Meet Mike McGee

In 2016 the Association entered into an agreement with HOAMCO to take over maintenance of the Village. In May of last year, HOAMCO hired a maintenance company, Mountains Best Landscape owned by Mike McGee.

Mike has been in the landscape business in Tucson for over thirty years and at one point had a staff of more than one hundred employees. He sold his company and retired ten years ago, then opened Mountains Best Landscape in the White Mountains in 2014.

Business has grown exponentially ever since its inception! Mountains Best Landscaping provides landscape maintenance, artificial grass and sod, irrigation installation and repair, paver patios and driveways and much more.

Mike is married with three grown children, four grandchildren and one more on the way!  He enjoys golf and off-roading during the beautiful summer months.

Mike and his capable staff have done an excellent job maintaining the Village common area. Mike is a valuable asset to the Village and we are excited to have Mountains Best on our team.

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Meet Frankie Coulter – Advisory and Activities Committee Member

Frankie is a third generation Arizonan and has been coming to the White Mountains since childhood.  She purchased in the Village because of the beautiful trees and because it is located in town.

Frankie’s professional background was as an operating room nurse for thirty-five years. The last fifteen years were in management.  She was also a real estate broker in the 1980’s, working in a family-owned Century 21 office in Yuma.  There she combined nursing and real estate, both part-time. She worked way too many hours.

Her interests include embroidery, reading, family history and political campaigns.  Frankie managed two campaigns for a candidate for our state legislature, being successful each time.

Frankie has been married twice, both husbands predeceasing her.  She has two daughters and one son. All are successful and dear to Frankie. She has two granddaughters and two grandsons who fill her with joy every time she thinks of them. She has eight step-grandchildren with whom she shares birthdays and holidays.

Frankie hopes everyone will consider volunteering in the Village for there is no better way to get well acquainted with your neighbors. She is leading by example by volunteering to serve on both the Advisory and Activities Committees.

Meet Linda Wright Lulkovich – Activities Committee Member

Born in Ohio, Linda moved with her family to Arizona in 1956.  She attended Scottsdale High School and later graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Secondary Education.  After teaching and raising a family, Linda realized she was more suited for the business world.  She acquired a real estate license and sold real estate in Scottsdale, Arizona.  That position created a path for her thirty-five year career in mortgage lending working in many capacities and eventually opening her own business, Hacienda Lending, Inc.

In her personal life, she has been married to Tom Lulkovich for over thirty-five years.  Linda and Tom live at Encanterra Country Club in San Tan Valley during the winter months where they enjoy an active lifestyle.  They have four children and ten grandchildren.  Having spent fifty plus years of hot summers in the valley, Tom and Linda acquired a second home last fall in the Village and plan to spend six to seven months in the pines.  They call this home their “Lean To”.

Linda believes in giving back to her profession and community.  She has proudly served the Arizona Association of Mortgage Professionals in many capacities over the past twenty years and was named “Arizona Mortgage Professional of the Year” in 2000.  She has also been involved in Rotary International where she and Tom volunteered in many activities, service and leadership.  Linda was recognized with the Rotary District “Service Above Self” award in 2007.

Tom and Linda enjoy all sorts of cards, games, dancing and especially wine tasting. They are anxious to establish their roots in the Village community.  Building new friendships and having good times is what they look forward in this new chapter of their lives.

Village Directory

Image result for directory imageSeveral people have volunteered to do the legwork for a directory for the Village. A number of you may remember one from several years ago. This will be similar. The plan is to have two ways to find people; one by unit and lot number and one alphabetically by name. There will also be a map of the Village included.

The directory will be paid for by vendors who have done work for Village people and want to advertise for more business in the Village. Anyone wanting a copy of the directory will be charged a small fee to off-set the cost. It is unknown what that fee will be at this time.

The Association cannot provide addresses, phone numbers or email addresses for this purpose. If you would like to be included in the directory you will need to download the form on the Village People website and get it to Jo Lindsay or Frankie Coulter. The information will only be included in the directory if the form has been signed. Down load the form here.

Meet Carol Wieser – Activities Committee Member

Carol was born in a small town on the Michigan side of Lake Michigan. She always thought she should be near the water. However, after she moved to the mountains of Colorado she knew she was meant to be a Westerner.

Carol spent eight years in Colorado graduating from high school and college and teaching. She then spent the next thirty-eight years in New Mexico where she taught early elementary school. It was there that she met and married the love of her life, Tom.

Carol and Tom arrived in Show Low two years ago when Tom, who is a pilot, came to work for Sunrise Air Medical. By then they had become full-time RVers so were very excited to find such an awesome place in the Village. It’s become their little slice of paradise!

Meet Cheri Laney – Activities Committee Member

Cheri is a native of Phoenix, Arizona as was her dad. She is the the oldest of six kids.

Cheri has been married to her high school sweetheart Chris for thirty-eight years. Cheri and Chris have a son and a daughter. They also have three granddaughters and are looking forward to the birth of their first grandson in late September.

The Laney’s have owned two lots in the Village for eleven years. They will be building onto their Park Model this summer.

Meet Jo Lindsay – Activities Committee Chair

jo-lindsayJoanna (Jo) was born in Torrance, California on July 13th, 1940. She arrived with baggage in the form of an identical twin. Jo’s father was safety engineer for Columbia/US Steel and her grandfather grew citrus for Sunkist in Redlands, California.

The family moved to Redlands and remained for about ten years before relocating to Prescott, Arizona in 1955. Jo was a sophomore in high school and after graduation she attended Arizona State University. She transferred to ASC in Flagstaff (now NAU) where she met and married Larry after graduating in 1961.

The Lindsay’s first home was in Phoenix where their two daughters, Tara and Tracy, were born. Larry’s job transferred the Lindsay’s to Denver, Colorado and later to Tulsa, Oklahoma before returning them to Tempe, Arizona in 1970.

In 1974 Jo and Larry moved their family to Pinetop and purchased a motel. As if that wasn’t enough, they opened a real estate company, Diversified Realty.

Jo was active in her community serving on the board for Pinetop-Lakeside Sanitary District, Blue Ridge School Board, Association of Realtors and PTO. While serving on the school board, Jo was selected to represent Navajo County on the Federal Relations Network, where she lobbied Congress in Washington, D.C. She also participated in Class II for Project Central, a two-year leadership training program. Jo was the historian and while in Washington, D.C., she took Sandra Day O’Connor’s picture.Sandra told Jo “Don’t do that again!”

She participated in Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and was Blue Ridge High School pom coach. Jo drove the school bus for extra-curricular activities such as skiing, football and basketball.  She ran the Bridge Marathon for Navapache Hospital Auxiliary and was named “Woman of the Year” in 1982 by Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce.  Jo also served as presidential aide for her mother who was the president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Jo helped Larry with conventions for Petroleum Equipment Institute in various locations including many in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jo worked as a supervisor for the Anaheim Convention center while Larry did two consulting jobs in California. The Lindsay’s returned to the White Mountains where Jo became general manager for Pineway Professionals. Her duties included overseeing a restaurant, three motels, and a convention center.

She was the first Activities Director for White Mountain Vacation Village. She continued even as she and Larry were selling lots in the Village.  Several times a year, Jo helps her daughter, Tracy, with a book fair to benefit the library of the school where Tracy teaches.

Jo and Larry have four grandchildren and Jo finds time to play bridge with long-time friends.  The Lindsay’s have lived in White Mountain Vacation Village since 2005 and now spend the winters in Mesa.