I’ve lived in Green Valley since 2005 and have been a homeowner since 2006. My Washington home was sold in 2013 and I now escape the summer heat on my small trawler in the Puget Sound area north of Seattle. I’ve been a volunteer since I first moved to Green Valley, primarily in the fitness centers, senior games and arts and entertainment. In 2005 I retired from IBM after 32 years working in a variety of positions including systems engineering, marketing, managing joint development projects and leading the marketing, planning and funding efforts of an independent business unit focused on supercomputing. I was elected to the GVR Board in 2017 and served on the Board Affairs Committee and chaired a subcommittee of the Planning and Evaluation Committee. I enjoy many Green Valley activities including tennis, mountain biking, hiking, lectures and entertainment. My goals as your president are to constantly look for ways to improve member satisfaction and increase the value of our GVR membership.
My husband Don and I have been fulltime residents of Green Valley for 12 years. We moved here from Michigan and have lived the last 9 years in Green Valley Townhouse VI. I have a dual associates degree in accounting and data processing. I worked for a major insurance company for 18 years as a systems analyst and project manager. We have 2 daughters and 4 grandsons. Since moving to Green Valley I have served as the secretary of our HOA, as our HOA Representative on the GVC and as an officer in the GVR Pickleball Club for four years. Since joining the Board I have served on the Planning & Evaluation committee and the Board Affairs committee. My favorite GVR pasttime is pickleball and just enjoying the great friends I have made in the neighborhood and in my GVR activities. I love the diversity of what GVR offers its members. I am intrigued by the uniqueness of GVR and the Green Valley community – we are in unincorporated Pima County – but over the years a support system has been developed by the HOA’s, GVC, GVR and other volunteer groups to make this a very special place.
My professional background includes 30 years working in the Parks and Recreation field mostly with the City of Yakima, Washington. Beginning my career as a Senior Center Supervisor and ending it as the Parks and Recreation Director. My husband Russ and I raised our family in Selah, Washington where I served 12 years on the local School Board and 4 years on the City Council. We are now full time Green Valley residents after spending eight years as snowbirds. GVR activities include the Clay Studio, computer club and recently the Glass Studio. I also enjoy working out at the Canoa Ranch Recreation Center. But you will find me out mostly on my bike. My husband and I enjoy bike touring. Some of our bike adventures have included two bike trips across the United States, the Northern and Southern Tier, and to Anchorage, Alaska. I was elected to the GVR Board in 2017.
I was raised in El Cajon, CA (East San Diego County) from the age of 3 where my father opened his medical practice after being discharged from the Navy. In 1967 I graduated from The University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. I married in 1965 but divorced 28 years later and remain single. I have two daughters and a son and four grandsons and two granddaughters ranging in age from 13 to 27. My oldest daughter and her family and my son live in San Diego County and my youngest daughter and her family live in Massachusetts.
From 1979 to 2002 I was the Assistant Treasurer of a $180 million multinational computer equipment manufacturer and Treasurer of a $450 million multinational analog semiconductor manufacturer acquired by Texas Instruments in 2002. My responsibilities included cash management, bank relations and credit, lease finance, FX hedging, capital projects analysis and approval, $450 milion fixed income portfolio, customer and intercompany credit & collections.
I was the owner/operator of a AAMCO Transmission franchise in El Cajon, CA from 2003 to 2008 with annual revenue of $550K which I sold it in 2008.
After comparing and visiting several retirement locations, in January 2010 I chose Green Valley for its warm climate, clear skies, beautiful vistas, nearby outdoor opportunities, many 55+ communities, GVR and closeness to Tucson with its cultural offerings, great medical services and hospitals and The University of Arizona.
I am a member of the GVR computer club, he swims and uses GVR fitness centers.
Since 2015 I have been active in GVR governance. I have served on the Fiscal Affairs Committee’s Investment Subcommittee which recommended GVR’s investment advisor, wrote the GVR investment policy and oversees GVR reserve fund investments and I served on Fiscal Affairs Committee’s Reserve Study Subcommittee which recommended a reserve study provider, wrote GVR’s Reserve Policy and oversees GVR’s reserve study process and operation. for the past two governance years, I served on the Fiscal Affairs Committee. For the 2017/2018 governance year, I was Ad Hoc Investment Committee chairperson and I was 2017/2018 Assistant Treasurer. I am the 2018/2019 Fiscal Affairs Committee chairperson. I have been a Successor Director since 2017 and my term expires March 2019.
I try to apply my past treasury experience and recent GVR experience to make GVR financially sustainable and strong so that it can continue to provide recreational, social and leisure education opportunities that enhance the quality of our members’ lives value for its member.
I bring to the board a combination of profit and not-for-profit experience; my background is in marketing/ strategic planning and I have an MBA. I spent the first 30 years of my career working for two Fortune 500 companies; the second half of my career was with The Nature Conservancy of Arizona and The Arizona Land & Water Trust. My husband and I have lived in GV full time since 2016. Our daughters, 5 grandchildren, and one great granddaughter live in Colorado. I belong to the Camera club and I am a GV gardener. To relax, I enjoy reading, traveling, gourding, and Sudoku.
My wife Jeanne and I have been part time residents of Green Valley since 2011. We split our time between our home in Desert Hills 6 and our home in Littleton, CO. I am a retired Federal employee, and currently maintain an active CPA license. I worked as an auditor, budget officer, and management and program analyst. I volunteer and train law enforcement, fire, and EMS personnel in Incident Management, and I have worked on large wildland fires and other natural disasters throughout the US.
I served on the Investment Ad Hoc committee in 2017. We have two daughters who live in Colorado, and we enjoying taking our Golden retriever out for daily walks. My wife is an active tennis player, and we enjoy using the GVR fitness facilities, the pools, and spas, along with enjoying GVR movies and concerts.
I spent most of my career in Seattle, Washington as Chief Financial Officer for small and early stage companies in industries including manufacturing of medical and dental ultrasound, lasers and marine products; office furniture sales; healthcare services, publishing, professional services (law), Internet and software development companies. Being a senior executive in a small company meant serving on the board of directors and leading the planning, budgeting and policy-making activities. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington.
I served for several years on an HOA board of directors as Treasurer.
My husband Archie and I moved to Green Valley in 2016. I joined the P&E Committee in 2017 and was appointed Chair of the Renewable Resources subcommittee, which initiated the process that led to GVR’s conversion to solar energy (coming soon).
My other interests include duplicate bridge, Pickleball and hiking.
I spent 43 years working in the field of special education, both teaching students with disabilities and training teachers to work with students with disabilities. During my career, I chaired a large department at the University of North Dakota and served on boards at the community, state, and national level, all focused on education. Towards the end of my career, I volunteered as an advocate for parents of students with disabilities and continue to do so. My parents moved to Green Valley 30 years ago, so I have been a frequent visitor for a long time. After I retired in the spring of 2016, my husband and I bought property in Green Valley (September 2016) and plan to spend 6-8 months here. When not in Green Valley, I can be found at my lake home in northeastern Minnesota. I have two children and two grandchildren, all in the Midwest. I belong to the line dancing and tennis clubs and also enjoy golf and hiking.
Moved to Green Valley 7 years ago with my spouse, Julie of 50 years. We moved after a good life in Michigan where I obtained my Ph.D in psychology. Worked in various public sector programs many of which I started and directed until the next challenge presented itself. In addition, for over 25 years I owned and managed a private outpatient clinic as I continued to work full time. Finished my work career the last ten years working for Upjohn/Pfizer Pharmacology as director of the Drug treatment and Employee Assistance Program. In Green Valley, I recently was on the HOA architectural committee and was Treasurer and later Financial Chair of the Clay Studio. Also belong to Santa Rita Art League. If I am not in meeting nor at home you will find me either oil painting or riding my bike throughout the streets or mountains of our great community.
I moved to Green Valley in 1990, first buying a townhouse in DMTH, then a home in Desert Meadows II. I’ve enjoyed 8 or more clubs from line dancing to computer club, and have organized and facilitated six-week grief workshops working with Hospice. As a successful entrepreneur twice over, I believe that I bring a spirit of “can do” into improving membership/board trust and communication. First a start-up newspaper was a challenge in communication, public relations, planning and long hours – from selling ads to dragging heavy mail bags to our little post office. I brought that same determination and dedication into developing a prototype, arranging financing, manufacturing a product then growing a garage business into an international corporation. My life experience makes me know that if I “can do“, our board, working together “can do” miracles.