Scottsdale Council of Homeowners Associations
     . Meet the SCOHA Board .

Your SCOHA Board is:

Elaine Anghel, board member:

Elaine has nearly 24 years of Professional Community Management experience and is Senior VP of Onsite Management for Associated Asset Management. Her experience includes serving as both a Portfolio Community Manager and General Manager, as well as many years volunteering with local and national professional community management organizations such as AACM and CAI. She's a passionate supporter of improving homeowners associations. Through CAI and AACM, Elaine teaches classes for industry professionals, inspiring students to be exceptional Community Managers and elevating the industry as a whole.

She's been nationally recognized for her long-term support of legislation that benefits HOAs and has served as a Chair of AACM's Professional Standards Committee for over 10 years. She currently holds CAAM®, CMCA®, AMS® and the prestigious PCAM® designations.

 Away from the office, you can find Elaine running, hiking and enjoying everything fitness related. She recently combined her passion for hiking with her love for travel, and hiked the Inca Trail in Peru to visit Macchu Picchu.

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Curtis S. Ekmark, board member / President:

Curtis recently joined Carpenter Hazlewood Delgado & Bolen but has represented associations since 1993. He played basketball at and earned his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and received an academic scholarship to attend Pepperdine University School of Law. While at Pepperdine, he was a member of the Dean’s List, the Law Review and the Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity. He was named the Terry Giles Scholar and the Odell McConnell Scholar before graduating cum laude.
Prior to graduation, he served as a legal intern for Judge John L. Coffey on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. After graduation, Curtis accepted a judicial clerkship with Chief Justice Roland B. Day on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

He is a three-time Past President of the Central Arizona Chapter of the CAI, a member of the College of Community Association Lawyers, and has Chaired the Legislative Action Committee numerous times. He also serves as Vice President of the West Valley Homeowner Associations.

Mr. Ekmark frequently lectures on association issues, writes columns in local publications, and has appeared on various radio and television newscasts and programs.

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Kathryn Knecht, board member:

After serving as President for 21 years for her own homeowner’s association, Kathy decided it was time to share her expertise with others.  In 2009, after building a 26-year successful technology career in corporate America, she formed Connect the Dots Community Management. Kathy created Connect the Dots to differentiate community management by focusing on individual client needs versus one size fits all model. 

The goal is not to be the biggest community management firm in Phoenix, but one that is recognized for delivering service with the most value.

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Matt Metz, board member / Treasurer:

Matt, a native of the Valley, received his BS in Mathematics and an MBA from ASU. He spent 26 years as a process improvement consultant - 23 of those with a local Fortune 500 company - before retiring in 2006.

Matt has served over 20 years on HOA boards, most of them as president. He has presided over a 253-home HOA as well as a nearly 4000-unit master planned community. He is the author and presenter of "Writing Landscaping Contracts for HOAs" and "HOA Funding 101." He served on both the Legislative Action Committee and the Board Nomination Committee for the Arizona chapter of the Community Association Institute.

Matt holds a Certificate of Board Leadership from CAI and has served two years on CAI's national Homeowner Leaders Council.

In his spare time, Matt consults, designs web sites (including this one), tutors, volunteers at Sky Harbor airport, and serves on the Supreme Court's Attorney Discipline Probable Cause Committee. He has also served on Scottsdale's Board of Adjustment, volunteered at SunSounds and taught computer skills to adult students at Scottsdale Community College.

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Jaime Uhrich, board member / Secretary:

Jaime ("JAY-mee") got started in association property management as receptionist for one of the first and largest planned communities in the western US, McCormick Ranch. After serving in various capacities over 17  years, she was offered the position of Executive Director there in 2012. During the last 20 years she also graduated college and earned several designations from the national professional community management organization, CAI.

Jaime works closely with ADOT and City of Scottsdale to direct maintenance of land owned by these agencies within the association, and also directs the maintenance of over 300 acres of McCormick Ranch common areas and lakes. With help from landscape architects and her board, Jaime recently completed a Landscape Master Plan for McCormick Ranch that will direct the next 10 years of projects and allow McCormick Ranch to remain one of the most sought after places to live in the Valley.

As a fifth generation Arizona native, Jaime loves spending time with her husband Mike and her two boys, Jett and Rach “Rock,” exploring all the natural wonders the state has to offer. She also enjoys working out, traveling, shopping, serving in church, watching the Cardinals and cheering (and even a few seasons coaching) her boys at their basketball games.

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Walt Young, board member / Vice President

Walt received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Arkansas and spent the next 30+ years in manufacturing and engineering management with an international chemical / petrochemical company. 

After retiring he consulted in safety and environment issues for a trade association for a few years.  He then became a part time resident of Arizona, ultimately making Scottsdale his permanent home. 

He eventually became involved in his HOA serving on the board (two terms as president) and then supporting that board in various activities. Walt became involved in SCOHA, ultimately joining the SCOHA board where he has served for several years.

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Andrea Rizen, Administrative Support

Andrea works in Client Relations at Carpenter Hazlewood Delgado and Bolen, LLP and helps manage various HOA educational groups around the Valley, including SCOHA. She has been in the community association industry in various capacities for the past 15 years as legal assistant, assistant community manager, and now marketing and client relations.

After living in four different states as a “Navy brat” and two others as a Marine wife, Andrea now calls Arizona home. She currently lives in Mesa with her husband, daughter, and their two energetic (and sometimes destructive) puppies.

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