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!