Meet Our Team

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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.

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.

Synthia Salazar, Activities Coordinator, Marketing

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ORI Board Members

William Bell, President, Rent & Resales

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.

Doug Petersen, Vice President,  Activities & Cafe

Born and raised in Redding, CA I’m a graduate of California State University Chico with a BS degree in Business Management.  For thirty years I was employed by Slakey Brothers, Inc. a wholesale distribution company of heating, air conditioning and plumbing products which we sold to the contracting trades.  I retired in 2009 as the companies Sr. Vice President and C.O.O..  I’m also a veteran of the United States Army.  I currently service on the Board of Directors for Slakey Brothers, Inc.  I’m also a Trustee for the same company overseeing the retirement plans for the organization.  Throughout my career I’ve had the responsibility for extensive negotiations with major manufacturers such as Kohler Company and Carrier Corporation along with large building contractors.  My wife Karen and I have enjoyed ORI for the last four years residing on Lot 294.  Sharing this beautiful community with such wonderful people has been a true joy.  As owners we need to maintain and when possible enhance all the amenities we share.  Being an owner I believe we have a responsibility to help move our resort forward.  As a Board member I will work diligently to fulfill that obligation.

 

Jim McNeece- Director at Large,  Architectural, Rules & Regs, Landscape and Lakes.

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.

Stan Banta – Director,  Security & Facilities. 

Been in Real Estate development and sales most of my life.  Built over 500 homes in Sun River, OR.  A small quiet ski resort which became one of the best all season resorts in the northwest.  Worked with the homeowners to help this transition take place.  I worked with Sun River Owners Association during my 20 years as a builder there.  Lived and worked with the HOA at Del Webb Sun City, Palm Desert.  Lived and built homes and worked with Owners Association at Big Horn Country Club here in the desert.  We are going into a new era and feel our Board needs lots of support to accomplish these changes.  I think I could be of service to both the owners and the management team.

I like Spending time with my wife Judy – Traveling!   Main interest is helping anyone that needs assistance.  I really enjoy solving problems and getting things done.

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