Sasha Kipkalov - Our family was enchanted by Ladera years ago when our son Ilya was in the tennis program at the LRD courts. We brought our dog to the soccer field, met many wonderful people there, and fell in love with the area and the sense of community. When opportunity arrived during the pandemic — and with the help of Karen Fryling — we sold our house in San Carlos and moved here. Being a new member of the community, I wanted to find a way to contribute. I currently lead a finance team at a fintech company in San Francisco. I also have years of experience in banking of finance, and have served on a non profit board up in Seattle. I thought my background would be a good fit for the Treasurer role at the LCA. My wife Kelly is a marketing professional and our son Ilya is a freshman at Crystal Springs High School. We love outdoors, biking, running, playing racquet sports and cooking. And we are so happy to call Ladera home!
Lea Gottlieb - My husband, Jamey Gottlieb, our 2 children (Kevin and Eric) and I moved to Ladera in 2014 from Southern California. Jamey first visited Ladera in college on a road trip to a UCLA/Stanford football game and was invited to dinner at Sandi and Norm Coplon's house (Dovid Coplon was Jamey's college roommate). So when we relocated from Southern California, Ladera was at the top of our list. With its perfect proximity to everything on the Peninsula and its bucolic setting, we fell in love with Ladera right away. We have moved around a bit in Ladera, first on Aliso then to North Balsamina and finally to 710 La Mesa Drive. I had a wonderful time getting to know our neighbors when working on the CC&R signature signing initiative. Since then I have worked on various cultural events with the Ladera Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. I am looking forward to working to support our community. My interests include gardening, visiting art museums and hiking with our dog, Bandit.
Shawn Salmon - My husband and I moved to Ladera in 2014 on Halloween and will always remember the spirited showing of the neighborhood that first night! We've never looked back. We love the deep sense of community here, the beauty of the environment and, of course, the summers at the pool. I joined the LCA to give back to the community be it through neighborhood beautification, support for special events or representing Ladera interests vis-a-vis other institutions.
Kimberley Legg - Born and raised in Ladera, I returned to the neighborhood as an adult with my husband Tobi and son Felix. We couldn't imagine a better community to build our roots and raise our family. Amongst the many treasures Ladera offered while growing up here, I enjoyed swimming and coaching the Ladera Dolphins, playing with friends and having block parties on the cul-de-sacs, and walking the paths to the Shopper on a Friday evening to grab dinner with kids I babysat. These days, you'll frequently find me walking with my mom, my son, and our dog Puck, searching for sunset views overlooking Webb Ranch. Professionally, I am a Bay Area Realtor and a real estate investor with a focus on investing in and designing unique short-term rentals. I whole-heartedly believe Ladera is the best community in the world. I love being an LCA Board Member as I hope to continue maintaining and bettering this gem of a neighborhood for generations to come.
Daniel Warren - I moved to Ladera in 2021 with my wife Wendy Jones and our toddler son Nathan, from San Francisco. We were enamored with the natural beauty of the area, and the incredible sense of community that's rare to find. One neighbor said we had stumbled into the candy shop, and it certainly does feel that way. We're excited to see Nathan grow up with so many supportive and friendly neighbors. The project to amend the CC&Rs was wrapping up as we closed on our house, and were glad to be some of the last signatures - it's a great example of guiding our neighborhood forward. I got involved with the LCA so that we can maintain and improve this wonderful community, and continue being welcoming to residents new and old. Professionally I'm an electrical engineer, and have led the hardware design of products such as multiple generations of iPod at Apple (Classic/Nano/Shuffle), the smart thermostats and smoke/CO detectors at Nest/Google, and architected a variety of custom chips to power them.
Matt Inkeles - I moved to Corona Way along with my wife Megan and two daughters (Claire and Sophie) in 2022 and have been incredibly grateful to find such a vibrant and welcoming community. The numerous things that make Ladera so special (there are too many to list!) don't happen by accident or sheer inertia, and I joined the LCA to sustain and build upon that strong foundation. I grew up in Northern California and attended Stanford for undergrad, so after several years in Los Angeles and subsequently Michigan where my wife completed her dermatology residency, I'm thrilled to be settled back on the Peninsula and to call Ladera home. My professional background is in technology and I currently lead customer success for a startup in the data / generative AI space. When I'm not working or with my family, you'll find me mountain biking, snowboarding, or attempting (badly) to fly fish. I'm excited to be an active member of this community, and look forward to contributing to the continued vitality of Ladera.