Green Valley Recreation Inc. (GVR) is a membership-based 501(c)(4) non-profit that provides a wide variety of recreation, social, and leisure opportunities to approximately 80% of households in the Green Valley, AZ area. GVR owns and operates fourteen recreation centers including an award-winning, 24-court pickleball center.
GVR’s mission is to provide excellent facilities that create opportunities for recreation, social activities, and leisure education to enhance the quality of our members’ lives.
GVR’s vision is to be a friendly, vibrant community of choice for adults desiring lifelong opportunities for physical, mental, and social engagement.
GVR is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of GVR members. Click HERE for more about our Board.
PO Box 586
Green Valley, AZ 85622-0586
1070 Calle de las Casitas
Green Valley, AZ 85614
Chief Executive Officer
Scott Somers is the Chief Executive Officer for Green Valley Recreation, Inc (GVR). GVR is a non-profit corporation with over 23,000 members. GVR’s mission is to provide excellent facilities and services that create opportunities for recreation, social activities, and leisure education to enhance the quality of our members’ lives. As CEO, Scott oversees the day-to-day operations and management of the organization.
Scott has nearly 20 years of local government management experience. Prior to coming to GVR, he was the City Manager for the City of College Park, Maryland, a top 20 college town, home to the University of Maryland and over 33,000 residents. Scott has also held the positions of County Manager for Clatsop County, Oregon; City Manager for Reedsport, Oregon; Assistant City Administrator for Savage, Minnesota; Assistant to the City Manager for White Bear Lake, Minnesota; Management Intern for the City of Tucson, Arizona; and Staff Assistant for a U.S. Senator. Scott earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Arizona State University. He is a member of the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) and an ICMA Credentialed Manager; a member of the Arizona City/County Managers Association; a past board member of the Oregon City/County Managers Association; and a past president of the Association of Public Management Professionals of Minnesota. In 2003, he was admitted to Pi Alpha Alpha, the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.
Scott serves as a member of the Community Advisory Board for the University of Arizona. He previously served as the Vice Chair of the CAO Group at the Washington Council of Governments (WashCOG), Board member of Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT), Legislative Committee for the Maryland Municipal League (MML), and Secretary for the Maryland City/County Manager’s Association (MCCMA). He has also served on various finance and legislative committees in Minnesota and Oregon.
Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Scott was first on skis when he was only two years old and remains an avid downhill skier. He also enjoys traveling, adventuring, and hiking.
Click HERE for Scott’s Employment Agreement
Chief Operations Officer
Natalie hails from the northwest corner of Washington State where she worked in social services and conservation. In her most recent role at GVR as Communications Director, Nat has been responsible for publications, the weekly eblast, and improved center signage. As COO, she will manage recreation services and continue to pursue her goal of fostering warm and friendly relationships among members and staff, with a focus on improved member experiences. Expect to run into her in the centers.
CFO, Chief Financial Officer
David started working at GVR in 2018 after moving to Tucson from Kentucky. As a basketball fan, he has adopted the Arizona Wildcats, but his true loyalty still lies with the other Wildcats at the University of Kentucky. David has been keeping books for 40 years. He spent 25 years as the CFO of a very successful engineering firm in Lexington, Kentucky. Fortunately for David, he is still married to his high school sweetheart and has a daughter that is horse crazy in Kentucky, and a son attending law school in Philadelphia. When you hear someone at a GVR Board meeting or Fiscal Affairs Committee with a Southern accent, it’s probably him. David has been playing saxophone semi-professionally longer than he has been an accountant and has played with acts like The Temptations, Four Tops, and Percy Sledge.
Director of Facilities
David Jund has served in construction and facilities roles for 27 years, including over 12 years at Arizona Theatre Company as Assistant Facilities Manager. As the Facilities Director, he oversees 62 facilities staff who are performing functions including design, construction, capital planning, project management, waste management, maintenance, cleaning services, aquatics, and landscaping for all GVR facilities. As a member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), David is working on the Sustainability Facility Professional credential
When not working, David enjoys painting and spending time with his many kitties and two dogs.
Member Services Director
Kris is originally from New Jersey but moved to Arizona in 1994. She worked for 19 years in Training and Development, creating training curricula for Customer Service Representatives and managing a team of Instructional Designers in the US, Canada, Costa Rica, and India.
Kris joined the GVR family in 2015 as a Customer Service Representative, then worked as GVR’s Senior Supervisor for Classes & Tours before she was promoted to her most recent position of Director of Recreation Services. In her new role as Member Services Director, Kris will oversee and manage Membership staff and Customer Service Representatives who deliver exceptional customer service to GVR members. GVR’s Membership Department is the first contact new members have with GVR, and she will help ensure each is a positive and welcoming experience.
Sahuarita is home to Kris, her daughter, husband, and their two dogs.
Information Technology Director
Randy Cheatham is from Alabama where he studied music and worked as a touring musician until moving to Arizona in 2000. He has worked in all areas of IT for over 20 years and has been with GVR since 2012. Randy is a Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA), a Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) and holds multiple CompTIA certifications. He continues to study at Pima Community College. Members encounter the IT team’s work when they call the centers, visit the website, join a Zoom meeting, or watch GVR meetings and events on YouTube.
Randy is the proud father of one son and still works as a part time musician in the Tucson area.