profits. Natalie is the owner/broker of the boutique real estate firm, Southern Roots Realty, where she incorporates her love for St. Petersburg history with her expertise in real estate, specializing in the sale of properties with great historical elements and unique architecture. She resides in a home built in 1925 with her wonderful husband, Logan (a fifth generation St. Pete native who grew up in The Old NE), and their children. 

John Duda (19th Avenue NE) is owner and CEO of Summit Exercises and Training, founded in 2013. He has lived in The ONE since 2014 and in Florida most of his life. Prior to moving back to Florida in 2014, he lived in Washington, DC, and worked for the U.S. Department of Energy. John has been employed as Director of Operations for a medical company located in Jacksonville, in Special Projects for the Port of Jacksonville and served Publix Super Markets for 12 years in roles to include heading HR for a region that spanned three states. John has been involved in various communities where has served on advisory councils, as a basketball coach for multiple public schools and on loan to the United Way. 

John Johnson (6th Avenue NE) and his husband, Tom, bought their home in The ONE over five years ago, having moved here from Brooklyn, NY, with their dog Sam. They have spent the last five years renovating and restoring their 1922 home, which needed a lot of TLC and is finally nearing completion. John works at USF/St Petersburg and greatly enjoys his morning bicycle commute along the waterfront. They really love living in such a beautiful and historic neighborhood and being able to walk to downtown with all of its bars, restaurants and nightlife. 

Charleen McGrath (18th Avenue NE) had jobs with medical device companies that moved her from the east coast to the west coast and places in between. Then she decided to put down some roots in St. Petersburg.  Along with her husband, Bob Young, Charleen, a Maryland native, settled in The ONE in 2008. Drawn by the styles of the houses, the age of the homes plus the proximity to downtown, they enjoy life in their circa 1926 home. Recently, Charleen along with some members of her book club formed the Star Recognition program honoring neighborhood homeowners for preserving, updating or renovating their homes and yards and also is involved with HONNA's Historic Preservation Committee. Charleen has been the Treasurer of HONNA since April, 2016. 

Peter Motzenbecker (10th Avenue N) has lived in The ONE for 15 years and in the St. Petersburg area for over 25 years. Originally from New Jersey, Peter is a Regional Director for Pacific Life.  Peter and wife, Doly, love the character of the Old Northeast--its homes and tree-lined brick streets, walkability to downtown and all St. Petersburg has to offer. He is immediate past-President of HONNA.  

Robin Reed (16th Avenue NE) and her husband, Joe, are the proud owners of one of the 11 historic landmarks in The Historic Old Northeast. As chairman of HONNA’s Historic Preservation Committee, she spearheaded the Children’s Education Project, resulting in publication of Souvenir of St. Petersburg: Views from the Vinoy. Robin also participated in updating our Neighborhood Plan, and for the past several years she has volunteered at Sunken Gardens, most recently co-chairing the campaign to “restock the flock” of flamingos at the Gardens. In 2010, she was instrumental in developing the Centennial Sundial Project to commemorate 100 years of our waterfront parks. Robin spent six years on the City's Community Preservation Commission and currently serves on the boards of St. Petersburg Preservation and the Sunken Gardens Forever Foundation.

Troy Taylor (3rd Street N) is a native and life-long resident of Florida. He and his wife, Nikki, moved into their Old NE bungalow in April 2015…and they never want to leave. Their daughter joined them here and is a nurse with Largo Medical Center. Troy has a Bachelor’s degree in physics and a BSEE and is currently the Global Product Director at AAMP Global in Clearwater. When they are not working on renovations, Nikki and he like to explore all of the amazing options for dining and entertaining in the area. And on the rare occasion when he has a few hours and the wind is right, you can find him kayak fishing in the Bay.

Kent Ulrich (1st Street N) and his wife, Joan, moved into an historic home in The ONE in September 2014. They are excited to be living in the neighborhood, as they enjoy the interactions with neighbors and the closeness to downtown St. Pete and to the City's great waterfront parks. Kent was first elected to the Board in 2014. Since 2013, he has served as a volunteer counselor with SHINE, an organization which helps seniors and disabled persons with their health insurance needs, particularly with Medicare and Medicaid. Before moving to The ONE, Kent and Joan lived in Indian Shores and Clearwater for a total of 30 years; they have two grown sons. He is a retired electronics engineer who enjoys traveling, reading, walking, kayaking and biking.

Jay Weisberg (18th Avenue NE) is originally from New Jersey. Jay and Cathy have owned their home in The Old Northeast for over six years and have made it clear that they never want to live anywhere else. Jay’s professional background is in engineering and construction, having worked all over the world managing a wide variety of construction projects. Retired now and hoping to find more leisure time, his interests include motorsports, golf and spectator sports, particularly his Yankees and NY Giants. Cathy and Jay especially enjoy the beach lifestyle, dining out and are looking forward to traveling again. They have three children, seven grandchildren and a brand new cat named Nick. A former school board member and local activist in New Jersey, Jay has participated in a number of HONNA activities as a volunteer, Membership Chair and HONNA representative to the citywide Council of Neighborhood Associations. 

Kimberley Wolfe (1st Street N) has lived in The Old Northeast for over 14 years with her two cats, Dash and Cadia. Originally from St. Louis, she moved here from the Chicago suburbs. The historic features and friendliness of The ONE, plus the proximity to downtown, are her favorite things about the neighborhood. Kimberley has volunteered for numerous neighborhood events and serves on several HONNA committees.