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Victor Montgomery, of RRM Design Group

Victor Montgomery, of RRM Design Group of San Luis Obispo, is guiding the entitlement process for Villaggio as part of John Madonna's Froom Ranch Specific Plan development.

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Member Spotlight: Kenny Standhardt and Mark Turner

When Kenny Standhardt and Mark Turner met in Eugene, Oregon, their histories were completely different. Kenny grew up on a working Pennsylvania Dutch farm outside of Philadelphia. Mark grew up in Santa Monica. 

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Member Spotlight: Ken and Judy Riener

Ken Riener was born in Idaho and attended University of Idaho and Purdue University. He was stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, and taught Financial Management at Texas A&M, Concordia University in Montreal, and Cal Poly. 

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Member Spotlight: Pat Heineman

Sometimes, life imitates art. Self-published fiction author, Pat Heineman, writes about women of all ages who successfully go through life transitions along a journey of personal growth.

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Member Spotlight: Mia Mitchell Simmons

Mia Mitchell Simmons, a fourth generation Californian, was raised in Pasadena along with her younger brother, spending family summers on the Little Island of Balboa, and graduating from Whittier College. 

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Member Spotlight: Tom and Polly Tatton

In 1995 Tom and Polly met at the right time in their lives, fell in love and decided to walk together into their future. 

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Meet our Chief Executive Officer: Mark DeLotto

I am honored to have been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Villaggio at San Luis Obispo by the Board of Managers this past January. I have had the privilege of being part of this project since its inception and of applying my twenty-five years of experience in commercial real estate banking and consulting to Villaggio's advancement. 

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Meet our Executive Director of Design and Development: Bob Richmond

Well known for the many homes and buildings he's designed in our beautiful city and county spanning a 50-year plus career in San Luis Obispo, and well recognized with multiple awards for design excellence, Bob Richmond serves as the Executive Director of Design and Development for Villaggio at San Luis Obispo. 

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Meet our Senior Director: Rebecca Johnson

They say time is precious, and the last two years have certainly been that for Rebecca Johnson, Senior Director of Villaggio at San Luis Obispo. Rebecca discovered her passion for the Senior Living industry 8 years ago when she joined the team of a developing Life Plan Community near Pasadena, California.

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Meet our Residency Counselor: Julie Howard, MSG NHA

When asked how she became a Residency Counselor for the planned Villaggio at San Luis Obispo, Julie Howard excitedly says, “serendipity!” She was working for Cuesta College, teaching through the Emeritus program for older adults and serving as Faculty Lead for the program.

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Meet our Marketing Manager: Ally Padua

From the sandy beaches of Boracay Island to the sunny town of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Ally Padua traveled half-way around the world to work for Villaggio. Hospitality runs in her veins. 

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Meet our Executive Coordinator: Traci DeVor

For Traci DeVor, family means everything. Her passion for Villaggio and all that it represents stems from her mother, Judy, and stepfather, Ken Riener. As founding members of Villaggio, Ken and Judy have been involved in the development of this Life Plan Community for over 15 years.

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Meet our Front Desk Coordinator: Summer Aburashed

Summer Aburashed was born and raised in San Luis Obispo.  She loves everything our small town has to offer, while still being close to larger cities throughout California.  

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