BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Steve was elected to the Board in 2019. A twenty year resident of South Riding, and native of New Jersey, Steve first came to the area to attend George Washington University. It was during these years that he began what would become a 30-year career in the Restaurant and Hospitality industry, culminating in the opening of the South Riding Inn in 2001. Steve has three children, works as a Marketing Associate for Sysco Foodservice, and is a Member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors. He and his wife are active Members of Dulles Community Church, where he serves on the Production and Events Teams, and is grateful to have the opportunity to serve the Community and its Residents.
Michael was elected to the Board in May 2022. He previously served on the Board from 2018 to 2021 and on the Web and Tech Committee for over 9 years. Michael and family have called South Riding home since 2009.
Prior to moving to our community Michael served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. He manages the Mid-Atlantic Pen Turner’s Gathering and is a passionate wood working hobbyist and entrepreneur.
Kevin was elected to the Board in May 2015 and re-elected May 2018. He previously served on the Board from May 2010 to May 2013 and on the Budget & Finance Committee from 2004 to 2010. Kevin has lived in Northern Virginia most of his life and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant and owner of a small, local CPA firm. He has many years of experience working with homeowner’s associations and nonprofit organizations. He brings that experience to the Board to help the community maintain its sound financial status and to help the community adapt to changes and evolve as the surrounding area continues to grow.
Karen was elected to the Board in May 2017. She has lived in South Riding with her husband since 2008. She is a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, and a graduate of the University of Virginia. She’s been involved in real estate for most of her working career, initially as a realtor then with local title companies. In 2016, she started her own bookkeeping firm, continuing to work with local title companies and handling the needs of area small businesses. She worked with her South Riding neighbors on the Community Standards Committee for about 4 years prior to her election to the Board. Her experience in real estate and time as a South Riding resident have helped her appreciate what a special community South Riding is.
Gary was elected to the Board in May 2014. He along with his wife and three daughters moved to South Riding in 2004. Prior to that he was born and raised in Colorado joining the Navy out of high school. He has a B.S. and a M.B.A. He started volunteering on the Web and Tech Committee in 2008. He fully believes South Riding is a wonderful place to live because of the great people who reside here and volunteer their time in the spirit of community and citizenship.
Kip was elected to the Board in 2020 after serving the community for 2 years on the Community Standards Committee. As a native to Virginia, he grew up in Reston and has spent most of his life in the Northern Virginia area. He and his wife have 2 daughters, 11 and 9. The family has proudly called South Riding home for eleven years, and plan to be here for many more. He studied Marketing at Virginia State University and has worked in Sales, and Security & Installation Operations for over 20 years. In his various work roles, he prides himself on strong project management and negotiation skills and brings many years of customer service and consensus generation to the table. Being a member of the HOA Board will allow him to work for the betterment and protection of our property values and the safety of our neighbors.
Francois was elected to the Board in May 2021. He moved from Los Angeles to South Riding in 2008 with his wife and two daughters. Prior to joining the board, Francois volunteered on several occasions, including the summer festivals, community garage sales, National Night Out and clean-up activities. He has 30 years of combined experience in the Air Force and the aerospace industry as an officer, engineer and program manager. He started his career with a B.S. from the US Air Force Academy (“True Blue ’92”) and also earned a M.S., and M.B.A. from UCLA. His goal as a member of the Board is to ensure South Riding continues to be a great and wholesome place for families to raise their children and a place where the community is active, vibrant, and prosperous.
Paving our Pathway to Success
A tradition of honoring Board of Directors members who have served the community for one full term or more was established in 2015, South Riding’s 20th anniversary. A brick inscribed with the name and term of each past member is designed and placed in our memorial around the gazebo located behind South Riding Center (42420 Unicorn Drive).
This tribute recognizes their commitment to making South Riding the most desirable place to live in Northern Virginia.
To date the following individuals have bricks dedicated in their honor on our Pathway to Success: