Meet the Team

The following serve as staff members for DC Ranch Community Council, Ranch Association and Covenant Commission.

Administration

Christine Irish

Director of Public Affairs

Joined 2013

Chris monitors local and regional issues to proactively identify matters that may impact the community and advocates for the best possible outcome for DC Ranch. She enjoys yoga, pickleball, hiking, golf and spending time with her family.

Jenna Kohl

Community Council Executive Director

Joined 2018

A passionate advocate for community building and engagement, Jenna's role is to serve the Board, employees and community; ensure adherence to the governing documents; and carry out the DC Ranch mission and vision with excellence.

Brandy Nash

Administrative Coordinator

Joined 2018

Brandy started as an intern studying at ASU. She now processes insurance claims, speeding violations, monitors short-term rentals and produces weekly open house maps. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, being involved with sports and relaxing around the pool.

Shannon Owsley

Executive Assistant & HR Administrator

Joined 2020

Shannon oversees payroll, benefits, employee relations, and works closely with the Board of Directors for the Ranch Association. She recently moved back to Arizona after an eight-year hiatus in Hawaii and North Carolina. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, shopping and Netflix binge-watching.

Elaine Philipps

Office Administrator/Receptionist

Joined 2019

Elaine manages The Ranch Offices front desk operations, new resident orientations, tenant registrations, and provides administrative support to the Ranch Association team. She enjoys reading, travel, cooking and entertaining family and friends.

Michele Ray-Brethower

Ranch Association Executive Director

Joined 2021

Michele brings many years of Association management experience as she manages the daily operations and maintains the look and feel of the DC Ranch community. In her spare time, Michele enjoys shopping, traveling, sporting events (Go Broncos!), reading and creating art.  Her favorite “S” words are sand, saltwater and sun!

Erin Valdez

Executive Assistant & HR Administrator

Joined 2013

Award

Team Values Award - Fun 2021

Erin oversees all HR facets for the Council, along with serving as Jenna Kohl’s executive assistant. A Kansas City transplant who has lived in Arizona since 2011, she enjoys reading, cooking, Pilates and cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks!

Communications

Elizabeth Dankert

Website & Graphic Design Coordinator

Joined 2011

Award

Team Values Award - Professionalism 2020

Elizabeth manages DCRanch.com and assists residents with their logins, coordinates weekly resident emails and oversees the graphic design team. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, playing piano and viola and spending time with family.

Alexandra Duemer

Communications Coordinator

Joined 2018

Alexandra creates content for ongoing communications like Ranch News, This Week on the Ranch and social media. She is an Arizona native and world traveler who speaks French fluently. Away from the keyboard, Alexandra enjoys being outdoors, reading, cooking and laughing with loved ones.

Jules Everson

Graphic Design Coordinator

Joined 2019

Jules designs a wide variety of graphics and layouts for many DC Ranch publications, signage and events. He loves drawing, painting, traveling and playing board games.

Terri Raimondi

Communications Manager

Joined 2014

Terri oversees Realtor training, management of the 44-member Neighborhood Voting Member program and the Association’s front desk staff.  She loves walking, hiking and spending time with her family. A Pittsburgh native, she relocated to Arizona in 1985 and remains an avid Steelers football fan.

Community Centers

Monica Alvarez

Front Desk Receptionist

Joined 2021

Monica welcomes residents to the community center. Originally from California, she is passionate about people, nature and anything Disney!

Luis Ayala

Senior Maintenance and Custodial Manager

Joined 2019

Award

Team Values Award - Teamwork 2021

Luis oversees facility maintenance needs and manages the custodial team at both community centers and the security gate houses. In his free time, Luis enjoys attending school basketball games and practice with his family or working on home improvement projects.

Kristin Coons

Front Desk Receptionist

Joined 2016

Kristin works as front desk receptionist at Desert Camp Community Center. She has lived in Arizona for 30 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, yoga, hiking and traveling.

Mike Fenzel

Facilities and Recreation Director

Joined 2021

Mike has over twelve years of professional parks and recreation experience and recently served as community center manager for the Town of Fountain Hills. He is a certified parks and recreation professional (CPRP) through the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and holds a master’s in administration with an emphasis in public management from NAU. He enjoys outdoor activities with his family, including golf, hiking and camping.

Gerrie Hilbrich

Front Desk Receptionist

Joined 2021

Gerrie enjoys interacting with so many friendly residents at the Community Center. Originally from upstate New York, she has lived in Arizona since 2009. Her hobbies are singing and writing poetry.

Linda Parsons

Resident Services Specialist

Joined 2016

Linda handles facility rentals, CivicRec software management and facility access along with resident engagement and staff support. She loves introducing residents to all the ways they can engage with neighbors, staff and area amenities. Linda has a menagerie of pets and channels her inner cowgirl by working with rescued horses.

Anita Rogers

Front Desk Receptionist

Joined 2020

Anita spends most of her working hours at The Homestead assisting fitness class members. She lives contentedly with her ex-Navy son and spends many hours reading, quilting and getting together with friends.

Lynette Whitener

Senior Facilities Manager

Joined 2010

Award

Team Values Award - Teamwork 2021

Lynette oversees both Desert Camp and The Homestead Community Centers including the front desk team, rental program and operations support for events and programs along with capital and reserve projects. She’s an Arizona native who enjoys hiking with her family and dogs, day trips and visiting new restaurants.

Community Standards

Chelsea Martoccia

Community Standards Specialist

Joined 2019

Chelsea is part of the team responsible for overseeing the neighborhoods to ensure standards are being followed. She also conducts inspections for homes on the market. Some of her interests include playing the piano, photography, working on her car and attending car shows.

Mike Wells

Community Standards Manager & Security Liaison

Joined 2014

Mike oversees the Community Standards Department, security operations, the gates and camera contract and road signage. He is a native Phoenician and loves all the sunlight that Arizona provides. In Mike’s spare time, he enjoys anything sports related, spending time with family, traveling and fine dining.

Covenant Commission

Jan Baratta

Sr. Design Review Manager

Scott Dennerline

Senior Landscape Review Specialist

Alaina Martoccia

Design Review Coordinator

Joined 2019

Alaina is responsible for processing all incoming submissions for new home builds and for modifications to existing homes that are over 100 square feet in DC Ranch. In her free time, Alaina trains ex-racehorses, spends time with her own ex-racehorse Gio, and her three dogs Kya, Tyson and Odin.

Events/Recreation

Jona Davis

Director of Community Engagement

Joined 2014

Award

Team Values Award - Passion 2020

Jona helps direct Community Engagement, Events & Programs and the Communications teams for the Community Council and helps guide community-wide initiatives. Jona is a native Arizonan and proud Sun Devil (Arizona State University graduate). She spends her free time traveling, hiking, volunteering and enjoying a good glass of wine.

Devin Haggerty

Community Engagement Coordinator

Joined 2015

Award

Team Values Award - Fun 2020

Devin oversees the New Resident Welcome program, DC Ranch Gives volunteer program, assists resident-led program committees, serves as a liaison for the commercial centers within DC Ranch, and assists the Events Team with special projects. She enjoys spending time with her family and young son.

Lindsay Vanegas

Arts and Education Coordinator

Joined 2015

Lindsay creates and executes programming for residents of all ages including The Homestead Playhouse, Lifelong Learning, Summer Camps and the Performing Arts. Off the ranch, she and her family are Disney fanatics who love collecting antiques.

Finance

Dee Nortman

Director of Financial Operations

Joined 2018

Dee leads the team that oversees finance and accounting for the Community Council, the Ranch Association and Covenant Commission. She has lived in Arizona for 45 years, graduated from University of Arizona and is a CPA. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, reading and traveling.

Gina Richard

Administrative Operations Coordinator

Joined 2021

Gina is responsible for coordinating  and directing organizational IT support as well as working with contracts. She has lived in Arizona since 2002. Gina enjoys playing pickleball, watching her alma mater Gonzaga University play basketball (Go Zags!), reading, craft projects and spending time with family and friends.

Clem Sklodowski

Accounting Specialist

Joined 2013

Clem handles Accounts Payable which includes maintaining vendor files, entering invoices and issuing checks. She relocated to Scottsdale from suburban Chicago in 1991 after several years of being a winter visitor. Clem enjoys cruising, trying new restaurants and following the Chicago Cubs.

Laura Spears

Accounting Senior Manager

Joined 2020

Laura is responsible for the processing of month end financials as well as other daily accounting functions. She moved to Arizona from Michigan five years ago. When not at work, Laura enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Monika Truax

Accounting Specialist

Joined 2012

Monika provides accounting support to major financial accounting areas, maintains the resident database and is a liaison with realtors and title companies for property transfers and disclosures. Originally from Poland, she has lived in Arizona 12 years. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, working out and hiking.

Landscape & Maintenance

Jose Barcenas

Maintenance Manager

Joined 2009

Jose works to keep common areas and parks looking clean and beautiful for residents. He is actively involved with his church community and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Joe Felix

Landscape Foreman

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Erik Houston

Landscape Manager

Joined 2020

Erik is responsible for maintaining the unique and beautiful desert landscape and common areas. He has managed horticultural companies in Prescott, Sedona, Park City, UT and Seattle, WA. In his free time, he enjoys kayaking and working on home improvement projects.

Modifications

Larry Cowles

Director of Exterior Modifications & Improvements

Joined 2014

Larry started as Director of Community Standards, but now focuses on modifications. He has worked extensively in landscape design and project management. He enjoys garden tours, being out in nature, his family and miniature schnauzers. His hobbies are hiking, tennis, art and wine tasting.

Vince Muldrow

Modifications Specialist

Joined 2020

Vincent is responsible for processing and reviewing all paint & landscape modifications within DC Ranch. In his free time he enjoys trying new restaurants, watching sports and exploring nearby trails.

 

Security

Jason Fredrick

Security Services Manager

Joined 2021

Jason is a recent Arizona transplant from Salt Lake City. He oversees the DC Ranch Security team and works with the community on any security related concerns. When not at work, Jason can be found working on cars, golfing or piloting radio-controlled aircrafts.