Ed and Francie Samaha found out about SBR from family members. After living in southern California all of their lives, they are now at home in Unit 6 where they are enjoying the stunning views and new neighbors.
Karen Kassin fell in love with SBR after helping her brother move here. Formerly of Washington State, she now lives in Unit 14A. She plans to stay active with bocce ball, golf, swimming, and relaxing. While working for Disney, she met the original Mickey Mouse.
Dan Brown and Henry Cornelissen moved from southern California to Unit 16C where they plan to stay busy learning golf, ceramics, art, woodworking, and watching the beautiful sunsets.
Susie and Wes Morrill looked for four years before deciding on SBR. When not at home in Unit 14B, they can be found either in the Creative Arts Center or on the golf course. He is retired as director of Military and Veterans Affairs as well as a retired PGA professional. They both enjoy travelling and watching the sunsets. They have six kids in California.
Pam and Milan Steube were high school sweethearts in Nebraska. Their adventures took them to southern California before finding SBR and our active pickleball community. They also love the wide variety of activities. They now live in Unit 16A.
Cyndi and Jim Hammonds moved from southern California into “rocking” Unit 10. They enjoy golf, pickleball, bocce ball, and bridge. They have good friends in the area.
Barry and Denise Carlton moved from New York into Unit 16C. They found out about SBR from friends. They are looking forward to pickleball and other new activities available here.
Mike and Sally Brown, while originally from California, moved here from Oregon after driving through the area with friends. They enjoy travelling by motorhome or by cruise ship. They have been on more than 50 cruises. She is a crafter and he is a woodworker. They are living in Unit 17.
Bob and Karen Derdzinske moved here from Montana to get away from the snow and cold. They are looking forward to playing pickleball and getting to know new friends. They are at home in Unit 7.
Bill and Sandy Paulin love the environment at SBR and have a long-time friend who also lives here. While both are tennis players, he is also an airplane enthusiast and she is a card game enthusiast. Most recently from Prescott, they are now at home in Unit 7.
Welcome new homeowners to SaddleBrooke Ranch! Several of you appear on this page as a way to introduce you to our community.
While each new homeowner is welcomed by a newcomer volunteer, new people often tell us they also enjoy seeing waves and greetings from their neighbors and people they do not yet know. Many residents have made numerous moves that were organized and designed to meet someone else’s needs. When people move here, it is most likely by personal choice.
The vast majority of newcomers do not know anyone here and are eager to make new friends. There are a variety of clubs already set up that make that easy. If you cannot find an activity to suit you, then you may want to consider starting a group. All the clubs and activities are organized and run by volunteers. If it’s something you enjoy doing, it isn’t really work, right? That’s why we have volunteers in each unit to welcome the newcomers. They enjoy doing what they do.
As a way to welcome people, the Newcomer Welcome Volunteer Group has many helpful ways to learn about your new surroundings and meet people. For instance, a webinar is held monthly that can be viewed from the comfort of your home. A photo shoot happens at least once a month, at which your picture is taken that will appear in the monthly SBR Roundup newspaper.
As a new resident, an important first step is to stop by the Front Desk, located in the Ranch House, outside the Ballroom. An HOA employee has important information for new people, including resale buyers, long-term renters, and buyers who rent until their house is completed.
If you have any questions about any of this information, or to sign up for the webinar or photo shoot, send an email to [email protected] or to [email protected]
Unit 3: Mark and Linda Noble; Thomas and Joan Grawe
Unit 6: Ronald and Janice Junkin; John and Beverly Huffman; Michael and Miyuki McDonagh
Unit 7: Robert and Karen Derdzinske; John and Jan Ohman
Unit 8: Richard and Stacy Merritt; Alain and Julie Martinez
Unit 10: Marc and Debra Argabright; Joseph and Donna Glas
Unit 16C: Charles and Loren Weimer
Unit 17: Kevin Kelly and Sandra Sherman; John Wyatt; Gerald Niebling and Louise Ostrowski; David and Tia Willson; Bernd and Michelle Kembitzky; Hernan and Jaymee Gutierrez
Villas 14A: Larry Larson and Beverly Patch-Larson
Villas 14B: Laurene Marshall
Villas 21A: Daniel and Patricia Easley; Muriel Ferland; Richard and Kathleen Lewis; Heino and Kathleen Clemens