President - Peter Rice
Peter is in his first year as the board president at the Villages, having owned since 2006. Peter was raised and schooled in Connecticut and started moving west after college. First stop, Aspen. A job opportunity presented itself and he moved to Maui in 1983 and finally landed on the Big Island in 2006. Peter enjoys many sports and considers himself an avid golfer, swimmer and skier. He loves music and a good bottle of cabernet. He said, "I have been in the resort management business for over 40 years and bring my experience managing HOA's to the Villages."
Vice President - Rob Baker
Rob is in his second year as a board member and his first as the Vice President. Rob along with his wife, Karin have been owners at the Villages since 2005 and they enjoy surfing, ocean swimming, biking, running and hiking. Rob said, "I wish to preserve and enhance our Villages community."
Treasurer - Guy Kurtz
Guy is in his first year as the boards treasurer. Guy grew up in the mid-west, just outside of Chicago and finished high school in the Boston area. He stayed in New England for undergrad before venturing to Southern California. He raised a family in Colorado and then lived out of a suitcase before landing on the big island as a new owner a year ago with his partner, Linda. Ice hockey took Guy all around the world and to university, he was also a competitive golfer. He now inspires to surf like his colleague, Rob Baker. According to Guy, "Serving on the board is my next give back-volunteering my professional experiences in whatever capacity my fellow unit owners need most."
Secretary - Kirsten Melella-White
Kirsten is in her first year as the board secretary and is a new owner at the Villages as of December, 2020. A native New Zealand Maori, Kirsten came to the U.S to follow a basketball dream. She spent most of her time in southern California with her wife, Laura, before deciding to follow their retirement dream to Hawaii. Kirsten enjoys tennis, hiking, working out, teaching, cooking, rugby and a nice cold glass of Sav Blanc. She said, "As a teacher and a coach, I value the concept of "team" and working together to achieve goals. I hope to bring those qualities to the board and transparency to the Villages as a whole."
Officer - Harvey Cohen
Harvey is in his third year as a board member and has been an owner since 2013. Born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up in New Castle, Pennsylvania. After meeting his wife Louise, they moved to Chestnut Hill, Boston. Harvey's interests include going to the gym, baking and basic tai chi. Harvey said, "As a board member since 2017, my objective has been to maintain a superior living experience at the Villages while ensuring a sound financial basis for operations. This objective includes maintaining the aloha spirit in all activities with guests, owners, board members, and employees."
Officer - Bob McAllister
Bob is in his third year as a board member and has been an owner at the Villages for five years. Born outside of New York City, Bob started making his way West. After a 40 year stop in Colorado, he made it to his new home, Hawaii. Bob, his partner Karen, and their dog Cooper enjoy staying healthy. He notes he stinks at golf, but enjoys it nonetheless. He is also interested in politics. Bob said, "With 38 years of homeowner board experience I just keep trying to focus on what is important and not allow the association to partake in individuals personal objectives. I think the owner survey is a key to making sure we listen to the owners, and communicate what is happening, or not happening and why."
Officer - Doug "Marty" Martin
Marty is in his second year as a board member and has been an owner at the Villages since 2016. Marty and his wife Lyn spend the summer months in Vancouver, BC and they both enjoy golfing. Marty said, "My goal as a board member is to ensure we enact policies that benefit all owners."
Property Manager - Chris Norwood
Realty Management - Susan Gand
Susan is the principle at Pacifica Realty Management Inc. She has been the managing agent for the Villages at Mauna Lani since 2004.
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