Foothill Ranch Homeowners Association is governed by a five-person Board, with each Director serving in a volunteer capacity for a term of 2 years. The Board is responsible for the overall management of the Association. The Board generally meets on the second Monday of the month. Details are listed on our Calendar.
Note: Due to government restrictions regarding gatherings in light of COVID-19, Board Meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Details are listed on our Calendar.
Landon Wright - President (term thru 2022)
With over 20 years of experience in the management of real estate assets, Landon Wright brings a wealth of knowledge to aid his decisions as a Foothill Ranch Board Director. Elected to the Board and appointed President in 2020, Landon serves the Association by providing direction in the day-to-day operations and supervision of the Association’s improvement projects. He has a passion for enriching Foothill Ranch as a remarkable and distinctive community.
Professionally, Landon is a Partner with a commercial real estate firm in Orange County and oversees the management of the company’s assets including those governed by association documents. His expertise and vision in the real estate field has proven instrumental in navigating the various elements of operating a community of Foothill Ranch’s size with nearly 2,800 homes.
Currently, Landon serves on the Architectural Committee and Landscape Committee and has helped to direct the design and administration of the Pool/Clubhouse Renovation Project and Common Area Reforestation Project.
Landon looks forward to continuing his service to the Association with an emphasis on enhancing the lives of the community members while preserving and improving upon the Association’s assets in a financially responsible manner.
Carla DeFraine - Vice President (term thru 2023)
Dr. Carla DeFraine is a licensed psychologist in private practice. She has lived in, and loved, Foothill Ranch for 23 years. Carla and her husband moved here with their two year old son in 1998, and found Foothill Ranch to be the perfect place to raise children. She has taught many small kids who came for play dates how to ride a bicycle, because the slope on Calle Cabrillo is perfect for bike teaching. She hopes to teach many more.
Carla joined the HOA because she had experienced firsthand, thanks to Mother Nature, how infrastructure problems can affect a homeowner and a community. She is dedicated to both protecting and beautifying Foothill Ranch, and currently serves on the landscape and pool renovation committees. Additionally, Carla has worked closely with the Orange County Fire Authority in order to ensure that Foothill Ranch sets the standard for fire safety.
Dr. DeFraine has served as President of the Orange County Psychological Association, and for many years was the Ethics Chair for that organization. She did her undergraduate and Master’s training at Harvard University, her doctorate at Vanderbilt, and her clinical internship at Emory School of Medicine. Along with her clinical practice, she is a singer/songwriter, and has an album of songs for children.
Louise Robertson - Treasurer (term thru 2022)
As a resident of Foothill Ranch for 23 years, Louise Robertson has a desire to maintain Foothill Ranch’s standing as a unique and welcoming community. Louise has 30 years of finance experience and uses this experience to guide her decisions as a Foothill Ranch HOA Board Member. Appointed to the Board in 2018, Louise focuses on the budget and spending ensuring member assessments are used wisely.
When Louise and her husband Tom found Foothill Ranch, they immediately knew this was where they wanted to live and raise their family. Foothill Ranch offers a beautiful environment, plenty of amenities, and a community spirit perfect for her family. Louise regularly enjoys the activities the community offers using all the amenities provided in the parks, mountain biking and hiking in Whiting Ranch and swimming at the community pool.
As a Board member, Louise would like to improve communication with the residents to ensure the small town community feel of Foothill Ranch. She recognizes that the maintenance and investment in Foothill Ranch assets is crucial to protecting our reputation as a desirable and high-value community.
Marcel Louis - Secretary (term thru 2023)
Marcel Louis has over 35 years’ experience in engineering, design, and infrastructure management. He is community focused and innovative in his approach to the HOA.
Over the past two years, Marcel has been working with our contractors to develop better policies and procedures in the documenting and maintenance of the community’s utility infrastructure.
Professionally, Marcel is a member of a world leading engineering company and has has been assigned to engineering projects not only in this country but also foreign projects such as Mexico and Asia Pacific. Marcel’s expertise and passion for details has been instrumental in his assignments.
Marcel feels it is an honor and a privilege to serve the community. He has said, “We have been entrusted to manage the affairs of this community, and I take that responsibility very seriously.”
When making Board decisions, Marcel not only utilizes his vast engineering knowledge but also ensures his decisions follow the basic guidelines as listed below.
- Does the Association have the authority under the current governing documents?
- Was reasonable investigation has been done?
- Is the decision in the best interest of the community?
- Was the decision made in good faith?
- Is the decision reasonably based on the information available?
Laura Leach - Member at Large (term thru 2022)
Originally from the East Coast, Laura and her husband moved to Foothill Ranch over seven years ago after falling in love with the area while attending a local Christmas party. Laura and her family were drawn to Foothill Ranch because of the great balance of green space and amenities, and the outdoor lifestyle and community enjoyed by those living in the area. However, upon moving to the area, it became clear that the true charm of Foothill Ranch is in it's small-town feel and tight knit community.
Shortly after moving to Foothill Ranch, Laura joined the Architectural Committee in order to become more involved in the community. She has continued that path, recently joining the Board of Directors. As an in-house attorney with a local real estate company by profession, Laura has extensive experience with land use, homeowners associations and general real estate matters. Laura is excited to use this knowledge, as well as her experience with vendor management, contracts and general compliance, to the benefit of the community.
Through her involvement with the Board, Laura hopes to encourage other families and individuals to become more active in the community and hopes to continue to foster relationships with and among other existing and potential residents in the area through community involvement and events.