From the General Manager – September 2017

As your new General Manager I am very excited to be here and honored to be the GM in your beautiful community. What a wonderful place to live and work, and what amazing clubhouses and recreational facilities you have. I have met so many welcoming residents in the short time I have been here, and I look forward to getting to know many more of you in the near future. And I am sure you will agree that we have a wonderful staff of employees here who work very hard to provide the type of living experience you enjoy.

To help you get to know me a little better, I have been in the HOA management profession for more than 30 years and spent my first 15 years living and working in Orange County. For two of these years, I worked for the Irvine Company as their HOA specialist; and part of my job was to serve on 12 boards simultaneously! So, if you are a present or past board member, please know that I share your pain! I then moved to La Quinta about 15 years ago, initially to be the first HOA manager of the Trilogy at Coral Mountain community in La Quinta and then I began working at Desert Resort Management.

For the past 13 years, it was my honor to serve as the General Manager of the Toscana Homeowners Association in Indian Wells. I am also a Vice President at Desert Resort Management and serve as the board president of my own homeowners association in La Quinta. I graduated from Brigham Young University, and I also served on the Senior Housing Council in Orange County and the Board of Directors of the California Association of Community Managers.

About two months ago, I started what has turned out to be a second nearly full-time job as I rescued a beautiful and very active Siberian husky. So getting my daily exercise is not a problem. I also love to hike and spend time backpacking.

I know that each of you also has your own “story,” and I look forward to getting to know it as well. I do have a favor to ask of you, though, as I am great with faces but not so much with names. (For example, I often mix up the names of my own sisters!) So please be patient with me as I get to know you.

Sun City Shadow Hills is an amazing place filled with amazing people and, by working together, great things are possible. Let’s make it happen!

Kerry Leavitt
General Manager