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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.


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Gayle Mateer - President - Stone Canyon

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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Gerald Bren - Secretary and Treasurer - 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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Annette Cody - Director - Center Pointe

Annette Cody retired 2009 after 30 years with the USPS. Annette and her husband, Larry spent time between Colorado and Oro Valley, biking and hiking. They moved to Center Pointe full time in 2019. 

With her love of the outdoors, Annette has walked the cart path 5+miles 3 to 4 times a week from the start of the Preserve. 

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Susan Flynn - Director

Susan Flynn retired as Director of Corporate Communications for a small hospital system. Earlier in her career, she did research and evaluation of health programs for a federal project and a private foundation. She has served on various local boards and Arizona State advisory committees. Susan’s experience includes marketing, public relations and grant writing. She has been a resident of Fairfield Rancho Vistoso since 2000 and enjoys watching the deer on the Preserve walk along her fence line.


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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Robinson Howell - Director - The Cove 

Robinson was an IT professional with 30 years of experience working in small, medium and large companies in the Pacific Northwest. He has been a part time resident of Rancho Vistoso since 2017. The Vistoso Preserve has been a boon for running, walking and biking - especially with our grand children and visitors, as well as enjoying the desert flora and fauna. 

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Sue Maurer - Director

Sue Maurer retired in 2018 after 35 years of service as a high school history teacher and school counselor in Park Ridge, Illinois. She and her husband, Jim, moved to Rancho Vistoso in January of 2020 and split time between AZ and the Chicago suburbs.  They plan to move here permanently next spring.

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Bill Sugars - Director - Fairfield Vistoso

My wife Barbara and I live in Fairfield Vistoso and we moved here full time in 2004. I have been a member of the Fairfield HOA Board for 4 years. In addition I was one of the founding members of Save Vistoso and our mission was to find another golf course operator. When that did not happen, we joined forces with Preserve Vistoso and I was able to work with Preserve Vistoso on several projects including fund raising and the Conservation Fund.

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Mary Walker - Director - La Cholla Airpark

Mary and her husband are both private pilots who have lived at La Cholla Airpark since 1997; we were annexed by Oro Valley in 2005. My career was in environmental and medical chemistry. I've worked with neighborhoods that faced Superfund cleanups and I've led chapters of The Nature Conservancy and the Audubon Society. Having a nature preserve so close to home is a delight!

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