A View from the Board
The following is the latest in a series of monthly messages from the RVR Master Association Board, called “A View From the Board.” The messages summarize recent Board decisions and discussions, and are designed to bring RVR homeowners up to date on issues important to the community.
Dear RVR Homeowners,
Out with the old, in with the new: Today marks an important leadership change at the Ranch House.
Interim General Manager, Carl Hostetter, who has done a stellar job of steadying the ship and stabilizing operations the past four months, steps aside -- and new General Manager, Ashley Lynch takes over.
As announced in mid-December, Ashley comes to RVR after nearly 13 years in hospitality and management in the Aspen area. He has built a career on satisfying customers.
Ashley Lynch
Following a nationwide search that yielded an impressive slate of qualified candidates from near and far, we were fortunate to find Ashley right in our backyard. He lives in the Prince Creek area of Carbondale, and, when the snow melts, will be able to ride his mountain bike to work at RVR.
A number of you had a chance to meet Ashley in December, when he held the first in a series of fireside chats at the Ranch House. Once formally on the job at RVR, Ashley intends to look for new opportunities to engage with the community, and exchange ideas with our homeowners.
Ashley is eager to hit the ground running when he shows up for work this morning. Please extend him a warm RVR welcome.
We expect Ashley’s transition to leading the RVR team will be a smooth one, due in large part to the hard work since mid-September of Interim General Manager, Carl Hostetter.
Carl inherited a challenging environment when he took over at the Ranch House, and has done everything possible to set the table for Ashley’s success. With a focus on collaboration and teamwork, Carl built a first-class leadership team that is absolutely committed to homeowner satisfaction.
You could set your watch by Carl’s comings and goings – in the office by 6 am, home by 5 pm, and responding to homeowner concerns promptly – and at any time of the day.
Carl Hostetter
One of the enduring lessons of Carl’s tenure is that our GM doesn’t have to have any specific skill set. He doesn’t need to be a construction or irrigation expert, or have a deep knowledge of homeowner association law. What he does need is what Carl brought to RVR – tremendous management, leadership and communication skills. In Carl’s case, those skills were honed during a career in commercial and private banking.
The Board – and the community – can’t thank Carl enough for all he’s done to step in during this time of leadership transition. Befitting his humble nature, he’d be mortified that we’re publicly acknowledging his tremendous contributions.
Finally, we want to thank Carl’s wife, Tricia Hohl, for loaning him to us for the past four months, and also for her willingness to pitch in and help RVR on multiple fronts, including shooting professional photos for our website, and capturing memories at some of our RVR events. We’re pretty sure Tricia has some skiing, biking, golf, exercise, cooking and other activities ready for Carl when he returns to his well-deserved retirement at The Boundary neighborhood of RVR.
While today is Day One for Ashley, we haven’t seen the last of Carl. Carl plans to hang around long enough at the Ranch House to ensure a smooth transition, whether hours, days or weeks.
When you see Carl, please join the Board in thanking him for his superb service to RVR.
Carl’s last Board meeting, and Ashley’s first, is next week.
The January monthly RVRMA Board meeting is set for Wednesday, January 26, at 5:30 pm. It will be held in the Ranch House upstairs Board Room, and virtually by Zoom. Hope to “see” you there.
On behalf of your volunteer RVRMA Board,
Gary Lesser
Board President

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