We're still in need of Committee Members! We need new faces and new ideas to help guide our initiatives. Please consider volunteering your time. Our list of committees is at the bottom of this page. If you are interested or have questions, contact us at email@example.com.
Meet our Board of Directors
Below, top row: Paul Migliore, President; Pat Anderson, Vice-President; Sandy Carter, Secretary; Sterilla Smith, Treasurer.
Bottom row: Directors Janis Paul, Allen Potter, Pete Hagy.
The Board meets at 3 PM on the first Thursday of each month at Picacho Hills Country Club. Members are welcome to attend.
Paul Migliore firstname.lastname@example.org Lisette and I purchased our Picacho Hills home in August 2017, and like some of you, we have been in a perpetual state of remodeling. As a career engineer, I designed U.S. Navy aircraft, taught aeronautics at two universities, was a licensed general contractor in California, a senior project manager at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, operated several small businesses and built or remodeled many homes and offices. My interests are in beautification of the community, increasing membership, and maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship with the Picacho Hills Country Club. I am pleased to have achieved my goals for the PHPOA, which were to reduce spending obligations, moderate the workload of Board members, and re-energize our landscape construction program. From serving many years on association Boards, I know that without volunteers, nothing happens. That is why I am so grateful for the participation of my fellow Board and committee members.
Pat Anderson email@example.com Pat comes to us with extensive experience on several Boards. From 1986-1994, she was an Officer and Board Member of the Montclair VA Property Owners Association. Pat served on the Architectural Design Committee and as President of the Alto Estates III HOA from 2002-2019. In addition, Picacho Hills residents are familiar with her long-term service on the PHPOA Board as both Officer and Board Member until 2016. Luckily, Pat has agreed to lend her expertise to our Board again.
Sandy Carter firstname.lastname@example.org I married Bob 44 years ago. We relocated in 2020 to this delightful place for the warm weather. I retired from the food service industry and went to work in a boutique wine store (enjoying the fringe benefits) and continued to cater private events. I use my spare time at home to write a historical novel about my ancestors. I think it’s important for property owners to invest time and money in our Picacho Hills community to maintain and improve property values, safety, and beautification.
Sterilla Smith Sterilla.email@example.com Originally from Delaware, Ohio, my father was a career Army officer and as such we moved often. I have been married to Jim Creek (House, New Mexico) for 35 years. We have one daughter, Sarah (Lieutenant Colonel, Ft. Bragg, NC) and 4 grandchildren. Sarah’s husband is a Chaplain at Ft. Bragg. I graduated from Ohio Wesleyan in 1972 with a degree in Elementary Education and taught at several elementary schools in Ohio. In 1977 I received a commission in the US Army from which I retired in 2012 as Colonel. I consider my best assignment to have been as Battalion Commander, Fort Huachuca, AZ. A small (200 Soldiers) training battalion, I was responsible for sending mobilized and volunteer instructors to many locations in the US from 1999 to 2003. We maintained a strong family care group to help with the stress the mobilizations caused. I also retired from Ft. Huachuca where I served as the civilian editor for the Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin.
Janis Paul firstname.lastname@example.org An El Paso native, I spent most of my life in El Paso. I worked in advertising for over 25 years, which included 15 years co-owning and operating a Full-Service Advertising Agency and Trade Show Display company. In 2004, I changed my focus to Real Estate, which continues to this day with my licenses in New Mexico and Texas. Throughout my life, I have been committed to community service. The most rewarding has been volunteering and serving as a Member of the Board of Directors of the YWCA, Paso del Norte Region, volunteering for Animal Rescue League and Humane Society-El Paso, organizations that benefit women, children and animals. My husband, Paul Maxwell, and I moved to Picacho Hills in 2017. We have met many wonderful people and enjoy golf and other activities. My husband is an artist and a member of the Artists of Picacho Hills.
Allen Potter email@example.com I have been a Las Casitas Condominium Association Board member and landscape coordinator at since 2018. I was a Member, Communications and Public Relations Committee, Architectural Design Committee and Planning Commission of Medford, Oregon (2009 – 2015) I have extensive professional experience in land use, project management and site acquisition for wireless communication facilities WA, OR, CA, ID, AZ, NM. I enjoy volunteering time to support community efforts and believe I can contribute much to the PHPOA in its many endeavors. I work well with those of different backgrounds and always appreciate constructive criticism. I look forward to the opportunity to serve on the Board. Pete Hagy firstname.lastname@example.org My partner, Sheri Reinhart, and I bought our home in 2019; we moved from eastern Pennsylvania to Las Cruces a year and a half later. I owned a swimming pool / hot tub business for 36 years, recently retiring. I love riding my motorcycles here year-round, and I really enjoy the friendliness of my neighbors. I have had many conversations with interesting people who all seem to have a curiosity for others and a willingness to share stories and experiences. Sheri and I joined PHPOA to enrich our Las Cruces life by meeting people and creating friendships – we haven’t been disappointed. The idea of helping the PHPOA peaked my interest. I have held leadership roles in other business and civic associations over the years and I may be able to contribute here as well.
PHPOA Standing Committee Roster
Volunteers are always welcome!
Communications Sterilla Smith Pete Hagy Margie Herberger, Website
Directory Sterilla Smith Paul Migliore
Event Planning Pete Hagy Financial Review Pat Anderson
Infrastructure Paul Migliore
Marketing/Advertising Janis Paul Tamera Ahner, Advisor – N2 Publications