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ORI Management Team

Joanne Rose, General Manager, CCAM, CMCA, AMS

Joanne previously worked as the Association Manager for PGA WEST Residential II Association in LaQuinta for the past 9 years and prior to that the General Manager at Desert Princess Homeowners Association in Cathedral City. Joanne’s experience includes 33 years of managing communities in the Desert, San Francisco/Napa area with focus on golfing, high rises and portfolio management.

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Juana Zarate, Assistant General Manager

Juana was born and raised in the Coachella Valley. She is the mother of 3 amazing children from the ages of 18 to 24. She started working at Outdoor Resort Indio in November of 1999 as a mail clerk. With hard work and dedication she is now the Assistant General Manager of the resort and never fails to step up where ever she is needed. She is proud to be part of all the success and management of Outdoor Resort Indio.

Vicki Kirkpatrick, Resort Relations Manager, Rentals/Sales

Vicki moved to California in 1993 from her home state of South Dakota. Her job experience ranges from Food & Beverage, Customer Service, Destination Management, Property Management to Real Estate. Never afraid of a challenge She has grown to enjoy working where she can make a difference. She became a licensed Real Estate Agent in 2003, working mainly in Residential Sales throughout the Coachella Valley.  Ready for a change, she started working at Outdoor Resort Indio in October of 2014 as the Rental Manager.  Has since moved into the Resort Relations Manager position and is embracing the opportunity.

Marisol Nunez, Administrative Assistant

Marisol was born and raised in the Coachella valley. She is a mother of a beautiful 2 year old little girl named Evelyn. She started working at outdoor resort in November of 2008, as an activities assistant and worked her way up to the front office as a rental coordinator/customer service. Today she is the Resort Relations assistant at the front office and has become an essential part of the ORI family.

Synda Villanueva, Activities Director

My name is Synda Villanueva, I am a native of the Coachella Valley, born in 1971. I grew up in La Quinta, Ca. where my father built my mother’s home 45 years ago. I’m a middle child of two brothers Derrick and Steven. I’m also, a mother of an amazing 17 year son name Zehn, as he is the light of my life…

I attended UCLA in 90’s for design and Marketing. My career has been mainly in the hospitality industry. I have worked for Hilton Hotels for nearly nineteen (19) years in the food, beverage, catering and event management departments. For the last 2 1/2 years I was fortunate to be able to travel for Hilton Worldwide, trouble shooting various hotel tiers in crisis.

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ORI Security

Patrick Romero, Onsite Security Manager

ORI Board Members

William Bell, President, Outdoor Resort Indio Owners Association

William retired from the Broward County School System in South Florida after 35 years of service. Bill started as an elementary school teacher and ended his career as a High School Principal. His wife, Sandy and he have two children and are expecting their fourth grandchildren in May.  ORI has been their winter home for the past eight years, and he is looking forward to serving on the board of this beautiful resort.

Craig Holman, Vice President,  Outdoor Resort Indio Owners Association

Overseeing Activities, Clubhouse, Oasis cafe and Insurance.

Born in UK to American father & British mother.Came to US with Lizz in 1978 and married September 23 1978. Have 3 children Robert 36, Kimberley 34 & Christopher 26. Proud Papa to 5 grandchildren in Los Angeles and San Diego. Have been a Farmers Insurance agent for 36 years and Pub owner for 29 years. Lived in San Fernando Valley for 38 years. Served on HOA Board for 25 years and been active in Kiwanis and Elks for 30 years. Owner of lot #272 for 3 years and enjoying all the friends and fellowship we have encountered

Jim McNeece- Director at Large,  Architectural, Landscape and Ponds.

My wife and I have been full time RV’ers since 2001. We have traveled all over the U.S., Canada, and Mexico in our motor home.  We winter at Outdoor Resorts Indio and travel wherever the mood strikes us during the remainder of the year.  Our traveling companion is Max, the Yorkshire Terrier.
I have two daughters, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
My back ground is Nuclear Science, but since retirement my hobbies include: electronic design and construction, computer programming, fishing, writing, drawing, photography, woodworking, auto mechanics, residential construction.

Randy Oaks, Director,  Outdoor Resort Indio Owners Association

Randy was elected to the ORI HOA Board of Directors on February 25, 2016, and will serve a two-year term as Director at Large.  He is the Board Liaison for Security, Facilities, and Telecommunications Committees.

Randy served 31+ years with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was the Department’s Senior Commander prior to his appointment as Chiefof Police for the City of Prescott, Arizona, from 2006 until 2010.Read more

Marianne Fowler, Treasurer,  Outdoor Resort Indio Owners Association

I am a native Oregonian and graduated from Lewis and Clark College. I have been a CPA for over 30 years first in private practice then in industry.
My husband, Cliff and I have three children and two grandchildren. We purchased our lot at ORI in 2011. We love the resort and love spending our winters in the desert bicycling, swimming, hiking, and enjoying time with our friends here.

ORI Onsite Sales

Lisa Jenson, Broker/Owner, Palm Springs Town & Country Realty

After attending Palm Valley School and Palm Springs High School, Lisa was drawn to the real estate industry. Her father was an active real estate investor in the Palm Springs area and her mother was a successful real estate agent with Palm Springs Town and Country Realty and Lisa was invited to join the firms.

The time and attention that Lisa gave freely to her clients allowed them to achieve their dreams and goals. Her sense of empathy for the emotion that goes into buying or selling a home led her up the ladder of success. In a matter of a few short years Lisa bought the company and became owner-broker of Palm Springs Town and Country Realty and the rest is literally history.Read more