Your Board of Directors

 
Michael Zelenak

President
Term: 2019-2022
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Michael Zelenak

I was born, and raised in northwestern Pennsylvania. After high school, I lived in many places in the U.S. – Idaho, Wisconsin, Texas, Arizona – before settling down in rural Iowa. From 1971 to 1973, I lived in southern Arizona, and worked at the ASARCO mine. During this time, I met my wife-to-be, Cindy. We moved away in a different pursuit, but always knew we would return to Arizona. With a conviction that I should give undivided attention to the world’s bestselling book of all time, in 1977, I attended East Texas Bible College in Tyler, Texas, graduating in 1979.

I am an accomplished pipe fitter/welder, preparing bid packages, and developed and managed the QA/QC program for a large mechanical contractor in construction of a major Bio-Pharmaceutical production facilities. I have also been employed in various nuclear, natural gas, and coal fired power plants in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. I have served one term on my hometown City Council, and as Secretary/Treasurer of Local 405 in Mason City, Iowa.

I enjoy recreational activities such as softball, football, and basketball. I am certified as an official for high school level football and basketball for over twenty years in Texas, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

 
Nina Campfield

Vice President
Term: 2021-2024
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Nina Campfield

I was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in the East Bay Area (California). After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Criminology, I moved to Tacoma, Washington, working for Weyerhauser in Human Resources. After earning an MBA in Operations Analysis at the University of Washington, and a CPA, I spent most of my career in the greater Seattle area as Chief Financial Officer and several times as Chief Operating 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 leading planning, budgeting and policy-making activities.

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. In addition, I chaired the Club Request Policy Taskforce, which clarified the policy and application for club financial requests.

I served on the 2018-19 Board of Directors and during the 2020-21 term on the Board Affairs Committee and Bylaws Subcommittee and P&E’s Criteria Evaluation Subcommittee.

I currently serve as Vice President of the current Board and chair the Board Affairs Committee.

My other interests include duplicate bridge, Pickleball and hiking.

 
Ted Boyett

Secretary
Term: 2021-2024
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Ted Boyett

Ted brings over fifty years of leadership experience in the field of Recreation. He has served on numerous committees, service groups, and task forces with a history of success through effective communications, vision, and pragmatism. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of The Springs at Santa Rita HOA and is their Architectural Review Committee Chairman. He was just recently called as President for the Westerly Rhode Island Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ted believes “life has been good to him and that there is no better time to pay it forward than now.”

 
Donna Coon

Treasurer
Term: 2020-2023
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Donna Coon

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.

 
Mark McIntosh

Assistant Secretary
Term: 2020-2022
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Mark McIntosh

I was born and spent most of my life in Illinois until I made a permanent move to Green Valley in 2016. My higher education was focused in Art. I spent 25 years with the City of Bloomington, in the Parks and Recreation and the Public Service Department. Working for the City gave me many and daily opportunities to work with a variety and integrated number of people, as well as, dealing with upset or angry citizens. I also served as Union Vice President. I began attending GVR Board meetings soon after moving here and became familiar with the operation, administration, facilities and activities provided by GVR. I ran for the GVR Board in order to support our Mission and Vision and continue to move Green Valley Recreation forward into the future. At one time I was a member of the Lapidary Club; Now I am a member of Woodworkers and the Pickleball Club (also a past Member-at-large representing the Club members). I have taught myself how to make mesquite furniture, lazy susans, fireplace mantels and more. I also volunteer and assist in teaching pickleball through the SNAP Pickleball classes.

 
Randy Howard

Assistant Treasurer
Term: 2020-2023
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Randy Howard

Bio coming soon!

 
Kathi Bachelor

Director
Term: 2020-2023
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Kathi Bachelor

I was born and raised in the California Bay Area. My background was in School Business Management for 17 years, first as a Business Manager for a small school district, then as a Director of Fiscal Services for four other school districts. I was responsible for planning, organizing and supervising the work of the Fiscal Services office, which included developing annual budgets, preparation of all fiscal reports, overseeing payroll, accounts payable and receivables, purchasing and special projects.

When my husband and I moved to the Sierra foothills, I went into Real Estate for 23 years, having a Brokers license for 18 years, owning a R. E. Business for 16 of those years with two partners. I was responsible for all financial aspects of the business, retiring in 2012.

I moved to Green Valley in 2015 and began getting involved in GVR. I was on the Fiscal Affairs Committee in 2019 then ran for the Board of Directors for 2020. I enjoy working as a Director and being involved with the various Committees. I have been involved with the GVR Singles Club, have taken a number of various classes, and enjoy the Las Campanas fitness center. I am looking forward to continuing my involvement with GVR.

 
Carol Crothers

Director
Term: 2021-2024
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Carol Crothers

I’ve lived in Green Valley since 2005 and have been a homeowner since 2006. After selling my Seattle home I now escape the summer heat on my small trawler in the Pacific Northwest. 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, served on the Board Affairs Committee and chaired a subcommittee of the Planning and Evaluation Committee. In my second year I was elected President of the board and then Treasurer. I’m proud of my service on the board. We were able to keep dues flat after excessive increases while still providing major enhancements for our members including multiple pickleball facilities, volleyball, glass arts, metal works, bocce, and considerable additional funding for our reserves. I also helped hire a professional management firm to handle our growing financial reserves. This has resulted in almost $1M in additional funds for GVR members. I enjoy many Green Valley activities including tennis, mountain biking, hiking, lectures and entertainment. My goals in returning to the board are to constantly look for ways to improve member satisfaction, encourage ethical governance and increase the value of our GVR membership. Members are the owners of GVR and my job is to serve members. Please feel free to contact me at ccrothers@gvrec.org or carol.crothers@gmail.com.

 
Christine Gallegos

Director
Term: 2019-2022
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Christine Gallegos

My husband and I moved to Green Valley as full time residents in 2015 from the Chicago area. I have a BA in Theology and my professional background includes working with the Mayor of Indianapolis as liaison with staff, media, and community leaders. I also worked for the Chamber of Commerce, dealing with business & community leaders throughout the Detroit area. Additionally, we had our own energy renewable company before retiring in 2013. We originally came to Green Valley for a short stay, but quickly decided to make Green Valley our retirement home after visiting several GVR facilities and realizing how many wonderful opportunities are available to us as members with all of its sport activities, classes, clubs & concerts. I am currently the Chair of the Nominations & Elections Committee, and one of my objectives is to encourage more of our members to participate in the election process. I am honored to be serving the GVR membership as a Director of the Board. Thank you.

 
Connie Griffin

Director
Term: 2021-2022
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Connie Griffin

I was born and raised in Illinois and made a permanent move to Green Valley in January, 2016. I have a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in Parks and Recreation Administration. I worked throughout college and my entire adult life for the City of Bloomington, Illinois in the Legal/Human Relations, Community Development, Building Safety and/or Planning and Code Enforcement Departments. I retired after 35 years. Upon moving to Green Valley, I began attending Board of Directors’ meetings on a regular basis and I have been a member of the Planning & Evaluation; Nominations & Election and Board Affairs committees. I have also been a Board Director for the GVR Foundation. I use the GVR facilities on a regular basis and have, at one time or another, been a member of Lapidary, Glass Artists, Woodworkers and the Pickleball Club. I consider GVR to be one of the best organizations in the USA. And, I look forward to working with GVR’s competent staff, CEO, committee’s and other Board Directors to keep GVR financially strong, facilities well-maintained, and to meet the present and future needs of the GVR members.

 

Bart Hillyer

Bio coming soon!

 
Bev Lawless

Director
Term: 2020-2023
Candidate Application

Bev Lawless

I grew up in small town central Iowa on a farm. After graduating business school I married and we moved around the country a bit with corporate transfers: OKC, Detroit, OKC again, Dallas, eastern Iowa, Syracuse and finally Apple Valley, MN where we raised our two children.

I spent many years working for a school district as a special education secretary and the last nearly 20 years of my working career as Vice President, Series 7 licensed Sales Associate for an Investment Firm.

I was widowed fairly young but luckily found someone wonderful again to share my life with. We share seven grandchildren between us. When John and I retired we decided to sell our city homes and retire to our cabin in north central Minnesota where we thought we were going to live year round. I soon decided I wanted to live someplace I could go for long walks in the winter without fear of falling on ice, thus began our search for a second home someplace warmer. John and I searched around the country before we finally settled on Green Valley when we were lucky enough to rent a friends new home because they were willing to let us bring our big beautiful German Shepard, Boomer. We bought a home here in 2017. Our choice was strongly influenced by everything GVR had to offer, especially the woodshop.

I enjoy spending time reading, puzzling, playing cards, biking, hiking especially with John, friends & Boomer. I just discovered I have the ability to paddle board, what fun! Maybe I can even do that here in AZ. I have joined Amigas & hope to join or experience many other clubs.

I decided to run for the Board of Directors because I thought everything GVR has to offer is too important to our lifestyle here to lose. We must do everything we can to keep GVR exceptional and affordable.

Contact your board members via email at: board@gvrec.org