Professional water skier and coach, Terry Winter, and his first wife, Windy, were instrumental in the establishment of Harmony Lake Ranch. They helped choose the ideal placement for the water ski course - and were the first skiers on the lake, beginning in 2003. Terry and Windy envisioned operating a water ski school at Harmony Lake Ranch. Terry revised his plans, however, after Windy's untimely and tragic death from cancer in early 2005.
There is a small memorial to Windy in the rock garden on the property. This issue of WaterSki magazine with Terry's picture on the cover hangs in the home at Harmony Lake Ranch. Terry and Windy's friendship, hard work and encouragement in establishing Harmony Lake Ranch will always be remembered.