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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.

Gary Lesser- Vice President

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.

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 – Secretary

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 Harada- Director-at-Large

Gary held the position of Director of Operations for Baxter Healthcare in Deerfield Illinois for 31 successful years and served as a U.S. Army Captain for 6 years. He has been a member of the RVR community since 2010 and served on various committees for the association during his time here including, the Covenant and By Law Review Committee, Executive Director Search Committee and Landscape Committee. Gary currently spends his free time tutoring individuals for the non-profit organization English in Action and has served on the board of that program since 2013. In his spare time, Gary enjoys spending time with his wife Lori and loves to golf, ski and fish. 

Cathy Cooney – Director-at-Large

Cathy and her husband Tom have owned in RVR since 2003. Recently after retiring they have moved to RVR full time. They live in the Boundary so bring a town home owner perspective to the Board.

Cathy had a long career in leadership positions with large companies such as Pepsico, Cardinal Health, Halliburton and mostly recently retired from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. Cathy serves on several Boards including Tom’s Door, Nurse Family Partnership, and the Board of Advisors for LH Lacy Construction Company. She has served on non-profits Boards during most of her career. She is currently working on her certificate in Leadership Coaching at Georgetown University.

Cathy will bring human resource expertise as well as governance and operations background to the RVR Board.Cathy enjoys all things RVR has to offer and spends her time golfing, hiking, biking, walking the neighborhood and just being with friends.


Randy Spurrier “RJ”  – Director-at Large

Randy “RJ” Spurrier and his family moved to RVR in 2011 from San Francisco, and they’ve never looked back. RJ is a software developer, and the co-founder of three consumer product review websites launched since moving to Carbondale: BabyGearLab, TechGearLab, and OutdoorGearLab. RJ was previously the founder and CEO of several San Francisco start-up software companies. He holds a patent in digital imaging technology and was formerly a Vice President at Adobe Systems. He earned his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in robotics and automated control systems.  When he’s not sitting behind a keyboard, RJ enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and tinkering in the garage on robotics projects.