Board Members

President Anne Perez – I have lived here nearly 40 years.  I want to be involved in the decisions that affect this community.  My hope is to continue keeping RSDA a “jewel” in Spring Valley.

My goals as a Board member will be to keep our expense in line and to maintain all common areas and to keep interests of homeowners as a primary concern.

RSDA and the Board of Directors need to respect the ideas and input of all homeowners.  Decisions must be made in the best interest of the Association.  Physical needs must be balanced within the finances of the budget.  Listening, understanding, respect, and diligence must be priorities in making sound decisions to protect RSDA’s assets.

Vice President Skeeter LaGace - I am a longtime homeowner and resident of RSDA.  We moved here in 1990.  I have always stayed informed of the goings on in our community, having watched it grow from open land back in the 70’s.  I consider RSDA to be an absolute necessity for our community.  I have a healthy respect for all of the homeowners that have gone that extra mile to preserve what has been created here.  I recognize that it is ALL of our members, past and present that have made our community what it is today.  My wish in becoming a Board Member is that I can take a more active role in maintaining and improving the community that all of us have created, while keeping down costs. 
 
My goal while serving as a Board Member is to take an active role in maintaining and improving the community that all of us have created, while keeping down costs. Considering that our community is turning 40, it is most important to keep up the condition of our investments and maintain our property values, which are considerably higher than other parts of Spring Valley.  I am eagerly learning the business side of our Association. 
 

Treasurer Elaine Northcutt – I would like to offer the community a fresh perspective in the service of and benefit to our community.  My family has owned several residences in the Association from the mid 1990’s and I am very familiar with the Association.  I have been a resident since 2001 and know a number of residents who live in the community as well as a long standing relationship with the Association staff.

I would like to see more stewardship, continuity of services and benefits to homeowners and residents along with improvements and repairs that are necessary and reasonable.  I will make informed decisions to meet the best interest of the Association.

RSDA is a residential community association located in Spring Valley, CA created to meet the needs and interests of homeowners.  The Association is responsible to ensure and promote safety in the community, is attractive and well maintained to sustain property values, offers homeowners and residents access to community areas such as clubhouse, parks and recreation, effective oversight and management for the continuity of the community/association to preserve quality of life and safety for all.

Being mindful that our Association is over 40 years young, I have been working diligently to repair or replace where needed.  I will continue to be forward-thinking, keeping house values as high as possible, while keeping the Association fees to one of the lowest in San Diego County.

The Rancho San Diego Association mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of life and sense of strong community through effective and efficient management; to the enforcement of rules and covenants, to preserving property values, and supporting initiatives and capital improvements that benefit the greater good of our community.  In achieving this mission, the RSDA values integrity, fairness, consistency and common sense.  The Association encourages community participation, cooperation, mutual respect while providing excellent customer service to our homeowners.

Secretary Chris Magill - My parents moved to this area in 1969 and I’ve grown up here.  I’ve rented here in 1990 and bought in 1995 and have taken a personal interest in our RSDA community and surrounding area of Casa de Oro.

Our little community of 832 diverse homes has been a wonderful place to live.  I’ve attended a majority of the meetings since 2010.  I’m confident I can serve my neighbors of all classes with a “fair and reasonable” thought process and will be courteous not only to my fellow directors but also those who address the Board.

I’d like to get more information to the owners they can relate to regarding where our money is being spent vs. the approved budget spreadsheet.  Along with that, expanding the use of our website and emailing not only the upcoming meeting notices but also include the meeting agenda and approved meeting minutes from the previous meeting.  I’d like to see more of our owners attend the meetings to see firsthand the items discussed and how they affect us all.

Member Jim Queen – I have been an RSDA homeowner for the past 21 years.  During my 20 years in the Navy I held numerous positions of leadership including running an aircraft carrier’s medical department and its four million dollar a year budget.  I am currently employed by the Department of Navy as a licensed mental health therapist and hold the position as a program director for a Navy substance abuse treatment and domestic violence counseling center.  My professional training is in the fields of behavioral science and business administration.

Member Randy Schlake - Being a Real Estate Broker and Appraiser, my original intent for volunteering was to protect my family’s property values by taking a part in the decision making to protect the Association as a whole.  Having gone through the depression in the early nineties, it was not hard to foresee that the then (2004) booming market was soon going to implode.  When this finally happened, as we now know, it took away a substantial amount of the equity in our properties.  It then became very important for the Association not to lose any more of its appeal in the marketplace or we may lose still more equity.  Another factor was also in play.  Being in a Spring Valley zip code, we automatically lose value as we are grouped together with the surrounding communities (like La Presa), which typically exhibit little pride in their homes.  As time progressed during my time on the board, I noticed that some homeowners in our area had begun to neglect their 30+ year old homes and yards.  At that point, I took on the position as head of the Rules Committee and, with the help of other dedicated Homeowners, we started to enforce the rules in an attempt to make Owners aware of the condition of their properties and how we must all do our share in improving our Association to prevent further loss of value in our homes.  I was also made aware of the aging condition of the Association amenities, i.e. pools, tennis/basketball courts and clubhouses.  As a Board, we all determined to stop the “Band-Aid” approach to fixing the problems with the common areas; an approach that only did the minimum amount of repairs to keep costs down.  We all realized that as goes the common areas, so goes our appeal in the marketplace. As I get closer to retirement, I want my property to keep its maximum value and its appeal.  In order to protect our equity, we need to remain the Gem in the Spring Valley marketplace.
 

Director Cindy Schmidt - Hello, Neighbors!  I have lived in Rancho San Diego for over 30 years, raising my two children here.  Although my son now lives in Kansas with his wife and daughter, my daughter lives just around the corner with my two (almost perfect) grandsons.  I love this community, with our “close to everything” location as well as the pools, parks, tennis/basketball courts and clubhouses we are able to use for a reasonable HOA fee each month.  Having an open-space area bordering our Association for hiking and exploring is another great plus, and wonderful neighbors are the cherry on the cake!

Working as a Courtroom Clerk at the San Diego Superior Court (in the Criminal Division) for over 31 years, I interacted with persons from all walks of life.  Many faced life-changing circumstances which either they caused, or which they had to endure due to no fault of their own.  I am grateful each day that I and my family are healthy and able to live in this community. I retired from the Court in 2014.

When Brian Barnes’ seat became open this past March I felt compelled to do my part to assist the Board, and volunteered to fill the open seat.  Being a single parent, I have always had to stretch my money and be fiscally responsible.  I have the same approach when dealing with the Association’s budget--- always keeping in mind that you are trusting us to do what is right and fair for all of our residents.  Meeting homeowners and asking for input regarding their concerns, and finding out how we can make our Association even better has been one of my goals.  I try to inform residents about challenges the Board must address, and request input on possible solutions.   Finally, I hope to strengthen our community by creating opportunities for neighbors get to know one another.

 I serve as the Secretary of the Dictionary Hill Open Space Advocates, and assist the media and beautification committees of the Casa de Oro Alliance.  As they say, time flies when you are having fun, and I certainly try to do that every day!  Between traveling, attending music and art events, doing home improvement projects, taking various craft classes, spending time with family, and fulfilling volunteer duties, my life is busy --- but never too busy to answer your questions, or to convey your concerns and suggestions to the rest of the Board if you are unable to attend the monthly meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Hatfield Clubhouse at 7:00 pm.