VPP Board of Directors
“I have been President of the HOA since 2015 with the goal of rehabilitating our residences.”
I have been the President of Victoria Park Place Homeowners’ Association since 2015. I am a retired Air Force Lt Colonel who served as an A-10 and F-4 fighter pilot, an Acquisition Officer and Engineer for military space-based systems, and a Military Liaison Officer for the Dutch Antilles in Curacao. I am currently a Captain with American Airlines in Miami on the Boeing 737 flying international routes.
I love to snow ski, ride my motorcycle, woodwork, soak in his hot tub and recreate with my wife Ghilder and three children. I originally purchased my unit in 1999 and was disappointed when the surrounding neighborhood flourished while Victoria Park Place deteriorated.
Out of frustration, I ran for the Board in 2015 with the goal of rehabilitating our residences. Under my direction the HOA has begun many structural and financial improvements such as replacing the flat roofs and mansards, replanting the swales and exterior areas, re-lighting and painting the entire association, and restructuring the dues to properly reserve for future maintenance. I consider my best asset to be the motivated officers I serves with on the Board.
I have always considered myself to be a person who takes pride in ownership of a home. I moved to Victoria Park place in 2005 from Pennsylvania where I worked in the fields of architecture and real estate.
Although I saw many positive qualities in the community, I always thought it had the potential to be greater. I decided to become involved with the HOA board so I could take an active role in renovating and upgrading our community.
“While we all contribute money for the upkeep, utilities, etc, it is our home and we need to be more involved.”
I was born and raised in Toledo, OH. We still have a home there in a condo complex where I have served on the board twice for 3 years each. I am a graduate of the University of Toledo with a BSEE degree. I worked in electrical design at Toledo Edison, then my wife’s family business, followed by my own businesses, retiring in 2012. I then did part-time substitute teaching as a retirement gig.
I feel that anyone who lives in an HOA should volunteer in some way as a matter of course. While we all contribute money for the upkeep, utilities, etc, it is our home and we need to be more involved than just sending that money each month.
“I volunteered to be on the Board as I’m a CPA and believed that I could help with the HOA’s finances.”
My husband and I moved into VPP in 2016 and lived there for three years before we moved back to Los Angeles in late 2019 for his work. We really enjoyed our time there, and in 2018, I volunteered to be on the Board as I’m a CPA and believed that I could help with the HOA’s finances.
I continue to do my Board duties remotely where I keep track of the HOA’s expenses to make sure our money is accounted for and being put to good use. Over the past few years, I’ve seen a lot of enhancements in our complex, and I know there’s still more to come. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my two fur babies and travel.
“Phil and Caroline are long-time property owners at VPP. Phil is an active general contractor and Caroline is a retired teacher.”