Ginny and Jeff Wise moved to SBR for the weather, scenery, activities, and beautiful community. Before moving from Colorado, Jeff was a music teacher and Ginny was a “plein air” artist. Home for them is in Unit 8A.
Bernice Casey is moved from the Chicagoland area, by way of another home in Arizona. She is enjoying the scenery, mountains, and many activities at SBR. She’s also a “dog mom” in Unit 14B
Walter and Elizabeth Lowney are from Colorado. They say, “Everything at the Ranch is great, and the community is so friendly.” Elizabeth plans to teach Tai Chi in the community. They will live on Opal in Unit 18C.
Todd and Barbie Pratt moved from Washington to Unit 18A after learning about SBR from a friend in SaddleBrooke. They love golf and the many activities at the Creative Arts Center where Barbie is looking forward to joining the Piecemakers sewing group. They both enjoy bicycling. Todd is a Clemson alum.
Lu and Tim Legel, from Kansas, wanted to move to a 55+ community and are impressed with the amenities here. They enjoy the friendly folks at the Ranch. Tim is originally from Minnesota and Lu is from New Mexico. They live on Talc Street in Unit 18B.
Brenda Wright is loving the beauty of the mountains, sunshine, pickleball, and the other activities in SBR since moving from Washington. When she is not at home in Unit 16, she may be with her horse, Buddy.
Ruth and Tom Zoccoli moved to SaddleBrooke Ranch from Michigan. They love the location, climate, amenities, friendly people, and the mountain view. They also love that the sun shines almost every day! They anticipate there will be lots to do. They live on Obsidian Drive in Unit 17.
Tom and Pat Sims hail from Oregon. They like the fact that they can have a full time home with friendly people. Tom wants to join the Writer’s Group as he is a published writer. Pat reads, knits, and would like to start quilting. They love animals and have two cats and a small dog. They live on Fieldstone in Unit 18B.
Todd and Wendy Boyer are from Colorado. They love the sun, all the activities and clubs, as well as the friendliness of the community. They live on Quartzite in Unit 17.
Mike and Debi Flanagan are from Vancouver, Wash. After retirement, they wanted to move to a warmer climate. They love all the amenities. They have joined pickleball, bocce, the Technology Club, and woodworking. They live on Osprey in Unit 21A.
Charles Hester and Elaine Cassara are from Arlington, Va. They moved to the Ranch because they love Arizona and love the people in our community. Elaine is originally from Long Island, N.Y., and Charles is from Louisiana. They live on Quartzite Road in Unit 18A.
Charlie and Kik Watts are Bronco fans from Colorado Springs. Until their permanent home is completed in Unit 18B, they are renting in Unit 14 where they are enjoying the weather and getting familiar with the activities.
Dick and Freddie Messenger are from Oregon. They moved to the Ranch for the sun and recreation. They love pickleball. Freddie and Dick are both twins. They live on Arroyo Vista Drive in Unit 1.
Dennis Boilini comes to SBR from Wisconsin. He is most interested in the recreation facilities and plans to play tennis, golf, and bocce. His new home is in Unit 6.
Bryan and Ann Cooper are from Colorado. They moved to the Ranch to be closer to their children and four grandkids living in California and to enjoy retirement life. They love the community and all the amenities. Both retired from careers as Oracle database administrators in the defense industry. They live on Travertine in Unit 18B.
Melissa Keiper is from California. She wanted to move out of California and be closer to family. Melissa is a Pilates instructor. She lives on Osprey in Unit 21A.
Connie and Dave Meier are from Colorado. They moved to the Ranch to enjoy retirement in a relaxing community with great amenities like pickleball, the Ranch House, and the fitness center. They like to hike trails, bicycle, and take long walks. They live on Chestnut Way in Unit 18A.
Gail Jacobson is from Illinois. She loves that there is so much to do and that everyone is so welcoming. She lives on Flint Drive in Unit 14A.
Jeff and Lynn Sproul are from Kentucky. They love all the facilities at the Ranch. They will be renting while their new home is being built on Flint in Unit 14A.
Mike and Lynn Rabe are from Arizona. They feel this is a lovely community with all the facilities. They live on Mica Rock Drive in Unit 18A.
Barbara Cretzler and Tom Pask are from California. They enjoy woodworking and pottery but enjoy our pools the most. They purchased a resale on Arroya Grande in Unit 7.
Bill and Laurie Moye are from New Mexico. They say they got lucky finding the Ranch. Bill is a fixed wing pilot and Laurie is a retired scuba instructor. They live on Osprey in Unit 21A.
Julie and Kelly Smith are from Oregon. After spending many vacations in Oro Valley, they decided to move to Arizona. They love the blue skies, sunshine, golf, and new friends. They are still waiting to grow up! They live on Marble in Unit 17.
LuAnne and Jim Cooper are from Phoenix. They moved to the Ranch for all the amenities and the friendly people. Jim’s brother lives at the Ranch. Jim plays the guitar and LuAnne enjoys cooking. They live on Osprey in Unit 21A.
Linda Harvey and Linda Shannon-Hills
Welcome to our new neighbors moving into our beautiful community. We have a wonderful welcome program for all new residents to SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR).
Moving into a new community can be a daunting experience, and our Newcomers Welcome volunteers want to help with the transition. Our group consists of resident volunteers who share information about SaddleBrooke Ranch from the resident’s point of view. We discuss the best ways to become connected to the community and with other residents.
Within a month of moving into their new homes, newcomers will receive a welcome email from our group that includes our Settler’s Guide—a handbook with key facts, SBR activities and clubs list, information on how to order a resident SBR name badge, a list of local restaurants, and history about the Oracle community and Arizona. If you have lost or not seen the welcome email with attachments, simply email [email protected] or [email protected] to have the information sent to you again. A new homeowner can expect a call, email, or text message from a unit resident volunteer to extend a welcome and to answer questions.
Each month, the Newcomers Welcome volunteers hold a gathering for new homeowners and renters. You are invited to attend to learn more about our community. We take photographs of homeowners to be included in the SaddleBrooke Ranch Roundup newspaper. It is optional to have your photograph taken, but it is a good way to be introduced to the community.
We encourage all new residents to visit the SBR Front Desk to meet Jamie Shipley to receive their orientation information for SaddleBrooke Ranch.
We also encourage renters to visit Jamie at the Front Desk to receive a renter’s card to use at the fitness center and indoor pool. Jamie can register you with access to other HOA information.
The group of Newcomers Welcome volunteers consists of SBR residents who enjoy welcoming people to the community. They are active and enthusiastically involved with many of the clubs and organizations. You might even meet the volunteer at the Creative Arts and Technology Center, on the pickleball or tennis courts, or at a Red Cross blood drive. Part of the beauty of living at the Ranch are the wonderful volunteers.
If you would like more information about any of these newcomer welcome activities, please contact Linda Harvey at [email protected] or Linda Shannon-Hills at [email protected].
Closings in November
Unit 1: Richard and Freddie Messenger
Unit 4B: Richard Babiaez and Kathryn Krupski
Unit 6: Robert Ferreira
Unit 10: Gillian Cook
Unit 16A: Dale and Barbara Lythjohan, James and Pamela Garrison
Unit 17: Leland and Diane Vulcan
Unit 18A: Ken McMullin, Linda Guecia, Stephen and Susan Stone
Unit 18B: Scott and Andrea Hopkins, Jon Sooy and Laura Thurston, James and Barbara Keller, Richard and Christy Elento
Unit 21A: Leonard and Taji Bates, David and Kathryn Thomas, Jared and Patricia Black, Rebecca and Matthew Neils
Unit 46A: John and Karen Schroeder