Management Team

Our people make Valencia Management Group different from other Community Association Management firms in our marketing area. People who are committed to the Community Association Management industry. People who have attained the highest level of professional education in the industry. People who care.

Russell Hoffman, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Owner Certified California Common Interest Development Manager

A former Board President of his Homeowners Association, Russell formed Valencia Management Group in 1994 along with Leonard McKinley CPA, to provide Community Association Management Services to the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas. Russell is a graduate of California State University Northridge, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Following graduation he worked as a buyer for companies including May Company California, Vons Grocery Company, and Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies. Russell is active with the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, having served on the Board of Directors and Co-Chairing the Satellite Programs Committee.

Mr. Hoffman earned all three of the management certifications from Community Association Institute (CAI), including the top designation of Professional Community Association Manager, and is a certified California Community Interest Development Manager.

Leonard McKinley, CPA, Owner Certified Public Accountant

Leonard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration; Option Accounting Theory and Practice, graduating from California State University Northridge in May 1982. He was granted a Certified Public Accountant License in October 1984 and is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Following graduation, he worked at several West Los Angeles local accounting firms before starting Valencia Management Group along with Russell in December 1994. His family has lived in the Santa Clarita Valley since 1973, and his wife's family homesteaded the Santa Clarita Valley in 1890.

Ruth Moffitt, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Director of Human Resources
Certified California Common Interest Development Manager

Ruth came to VMG in 2001 with an extensive background in customer service and office management. Prior to joining VMG, Ruth worked as Grievance Liaison (customer service) and Network Department Manager for GE Dental and Vision, a division of General Electric. After working in the VMG Accounting Department for several years and as an Assistant Manager for a year and a half, Ruth earned her CMCA designation and began her career as a portfolio manager. Ruth has been managing associations since 2004 and has also earned her AMS and PCAM certifications.

James A. Beard, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Director of Community Association Management
Certified California Common Interest Development Manager

James earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University in 2003. He has been in the community association management industry for the past 11 years, and joined VMG in 2013. James holds the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) certification and the Association Management Specialist (AMS) and Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designations.

Scott Moore, CMCA, AMS
Director of Operations
Common Interest Development Manager

Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from California Lutheran University. He spent time working for the City of Santa Clarita, before subsequently joining Valencia Management Group in 2013. Scott currently holds the CMCA and the AMS certifications.

Chris Albrecht, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Senior Community Association Manager
Certified California Common Interest Development Manager

Christine, who holds a Real Estate Salesperson license, has been involved in the Community Association Management field since 2004. She has earned her Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designation, AMS and PCAM designations.

Laurie Mark, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Senior Community Association Manager
Certified California Common Interest Development Manager

Laurie gained her experience in the property management field working as the on-site manager for a 264 unit condominium community in Valencia. She has been in the association management industry for over 25 years and worked as a real estate agent for a Valencia-based real estate company before coming to work for Valencia Management Group. She holds the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) certification and the Association Management Specialist (AMS) and Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designations.

Peggy O'Donoghue, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Senior Community Association Manager
Certified California Common Interest Development Manager

Peggy came to VMG as a Homeowner Services Representative in 2009. After spending eighteen months in our management mentoring program, she was promoted to Community Association Manager. Peggy has earned her CMCA, AMS, and PCAM designations.

Lisa Hoffman, CMCA, AMS
Community Association Manager
Certified California Common Interest Development Manager

Lisa has worked in the community association field for the last 8 years, and joined VMG in 2015. She holds the CMCA and AMS designations.

Karen Manahan, CMCA, AMS
Community Association Manager
Certified California Common Interest Development Manager

Karen graduated from Cal State Northridge with a Bachelor of Science Business degree. Karen has worked in Association management for over 15 years. She worked part-time while raising her family and has been a full-time Association Manager for the last 8 years. Karen currently holds the CMCA and AMS designations.

Nicole Peterson, CMCA, AMS
Community Association Manager
Common Interest Development Manager

Nicole joined VMG in 2015 with an extensive background in customer service and administrative management. Previously, she worked as the Director of Human Resources and Communications for Medversant Technologies, a data management company located in Downtown Los Angeles. After working with VMG as an Assistant Manager for a year, Nicole earned her CMCA designation and began her career as a portfolio manager. She is a graduate of California State University, Bakersfield and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in Communications.

Roberta Plach, CMCA, AMS
Community Association Manager
Common Interest Development Manager

Roberta joined VMG in September 2015. She has over 30 years of property management experience, and received the CMCA designation in October 2016 and the AMS designation in June 2018.

Cinnamon Valdiviezo, CMCA, AMS
Community Association Manager
Common Interest Development Manager

Cinnamon Valdiviezo began her career in the community association management field as an Assistant Manager in 2013, was promoted to Community Association Manager in 2019 and currently holds the CMCA and AMS designations. Prior to joining the community association management field, she managed a satellite office in the health insurance field for 15 years and worked for an insurance defense attorney.

Beth Bottaro, CMCA
Community Association Manager
Certified California Common Interest Development Manager

Beth entered the community association management field back in 2006. Before her role as a Community Manager, she served in the Title and Auto industry. She has a bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from Cal State University Northridge.

Susan Calhoun, CMCA
Community Association Manager
Certified California Common Interest Development Manager

Sue Calhoun began her career in the community association management field as an Assistant Manager and then was promoted to a Community Association Manager and holds the CMCA designation. Prior to joining the community association management field, she worked for 26 years in the property tax management field as a Vice President of Operations until her division was sold. She has an Associate of Arts degree in business.

Michelle Corns, CMCA
Community Association Manager
Common Interest Development Manager

Michelle, a Virginia native, moved to California in 2014. She earned her Associates of Applied Science degree from Bryant & Stratton College in 2012. Her career in the community association management field began in 2015. She joined VMG in 2017 as a Homeowners Services Representative and was promoted to Community Association Manager in 2019. Michelle holds the CMCA designation and is currently pursuing the AMS designation.

Norma Gonzalez, CMCA
Community Association Manager
Common Interest Development Manager

Dana Moreno, CMCA
Community Association Manager
Common Interest Development Manager

Dana began working in the community association management field in 2013 and joined VMG in 2017. She was promoted to Community Association Manager in 2019 and holds the CMCA designation. Prior to joining the community association management field she managed a small boutique. In her spare time, Dana enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren and close friends. She also loves traveling and being outdoors.