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Executive Board

The River Valley Ranch Master Association (RVRMA) Executive Board of Directors consists of seven elected volunteers who donate their time and service to our community.

Yvonne Perry - President

Yvonne Perry brings a wealth of professional experience and enthusiasm to the role of President for the Board. Yvonne and her husband, Paul have lived part-time at RVR since 2008. Three years ago, Yvonne joined the community full time. She has served as a member of the Covenant and By-Law Review Committee, is an active member of the RVR tennis community, is an avid hiker and enjoys horseback riding.

Ron Rouse - Vice President

Ron Rouse has been a member of the River Valley Ranch community since 2011 when he moved here along with his wife Jan. During his 38 year law career at Luce Forward in San Diego (1973-2011), he specialized in real estate development on behalf of large scale developers of master planned communities. With this wealth of knowledge and experience, he is an incredible asset to the River Valley Ranch.

Leslie Marcus - Secretary

Leslie and her family moved to Carbondale from Atlanta in 2014. Leslie brings almost a decade of experience in corporate communications, sales, marketing, and public relations to the board. She has managed relationships with professional sports teams, concert venues, Fortune 500 companies and international and state tourism boards. In addition to Leslie’s corporate experience, she has also served on the board of directors of a previous HOA. 

An Alabama native, Leslie graduated with a communications degree from The University of North Carolina while earning a scholarship to compete on the women’s soccer team. Leslie was a decorated athlete, winning two collegiate national championships, earning team captain and All-American honors, as well as later being drafted to play professional soccer in Atlanta. 

Leslie relishes spending time with her husband, David, and her children Elizabeth and Matthew. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, playing golf, mountain biking, snowboarding, and taking her dog, Luke, for walks.


 Garry Schalla - Director-at-Large
Garry Schalla brings a diverse set of skills to the RVR Board, developed in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Trained as a Master Goldsmith, Certified and Graduate Gemologist, Garry owned a high-end retail jewelry business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Ouray, Colorado for a total of 25 years. Following that successful career, Garry worked for nearly a decade with the Ridgway-based dZi Foundation. As Associate Director, Garry grew the nonprofit’s efforts in in Nepal and India, leading 27 programs in the communities of Sikkim and Ladakh. Those programs directly serve 13,000 individuals. Before coming to the Roaring Fork Valley and Mountain Family Health Centers as Development Director, Garry worked with Land Trusts in Wisconsin and Washington State. Currently, Garry is working to build new Mountain Family locations in Basalt and Edwards. You will find him in the RVR lap lanes, on his bike, or hiking and skiing the slopes.

Todd Richmond - Treasurer

Todd Richmond brings valuable perspective and background to the role.

Todd, along with his wife Lisen and two young daughters, lives in Old Town and brings the perspective of the many young families who live at RVR. As the Managing Director of Finance with Aspen Skiing Co., Todd brings a finance background and a reputation of excellence as evidenced by the prestigious "24 Karat Gold" awarded to Todd and his team by the State of Colorado for the creation and implementation of a program/initiative that has made a measurable contribution to the environment, the economy, and society.


 Ben Johnston - Director-at-Large

Before joining the Executive Board, Ben served on numerous for-profit and non-profit boards. Along with this experience, Ben brings the experience of having practiced in various areas of the law for over ten years across the country. Currently, he is a partner at Balcomb & Green, P.C., where he contributes to the litigation, corporate services, real estate, and estate planning practice groups.Ben, his wife (Kristin), and their son (Theodore), have been members of the RVR community since 2015.

Gary Lesser- Director-at-Large   

Gary Lesser is a retired Public Relations and communications manager whose first career was in television news. He and his wife, Sarah Murr, moved into their new home on Sopris Mesa Drive when construction was completed in May 2018. What he lacks in RVR time, he makes up for in youthful exuberance and practical experience. Gary and Sarah moved to Colorado after 17 years at a large golf community in La Quinta, California, called PGA West, where he served on the Board representing about 1,400 club members. Gary currently chairs the RVRMA ad hoc Golf Course Advisory Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his Harley, blogging, cooking, working out, and playing golf. This winter, Gary will return to his first love — ski instructing. You can catch him at Snowmass, sharing his passion for skiing with children from 5 to 17.  

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