Board of Directors

Our Board - Your Neighbors

The members of the Board of Directors have been chosen for their skills and dedication to the establishing the property as a nature preserve and community trail. Many are experts in fields vital to the preservation of open space in our community. They are your neighbors and represent you in decisions made by Preserve Vistoso.

We remember with great sadness the loss of Nancy Olson on May 24.

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Nancy Olson – Director- Fairfield

Nancy was a member of the Preserve Vistoso Board of Directors and one of our most beloved leaders. Even as she battled cancer, she was a key leader in the fundraising efforts to create the new nature preserve. The Conservation Fund and Preserve Vistoso could not have raised the nearly $2 million without her amazing efforts. Nancy was a volunteer who devoted many hours to make her community a better place. We will miss her lively interaction, her quick wit and the cheerful outlook that she always exhibited. Nancy truly was a force of nature. We will miss her terribly.  Rest in peace, Nancy Elizabeth Olson. 

Officers

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Gayle Mateer - President - Fairfield

Gayle Mateer has over 35 years experience in information technology and was a global head of information systems for several Fortune 500 companies, including Pfizer, Microsoft and eBay.  Gayle splits her time between Rancho Vistoso and the Pacific Northwest.  While in Arizona she volunteers at Tohono Chul, a non-profit botanical garden and art gallery in Tucson. Gayle is Chair of the Fundraising Committee.

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Craig MacKay- Vice President- Fairfield

Craig MacKay is a semi-retired entrepreneur, developer and business owner having owned businesses in Building Materials Manufacturing and Distribution for over 30 years. He currently splits his time between Rancho Vistoso and the Pacific Northwest.

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Michael Bilodeau- Secretary - Cortona
Michael has been working in the Software Development and Security industry for the past 25 years as a developer, manager, and consultant. He has been a resident of Rancho Vistoso since September 2018.

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Rick London - Treasurer - Stone Canyon Enclave

Former CEO of an information technology company focused on software and hardware design for small and medium-sized businesses. Recently retired regional vice president of a large registered investment adviser. We moved from Minnesota to Oro Valley in late May 2018 and spend summers in Wisconsin on the edge of Lake Superior.

Directors

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Gerald Bren - Director - Somerset Canyon

Gerald retired after a 40 year career managing mutual funds and trust accounts for Nuveen Investment and US Bank. He has experience investing in a wide range of stocks as well as in private placement properties. He and his wife Karen  moved to Vistoso in 2013. He and Karen spend the summer months in Minnesota. Gerald  serves on the board of a grant making Foundation in the St Paul, Minnesota area since retiring eight years ago.

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Terry Hart – Director – Summit South

Terry retired in 2015 after 34 years in the Coatings Industry working in management, sales, marketing, legal contracts, and operations positions. He has also been involved establishing multiple educational scholarships and a 501(c)(3) supporting youth and adult sports. Terry and his wife moved from Missouri and became permanent residents of Rancho Vistoso in 2016.

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Roy Hoff - Director - Fairfield 

Roy Hoff's background is in pharmaceutical sciences, where he was CEO of a medical startup that was acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Hoff has served on private and public company boards as well as two different HOA boards in various capacities. He has been a resident of Rancho Vistoso for 18 years. 

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Dan McLaughlin - Director - Vistoso Resort Casitas

Dan and his wife Connie are part-time residents of Oro Valley, splitting their time between here and their home in the Pacific Northwest. In 2017 Dan retired from a career in sales and marketing, most recently for Thomson Reuters, with a focus on business development and on-line marketing services for law firms. Their residence in Oro Valley is near the former Vistoso Golf course, and when he became aware of the possibility of the property being developed, felt compelled to get involved with Preserve Vistoso. In his newly found spare time, Dan enjoys hiking, biking, honing his photography skills and exploring the Sonoran Desert.

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Bill Murray - Director - Stone Village

Bill has been a resident of Oro Valley for four years, splitting his time there with summers in New Hampshire. His professional experience focused on the banking industry as a banker, consultant and founder of a software development company for banks. He has been a Board member and President to two HOAs, Co-Chairman of a successful church capital campaign, and Board member of the United Way of Southeastern New England.

Budde Reed - Director - Stone Canyon

Chairman/owner Ludington Beverage Company an 88 yr old 4 generation family business in Ludington Michigan.  Served 6 yrs on Michigan State Waterways Commission, Chair for it’s 50th Anniversary.  Four like minded individual’s worked closely with the Michigan Trust Fund and got the mining stopped and added 100 acres to the Ludington State Park. My brother and I were first to put property in our County, 200 acres with a mile of Michigan’s only National Wild and Scenic River into the Land Conservancy of West Michigan.  Served on numerous profit and non profit boards Sheryl and I moved to Stone Canyon July 2020.

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David Smoler - Director - Stonegate (Stone Canyon)
A retired electrical engineer, he has owned part or all of several Silicon Valley electronic companies and participated hands-on in all aspects. In Sun City, he served on Elections, Properties, Documentation Revision, and Restaurant Renovation Committees. He is a prize-winning photographer and PhotoShop "mechanic." While living in California, he served as president of a small HOA and private water company. David's Rancho Vistoso residence began in 2006 in Sun City and presently lives in the Stone Gate neighborhood of Stone Canyon.  

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Pat Sturmon - Director - Summit South

Chair of Communications Committee. Pat has more than 35 years experience as a Public Relations executive in Chicago and retired as Director of Public Relations for Motorola’s North America group. She served on Boards of several nonprofits in Chicago, including Board Chair of the Girl Scouts of Chicago. She was a member of the Oro Valley Historical Preservation Commission and served on the Board of the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona and was co-chair for Youth on Their Own Fundraising dinners. Pat and her husband, Dan, live in CenterPointe.