Meet the Team
The following serve as staff members for DC Ranch Community Council, Ranch Association and Covenant Commission.
Executive Assistant & HR Administrator
Melissa provides support to the Executive Director and is responsible for carrying out the policies, procedures and practices for the Community Council. She enjoys spending time with family, music festivals and traveling.
Director of Community Services
Meghann has many years of Association governance experience with an emphasis in project and operations management. She has lived in Arizona since 2008 and loves the desert climate. Outside of work, Meghann enjoys playing golf, spending time with family and spoiling her standard poodle Sullivan.
Director of Public Affairs
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.
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Community Council Executive Director
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.
Front Desk Receptionist
Deborah is the front desk receptionist at The Ranch Offices on Market Street and assists with new resident welcomes and tenant registrations. Originally from New Jersey (Go Yankees!), she also lived in the Bay Area (Go Niners!) before calling Arizona home. An avid dog lover, Deborah also enjoys golf, reading and sewing.
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.
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.
Ranch Association Executive Director
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!
Graphic Design & Website Coordinator
Adis brings experience in designing websites, digital and print media, promotional materials and brand management to the team. In his free time Adis likes to hike, spend time outdoors and drink specialty coffee.
Kathren provides content for various communications, in addition to liaising with residents and Boards of Directors. She enjoys exploring Arizona’s hiking trails and America’s National Parks, pointing out planets and constellations in the night sky to anyone in earshot, and volunteering with high school youth interested in pursuing a life in public service.
Senior Manager of Communications
Team Values Award - Professionalism 2020, Innovation 2022
Elizabeth oversees the Communications Team for the Community Council, which is responsible for all print and digital communications, including Ranch News and DCRanch.com. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, playing piano and viola and spending time with family.
Team Values Award - Innovation 2022
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.
Senior Maintenance and Custodial Manager
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.
Front Desk Receptionist
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.
Facilities and Recreation Director
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.
Community Center Receptionist
Samantha has over seven years of Customer Service experience. She completed her Associates of Arts degree and is currently studying to be a Nutritional Health Coach.
When Samantha isn’t working on school assignments, she enjoys trail hikes with her energetic dog.
Facilities Senior Manager
Davina oversees the daily operation of Desert Camp Community Center and The Homestead Community center, including parks and common area amenities. She enjoys running, hiking and is passionate about her charitable work with several veteran organizations.
Front Desk Receptionist
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.
Design Review Coordinator
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.
A proud Chicago native, Samantha is excited to provide new and innovative recreation opportunities for the DC Ranch community. Her passion for the outdoors and fun through fitness is reflected through her work. In her free time, she enjoys exploring this new city she calls home.
Director of Community Engagement
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.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Team Values Award - Fun 2020, Steadfast Award 2022
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.
Arts and Education Coordinator
Team Values Award - Passion 2022
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.
Senior Manager of Events & Programs
Team Values Award - Teamwork 2021
Lynette oversees the Events & Programs team for the Community Council which is responsible for all signature events, arts and education programming, and large-scale charitable events and partnerships. She’s an Arizona native who enjoys hiking with her family and dogs, day trips and visiting new restaurants.
Director of Financial Operations
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.
Administrative Operations Coordinator
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 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.
Accounting Senior Manager
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 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
Team Values Award - Teamwork 2022
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 assists the Landscape Manager with field operations. He oversees all grounds personnel and ensures homeowner requests are addressed in a timely manner. Joe enjoys spending time with family, his dogs and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys.
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With over 30 years’ experience in management and landscape operations, Jeff brings a fresh outlook to DC Ranch and a positive “can do” attitude to each project. In his spare time, Jeff likes to relax with his wife and family.
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Director of Operations
Team Values Award - Passion 2021
Mike oversees the Community Standards Department, community patrol, 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.
Director of Exterior Modifications & Improvements
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.
Originally from Montana, Michael received a degree in sociology and criminology. He works with Anderson Security to administer daily operations,
train all gate staff, troubleshoot technical issues and work with residents on gate access.